1998 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Good but doesn't quite make it

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Good but doesn't quite make it
By DHG on


1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


The good stuff; powerful engine, good automatic, lots of luxo type features for just slightly an econobox price. Now the real stuff; problems with front end since day one. Selling dealer replaced front struts at approx. 25k, also needed new tires at same time. Didn't fix the problem. Different dealer replaced engine mounts at 30k, better but still rough and bumpy. Just put third set of struts on from private mechanic. Needs stableizer bushings. Can't believe Nissan didn't make a valet type lock/key system for their flagship car, and what about having to manually turn off headlights? What is the cost difference between a buzzer and a time delay switch?

Best Features

Engine; its a fast car. Bose CD Changer; Awsome. Heated front seats, side airbags, remote window lowerer, trunk pass through. Real sporty feel!

Worst Features

Seats get hard after a long drive, definately need better padding and support. Better factory trained machanics & trouble shooting diagnostics. Better quality struts.
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