The community thinks...
225,000 miles, shooting for 500,000 by HappyAsAClam from Las Vegas on 05/12/2007. Trim: 1997 Nissan Maxima SE, Owned 5 years.
Pros: R-E-L-I-A-B-L-E, amazing power, high mpg, 4-door convenience, spacious interior and trunk.
Cons: A/C not cold enough.
Overall review: Bought car in 2002 from original owner, at 86K miles. Abused it for the next 3-4 years driving about 30K miles/year. Weekly non-stop 270-mile trips between Las Vegas and LA. Looks tame, but "king of the road" performance. With the smooth 5-speed shift, easily climbs 30 degree steep hills at over 100 mph. Easily embarrasses souped up/ expensive/ newer cars leaving everyone "frozen" in the rear mirror. This car is so reliable, I got into the bad habit of maintaining it "when I remember". Clutch was replaced 2 years ago. Before the repair, clutch was smooth and very forgiving. After repair, changing gear is a bit rough, and clutch oil needs replenishing every 2-3 months (I attribute this problem to a bad repair). A/C is not cold enough for the scorching 100+ degree heat of Las Vegas. A/C system checks OK and freon is full, but cabinet temperature stays warm. (I don't hear complains by other Maxima drivers about their A/C. Mine seems an anomaly.) Best car for the money. Amen.
Review ID: #510753 Is this review offensive?