2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 V6 from North America
Even after almost 150k miles, a smooth quiet ride that would get you moving
I had only 2 things go wrong with the car:
Problem 1 was at about 70,000 miles, the check engine came on, and took it into Nissan after I had the codes ran, and found out it was an exhaust problem on the front bank. Nissan delivered a quote of about 1,100 bucks. I said no thanks, as I was told it more specifically was the front bank's cat was failing, but they did replace the O2 sensor on that bank, just to make sure it wasn't that. After deciding not to fix it, and continued to pass smog, I pushed on and put over 70,000 more miles, and was even told the only things I was really doing to the car by not fixing it, was sacrificing some gas mileage.
Problem 2 was around 110,000 second gear shift (from first to second) was a hard shift after the car warmed up. Had a few shops test drive it, and all said basically same things, that it was most likely a spring or something simple, and would be about 500 bucks. Again, chose not to worry about it, and continued driving it, till I decided to trade it in for a newer Maxima.
Loved the car, handled great, had all the options for its time, no major repairs and I did drive it hard at times. Regular oil changes, and other regular maintenance, and it just kept running.
Only real complaint was the gas mileage, where I do about 22,000 - 25,000 miles a year, was to only get 23, maybe 25 at the very very best; it was just costing too much in gas.
Was getting high in mileage, and simply wanted something with less mileage and wanted better fuel economy, otherwise I would still totally have the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2011