1994 Nissan Maxima SE VE30DE from Japan
Good for transportation with a peace
Fuel filler tube. I had to fix that when I found a gasoline leaking from fuel filler tube connector or I would be a grilled chicken. I doubt original owner decided to sell me this car because of the problem. I myself fixed the problem, so repair cost was $0.00 and takes 30 min.
Bose radio head unit failed. There are no sounds on AM/FM and display don't work, but suddenly starts work for a seconds. I believe capacitors have been leaking. It's fairly common on those years electrolyte capacitors. I'm going to remove unit and try to fix it.
This car have a big power and great run, but looks real sucks. I love that gap. I usually drive high speed, but have never gotten ticket since 1997, I got license. That looks may prevents me from CHP.
Since I used Toyota Prius before come to the US, Maxima's gas mileage is very bad for me, 13-27mi/G with Chevron Supreme Unleaded, depend on the situation.
Those old and high mileage cars usually have a big problem, however, this Maxima doesn't have any major problem.
Original owner was a UCSB student, but live in San Diego, so almost all miles may be on freeway.
She maintained very well, that helps the car still in excellent condition in addition to the potential reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2002