2000 Nissan Maxima from North America


The 2000 Nissan Maxima was not Nissan's proudest product


This horrid car has had to have 4 coils replaced over the years, and now needs another replaced.

General Comments:

The car is sputtering and stuttering because of this latest coil problem, which costs about $250.00 each replacement.

Nissan takes no responsibility for these sorry coils, even though they are now replacing with a "different kind of coil" my mechanic tells me. So I suspect the "old" coils were defective since my mechanic says the 2000 Nissan is known for the coils going bad. Nissan wishes to replace all 6 when replacement of only one is needed. Of course if I had spent the initial $800 to replace all 6, perhaps I would not be paying for them all on different occasions as they go. That tells me that Nissan knew the coils would be going bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th March, 2009

2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L V6 DOHC from North America


Great car if you keep it running like you should

General Comments:

Something to keep in mind is that the dealer and auto mechanics will charge you the "book" value for repairs. The book listed the changing of coils and spark plugs at an hour and a half and talks about having to remove the upper intake manifold, which means the removal of lower intake and air flow system... WRONG! The coils and plugs are accessible right from site if you have a wrench with a simple adaptor. It took maybe 30 minutes going slowly to make sure not to break anything.

Single platinum NGK OEM plugs are great and cost 5$. The doubles are 18$ and the iridium are about 25$. You won't notice the difference if you don't do high RPMs and race-style driving. Gas mileage increase is maybe 3% (theoretically, though unlikely)... Not worth it really.

O2 sensors are not too bad to replace. The harness is a bit of a pain though. MAF sensor is also really easy to change so don't let them fool you with ridiculous time estimates. Fuel filter only needs servicing if you treated your car badly.

NEVER USE ANYTHING BUT PREMIUM FUEL!! Just don't do it. The book says use 91 octane (93 octane in the states I believe) so use that. You save only about 100-200$ PER YEAR and can cause serious damage to your sensors, catalytic converters and entire injection system. No matter how many "experts" tell you otherwise, don't listen. Knock sensors and all the other sensors adjust your car to perform at the best possible conditions under the circumstances. You could likely do lots of mileage without a problem with 85 gas but why run the risk? 1 02 sensor = 130$. 1 coil is 80$ or 68$. CC is 600$+. Not worth it. Plus, the car will simply perform better and get slightly better mileage. So you actually likely save nothing in the end.

I have lots of pictures and advice for changing parts on this car so don't be shy in asking for any help.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2009

2000 Nissan Maxima gle from North America


Overall good car but things will go wrong.


2000 nissan maxima.

Well to start these are the things I changed since I got my car: ground wire, power steering hose, changed oil, air filter, starter, and all spark plugs.

Here are things wrong with my car now: have a leak somewhere (making car overheat), something wrong with the acceleration (car revs up and slows down), a/c went out, car smoking lots of white smoke from exhaust pipe.

This is my first car and was told nissan are very reliable cars. since the 3rd day I had my car it was messed up. I have had my car now for 4 months and don't know what to do. I bought my car used and was running perfect for the first 2 days. please if anyone has any answers to any of things wrong, please reply and let me know.


General Comments:

This is a beautiful model car, and when fixed runs perfect. Car feels very sturdy and strong; A great engine and transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2008

2nd Dec 2008, 01:26

Usually white smoke coming from exhaust means HEAD GASKET. That is probably where you're losing coolant, and overheating.

Good Luck, and sorry for any bad news.

4th Dec 2008, 05:46

I just hate when a high mileage used car does not perform like new.