2001 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

2001 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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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"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"light" 4 reviews
"sensor" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews

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2001 Nissan Maxima 20th Anniversary Review
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Very fast acceleration. HP of 227 adds to sense of safety. Sports car handling.
Roomy interior of a sedan. Great body design.

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SE, sports edition, has low profile tires and ride is stiffer than touring tires would be. It's a trade off as the benefit is great handling.

Hfrie2
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The Se Model-a Sportscar In A Sedan — Exhilarating to drive. Fast acceleration. Sports car handling. Feels safe due to size, powerful V-6 and weight. Roomy interior and trunk. Service and maintenance were expected incidents of average vehicle life cycle. My last 2 vehicles have been a Maxima SE. Love the design. The SE is made for someone who enjoys the driving experience.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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Powerful 6 cylinder engine, auto trans, front wheel drive. Fun to drive

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trans drags, sounds like a tank, brakes come and go

tpmerc
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I Used To Love Her But Its All Over Now — When the auto trans is shifting from 2nd gear, it drags...a lot. I've had diagnostics run on the trans. No problems show up. If I work up the guts to drive on a highway and go over 55mph, I loose my brakes. The brake pads were replaced (all 4) last week. I was on the highway today, the car was running great, I could see brake lights ahead of me, so I tapped on the brake to slow up, and my tap did nothing. Tried again and my foot went to the floor, and the car pulled to the right. I started pumping the brakes and was able to stop.

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Smooth ride, reliable car, clean and nice inside and out

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Nothing about the car i don't like

calvinclevenger
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Love This Car — this is so far the best car I've owned to date, very reliable, powerful, and comfortable, would recommend a Nissan Maxima to anyone looking to buy something with low maintenance cost and a smooth, safe, comfortable ride. Great for Families or Bachelors.

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Very reliable car. All the maintenance done at local dealership. Very clean  with low mileage.
I like the fact that it has a V-6 engine 3000 cc which makes fairly economical  23 mpg in city and close to 30 mpg in the hwy and has great power at the same time. Fun car to drive around town and very comfortable on the highway for long rides.  Exterior look is great

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So far not mayor issues after 114 thousand miles. One Oxygen  Sensor replaced, had  one small leaking in a cooling system hose replaced,  plus regular maintenance.

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Reliable And Fun Transportation — The sporty look of the car. Efficient engine and transmission combination. Reliability so far is great. Keeps the value even after this many years. The average similar Maxima are selling for around $5000 to $6000 which is not bad for a car that is over 12 year old.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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very nice body style, good power, nice handling

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nothing for me

cmen
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Clean — love the car never had any problems with it is very good in gas and nice Bose sound system love the that is a stick sift the Metalic gray color in my opinion is the best looking for this car

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fast

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looks

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Decent Car — decent acceleration and speed and plenty of leg room. Brakes arent too great and the fuel economy is decent for a v6 and the car is easy and fun to drive. For a 2001 car its fairly cheap to maintain

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Excellent car for comfort and dependability. Low maintenance cost. Excellent gas mileage. Repair costs minimal.

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Oxygen sensors don't work well with the ethanol in gas today and illuminates the service engine light occassionally. This is a known (non) issue with Nissan's and has never caused any issues, just a nusiance to look at for 10 yrs.

Cindy01
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Dependable First Or Second Car At An Excellent Value - Can't Go Wrong — 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 and will run forever as long as routine maintenance is kept up. This car has only been in the shop one time in the 11 years I owned it for a minor repair (spark plug coil). The ride is smooth and quiet and the engine runs like a top.

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The power is amazing.

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Nothing.

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Best — Best car eva. The build quality is very high. Performance wise it is almost like a sports car. The appearance might be a little aged, but the car still looks as good as new! The gas mileage is very good for an older car. This car is very fun to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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almost everything

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the only real con is the turning radius, its not so good

blanketarcher0
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Trustworthy — The car rides smooth, has quick acceleration, high top speed(about 140-145), never has any problems, maintenance is easy and inexpensive, the handling is pretty good but has a below average turning radius, the Bose sound system really adds to the pleasure of a long ride.

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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The car's style and over all handling are really good.

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Transmission in the car and the brakes are the biggest down side.

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Max — The performance of the car is not bad. It has 3.0L V6 the has 222hp from the factory and a 5spd manual transmission that will still burnout in second gear. The handling is sharp and responsive but the turning radius is marginal at best. The brakes work well under normal driving conditions but become very squishy after a few hard stops. The standard transmission could use a little help because the gears do not mesh well making it difficult to put in gear sometimes. The style of the car I like. The interior is fully loaded and the stock sound system provides ample base for the average user. The car has required more maintenance than i care for but when is is running well the car averages about 24mpg and is a blast to drive. I have had mine up to a 130mph before I ran out of room on the highway.

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