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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan

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Could have been a 10!
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By Jack Franchek
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Love everything about it. Plenty of pickup from any situation, everyone admires looks, needs better suspension or clearance. If loaded with 4 pax it will bottom out over driveway. Wouldnt stop me from buying it again, just add better shocks.


Favorite Features

Pickup, smooth shifting, great instruments.


Suggested Improvements

Better shocks or clearance. I bottom out with 4 passengers.


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Awesome Vehicle
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By Cliff
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Great Style, lots of power. Rides like a full size Caddy, Dependable most importantly. Proven Nissan 3.5 V6 Engine. Great Paint. Oil, Gas, Brakes for first 200,000 miles You Go figure! Nothing Aftermarket needed to improve looks. Looks great right from the showroom floor.


Favorite Features

18 inch alloys No aftermarkets needed


Suggested Improvements

Larger Armrest


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Best in it's class
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By Mike of Queens
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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A fun to drive car in a innovative package. Lots of pick up, some torque- steer though. All in All Great car for the money.


Favorite Features

Power rear seats, folding mirror and power rear visor on Elite edition.


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Incredible fuel economy
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By Max_speed
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Traded a basic black 1995 Maxima for a red 2005. Few family sedans are fun to drive. The Maxima is fun, handles well, has tight steering and suspension, attractive. It's very fuel efficient when you're not tempted to take advantage of its great acceleration. Drivers who have a Maxima with manual transmission have a much more exciting, yet economical, car than those who drive an automatic. This is a car that must be driven with manual transmission to fully appreciate both its fun factor and its economy. Worth it to learn to drive a stick shift for this car.


Favorite Features

On a recent trip, the onboard computer calculated an average gas mileage of ~32 mpg. That includes getting stuck in a traffic jam before entering the highway. It gets 34-35 mpg on the highway when keeping the tachometer at 2000 rpm while in 6th gear.


Suggested Improvements

Better flow-through ventilation when the fan is turned off. Sun/moon roof that opens. Hatchback, i.e., 5-door--instead of trunk. Door lock interior hardware should be all metal. Audio that plays MP3 disks.


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My Maxima
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By Paula
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I purchased my Maxima in June 2005. It is a nice car. The only thing that I don't care for is the gas mileage. Mine has a 20 gallon tank, and costs about $65.00 everytime I fill it up.


Favorite Features

I like the body style of the car. Itdoes handle very well around sharp curves on the road. I know that Nissan makes extremely reliable cars, so I never have to worry.


Suggested Improvements

The interior could be better.


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