1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 SOHC V-6


A worthwhile performer for its age and cost


Remarkable performance from a 12 year old sports sedan. Great engine, suspension and styling. I've put over 7000 miles on it in the 4 months I've had it without a problem, and this is hard driving too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2001

1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0 SOHC V6


The best car ever made!!


Thermostat stock came close but did not overheat.

Speedometer sensor and speedometer head.

Temperature gauge.


Control arm bushings had to be replaced.

Front shocks, springs, and stabilizer bushings and mounts (What can I say, New York City roads are brutal to front ends and chassis parts).

Driver's side power windows master switch unit.

My power seatbelt on the driver's side is slowing down.

ECCS relay went.

Bose system is out, but the antenna works.

Throttle sensor was faulty.

General Comments:

Even though I had so many repairs, most of them were under the car. But before I repaired them the car ran fairly well.

When it came out of shop with practically a new front end (by the way this car eats ball joints, it's incredible) I though I had a new car.. it handles so good!

I did go to the dealer for a timing belt/water pump replacement, I have to say they were expensive, but for what those parts are worth and do, I was broke but satisfied.

I haven't seen a V6 engine (v6oe) so easy to tune up.

At 115,000 it runs excellently, I did crash it a few times and it still ran good. It helps to have a good body/fender shop.

When they designed this model, Nissan did their homework, it has power, speed, handling, looks and most of all it is roomy. The down side is there aren't any cup holders.

What a great machine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2000

1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0




Heater fan broke down.

Gaskets had to be replaced.

Fuel smell inside cabin.

Rebuilt air conditioner, system had leakage.

New tyres having frequent problems of leakage at the beading.

General Comments:

Good car, comfortable, and generally reliable although it has problems at times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th August, 2000

1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L V6


Refined power, smooth


Distributor cap has cracked twice, Bose tape player no longer works, the radio does, just without the tape, antenna no longer extends and retracts on its own.

General Comments:

I am looking at a 2000 Maxima SE automatic, I'm keeping this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2000