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1996 Nissan Maxima

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Did I get the only lemon??!
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By C.A.
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


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I read these reviews and purchased a 1996 Nissan Maxima with 76,000 miles. I thought that it would have plenty of life left. I have replaced the odometer, the radio works only about 20% of the time, locks malfunction often, and the passenger door gets stuck and won't open so we have to crawl through the drivers' side. It has been out of service twice lately and had to be towed. The repair shop said it might be best to get rid of it.


Best Features

Smooth ride, strong accleration


Worst Features

Too many electrical problems!


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Its just a great car!
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By Guy18
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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This has been and continues to be the
most dependable vehicle I have ever
owned...and I have owned alot.

I purchased this car pre-owned at my
dealers recommendation. He did me a
great service!

If you need a great vehicle, this is
it!! I have not spent a dime on this
car except for oil changes and brakes.

I'd get another one in a heartbeat!


Best Features

Reliability!!!


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By sputnik
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


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excellent car in town; lacks comfort on
long drive; is a complicated auto; still
don't know how security system work!!
embarassing when horn starts blowing!
is quick to start; low gear ratio, very
good; gas mileage so so; about 20 mpg.


Best Features

bose system; excellent sound; mozart concertos come through in great detail.


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96 Maxima still runs great
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By munsoor
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1996 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan


Review

Never had any major problem, except
with the O2 Sensor, which I later found
was being recalled, so I got that
replaced for free. I find this vehicle
fun to drive. It is low maintenance
and reliable, which is the way I like
my cars. After 130k miles, it feels
like I may have to replace the shocks.
The audio knob doesn't respond
sometimes. But engine is trouble-free.


Best Features

Good pickup at high-speed; extra-smooth power steering.


Worst Features

Reduce body roll when cornering at high speed, increase initial pickup from slow speeds.


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By AlexMaxima96
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


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Bought 96 Maxima brand new. Now 7.5 yrs
old with 82k miles. Have had almost no
major problems, unbelievably great car.
Plan on keeping for at least another
few years. This car has been really
good to me :)


Best Features

Powerful engine, 5 speed, leather seats, excellent backseat space, great Bose stereo


Worst Features

Shocks/struts gave out too quickly


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