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Nissan Maxima, Honda Accord, Sedan
#130 of 574 My neighbor got a NEW 1999 Maxima after owning a 1990 Accord
Dec 24, 2001 (9:27 pm)
He loved the power of the Nissan Maxima with 5 speed but says Maxima are junk. The dealer never could get the "Service Engine" light (or whatever the correct name is) to stay off. The Maxima rode roughly, had squeaks and rattles, and was just not as nice as an Accord.
He traded it off after 2 years to get a 2001 Accord EX 4 cyl 5 speed. The 2001 Accord got totaled in a wreck at 7 months of ownership so he got a NEW 2002 Accord LX 4 cyl with 4 speed automatic. His wife loves the Accord.
When we were at the Annual Auto Show last January, we were looking at the Infinity and the dealer rep asked how he liked the Maxima. He replied "One more problem and I will sue under the Lemon Law" and then proceeded to tell of all the problems with the Maxima.
After his experience with the Maxima, he said he would not get anything made by Nissan whether it is a Maxima or an Infinity.
Dec 26, 2001 (8:21 am)
On the flip side. This is our 2nd Nissan. Our 80's Sentra rode way over 100K miles without a hitch and my 2000 Maxima runs like a swiss watch.
#132 of 574 speedracer3: Your posting indicates most vehicles have no problems
Dec 26, 2001 (6:50 pm)
Wise for you to stay with a brand that has been reliable for you. My wife's cousin has driven nothing but Nissan since 1971 when he got his first Datsun 2 door sedan. Obviously, he and his wife have been very satisfied with Nissan.
Dec 27, 2001 (12:08 pm)
You can find problem(s) in any car, that doesn't mean they are bad cars. I owned a 99 Maxima SE and had almost no problem with it. No squeaks, rattles, and the only thing that went wrong was the key needed reprogramming. Now I have a 2002 and it has been good. The ride is rough because it is a SE. I could have went for the more conservative Camry which is very reliable, easy riding, etc. I choose the more sporty car. Different strokes for different folks.
You will find owners who had problems with their Volvo, BMW, Acura, Audi, Honda, Hyundai, etc.
For every 10 happy owners there will be a few not happy ones.
#134 of 574 Get the real facts
May 01, 2002 (6:00 am)
some one posted that the new accord was going to get a 240 hp upgrade on it's v6, that's not true the only accord engine getting a upgrade it's the 4 cyl. Now to compare a Max to an accord, you got to be very ignorant about cars, don't take it from me drive both vehicles, if you happen to be a driver then you will know what a insult is to put an accord in the same category as a Max better yet don't even drive the accord go for the tl type s so it will be more even. It's just not fair.
#135 of 574 re:119 ...mmm, actually... godeacs, NO
May 02, 2002 (10:07 am)
I got my SE 6-speed exactly at invoice (under if you count the $1000 rebate and $250 they gave me for getting the car to me later than promised).
Look on the internet and you can find invoice prices, rather than going to the dealer and paying to talk to a sales person.
I never met my salesperson until the day I paid for and picked up my car, and he was the busiest salesman there.
#137 of 574 2003 & Beyond - Maxima
Jun 07, 2002 (8:14 am)
I am new to this board. Does anyone know if there are any major changes expected in the Maxima in 2003, 2004 or 2005 (e.g. major re-designs, major engine upgrades)?
Jun 07, 2002 (10:09 am)
The 2003 Max will be unchanged, but the 2004 Max will be a major redesign. Plus, I think it's actually going to debut near the beginning of 2003.
#139 of 574 My experience with a Maxima
Jun 11, 2002 (5:01 am)
We have a 1999 4-cyl 5-sp Honda Accord, and we recently rented a Maxima for 3 weeks while on vacation. The engine in the Maxima was great, but I thought it felt kind of sloppy on the road.
We live in the Washington DC area and rarely drive our Honda over 65 mph, but the highways in Arizona I was often driving the Maxima over 70 mph. Also, the Maxima was heavier because it had a 6-cyl engine. However, even taking these things into account, I didn't think the Maxima held the road as well as our Honda. It felt like we were kind of floating over the road surface rather than being glued to it like we are in our Honda.