I love this car it was the perfect 1st car for me. It has plenty power and is fun to drive. Has plenty of room to haul friends and items around. The car has decent MPG especially with a 3.0 liter V6 under the hood. The car has been great me and has never left me stranded on the side of the road. I have had some more expensive repairs but well worth the money. I have replaced a battery, an alternator, water pump, front struts, radiator (did that my self), and a few sensors. The car has 172,xxx miles on it and still runs beautifully. I use it to commute to college 60 miles round trip it doesn't miss a beat. I do have issues with the clear coat coming off on the paint but it is a 21 year old car so what do you expect. No rust on the car beside some surface rust where the paint got chipped when someone backed into me and that impressive when you consider all the salt that are used ob the roads where I live. This car is great if you can find one in good shape and for the right price.
A little expensive to replace numerous needed parts as the car ages, but dollar for dollar the 1995 Nissan Maxima is a very good option. Required premium gas is more expensive, but the engine really responds well. Rear wheel wells started to rust after 20 years, but remains somewhat minor. Just rolled over 183,000 miles, and am hoping to get a few more years, while repair costs remain low. Suspension would probably be improved with new struts and springs and ball joints, but car does fine with originals. Drivers seat is quite compressed, but passenger is almost like new. Trunk and back seat are decently roomy for transporting stuff. Great handling in the snow and wet. Rides like butter, on a smooth road when the weather is warm. 20 mpg in city (slow going) and close to 30 mpg on pure highway driving.
Bought the GLE when it was 2 years old and had 100,000 miles on it. What a good car if you take care of it. I clay bar and wax it every 6 months. The paint is like new. I do all of the repairs myself, that makes everything a lot less money and is not that hard. I have 221,000 on it now. It did need some repairs like 2 starters, 1 alternator, 6 fuel injectors, valve cover gasket, power steering pump, Idle air Control valve, CV shafts, Bakes, Radiator and a good leather drivers seat from the junk yard. Still driving it and plan on getting another 100,000 out of it.
Bought my 95 new GLE with all the goodies . Its been a great car with very little problems in 20 years. With only 70.000 ml the car should last another 20 yrs. Most people talk about 250.000 ml and more well I'll be gone before then lol ... My brother and I are musicians in rock bands for years and the Bose stereo Blew us away . Great car if you only take care of it . Use only the best parts for repairs and your Nissan Will drive happy for a long time .....My car should be a classic before it wares out ...Might just keep it for another 30 yrs ..
I had my 95 maxima for 4 years. Bought from a dealer at incrredible 65K miles in prestine condition.
This is my 5th datsun-nissan. Just change oil regularly at 5k. Need to replace consumables. Other than that, no major repair needed. Spends aboout $300 for repair/maint. On my previous 94 maxima, I drove about 300K+ odometer stopped at 230K. I drove 4 more years until the tranny gave up. Gas mileage is about 20 mpg on city+highway mix.