Good car, but has flaws.
By Davplaz on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000
overall rating 7 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Quick, classy, sporty"
Cons: "expensive, hard to work on, no back seat,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"This was my first car i bought with 69,000 miles on it from a dealer. It has always been fun to drive and quick on the road. Great bose stero, and easy controls for everything to work. Interior has held up very well and I still drive the car today.
That said, here are flaws:
around 90,000 miles a ping started in the engin between 1500, and 2300 rpms that for the life of me and all the shops i take it to can not figure out, it is annoying and always makes me wonder how long the car will hold up.
Tires are eaten quick, regardless of how you drive.
A new headlight buld is well over 150 bucks, so maintenance on the car all around is expensive. Tranny is good and the car still is a rocket, but it can be expensive. No rust or paint flaws, and it is not a garage kept car. The interior is a great ride, mainly for the front seats, good view, easy reach for things. Back seat however has little to no head room because of the sun roof slide back. The car does not like to hold 4 full grown adults, you will feel the suspension bottom out on large bumps, and thats with new struts (replaced 3,000 miles ago). Additionally, with 4 adults, the car does not like to stop too quick. I have always thought the brakes for this car were slightly undersized.
Just my thoughts. I dont think I would jump at buying another maxima, but i wouldnt rule it out."
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