1997 Nissan Maxima SE VQ30DE from North America
Reliable, bargain, roomy high performance car
AC doesn't get very cold on hot days.
Leather seats don't seem to hold up too well. I have no cracks or tears, but some seats are getting crispy while others are getting shiny.
MIL/Check Engine Light is on. My car VIN falls under a recall notice, but because I live in California, it is not covered. O2 sensors are expensive.
Very reliable. Only maintenance I have done on the car since I got it was oil changes every 3000 miles with Mobil 1 Synthetic.
Good performance in factory form.
Handling was helped a lot with the addition of a front strut tower brace.
Very roomy inside and in the trunk.
Long cruising range... all freeway around 75mph will get you almost 500-600 miles per tank.
VERY quiet car.
Fast, track 1/4 mile times around 15.0 seconds and a top speed around 140mph!
I love this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th June, 2001