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Nissan Maxima Ratings

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    7/5/2006 8:43:56 AM

    2006 Nissan Maxima - SL (A5)

    Pros: heated steering wheel

    Cons: not many options on interior/exterior

    Advice: just becareful not to get overpriced, do your research before going to a dealership

    Took it for a test drive and it impressed me from the start. Great handling, awesome pick up with the 265hp, very comfortable and it looks great! I have had it for a year and had no problems with it.

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    6/10/2006 10:36:59 AM

    2006 Nissan Maxima - SE (A5)

    Pros: none

    Cons: Turning radius and vibration

    Advice: Don't buy it.

    I've had a vibration in the wheel at 55+ MPH. I took it back to the dealer and they replaced the wheel bearings under warranty. That improved the problem, but didn't fix it. This is my 3rd Maxima and last. My other major complaint is the infamous poor turning radius. It's very difficult to manuever in parking garages.

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    6/9/2006 3:37:55 PM

    2006 Nissan Maxima - SL (A5)

    Pros: Excellent Performance

    Cons: Turn radius

    Advice: Must compare to Lexus or Infiniti before you buy....this is the same car for less $$$

    The styling is very attractive, but also subjective. You can't argue with the responsive 265 HP and the superior handling. The interior head and leg room is great for two tall people. The most available interior room at this price level. The wide turn radius is a problem and does take some getting used to for parking. Great car and no regrets here!!

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    5/30/2006 9:12:21 AM

    2006 Nissan Maxima - SE (A5)

    Pros: over all comfort & performance

    Cons: turning radious

    Advice: test drive this car!!

    Great car, handles and performs amazing. Alotta car for the money. the gas mileage is great as well. AWESOME car!!

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    5/21/2006 6:26:09 PM

    2004 Nissan Maxima - SE (M6)

    Pros: Speed

    Cons: Rattling sounds, 'egg' smell, gas mileage was so so

    Advice: Do not buy a used 2004 Maxima SE!!! If you buy a new one, be sure to get the extended warranty!!

    This is a really sleek car. Some minor problems with the car. The fog light bulbs kept blowing,the steering wheel shook as I hit the brakes, something was wrong with the driver's seat and it was kind of uncomfortable. After about 30,000 miles, the car made a rattling noise as it switched gears, also an 'egg' smell when I hit the accelerator. Nice looking car, but the quality is not the best!!

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    5/17/2006 6:59:48 PM

    2006 Nissan Maxima - SL (A5)

    Pros: Comfortable at high spped on high way.

    Cons: Lousy gas mileage. Annoying steering vibratgion around 50-55 MPH.

    Advice: Test drive it for a week before buying it.

    Steering vibration around 50-55 MPH speed. Too large turning radius is annoying. Acceleraion from stop is relatively hesistant. I would not buy this car again. Period. I took it back to dealer but could not fix steering vibration.

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    3/12/2006 7:38:23 PM

    2004 Nissan Maxima - SE (M6)

    Pros: Sky roof and seating

    Cons: Ticking sound from the injectors. Fact that the car is assembled in America.

    Advice: If you love nissan then you will love this one also.

    Just brought the 04 Maxima used and I think that it is a great car. Neck snapping horsepower and a lot of pretty buttons to push. Don't have the Bose stero but it still pushes out great sound. Don't really like the fact the it is being assembled in Tennesse instead of japan. I don't like it when American manufactures gets a hand in on a good thing. They tend to screw up things a lot of times especially when it comes to cars. Otherswise I think it is a great car.