Interior Features All Maximas have a wonderfully executed interior, which has an open and airy cabin with good all-around visibility. As a matter of fact, it's not very small all around. Nissan has always been in the forefront of the contemporary sports car market and I hated to see it go. Since purchasing the car a couple of months ago I've just had to do the regular maintenance on it. Although a manual transmission will always produce better performance, the electronically-controlled four-speed automatic produces surprisingly brisk acceleration, and we were impressed with its flexibility and smooth operation.
Easy and cheap to fix for the most part, but it has a large following and with support from sites like Maxima. The front seats are power also, with heat. I look forward to buying the next generation of this Maxima, but will keep my 97 running as long as I can. Our only quibble here is that the more frequently used audio controls would be better placed above the climate controls. If that sounds like a lot for a Nissan consider that it comes with an impressive list of features that put it firmly within luxury car territory. The Maximas ride on front struts and Nissan's clever Multi-Link Beam suspension at the rear. Its engine is a 3.
Bob Hagin has seen the line grow to luxurious heights since those days but son Matt wishes that Nissan would bring back its hairy sports cars. The answer, of course, is all of the above. Attractive wood-tone interior trim compliments the leather-clad seating. The interior gives more shoulder room than the other cars in its class and the wheel base is up around 106 inches. The power window switches have a lift-for-up feature that makes them easy to find and use at night.
I cant say enough about this car, very impressed with Nissan on this and Im now a convert. A few of years ago, I didn't have to plan for the baby's stroller when I went places. The ride is firm but not stiff and to my amazement, the heavy understeer that I felt when I was driving it alone went away when I had a couple of other people in the back seat. They are comfortable and supportive, but are obviously designed for cruising comfort. But with its sporty character and excellent performance, the Maxima stands above the mainstream. Switches and controls are logically placed within easy reach of the driver with clear layout for easy operation. I did replace all the leather seats from a junkyard, with leather seats for 85 dollars.
Even at that, I think that a set of aftermarket high-performance tires would help. Engine wise I have replaced the original water pump at 228k, the only repair I paid to have done, because it sits on the timing chain. Primary Use: Commuting to work Nissan — all banged up lil ole speed demon! It's pretty tall compared to its competition but I have to admit that you sit up high enough to get a good view of the road. But this trait will only be apparent at high speeds, and it's easily corrected by simply slowing down. The Maxima is the largest four-door sedan wearing a Nissan emblem in the U. It performs as intended, unlike some automatic systems, which have minds of their own. Nice Daily Driver — Performance was about what I expected for it age and mileage it has, but has proven to be a pretty sturdy little sedan.
. I have 230k on this car and everything on it still works. If you are buying one of these cars for your kid and they are mechanically inclined this is the car for them as there are a number of owner help sites to help like the aformentioned Maxima. Even the 20 year old Bose stereo still works and sounds pretty good. If You Get A Maxima Get A Well Maintained One.
Primary Use: Commuting to work Good Leaning How To Drive Car Or A Demolishion Derby Car — okay if kept under a high mileage mine currently has 159-160k miles and once one thing is fixed another thing brakes and causes more problems and a lighter wallet however, it is a tough car when you tap one of the new rice cookers then get damage and you dont it is good on fuel just be sure to have your entire egr system correct another surprising fact was it was fairly decent doing doughnuts in the dirt. Walkaround Facelifted for 1997—new grille, headlights, taillights, bumpers and trunk lid—the current Maxima made its debut in 1995 and is the fourth generation in this line. No drama, and no surprises. I suspect that a lot of it's engineering features can be found in the Infiniti Indy car V8 engine. The steering had been made a little more crisp for '97 and as a former mechanic, I was intrigued by the rear suspension. Not many family sedans can boast that. When it came to repairing the brakes I wish that Nissan would have gone a different route with the rear disk brake caliper set up as with age and the amount of rust that built up from it being an Idaho car took its toll on the caliper piston in preventing it from twisting back into the boar.
There is room for five, plentiful up front, adequate in back. Appearance- my interior is clean whenever i have a chance to have it cleaned. Is it a family hauler or an executive express? Car has power but still gets good milage. This stereo is one of the best you will find in any car at any price and will put some home systems to shame. It's a variation on the now-common twist-axle with some linkage that keeps the rear wheel geometry lined up better.
As for price, you should have no problem finding one for 2,000 or less. Even though there's a poke-through hole in the rear to slip skis through, I would like it better if the rear seat back could be folded flat for long packages. All Maximas share the same smooth and conservative bodywork. The car rides on 15-inch all-season tires with steel wheels and surprisingly good looking plastic wheelcovers. Stay around that as a general rule.
All in all, the cabin feels warm and luxurious with good operational layout. I also put in a starter very easy and one coil pack easy along with the passenger axle. Love everything about this car, which is strange because I hated it when I bought it at auction. Controls such as the power windows and the door and window locks, are conveniently placed on the driver's door armrest. Is it a sport sedan or a luxury car? This is the one to pick if you want sport sedan performance. Like most front-drive cars, the Maxima is subject to understeer—the tendency for the front end to travel straight ahead—when it's pushed hard into a corner. The extra luggage space would be handy.