I have owned a 93, a 97 and an 01. I had the 01 for about three months before somebody in an SUV sandwiched me between a snow plow and himself. I am convinced the design quality save our lives. I then bought my 02, and I have never been happier. The six speed, and all the little changes new to that year are that much better. In terms of power, luxury, performance and desirability, try to find something better. That Nissan 6 cylinder is one of the top 10 best motors ever made. All of my Maximas had well over 200k on them (except the 01) and never a motor problem. Everything else starts to go, but the engine will still purr like a kitten. Take care of it, regular oil changes etc., it will last
Six-speed, gas economy, power on demand, ability to cruise long distances and still get good mileage, styling, and the fact everyone loves my car and wants one too.
Other than a flux capacitor, I can't really think of anything. Maybe just more power to the rear Bose sub. Other years have been better (I've had a Bose in every one). But hey, nothing is perfect