2001 Nissan Maxima Consumer Reviews

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2001 Nissan Maxima
4.3
Average based on 15 reviews
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Love my 2001 Maxima GLE!

by from Fort Worth, TX on June 14, 2011

WONDERFUL car! I bought it used in July, 2003 after literally months & months of research. You may not believe me, but I now have almost 170,000 miles on it, and there is NOT EVEN ONE RATTLE while dri...
WONDERFUL car! I bought it used in July, 2003 after literally months & months of research. You may not believe me, but I now have almost 170,000 miles on it, and there is NOT EVEN ONE RATTLE while driving! Its computer chip went out at about 150,000 miles, but I found a good used one online for about $250. And that is the only time it did not fire up and go. It has been extraordinarily reliable. Had to get seat covers for the leather seats, but the Texas sun where I live eats up leather seats on any car. I replaced the driver's seat at about 140,000 miles because two of the power motors in it went out, and it was less expensive to replace the whole seat with a used one from a salvage yard than replace the motors in the original. Factory Bose stereo system w/ subwoofer still is crisp & LOUD w/ no distortion. I get 23-27 mpg depending on the amount of city/highway driving I do, and it still does not burn one drop of oil between changes. Power seats are adjustable every way imaginable, & those front seats are more comfortable than most living room furniture, no kidding. Has pass-through from truck to back seats. This is far and away the best vehicle I have ever owned, and I have been through seven other foreign & domestic cars & trucks before I was lucky enough to find this one. Test drove a Chrysler 300M right before test driving the Maxima, and the American vehicle was a joke, absolute junk, compared to this one. I remember saying to my son at the time, "This car is amazing. You just THINK what you want it to do and it does it." I honestly expect to get 250,000-300,000 miles out of it, and I highly recommend this model year and other Maxima model years without any reservations whatsoever. Just a wonderful, wonderful vehicle!
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Would buy it over and over

by from VA on July 22, 2010

This is a marvelous car, mine with 235k and running strong. Had to replace catalytic converter twice, but overall this car has never let me down and never left me on the side of the road. Driving posi...
This is a marvelous car, mine with 235k and running strong. Had to replace catalytic converter twice, but overall this car has never let me down and never left me on the side of the road. Driving position and comfort can't be any better, and it is fun to drive, with power to drive the way you want. The exterior styling is top-class and timeless. Comfortable back seats and plenty of truck room. This was the perfect car for me.
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by from chicago, il on May 31, 2006

I have owned two Maxima's. Right now I have the 2001. The interior comfort with leather is comparable to much more expensive cars. The Engine is one of the smoothest and has lots of get up and go. 225...
I have owned two Maxima's. Right now I have the 2001. The interior comfort with leather is comparable to much more expensive cars. The Engine is one of the smoothest and has lots of get up and go. 225bhp is plenty for this car. The front wheel drive is great in snow and the Bose sound system is great.
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Fun to drive

by from Indianapolis, IN on March 2, 2008

This car has been great. I needed a larger car but I didn't want to get stuck with a slow behemoth. The Maxima handles great, has good acceleration, and has more than enough room for me and three othe...
This car has been great. I needed a larger car but I didn't want to get stuck with a slow behemoth. The Maxima handles great, has good acceleration, and has more than enough room for me and three other people to be seated comfortably. Overall, I love this car.
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The only Brand I ever owned

by from Toronto, canada on October 20, 2006

I had a 1998 GLE which was my baby until a drunken master hit it. I purhcased the 2001 Anniversary Edition with no regrets. I love it. It drives smoooooth and it is very comfortable. I am 6ft and i...
I had a 1998 GLE which was my baby until a drunken master hit it. I purhcased the 2001 Anniversary Edition with no regrets. I love it. It drives smoooooth and it is very comfortable. I am 6ft and it is just great for me. I paln to have this car for a very long time. I purchased it in Feb 2004 and have not done any major work. It has 170,000 Km, as I am in Canada. Nissan keep up the work
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2001 GXE Owner

by from West Palm Beach, FL on May 16, 2006

Nissan's are notorious for oxygen sensor problems. Mine occured at 45,000 miles when it caused the check engine light to engage. Currently at 69,000 & will need an exhaust repair. Otherwise outstandin...
Nissan's are notorious for oxygen sensor problems. Mine occured at 45,000 miles when it caused the check engine light to engage. Currently at 69,000 & will need an exhaust repair. Otherwise outstanding reliability & performance with regular maintainance. Also a great value as a pre-owned vehicle prospect.
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The best car I have ever owned hands down.

by from Cherry Hill, NJ on August 28, 2013

I bought this car due to the looks that I have loved. This is the best car I have ever owned. The car has the performance and reliability like no other vehicle I have ever owned before. I now have 210...
I bought this car due to the looks that I have loved. This is the best car I have ever owned. The car has the performance and reliability like no other vehicle I have ever owned before. I now have 210000 miles and still passes inspection with no problem. I WOULD buy another one as I am looking for another. Look no further if you are shopping for one or gave it any thought. This is the car to buy.
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Got my money out of it

by from connecticut on September 5, 2014

Bought this car in 2005 as a certified pre-owned vehicle. Not a bad car when I purchased it, except for the 'little' things that kept going wrong with it. At first the coil packs went, and it was a kn...
Bought this car in 2005 as a certified pre-owned vehicle. Not a bad car when I purchased it, except for the 'little' things that kept going wrong with it. At first the coil packs went, and it was a known issue with Nissan but would't change them under warranty unless it had failed. Then the countless other things like 4 starters, 3 alternators, 4 rear calipers, every speaker in the car slowly failed as well except for the pillar tweeters and the driver side door speaker. Oh and the rust... every time I see this model year I go and look around the rear wheel wells and admire how it just rusts.. Then finally the exhaust system went (rust) along with the notorious pre-cat that goes which I never decided to fix. The straw that finished my 10 years with this car was the fact you had to never take your foot off the gas as the idle air control valve started to die as well. Never had a car were so many little thing went bad so often.. But hey, got my money out of it, and now from what the dealership told me some guy in south america has a nice rusty crapbox to drive around in.
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Most comfortable, safe and reliable car ever

by from Bay Area, CA on February 6, 2014

I'm an auto broker and purchased my '95 Maxima used from the client who originally bought it from me. I sold my '96 Honda Accord so I could buy it. The Accord caused all kinds of back problems for me....
I'm an auto broker and purchased my '95 Maxima used from the client who originally bought it from me. I sold my '96 Honda Accord so I could buy it. The Accord caused all kinds of back problems for me. I've driven the Maxima on several trips of over 500 in one day and no problems at all. I now have 176,000 mi. on it and know I can get another 100K. Had to replace the alternator this year and the idle switch. Replaced the radiator 3 yrs ago, but all in all, much better than having $400/mo car payments. If this one goes, I'll buy another one. And it still looks great. The paint is extraordinary on these cars.
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My first car

by from Atlanta, GA on May 20, 2010

Purchased this car used in 2007 and got a really good deal. This car and I have been on the road a lot, but it has always been reliable and comfortable. I travel long distances and always get good gas...
Purchased this car used in 2007 and got a really good deal. This car and I have been on the road a lot, but it has always been reliable and comfortable. I travel long distances and always get good gas mileage. It is fun to drive and the car really hugs the road. I liked it more than the Camry because it felt more like a sports car. The Bose sound system in the car is top notch. The only complaint I have is that the leather seats have started to crack due to excessive heat and parking in the sun at work (I live in GA). Other than that I have absolutely no regrets and would recommend this vehicle to anyone.
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