Eh... could be better, could be worse...
By MrPicky on
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The first Nissan purchased ever. Had a Jeep Gr. Cherokee V8 before so I wasn't as impressed as most were with the power. OEM tires stink - expensive and noisy. No traction up inclined snowy driveways - wheels spin easily which is probably why it's even hard to drive up ramps for oil changes. I've got a noise coming from the engine (30K miles) that sounds like a bad engine bearing, but I have yet to take it in to find out. The cover for the air filter is extremely difficult to reinstall. No major repairs up to this point, so all the little things are not a big deal.
Styling (except the ridiculous front grille). Power on the expressway! Trunk space is huge. Back seat is roomy with four or five adults.
At 30k miles, chrome is peeling on front grille, windshield looks pitted. Interior features, especially center stack, look and feel cheap. Standard sound system (not Bose) about as good as the tiny radio in my bathroom. Flagship models should have better standard equipment.