1999 Nissan Maxima 3.0 from North America
A comfortably quick, reasonably priced 'family' sedan
Transmission shifting into 2nd gear 'lazily'. This was felt at 65000km, and was repaired under warranty with a program update.
Noisy rear window seal noticed shortly after I had purchased the vehicle. I fixed this with low density foam between the OEM seal and the window frame of the door. I believe the info and details were found on www.maxima.org at the time I was seeking a solution.
Noisy strut at 90000km. Strut mount required replacement. This problem has been acknowledged by Nissan by way of a TSB (technical service bulletin issued to dealers and their service departments).
Comfortable seats. Handling is good, with a mild amount of sway from the rear noticed mostly when executing high speed banked turns (off-ramps).
The car feels a bit heavy, right until you smash your foot on the gas.
The traction control is a nightmare in almost any situation.
The ABS works well, with acceptable noise levels.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2004