2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5 SE from North America
Major problems with this car!!!
I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima SE, and the engine blew at 93,000 miles. I picked up my car at the Nissan dealer after they fixed the engine, and I was only 1 mile away when my transmission then blew. I'm now out $6500 dollars and still don't have my car back. This is a Nissan with under a 100,000 miles, and I now had to replace everything under the hood. Makes me think about ever buying another Maxima!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th June, 2010
15th Jun 2010, 11:00
You bought the car used. Do you have the service records for this car since new? Do you know the previous owner and how they treated this car? If you have no idea who drove the car before you, and no service records, you can't possibly know what the car was subjected to before you got it.
These are fast cars, and are regularly subjected to abuse from what I've seen of them. I had a 2002 and used to take out all kinds of cars with mine, as it was so fast for a sedan, and fun to surprise people with. I'm not saying it should have such a catastrophic failure before 100K miles, but it isn't out of the question if it has been severely abused.
This is why it is tough to buy used cars, especially rentals or lease turn-ins.