Notes on Buying a Used Nissan Maxima

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Should I buy a used Nissan Maxima?

Notes on Buying a Used Nissan Maxima

Buying a used Nissan Maxima has some definite pluses and minuses. If a Maxima is on your list of potential used car purchases, here's a quick breakdown of both the positives and negatives of the vehicle:

The Ups:

  • Above-average reliability and solid build
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Standard ABS and a good amount of other standard equipment
  • Interior is roomy and designed well
  • Overall easy maintenance
The Downs:

  • Premium fuel is required
  • Suspension can be stiff
  • Torque steer on heavy acceleration
  • Other minor common problems: some early models have defective coils; you may encounter a "check engine" light; some have a bad airflow sensor; there can be electrical glitches.
If you're considering a Nissan Maxima, do a comparison with the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord.

   

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