1990 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 7 of 10

1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0v6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0v6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance138560 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Maxima.org show how many maxima lovers there are

Faults:

My window regulators in both front windows went bad.

Bose rear speakers decide when they want to come on.

General Comments:

I also have a 1999 Maxima Se and with the maxima line you get you money's worth, a family car with power and reliability..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2002

1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

An absolutely wonderful car

Faults:

I have had my transmission rebuilt twice now and looking for another one.

I replaced my motor because the head gasket blew. The new motor has 87,000 miles on it.

The clear coat is coming off really bad.

General Comments:

Real nice car overall.

Luxury & sporty.

The Bose system is nice, but a pain to get rid of if you want to upgrade.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2002

1990 Nissan Maxima Ti 3 litre V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3 litre V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance166000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Has a monster of an engine

Faults:

The main problem is the speedometer. It has a mind of its own. Sometimes it will work or get stuck at a certain speed or completely drop out all together. Have spent over $500 trying to get it fixed and it still doesn't work right.

Alternator died at 165 000km.

Parts are very expensive as they have to come from America.

General Comments:

This car is extremely quick - cost me my license.

Have had it up to 180kph and it was still going.

Handles extremely well.

However, when you give it a bit coming out of a corner, the front end feels really light.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2002

1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance144444 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Great bargain all around

Faults:

The water pump died at 130,000 miles.

General Comments:

GREAT, FAST, CAR.

I've gone over 125mph, and was told by a friend I hit a few miles over 130mph. So in other words this car GOES. Will tear apart many cars on the highway and right off the line.

Many things can be done to the car and there are many clubs online.

Great fun hobby car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2002

1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carCadillac Eldorado

Summary:

For the price I paid, which is 1500. I can't complain

Faults:

I have bought this car from a friend, and he has told me that he had had the water pump replaced, radiator, and starter.

General Comments:

This car, compared to my 1985 eldorado, is very quick, and pretty good on gas.

I'm 6 ft 235 lbs. and it fits me just fine. the steering is responsive, and it has a very smooth ride although the car has a little more bounce over bumps than I'm used to. but it has nothing to do with the struts. i plan to have the timing belt replaced just as a precautionary measure. The stereo was replaced with a BS unit. not too sure if it is a passive stereo. if its not I plan to put my clarion bad boy in there.NOW...The car does give me a problem with starting, sometimes the engines cranks without strting. but the 2nd time around it starts. possibly a spark plug problem. and the key has a problem with the ignition as far as turning.Overall, so far so good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2002

1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L SOHC 160 HP from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L SOHC 160 HP Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles

Summary:

The first true 4 door sports car

Faults:

Struts due to long sitting time.

Ball joints and tie rod ends.

Exhaust goes about every 30,000 miles at the flex pipe.

All new calipers and rotors @ 85,000 miles, rear brakes love to make god awful groans when in reverse.

Common injector failure @ 103,000 miles.

Rust coming thru in the quarter panel wheel well lip area on both sides.

Bose system has seen better days, rear speakers come on when they feel like, usually just in time for the front ones to take a break.

General Comments:

This car was and still is very fast, will beat just about any other early model 4dr 6 cylinder sedan out there in the 1/4 mile. Out on the highway with a chip I've been clocked @122 MPH (Thank you Canada).

Handles very nice good road hugging characteristics, strong 4 wheel disk brakes, very confident in the twisty's for a 12 yr old family car.

Engine sounds real good from 3 grand to the red-line, especially with an intake and exhaust.

A/C still cranks.

This car, other than its expensive injectors, is one of the most reliable cars out there. It makes the run from home in NYC are to college in the Detroit area about 10 times a year, then serves as a 25 mile daily commuter.

Comfort is great, it has plenty of room for all my belongings on those long trips with 3 or 4 of my friends.

White gauges that most companies are finally catching up with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2002

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