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1997 Nissan Maxima Sedan

 
 

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Nissan Maxima Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Nissan Maxima

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    High levels of luxury and performance for thousands less than comparable sedans

  • Cons

    Nissan has made the Maxima's styling too conservative over the last few years. If they keep it up, the Maxima will become invisible.

  • What's New for 1997

    The Nissan Maxima gets a new grille, headlights, bumpers and taillights. New alloy wheels and foglights on the SE, new wheel covers on…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (12 total reviews)


Still going

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan

I have 286,000 miles on my Max. It has been a great to commute in. Average about 27 mpg most of the time. With the price of cars now, it pays to keep running what you have. Great car!!!




My maxima is falling apart....

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan

I brought car used at 40k miles from my Sister - mint condition, California car. Driven mostly 7-8k per year (light). Powerful, smooth, quiet and great for a road trip, but..... The car is fragile! The starter went out at 65k($375 replace), the front strut bearing plates broke at 75k ($750 including struts and labor), the check-engine light came on at 76k (Evaporator system problem ($650), Rear brake calipers slightly locking up due to frozen/corroded parking mechanism ($600 to fix refurb calipers inc labor). I have no clue why the car is falling apart right before my eyes. I'm going to trade it soon. Sad, what a powerful and smooth vehicle. :-( Peter




It just keeps on running

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan

I have had my Maxima for 11 years. During that time I have only had minor repairs even after 187K miles. What a great car! This is the second of two Maximas and the 4th Nissan/Datsun product I have owned. Great vehicles. Too bad the newer model Maxima's turning radius was so short. I would never own one due to that.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1997 Nissan Maxima Review

What's New for 1997

The Nissan Maxima gets a new grille, headlights, bumpers and taillights. New alloy wheels and foglights on the SE, new wheel covers on the GXE and new aluminum wheels on the GLE round out the changes.

Talk About The 1997 Maxima

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gotoyota
gotoyota
12-06-2007
Not sure if this is related or not, but there was a recall issued for Maxima's, including 97's, for the althernator. Seems a diode was installed incorrectly and can short out later in life. I'd look...


alexk56
alexk56
01-08-2001
Has anybody seen the problem with Maxima vibrating?...


redbull
redbull
12-19-2008
I’ve seen some recent posts that claim acceleration figures for the 09 Maxima, and also the BMW 328i and an older 90s model Maxima. As I’ve driven all of the cars mentioned and didn&...