1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0 V6 from North America


A competent, comfortable, durable, car.



Oxygen sensors (3)!!

CV boot.

Parking brake cable (frozen/rusted)

Inside of drivers seat back- in center of car. Leather seats, but this section appears to be vinyl.

General Comments:

Comfortable riding car for the poor Western New York roads- it gives away some cornering ability and steering feel, but it's a better choice where there is winter and snow, etc.

Great stereo (Bose).

Great snow traction (with Bridgestone Blizzaks), much better than my 2000 Saab.

Roomy interior for exterior size.

Potent engine. I have the 190 hp version and can imagine what the 222 feels like, or the 3.5 liter in the new Maxima. In addition to power, the engine is extremely responsive, and it's easy to see why it won all those awards. It doesn't use any oil, and it sounds and feels like it did when we got it with 46,000 miles on it. I expect this engine will last until 250,000. I also like the chain drive for the overhead cams and not being obliged to change them every 80,000 like on my 90's Acuras.

The sheet metal is ugly. Especially the front end. All the magazines commented on it, and I have to agree.

Switches are not the best, and the designers could learn from Acura/ Honda. The wiper control and headlight control are counter-intuitive and basically backwards. They also don't have the greatest feel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2003

1995 Nissan Maxima 30G 6 cylinder. from Australia and New Zealand


Without doubt the best of the many cars I've owned


The car is now over 8 years old and not one thing has gone wrong. The only times it has been back to the garage is for regular servicing.

General Comments:

This is an amazingly good car.

It has excellent acceleration and yet always returns 8.0 to 8.5 L/100km.

The interior is still like new with every accessory working perfectly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2003

1995 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0 from North America


Best car in its class


Paint on stereo scratched off within 6 month.

O2 sensor at 42K and 110K.

Replace starter at 83K.

After living up north for the last four winters, small rust spots starting to appear behind the rear wheel wells.

General Comments:

It's been a very enjoyable 130,000 miles. The first break pad last me 80,000 miles. I am still on my original clutch (keep my finger crossed) Overall, it's been a very reliable car that's fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2003

19th Jan 2004, 21:07

I'm having starter problems within just 7 months. I have to get another one installed, any suggestions?

Please e-mail me back @ khouston@se.rr.com, thank you..

14th Jul 2005, 03:34

Maxima starters that whine a few seconds after starting do not need to be replaced. The grease on the starter drive dries out causing it to stick. Remove starter disassemble, clean and apply white lithium grease, a $2.00 cure for less than an hour of work.

1995 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0 from North America


A high-maintenance fun-mobile


Clutch and A/C blower switch relay replaced at 160000 ($1,000).

Alternator at 162000 ($550).

Clutch master cylinder and hydraulic hose at 163000 ($750).

Manual transmission problems at 167000 (currently under repair).

General Comments:

In spite of the expenses (over $2,400 in one year), this is a great car. The good news is that there isn't much more that can go wrong with it, and the failures are likely due to wear and tear by the previous owner.

The performance comes at the prices of having to put more gas in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2003

4th Dec 2006, 09:03

Except for the A/C, you overpaid for everything. The alternator goes for $150. The clutch master cylinder goes for around $80. The hose about the same. You could do them yourself, but if you take it somewhere, the labor for all of it shouldn't have been more than $150 total.

Don't tell me; you went to the dealer?

4th Mar 2010, 10:35

Sounds like my experience. The Max is a great driving car and very reliable, but cost of repairs is expensive. I did take my car to the dealer, but also priced independents and surprisingly did not find much savings. If you can do most of the maintenance yourself, you will be rewarded. If not, prepare to pony up the cash for repairs. I was averaging about $2k a year to maintain since I don't like to work on cars. Still, if it's paid for, not bad for a great driving car with few compromises on performance vs. an econobox.