2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 V6 from North America
Driving this car puts a smile on my face
I did a lot of research before buying this car and I am confident I made the right decision. I love this car, - it is fast, comfortable and to my surprise very economical. Fit and finish is superb, my hat goes off to the assembly plant workers in Tennessee.
The styling fits into the either hate it or love it category. I love it and my kids hate it, which is great. That means they won't want to borrow it.
Things I don't like are -
Vicious torque steer. If the gas pedal is punched you better hang on to the steering wheel.
Wide turning circle. Need wide roads to do U-turns.
Automatic air conditioning controls are too fussy. It seems like every time I want to make a change I have to get the manual out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2005
16th Aug 2008, 18:38
I bought a used 2005 Nissan Maxima about one year ago, that had been owned by someone at the local Nissan dealership. The car now has 66k miles, and is having the hard shifting transmission problems noted on numerous blogs. It started shortly after I bought it, and is getting worse, especially when hot. My mechanic says replacing or rebuilding the tranny is the only solution. I bought Japanese because I thought they were all well made and reliable, but the numerous posts about the Nissans are making me reconsider. From what everyone says, no help or solution from Nissan, although this is obviously a widespread problem.