Owned since new--10 years (2004). 140k
miles. Extremely reliable car. Parts
worn out so far: starter motor (easily
replaced it myself) and suspension (as
getting too soft--upgraded to high
performance aftermarket setup). Most
people don't realize the customization
market for the Nissan Maxima has been
growing steadily for the last 5 years.
Maxima.org--phenomenal resource for
Maximas, especially advice from die-
hard owners. I've made extensive
improvements with info I learned
there. Upshot: greatest value vehicle
I've ever owned. If you're on a budget
and you can find one in very good
condition, GET IT! (of course, after
Power/fuel efficiency ratio, ride
comfort, and instrumentation design.
Upgrading to KYB-AGX struts/shocks with
H&R springs, Motivation rear mounts, &
rear anti-sway bar results in BMW-like
handling with a nice smooth ride (only
slightly stiffer than stock). Shifting
ease is acceptable, but if frequent
heavy traffic--> get an automatic.
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