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By Cliff
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2005 Nissan Maxima 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.


Best Features

18 inch alloys No aftermarkets needed


Worst Features

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 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.


Best 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 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

The interior could be better.


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Almost a year
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By Louisiana Drive
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2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had my second SE almost a year now. I drive between 2500 to 3000 per month. As with the '03, the '05 is a fantasic car. It's comfortable, stylish, and fast. I can easily get 28 MPG doing 80 and got 32 MPG at 70. Look no further for a good car. The torque steer is noticable, but love the power when you step on the gas. You'll get used to it. Get the sun roof to really enjoy the car, it's worth the extra money.


Best Features

Gas mileage, style, power.


Worst Features

Backlit controls on steering wheel (now on the '06). Better turning radius and a trunk that pops completely open when you hit the button on the door or key fob.


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