In these times of high gas prices, the Maxima is the way to combine perfect performance on the gas meter and the spedometer. A wonderful ride, and great standard sound system. The only automatic car a "stick" driver would love. Pick up is amazing!
All features are mentaly ergonomic, and luxurious.
After 2 years of ownership, this car's design still looks fresh and not aged. Especially lively this car is with 5 speed transmission, which I was lucky to locate. Just downshift and its famously smooth and juicy VQ30DE V6 engine (rated best V6 for past 10 years) still performs on par with modern V6s. With 136K miles presently, maintenance covers way more parts, like tensioners, sensors, power coils. Yet I never had big issues except broken throw-out bearing that left me stranded 60 miles away from home and a failed injector. However, for its miles this car still holds very solid and I am sure I will easily pass 200K mark still on original transmission and with some minor repairs!
5 Speed Transmission, roominess of interior and agility of the engine.
My friend had one and let me drive it. Fell in love right away. Great handling, smooth, fast, and good looking inside and out. Bought mine with 128,000miles now has 135,000 only preventive maintenance has been done.
Tourquey 190hp motor. Bose stereo when it works. Black leather. digital climate control.
Square cup holders? come on now. back lit items seem to burn out early on. I- beam suspension in the back is a little rough at times.
Original brakes lasted 125,000 miles. Replacement brakes lasted 110,000. Original exhaust system. Clutch replaced at factory expense at 35,000 miles. Replaced original starter and alternator. Average 26 - 27 mpg, high speed driving. Replaced struts at 270,000 miles. I expect to log wll over 300,000 miles. This car is fantastic!!! Terrific performance and economy. Best car on the road for the money.