2000 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

2000 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 26 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"speed" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ignition" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews

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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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Fast, overtakes easily. Very reliable but you must take care of issues the moment it happens

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Repairs can be expensive

dj2damax
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Good All Around Car — The car is fun to drive. Great acceleration. It is well built with engine that is known to reach 300000. I have driven 3 generation of maxima and I enjoyed this one the most. The newer ones transmission break more easily.

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2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Aesthetics, handling

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High maintenance, poor gas mileage

dwalmz
45

Nice Looking But Problematic — Nissan had many problems with this engine design. It's been problematic since I've had it. I have sunk way more money into it with zero return on investment. Would never buy another Nissan in this year range. Brakes and handling were fine. Performance was fine while working properly. Car is constantly in the shop. Most problems are maintenance issues but the engine issue is a constant. Hard to start. Runs rough. Mechanics can't seem to pinpoint what the issue is. There is also an issue with the Nissan NATS security system. It kicks in at random making it impossible to start the car. It shuts off the fuel pump. Very annoying. Nissan should have done recalls but did not leaving owner to fix themselves.

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Torque and low end speed.

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Look is outdated.

devinrmurray
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Great First Car. — I love that it was my first car, and I'm glad to move on to something quicker. The cost for maintenance is around average price, not too expensive, and not too cheap. The car is great in handling. I personally think it's great for a teenager to drive on, even though I am one myself.

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2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Corners very well, decent horsepower for a family sedan, nice stereo for a stock(if Bose), looks cool from behind.

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Suspension goes bad easily, rotors will warp causing shaky braking, developed a weird noise from the engine bay that no one could diagnose, interior is easily sun damaged, some shops will charge an arm and a leg, terrible on ice(depending on tires).

aarfred52
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Take Good Care Of It, And You'll Be Alright. — I did like the stock Bose speakers. I put in an aftermarket radio so I could hook my iPod up (use the non-Bose harness though). I liked the tailights and the way it handled, minus the bad strut mounts and rear coils. It was fun to feel the engine roar with the pedal down. Sunroof was a plus. It really bothered me not having heated leather (live in MN and most winter days were under 15 this year so seats were frozen). Overall, if someone has taken good care of their Maxima, it will do you well. Be prepared to replace those front mounts and rear coils though. They seem to be a common flaw in most Maximas/Altimas from 2000-2009 or so. Very dependable car with few repairs. I was just bothered by all the little things that added up. 14 year old cars do tend to have flaws though!

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everything

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the auto!

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The Maxima Is One Of The Best Sedans U Can Get Today — the 2000 maxima se, with the vq30de-k with a stout 222hp and 217lb of tq, makes for wonderful acceleration, this is only the auto and its one of the fastest cars ive owned with a 0-60 time of 7 seconds for the auto. it handles great, very natural in corners unless pushed really hard then itll understeer. gas is good, roomy car, overall i love it, i just wish it was a 5speed

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Its the best car that it was ever bought. It has always being kept in great conditions. Runs perfect on City and Highway.

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It would need a paint job soon to make it look good.

IsraelSantosX
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Nissan Maxima — This car is amazing every single time that a car was needed for any emergency it was able to be used. It was over all the best car that was purchased. I would keep using it but I want something different now.

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standard car

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age

jesuscars_1
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Basic — like interior dislike performance like outside type of model dislike rims shape dislike space in trunk what else can I say about this car or mark not much really is a standard car. Nissan needs to create better cars and with a big amount of soul

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2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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best 4 door sedan for the price range, ample power

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requires premium gas

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Great Purchase, Recommend Manual Transmission — i have a 2000 nissan maxima se with a 5 speed manual transmission. I bought this car about 3 years ago and have hade very minimal issues with it. Very quick for its size and the handling is very sports car like. fuel milage is around 23 mpg average, my only beef with it is that it requires premium gas.

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power power power speed speed speed

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gas guzzlier, an the front support beam steams to be the first thing to rot, but if u fix the HOLE front 2 knuckles ur all good

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Its A Reliable Ride, A Good Beater — very touchy car both brakes an gas this car was made for speed an crashing, speeding with handling thats super senitvie is asking for a crash to happen not may ppl can handle it at the fastest, repaired alot but its well worth it once the work is done, average on looks unless u custom it an steals extra cash out ur pocket for gas but overall a fun car for speed power an a loud muffler >:D

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Fun to drive , lost of options ,

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non yet

MudBucket
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Fun Car — Fast and fun to drive .Never owned a Nissan before. When got this car with 173,000 miles it was a little over priced but I've been very happy with the quality and features it has . Deffinately recommend a Nissan Maxima

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2012 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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2011 Nissan Maxima Reviews

4-door Sports Car By marcusrose350

Most like the stylish body shape, panoramic sunroof, ample head & leg room, great sound system, quick speed acceleration, USB connection, Bluetooth capability, heated seats & steering wheel. Most disl... Read More

Sporting Luxury By Dora

I loved the combination of the luxurious interior, with the sunroof, leather, heated seats, great sound system, all married with the sporty performance. These features, combined with the affordabilit... Read More

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2010 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Great Car And Options For The Price (especially Used). Would Be Another For Sure. By CPR323

Car has been great to own through 85k miles. Very minimal repairs or maintenance. Interior options and upgrades are way ahead of comparable vehicles. Handling and suspension could be improved. Exterio... Read More

I Love It, Very Nice Family Car But Still Looks Very Sporty! By wmaree

I love all the technology, The usb hok ups for my phone so I can play music. blue tooth has spoiled me, hand free, voice command. It is all so easy to use and you really get use to having so much info... Read More

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2009 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Great Dependable Car By kerilynn

I love the room this car has to offer and the dependability of knowing it is safe to drive me and my family around in. It looks and drives just like an expensive luxury car. Clean interior and exterio... Read More

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