1998 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Black Max

1998 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Review

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Black Max
By SuperBlack on


1998 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan


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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