2001 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings
Average Ratings from 25 reviews
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2001 Nissan Maxima 20th Anniversary Review
leather interior, bose sound system, sunroof, etc
2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
A Fun, Reliable, Stylish Perfornmer Of A Car......poor Gas Mileage — I bought my 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 5speed in May 2001 w/ 38,000 miles. This car is extremely fun to drive, I typically get bored with my vehicles pretty easily...A year and a half later im still thoroughly enjoying it. Great horsepower on one of the industries flagship V6 engines. Ive had some minor things that needed repaired....the Emergency brake clamp on the right side kept sticking, and was approx $150 to replace. The exhausts do not last as long as they should, I relpaced the exhaust system at 49k costing $600 at a nissan dealership. Midas had a tin can version of the exhaust for $300ish. The catalyctic converter also needed replaced, a dealership was quoting me approx $800+ to have this repaired....I did my research and found that all Nissan Catalyctic converters have an 8yr/100k warranty...I had it replaced for free at another dealership. It has been a very reliable car, never broken down (knock on wood). I now have 73k on it and have taken many long road trips....Virgina, Canada etc and loved the ride. Nissan gets great style points for this car. Campared to the camry, accord etc of 2001, the Maxima easily wins. The exterior is sporty, elegant, and still one of the best looking mid size sedans on the road. The maxima interior is high quality compared to most competitors, and even most Nissan interiors. The Three complaints about this car are: 1, BAD GAS MILEAGE, window sticker states 22-27mpg.....I have a 5-speed manual, and with conservative driving can only squeeze approx 325 miles to a full tank. 2, PAINT - The paint quality is poor. The paint scratches, and chips very very easily. Splashing for the additional "Autobahnd" claer protector etc is a good idea with these vehicles. I keep the wax fresh, and still have a hard time keeping the paing looking new. 3, WIND NOISE - The 00-03 maximas have a major wind noise defect coming from both rear windows. There have been several Technical Service bulletins posted regarding the wind noise but to the best of my knowledge there have been no major solutions posted. Overall, you will be happy with this car....If you love to drive, and enjoy performance, you can easily deal with the gas, paint and wind noise. I would recommend this car to anyone.
Owner for 1 years, 6 months
Miles Driven per Year:20,000
2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
the only real con is the turning radius, its not so good
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.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
Maxima — Great car, comfortable but the gas mileage on the 2001 was terrible. Overall it was a very smooth driving car with so so acceleration. I would probably recommend the SE trim to anyone looking at the Maxima. It was not a fun car to drive but it had more power and extras than the Accord's of that time.
Reviews From Other Years
I Want It.
This car is amazing to have great for family or just for yourself. Its like buying an infinity nissan really stepped it up with the maxima. i would highly recommend this car to any one. its very luxur... Read More
It's a lot of car for the money with tons of extras including XM satellite radio with NavTraffic and NavWeather. Dual panel moonroof w/power sunshade is my favorite. A great family sedan with style, ... Read More
Unique Look, Powefull Engine, Great Luxury Features, Resonable Pce Compaed To Premium Segment
I like everything in this car, best performance, best valuse for money. very sharp sport power stering. Very quite and smooth ride, great tech features. Unique look, Powefull Engine, Great Luxury fea... Read More
Really Happy With It, Looks Good, Drives Good And Was Worth The Money
Performance: Firstly it has 300 bhp (near enough and 4 driving modes with paddle shifters. Then top it off with a DSG style gearbox for smooth and sports modes. Acceleration can be steady or pin you t... Read More
Amazing, Astonshing And A Reliable Car
Maxima's new look it great it changed completly to something excellent, it a five star car full of facilities you'll enjoy riding this car, its fast with 290 horse power, elegant and powerful it has... Read More
This car is a sleeper in the fact that it is faster than most cars out there due to the combo of the 290 hp VQ35 and the CVT transmission. rack n pinion steering is nice to have as opposed to electric... Read More
Great Dependable Car
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
Awesome Car With Little Regret
Just a great car. The Maxima has masculine styling with an engine to back it up. Great car! We love the ability to get up to insterstate speeds quickly and without hesitation from the tranny. The C... Read More
Fun With A Nissan.
Fun to drive for a front wheel drive car. The engine rewards you when you hit the gas! The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a four door, FWD 350Z! Mods are coming in the next three years! Exhaust, Brake Up grade... Read More
Fast, brakes hold hard or soft depending on how your driving. Handles perfect. a few problems is the motor. after about 50K miles, youll need to let the car warm up because you hear chain rattleing wh... Read More
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