Used Nissan Maxima QX Saloon 1995 - 2003 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

1995 - 2003 review
Nissan Maxima QX Saloon (00 - 02)
  • Nissan Maxima QX Saloon (00 - 02)
  • Nissan Maxima QX Saloon (00 - 02)
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What's the used Nissan Maxima QX saloon like?

It's important for an executive car to pamper the driver and the Nissan Maxima QX doesn't do too badly. It provides a decent high-speed ride, and around town it's fine. However, the handling just can't compete with the German models that dominate this class. The steering is lifeless and it feels nose-heavy through the corners.

The two V6 engines are the car's strengths, pulling smoothly right through the rev range. They're quiet, too, which sadly means you can hear just how much road noise there is.

As you'd expect of a Nissan, the dashboard is well laid out, but the cabin has none of the quality in the QX's rivals. There's no reach-adjustment for the steering wheel, either, and taller drivers will find it short on headroom. Rear passengers get the best deal, with acres of space to spread out in, but the way the suspension intrudes into the boot limits its practicality.