1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0 V6 from North America
A competent, comfortable, durable, car.
Oxygen sensors (3)!!
Parking brake cable (frozen/rusted)
Inside of drivers seat back- in center of car. Leather seats, but this section appears to be vinyl.
Comfortable riding car for the poor Western New York roads- it gives away some cornering ability and steering feel, but it's a better choice where there is winter and snow, etc.
Great stereo (Bose).
Great snow traction (with Bridgestone Blizzaks), much better than my 2000 Saab.
Roomy interior for exterior size.
Potent engine. I have the 190 hp version and can imagine what the 222 feels like, or the 3.5 liter in the new Maxima. In addition to power, the engine is extremely responsive, and it's easy to see why it won all those awards. It doesn't use any oil, and it sounds and feels like it did when we got it with 46,000 miles on it. I expect this engine will last until 250,000. I also like the chain drive for the overhead cams and not being obliged to change them every 80,000 like on my 90's Acuras.
The sheet metal is ugly. Especially the front end. All the magazines commented on it, and I have to agree.
Switches are not the best, and the designers could learn from Acura/ Honda. The wiper control and headlight control are counter-intuitive and basically backwards. They also don't have the greatest feel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th August, 2003