On the edge of being a new Maxima owner - Maxima Forums

Go Back  Maxima Forums > Maxima Discussions > 7th Generation Maxima (2009-2015)
Reload this Page >

On the edge of being a new Maxima owner

7th Generation Maxima (2009-2015) Come in and talk about the 7th generation Maxima

On the edge of being a new Maxima owner

Old 02-14-2019, 06:28 AM
  #1  
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
On the edge of being a new Maxima owner

Hey guys,

Hours away from purchasing a 2012 Maxima with 137km on it for approximately $10k CAD. Before then, I wanted to ask what are some of the common issues weíve had with the 7th gen that I should be looking out for?

Are there any key things my mechanic (my uncle) should look for when we do a final inspection today?

Thanks! Any input would be most appreciated for a first time pre-owned buyer.

p
Maxloo is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 07:08 AM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New York
Posts: 87
Honestly, that many miles,I wouldn’t do it. Not unless you have a complete service history,I mean a COMPLETE history. That many miles a lot of normal wear and tear parts should have been changed or are gonna need to be changed very soon. So yeah,might seem like a good price now,until things start breaking and wearing out. I wouldn’t do it. Your financial business is not my bussiniess but your better off spending a little more money for a lot less miles.
Good luck
Martinez1031 is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 07:28 AM
  #3  
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Originally Posted by Martinez1031 View Post
Honestly, that many miles,I wouldnít do it. Not unless you have a complete service history,I mean a COMPLETE history. That many miles a lot of normal wear and tear parts should have been changed or are gonna need to be changed very soon. So yeah,might seem like a good price now,until things start breaking and wearing out. I wouldnít do it. Your financial business is not my bussiniess but your better off spending a little more money for a lot less miles.
Good luck
Thanks for your quick feedback. Hmm. Interesting. It looks like itís been serviced regularly with oil changes but not much on replacing parts. I have the CARFAX report here: https://vhr.carfax.ca/main?id=hlYo4Q...uxdABOGbHS8bax


Maxloo is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 08:01 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,896
I think Martinez got KM's mixed up with miles. 137000km is only about 85000 miles. And the conversion for Can to US dollars, that looks to be about $7500 US. In all honesty, of course presuming it has some features and isn't a base model, then that's really not a bad deal.

As far as problems, It's always wise to at least price out extended warranty. You're well outside the powertrain coverage. You really can't just look at a car and test it a few times and find all the problems. Could take days or months for any hidden problem to surface.
MadMax07SL is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 08:06 AM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New York
Posts: 87
Dang I didn’t even see that it was km. Complete oversite on my behalf.
Martinez1031 is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 08:31 AM
  #6  
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Originally Posted by MadMax07SL View Post
I think Martinez got KM's mixed up with miles. 137000km is only about 85000 miles. And the conversion for Can to US dollars, that looks to be about $7500 US. In all honesty, of course presuming it has some features and isn't a base model, then that's really not a bad deal.

As far as problems, It's always wise to at least price out extended warranty. You're well outside the powertrain coverage. You really can't just look at a car and test it a few times and find all the problems. Could take days or months for any hidden problem to surface.
Phew. I feel so relieved reading this, thank you! I will look into warranty options thanks.

Glad its being sold at a Volkswagen dealership so at least itís not a mom and pop shop.

Martinez1031 No worries, Iím sure majority of the users here are from US.
Maxloo is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 11:35 AM
  #7  
Newbie - Just Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Hi,

I would check the following:

Brakes and Rotors
Calipers
Tires for wear
Bearings maybe
Also Led Mirror lights if fitted, they always go and cost $500 to replace...

Nissan maxima are great cars provided they are maintained, get an extended warranty if you can definitely worth it
nofknchance is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 03:00 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 326
CVT fluid replace if it hadnt been done.
Bificus99 is offline  
Old 02-15-2019, 07:15 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 944
Man if I had a relative mechanic and a shop to work in, jesus christ I'd rip the car apart and make it live forever!
mahanddeem is offline  
Old 02-15-2019, 08:12 AM
  #10  
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Thank you, thank you for all your feedback everyone! Both my uncle (mechanic) and my aunt (driving instructor) thought it was a great ride with little to no issues.

So Iíve picked it up and joined the 7th Gen Maxima club!

Thinking of the following mods... thoughts on the following? Any recommendations on sources aside from Kijiji would be appreciated. First time-modder here.
1) Rims
2) Halogen lights
3) Remote autostart
4) New deck
5) Front bumper lips






Maxloo is offline  
Old 02-15-2019, 09:32 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 944
Post better pics, at least better than the crappy snow dealership pics. Congrats on the new car, you'll love it.
mahanddeem is offline  
Old 02-15-2019, 04:58 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: BRONX
Posts: 642
Originally Posted by Maxloo View Post
Thank you, thank you for all your feedback everyone! Both my uncle (mechanic) and my aunt (driving instructor) thought it was a great ride with little to no issues.

So Iíve picked it up and joined the 7th Gen Maxima club!

Thinking of the following mods... thoughts on the following? Any recommendations on sources aside from Kijiji would be appreciated. First time-modder here.
1) Rims
2) Halogen lights
3) Remote autostart
4) New deck
5) Front bumper lips






Get HID instead...car has halogens i'm sure lol.
BronxSleeperMax187 is offline  
Old 02-20-2019, 06:50 PM
  #13  
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9


Apologies for my ignorance but recently a buddy gave me a set of snow tires/rims he had for his Q50 for my 2012 Maxima.

I was wondering whether itíll fit... it would solve a lot of issues having to buy snow tires and rims. They read as 225/50R17 98V.

Not sure if theyíll fit but i believe stock for maxima are 245/45R18 96V.

Can someone please confirm? Or do I need to sell these and buy a new set?

Last edited by Maxloo; 02-20-2019 at 06:52 PM.
Maxloo is offline  
Old 02-20-2019, 07:15 PM
  #14  
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
You, sir, made my day! Thank you!
Maxloo is offline  
Old 02-20-2019, 07:19 PM
  #15  
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Originally Posted by User1 View Post
Maybe so, so thank you, but you sir, have a hell of a friend! Those look sweet! Get them balanced while they're still off if you can. Then take them home and swap em out.
errr balanced? Kk Iíll look into that. Looking to replace the snow tires on these bad boys with all seasons so I can roll with these rims in the summer!

Thanks!
Maxloo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
RealityCheck
4th Generation Maxima (1995-1999)
4
07-13-2015 05:51 AM
bourmb
7th Generation Maxima (2009-2015)
4
12-19-2013 04:09 AM
2000KeyedMaxima
Wheels/Tires
2
10-01-2008 04:51 PM
2000KeyedMaxima
Wheels/Tires
0
07-06-2008 12:43 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: On the edge of being a new Maxima owner


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.