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#3692 of 8984 Navigation System
Nov 16, 2001 (2:47 am)
I would recommend you get a full demonstration of the Maxima navigation system before you decide to order one. The sales manager at my Nissan dealership is only ordering one Maxima with the system, and that's just to satisfy the regional office. He has seen the system and is not that impressed.
I myself have not seen the Maxima system. However, I have seen several others and they vary greatly in image quality. And they are advancing as I write. The 2001/2002 system in the BMW's is larger and much easier to read than their 2000 version (went to 16:9 format in 2001). I have a business associate who is rather upset that his 2000 M5 has an already "obsolete" system. Although not so upset to sell me the car at 30% off list.
Nav systems are an interesting gizmo, but at around $2,000, I'm going to pass. Whether I end up with a new Maxima or BMW 530, I don't my car to "age" as quickly as the last generation computer chip. After all, my 1995 Maxima still looks and runs great at 117k miles, which is a lot more than I can say for my 1995 NEC 486/33 desktop (donated to Goodwill in 1998).
Just my 2 cents.
#3693 of 8984 Re Nav system
Nov 16, 2001 (10:33 am)
galvanjjr: One other idea is to buy an Infiniti I35 (almost the same car) with a nav system instead (this is what I just did). I like it better than the Maxima's because it is a popup unit on top of the dash, and uses a separate control panel (i.e., it is not a touch screen). It's very easy to see and use, and if you don't need it, it can stay closed. Best of all, the climate control and radio are not part of the nav system, so they each have their own set of controls.
I prefer the separate controls to the maxima system (or my wife's Acura TL), both of which have some of the climate controls in the nav screen.
Just a thought.
#3694 of 8984 Engine Idles Fast
Nov 16, 2001 (1:19 pm)
I have a 95 Maxima Se 5 spd w/ 63k miles. Sometimes after I push the clutch in, the engine will rev to 1500 rpms. Once I tap the gas pedal, the engine then idles at the normal rpms. This happens even when the engine has warmed up. However, it doesn't do it all the time. Anyone have an idea what could cause the fast idle. Im taking it to the dealer in a few days. Thanks.
#3695 of 8984 Traction control
Nov 17, 2001 (7:47 am)
Several have mentioned they wished they got it. If you want it you MUST get moon roof side air bags bose stereo, and I think leather. So you traction control will cost over $2,500 when all is bundled. COME ON NISSAN!!! 255 HP FWD and ya can't package something as important to THAT car as traction control as stand alone option. Shows what they think of the people who pay their salaries. Overall I still think this is the car I want. Anyone else notice carsdirect price for Maxima SE has gone up $100 two weeks ago , then ANOTHER $100 last week! I think it may have to do with supply. ASPER Nisaa they planned on makink and selling less Maximas this year. The dealer near me had many Maximas in beginning of October. Just about ALL gone now, and haven't seen any new ones coming in. Too bad for me 'cause I will be buying in 1st week of December. Maybe they will get new shipment. I hope to get SE for 24,000. I have seen many ads for less in particular Quirknissan at 22,999. Unfortunately that is not near me.
Nov 17, 2001 (11:39 am)
Who plans on replacing their spark plugs before 105000? I have used platinum plugs before and I noticed wearing at 30K on one of my old cars. I know the manual states I can leave them in however it just scares me to wait that long. What do you think?
Nov 17, 2001 (12:46 pm)
The Canadian market usually gets shortchanged when it comes to automotive choices, but this would be one instance where we've got it better. Traction control is standard in the most basic GXE here in Canada.
#3699 of 8984 Maxima SE and 6 disc chgr
Nov 18, 2001 (1:19 pm)
Nissandriven web site has a section on Maxima SE. One of the STANDARD fearures it list is the following "6-disc CD autochanger (in-dash, system is trunk-mounted when equipped with Nissan Navigation System)". I was under the impression that it only came with single cd player as standard. Am I wrong or is Nissan web site wrong?
#3700 of 8984 Check The Odometers!!!
Nov 18, 2001 (3:36 pm)
I just purchased a new 2002 Maxima GLE and discovered after about a week's worth of driving that the odometer was registering kilometers instead of miles. Because the car was made for the U.S. and not Canada, this isn't just a matter of switching it out -- a faulty odometer generally clouds a car's title. After extended discussion with the dealership, they agreed to take it back and exchange it for a new one without the odometer problem. After they found a similarly equipped Maxima they called me in to test drive it, and it had the same problem. I'm not sure whether this is an unusual problem (i.e. 50-100 effected cars) or if a large number of the new Maximas have it. But if you just bought a new Maxima, or are planning on buying one, please check the odometer now. (You can compare it to mile-marker posts, or to another car, or against the GPS system if your model has it.) Otherwise, i was loving the new car, and am sad to be driving a loaner vehicle right now.
Nov 18, 2001 (3:53 pm)
Whoa! That's really interesting - wonder how that happened. Have a new GLE too and it's fine, I think...lol. Better check it out on the freeway tomorrow...Would love to know how Nissan explains this - have never heard of that happening anywhere.