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Old 08-24-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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I had a 2000 Maxima and it was horrible in terms of quality. Has the quality of the Maxima improved in recent years? I love the look of current model and it has all the features that I want. I'm just a little concerned with quality.
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Old 08-24-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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The quality of just about everything has improved as of late. Problem is, the price tag reflects that.
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Old 08-25-2018, 06:42 AM
 
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It has gotten worse. The cvt transmission is total garbage. Just google nissan cvt problems. Does the 2000 even have a cvt? I don't think so, but you should check. Nissan used to be more reliable before they introduced the cvt.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:06 AM
 
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CVT has made Nissan worse since 2000
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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They are fine. There are tens of thousands on the road, new and old models. Ask the owners how they like them. Most will tell you they love them. Also, plenty out there with near or over 200k miles.
I no longer own one, but I had plenty: 1991, 96, 02, 06 Maximas, 2008, 2014 Altimas. Aside from the 91, the 2008 and 2014 Altimas were the most bulletproof cars I ever owned. The 08 was my college car, and went beyond 300k miles before I sold it. The 2014 I used for everything, including long commutes during hurricane relief duty when I worked as an engineer for a utility company. 200k+ miles, no issues whatsoever.

Yes, the Altimas were CVT. I never had issues with them.

I miss the manual transmissions in the Maximas, but that's really it.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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They are fine. There are tens of thousands on the road, new and old models. Ask the owners how they like them. Most will tell you they love them. Also, plenty out there with near or over 200k miles.
I no longer own one, but I had plenty: 1991, 96, 02, 06 Maximas, 2008, 2014 Altimas. Aside from the 91, the 2008 and 2014 Altimas were the most bulletproof cars I ever owned. The 08 was my college car, and went beyond 300k miles before I sold it. The 2014 I used for everything, including long commutes during hurricane relief duty when I worked as an engineer for a utility company. 200k+ miles, no issues whatsoever.

Yes, the Altimas were CVT. I never had issues with them.

I miss the manual transmissions in the Maximas, but that's really it.
Yes, I never got to drive a 6 cy. manual Maxima but wanted to. I did drive a Mazda 626 6 cyl with manual and it was a blast.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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Don’t have a Maxima but do have a Frontier. It’s a great product.

A lot of people complain about the CVT. In its initial form, the Nissan CVT had problems. The more recent builds are fine and work pretty well. I was surprised at how quickly I got used to one in a rogue I rented.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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It is nowhere near Honda and Toyota’s level (or reputation if you think that way) which resale value will reflect. But I think reliability is average. I have a 15 Rogue and no issues with the CVT. I think their big competition now is Subaru especially the Forester versus the Rogue.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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Interesting video.
Early CVT.
And he apparently got 186,000 miles out of the early CVT. Not bad at all. And if one sees the color of this CVT fluid in video it appears black which may mean he never changed fluid. Whether that makes a difference or not is unknown.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7Hhxrk9D3I
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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And here is Part 2 of same video.
Near the end is this persons guess as to why transmission failed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_64zEsMdQ9A
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