2000 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

2000 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 45 reviews

  • 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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jesuscars_1 writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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3

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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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Brent writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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5

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It's a Nissan Maxima, nough said!

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Absolutely nothing unless you want an appliance like a toaster (Toyota).

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Cars Like It...0 — Anyone who knows me can say how much I love my car. From the performance to the ride, there's nothing I don't absolutely love. One of the best built cars on the road hands down. Even having been totaled in 2001, the car has way fewer vibrations and noises than other cars with 176,000 miles and counting quickly. This is in my opinion the second best looking Maxima ever made, only to the current one. Fun to drive is an understatement, can you say orgasmic?

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Stephany writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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4

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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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Garrett writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Powerful engine, roomy interior, beautiful car!

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Some specific reliability problems.

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2000 Maxima Se Review — I love this car! It's the perfect balance between performance and luxury at an affordable cost. Although mine was purchased at about 75k miles, it was in great condition. The car handles great and has a surprisingly powerful V6. There are, however, some known reliability problems with this line of Maximas. The O2 sensors as well as the ignition coils are known to die at some point during the car's life. Repairs for each problem can add up to around $1000 so be prepared to replace them if the car still has the originals.

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dj2damax writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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3

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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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dwalmz writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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2

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Aesthetics, handling

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High maintenance, poor gas mileage

dwalmz
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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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devinrmurray writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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4

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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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Eric writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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full sized sports sedan

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front wheel drive and not as efficient as it could be.

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2000 Maxima — It's a surprising performer for what it is, which is an over powered grocery getter. The engine is smooth and quiet but pulls like a semi. The overall cost is not terrible, could get a bit better mileage, but parts are fairly inexpensive and it's not too hard to work on.

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SymoneM1 writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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Smooth ride!

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Like all cars, it takes a while to accelerate. Meaning 0-60 in 2.5 seconds is impossible!

SymoneM1
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Overall Great Car — Absolutely love this car! Unfortunately I'm moving and need to sell it. Great gas mileage, excellent brakes! They are practically new. Good solid build. Has a lot of power but gives a very smooth ride. Fun and easy to drive!

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Jeff writes:
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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Lots of room and convienience, Smooth power, good on gas (26-27mpg)

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Front wheel drive, more power if it were rear wheel drive.

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00 Maxmius! — Contrary to what most people think, the Maxima is a damn solid car. Coming from a racing background, it has a very good chassis for a 4 door sedan. My only two complaints, which could be solved by one request is if it was rear wheel drive and turbocharged. But we dont get that luxury that they do in Japan (Cefiero). If the maxima were even just rear wheel drive with the same VQ powerplant, it would be a classic. It was extremely convienient, had loads of room both in the cabin and the trunk, was pretty quick, almost as fast as my previous Mustang. Would've sounded good with some mods but as a daily commuter, i didn't feel the need to do anything to it. Overall, i would take this over the mustang any day. If you're looking at these cars, maintenece can be a bit bothersome and costly, so make sure the used one you buy has been properly cared for. As well as model year, the 2000-2002 i believe were the 222 hp and the car weighed 3100 lbs. (pretty light for how big it is, helped it handle really well). Then in 03- it's the same body style but they added the 3.5 instead of the 3.0 which also came with a 6 speed. The hp went up to 255, but i feel like the car's balance went sort of out the window just a touch with the extra nose weight. My model i feel was right on the verge of being too heavy in the front, but it was still a blast, you could get little rear end slides with agressive cornering. The extra power and weight of the 03 made it easier to overload the front tires.

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1982 Nissan Maxima Reviews

My First Car Ever. By John

1982 Datson 810 (Maxima, later owned by Nissan.) I had the 4 door wagon model. Mine had the engine of a 280Z in it, and a two speed auto transmission. It was the fastest Maxima I ever drove, esp. for ... Read More

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1983 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Fun By Alex

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1984 Nissan Maxima Reviews

My Datsun By Shaun

This car was relatively good on gas, was quick for an 84 wagon, only car i've ever had with a sunroof, power everything, the interior was futuristic and looked like a cockpit. Total rustbucket, i ende... Read More

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1985 Nissan Maxima Reviews

The Workhorse By badq45t

I had my 84' 300ZX running fine in 1994 when the Martin Luther king birthday earthqake hit LA hard. For two weeks I "can't get my car out of second gear" as Sammy Hagar would say. The next week my fr... Read More

Rocks By Jorge

great first car!!!, awesome trim level and wonderful front drive, always made me feel like a champ! even when car was not running 100% could still hang with cars 10 her junior! Nissan still makes THE ... Read More

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1986 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Not Bad By Sam

Sport performance orientated, equipped with adjustable suspension for different driving conditions, really hugged the road, and hugged it tighter upon acceleration, fuel economywise not quite economic... Read More

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