2000 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 9 of 25

2000 Nissan Maxima GLE from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carMazda Navajo

Summary:

I'm very disappointed in Nissan

Faults:

I have had problems with the engine coils since the car hit 55,000 miles. While it was under warranty, the dealer said it was a 'programming glitch'. However, the problem has continued for years.

Higher octane gas helped briefly, but the problem keeps coming back. I have had a couple of coils replaced, but now need to get the rest of them done.

It is unacceptable that Nissan has not taken responsibility for this.

General Comments:

Besides the on going problem with the engine coils, this has been a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2008

2000 Nissan Maxima 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance106000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Good car, but they don't make things like they used to..

Faults:

Belt and pulley were replaced. It seems like I have to press more gas to get power from it as of lately and as a result, I am going to the gas station more often. Nothing major has been done by me, but the previous owner has replace the mas airflow sensor and updated the software.

General Comments:

I've had Maximas all my life and all I can say is that they don't make them liek they used to. They are still good cars, but if Nissan actually cared about customers, they'd recall the ignition coil problem. Other than high maintenance costs, it's a really good car.

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

Review Date: 5th January, 2008

2000 Nissan Maxima GXE from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired250500 miles
Most recent distance250700 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Never consider to buy again

Faults:

Never go to Nissan dealer to fix your car.

Having owned a 1993 Black Nissan Sentra GXE in 1998, and a 2000 Gray Nissan Sentra SE in 2004 without any mechanic problems, I was considering to upgrade my car with Nissan recently.

However, this vehicle (2000 Maxima GXE) failed DMV's smog check, so that I brought the car to a Nissan Service Dept. The people there disappointed me. I brought the car to a Nissan dealer service on 10/3 and wanted a diagnosis on the failures marked on the smog check report (Failure Codes #P1320, P0140 and P0300). I handed the smog check report to the representative at entrance, and was told there would be a diagnosis charges US$91, then I left the car there overnight. When I picked it up the next day, I was told that a one-hour diagnosis was not enough to diagnose the car, and it required at least another three hours (cost more than US$271) to DIAGNOSE. As I was told, the problems are exactly what was mentioned on the smog check report WITHOUT FURTHER EXPLANATION. I asked why it took an hour to restate the problems, and was told an hour diagnosis is only enough to load the errors from the internal computer of the car. Then I asked why a diagnosis charges are in an hourly rate, and if they're going to check every screw so as to charge much more, and why the diagnosis takes over an hour as many other Internet reviews on the same problem with the same year, same model car; however, the representative kept talking without listening to me, as if he was arguing with me.

I wrote a complaint at www.nissanusa.com the next day, but never received a reply so far (10 weeks?!). So, I'm here!

Extremely disappointed with Nissan/Infiniti (I planned to have an Infiniti two years later, but NO WAY now).

A month later, I brought the car to a smog check shop with mechanic repair service. I paid $530 and they fixed the car and did a tune-up (sixth year regular service) in ONE day.

BTW, the previous owner of my car had the same smog check failure codes since the fourth year after he bought it new in 2000. And the service engine light turned on long, long time ago. And the service engine light is on again, but the car drives smooth!

General Comments:

Failure computer; failure service engine light; poor dealer service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd December, 2007

6th Jan 2008, 00:14

Over 250,000 miles, what are you complaining about?

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