2000 Nissan Maxima Overview

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2000 Nissan Maxima Overview

Nissan's personal mid-size luxury car that promises a sporty performance, the 2000 Maxima emerges this year fully redesigned in an effort to stay competitive with the Accord and Camry. One way it does this is by increasing its length and adding two inches to the wheelbase. The 108 inches expands interior leg and shoulder room, make it more spacious and with a bigger trunk (15.1 cubic inches) than its closest rivals. The 3.0-liter V6 engine also gets a 32-hp boost up to 222-hp, again beating out the ratings of the Camry and Accord.

The 2000 Nissan Maxima comes in base GXE, sporty SE, and luxury GLE trims. A 5-speed manual is standard on all but the GLE, where you'll find a 4-speed automatic. The auto tran is optional on the SE and GXE. A retuned sports suspension is stiffer for better handling and less shudder, and the performance tires (ranging from 15 to 17-inch) improve road grip. ABS brakes and dual front airbags are standard across the line, with side airbags now available as an option. Traction control is also offered as an extra with the auto tran. A new grille, lights, and body shape offers a sporty, aerodynamic look overall.

Even the base GXE is well equipped with power features, but the GLE adds leather seats, automatic climate control, wood accents, and power driver's seat. The sports-oriented SE carries a rear spoiler, 5-spoke alloy wheels, foglights, and black trim on the grille. Heated seats and a sunroof are available on all models. Owners seemed to like the new style of the 2000 Maxima, and say the ride is smoother and quieter, thanks to new sound insulation. The extra engine power is noticeable, especially with acceleration, and the interior is roomy and comfortable, though the backseat is a bit cramped. Peeling paint is a minor problem, but the 2000 Maxima had frequent problems with the ignition coils and oxygen sensors.

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    Why Does My Panic Alarm Keep Going Off? What Control Turns It Off?

    My panic alarm keeps going off for no reason, and I have no way of turning it off, other than waiting a few minutes and pressing every possible button. Everytime I open my car door it alarms. Is the...

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

    Security System

    How do I shut off the alarm when the security system is accidently triggered?

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    00 Maxima Makes Noise When I Push Gas

    I just bought a used 00 nissan maxima with almost 300,000 i know alot of miles, but i got it cheap and love that year of maxs, anyhow when i push on the gas i hear a loud noise like its under my fe...

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Maxima Won't Start

    Car starting sounds slow but never starts, sounds like there is lots of fluid in the cylinders, oil shows normal but has low oil pressure sensor triggered.

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    Engine Problem

    My 2000 Nissan Maxima cranks up just fine runs for a few seconds and then dies and pops when I try to give it throttle

    18 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)