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Nissan Maxima



  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    a supercharger would definitely be nice :)
  • yaoxyaox Posts: 14
    I went to pick up my 01 nissan maxima today. Everything is ok until last stage. In the work sheet of nissan 3.9% APR, the finacing manager wanted to charge me some fee called "disablity credit insurance", about $980. He said nissan charges it, but I didn't believe it. Are you guys who uses 3.9% APR also charged this money? Thanks.
  • umpopaumpopa Posts: 37
    I never heard of the "disability credit insurance". When I got my Nissan financing, I was able to finance 100% of the vehicle with no additional charges.

  • txcarbuyertxcarbuyer Posts: 19
    Yes Yaox, you should NOT believe it.

    I purchased a 01 Nissan Maxima on Saturday and got 3.9% APR too for 100% of the car with a minor trade-in. The disability credit insurance is OPTIONAL and NOT required. I hope you didn't get it because regular disability insurance is cheaper IF you REALLY need it.

    Suggest you contact Better Business Bureau if it sounded fishy.
  • txcarbuyertxcarbuyer Posts: 19
    What aftermarket 6-CD changer works with the factory head unit for a 01 Maxima GLE?

    I know Honda head units work with Alpine, but I don't know which brand matches Nissan.

    Please help. Thanks! It would be very helpful if you could tell me the brand and model number.

  • opimaxopimax Posts: 73
    VOB is a local dealer, stands for either volvo of bethesda or volkswagon , can't remeber which, I don't think they sell either any more, nisssan and saab last I looked

  • yaoxyaox Posts: 14
    Thanks for response of my problem. Fortunately I didn't pay that money and drive back that car. There are really many tricks in dealership. Understand each money you are charged before you sign it. Thanks again.
  • berbelberbel Posts: 167

    Haven't seen you on here for awhile. Gotta question
    for you if you have a minute to devote.

    Have a y2k SE. It is pretty much a done deal for the '02 Max. 260hp w/ a six-speed available, right?
    I would very seriously look @ the new one with an
    eye toward trading UNLESS Nissan intends to do
    something RADICAL with the '03 model. What have you
    heard, if anything, about Nissan's plans for the
    2003 model Max? Thanks much, Joe!!

  • max125max125 Posts: 1
    Just purchased 01 Max SE Auto w/CC package a few weeks ago for $23,900(sticker was $26,960) and 3.9% finance. I have a question regarding the first oil change. After the break-in period of approximately 1,000 miles, is it necessary to get the oil change at that time? or wait until 3,000 miles as suggested in the manual. Thanks
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,703
    insurance are always optional...they are some of the highest profit items sold at the dealership..
    one should only consider them if you cannot qualify for any other life or disability insurance
  • gnlgnl Posts: 94
    Change your oil at 1,000 miles. You'll clear out any tiny bits of metal ground off during the break-in period. It's cheap insurance - considering you just spent upwards of $23,000 for the car, why be stingy on a small-ticket item like oil changes.
  • newbie5newbie5 Posts: 25
    Well I had my '01 SE Auto for a month and got my first door ding a couple of days ago. I'm assuming it isn't worth the cost of haven't it repaired because this is a rather expensive process? Also, ding #2 may just be down the road. Thanks. BTW, had Saturn SL2 for 3 years. No door dings!!
  • snapstersnapster Posts: 1
    I'm looking at buying a Maxima. The only things I really want are an SE with Leather and a manual trans. I REALLY hate driving a new car off the lot, and losing all that money, but with the 260hp, 6 speed coming out in october, I'm not sure if I want to buy a used 2001 instead. 38hp is a lot. So, does anyone know where I can find some more info about the 2002? What gas mileage will be like, what performance numbers, etc? I'd like to see mileage estimates much like the current 2001, but I'm not sure if that is possible with the displacement going up .5 L. Anyway, hope someone can help me here. Give me your opinions too.
  • newbie5newbie5 Posts: 25
    I believe maintenance schedules in manuals gives what is necessary to maintain the warranty on the vehicle. Although most manuals for new cars state 3,000 - 4,000 for first service, it probably couldn't hurt to get an oil change. Will it help is quite a different story!
  • spider780spider780 Posts: 6
    I have a '91 maxima gxe, every few minutes for no apparent reason the seatbelt warning light and bell com on. I always wear my seatbelt, and have tried fastening the passenger side also, but it still happens. Any ideas? any way to disable this?
  • jjckfcjjckfc Posts: 1
    Hey all, just wanted to share my purchase info... Bought a Gray 2001 Max 20th Anniv. with all opts for $27,400 at Rosenthal Nissan (Tysons Corner), with the 3.9% financing. Couldn't get the frost interior, (apparently there are only 20 5spd's on the entire East Coast according to the dealer) so I settled for black. Used the fax attack & it worked great (will use this approach from this point forward). Anyway, pretty happy with the deal and thrilled with the car. I just want to get throught the break-in period so I can really have some fun.
  • yaoxyaox Posts: 14
    I got my car yesterday. 2001 Nissan Maxima GXE automatic with C/C peal. $22,000, 3.9% APR, about $800 below invoice. Thanks for the information I got from this area. Today I formally join this area as an owner. Have fun.
  • djp2cdjp2c Posts: 39
    Want to see the new MAXIMA and CAMRAY MODELS?

    Go to this site and the Max is the Skyline and the Camray I'm not sure which one of two it is.

    It's a Japanese Site

  • obizyanaobizyana Posts: 2
    Greetings, all. We are actively shopping for a new car, and the Maxima is in our final three. We have been quoted a price for a 2001 GLE with sunroof, Z traction control, Meridian Package, floor mats, and splash guards for $25,600 plus taxes, tags, and processing fee (Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia area). Any thoughts or comments on this pricing? Thanks.
  • max2001max2001 Posts: 63
    The max can't be the skyline - cause the skyline is its own model. In japan the Cefiro is the max (known to us as the I30).

    The car they are showing is the tweaked version of the XVL concept car shown a couple years back and being introduced as the R35 next gen of skyline in japan. The Max will be built on a stretched Altima platform (or so they say). Btw the rumor is the the Skyline will be introduced as a infinti badged car
  • gnlgnl Posts: 94
    That's an excellent price, assuming the processing fee isn't too outrageous. Does that include destination fee? I paid $26,300, including destination, for the same car in Michigan last year (y2k model). No processing fee from that dealer. That price seemed to be pretty close to the best deal that people were getting at the time. If your price doesn't include destination that would make your comparable price $26,100, plus processing, plus taxes and tags. So if your processing fee is less than $200, I think you've got a good deal. Go for it. Enjoy the ride!
  • cpa4ucpa4u Posts: 136
    Was wondering if anyone had replaced the 225/50/17 tires on an SE model yet? If so, what brand did you replace the OEM tires with? What was the cost of the tires? My friend is looking at a 2k SE with only 23,000 miles and the tires are worn out and need replacing badly. The dealer said that replacements of the same brand were $185 a piece and that they were teh only exact size replacements available. What should I tell my friend to do?
  • max2001max2001 Posts: 63
    Depends on what your friend thinks of the potenzas. I personally don't think that they are all that good. But if he likes them he should shop around because I have seen them for $160 apiece.

    As for options there aren't a lot options for our 17in "stock" wheels. A couple of people I have talked to have replaced their tires with Michelins Pilot XGT Z4s and say that they perform significantly better than the OEM bridgestones potenzas that we have on the 17in stock wheels. .
  • warrenulwarrenul Posts: 50
    I personally think that the Potenza performs surprisingly well for it's high performance characteristics and all weather capabilities.

    I have 12,000 miles and there are no signs of visable wear yet. I hope that they last longer than 23K miles.

    I do want to go a bit larger when I do replace them..maybe something like 245/45-17. I'll see what other owners put on as replacements before I decide. As for cost, even if you get OEM Potenzas thru mail order, you better be prepared for spending $800 or so, depending upon shipping costs, mounting/balancing and tax, if applicable. Thats alot of dough just for replacing tires.
  • edromoedromo Posts: 3
    The Pure Oil Filter Catalog lists a L14610 for a 2001 Maxima. The number for the 2000 is a L14620 or a PL14620. The engine is the same, they both fit and the PL14620 should be a better filter. Does anyone know why they changed filters? The Pure oil web site answer man didn't answer me.
  • konwerekonwere Posts: 3
    A dealer in Pittsburgh claims to have a Maxima GXE Special Edition in stock. It's got leather seats, Stereo Cassette/CD, Aluminum/Alloy Wheels, Power driver's seat, automatic temp controls, etc.
    The dealer could not produce any car documents that show the actual model, but I did notice they had crossed off "GLE" (on the window sticker), and inserted "GXE".

    Did Nissan make such a "special edition" model, or is this just a "loaded" GXE with options ? The mileage is 23000 miles, and they want $18700 (down from $20000.)

  • maxamillion1maxamillion1 Posts: 1,467
    I believe they just got an Canadian model GXE and added leather seats themselves. What type of alloy wheels were they, were they sporty looking or more luxury looking. Check to see if it had a power passenger seat, if it did, it is a GLE, if it doesn't, it is probably a GXE. Good luck, and that is a great price, I'd look into it very carefully.

    Also, about the 2002,
    I'd wait a little while longer before I'd buy a 2001. There maybe fewer 2001 SEs in late August/early September, but they will still be around somewhere. I would personally wait on the 2002 unless it has those stupid clear taillamps, which I think is out of place in a car in this market segment. go to for more info on the 2002 Maixma, check the forums.
    Good luck
  • tuhlertuhler Posts: 6
    Does anyone know what Nissan is offering in June on the Maxima? If you do, please tell me. I am waiting to buy an SE. Thanks
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  • jimmie8jimmie8 Posts: 31
    I've got a 97 SE 5-speed and the service engine soon light recently came on. Took it to the dealer, hooked it up to the DTC, and he told me the front right O2 sensor is bad (think its sensor B2). Has anyone ever changed an 02 sensor? Does Trak Auto even carry O2 sensors? I have the microfiches for the Maxima, so hopefully I should be able to find the general location of the sensor...but I'm not even sure if I know what to look for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
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