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1996 Nissan Maxima Sedan

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Terrific value and FUN
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By rob
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1996 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought new in late '96 and have enjoyed this car every day I drive it! Smooth and powerful engine, quiet, decent gas mileage ~24 mpg, reliable and fun to drive. What more could you ask for? Also, very cheap to maintain as it has a timing CHAIN not belt. I feel that these older models had better quality materials than subsequent years, as Nissan ran into trouble not long afterwards and lowered material quality to cut costs. I know because the wife has an '00 Maxima and the interior materials used are of a lower quality.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive, reliable, cheap to operate, decent MPG


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96 maxima
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By DERRICK
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1996 Nissan Maxima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan


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Never had any problems rides like a charm. The 96 could use a few more horses. Well comparing to the news cars, however in 1996 it was excellent. The only thing is lack of cup holders nothing major.Nothing I can really complain about


Favorite Features

nice leather seats, quiet engine, smooth exceleration, nice bose system


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the long life of my Maxima
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By Helen Bean
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1996 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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I drive my Maxima no less than 500 miles a day to work and back. I have had to replace only the basics, tires, brakes and muffler. I now have 279,000 miles on my baby, it is the best car I have ever owned. Plan on buying another one if this one ever wares out!


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Great everyday car
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By Scott
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1996 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan


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Great car to drive for everyday use. More than enough power and handles well at high speeds. Never had a problem after a year. Only had to change brakes and tires. Car handles great in the snow up in Buffalo, NY. All around awsome car I would highly recomend the purchase of a maxima I do not think it'll disappoint you at all.


Favorite Features

Leather powered seats are very confotable and easy to move around


Suggested Improvements

just wish it was a 5 spd


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Did I get the only lemon??!
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By C.A.
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1996 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

I read these reviews and purchased a 1996 Nissan Maxima with 76,000 miles. I thought that it would have plenty of life left. I have replaced the odometer, the radio works only about 20% of the time, locks malfunction often, and the passenger door gets stuck and won't open so we have to crawl through the drivers' side. It has been out of service twice lately and had to be towed. The repair shop said it might be best to get rid of it.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, strong accleration


Suggested Improvements

Too many electrical problems!


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