2005 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

2005 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"tire" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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Cdgassett writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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4

Pros

Powerful engine,  great looking design , Heated/cooled seats . Leather.

Cons

Maitanence was pricey.  Had to drink expensive fuel.

Cdgassett
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Awesome , Sporty Car — Most fun car I've ever had. Rear driving experience. Responsive throttle gives you the racing feel, while being wrapped in luxurious leather bucket seats is like a warm hug. All around great car, just expensive upkeep and only takes the expensive fuel types.

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Fx writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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5

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great accelaration, sleek look, very powerful

Cons

I have the automatic version

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Great Car — ... who has the time and patience to actually do a full review of a car. We have google for a reason.

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Ramman05 writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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4

Pros

Lots of cargo room, headroom in the front and rear seats is wonderful, amount of speakers for the non-bose system is surprisingly great, 6 speed manual is easy to shift and plenty of power is available

Cons

Sky View windows in the roof are neat but useless, power windows are slow, turning radius is lacking, suspension sits awkwardly high in the front and sags in the rear.

Ramman05
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A Nice Sized Sedan With Luxury Options Molded Into An Afforable Daily Driver — The car has nice curb appeal, stock 18 inch wheels and tires are nice. Cargo room in the trunk is surprising and the rear seats fold down to allow for even more room. 6 Speed manual transmission and front wheel drive is great, wish it was rear wheel drive but then I can sell my Maxima for a G35 if I really had to have it. Fun car, great power and fits my entire family comfortably.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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4

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Exciting to drive , great response with correct tires, and ride is so smooth it feels like you are on air,I have Continental Extreme contact DWS, Fantastic tires.

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I have noticed a huge drop in my mileage since i crossed the 100,000 mile mark, the brake pads wear out fast, Use premium fuel only it really makes a difference, and the stupid window on roof that doesn't open i hate it!!!

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Its Been Tested And Tried True By Me, Nissan Makes A Great Car, And Their Suv's Are Nice. — Car performs great its got enough power to accelerate to highway speed within seconds.Takes corners like a dream with the 18"s on it. Haven't put any mods into it and now have like over 110,000 miles and been in probably 7 accidents but it runs like a champ!The Paint wears quick and the chrome finish dulls after months, interior is roomy and comfortably seats 5. Gotta maintenance it a lot in Maine pretty cheap.Dont get good city miles but on hwy. I get probably 480 miles to tank. The car is fun as hell to drive for a full size 4 door sedan!!!Wish I also owned a GT-R , I'd settle for a nice G7 though by Infiniti.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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coraldad writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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5

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Great handling car

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Not getting to drive it enough, my daughter won't let me.

coraldad
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Maxima Mania — This is a powerful, great handling car that has always been a joy to drive. It has the power to fight traffic and handling to tame any curves thrown at it. The seats are comfortable and make long rides more enjoyable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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all the power u need

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nothing

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Go Get One ! Now ! — the fast and nice all i ask for so go buy your self a maxima . no need to put any more money in to all u need is 91 octane gas and this baby will fly and some nice tires

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Emily writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SL Review
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5

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The leather seats, the sunroof, the comfort, the bose sound system, the speed most importantly.

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nothing sucks about my car.

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Mckayla — I picked out this car for my mom in 2005. I am now pleased to say that I am the proud owner.

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Benjamin writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SL Review
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fast, sounds great, solid nissan

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gas guzzler

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I Own One, Plan To Own Many More Nissans, Prolly With This Engine 350z, G35 Etc — fast, nissan badge, reliable lots of standard features kick ass sound system from the factory lots of punch, great exhaust note easy to mod, widely available parts lots of interior room, back seat, trunk space leather, great materials good quality

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Bryan writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SL Review
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5

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nice and roomy

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want more room in the trunk

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Very Nice And Gas Is Great On It — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling is great on it Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance is not as expensive as i thought Fun Factor - is fast when u want it to go fast but can be cheap if on normal routes for work

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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George writes:
2005 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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3

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looks are good, interior is good and well put togeather,has lots of interior room and trunk space

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seats are uncomfortable,driving position is bad,gear box is bad, downshifts are very hard, ride is bad

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A Nice Cheap Fullsize Car With Good Build Quality — Performance is ba build quality is good with nice material and is put togeather well. No rattles or noises. I drove the car for about 150miles all highway and the ride was bad. The gear box is bad and shifts hard driving around town. Its not fun to drive by anymeans.

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