Tuesday 23rd April 2013
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Have you ever owned a Nissan Maxima? Did you have to replace any parts? If so, then we would love to hear about your experience and how the replacement parts performed when fitted. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Nissan Maxima Overview

The Nissan Maxima is classed as a mid-sized luxury car produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturing company Nissan. The Maxima has been in production from 1981 and is currently in its seventh generation. This vehicle has also been marketed as the Cefiros and Laurel in different markets. Nissan market this car as a four door sports car which places it between mid-sized family cars and Sports cars. These vehicles are both great performers and very luxurious. The cabin is very spacious, comfortable and has some real classy touches. They drive very well, have some great safety features and a very strong V6 engine. Does this sound similar to your experience of the Maxima?

Nissan Maxima History

The first generation (1980-84) saw the introduction of the Maxima name as the 810 Maxim. The 810 was dropped in 1982 and they were known as the Maxima. The second generation (1984-88) was the first front wheel drive version. The third generation (1989-94) was slightly larger than its predecessor. The fourth generation (1995-99) had a re-design, giving it a new look. The fifth generation (2000-03) was pretty similar to the previous version, and was more of a continuation. The sixth generation (2004-08) again changed the design, giving a more modern look. The seventh generation (2009-present) was slightly modified and had a facelift in 2012. This is the current version on the market.

Model Types

S SV Sport Premium

Fuel Economy

The current version of the Nissan Maxima has a 3.5L V6 petrol engine. Previously it has been available with the following engines: 2.4 or 3.0L petrol and 2.8L diesel. The current 3.5L V6 is not very economical, and offers around 20mpg which is what you would expect from this sort of car. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically? Think about the age, engine size and fuel type when considering fuel economy on a motor vehicle.


The Nissan Maxima has been available in the following gearboxes over its lifetime: 5 or 6 speed manual, 4 or 5 speed automatic and CVT gearboxes. The type of gearbox is dependant on which version you have. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Check out our Nissan gearbox section to look for your Maxima gearbox parts.


We can help you find the right parts at the right prices. Nissan Maxima parts can be found at very low prices through our comprehensive network of UK Breakers. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Maxima parts page to locate those needed parts. If you have  experienced problems with parts on the Nissan Maxima, why not check our Maxima problems page? You may find the solution to your problem parts here.