Bang for the buck, the Maxima SE cannot be beat. The V6 is buttery
smooth. The suspension is designed for zipping along twisty roads and yet
is smooth on the highway. You can get the car in stick shift! (Try getting
that in an Accord V6 or Camry V6!) The car is quiet even at speed. The
brakes are great. Even the base sound system is pretty darn good. The car
can seat four six-footers with room to spare. Great gas mileage considering
it can run 0-60 in the high sixes. If you want a four-door family car that is a
blast to drive, buy a Maxima SE!
2. Fact that you can get a Maxima with a 5-speed manual - boo-yah!
3. Build quality
4. Overall handling
5. Roominess (including the trunk)
5-speed can be a bit tempermental when car is warming up.
Torque steer sometimes rears its ugly head during fast starts.
Rear seats don't fold down (though there is a pass through in the middle)