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2000 Nissan MaximaReview
Jose L writes:
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I had one and it was great, I also had a 2002, also a great car, I love this cars. Probably made in Japan.

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2000 Nissan Maxima Review
kiiksjay says:
very quiet ride
vs2000 Honda Accord
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  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
B.n. writes:
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Good All Around Car — The car is fun to drive. Great acceleration. It is well built with engine that is known to reach 300000. I have driven 3 generation of maxima and I enjoyed this one the most. The newer ones transmission break more easily.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast, overtakes easily. Very reliable but you must take care of issues the moment it happens

Cons: Repairs can be expensive

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2000 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Nice Looking But Problematic — Nissan had many problems with this engine design. It's been problematic since I've had it. I have sunk way more money into it with zero return on investment. Would never buy another Nissan in this year range. Brakes and handling were fine. Performance was fine while working properly. Car is constantly in the shop. Most problems are maintenance issues but the engine issue is a constant. Hard to start. Runs rough. Mechanics can't seem to pinpoint what the issue is. There is also an issue with the Nissan NATS security system. It kicks in at random making it impossible to start the car. It shuts off the fuel pump. Very annoying. Nissan should have done recalls but did not leaving owner to fix themselves.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Aesthetics, handling

Cons: High maintenance, poor gas mileage

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2000 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
devinrmurray writes:
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Great First Car. — I love that it was my first car, and I'm glad to move on to something quicker. The cost for maintenance is around average price, not too expensive, and not too cheap. The car is great in handling. I personally think it's great for a teenager to drive on, even though I am one myself.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Torque and low end speed.

Cons: Look is outdated.

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2000 Nissan Maxima SEReview
aarfred52 writes:
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Take Good Care Of It, And You'll Be Alright. — I did like the stock Bose speakers. I put in an aftermarket radio so I could hook my iPod up (use the non-Bose harness though). I liked the tailights and the way it handled, minus the bad strut mounts and rear coils. It was fun to feel the engine roar with the pedal down. Sunroof was a plus. It really bothered me not having heated leather (live in MN and most winter days were under 15 this year so seats were frozen). Overall, if someone has taken good care of their Maxima, it will do you well. Be prepared to replace those front mounts and rear coils though. They seem to be a common flaw in most Maximas/Altimas from 2000-2009 or so. Very dependable car with few repairs. I was just bothered by all the little things that added up. 14 year old cars do tend to have flaws though!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Corners very well, decent horsepower for a family sedan, nice stereo for a stock(if Bose), looks cool from behind.

Cons: Suspension goes bad easily, rotors will warp causing shaky braking, developed a weird noise from the engine bay that no one could diagnose, interior is easily sun damaged, some shops will charge an arm and a leg, terrible on ice(depending on tires).

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2000 Nissan Maxima SEReview
Phill writes:
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The Maxima Is One Of The Best Sedans U Can Get Today — the 2000 maxima se, with the vq30de-k with a stout 222hp and 217lb of tq, makes for wonderful acceleration, this is only the auto and its one of the fastest cars ive owned with a 0-60 time of 7 seconds for the auto. it handles great, very natural in corners unless pushed really hard then itll understeer. gas is good, roomy car, overall i love it, i just wish it was a 5speed

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: everything

Cons: the auto!

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2000 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Nissan Maxima — This car is amazing every single time that a car was needed for any emergency it was able to be used. It was over all the best car that was purchased. I would keep using it but I want something different now.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Its the best car that it was ever bought. It has always being kept in great conditions. Runs perfect on City and Highway.

Cons: It would need a paint job soon to make it look good.

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2000 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
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Basic — like interior dislike performance like outside type of model dislike rims shape dislike space in trunk what else can I say about this car or mark not much really is a standard car. Nissan needs to create better cars and with a big amount of soul

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: standard car

Cons: age

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2000 Nissan Maxima SEReview
Dane writes:
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Great Purchase, Recommend Manual Transmission — i have a 2000 nissan maxima se with a 5 speed manual transmission. I bought this car about 3 years ago and have hade very minimal issues with it. Very quick for its size and the handling is very sports car like. fuel milage is around 23 mpg average, my only beef with it is that it requires premium gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: best 4 door sedan for the price range, ample power

Cons: requires premium gas

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This is awesome I love the features especially the remote start Read More

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Great coat on the performance blue and the alloyed rims Read More

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the SR model, the colors too, the price too much Read More

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