"Good performance, excellent highway fuel economy while still having a good engine. Reasonably good low cost maintanenece, and after 10 years still has the look of a "muscle car." Very pleased with my second Maxima."
Pros: "fun to drive very fast for a v6 160 top speed"
Cons: "small parts break easily"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"my 08 maxima has a lot of mileage but it has not really had a major part break down it is making weird engine noise but every time i take it to Nissan they say it is fine i like the car very smooth to drive and comfortable"
"This car will start to rust out at 50,000 miles. Especially the brake parts and floorpan. The rust will eat off your tail pipe hangers and you'll have to have new ones welded on. Unless you live in the Southwest. The CD changer Head Unit will skip and become useless. Nobody plays cassette tapes any more either. There will be a mildew smell in the A/C unit, and the exterior window gaskets will start to smell like sewage mixed with cheese, especially if you regularly park under a tree. You won't be able to open the windows and rest your arm on the sill because that smell will get on you. The under-body cowling grommets will pop off and the protective skirts under the car will flap around until you replace the grommets, or they fly off by themselves on the highway. The TURNING RADIUS IS TERRIBLE and you will be blocking traffic every time you park because you can't get in and out of parking spaces easily. However, the engine and transmission are GREAT. Smooth, powerful, and, unfortunately, inefficient. I have to dump this car because brains aren't everything. I want one with a good body too."
"Bought my 2004 Max in 2011 and want to sell it now. Had to take ABS fuse out because brakes were locking up. This is an expensive repair so opted not to have fixed. Car shakes at highway speeds. Leather seats are hard making them very uncomfortableon trips. was told the engine in these cars are bullet proof, when starting mine that is exactly what it sounds like, a bullet pinging around in it. That will cost about 1500-2000 to have fixed. Has plenty of get up and go on a positive note. Turning radius is short of a football field, so if you need to do a u.-turn good luck. Not worth all the fuss !"