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Pros: wonderfully quiet fast engine
Cons: awkward drivers seatbelt holder
Advice: as it is the sports model make sure it has NOT been flogged!!Excellent paint & body. Smooth ride, excellent pick-up & roadholding.
Pros: the whole car
Advice: buy itI just recently traded in my 2004 vw jetta on an 2002 maxima GLE, now your probably thinking why go down 2 years w/ more mileage, the reason being, this maxima is one of the nicest autos iv test driven, my 04 jetta couldnt hold a candle to it, so i traded it in now im in love w/ my new car...
Pros: Auto steering column
Cons: The sunroof leaks in the car wash. After 3 attempts to have the problem fixed, I received a copy of the Nissan work instruction stating 'If water leaks occur only when using an automatic car wash or high pressure water spray, no repair is necessary'.
Advice: Buyer BewareAll the positive aspects of the car are overshadowed by the leaking sunroof. Buyer Beware -- Nissan does not warranty the sunroof in a car wash and this information is not available to consumers prior to purchase. If you never use an automatic car wash, this is the car for you. Otherwise, buy a Toyota.
Pros: The smooth, responsive V-6.
Cons: Small, controls for the HVAC and radio. Lack of lighted controls on the steering wheel.
Advice: Take it for a long (preferably overnight) test drive and put it through it's paces. You'll be impressed.I've owned my Max for 5 months now, and I have yet to find fault with the car. After driving Dodge Intepids for the last 10 years, this car is the picture of refinement. Compared to the Dodge's 3.5L V-6, the Maxima's engine is in a class by itself. Smooth, responsive, and powerful. The interior is beautiful and logically laid out. Although I gave up a bit of interior room and trunk space moving from the Intrepid, the car does not feel smaller. Plenty of backseat leg room, and I can get 4 sets of golf clubs in the trunk. I'm very impressed with the car to this point.
Advice: Definitely test drive.Never test drove this car. I bought it because it is a Nissan and because everyone boasted about how great of a car it is. Not test driving it was the biggest mistake I ever made when shopping for a new car. The ride on this car is one of the worst rides I have ever felt before in a new car. I had old cars that rode better than this car. If I could I would give this car back in a heart beat and never buy a Nissan again. The only thing that I like about this car is it is very powerful.
Cons: the factory crome wheels untill I saw them in action and the grill
Advice: Check it outAmazed. I was in the market for a new car so i narrowed it down to two vehicles, g35 or maxima. I never got to test drive the G because the maxima to my breath away. I got it with everything but the sunroof and elite package. This car is very powerful. 265 ponies and 255lbs of torque. So far this is the best car I have ever owned.
Cons: the ride
Advice: If your main interest is speed this is the car. If it is ride, buy something else.Rides rough. Has rattles. very good pick up speed and cornering. CD stopped working and they wanted over $1900 to replace it, outragious! avg. 26 mpg, but runs on preium gas.