Really got used to the SE firm
suspension, it rides fairly low and
sports carish. The power is great when
the knock sensor isn't on the fritz.
Milage is great for a V6 I think we
averaged almost 30mpg on our last trip.
We looked and looked for a 5-speed
and when we finally found a good one we
snagged it. Now I know why they are so
rare. If you could drop a Honda 5-
speed in the max it would be great but
I'd pass on Nissan's manual. The car
shifts like a 1-ton Ford, long throw,
linkage by "Gumby", it is impossible to
drive smoothly, and I've had standard
trannys all my life.
Power is great really miss it after
trading for a 4-banger Camry. Handles
well, loves corners. Great milage.
Always did like the looks of the car.
5-speed sucks, would rather not have
the option if they're not going to do
The Maxima is missing nice touches that
it should have, most other cars in it's
class do such as, being able to move
windows down/up for a few seconds after
turning the key off, and auto
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.