By Vancouver on
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this car used, with 15k miles on it. I had a previous Maxima (96) that I drove for 8 years. This is a different car, nice, good visibility and good handling. Quiet and very powerful engine (265 Hp). I wish it had a 6 speed manual but Nissan does not make enough of. I am at 55k miles, and love it. Fuel economy unpaired, if you drive it on the hwy for this size of engine (29-30 m/gl and 20-22 in the city). Always I get the best fuel because this car loves it. At 37k the front light bulb died and service wanted to charge me over $160.00+tx. I could not believe it, but thanks to e-bay I was able to replace it for $36.00 plus my time. Consider maintenance cost when you buying this car.
Very comfortable driving, nice interior/exterior design, nice suspension reliable so far (55k miles). Good quality for the price you pay.
Nissan Engineering totally forgot about designing for maintainability. Even w. the best cars things go wrong. To change the frnt light bulb you need to remove the front wheel or else you get charged over $160 and this car does not have the Xenon light bulbs! Would be nice a 6 spd manual trnsmsn