2008 Nissan Maxima Review

2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance7500 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Stylish and sporty, but totally unreliable bad quality car

Faults:

Problem with front struts (noise, bad handling) - replaced.

Replaced power steering shaft and steering shaft (because of clunking noise)

Uncomfortable ride due to vibration; could not figure out where it is coming from.

Excessive rust on suspension parts, as if I had the car for 10 years already.

Paint chips off easily.

Car is very noisy on the road, or when it rains (you can hear the rain as if rocks are falling on your car).

It does not seem that the problems will stop at this point... I hate driving the car already and totally lost confidence in Nissan cars.

General Comments:

Stylish, precise steering, nice features.

Very poor quality, unreliable car.

Would never buy a Nissan or Infiniti again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th September, 2008

13th Sep 2008, 22:40

Odd review/problems. For one thing many of the suspension components are aluminum. For another, clunking steering is usually a result of a problem with the rack, not the shaft. Finally... rain sounds like rocks hitting the roof??

6th Oct 2008, 21:12

Sorry to hear about your problem... it just appears that you have a lemon. Every automaker have produced a few lemons. I have been buying Nissan's since I've been driving and I loved every single Nissan/Infiniti I've owned.

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review