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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#8845 of 8981 Re: 07 Maxima [xrunner2]
Jun 26, 2006 (5:32 pm)
How were Michelin Pilot Sport AS in terms of handling, rain perf, noise and comfort?
I have Michelin Pilot Sports on my new Z roadster, and so far (after 2 months) like them very much. Noise, handling, everything, is fine. Superior road handling in torrential rains (I've been driving it on the Outer Banks, where rain storms can be sudden and fierce). I felt very secure. These are NOT A/S, though, don't know if there's much difference between the two variations.
Reliability of Maxima: Our car (2000 GLE) has been supremely reliable. Only issues have been the ignition coils last year, and just recently, one oxygen sensor. With nearly 90,000 miles on it now, I'm not complaining at all. Far as I know, Consumer Reports rates Maxima very highly for reliability. I think there was another Nissan product that they didn't like much (the Titan, maybe?), but Maxima and Altima both score full marks for CR praise.
#8846 of 8981 Re: 07 Maxima [blindmantoo]
Jun 26, 2006 (8:06 pm)
Sorry about your past problems with your
2000 Maxima. It may be that you got a
first-year teething vehicle, due to that
year being the first year for the fifth-gen
Maxima. My 2002 has been pretty great so
far, with the exception of those "silly"
02 sensors. I have to say, I never dealt
with an 02 sensor on any of my previous
Nissans or Mazda. The cars that I've driven
in the past 17 years have been an '88 RX-7,
'95 Altima, '99 Pathfinder, and now, the
'02 Maxima. All of these cars have been
very reliable. Good luck with your new
Camry! I'm sure it will be a very reliable
#8847 of 8981 Re: Engine Life of Nissan Maxima 1999 [xrunner2]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:59 pm)
I bought my 1997 Maxima from my brother a few years ago. It had 173K miles on when I got it from him. I bought it with the high miles knowing that he takes very good care of his cars and keeps up with all maintenance. He only used Mobil1 oil, and so do I. The maxima is currently at 246K miles and still running strong. The only things I had to buy (besides tires, brakes, plugs, filters, oil, etc.) was a starter and an altenator. In my experience, the 4th generation maximas are very reliable cars.
#8848 of 8981 02 Nissan Maxima Stolen Headlights
Jun 29, 2006 (5:34 am)
DAVID VS GOLIATH
2002 NISSAN MAXIMA
Iíve had my headlights stolen three times, the stolen headlights are only part of the problem the real problem is how easy it is to get into the Nissan Maxima. Due to the design of how the door handle is attached to the door, with a flat head screwdriver the thieves pop out the driver side door handle to get to the electronics which allows them to lower your windows, unlock your doors and disarm the factory alarm so they can get into your vehicle and pop open the hood to get to the headlights without damaging them and taking what ever else you may have in your vehicle. This is more then a headlight problem, it is a flaw in the design of this vehicle. And Nissan is unwilling to except responsibility. Shame on you Nissan, you have lost one more loyal customer.
I urge everyone that has or had this problem to call Nissan and file a complaint 1-800-647-7261 and just donít stop there file a complaint with the Consumer Reports www.consumerreports.org and the Better Business Burrow www.bbb.com anyone you think that can help us little guys with this problem.
#8849 of 8981 Re: Engine Life of Nissan Maxima 1999 [salil]
Jul 04, 2006 (2:18 pm)
I wanted to know how much can the life expectancy of a Nissan Maxima 3.0L V6 engine be? I have been offered a 1999 maxima which has run 132k miles for $6k.
Just wanted to take a moment to boast on my fiance's 1995 Nissan Maxima SE. I just changed her oil on Sunday,(extremely easy oil and filter change) and she had over 372,000 miles. No engine or transmission problems just maintenance over the years. You cannot go wrong with a Nissan. Buy the vehicle. After having said that, she bought a 2007 Camry last month because of it reputation, quality and nice new body style, but less than price of today's Nissan Maxima's.
Jul 11, 2006 (7:41 pm)
Just wondering, what are the difference between 04,05 & 06 Maxima?
Jul 14, 2006 (11:46 am)
I have a black 91 Maxima SE with only 71K on it. I store it each summer at my Arizona home and only drive it during the winter months. It is in mint condition. Only one tech has worked on the car and he says it has to be the nicest 91 he has seen.
Does anyone out there know anything about the reliability of the automatic transmission on the 91 model? I have complained to my mechanic that when I am doing city driving and going 45 or am on the highway going 70 and have to make a sudden stop for a red light, that the transmission seems to shift down with a noticeable jerk directly into the lowest gear... The tech has test driven the car and has not been able to re-produce this shiftdown. He thinks the transmission is fine. I would appreciate any feed back anyone can give me. Thanks
#8852 of 8981 2007 Maxima Nav
Jul 16, 2006 (5:02 pm)
Does anyone know if the navigation system in the 2007 Maxima is Voice activated like those in the Accord and Camry?
#8853 of 8981 My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening
Jul 24, 2006 (11:16 pm)
Well, I just can't believe it! I'm sitting
here writing this at 2:10 in the morning.
Yesterday at around 6:15 p.m. on my way home,
a young college kid ran a stop sign, I mean
blew right on through and basically T-boned
my Maxima on the right front side. The impact
caused me to veer into the oncoming lane and
then veer off the road toward a large building.
I ended up running into a set of three four
foot concrete poles, causing the grill to
buckle into a sharp V inward, the hood to
completely buckle up and the entire windshield
cracked, and both airbags went off.
I ended up with cuts on four fingers of my
right hand (Can't figure out how, except for
maybe the airbag), a small cut on top of my
left foot and an abrasion on my right foot
and now the bruising and the contusions are
showing up on my stomach and my right upper
thigh. My left hand is swollen in the knuckle
area and I have an egg-shaped knot on my
left forearm near the elbow. Otherwise, I'm
The Max looked really pitiful. I feel so
guilty because I've been antsy for a new car.
I wasn't expecting to have to make a new car
decision this soon. By the way, the kid that
hit me was driving a 1997 Maxima. Ironic,
huh? He definitely sustained less damage than
I did, but still had to be towed away also.
I was also getting near the end of my lease.
I'm not sure how all that's going to work out.
Rest in peace, my pretty Max!!!
#8854 of 8981 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [maximafan]
Jul 25, 2006 (3:57 am)
Omigosh, I'm so sorry to hear that!! I know you don't need to hear "it could have been worse", but it sounds like you were quite lucky to walk away. I hope you don't get sorer as time goes on.
Take care of yourself and keep us posted - about you and your car.