1997 Nissan Maxima 3.0 V6 from North America
Best car for the money! AAAA++++
I had to replace the starter at 150k. I did it myself, and it was very easy and saved the labor charge. And that is really all I've done to the car.
This has got to be one of the best most reliable cars on the market. It has great power when you need it, handles well, and it gets great gas mileage too (about 28 mpg). I drive this car to work everyday about 80 miles round trip.
It has a lot of room in the trunk and in the front seat area (even head room is good). The only thing I would say bad is the back seat is a little small for me (but I'm 6' tall sooo..).
I wish I could find another one with low miles. I know I'm living on borrowed time, but it just keeps going. I love it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2010
4th Aug 2010, 12:03
Just to update: The mileage is now 232,000 with no problems. I had an accident this week and am debating repair or replacement. It made me sick as I wanted to see how far this thing would go. I may just fix it and see. I'll let you know which way I go with it.
16th Nov 2010, 11:54
Well I did fix the body damage myself. The cost was about $600 for NEW parts and $100 for paint. It has about 236k miles now and still running strong. I'm replacing the rear struts and having the rotors turned this week.
1st Jan 2015, 03:09
Just to update: the car now has over 300,000 miles and is still going strong. These have to go down in history as the most reliable cars ever made. You just can't kill them.
The passenger side front window regulator (power window) stopped working. I purchased one off eBay for about $30 and installed it myself. Very easy car to maintain.
I had the spark plugs replaced at about 250k, and the garage said it had another 100k left in it.
Very happy with this car!