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By Dave
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2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Amazing to read all of the posts with similar issues. The tires wear out quickly, AC is out, headlight replacement costs over $100 and now the transmission goes! 120K on this car and replacing the tranny, hope to get another year or two out of it. Great looking car and I love the zip but I can't imagine going with another Maxima again.


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AC and Transmission Problems
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By Bratch
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2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Was good for the first two years, then the AC started blowing hot air, had high pressure line replaced under warranty. A year later the same thing happened, this time the low pressure AC line, and out of warranty. The hose and metal crimps seemed to have failed, replacement hose was more supple than original hose. After 4.5 years and 79,000 miles the transmission has started slipping between 2nd and 3rd gear, with no check engine light on. Taking it to the dealer for diagnosis in a couple of days. Purchased mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) from credit union, which is good for 4 more months, so I hope it will be covered.


Best Features

Roomy even for 6'3" driver, feels good to drive, many conveniences with the driver preferred package, like blue tooth, folding side mirrors and auto- dim rear view mirror, heated seats, tilt steering, good sound system. Has lots of trunk room.


Worst Features

For shorter people backing up is difficult because the back of the car seems higher than usual. Car has some road noice that could be reduced.


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By Anthony
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2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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All you have to do is drive one. I read about Hondas, Toyotas, whatever... I never get tired of pulling away from VTECs (4s and 6s). I have had NO ISSUES. The gas mileage isn't fabulous, but for a car with this much zip, it's quite good. Yeah, the turning radius isn't great, and there is some torque steer, but what car doesn't have one thing worth changing. I wanted a performance sedan and I got one. I have friends with '10 Hemi (390 HP) Rams that can't pull away from me. What more can you want in a 4 DOOR SEDAN. Don't forget, it's a family car!


Best Features

Performance (don't sacrifice for mpg), Heated steering wheel, stance, 18" wheels, headlights, Bose system, skylights


Worst Features

address the torque steer, 328 HP like the G37


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Great dependable car
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By Jack
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2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We purchased our Maxima in March 2006. I commute 100 miles each day, so we have put a lot of miles on this car; currently just over 100,000. The only thing I have had done is replace the tires two times, oil change, and replaced both headlight bulbs. Unfortunately, most people will need to have the dealer replace the headlight bulb. My wife and I both love driving this car!


Best Features

Strong car with lots of power. Stylish design. Decent mileage. I am averaging over 24 mpg. Dependability.


Worst Features

MP 3 input!


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Good but not great
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By bigvic1
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2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We purchased a loaded se and owned for almost 2 years. Purchased used in 2008 with 26k on the odometer. Cost was $20k out door with fl tax (orig. Sticker was over $34k. Whoa). Has almost every option except dvd/nav. Here is a good car that could have been great. While dependable, it has it quirks. Fast car, but terrible torque steer. Nice interior, but seats need more padding. Trips over 1.5 hours and your bottom is sore. Great styling, but bad turning radius. Weird cloth substance on dash/doors. What is up with that? Leather would have been perfect. All in all, a sharp looking, dependable car that is good on gas. No maintenance issues in 2 years. No rattles, leaks, creaks etc.


Best Features

Engine power (fast), good mileage (avg. 22 city, 29 hwy), very dependable. Virtually never in the shop (only on 2 items, under warranty). Black leather seats stay cool-ish even when hot. Tilt/telescope wheel is nice, Bose stereo sounds fine to me. Heated front and rear seats are great. Xenon lights.


Worst Features

Torque steer on hard acceleration is almost dangerous. Get rid of that! Needs better turning radius, some wind/road noise. Get rid of cheesy cloth-like dash material looks tacky. More padding in seats. I would buy another if they addressed the above. Add a manual trans., make it RWD, perfect.


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