1990 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 6 of 10

1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 Nissan from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Nissan Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A Fast, stylish car that holds it's value better than an Accord or Camry

Faults:

Driver side window regulators went out, got replacements for $10.00 off of the Internet.

The Passenger side lock won't unlock with the others.

I replaced the brake pads when I got the car.

The Automatic antenna burnt out after only about 5,000 miles of use.

General Comments:

It is extremely reliable.

The car gets great gas mileage.

It is very fast and looks great.

My Maxima is almost 14 and it hasn't started to wear out and it still is glossy with a plush interior.

But the rims are ugly and make the car look bad, plus there isn't much room to get bigger rims.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2003

1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance70200 miles

Summary:

A fast, comfortable and long lasting bargin

Faults:

My Bose speakers don't work too well, and my cassette player has had problems.

I replaced the alternator, but that was because someone messed up the battery.

General Comments:

This car is awesome; it is very fast, runs under 8s 0-60 and 16.4 1/4 mile.

For a car that four doors and is known as a sedan, it is really awesome and reliable.

My friends and I all have loud vehicles, so when I got my car, we used it to go quietly to different places to pull pranks, and there are four of us, and all are pretty good sized, so a four door car was perfect. Then when we tested it out and found out that it was fast and got good gas mileage, we knew it was the perfect vehicle for us.

I highly recommend this car to anyone or any need.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2003

1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired212000 miles
Most recent distance218000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

Good family FOUR DOOR sports car for 1000$

Faults:

So far nothing, but I know it needs axles, and some minor things like plugs and wires, but other than that it is fine at 218,000.

General Comments:

The car runs great, I raced it at beach bend and it ran a 14.9 at 111mph in the 1/4, great car with racing gas, handles very well with 17 inch wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2003

1990 Nissan Maxima LX 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Faults:

I had a problem with my manual transmission where I couldn't shift from one gear to the next. When it happened, I thought the clutch had went out, but it didn't; instead some pins had to be replaced in the clutch. My mechanic really struggled with solving this problem, though once he finally figured it out the clutch was good as new.

Like many other reviewers have said, I've had injector problems; although, instead of having to replace them totally, I've had to have mines cleaned several times. This is a very quirky problem where depending on the weather, you'll have hard starts and stuttering when initially going into motion.

I've had various other minor problems, like my suspension components needing replaced one by one (struts, ball joints etc).

General Comments:

Undoubtedly, my 1990 Nissan Maxima is the best, most dependable car I have ever owned. I would recommended this car to anyone in a split second.

The speed and power the car offers is incredible. My Maxima is now almost 13 years old now and it will still blow away most cars on the road.

Another thing I marvel at is the handling/roominess and overall comfort of the car, it has a very effortless and smooth ride even today! Not to mention so much room for you and occupants.

I must also give kudos to Nissan for the quality of the interior. 13 years later my seats and dash still look great. If you got into the inside of my Maxima you'd say to yourself there is no way the interior could look as good as it does! I give craftsmanship a 10.

Incredibly I bought my 1990 Maxima used with 157,000 back in 1996 I am at 250,000 and counting today. I like the vehicle so much I've kept it as my second car. Other than some minor rust she still looks good and always stands ready to serve me. Just fire her up and she goes and still performs very well!

I must admit I do have a good personal mechanic who worked on my Maxima so she always got TLC and I religiously changed the oil. Believe me I will not mask any problems the Maxima had, but there simply hasn't been anything major. Just brakes/tuneup/starter/alt you know, normal routine stuff. Here's the killer though, the car still has it's original engine and transmission!

Today I own a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but the Maxima is still number 1.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2002

13th Feb 2009, 08:23

I think that you are right, my Maxima is still going strong even with 195,000 miles on her. If there is one thing I know, it's that it is a very reliable car.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 41 reviews