'98 Maxima SE, 54k miles, manual
transmission. Zero problems so far after
17k miles and one year of ownership (I
bought it used).
Small quirks: some screeching sounds
from time to time from the brake pads,
some whinning sounds from the clutch esp
during warm weather.
Roomy, powerful, pretty quiet, one of
the few big cars offered with manual
transmission (although with a low
Superior sound system, good quality
materials (the interior looks like new
after four years). Reasonable gas mileage.
The SE suspension is nice to have on
good roads, esp at higher speeds, but
very stiff and unpleasant on bad roads.
The manual shifter is one of the worst
I've seen in 10 years of driving: it has
a very long throw and it's imprecise.