I can't believe how low the Maxima is rated! This is my second Max. I previously had a 00 and now a 02. The 02 is improved over the 00. It's a little quicker, 5 spoke mag wheels, xeon headlights, interior improvements, and other mechanical improvements, too many to mention here.
The only con thing is the rear suspension. The rear shimmies if you hit a bad bump.
Engine and auto trans shift pattern.
Four wheel independent suspension. Better tires than the stock GY Eagle RAs.