by mcrockett on Nov 7, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Maxima
I brought by 1996 Maxima at a public auto auction in Dec 2005 for $2,800. The car was at 132K miles. Today in Nov 2011 I have almost 325K originial miles. This car has paid for itself over and over. I have no major problems only routine maintainence (oil changes, brakes,...). Ive had it tuned up twice. After 180K I stopped passing the MD Emission test but who cares the car is safe and reliable. I drive almost 100 miles a day for work and she still moves great. I have done several creative things including putting leather seats in from another Maxima, better radio from another Maxima AC controls and power window & door switches. Just a great Car!
by flyboy76 on Jan 24, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Maxima
I bought my nissan maxima with 64,000 km.
Now the car has 250,000 km on it and it isn't showing any problems. Everything works still, heated seats electric seats, heated mirrors, radio.. Everything works.
The only thing I've had to do to the car is regular maintenance (brakes oil change, had to put in a water pump) I recently had to replace the gas take which was odd, it rusted out in one spot but i foudn a used one in mint shape for 300 bucks..
This car is the most reliable car, best performing car, fun to drive, best on gas, best sound system you will find for the price... I don't have any desire to get a new car and the car is a 96 and looks just as stylish as any 2011 car..
by mspitt on Jan 13, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Maxima
I bought this car new and it is still "New" to me.
Everyday I get pleasure driving it.
I had to do absolutely nothing to this car (except regular maintenance) until 2006 when my mother's dog chewed some wires in two.
Now at 180,000 miles, the only thing my husband has done is replace the struts.
This car is what all car makers should strive for.
Its reliability is unmatched and it is a joy to drive.
I would buy another Nissan, but I prefer to keep my Maxima, fixing whatever goes wrong, and just keep driving it.
I am convinced this is the "BEST" car on the road.
by maxlover on Dec 27, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Maxima
this is truly the best vehicle ever made. I bought mine in April 2000 with 39K miles now in Dec 2010 i have 237K miles and the car still drives like its new!!!!
I have since finished college, finished medical school, gotten married and had two kids and the car is still running strong.
The key to the car's success is regular maintenance. On average I have spent $2000/year since my extended warranty run out at 100K miles.
In short, I would but the exact same car again if I could get it at 0miles.
I hope my next nissan will be this good.
by Jackie Shroff on Aug 28, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Maxima
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.
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