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1998 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

1998 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Michael writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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4

Pros

Hold down the unlock button to roll down the windows

Cons

goes through tires like whoa... it is also how I drive

65

98 Maxima Reveiw — Maxima's are the best in it's class! The car is solid and I never had many problems with it besides unfortunate things that other people have done to it. The car is very roomy and it is still under 3000 pounds. Mine has 220k miles and it is still going

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Daniel writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

nothing

55

Wicked Car — All Black Interiror/ Leather Interior 5sp 6cyl, 3.0L Fully Loaded, heated leather seats, sun roof, power everything, Bose stereo system, A quick sporty and luxious ride.

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Matthew writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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5

Pros

Reliable, comfortable, sporty

Cons

Prone to rust

55

I Picked It Up Cheep, One Of The Best Buys I've Ever Made — Great car. Got power, handling and comfort. Great for cruising or racing. Sips on gas when cruising, has balls when you hit the gas. Cheep to insure and all around great! Nissan did right with the Maxima. Powerful sports car engine, with refined comfort of a sedan

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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5

Pros

Its  a maxima enough said

Cons

if you have a chance to own one no reason to aviod

45

260k And Still Ran Great.... — this car held up great had it for 5 years. did have to replace the transmission once around 180k and again around 240k but i'm hard on transmissions. this car was fun to drive and had great gas mileage one tank would get me from NC to MD with gas to spare. had a major accident in this car and came out with no scratches..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Percy writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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4

Pros

the cornering with the coil overs

Cons

heat bogging with the intake when hot and humid

45

Not Bad For A Grocery Getter — Good but can always be betta. Recently converted to a 5 speed. Coil overs, Cold Air Intake, headers, slotted rotors, and exhaust make it more fun to drive. Need to work on appearance now. Possibly HIDs, and fogs would dress it up very nice. Very pleased with the performance after the mods

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Trey writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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4

Pros

Performance, reliability

Cons

Sub-par gas mileage

35

'98 Maxima — Overall, the Maxima is a great car. It's reliable (in as much as an eleven year old can be), a lot of fun to drive, and is very comfortable. It's getting old, but it still has plenty of life left in it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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5

Pros

Acceleration, handling, interior

Cons

none

65

My Nissan Maxima Gle — Very fun to drive, pretty good gas mileage, LOVE the interior (leather), solid build, FANTASTIC acceleration and handling. Has a V6 3000 twin cam engine, 24 valve. Lots of trunk and back seat space. Oh, and her name is Jenny :P

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Rob writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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4

Pros

quick, decent gas mileage (24-30mpg), no timing belt to worry about, good looks (imo), lasts forever, holds 5 people, decent suspension, decent paint (still no rust and i haven't waxed it in over 2 years), base model (gxe) still has the most important power features, manual transmission works well once you get used to it and has good gearing (low and close until last two gears), auto transmission geared for better highway mileage (from what I hear)

Cons

rear brakes are terrible (e.g., rear calipers seize up, even after being replaced - have to leave manual car in gear since ebrake doesn't work right), rear seats don't fold, ignition coils and some sensors died prematurely, substantial subframe rust (but NO body rust) , ergonomics not as good as that of hondas - nissans seems to resemble an american car more than most other japanese makes, have to watch the transmissions (both auto and manual trans are prone to failure if not maintained)

55

The Black Bull — This thing's a tank and it moves when you want it to. Decent gas mileage, quiet, doesn't look ancient 12 years after being built. It is a fun car to drive. Not quite as well thought-out as a Honda but it holds up about as well. The brakes are a constant problem but they can be ignored to an extent while still working alright since the front brakes work alright. The car doesn't rust as easily as most Hondas do. Parts are expensive but last a long time for the most part.

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David writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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5

Pros

Looks, performance, comfort, a bit like me!

Cons

No leather on my one, option on 3 litre I believe

35

Dave's Nissan Qx — Good performance, comfortable, handles well! Well built, only needed wiper blades for M.O.T. Washer pump had to be replaced, very cheap! Uses a lot of fuel, if driven hard.I try not to! Haven't had it serviced yet, must get it done soon! I Love it, it looks expensive........ My friend calls it a "council estate Lexus" What does he know?

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Kaicey writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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4

Pros

handling, space, features, comfort

Cons

gas mileage isn't the BEST.. but it's good (21-28 mpg), that's about it

35

Love My Car! — Although this was never one of my fav cars.. I love it! I liked how it looked from the start but you can't beat how well it handles and all the space. It drives so smooth and isn't too bad on gas. It has been through a lot and hasn't had any major problems.

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