Based on 572 Ratings for the 2004 - 2008 models.Review this car
By Hope on Saturday, June 21, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "Stable drive, good acceleration"
Cons: "Weak suspension, poor quality compared to Toyota"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"In just 85K miles I have replaced the front struts (leaking again), rear bearings and the underside has begun to rust through. The suspension is too weak for the weight of the car. Not user friendly for doing minor maintenance, like replacing headlight bulbs (got to remove front wheels and wheel arches to gain access). Overall poor quality compared to Toyota (should have purchased a Camry)."
5 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By JL on Friday, June 13, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks nice, good gas mileage for size of car"
Cons: "Transmission is a piece of junk"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Overall I was very pleased with this car until the transmission went out at around 100 thousand miles. This is now a known problem with this year, make & model. Class action suit ongoing against Nissan regarding this. The turn radius isn't great, tires are expensive to replace due to being low profile. Now it just looks pretty in my driveway since I can't drive it without replacing the transmission first."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Snuff on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "reliability, exc gas mileage"
Cons: "36K 36 Mo warranty, parts can be pricey"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"bought in 2008, absolutely a pleasure to own & operate, NO problems, oil changes only. Much more refined than the 1995 Maxima it replaced, which was also excellent thru the 77K we owned it. Not as pretty as the latest model, but it'll do a couple more years as long as the reliability holds out. Recommend Maxima highly."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By Maxima on Friday, May 30, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Excellent mechanicals, engine great"
Cons: "Too much plastic that, with age, break"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"In the 10 years that I have had this car, there have been no major mechanical problems. There have been a series of small nagging problem, most cosmetic and due to Nissan's tendency to use plastic where metal should be used."
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By MD on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive, navigation, power, mpg, Bose sound"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"After owning this car for almost six months (bought it December 2013), it has been the best vehicle I've ever owned. I did not care about the miles it had when I originally bought it (132,000 miles) because it was a one-owner vehicle by a woman who took tremendous care of it. The CarFax was excellent. One of the main reasons is because it's my first non-American car purchase. My previous ones were a 1992 Buick Park Avenue, 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS, & 2001 Buick Regal LS (just blessed two youth girls with that one). Obviously, this is a tremendous upgrade. As mentioned, it is black on black interior & exterior with almost every feature you can think of (navigation system, 6-disc changer, aux input, park assist, heated steering wheel and leather seats, sport shift mode). The car has all the power I need giving me 255 of them thangs (horsepower). Gas mileage is decent at around 18 mpg city & clocking in 29 mpg highway max. I get excited driving this vehicle as there aren't many of them at that year on the road. The seats are comfortable. I have plenty of trunk space to load almost everything. The manual mode is a lot of fun. The suspension and handling is tight. Finally, this is the most reliable vehicle I've owned. I do have to fix my speedometer which stopped working recently, but that's not bad as it continues to run & run. Nissan did a tremendous job on this car. I will drive it till I can't no more."
6 people out of 10 found this review helpful