2000 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 13 of 25

2000 Nissan Maxima GLE V6 3.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Fun to drive and great styling

Faults:

Ignition coil (s) are on there way out,6 months and at 35,000 miles after buying the car the check engine light came on.

Nissan needs to have a Recall Notice sent out about this overwhelming ignition coil issue.

The dealer stocks more of these in inventory than probably any other part.

General Comments:

I do enjoy the car very much and believe it has a very reliable engine, but various little things that normally should not fail.

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

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

2nd Mar 2010, 21:06

I have a Nissa Maxima 2000. I also had to do the ignition coils at about 45,000. This should have been a recall; Nissan knew it was a big problem. They had a service bulletin out on a replacement set. I had to spend about $600 to fix the six coils and put new plugs in. Nissan Dealer wanted $1,200, I had a 1987 Nissan and never had to spend any major money in 90,000 miles. This 2000 had to have a front end suspension work. Right axle fix. Not normal wear & tear work. So it has 0-60 fast response, but needs to be fed the high price gas to keep the engine light off. I am disappointed it is not as good as the 1987.

2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Quite the sporty, passenger car

Faults:

My idler/tensioner pulley bearings went bad recently

Cooling fan motor bushing went out today

Starter is on it's way out as well

All problems began around 115,000 miles.

General Comments:

Very comfortable, plenty of room for 4 adults. Cargo area exceptional, I carry my complete carpenters tool set and an after market speaker box with 2 12inch subs 5 days a week. With 200 plus horsepower it has never not been fast enough. The stock sound system provides good sound quality and lots of it. What blind spots? The only bad comment I have is that the car didn't come with mud flaps and I have damage behind each of my tires on the body. Paint loss and signs of rust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2007

2000 Nissan Maxima GLS from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired424 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Will Not Purchase Another One!

Faults:

Check engine light coming on and going off like a gremlin is in the car turning the switch.

It isn't as powerful as if was when it was new. And this started around 20,000 miles.

The automatic door lock jams and you can't access the car with a key or the electric key entry. This started when I drove off the lot. They kept telling me I wasn't pushing the button correctly- hogwash!

General Comments:

WE have had rather cold weather recently and my car hasn't gotten very good gas mileage in the past two-four weeks.

Little did I know that something horribly wrong was happening.

I pulled onto the entrance ramp to merge into traffic on the interstate early one morning only to reach 60 mph & have the car completely stop and nearly getting rear ended by numerous cars. After shaking so badly and trying to catch my breath I finally got the car off the side of the road to a safe distance and had a "fall apart"!

I couldn't wait to reach work to call the mechanic and ask what I should do.

I was told to drive it in and they would check it.

I did as I was told- I drove it in and put it on the computer for diagnostic test- which revealed: bad injectors and coil (6 injectors- 6 cylinders) to the tune of $900.00 (and I'm a PREFERRED CUSTOMER!) or so it says on the decal in my window. I inquired about my extended warranty & guess what- it expired with 2006. I didn't have any recourse, but to have it fixed as after all it's a $30,000 car.

I feel stupid because I've been duped and it appears others have as well.

My One and Only Maxima- I'll not be guilty of buying another-

Oh and by the way while I was kept in the waiting area of the shop, I was approached by a salesman who stated " Boy that's a great car why don't you trade it for a new one $ 38,000 + extras."

"I told him NO THANKS!"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2007

9th Dec 2007, 14:06

Please use the recommended type of fuel (91 octane minimum) and the car will run like new and the service engine soon light will go off. I had the same problem for years because I used regular gas. The anti-pollution and ignition system on this car is set for the use of premium gas (which results in a lesser mixture).So, use premium gas and you will love again this wonderful machine.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 97 reviews