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Great Maxima GXE
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By Charles
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1998 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this used Maxima that was three years old with 12,000 miles. It is a wonderful road car - I have taken a 3,700 mile vacation and averaged about 27 MPG. No problems ever except the alternator recall which was taken care of with no issues at all. I can only hope the 2004/2005 Maximas are as good as my '98! Best car I have ever owned along with my 99 Toyota Camry.


Best Features

Good performance, great gas mileage for size of car, this car is faultless. I much prefer it to some other American built makes I have owned in the recent past.


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family sports sedan
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By pa funk
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


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Bought it 2 years ago used with 30K
miles, and it has been the best car I've
owned. It drives great, and is
bombproof as far as reliability. Tight
handling and, as it is loaded, a fairly
plush ride. The Bose stereo is great!


Best Features

Power and interior layout.


Worst Features

Lights that turn off automatically, moonroof controlls on the dash (not roof), and bigger cup holders.


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go maxima for maximum performance
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By g-mann
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1998 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan


Review

The maxima is one of the best cars i
have ever owned, besides the visible
fact that it can be a little hard on
gas, its performance and comfort is
worth every dollar of fuel you invest
in. The maxima is also very reliable
but that can also be said for most
nissan products. If you like to put a
vehicle to the test and be considered
as one of the fastest on the street
but still want to hide performance
parts or give your mother or
grandmother something to take grocery
shopping, the nissan maxima is the car
for you.


Best Features

climate control, capabilities of powered seats, cruise contrl, sound system, etc. the list goes on


Worst Features

One might want to slap on a cool air intake and performance brake pads for those who like to drive hard.


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Black Max
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By SuperBlack
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


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Really got used to the SE firm
suspension, it rides fairly low and
sports carish. The power is great when
the knock sensor isn't on the fritz.
Milage is great for a V6 I think we
averaged almost 30mpg on our last trip.

We looked and looked for a 5-speed
and when we finally found a good one we
snagged it. Now I know why they are so
rare. If you could drop a Honda 5-
speed in the max it would be great but
I'd pass on Nissan's manual. The car
shifts like a 1-ton Ford, long throw,
linkage by "Gumby", it is impossible to
drive smoothly, and I've had standard
trannys all my life.


Best Features

Power is great really miss it after trading for a 4-banger Camry. Handles well, loves corners. Great milage. Always did like the looks of the car.


Worst Features

5-speed sucks, would rather not have the option if they're not going to do it right. The Maxima is missing nice touches that it should have, most other cars in it's class do such as, being able to move windows down/up for a few seconds after turning the key off, and auto headlights


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Great all around sedan.
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By MBowen574
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1998 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought a 1998 Maxima GXE in Jan. 2004
w/ 128,000 miles. Perfect! I wouldn't
own any other car (this is my first
car). It gets all the ladies, even
though it is purple (maroon) and has
wheel covers. I love everything about
it. I don't want to sell it. About
$100 in repairs in 4,000 miles on a
well-used 6 year old car! And that
includes $60 for its first brake rotor
replacement. This car's virtues are
simply too numerous for words.


Best Features

Engine, transmission, O/D Off button, surprisingly good sound system, dead reliable, 1 wax brought the clear coat shine right back out, very easy to service myself.


Worst Features

None. I wish mine was a different color with more options (and better wheels!), but I love it anyway!


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