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Nissan Maxima A33

Nissan Maxima A33 (1999-2003)

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Super reliable......up to 220,000 klm

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BadgeTi
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2006
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Heads-up,
The electrical issues are fixed........one day, they all started to work.
Since reading all the other problems or repairs people have had with their cars and still giving 4 stars, I now should upgrade my to 4.5\5.

Shaz
ShazGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 11 reviews
  • 3 likes

One of the BEST cars I have ever owned

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DuttoBoy
DuttoBoyMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Really Good Car. Very Under Rated.

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BadgeST
TransmissionAutomatic
Tom Lund
Tom LundPerth
  • 2 reviews
  • 8 likes

An excellent motor vehicle - Find one!

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The 1999 Nissan Maxima is certainly a car worth buying. Find a well-looked after one, preferably with low mileage, and you will be very pleased. The 6-cylinder 3 liter engine is super quiet and extremely reliable. The only reasonably major expense which may occur in time, is replacement of the coils. A set of 6 will cost about $950, fitted. Use a good semi-synthetic engine-oil, with regular oil and filter changes, and you will have a long-lasting, very reliable engine with enough power for enjoyable and comfortable driving. These cars are well-assembled and looked after, both the exterior and interior are acceptably pleasing. One of Nissan's great cars!

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Quality at an affordable price

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I have owned my 2003 A33 Maxima Ti for seven years, having bought it with 57000 Km on the odometer. It has been super reliable, comfortable and economical. On highway driving regularly returns 7 litres/100 km at posted speed limits. It has now covered 100000 Km and shows no signs of trouble. Everything works as new, no oil used between changes and is still on original brake pads. A lot of car for not a lot of money, especially if regularly serviced. Check the log books.
Equipment levels, comfort , reliability.

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Worst car ever

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The car kept breaking down, the previous owner crashed it without telling us, 2000 model Ti and is so annoying, ugly, noisy and I just want to get rid of it! Every time you go fast it feels like your being in an accident. Even the "leather seats" didn't feel like leather, more like plastic, in fact the whole interior was made from plastic, if your thinking of buying a maxima, I would think twice!
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Everything!

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Hats_Off
Hats_OffGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 24 reviews
  • 7 likes

Good

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Gary Rigby
Gary Rigby

I am impressed with my 2002STR it goes as good as the Volvo i owned . I have only had it for 6 months but i am happy with it.

bariloche
bariloche

I purchased 2001 TI in 2011,it is awesome still. efficient fuel and smooth car and calm. and it has full options like as leather seats, sunroof. If you find a luxury used , you choose this model. you might be happy.

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Beema41
Beema41South-Eastern Region, NSW
  • 15 reviews
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Average Car with Below Average Dealer Support

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Great car overall! Very reliable, best v6 engine around. I have an '02 ST model.
The rear springs & shocks could be a bit firmer, but not the end of the world.
I will be buying another Maxima, but the way mine is going it will be a long time yet.
Great engine, economical on fuel, easy to drive.
Lacks a little rear seat head room, rear suspension bottoms out with a couple of people in the rear seat.

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Fred Evans
Fred Evans

I have owned a 2002 Nissan Maxima ST since new. Over 185,000 km and hasn't missed a beat. Very reliable and runs smoother as it ages.

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These car are good family cars, you can drive 500 kms then play a game of golf. A peron with basic mechanic skills could service engine. Prices are good for this model used. Good first car boy/girl.
Family safety. Larger than a Commordore inside. Most options are standard. Easy to use controls < turn on cruise. Control, open sun roof, use electric seats. Set the climate control, top quality sound system. These cars are drivers cars they corner well stop fast abs of course. They feel safe.
Fuel consumption. They are a heavy on fuel when using air con. Boot space a could be bigger.

AzzA68
AzzA68Victoria
  • 14 reviews
  • 2 likes

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Questions & Answers

Paul B
Paul Basked
Maxima A33 (1999-2003)

1. Is SECU _ Smart Entry Control Unit the same as BCM - Body Control Module? 2. Have just found out Nissan Dealerships NO LONGER use CONSULT 2 - todays date is 18th March 2021 & this is the only system that can diagnose & FIX - BCM/ECU/SECU etc etc in 99-2003 A33 Nissan Maxima etc (or IS IT?- WELL - what do we do NOW to get our Vehicles Fixed if they have a problem with the Electronics etc as above as they were the only Business to have it & Mechanics/Auto Elec etc can't help??? WHAT A CROC!!!! HELP

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Ernest K
Ernest Kasked
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please, Is it advisable to replace my gasoline nissan cefiro with LPG ...? It consumes fuel more than normal

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Glenn
Glennasked
Maxima A33 (1999-2003)

Hi, im planning to buy a 2002 Nissan Maxima Ti with km reading 250k. Is it worth it? What do i need to check first? Thank you for the replies!

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Pierre Noir
Pierre Noir

Hi Glen, depends on the car.I would ensure had been fully serviced and ask for service records. Check if timing belt is noisy and was replaced at the right time. Also pressure test radiator.I have just had mine replaced at 180km. They go through a lot of heat stress. Also check suspension. see if it rides ok. Above all assess no. of owners (less is best) and determine if they have cared for the car.

Glenn
Glenn

Thanks mate! Helps a lot!

Rick
Rick

This model Maxima TI 2002 has a timing chain not belt, treated right it will last a lifetime. Mine has 220000 ks and is still running like a ripper, I will not part with this car.

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CategorySedans
Starting Price $47,990
TransmissionAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrol
Wheels17" Alloy
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L
Engine6 Cylinder 3.0L
Max Power157kW @ 6400rpm
Max Torque291Nm @ 3600rpm
Country of ManufactureJapan
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Release dateJan 1999
Discontinuation dateDec 2003
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