2007 Maxima TI
Bought this car with approx 40k on it about 3 years ago. I have had heaps of cars over the years and this has to be one of the nicest I've owned.
We average 9.9-10.0 litres/100k, which is really good for a big heavy V6 vehicle. It is extremely comfy and has lots of nice leather and quality about it. I love the sunroof and would not have another vehicle without one now.
The only thing I think is a bit naff is the display, which is a bit on the basic side.
The CVT and 3.5L V6 go well together and it gets up and cracks, just don't punt it into corners too fast as it is set up for comfort not racetracks. As i get older I tend to prefer it that way.
My wife loves it and does not want to hear about upgrading; I'd like a new Murano.
Nissan Maxima J32 Ti
What excellent value for money !
Sat nav, Bose sound system, DVD player, sunroof, electric (and heated) front seats, bluetooth, cruise, everthing I wanted and not an optional extra either.
Magnificant smooth, powerfull yet economical engine/transmission package. Climate control air con works a treat is very hot weather to.
Very reasonable service costs.
Solid and well built.
Value for money, extensive equipment levels, comfort, the quietness, powerful.
They could have put in an alloy on the spare type.
Quality at an affordable price
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.
Nissan Maxima 2012
Bought a 2012 Nissan Maxima 250 STL. Smooth, all the gadgets to be excited about. Very very good price. Early days but the car looks are amazing with the features. Space inside the car is comforting. Engine is powerful enough to keep you in the 60 - 80 KMH race around the city area !!
Electrically controlled front seats. Blue tooth connection for mobile phone.
Plenty of boot space. Will fit 3 check-in flight suitcases as well and 3 hand luggages.
For anybody out there contemplating between a Honda / Hyundai, i would suggest a Nissan M...axima. As a family, we are in love with the car. After all the gadgets available, there is no 12V power output. We should use it through the cigarette lighter. The car designer should have forgot about this one!! We have ordered for a dual 12V input, which could plug in into the cigarette lighter. Should be alright.
I purchased my 2004 STL in 2011 with 158,000 k and its still going strong: an amazing vehicle. The performance is brilliant and the quality is superb, I switched from owing European cars and will never go back and servicing I'd cost effective as well : we'll done to Nissan : love everything about this car
Engine: performance, quality
A heavy vehicle
Worst car ever
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!
Big on space and performance.
For a Japanese car this one is quite large, from the body on the outside through to the cabin on the inside. The acceleration of this car is really good as well and it is very quick off the mark. Due to the size of the vehicle it is not so suited to tightly packed inner city streets. It is a great vehicle to take cruising on the open road and is very pleasurable to drive in such situations. Overall this is a very impressive vehicle and nice to drive and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
Quick acceleration, roomy inside.
Can seem to be like driving a tank in town.
Why buy anything else!
Bought our 2004 Maxima Ti in 2007 with 63000k's. Now (2012) it has 135,000k's on the clock. We have just spent (Nov 2011) $370 on a full set of disc pads-discs still perfect so no machining required. This car impresses us as each year goes by. Great to drive; smooth, powerful, quiet, every option you can think of. Will never buy European again, with their expensive servicing and dubious quality. The Nissan company can be very proud of these Maxima's. Grossly underated. A dealer tells me that there is almost always a waiting list for the Maxima. He sells every Maxima that is allocated to him.
Super reliable. Powerful. Comfortable. Very low running costs.
Brilliant car in every way!
I purchased my Maxima 350 ST-S Series 3 in December 2011. I decided on a large V6 sedan after having a 2003 Toyota Avalon GXi MK3 and loved the space, comfort and power. After test driving other cars in the category (Honda Accord, Toyota Aurion, Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore) I decided the Maxima was the best value for money and the best presented car overall. The styling of the Maxima is classy and striking. Though the V6 is not as powerful as the other cars, it still has a huge amount of grunt and has a deep throaty growl! The Maxima is a ...pleasure to drive while cruising freeways as well as in the city and on country roads. It handles all surfaces well. The features list is huge for the $40k price! From a Bose stereo to heated seats and push button start, it's endless! I would definitely recommend this car to anyone!!! Fantastic value for money, supremely comfortable and extremely quite. Loaded with heaps of features, very easy to drive! The engine is a dream! The only niggle is the tilt only steering wheel, apart from that, nothing!
I bought my 2004 STL in April 2011 and at 160,000 K's runs like a dream, its an amazing machine and brilliant technology, Love it. The Engin is amazing and a real smooth gear box. The drive is superb and feels like driving a Mercedes with a Nissa Badge. I would recommend this to anyone
Reliable and superb engine
Bought a 2004 Ti Nissan Maxima 2 years ago at 83000kms on the clock. Now its 168,000kms, and still going strong. Silky smooth transmission. Fantastic acceleration, 0-100km sprint in 7 seconds using 98ULP and 0-40W Castrol Edge Sport. 10,000kms regular oil change etc maintained by myself. Transmission oil change at 160,000kms using Penrite Full Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid. The only problem I have with this vehicle is the passenger left door does not lock/unlock properly from time to time, so manual lock and checkup is required. Everyt...hing else works fine. The rear dvd player is a godsend in keeping the kids quiet on trips longer than 20mins! Easy to maintain, everything from air filter, to fluids and cabin filters etc can be purchased from supercheapauto. This car has amazing pickup, runs like a V8 with V6 fuel consumption at 9.2L/100km. Legendary vehicle. Power, refinement, smooth transmission changes, service parts are easy to source from supercheapauto. The front passenger door do not lock/unlock automatically from time to time.
What a great car. I will purchase the next model Maxima when I need a new Maxima. They have an even more powerful engine, and I believe better ride quality. This is truly a great car. There is nothing better for the price.
A lot of things with this superb Motor Vehicle. I purchased mine in January 2009 and have been happy ever since. The super smooth engine response, great fuel efficiency, the high level of equipment. There is nothing this car doesn't have.
Not much at all, perhaps a little more head room in the back seat. Very minor criticism of this car.
Best value for money
This is the third Maxima I had, and by far the best one. Nothing much to complain about this 2011 J32. Engine is a bit smaller than the previous ones I had, but by linking it to the CVT transmission, it feels like every bit of power and torque is squeezed out of it. Never at any point felt it's underpowered. What I like best is obviously the price tag. For under 30k new really I couldn't find anything as decent as this car in the market. I guess I will hold on to it for a long time.
Quiet, comfortable, economical (seldom over 10L/100km combined), plush, pretty, nimble.
The steering column is tilt only, which makes it a bit hard to find a perfect driving position, especially for tall people.
Even the top of the range Ti's can be had for under 10k with around 100k on the clock (private market). Typical dealer price for the Ti's with around 100k is between 11 and 13k. It's hard to find more car for your money. Even the base model ST is impressive. Personally I prefer the Ti simply because I don't quite think they got the body kit right on the sportier ST-R. Everyone will tell you that you have to drive a Maxima to see what all the fuss is about, and they're right. You are pampered with style and features and a smooth ride. But I pers...onally dislike front-wheel drive vehicles and the Maxima suffers from all the typical side-effects (torque-steer, etc). Once you try to drive this car enthusiastically you'll wish you bought a rear-wheel drive instead. However that's not really why people buy Maximas. People buy Maximas because they are a very classy very well-designed vehicle that are a pleasure to drive the way they are supposed to be driven. In my opinion the A33 is the best Maxima ever created. "Interesting" styling or not, it looks a hell of a lot better than the abomination that came after it (at least what was imported for sale in Australia). Luxury and reliability at a very affordable price. Sports one of the most impressive V6 engines around. Front wheel drive. Styling is an acquired taste.
We tested the Nissan Maxima '04 '05 with the old jacks on the back wheels to see how they handled in the wet by simulating the situation (jacking the back wheels a bit higher). The control was amazing in and out through cones. The '05 was better. I'd advise getting the sports interior with the wooden dash and leather seats.
If you've got the money and you like the class, go for it. Oh and I advise a test drive first :)
The control and ride ability is quite good (really smooth so kudos to the suspension), The Maxima's have a high green rating on fuel.
A bit over priced at the wrong place. And the wrong place being guys who offer you their own loans (which are another to avoid)
The Maxima must be one of the most under rated luxury car on the market. Nothing else on the market comes close to what it actually delivers. This is a car that provides tremendous value at a very competitive price even though it is a fully imported car (Japan made). Whilst not very popular in the Australian market, I recommend any potential large sedan buyer to go test drive it. This car has got a "feel good" feeling.
Very comfortable and plush feeling inside and effortless acceleration when pushed. Feels like on a carpet ride. CVT auto transm...
Maxima Ti still a great drive
Have owned this car for 6 years now after buying it with 12000km on the clock. It has now done 125000km and it is still an easy car to live with. Recently replaced power steering hose and an engine mount which cost about a grand to fix but other than this it has not missed a beat and everything works like it did from new. Only gripes are the cup holders are too small and some of the plastic trim has come loose but is easily replaced. The paint is still very good and the leather trim has held up well. The highlight of the car is its smooth powerful V6 that is also economical for a luxury sedan.
Smooth grunty V6, economy, comfort, plush ride.
Cup holders and storage bins could be larger.
Average Car with Below Average Dealer Support
Purchased from New in 1999 and had nothing but trouble with it. New coils/plugs regularly despite Nissan saying they only needed plugs every 100k. Intermittent electrical issues, CD player would not eject CD requiring half the dash to be removed by inexperienced Nissan dealer who never got the dash back properly and thus always had rattles/squeaks. Psycho cruise control that would lock on and accelerate the car well past the speed limit only to drop off going up hills and cause nose dives (not nice when there is someone following behind as they...get no warning ie: no brake lights). Underpowered and weak engine, didn't like towing or going up hills. Best part of the car was the paint finish and trim levels. Paintwork and Trim. Terrible Service and Dealer Backup. Manufacturer didn't want to know...
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.
CVT Transmission failed the test
There is no doubt that the Nissan Maxima is a quality vehicle. Dollar for dollar it is by far a superior vehicle to anything locally made. The standard leather interior is superb. The quiet ride and smooth power is second to none. However we did strike a fault with the CVT transmission which has required the vehicle to be towed to the dealer. The initial use of the CVT transmission is disconcerting. Put your foot down, the vehicle revs and launches. Weird. No gear changes. Just thrust probably similar to a space shuttle.
The drama we have stru...
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.
We've got a 2001 model and it has had some woes but over all it has been quite reliable.
If you have it serviced regularly and don't skimp too much on the bits and pieces you should have a good experience with the Nissan Maxima.
They're hard to find second-hand parts for because they don't often end up in wreckers yards... they're that reliable.
Reliable, comfortable and an easy driver.
Is a bit noisy inside, by comparison to some other similarly priced cars. It's front-wheel-drive and thus carries all the front-wheel-drive woes such as a...
This is truly a very underrated car. I drive other cars professionally and it leaves the Holden and Ford for dead for smoothness, comfort and general drive ability. There are a few minor omissions and penny pinching but for the price I could absolutely recommend this to any one looking for one of the best tourers around. I am very glad I purchased one!
Mine is a 2007 model. This is a supremely smooth, spacious and powerful, but economical, limousine. The CVT auto is the best most effortless I have encountered in 40 years of driving and just goi...
I think these are a great alternative to Ford's and Holden's, I am totally satisfied with the car. Mine is a Ti-L and it has everything that you would ever want in a car.
Lovely smooth V6 engine with plenty of power, Luxurious interior, great on fuel, always have positive comments from passengers. I'd recommend one to anyone.
Nothing much to speak of. I have no issues with the suspension, I used to have the previous model and it was too soft but I think this one is great.
I have a 2004 ST-L with 80 000 kms on the clock. Overall very happy with the car as it feels 'special' to dive. At work I have driven Falcons and Commodores for the past 18 years and while they have been getting better they are not in the ball park compared to the Maxima. When it comes time to replace the Max I will seriously consider a newer model or the Aurion which is also a very good car.
Comfortable around town. Beautifully smooth/powerful engine/transmission. Quiet interior. Spacious boot. Feels like a luxury car. Seems well put to...
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