I absolutely love my Maxima. I use it as
a commute car, and it is fun, fun, fun
to drive. Main criteria were
reliability and performance for a
reasonable amount of money, and I got
both with my 2000 Maxima. What I like
the least about the car is the fuel
economy, or the lack of - my driving
style contributes to that :-) I highly
recommand the car.
Powerful engine and 6-speed manual -
Fuel economy; driver seat, especially
the head rest.
Car stickered at $28,800 and after
shopping around for other cars at the
under $30K price, there was no other
that offered the Max's performance,
reliability, and amenities.
The Audi A4 was VERY nice, much nicer
interior and exterior, but for $30K you
could only get the 1.8T - not fast
enough for a $30K car. Ditto the
Passat. The Acura 3.2TL Type S was
nicer inside, but cost $5 grand more,
and frankly didn't feel as powerful,
the engine wasn't as smooth or quiet
And "upgrading" to an Infiniti I35 just
didn't seem worth the extra $2,000+
The choice was simply Maxima!
3.5 liter V6 - just a fantastic
engine. Plenty of power, super
smooth, quiet, and we get 25 mpg in
combined driving! Can't beat it.
Nice interior, well laid out.
HID Headlights, roomy cabin. BOSE
stereo is nice, but VW's Monsoon is
better. 17" wheels
Improve suspension. Steering
wheel "jumps" over bumps. 80's looking
stereo and clock display.
The A/C recycle button needs to be
turned on EVERY time you get in the
car. Ditto for turning off the
autodimming rearview mirror. Torque
Illuminate steering wheel buttons