Bought a new 98 Maxima SE 5spd to replace a BMW 525. I've driven 215k miles and the only non-wear item replaced has been the alternator! Still has the original clutch, second set of spark-plugs, and second set of brake pads. I drive mostly highway and average 26 mpg. It seems to have a perfect blend of economy and performance, and I couldn't be happier!
Climate control. Bose stereo.
Shorter throw shifter. Seems like it isn't connected to anything.