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#8849 of 8984 Re: Engine Life of Nissan Maxima 1999 [salil]
Jul 04, 2006 (1:18 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 (6:41 pm)
Just wondering, what are the difference between 04,05 & 06 Maxima?
Jul 14, 2006 (10:46 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 8984 2007 Maxima Nav
Jul 16, 2006 (4:02 pm)
Does anyone know if the navigation system in the 2007 Maxima is Voice activated like those in the Accord and Camry?
#8853 of 8984 My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening
Jul 24, 2006 (10:16 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 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [maximafan]
Jul 25, 2006 (2:57 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.
Jul 25, 2006 (9:24 am)
Has anyone purchased one yet, or test driven? Wondering what you think of the CVT. Does it work well in the Maxima?
#8856 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [maximafan]
Jul 25, 2006 (1:02 pm)
well... glad to see that you made it okay... thats what's important..
#8857 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [maximafan]
Jul 25, 2006 (1:35 pm)
Oy!! Very glad you made it through all right! Sounds like the kid also was ok, is that true?
And ouch to the lease situation - hope your insurance covers whatever else you were supposed to pay, plus the residual of the car.
Will your insurance, or the kid's insurance, pay rental costs? Same thing happened to me years ago in a Stanza, someone ran a red light on me and crashed into my car. His fault, and his insurance turned out to be very fair with me, paid 30 days of rental costs while I looked for a new car.
Do take care of yourself. A good massage can work wonders if you feel tight and sore.
And good luck with whatever car you end up buying next!
#8858 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [biancar]
Jul 25, 2006 (7:42 pm)
Thanks, Biancar, and everyone else for your
concern. The kid is fine. He was very nice.
He didn't have a scratch. I believe he was able to start his car, but he thought his radiator might have been punctured. It turns out he's attending the University of Tampa for college here and he's from another state. He was leaving from his job at Best Buy when the accident occurred.
The not-so-good news is, after talking with
his insurance company, apparently his insurance
was in effect until July 4th and as of that
date, his insurance co. had not received a
payment. He's supposedly in a grace period
right now, so I would assume if a payment isn't
received by a certain date, his policy will be
Of course, it was suggested that I might want
to run everything through my insurance so as
not to delay anything. I'm getting a $25 a
day rental reimbursement. I'm renting a
Hyundai Elantra. No offense, Mr. Hyuandai
Elantra, but you ain't no Maxima!
I'm mourning my beautiful Majestic Blue Max.
For all I know, the adjuster may end up telling
me that it can be repaired. I don't know.
I wonder what it's going to be like driving
a car that's possibly had over $12,000 in
repairs for the next six months?
I am getting more and more sore as the day
passes, and, boy, the bruise on the thigh
is huge. Although the bruising on the stomach
doesn't appear as bad, it's very, very sore.
I went ahead to a walk-in clinic today to make
sure everything would be okay and got a
prescription for a stronger version of Motrin.
I'm sure I'm going to be fine. I may end up
missing work the rest of this week though.
I guess I'm gonna have to step up my research
on some of the new cars I'm interested in!