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1998 Nissan Maxima Sedan

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pile the miles on
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By Tom
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1998 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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Bought this for a low cost commute for 800 miles/week. Bought it with 95K and after a year it's at 140K miles. I've had to replace O2 sensors, one spark coil, and half shafts (they weren't ready to fail but the boots were cracked) at a cumulative cost of about $900. The car still drives new, looks to be a couple of years old and gets about 28+ mpg. The performance has fallen off some but it is still fast. The handling and steering are as tight as a new car. Pretty amazing.


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Excellent Car
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By palaman
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1998 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan


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I have owned this car for three years and I have only had to have the rear bearings changed, a new batery, new tires, and new sepentine belts. Just regular maintenance ... except for the bearings. Even though it's a '98 it is comfortable and very reliable. Recommended!!


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Second Maxima
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By Yelis63103
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1998 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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This is my second maxima. the first one was 1995 and was totaled with 165,000 miles on it. the car had almost NO problems. just a few oxygen sensors and a starter were replaced. even in mid 2006 this car is still considered to be powerfull and fast ! i have enough money to buy Benz or BMW, but i still drive this because in terms of reliability you can't even compare this car to Germans ! right now i have 105k miles and i have changed: 1 oxygen sensor, AC leak, and 1 caliper pin, and muffler ps. i drive my car hard but take care of it


Best Features

installed double-din navigation/dvd/mp3/cd player. GREAT STUFF! power. 5-speed tranny


Worst Features

Suspension and the shifter is too long !


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the max
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By jamaicanlovrboy
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1998 Nissan Maxima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan


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i jus recently bought my nissan maxima. i had a 89 bmw 325i before, and the maxima is cheaper to maintain. only problem i had so far is the rear calipers locked up on me. has a very responsive V6. this car has tons of dress-up, and performance parts. i've already changed my Y-pipe, intake and exhaust, lightweight flywheel, clutch, had my ECU flashed by JET, and oh man this baby moves. this car won't win a gas saver race, but i know i have fun buring the gas and hearing that 3.0 scream.


Best Features

my HID headlights, double din 7 inch monitor DVD/CD/NAV head unit.


Worst Features

i wish they would make a rear wheel drive maxima. i hate torque steer. but i know that will never happen.


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The 4 door sports car
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By Chris Webber
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1998 Nissan Maxima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car used 3 years ago at 110,000 miles. It has been a great three years and I am now up to 150,000 miles on it. Then engine still is extremely strong and the cluth and trasmission have been just as durable. Car is alot of fun but I do wish I got the SE as it has more options than my GXE such as a sunroof and better suspension. The problems so far I have had are with the calipers which it has ate a few up the alternator, which was luckily replaced for free under recall. All in all this is a great car that has alot of power.


Best Features

V6 Engine is very responsive, roomy, reliable, great looking sedan


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, bigger cupholders, other than that its fine.


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