2001 Nissan Maxima Overview


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4.25 stars

Based on 28 reviews

Like My Maxima Alot by cwhitt77
 — i like my car,very sporty yet for the family as well, i bought mine used for 2,300 from a friend of mine with 130,000 miles on it. the check engine light is on but it is suppose to be due to an o2 sen... Read More
Dependable First Or Second Car At An Excellent Value - Can't Go Wrong by Cindy01
 — I have always loved the Nissan Maxima as it is the most dependable car on the market for it's value. This was my second Maxima and I owned both cars for over ten years each. These cars are well built ... Read More
My 2001 Maxima by Christopher3170
 — The only thing i don't like about my car is the repairs it needs now. The engine is solid but need a little work like intake, headers, exhaust, ect.. you see where i'm going. Once we get the importan... Read More

2001 Nissan Maxima Overview

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2001 Nissan Maxima

Minor additions appear this year for the 2001 Nissan Maxima.  The front-wheel drive mid-size personal sports luxury sedan was overhauled last year to offer more power, more room, and better road handling and performance.  For 2001, four trims are offered -- the base GXE, sporty SE, luxury GLE, and the 20th Anniversary Edition SE.  This limited edition Maxima gets 5 more horsepower in its Infinity I30 3.0-liter V6 engine, hitting 227-hp.  In addition to the sports components on the SE, the Anniversary Edition adds a body kit, 17-inch alloy wheels, side sills, bronze headlight covers, and a limited slip differential.  A sunroof is standard and leather seats optional.

The other trims remain virtually the same, with a 222-hp version of the V6.  A 5-speed manual is standard on the GXE and SE, and the optional 4-speed automatic is standard on the GLE.  The 2001 Maxima gets wheel-mounted audio controls on both SE and GLE.  These are optional on the GXE.  While the SE gets a sports suspension, foglights, and a rear spoiler, the GLE treats you right with leather seats, automatic climate control, and power front seats.  Dual front airbags and ABS brakes are standard for all trims.  A new Meridian Package adds on side curtain bags, heated seats and mirrors, and a washer fluid alert.  Traction control is optional.

One of the draws of the Maxima is its extra head and shoulder room that makes it roomier than the Camry or Accord.  Owners like all the standard features that come with even the base model (power accessories, keyless entry), and especially like the heated seats option.  The new style and engine power lend the 2001 Maxima a sporty edge over other mid-size sedans, and drivers say acceleration and handling is top-notch.  Gas mileage is disappointing, and there is a problem with paint chipping off.  Seats can be stiff on long trips and the rear windows let in some road noise.  Repair visits tackle failing oxygen sensors, squeaky brakes, and ignition coils.


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