1996 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Maxima gives maximum bang for

1996 Nissan Maxima Sedan - Consumer Review

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Maxima gives maximum bang for your buck
By Jackie Shroff on


1996 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan


We bought this Maxima brand new. Now after 14 years and 150,000 miles, it is still running well. We did oil changes at every 3000 and tire rotations at 6000 and other scheduled maintenance. Replaced a few parts- radiator, front & rear struts, valve cover gasket, front & rear CV axle and O2 canisters. But this is the best built Japanese car. I remember a 20 year old commercial by Datsun (Nissan's previous name) "Creating Harmony by Design". Maxima is a living testimony of it. This car has been with us like a family member through college, first job, new home and all other life changes. I think it will easily go till 200K, but eventually a day will come to replace it. Great job Nissan.

Best Features

Engine. Engine. Engine. decent and spacious interior, perky transmission, light steering feel, Quality and reliability.

Worst Features

Does it matter? Nissan has already made huge improvements in next generation Maximas.
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