I bought a 1995 Nissan Maxima SE with 187,000 miles on it and it now has 209,000. People can't believe the power and solidness of this car. It honestly puts most other cars to shame. When I buy another car, it will be another 1995+ Maxima because it has one of the best and smoothest engines(VQ) and transmissions (LSD) ever made. Just a word of advice to anyone considering buying one of these, the engine and transmission are the same from 1995 to 2001 so you know that they are good. For the price, you can't beat it. You will pay thousands more for a lesser car in all aspects.
The VQ Engine which is used in almost all Nissans and Infinitis. The Limited slip differential (Canadian Maximas have this starting in 1995), The auto climate control. The classiness yet sportyness the car possesses. Finally, the fact that I can blow the doors off of most cars on the road.
The cup holder is terrible and the trunk release is defective but apparently this is common with most Nissans. Come on Nissan get with the program.