Bought my fully-equipped 97 Maxima SE
with 7-8 miles on it in May of 97.
Have had it for almost 5 years now and
the only problem I've had is a failed
alternator at around 50,000. The
Maxima is a smooth and fun car to
drive, with pretty good handling and
acceleration. The cabin is
ergonomically designed, comfortable,
and roomy, altough it could be better
insulated from road noise. Nissan
could improve the Maxima's gas
mileage. I don't seem to get good gas
mileage. Maybe it's because I enjoy
driving the car and pushing it to its
limit so much.
Fun to drive, adequate acceleration,
very smooth ride, good road feel,
interior and exterior design.
Additional horsepower, more precise
steering, xenon headlights, more well
insulated cabin, and better gas mileage.