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Wheel shakes also!
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By Wheel shakes also!!!
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2006 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I've had the car for 3 years (since new) and love to drive it. The only problem is that the darn steering wheel has had a shimmy since I test drove it. I didn't think much of it and asked them to check the tire balance before I took delivery. Big mistake. 3 years and more than 15 attempts to get it fixed and it still shakes. Nissan mechanics don't have a clue why. Nissan has given up on trying to fix it and I've given up trying to get it fixed. Luckily it's a lease and it'll be their problem next month. It's too bad, my family has been loyal to Nissan since 1985, not any more...


Best Features

Manual trans., faster than it looks, bluetooth, heated steering wheel.


Worst Features

Don't give up when a problem has been brought to your attention, it's ridiculous and it'll cost far more to the company in lost customers than the cost to figure out the problem.


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IN TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By Momingeorgia
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2006 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Just traded mine in with transmission problems!! Only had it 2 years. The first gear no longer worked. Highly dissapointed in the nissan name. Powertrain warranty ended at 60000. Transmission went at 65000. I am still upset


Best Features

Comfort, Power, agility


Worst Features

Reliability of 04-06 transmission.


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Shakey drive
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By Wheel Shakes
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2006 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the worse car that I have ever owned. From the time I drove it off the lot, nothing but suspension problems and back to the dealership 10 times and still have the problem. No good in snow or rain. Tires are over $200 each..bad choice of car and brand. Dealership could not keep the problem fixed. Wheel shakes all the time when driving.


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Rock Solid
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By zoomer
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2006 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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No unplanned maintenance. NONE. I have 30K miles on it and still on original tires and brakes. I can't over-emphasize how reliable this car has been. Engine power is excellent, but too much for the tires and suspension of the SL. So easy to spin tires and the body lean is a bit much under hard cornering. I was hoping for a cross between prior cars 350Z and Lexus GS300, and maybe should've got a MaxSE.


Best Features

Heated steering wheel, steering wheel controls for radio, phone, etc.


Worst Features

Interior materials are a bit cheap. Turning radius is a joke, as others have said.


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Very Nice Car
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By Nice Nissan
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2006 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car brand new in April 2006 and it has been solid mechanically. The only feature I dislike is that my electric controlled passenger side mirror had to be replaced due to the adjustment not resetting correctly after placing the car in reverse, which still did not correct the problem.


Best Features

Bose stereo system, heated seats and steering wheel. Fun to drive.


Worst Features

Electric mirrors


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