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2002 Nissan MaximaReview
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Great Car For Passengers, Sporty Feel, Tons Of Gadgets — Ive owned this car for a little over a year and have put around 15,000 miles on since owning. It is the GLE which has basically every option imaginable except the 6 spd tranny which only comes in the SE. It quite fast, faster than most other sedans, although not sure about the handling it seems to be alright but havent really put it to the test yet. There is tons of space inside and suprisingly it only weighs 3146 pounds... my only wish is that i would have waited to find a 6 spd cuz it would be more fun and a little faster than the 4 spd auto. Traction is kind of an issue, of course i havent tried any different tires on it. ive used a g-tech meter on it and the highest whp i could put to the pavement was 195 and it was a cold day and the tires were cold so... ya hoping it gets better in the summer.

Pros: Bose 6 cd sound system, luxury, sporty feel, great sedan

Cons: havent found anything to really rag on yet

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2002 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Sporty, Family Sedan That Is A Lot Of Fun To Drive. I Still Get Compliments And Looks, People Asking What Year! — I really like the interior, find it very comfortable and look forward to long drives. The exterior is awesome, the rear could be better, love the front and side profile. It does have a wide turning radius, can be annoying when parking in a tight spot or making u turn. Performance is great other than the torque steer from the front drive.

Pros: sporty four door, fun to drive, very comfortable (loving the heated steering wheel right now!)

Cons: front wheel drive, torque steer

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2002 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Great, Reliable Vehicle. Only Complaint Is Its Large Turning Radius. — The Maxima is a reliable, agile and sporty vehicle. It is well appointed on the inside and spacious. It is very limber, quick and powerful. The only complaint that I have is that it has a wide turning circle which makes parking in some spaces very challenging.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:150,000

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2002 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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A Family Sedan With A Lot Of Fun For The Driver. — I owned a 2002 Maxima SE 6 speed manual and drove it about 90,000 miles in less than 3 years. I bought the base model and had the dealer install leather. I had owned a 1999 Maxima SE 5 speed manual prior to this and loved that one too. The 2002 has a much smoother transmission. The suspension is set up a bit softer than the 1999, which wasn't my personal taste, but my passengers seemed to like it. The interior is also very large. At the time, I had two young children in car seats and could fit three car seats across in the backseat. Not many cars that compete with the Maxima can manage that. Fuel mileage was good throughout my ownership. I see these on the road now and think they are probably the best Maxima that Nissan made.

Owner for 2 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:31,800

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2002 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
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Love This Car And Plan To Drive It For A Long Time 130k On The Clock Now. — Great car with excellent features, good performance in terms of acceleration, 255 hp, good brakes and handles well. No issues with build quality, power window motor and blower motor have been replaced. Looks great, kinda timeless, xenon headlights look great. Low cost to own, change the oil every 5K and drive. It's still fun to drive every time I push the gas. ***Update Got to 186K on the odometer and needed a new cat, so I traded it in, still miss it though, great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great style and performance

Cons: takes a city block to turn

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2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
Charlie says:
I really love this car. Exceptional power and comfort.
vs2004 Toyota Camry XLE FWD
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Toyota Camry XLE FWD better.
"I really wasnt sure about cargo space."
Would Buy Ranked 2004 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"I love the way it responds."
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2002 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
daniel_5296 says:
vs2001 Mitsubishi Diamante 4 Dr LS Sedan
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Front Seats Ranked 2001 Mitsubishi Diamante 4 Dr LS Sedan worse.
"Easier Controls"
Family Car Ranked 2001 Mitsubishi Diamante 4 Dr LS Sedan better.
"Larger size"
2002 Nissan Maxima SE Review
Vicd88 says:
Very smooth car and well built. The 3.5l was a little overkill for most people but reliable engine with a timing chain.
vs2002 Honda Accord SE
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Front Seats Ranked 2002 Honda Accord SE better.
" Good firm support and a wide bottom with no creases ro feel. Nice lumbar support."
Would Buy Ranked 2002 Honda Accord SE better.
"Overall, the car is built easier for a DIY for repairs. "
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