I purchased this 1995 Maxima SE last
month. Coming from a 1988 ford tempo,
the 3.0 V6 engine with it's impressive
190 horses was especially pleasing.
I've gotten to 100 mph at 5600 RPMs in
3rd gear. There is no question, this
is the best V6 in any family car model
of 1995. The only downside I've had so
far is the almost uncontainable urge to
give the tremendously responsive V6
more than a tiny hint of pressure on
the gas pedal and take off like a
fighter jet in the middle of a busy
street. Excellent features, attractive
rear spoiler. Suspension is annoyingly
stiff on bumpy straightaways, but it
pleasingly effective on turns.
Snappy powerful 3.0 V6, decent bose
system, keyless entry, trunk, alarm,
power features, moonroof, sheer good
looks, extreme reliability, the
jealousy of everyone I know, including
my parents, high resale value, rumors
from maxima owners that it will last
beyond 250,000 miles.
Overly stiff suspension. No
cupholder, no passenger side power
locks, keyless features are primitive
and slow. Starts out frustratingly
slow and transitions into a furious
beast in 2nd gear. Far more expensive
than american model cars of similar
design, but you get what you pay for.
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