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    2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    25

    Maxima's Are The Max. — This car is pretty much perfect. Nice design, good features, great performance, good looking, build quality is fantastic, inexpensive, etc. The car has run for ten years straight, never a single problem. Sound system is fine stock. This car is perfect.

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: Nothing.

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    2000 Nissan Maxima Review
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    Its Not A Bad Car But Its For Sure Not The One .... — performance is good in long distances not inside cities. acceleration is very good. braking is excellent. appearance is good . ( not bad ) interior design is very good it need a mid range maintenance . gas/kilo: approx. 150-160 per Gallon max

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: the acceleration

    Cons: its gas mileage

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    2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    Great Looking Car With Great Performance And Engine — 0-60 in about 6.0 secs. just put on new suspension and did some engine work sporty looking, still stock other than the tints and sound system drinking the car fast is just great with the windows down and system bumping!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: everything

    Cons: the ignition coils

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    2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    75

    When Ever I Look For Another Car I Always Look For A Maxima... Owned 4 Strong — the 2000 maxima is an great improvement on the previous generation. in 2000 they bumped up the power 32 hp that you can feel. this car has 226k and still running strong other then regular maintenance no real problems. this is the type of car where if you wanna cruse down the highway you will be fine but when you see someone coming up on you in your review you can easily put your foot on the peddle and let the car loose with out hesitation

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: `these cars last and as long as you keep it clean they will look brand new

    Cons: no reason to avoid it

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    2000 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    95

    The Nice Car I Just Didn't Like — Was OK. I got bored of it very quickly. I had it only about 9 months I think. Crazy fast. Was a 5spd manual. This thing beat crazy cars. Towards the end though it stalled on me a few times when I put the clutch in. Also I had it parked for a few days and when I started it the engine made a huge crash knocking kinda noise, I had it towed to the dealer. They said there was nothing wrong and it never happened again. Was very modern for the time. It was redesigned for 2000 and I bought it in Dec of '99. The dash/interior was very sleek. Very nice. The back lights were hideous. I wish I would've bought the SE. The SE is a nice looking car, this one looked kinda on the cheap side. It was pearl white though which I did like alot. Although when it was keyed it was like a thousand or 2 I don't remember because of the color, theres like a few layers and its a complicated paint job. Probably would never match exactly too they said. (Hmmm now to think of it pearl white cars aren't around as often as they used to be maybe thats why poss could never look perfect if needed any repair but I don't know ???). I don't know why I didn't really like it because it was pretty nice. The back lights did annoy me alot. I already said that, see how much I didn't like them. I added the spoiler and rainguards as you can see. Oh also the leather and sunroof was dealer installed. I got an amazing deal on this thing though. I paid only like 20K with the leather and sunroof. You ever see those ad's that the dealers advertise ridiculously cheap prices? Well the ad said something like $17K. I went in and said I want the car in the ad. Of course they tried talking me into something else but I was persistant on buying that one. They kept saying you know its a 5spd right? I kept saying yes thats what I want. I wanted leather and a sunroof. Again talking me into other cars telling me I can't get it in this model. Hmmmm I know it can be dealer installed. They didn't like the idea I knew that was a possible option. So yeah through persistance I got a nicely loaded Maxima crazy cheap. OOOhhh yeah I traded the ES300 in for this car. When I went to drop the title off a day or 2 after the manager said I ripped him off. I asked how? He said he accidentally priced my car as a GS300. Oops. Not my problem I already have my car. But yeah I didn't have it long, I just didn't care for it.

    Pros: Fast acceleration, good build quality, price

    Cons: Styling, cost of repair, possible mechanical issue

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    2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    Her Name's Karma Murphy (ii), But She Still Takes Care Of Me (some Of The Time); A 5th Gen Maxima. — I thought I was getting a solid performer, but instead I got a lot of headaches and repairs. It may be that I just got a bad one out of the batch; I did buy used after all. Ironically I stumbled upon the websites that had all the gripes about the 5th Gen Maximas _after_(!) I bought the car and started having a chronic problem. Granted I was a little stupid since I brought the car to my mechanic after I bought it, but he said it was in pretty good shape. Then the problems started, but admittedly all in all it could have been a lot worse. I've probably dropped about another $1500 into the car in repairs, including having the 'stealership' go over the car and chargge me $350 for diagnostics and tell me they couldn't find the problem. Yet, somehow it seems fixed (unless they just disabled the SES light). I liked the way she looked, but sometimes when I look at other 5th Gens I don't get the same feeling of attraction. I've been waiting to put on tints and some wheels, and I would definitely like to throw in some simple mods like a cold air intake and better brakes. She's a manual and I would like to look into a short throw if they have one for these Maximas. I had to replace the slave cylinder recently, and I couldn't even move the car until that got fixed (thank goodness for AAA). I've replaced the head unit myself after I found some of the dials and buttons not working, and it was relatively simple except for some difficulty with relatively hard to reach screws, although not as bad as some. There are a few minor issues which I know there are Tech Bulletins out there for, such as squeaking/sticking driver's side door, sticky seat belt retractor, and a squeaky fan inside the car at low speeds. My leather could use a reconditioning, as well as my paint, but she's still a good looker at quick glance. I haven't been too thrilled with the gas mileage which seems to fluctuate a lot, and I think putting lower octane does seem to have an affect on the performance. Then again I like to drive it like I stole it. And that's where it's fun. After having a Saturn 4-cylinder just before the Max, I'm glad to have that pull away power again. I would recommend that people buy new if they can, and if they can't then in terms of the 5th Gen Max, get something after 2000, as that was the first run of the 5th Gen. Never get the first run of anything, you'll end up with more bugs (oops). My excuse was that I wanted the manual tranny and I wanted the car relatively quick so I bought the first one I could get my hands on. It's a PITA, but you have to shop around, whether new or old, but especially with used because the care and quality could vary greatly. I expect that I'll have to be driving this car for at least another few years, and hopefully she can keep up with me.

    Pros: Sporty sedan, still fun to drive in a manual tranny, plenty of mods available, plenty of acceleration

    Cons: Manual tranny not so great (but might get better with some mods), chronic problems with SES and codes, car is just getting older.

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    2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    Great Maxima — I really like it when my sister lets me take it out for a drive, its very quiet and smooth and then you pound the gas, and it is a rocket. Need I say more. The looks are very aerodynamic and sporty, and even after nine years, it still is one of the best looking sports sedans. Only problems with it are ignition coils, and thats because Nissan had a new engine design for this year. But other than that none.

    Pros: Powerfull, Underestimated, Sporty looks, reliability.

    Cons: Egnition coils will fail.

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    2000 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    5th Gen. Maxima — Considering it was the newly redisinged, got a faceleift, it was amazing. Bigger, more spacious, more power, it seemed like a great buy. Like any new car, the car was great as any new car would be, but this generation was notorious for not testing the engine estensively to find the kinks you normally would expect a manufacturer to find. Notorious for having bad maf sensors, and owners found out the hard way. Everything else about the car, is strong, solid. Reliable engine, and good transmission. I average 24 mpg, with a 3.0 v6. That's awsome, and it's fun to drive. Makes for a great family car, while keeping the fun to drive factor.

    Pros: Reliable japanese car

    Cons: Could've tested the newly engine introduced to this family.

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    2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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    My Car — I like the car because of its overall quality but the thing hate the most is the "Check Engine Sign". Nissan is notorious for this nonsense. Most of the times engine doesn't need the checkup and when it does you wouldn't know if it is the sensor or the engine itself. But my car has been a tue workhorse.

    Pros: Durable and affordable

    Cons: Maintenance

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    2000 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    2000 Maxima Se Review — I love this car! It's the perfect balance between performance and luxury at an affordable cost. Although mine was purchased at about 75k miles, it was in great condition. The car handles great and has a surprisingly powerful V6. There are, however, some known reliability problems with this line of Maximas. The O2 sensors as well as the ignition coils are known to die at some point during the car's life. Repairs for each problem can add up to around $1000 so be prepared to replace them if the car still has the originals.

    Pros: Powerful engine, roomy interior, beautiful car!

    Cons: Some specific reliability problems.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Nissan Maxima Reviews

    Awesome Car. By Kiki1025

    I love the 2014 Nissan Maxima. Everything about it is great. I am single, but I would keep this car until I started a family. It has speed but also great space for everyone in the car to fit comfortab... Read More

    Really Like My Car By palomo

    nothing i really like my card how it drives and i also loved the price on it. runs really smooth doesnt waste much gas even though is a V6. maintenance is very affordable. i really like how spacious i... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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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