Nissan Maxima Reviews from Japan

1994 Nissan Maxima SE VE30DE

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission VE30DE Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles


Good for transportation with a peace


Fuel filler tube. I had to fix that when I found a gasoline leaking from fuel filler tube connector or I would be a grilled chicken. I doubt original owner decided to sell me this car because of the problem. I myself fixed the problem, so repair cost was $0.00 and takes 30 min.

Bose radio head unit failed. There are no sounds on AM/FM and display don't work, but suddenly starts work for a seconds. I believe capacitors have been leaking. It's fairly common on those years electrolyte capacitors. I'm going to remove unit and try to fix it.

General Comments:

This car have a big power and great run, but looks real sucks. I love that gap. I usually drive high speed, but have never gotten ticket since 1997, I got license. That looks may prevents me from CHP.

Since I used Toyota Prius before come to the US, Maxima's gas mileage is very bad for me, 13-27mi/G with Chevron Supreme Unleaded, depend on the situation.

Those old and high mileage cars usually have a big problem, however, this Maxima doesn't have any major problem.

Original owner was a UCSB student, but live in San Diego, so almost all miles may be on freeway.

She maintained very well, that helps the car still in excellent condition in addition to the potential reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2002

1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired112113 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles


A fast, comfortable, sexy car!


The Bose cassette player works sometimes but that is no longer an issue because I took it out and put in an in-dash CD receiver, the digital clock doesn't work, and the cruise control doesn't work but I never use that damn thing anyway (who does?).

General Comments:

This is a great car to own if you are in the market for a used car. I bought mine for $5,700 and even though it is 10 years old and had over 112K miles on it when I bought it, it runs great and is a great car to race with. This car beat a 1994 Camaro and a 2000 Prelude in a drag-race. So, in short, the car is a luxury sedan with balls.

The bose sound system bumps loud and has great sound quality. On another note there will never be complaining that there is no room in this car. All passengers have tremendous room in the front and back seats. The trunk room is huge too. One time I managed to fit 4 of my friends in the trunk all at once, then I closed it (ha ha).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2000

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews