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2005 Maxima
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Sahara Brewster
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2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Really luxurious for a 13 year old car as it has leather interior, heated seats and steering, a sunroof, and Bose speakers. It has many problems with acceleration and the A/C. It’s burns through oil. Over all I would say the car has held up pretty well.


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Gr8 Car Over Time
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By Tee
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2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima that I purchased in 2013 with just a little over 121K miles. The first thing I noticed was the transmission having erratic behavior. After replacing the valve body car shifts as smooth as butter. People please do yourself a huge favor and don't grab a brand new tranny unless it's completely gone out and even if you have replaced transmission please at some point replace valve body as this is the "brain" of the transmission. Had it tuned up and had brand new tires put on and new cats and cv axles. Car rides like brand new. Maximas are a car for great reliability over the years but as with typical cars with age things happen and have to be replaced at some point. I'm more of the 2002 and 2003 Maxima fan because they're more sporty looking on the SE but my 2005 SE suites me just fine.


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Garbage
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By Bryan
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2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Nissan corporation does not stand behind their product. Transmission completely failed after 112k miles all they had to say was too bad. Will never buy anything Nissan ever!!!


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Bad transmission
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Marc K.
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2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I am the original owner. The repairs i have had to make ate all expensive. The transmission died out at 100 k and even after a rebuild it has never been the same. Plus, do not but this car if you have to drive in snow. The engine has a lot of torque and you have the Manu matic transmission. Can't get good traction on slippery surfaces.


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Nissan family
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By D Koch
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2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This is our families 3rd Nissan and we couldn't have asked for a better car. As long as you do regular maintenance these cars will drive forever. We currently have 181K miles on it and it's still running strong.


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