2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 from North America


More trouble than it is worth


Replace all coils at 60K

Replace power window switch at 70K

Replace MAF at 90K

Replace 02 sensor at 100K

Replace another 02 sensor at 105K

Replace starter at 107K

Replace all exhaust behind at at 107K

Lots of problems with warped rotors

Frequent replacement of brakes/rotors

5 broken wheel lugs over the last 4 years

Front driver's side door sags

12V accessory plug quit working

Trunk latch broken

Noisy front end during sharp turns.

General Comments:

Very expensive to maintain.

Service Engine Soon light comes on frequently.

Averaging about $2000/year in repair costs.

Very nice V6 engine.

Consumer Reports ranks it high in reliability, but I've never owned a more unreliable car. My cheap Pontiacs were more reliable at 200K miles than this car is at 100K.

No more Nissans for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th June, 2007

2000 Nissan Maxima SE V6 from North America


Good car, but like any others has it's problems


Maxima has the service engine soon light on, replaced sensors, but it still comes and goes, pretty much the only major thing wrong with the car.

Bought it from a local dealer and about 5 miles off of the lot the light came on. Dealer took it in guaranteed it was fixed, however it took about 100 miles before the light came back on. Wife drives it mostly and she states that it hesitates from take off the first time you step on the gas, I've only noticed it once or twice... had the O2's replaced, plugs/wires and air filter swapped to a K&N to no avail. got it back from MY mechanic and it does the same.

General Comments:

Really quick when it hit's operating temp, after hesitation goes away...

Handles great, tight steering and great breaking.

Comfortable interior for trips (and I have a bad back)

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

Review Date: 29th May, 2007

2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 from North America


Very unreliable and troublesome


O2 sensors at 70,000 miles.

Throttle position sensor at 92,000 miles.

Idle control at 63,000 miles.

Two coils at 60,000 miles.

Mass air flow sensor at 76,000 miles.

Crank position sensor at 90,000 miles.

SES light still comes back on after all the repairs and parts and replaced.

General Comments:

I had a 1990 Maxima and loved it. Very reliable and trouble free.

The 2000 Maxima is not reliable and guzzles gas too. I have spent over $7,000 in repairs and the SES light still comes back on.

I will never buy another Nissan car of any model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th April, 2007

15th Aug 2010, 17:56

I agree. I owned a 2000 Maxima SE, and had to replace the struts, MAF, coils, etc, etc!!!

I guess it's true what they say; never buy a change over model. I loved this car when running good (looks and style), but we sold it for a Pathfinder before anything major started happening. Now I'm back in a 2009 Maxima, and boy do I love it!!!

2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Meridian Edition 3.0 from North America


I love my car, but I question Nissan's reputation for honesty and integrity


The 100,000 mile guaranteed spark plugs needed to be replaced at 46,000 miles.

General Comments:

When I purchased my 2000 Maxima GLE Meridian Edition in 2000, I was told by the dealership that the spark plugs were guaranteed for 100,000 miles. Recently, when the check engine light came on at 46,000 miles, I took it to the dealership and was advised that the spark plugs would have to be replaced to the tune of almost $900. If they were guaranteed for 100,000 miles, why is Nissan refusing to honor their claim?

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

Review Date: 4th April, 2007

4th Apr 2007, 23:20

Hi, I think that someone is trying to rip you off! I never Heard of a $900 spark plug job!. I think you should go somewhere else and get another estimate. A simple tune-up should only run between $60 to $100 at a local auto shop.

16th May 2007, 18:37

I unfortunately had the same experience, however my Maxima had 89,000 miles. I was still in shock when the estimate came back at $1100. That amount included ignition coils. The coils are pricey! I just decided to purchase the parts and have my boyfriend do it. By the way, the "5 hours of labor" really came to be 45 minutes.