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 GLE Review
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Quick for a mid-size sedan, all the upgrades, handles well.

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Nothin.

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Fast Large And Luxurious. — This car has it all, quick, has all the luxuries, and large. Handles pretty good to.

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Quick, Fun

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Quick, Easy To Maintain, Fun To Drive — This car has a great engine, strong and relieable. Fun to drive, nice suspension setup. Handles well.

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2001 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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Fast affordable family car

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Not a gas saver

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2001 Nissan Maxima Gxe — Nice family car for 250hp. I just had to change a dented wheel because of a bumpy ride.

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2001 Nissan Maxima 20th Anniversary Review
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The look, the power, the interior, the sound system, tehs comfort

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i dont have tinted windows yet lolll

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Great Car — Great power for is categories. good suspension, it's really a good car.

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2001 Nissan Maxima 20th Anniversary Review
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leather interior, bose sound system, sunroof, etc

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automatic

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It's A Pretty Car At Least... — It's not easy to get used to... No manual options... not recommended for a lead foot~

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Lots of room, V6 has some power, Bose stereo

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lots of body roll, doesn't hold value

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A Clean Daily Driver — Overall design doesn't hurt to look at and doesn't burn a whole in your wallet.

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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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

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I bought this car because of the space since I have a small child and am always on the go this car was perfect

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2001 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Love the styling and handling, dual heated seats, sound system, sunroof, and overall driving experience.

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Emissions system: have replaced 2 catalytic converters, ignition coils, 3 O2 sensors, and 2 alternators, and significant rust around wheel wells.

redmen19
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Ok But Emission Systems Sucks! — Love the car just dislike the fact that at least once a year (have owned the car for 5 yrs now) I have to either replace an ignition coil, O2 sensor, or catalytic converter. Get replacement parts from junk yard because OEM parts are non-existent. Plus the under carriage has major rust and so does both rear wheel wells. Makes the car look ancient with all that rust , which seems common with this model. I've noticed rusting on most 2001 Maximas in the same area. Cheap metal I would guess. Would not buy another Nissan vehicle because the emissions system seem has problems. But I have loved driving my car though the engine doesn't have a lot of power, and if I have a full car load of people, the engine struggles carrying the full weight.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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one of the few cars you ould get with a manual transmission and is great on the highway.

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corrosion issues and the constant check engine light

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If It Doesn't Cost Too Much, It's Still Worth Driving. — The engine, transmission and body of this car was built very well. The emissions system and are horrible. The check engine light will just have to burn out. The c-pillars/rear doors have WAY too much wind noise. The drivers seat is comfortable for a really long trip (9+ hrs).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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2012 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Works By 4x4tricks

I like the car but have some desires that haven't been met. This particular model holds 130mph for long distances with no problem (rarely drive this way but had to see). For some reason, I have never ... Read More

Sexy By WarrenTAutos

This car is one of the best affordable sedans. Very fast and handles like a sports car. the pick up is insane. The interior is very welcoming and the exterior is sleek with a unique design. I recomme... Read More

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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

Awesome Car With Little Regret By eupho55

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

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