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Old 07-01-2016, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by NmexMAX View Post
Pretty sure he's amde up his mind, that was 8 months ago.

In any case, my oil consumption slowed down a lot when I switched from Mobil 1 to Amsoil.

1qt / 3000-4000 miles now.
What is it that makes the Amsoil unique. U using 5-30 weight or something heavier?
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:36 PM
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I know this is a Maxima forum but if you're considering buying a 5-5.5 gen Maxima, you also might want to consider the '03/04 G35 sedans (assuming you need 4 doors) because the prices aren't far apart. And G35 owners tend to keep their cars up better than Maxima owners. Some of the same issues like oil consumption and cam/crank position sensors but the turning radius is a lot better, interior is nicer, styling to me is a wash (always liked the 5.5 gen Maxima's) and with the 6 speed, the shifter is significantly better.

Around here, you can find an 03/04 G35 sedan in the $3500-5000 range depending on mileage and condition. The selection of Maxima's is getting pretty bad, seen just one 6 speed car pop up in the last 4-5 months but several G35 sedans with the 6MT.
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Thinking of buying

This guy posted this maxima for sale saying that the radiator core support has been replaced (because they are notorious for rusting according to him) it has about 240K miles.

Worth buying still??? I'd like to get into maximas and familiarize with them

He also included a youtube video for the car

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Old 04-17-2017, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jolopocholo View Post
This guy posted this maxima for sale saying that the radiator core support has been replaced (because they are notorious for rusting according to him) it has about 240K miles.

Worth buying still??? I'd like to get into maximas and familiarize with them

He also included a youtube video for the car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2DntibsXh0
$1500 is most likely "blue book" on that one.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:25 PM
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Opinions please!

I have the option to purchase a Maxima from a family friend for about $1,500. It has always been garaged. For half of its life it was in Colorado and the other in central Texas.

I am trying to figure out what questions to ask or information on what pitfalls I might encounter with a 2000 Maxima.

These are the details I know:

2000 Nissan Maxima SE, 3.0 liter, 24 valve, 5 speed manual
112,000 miles
No transmission issues
No check engine light
I do know that all 6 coils are new, one for each cylinder
New battery 8/20/2017

I am currently driving a 2000 Camry with 205,000 miles and know the car that I have. I am just tempted by a low cost, lower mileage vehicle.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-17-2017, 11:31 PM
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Is $3,900 a good price for a 2002









Hi I'm on the verge of buying a 2002 max with about 80k miles on it . I had it inspected by a mechanic and he says everything looks good to go but the guys selling it wants $3,900 and will not budge not sure if I should pay that much on a 15 year old car. Lemme know that you think
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:49 AM
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Ask for maintenance records but a $3900 price on an 80K well maintained and immaculate 5.5g is acceptable.

www.vehiclehistory.com .. run the VIN to see if there's any spots.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by csw3n View Post
I have the option to purchase a Maxima from a family friend for about $1,500. It has always been garaged. For half of its life it was in Colorado and the other in central Texas.

I am trying to figure out what questions to ask or information on what pitfalls I might encounter with a 2000 Maxima.

These are the details I know:

2000 Nissan Maxima SE, 3.0 liter, 24 valve, 5 speed manual
112,000 miles
No transmission issues
No check engine light
I do know that all 6 coils are new, one for each cylinder
New battery 8/20/2017

I am currently driving a 2000 Camry with 205,000 miles and know the car that I have. I am just tempted by a low cost, lower mileage vehicle.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Garaged <> well maintained. Ask for maintenance records for the vehicle. The VQ30DE is a pretty good platform and will last a good while.

www.vehiclehistory.com .. run the VIN to see if there's anything hiding.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:36 AM
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How to list a car for for sale

I have a pristine 2000 Max to sell but can't figure out how to list it.
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I have the option to buy a 2000 Maxima Se for 500 dollars but it has around 200k miles is it worth it?
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:06 PM
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A lot more info than that will be needed to even begin to offer an opinion
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