1992 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 9 of 12

1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired93500 miles
Most recent distance94600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

A sporty sedan of questionable reliability which is very expensive to repair.

Faults:

The car immediately began stalling. The dealership service station says it needs new ignition coils at a cost of $650.00.

The brakes are squeaking and the dealership says, "They're fine, they do that."

Lower front ball joint needs immediate repair at a cost of $300.00.

Tape deck stopped working the second day I had it.

Power locks and trunk release stick when it's cold.

Dealer claims the transmission is beginning to slip. This could cost $2000!

General Comments:

The engine is powerful, even with a possibly failing transmission.

Nice interior design. All the controls are well placed.

Handles well for such a large sedan.

Love the moon roof design and controls.

Bose speakers sound amazing since I replaced the stereo.

Nice looking car.

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

Review Date: 21st March, 2003

1992 Nissan Maxima GXE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Good reliable bang for the buck

Faults:

I have had to have the cv joints replaced.

I have had to have the window lifts replaced for all windows.

General Comments:

I love my Maxima, but it is getting old. I'm going to get another one. You cannot beat them for the value. I have put less than two thousand dollars into it in the past five years. All I do is change the oil and put gas in it, can you ask for anything more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2003

1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 V6 24v from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 24v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

One of the fastest saloon's you can buy. Fantastic drive!

Faults:

Fuel pump at 118k. Cost 400 dollars to replace. Dealer would have been 500.

General Comments:

This car is great. For the cost and type of car it is I think it is fantastic.

Still does 60 in under 8 seconds and very easily will go over 140mph. Recently blew away the one, but newest maxima mark ('01 or '02 I think) on the freeway where it accelerated from about 85mph, I caught up with it and after hitting 140 it was still getting to 130ish. He was furious, I would be too if I had a new one.

Apart from peformance, this car is very comfortable, except for the clutch being so deep (and I'm, 6 '1) it is very spacious and easily carries 5 full size adults. Long journeys are a breeze, apart from the cruise will only let you go up to 95mph so I can't use it if there's an open road. Economy is also very good for a car with this type and size of engine.

Would love to buy the new one, but I'm leaving the country at the end of the summer. Oh well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2003

1992 Nissan Maxima GXE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Can be a great car with proper upkeep

Faults:

First of all, the car makes a ticking noise in the motor. My dad says it is the lifters. I tried using a high grade of oil, but that didn't work!!! If anyone has any ideas please fill free to respond. The brakes squeak really bad. Beside those two problems my car is OK.

General Comments:

I got this car in 2000. I have been all over the state in it. I love the car. I change the oil every 3000 miles. I had the BOSE system replaced. It was a pain. You have to replace everything when you are switching over to another system. I'm a student and this is my second car. Besides the ticking and the squeaky brakes I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2003

25th Feb 2003, 21:32

It may not be the lifters I own a 1991 se and I had a ticking noise when I accelerated coming from the motor. Come to find out it was the exhaust manifold gaskets. gaskets are cheap, but to get to them is not, so labor is a pain try that...

22nd Jul 2003, 06:07

I have a 1992 SE and I have been noticing some problems. First, as I push the gas I hear almost like a lag in the engine. From the exhaust, it does not sound like a smooth rev like it used to be.

Any ideas? By the way, I have no experience dealing with car repairs.

Thanks,

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 43 reviews