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1996 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Reviews

1996 Nissan Maxima

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Reliable and affordable
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By amb4081
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Vehicle

1996 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased the car in early 2000 with
48K miles on it. I have only had to
replace mostly maintenance items. I
had one of the three O2 sensors fail
($90), knock sensor($150), and AC fan
motor($can't remember). Everything
else has been maintenace. I am very
pleased with the car. Mine is a 5-
speed manual and it has good pick-up
for a larger sedan.


Best Features

Powerful and dependable 3.0liter VQ engine, smooth acceleration, good gas mileage (25 city, 30 highway), decent Bose stereo.


Worst Features

A stereo with more bass would be nice and more sound deadening material to prevent rattles.


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My Nissan
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By Peter Sliwa
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Vehicle

1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


Review

I loves my Nissan, It's the best car I
have had so far. Compared to my dads
1992 Mercedes S class, my car is much
more fun to drive.


Best Features

The Leather interior and the BOSE audio system!!


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Nissan 1996 GLE by Long time owner
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By crouchde
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


Review

A solidly built, good looking and
comfortable car with excellent
performance and handling. I owned a
1986 for 10 years and have owned my
1996 for 7 1/2 years. I'll be glad to
buy a third.


Best Features

Handling and acceleration (w/192 horses) are superb. Quiet at highway speeds, I can hardly hear the engine. Great Bose stereo and CD player as well...Air conditioning/heating system is superb and maintains the temperature set by the driver very well, andit does it quietly.


Worst Features

Needs more cup holders. Also,with only one non-directional map light, the passenger can't read a map at night without interfering with the driver somewhat. Passenger seat could have improved lumbar support. Other than that, no improvements needed.


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One of the best cars in the market.
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By VET
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Vehicle

1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car (1996 Maxima GLE) from
a dealership in Sep 2000. It had 48K
miles on it. Currently my car has 199000
miles on it and Iam about to trade
(Dealer agreed to pay $3000 without
breaking a sweat)this in with a new
maxima. All I have done is change oil
every 3000 miles and ofcourse change
tyres and brake pads etc. Maximas have
arguably the best V6 of any sedan in the
market. And the car is extemely
reliable. It gives 24-25 mpg in a 70/30
mix of highway/city driving, which is
not bad at all considering its power.


Best Features

V6 Engine, pwr everything!, Bose Sound system


Worst Features

All improvements I have think of have been addessed in the newer models, especially the 2004.


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Great car
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By Phillygirl
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Vehicle

1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


Review

This car is great to drive, handles
well, and has plenty of interior
room.

I haven't any major concerns with this
car in all the time I've had it. Car
was stolen a few years ago. Thieves
were caught in the car (in a high
speed chase no less!) and the front
end was torn up. Insurance wouldn't
total the car, just repair it. Even
so, the car still rides wonderfully!

When I don't have the kids, I don't
feel like I'm driving a conspicuous
family car.

All around, the car has been wonderful
(even through harsh Minnesota, Philly,
and New England winters). It has 155K
miles on it and hasn't missed a beat.
Hope the newer models are just as
great!


Best Features

sunroof, leather seats, bose stereo!!, size of back seat, climate control, remote windows


Worst Features

wish that at least one of the rear seats would fold down so that we can put large items in the trunk - but I've needed that like, twice, in the 8 years I've had the car.


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