1991 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1991 Nissan Maxima SE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

So far so good, be careful when looking

Faults:

One major, and potentially life threatening problem with this vehicle is that water, mud, salt, and a variety of other materials can get lodged in between the gas filler neck, and the wheel well. This results in the filler neck rotting, as well as the wheel well. Where it rots on the wheel well is where the drivers side rear seat belt goes, and it will basically just fall off. You should check for the rotting condition by opening up the trunk and looking behind the liner. If it was fixed by Nissan you should be okay, but if not, and the damage exceeds what Nissan feels the car is worth, they will buy it back from you and total it out. I was lucky, the damage was repaired at the dealer. A testament to Nissan as the car is 15 years old. they stand behind their product. kudos.

General Comments:

Excellent power, handles amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2006

1991 Nissan Maxima SE gas from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

Not a good car

Faults:

Master Cylinder changed at 120000

Changed a Sensor at 120000

AC broke at 130000

Alternator changed at 140000

Fuel Pump changed at 200000

Fuel line and Break line all rusted and changed at 150000

Overdrive does not kicked in when it is even just a little cold.

Boday rusted heavly I can blame that on Canadian winter.

General Comments:

Tt is not good car as preowned. The parts are too expensive. Buy some thing else will be better off.

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

Review Date: 17th March, 2006

22nd Mar 2006, 12:44

Sounds like the weather, and the high mileage has a lot to do with the problems you mentioned. Remember this not a new car, and you don't live in Arizona, where you could probable buy quality used parts at a reasonable price, and the car wouldn't rust. I think you're being too hard on the car!!!

1991 Nissan Maxima ti 3.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres

Summary:

Fast, comfortable, reliable, highly recommend

Faults:

When purchased the car had minor faults however at purchase price of $5000 these were to be expected. So far we have replaced the front drive shaft covers and had bearings repacked etc at cost of $700. Have also replaced regulator for rear passenger electric window $430.

General Comments:

Car was taken on a 4000Km trip from Sydney to North Queensland with the exception of the rear window the car has performed without any problems. The weather was poor varied from light to extremely heavy rain. This car has a very endearing nature. It starts first time every-time. You can see every corner of the car which make parking easy. It has effortless power, and never seems to struggle or run out of steam, it returned 7L per 100Km for the trip, the fuel used is 98 octane unleaded and the exhaust is running clean compared to when purchased. The car handles very well, you never forget it is front wheel drive, it pulls smoothly in cornering and does not scrabble or struggle for grip. The addition of matched tyres with nitrogen improved the handling even further, but its road feel and general behaviour have always been good. The cruise control is excellent, with the car never struggling to maintain set speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2005

1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120080 miles
Most recent distance120700 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Great car to own

Faults:

Power window modulators work inconsistently on drivers side.

Will need to replace timing belt soon.

Removed broken sun-roof visor.

General Comments:

This car is a lot of fun.

It's very roomy and perfect for a family.

It's very sporty and drives great.

The six cylinder engine is a bonus for greater performance without pinching your wallet at the gas station.

Great car to own if it's well maintained by previous owner.

I own a 1991 Maxima SE, 5 speed. I previously owned 1985 Ford Thunderbird V8, automatic transmission.

Noticed a huge difference in gas consumption between the two. The Maxima won't kill your pocket book at the pump.

Maxima is faster than T-Bird. However, parts for the Maxima are a lot more expensive.

Great, reliable car if maintained by previous owner.

Can still find new parts on-line for this model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2005

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 21 reviews