2007 Nissan Maxima
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Stop researching and go with the 07 Maxima! Trust!

by from Ottawa, Canada on June 18, 2012

This is my second maxima, i had a 95 GXE, which never gave me a single problem until 400,000KM, so i decided to reward nissan again with my purchase of an 07 maxima. I bought it used with 52,000 miles...
This is my second maxima, i had a 95 GXE, which never gave me a single problem until 400,000KM, so i decided to reward nissan again with my purchase of an 07 maxima. I bought it used with 52,000 miles on it. I got the SL 3.5L with every single avail option that include: bose 8 speaker amplified, and 2 6X9 amplified bose subs, bi-xenons, fog, sunroof, tilt-telescopic wheel, heated seats AND steering wheel that goes up to 30 degrees Celsius in the winter, dual-climate, navigation system with thousands of points of interest, rear sonar, power folding mirrors, intelligent key, smart-entry, auto dimming side mirrors and mirror, the list goes on and on and on... I have had this car for some time now without a single problem, I tinted the windows, and connected a 10" alpine sub to the factory Bose system and it sounds amazing! Clean and Clear Bass without the whole car rattling! I enjoy everything about the car and it compares 1-1 with friends that own Lexus, BMW and Audi's but I only paid a fraction of the price for the car and of course half the car insurance that they pay! The CVT is okay, not as sporty as other transmissions but I did not buy this because i wanted a sports car, I wanted a luxury cruiser. If you have a light foot, you will get 500-600 km out of a tank. With a heavy foot on the gas, you are lucky to get 350km out of a tank! What I love is the comfort of the seats, the interior quality, the tons of features and the overall quality of the ride and looks that i get! Things that I am not big about are: -the massive turning radius - the fact that I am a good driver and still need at least 2 re-adjustments to get into parking spots -the control for the navigation system when entering an address (this could have really been improved!) There are so many cool features however such as rear sonar, and the GPS actually shows you logos of the gas stations that you are approaching instead of just a generic gas station symbol. Overall, if you are not looking for a sports car, there is really no way you can go wrong with a purchase like this! It is a fraction of the price of German competitors, a far superior build over KIAs and Hyundai's (haha, makes me laugh) and to me (personal opinion) a more trusted name than Dodge, or Chrysler, etc. Gas mileage will get ya, but I figure any full size car with this type of engine would be similar! This is my second out of many many maximas to come, GREAT car overall, and I never had a single problem with my first or second one. (1995, or the 07) BUY THE MAXIMA, YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED!
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A great car to own and drive

by from Miami, FL on November 1, 2006

I just bought a Maxima (SL, sunroof, nav, pref package). I had an Altima V6 before, which seemed to have a more powerful acceleration probably because with a same engine was a lighter car. It is ext...
I just bought a Maxima (SL, sunroof, nav, pref package). I had an Altima V6 before, which seemed to have a more powerful acceleration probably because with a same engine was a lighter car. It is extremely comfortable, the navigation system is great and easy to use, hands-free bluetooth is also a nice feature. It is spatious although will not sit three adults very comfortable in the back seat. I preferred to get the traditional sunroof than the sky thing most come with. It has tons of nice features: dual AC control, great Bosse stereo, homelink (to open the gate in my condo), power seats. xenon lights, everything. It is a great car to drive. The ride is smooth and quiet.
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Glad i chose this car

by from San Diego, CA on January 17, 2007

Well, i have had my Maxima SE for one month now. And i love this car. I Am a self admitted new car freak and i put in countless hours reveiwing every car in this class. I test drove the Avalon, Cam...
Well, i have had my Maxima SE for one month now. And i love this car. I Am a self admitted new car freak and i put in countless hours reveiwing every car in this class. I test drove the Avalon, Camery, Mazda CX7 (not in this class, but had to rule it out). The IS 250, (very nice car but too expensive) Test drove the 300C from Chrysler twice. Drove the new 07 Passat by VW. and a half dozen other cars. I kept coming back to the Maxima and the 300C. Test drove them twice, back to back to finaly make my pick. Although i like the looks and power of the 300C better, the Maxima won me over with build quality and interior looks, as well as more options. The Maxima just felt tighter and was a more pleasant drive. And i would have to say, though the 300C was faster, it was not that much faster in excelleration. The CVT in the Maxima is awsome!! I purchaced my Maxima SE with every option available. Payed 31,450. I traded in my 05 Mazda 6 which was a nice car, but this Maxima is way nicer, whole notch up in every way. I also owned a 04 BMW 330I with the performance package, and i loved that car. I fell on some hard times and let the car go. Killed me to have to sale my 330I but, when i got my new Maxima it made up for it. I like the Maxima over the BMW overall. The ONLY thing the 330 had on the Maxima is cornering and suspension, man that car could take an clover leaf on ramp at 80 MPH, make you dizzy. The Maxima is no where close to the cornering ability of the 330I performance package, but it is better in every other category. I wish the maxima came with voice activated Nav, this is the only thing i would say to improve right away. The upgraded sound system is awsome. Better than all the other cars i test drove. Even the 300C's upgraded system pales in clairity to the Maxima Bose system. The Avalon's interior was just a little more luxury feeling, but i like the sporty interior of the Maxima. The front seats are more supportive. The power and performance of this car is great, and meets my needs in the power deparment. Its no Mustang GT, or Pontiac GTO, but its a fabulous combination of everything. Where the above two sports cars lack in many departments other than performace. If your looking for a well priced for what you get, family sports sedan, i would have to say Nissan has it right with the Maixma SE.
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Still the best car for the $$$

by from Boston, MA on October 24, 2006

Previously owned a '01 Maxima and decided to trade for the new '07. Opted for the base model SE and added the power sunroof. Upgrade to leather, etc. adds quite a bit to the price, although it still...
Previously owned a '01 Maxima and decided to trade for the new '07. Opted for the base model SE and added the power sunroof. Upgrade to leather, etc. adds quite a bit to the price, although it still comes in less than many comaparable cars with those options. Nissan offers an upgraded Bose sound system, but the base system is fine. The changes up front for '07 (re-styled lights, grill, hood) are a huge improvement over recent years in my opinion. The change back to a "real" spoiler (see the sad excuse for a spoiler on the '05-'06) on the trunk lid is also a great addition to the styling, as are the more prominent chrome exhaust finishers on the tail. The new CVT transmission takes a little getting used to, but after a while you hardly notice the difference from a traditional auto. trans. All the power you could ask for from a V6. The VQ engine is still one of the best on the market. Handling is great for such a heavy car. The 18" / 245 tires hold the corners/off ramps tightly at a good speed. Radio, temperature controls are easy to reach / use and all the gauges are back lit and easy to read. Only two minor complaints I have are that the automatic setting on the head lights leaves them on for almost a minute after turning the car off (a battery drainer??) and the new intelligent key system doesn't require that you actually insert the key in the ignition to start (I've already left the transmitter / key chain in the car several times when exiting). Just another thing to remember when running around doing errands or rushing to the office. Those things aside, I strongly recommend you test drive this car if you're in the market for a mid-size sports sedan.
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My second Maxima

by from College Station, Tx on November 21, 2006

This is my second Maxima and I am wowed by this car. My first was the most reliable car I ever owned and expect this 07 SL to be as good. Great highway car and very comfortable. Great get up and go...
This is my second Maxima and I am wowed by this car. My first was the most reliable car I ever owned and expect this 07 SL to be as good. Great highway car and very comfortable. Great get up and go and the interior is awesome. What I like about the Maxima is you never have to take it back to the dealer to get things fixed that were overlooked in building. Drive it away and only see my dealer for routine maintenance. Detroit needs to take notice and start building cars that are reliable and that are well equiped.
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$11,500 service repair bill

by from Virginia on February 8, 2014

I am an original owner of 2007 Max with 96,000 miles. Car was sluggish and seemed to be holding back so I took in to my dealer. To my surprise I received an $8,900 estimate to fix, needed a new transm...
I am an original owner of 2007 Max with 96,000 miles. Car was sluggish and seemed to be holding back so I took in to my dealer. To my surprise I received an $8,900 estimate to fix, needed a new transmission, timing chain and a couple of smaller items. Nissan covered the transmission since they recently extended the warranty to avoid class action. Agreed to pay $4,000 which was my share of repair. Two weeks go bye and dealer still has car, it is still running sluggish (honest dealer bad car). Needs an ABS actuator and other items associated with ABS. Add another $2,500 to my bill. The three major items: CVT transmission, ABS and timing chain identified by tens of thousands of Nissan Max customers as a problem. Buyer beware on used purchase, Hyundai is passing Nissan bye on quality and warranty.
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Reliable Car

by from on April 25, 2011

In the hunt for a great ued car after having a SUV for over 10 years was a challenge. I needed a car with enough room for carpooling kids yet stylish enough to enjoy an evening with my significant oth...
In the hunt for a great ued car after having a SUV for over 10 years was a challenge. I needed a car with enough room for carpooling kids yet stylish enough to enjoy an evening with my significant other. Nissan Maxima was able to do both. I truly enjoy the way it rides and handles on the road. The 2 biggest issues I have (which are minor) - 1. the light for the interior rear of the car is all the way in the back near the back window. You can only reach it if you are sitting in the back. What use is that if you are looking for something behind your seats (???) 2. The turning suspension has a wide angle. In order to turn into a parking space or such, you must plan accordingly or take at least 2 attempts before getting into the space. Otherwise great decision I made.
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Great Combination of Performance, Luxury and Value

by from Pottsville, PA on November 21, 2006

I recently bought a fully-equipped SE. The fit and finish of both the interior and exterior is first rate, as are the acceleration and handling (the vehicle is as fast as my son's 2007 VW GTI). Cont...
I recently bought a fully-equipped SE. The fit and finish of both the interior and exterior is first rate, as are the acceleration and handling (the vehicle is as fast as my son's 2007 VW GTI). Contrary to some others' complaints, I don't notice any torque steer under when accelerating. The SE's ride is what I expected from a sport sedan; that means it's on the firm side. Maxima's CVT is outstanding from the point of view of fuel economy, smoothness and quietness, and the sound of the V-6 when shifting in the manual mode is very, very satisfying. HVAC and sound systems perform flawlessly; the garage-door opener, memory seat programming, navigation system and hands-free phone system are easy to set up and work very well. Nissan's keyless-entry fob is convenient and does more than just open the car doors and start the motor. You can easily program it to automatically adjust the steering wheel angle, outside mirrors and driver's seat to your settings when you enter the car. Overall, everything is working as advertised; personally, the car is spoiling me beyond my expectations. There are a few negatives, but they have to do with Nissan's marketing. Stability control needs to become a standard feature instead of a hard-to-find option on dealers' lots. Nissan should offer more wireless phone choices for its hands-free system; I could only find three compatible BlueTooth models at both my local phone store and on its web site. The buying experience at the Nissan dealer was relaxed and positive, and I got a good deal. I waited a long time to buy a Maxima; the SE is a car worth waiting for.
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"2007 Maxima Like the ride for the money"

by from Northeastern NC on September 25, 2006

Tried Avalon, Solara, Acura TL and Acura RL. I like the sportier looks and feel of the Maxima compared to the Avalon. The Solara was just under powered. For the money the Acura doors sounded hollow ...
Tried Avalon, Solara, Acura TL and Acura RL. I like the sportier looks and feel of the Maxima compared to the Avalon. The Solara was just under powered. For the money the Acura doors sounded hollow and not as solid as the Maxima. The small rear window on the Maxima limits some of the rear vision and the seats and not quite as ideal for good positioning. But this is my 2nd Maxima and I like the way it handles.
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Best Car on the Road

by from Knoxville, TN on August 13, 2007

I've owned three (currently still have two). I would recommend this car above anything on the road for durability, style, and performance. You might pay more than Toyota, but you'll get more.
I've owned three (currently still have two). I would recommend this car above anything on the road for durability, style, and performance. You might pay more than Toyota, but you'll get more.
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