2002 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 33 2002 Nissan Maxima reviews.

    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    85

    Buy Them Used. They Lose Their Resale Like A Cadillac. — Perfect motor and transmission. Comfortable yet somewhat sporty ride. Great acceleration. Great highway cruising with that 6th gear in the lineup. Very reliable and great mileage considering it had 255 ponies under the hood. I sold it to get into an Audi A6 which was one of the biggest automotive mistakes I have ever made. And I have made some big ones.

    Pros: Accel, reliability, ride

    Cons: ??? no AWD or RWD I guess

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    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    35

    Get It! — Fun to drive sports sedan, 6 speed manual transmission, 0-60 in 6 flat, 14.2 quarter mile time, 260-hp V-6, good fuel economy, bought it for a great deal, plan on keepin it through college, the buying a Dodge Charger R/T daytona in the future.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great,quick sports sedan

    Cons: Japanese

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    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    25

    Nice Car — Persormance: Dont make alot of parts for this car but when you find them they are costly. Build: Car is sound. Appearance: Car has some nice lines to it. Very sharp. Cost: Gas isent bad its a V6. Maintenance: Mobil 1 all the way. Fun: Its not a car to take in the woods but on the streets it handles

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

    Pros: 6Spd manual. Cant beat that

    Cons: Nothing

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    2002 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    35

    Fun, Fast, Relable — I have had this car since Sept 2001. For a 4 door car it is a sleeper with 250 HP. Over all it is a good car to have and had a blast with it. Car ride is smooth and it does not feel like you are doing 100 MPH.... Most major work that was done was a Trans rebuilt 2yrs ago.

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

    Pros: FUN

    Cons: NONE

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    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    35

    Maxima Review — The maxima is a great sports sedan. Its 2 door- like quality and speed make it fun, while actually having 4 doors makes things easier for travel. Overall I give the 2002 Nissan Maxima SE 5 out of 5 stars.

    Pros: speed, appearance, travel, gas mileage

    Cons: expensive

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    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    My Car — overall love it so far...nice set of balls for a 3.5L and decent gas mileage..roomy too. bose stero system, and power everything...xenon headlights and great handling. i wish i would have owned one earlier its overall a good car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: quick and comfy

    Cons: traction control

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    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    2002 Maxima Se — Gotta have 6M, but lottsa torque-steer. Needs stiffer springs and independent rear suspension... its way too soft. Great on the interstate and amazing mileage...I've actually averaged nearly 40mpg with cruise on long trips. Spacious and quiet, but can put you in jail faster than you think.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: power, stealth

    Cons: torque steer, premium gas

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    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    Amazing Car That Is Surprisingly Fun To Drive — I bought the car as a daily driver so I could build my other car. The car is surprisingly quick, went 14.0 @ 100 in stock form. Gets 30+ mpg hwy. I bought it as a 6 speed and always wanted one. Now that I have it I am very happy to own it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 6 speed, quick, sounds great, nice car

    Cons: none

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    2002 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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    35

    A Car Hard To Part With... — Love this car. Personally, the styling (interior and exterior) are true to the luxury 4-door sports sedan mentality. Exterior has clean, straight lines. The stance is both agressive and refined. Interior has all the luxuries one can want in 2002. It would be nice to have an iPod connection in my car, but would not be possible with my current radio configuation. After 7 years, one of the top engines of it's time is still performing as if it was at its peak. Power matched with supurb fuel economy.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Interior, engine, and poise

    Cons: Automatic Transmission, front wheel drive

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    2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    75

    If You Have A Family But Like To Open Up Your Car Now And Then And Are On A Somewhat Budget, Get It. — Performance - The 2002-2003 model years have the 3.5L V6 VQ35DE which is practically the same as the 1st gen. 350Z's VQ... so it's got plenty of torque and gets up and goooess! Watch out for the torque steer. Mine is the 6 speed manual so that just makes it even more fun! Build Quality - The exterior is great, my car has taken alot and still looks beautiful, I baby her. Interior not so much, the only problem I have with the interior is that the plastic they use for the consoles feels so damn cheap! Everything else inside is pretty reasonable. Try and find one with the Titanium package and Meridian package, rare but will be worth it! Appearance - If you add any type of ground effects (lips NOT body kits) it's aggressive as hell, add a drop and OMG SEX! Cost of Ownership - All my miles are highway miles and with the 6 speed, my mpg is showing 28. I drive about 360 - 400 miles a week and I have to fill up every week(Shell Premium 93 octane). If it's wheel barrings in the front haven't gone out yet, expect them to. Happens to almost all of the 5.5 gen. Maximas. Other than that as long as you baby it, it shouldn't give you any problems. Mine's perfect right now. Fun Factor - 6 speed + traffic can be a pain, but once traffic opens up, drop it into 4th or 3rd, if you're going slow enough, and punch it, feels so good. Add an intake just to hear the engine noise and maaan, makes you wanna waste gas!! -_-

    Pros: Good 4dr/wannabe sports car for the money, plus enough comfort features. Great power/gas guzzling ratio!

    Cons: The wheel bearings that will go out if they haven't already, but not a big deal really.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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    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

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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

    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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