My moms 2000 is close to 110,000 and the biggest problem it had was engine mounts (the liquid filled ones) went out and had to be replaced. Im gonna make sure she gets another maxima around the end of the year.
GO_VOLS! said:As much as I love to talk about my Titan, I realized over the past 4 nights that I need to give more credit where it's due - to my wife's '99 Maxima. Like most women, my wife is a terrible driver and doesn't take great care of her car, so I have to. It's now pushing 150K miles and I just realized last night that it doesn't even leak oil on my new garage floor! I regularly change the oil with full synthetic, keep the wheels aligned / balanced, keep the brakes maintained, plugs, ignition coils, air filter, yada, yada, yada. It still runs great! I just put 1,000 miles on it in the past 5 days. The A/C blows colder than my truck's and it sprints onto the interstate with no hesitation. The fact that it still isn't leaking oil speaks well of the car. My parents' 98 Durango was leaking from the tranny / engine seal after only 55K miles...
Additionally, when I sold my '93 Max in '05 to buy my truck, it had 175K miles and it didn't leak oil either! Granted, it started to at 148K, but I replaced (myself) my oil sending unit (not the oil pump) and the problem was solved.
Bottom line is, if you take care of your Nissans by performing normal maintenance when it's needed, it's going to last a good while.
That first series vg30 engine was a great engine, real tough. With the one piece cast iron lower main bearing cap, I have seen several that was just run completely out of oil and slung a rod and all it did was wrap the rod around the crankshaft. We put a crank, one rod and piston, and a set of scrap heads in a couple of them. I know one ran at least 10 years after that with no more problems and then he sold it to somebody. I haven't seen it after that.desertruner09 said:From what I know, the engines that are in the maxima and altima (the v6 of course) has been on Ward's top 10 best engines list for like 12 years running or something. My dad has an old '86 with close to 450,000 miles on it that was not maintained well for the last 200,000 miles. Oil was only changed when it started to run ruff and only relpaced parts that broke. I can go out there right now and start that thing up no problem. (of course there is white smoke everywhere) The engine is pretty much the only thing that still works on it. Only major problem was a timing belt broke and we had to get the valves redone. Other than that, its the original engine. Nissan makes, IMO, the best engines today.