1999 Nissan Maxima Consumer Reviews

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1999 Nissan Maxima
4.7
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Strong Car

by from Little Rock, AR on February 8, 2009

I've had my Maxima for 7 years and it has been an excellent vehicle. I bought my Maxima used with 86,000 miles on it. It now has 168,000 miles on it and still runs like it is brand new. The engine is ...
I've had my Maxima for 7 years and it has been an excellent vehicle. I bought my Maxima used with 86,000 miles on it. It now has 168,000 miles on it and still runs like it is brand new. The engine is strong, the transmission shifts smoothly and the suspension soft. I have the GLE model with leather seats, sunroof, and Bose soundsystem. This IS a luxury car. It does feel a bit heavy when you have to brake ubruptly or corner sharply. All in all I plan on driving this car for another 100,000 miles.
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..."A Japanese B.M.W..."

by from North east Ohio... on January 13, 2008

My 1999 Maxima is a replacement for an older one that got T-boned by a full sized four wheel drive pick-up truck just behind the drivers door. I was impressed by the structural integrity in the crash ...
My 1999 Maxima is a replacement for an older one that got T-boned by a full sized four wheel drive pick-up truck just behind the drivers door. I was impressed by the structural integrity in the crash so there was no question of another Maxima being its replacement.I believe I'm alive because of the structural integrity.The only quibles which are minor is this Maxima has a solid beam rear axle instead of a full independent rear end like the older model. This means the back end on the 1999 model can "step out" during cornering on poor surfaced roads.While a 190 horsepower 3 liter engine is modest compared to current engines the car is no slouch. It will run hard with the best of them if needed yet if driven in a sensible manner will return decent fuel economy numbers.Like most Japanese cars they are well designed and manufactured with quality. Ownership maintenance costs are lower than domestic vehicles and value wise they beat European imports.Maximas are a good balance of exterior size, interior room, comfort, performance, handling, and braking.I think of Maximas as Japanese B.M.W's,...it's hard not to make such a comparison.
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Reliable + Comfortable Performace

by from Chicago, IL on January 8, 2007

Very reliable car w/ no major problems after 8 years of use. Comfortable interior w/ large back seat (room for 2 child seats and an adult), and well made materials with available luxury options. Sleek...
Very reliable car w/ no major problems after 8 years of use. Comfortable interior w/ large back seat (room for 2 child seats and an adult), and well made materials with available luxury options. Sleek exterior looks and V6 performance that really cooks! Good gas milage and durable engine/trans. Definitely recommended.
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This Car Will Run Forever

by from Framingham, MA on August 17, 2006

I've had my Maxima for over 7 years and put over 110,000 miles on it. The only thing I've ever replaced is the tires. My mechanic says everything looks great and this car will probably run for another...
I've had my Maxima for over 7 years and put over 110,000 miles on it. The only thing I've ever replaced is the tires. My mechanic says everything looks great and this car will probably run for another 100,000 miles, even here in the northeast! It's an unbelievable car and the only reason I'll ever be excited to see it go is because I'll be buying a new Maxima in it's place.
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This is how a car should be made.

by from Penn Valley, PA on July 29, 2006

My Maxima SE has been the best car I have ever had. It has 180k and just refuses to die. I have only had to perform basic maintenance and nothing else ever. What a remarkable auto it has been. If ...
My Maxima SE has been the best car I have ever had. It has 180k and just refuses to die. I have only had to perform basic maintenance and nothing else ever. What a remarkable auto it has been. If I could buy another I would in a heartbeat. Why can't Ford or GM make something like this? The silky smooth V6 is a pleasure to drive even after 7 years. I will certainly be considering another one when I'm due.
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Most Reliable Car I ever Owned

by from Chicago on January 17, 2007

I love this car, had it for couple of years and never had any issue what so ever. Whenever took for Oil changes, even mechanics use to praise the car, which happens rather rarely.
I love this car, had it for couple of years and never had any issue what so ever. Whenever took for Oil changes, even mechanics use to praise the car, which happens rather rarely.
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Really Comfortable and Reliable Car

by from Adelaide South Australia on December 19, 2015

Really good car. I have done a video review of this car which can found by googling "1999 Nissan Maxima ST Interior, Exterior Tour and Review" Here is a summarised version of that review - Interior ...
Really good car. I have done a video review of this car which can found by googling "1999 Nissan Maxima ST Interior, Exterior Tour and Review" Here is a summarised version of that review - Interior and Comfort: The Interior is nice and comfortable. The wood grain inserts, the leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob gives a subtle hint of luxury. The factory stereo sounds really good, the automatic climate control and the cruise control works flawless as well. As mentioned earlier in the video, you have nice comfortable seats all around and all the necessary driver control functions are within your reach. I would have liked it even better if the interior road noise was a little less and slightly more headroom for rear passengers. Engine, Transmission, Suspension, Handling and Fuel Economy: Now coming to the engine, the engine on this car is one of the best in its class. It is silky smooth and quiet, but when you really put your foot down, you will feel that there is plenty of power available at your disposal. The shift changes are smooth. The suspensions are a little on soft side which ensures a comfortable ride and at the same the handling is not bad for a family sedan. Fuel consumption figures are 7.2L/100km for highway and 10.8L/100km for city driving, which is actually quite good it class. Things to look for: These cars are very reliable and last a long time given that they have been serviced regularly. So, before purchasing you should look for regular service history, log book and other usual checks. After reading through few internet forums, I have found that the coil packs on these cars sometimes fails and it could lead to some expensive repairs. Also, make sure that the sparks plugs were changed at 100K if not then you are looking at $25 per plug as you need to use platinum tipped plugs with this car. Overall it is a decent car with few negative points. So, I would strongly recommend this car.
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The best car I have ever driven

by from Saskatoon, SK on February 17, 2015

I will not say anything other than that I had bought this car 6 months ago with 272,655 km on it. I can still feel how its engine is strong and smooth on the road. I still feel how it is a real luxury...
I will not say anything other than that I had bought this car 6 months ago with 272,655 km on it. I can still feel how its engine is strong and smooth on the road. I still feel how it is a real luxury car. I was worried about the 3.0L engine. It is doing very good on gas. I am in Canada in Saskatoon, SK. I was worried about this car will screw me up in the winter. But it starts easily in -25 C without an engine block heater. For a car to start in -25 C without an engine block heater, it is not an issue of the battery only. It is an issue of the whole engine. I am really so impressed with its engine and how it is really still strong.
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BEST CAR OUT ON THE STREET

by from New Jersey, Burlington County on May 21, 2011

I have owned my 1999 since new and its the best car i have ever ever owned in my life time. It had 3 miles when i got it and now i have 476362 on it and still runs just like it did back in 99. I take ...
I have owned my 1999 since new and its the best car i have ever ever owned in my life time. It had 3 miles when i got it and now i have 476362 on it and still runs just like it did back in 99. I take this car back and forth to cali which im doing in 3 days witout any problems. Only thing is replace your timing chain and water pump ever 150000 and you will never have a problem. Plugs every 12k and she will run forever. My father has the same 1 as me wit 780k on it and runs great wit out any issues. If you wanna buy a nice car get the maxima between 1995 to 1999 Stick 5 speed and you will be set for a longggg time.
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1999 Maxima maximizes driving enjoyment.

by from Scottsdale, AZ on March 11, 2011

I bought this used auto with 36,000 miles. Ride is very comfortable with 6 way power buckets, and safety is good with front anrear seat belts, front and side airbags on all 4 doors. Good handling, ins...
I bought this used auto with 36,000 miles. Ride is very comfortable with 6 way power buckets, and safety is good with front anrear seat belts, front and side airbags on all 4 doors. Good handling, instrumetation is easy to use, and we have made several long distance trips in this car that we have enjoyed. Mileage on hwy is about 30 mpg. Solid, depenable, spacious, and comfortable - everything you want in a full size vehicle.
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