2012 Nissan Maxima ST-L 2.5


This car may put the Nissan Service Centre out of business


Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The car is extremely comfortable to drive with the leather package. The ride is smooth and road noise is limited. The instrument panel is functional and the climate control / radio system sits on a slant on the dash, which takes some getting used to, but in the end - makes sense!

The auto climate feature is great, as well as the push button ignition system.

Overall, a really nice car that has needed nothing more than an oil / filter change.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2012

25th Mar 2013, 20:16

I fix and repair cars for a hobby and make some money on the side doing it. This car is my wife's, and I am the original poster.

This car is the most boring for me. NOTHING ever goes wrong with it. I service it myself using genuine Nissan filters, and it runs on Nulon Synthetic oil. The drive is very smooth.

When it comes time for the auto transmission service, I will be in the market to buy Genuine Nissan CVT fluid, as I am told that anything other than that will void the warranty.

This car is not so popular in Australia as it is in the USA. I am not sure why, because when we compared it to the Toyota Camry (Australian Build), the Holden Commodore and the Ford Falcon - it seemed a much better fit for the wife who wanted some style in her daily drive.

27th Mar 2013, 07:08

To be fair, I wouldn't expect any 2012 car to have problems! But, then again, this is probably because my 2005 Volvo V70 hasn't got any problems - at 296,000 miles! Let's see what this car is like at those miles and report back then.

13th Jun 2013, 23:16

My Nissan Maxima is one hell of automobile; it's the best vehicle I've ever owned.

Nothing has gone wrong in the past year of owning the Maxima; it's very reliable and I trust it for hopefully years. Just a couple of oil changes and services.