anyone here own a Nissan Maxima?

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  1. maxlt1

    maxlt1 New Member

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    Thinking about picking one up in a few days.....2003 SE with the 3.5l V6. How are these cars reliability wise and when it comes to gas mileage? If taken care of well...what kind of mileage can you get out of the motor?
     
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    2003 with 75k miles....i got a guy who'll sell it to me for $8,500. Sound like a good deal? :dunno:
     
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    doesnt scottwax have one now
     
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    BumpnFD used to have a 5.5 gen, never had a motor problem

    the MAF went once but that was the result of nitrous


    IIRC the 2002 6 speeds have transmission problems, so an 03 is the way to go for a manual
     
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    yeah? he needs to get his ass in here then!
     
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    ziptnf huh?

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    My family drives maximas. My dad owned a 92 for 15 years, just recently got rid of it. Still runs fine.

    I drive a 2001 maxima, and previously drove a 2000 maxima before some bitch hit me and totaled it. My brother drives a 2000 maxima also.

    We're nerds, but they're amazing cars. My only gripe is their poor gas mileage. 21 mpg ftl. My dad gets 25 mpg highway.
     
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    Reliability: bullet proof
    MPG: about 17 combined

    Pros: power, room, quality (no rattles on interior after 80k)
    Cons: torque steer, not a beautiful car, bad fart reverb on cloth seats
     
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    :rofl: mines just a commuter...so no worries there. so all in all from what ive read on other forums and reviews people seem to agree that these things last a long time if taken care of (regular maintenance and oil changes)
     
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    . :h5:
     
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    ziptnf huh?

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    :mamoru:

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    shit, when i smoke blunts in the car, the smell stays for a while :o
     
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    my 98 has 126k on it and it runs like its brand new
     
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    They have some typical problem areas, but overall theyre good cars
     
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    :rofl: fart reverb...they rate that on edmunds don't they? The one I'm looking at is leather anyway. EPA rating says 21mpg city/29 hwy. is that way off base or fairly accurate?
     
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    ziptnf huh?

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    perfectly accurate. gas mileage is not their strong suit, but they usually run very well.
     
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    Do it To it Only thing I hate more than kids is an empty glass OT Supporter

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    My sister has one that she left home for the family. '96 5 speed, 204k on the clock, still runs very strong with barely any problems at all. I like it, and drive it daily. It does have a weird feel to it, though. I don't feel the road very much, and I don't like it very much for that. But it's a good car and run very strong.
     
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    well shit if thats accurate then I'll pull the trigger. I'm used to my 93 SC400 right now that guzzles the shit out of gas...and still wouldn't be able to keep up with the 255hp maxima. I guess its a go then. :wiggle:
     
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    ziptnf huh?

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    be prepared to own this car for the next 20 years :o
     
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    fucking looking forward to it! my lexus has one problem after another lately and it only has 165,000 on the clock
     
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    ziptnf huh?

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    My dad's 92 had 250k on it, and still runs like a charm! :bowdown:
     
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    You don't buy a 3250 pound car with 255 hp for mileage. :hahano:

    I'm getting 19.5 mpg in mostly city driving (maybe 20% freeway) with mine, which is an '02 SE with an automatic. Lots of torque, definitely traction limited off the line. Automatics run (according to timeslips on maxima.org) high 14s at 93-94 mph and 6 speeds run low to mid 14s at 96-98 mph.
     
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    :rofl: it has pretty much the same performance as my old 96 Z28 but gets double the gas mileage :bowdown:
     
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    looks sweet man...what color is that
     

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