1997 Nissan Maxima GXE V6 3.0 DOHC 24 Valve from North America
I will never buy anything, but a Maxima
I have maintained this car really well. The only thing I replaced were the front CV axles at 98,000 miles.
Nissan's VQ30DE is a gem of an engine. It has the sweetest V6 growl in the world. This engine has enormous potential for tuning. This engine was basically plucked from the Nissan 300ZX. A modern version of this same engine in Japan, in the 2005 Skyline GTR, produces 450HP with twin turbo chargers.
I personally beat a 2000 Ford Mustang on Interstate 25 at 127 MPH. The driver of the Mustang was shocked! It's just a stock 1997 Maxima! 0-60 in 7.0 seconds was unbeatable for a entry sports/luxury sedan back in 1997.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th May, 2005