One of the best cars on the market.
By ccleveland2012 on
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
It's a nice car guys. The neighbors love it, Strangers love it,people see it and they want to take it home. People with more expensive cars love it. A 80 year man looked at me and said that's a bad mama jama. Even though this generation of Maxima is a great car it has it's flaws but most of you will come to find this car is very reliable and has much better reliability then 90% of the vehicles on the market it wont leave you stranded.
The Power It has 265hp guys it feels alot quicker on its feet. I can do 0-60 in this car in about 6.3 seconds. At highway speed its relentless The Interior Space at 103 cubic it feels large, front seat,plenty of room for short and tall drivers,proper heigh adjustments,footwell space is grand,Rear seats plenty of room for 6ft footers The Ride The SE rides firm and sporty,The SL rides smooth and quietly. The overall ride quality is a brisk smooth heavy quiet ride. most cars ride good but this ride is above average and its noticable right away. Safety It has 6 airbags, in a high speed collision it will hold up well Most Maximas do. Ergonomics Good overall no complaints
Fuel Economy not bad but not good. I average about 20 in the city and 29 on the highway. It has a large engine dont buy this car and expect Corolla gas mileage and dont expect a Tahoe's gas mileage its in the middle. I rented a 09 Altima 2 weeks 4 cylinder The Maxima got 1-2MPG less on the highway Problems people have experienced transmission problems but the car wont leave you stranded and replacement is about 3500 dollars. Alot of newer cars has far worse issues. Look at the Camry's acceleration issues,Accords Tranmission,Brake Problems. Transmission problems no excuse but once you fix it car is great. Turning Radius, It has the turning radius of a 1950 school bus.