1997 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: 1997 Nissan Maxima SE Review

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1997 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


Attractive, fun, safe car. [Engine]
performance superior in many regards to
most competitors, though suspension is
merely adequate (unforgivable for
Nissan to forego true 4-wheel
independent suspension when many
competitors have been doing so for
years). Also, while the car is
enjoyable to drive and reliable, fit-
and-finish is merely "average." Finally
dealership support is very typical:
long waits; dubious sales/service
tactics; premium prices. Overall,
definitely a GOOD car (safe and
reliable); in some ways a VERY GOOD car
(potent engine and nice
[optional] "creature comforts"); but
not quite a GREAT car (mediocre
suspension, fit-and-finish).

Best Features

Handsome, reliable car. Engine is smooth, quiet, has a wide, progressive power band, and is surprisingly torquey. Bose stereo very nice.

Worst Features

Rear "Multi-Link" suspension is an unforgivable handling compromise (independent is superior). Fit-and- finish is good but not great.
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