I have a 1997 Maxima SE 5sp. It has 145k+ miles on it and continues to deliver the smooth fast performance that it did the day I got it. The power delivery and smoothness in the engine makes freeway merging, city driving, and any thing else you can think of a easy. In fact, with the 5sp, it's easy to hit the rev limiter because the engine is so quiet and smooth. It's not the best handling car nor the fastest, but a great sports sedan for the money!