I love my Maxima. The rear is slightly ugly but after 6 years, I'm used to it. The car handles well, brakes are solid, and the car has solid power. I picked mine up for around 20K, and there was nothing out there at the time that could've given me the size, reliability, power, and pure fun of a Maxima for that price.
Power, price, size, and reliability.
Paint job chips easily, it is noisy at high speeds, no standard ABS and the cloth seats are extremely uncomfortable after 2 hours of driving.