1998 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

1998 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 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" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"shock" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Michael writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Hold down the unlock button to roll down the windows

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

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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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Bellcardo writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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4

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Great everyday for city commuting.

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poor on gas milleage

Bellcardo
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I Love This Car Very Powerful — If you like power nissan is the way to go this is my 3rd nissan vehicle,i have been driving nissan maxima all my life,great day to day vehicle.very low on maintenace to keep.my only issue with nissan engine they are not very good on gas,because i commute a 106 miles a day total so my gas milleage is very poor.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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flan49 writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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4

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Looks an the power it still has at 228000 miles

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Lower control arms and shocks are necessary at about 175000 miles.

flan49
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Love This Car For An Older Car. — The appearance with the rear spoiler in black is very good looking. The spoiler needs to be re-mounted from people using as a trunk lift handle, can't go through the car wash for this reason. Have to use black colored wax and polish to cover the nicks and scratches, but it's 16 yrs old, not unreasonable .

Primary Use: Family transportation

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meccaauto writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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excellent car

meccaauto
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This Is A Good Family Car. — I love the ride of this car. Very stable. Very good on gas. Clean and efficient. A Good family car.The car did not brake down and leave us stranded. It was a very good car and easy to fix. The parts were not expensive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brandon writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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Its  a maxima enough said

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

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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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Matthew writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Reliable, comfortable, sporty

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Prone to rust

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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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Franky_Gee_3 writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Great handling, really reliable, lots of used parts available, low maintenance, comfy seats, good highway mileage, lots of pickup, great brakes. Unlike newer cars, window sills are low and has a very airy feeling, especially with the sunroof wide open (it is the 4 Door Sports car, according to Nissan). Sunroof still works great, doesn't leak a drop. Easy to "tweak" and turn into a bit of a great handling fun car/toy; friend has one that does well over 150 MPH after motor and suspension add-ons.

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Shifter button can become non-responsive (easy fix), in town mileage so-so, best performance requires premium (but runs great on regular). Ours does not have ABS, but does have front air bags. Spoiler (SE model only) can be a bit fragile, but epoxy fixes it. A/C works fine but takes a bit of time to get cranking; heater is fine.

Franky_Gee_3
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Rock Solid And Running Fine After 16 Years — Love the handling, body is still tight with only a couple of tiny, occasional rattles, doesn't have any squeaks. Easy car to work on for the most part, and any maintenance you'd do is easy to look up on the internet; lots and lots of YouTube videos showing you exactly how to fix just about anything. At 157K miles, shooting for 200K and am totally confident it'll get there. In the last year, have had to do several repairs (axle, mass air flow sensor, EGR valve, master cylinder, muffler), but that's the first significant work in the 12 years we've owned it. Just took it for 1,000 mile road trip and, as expected, ran beautifully and got 28-30 MPG on the interstate. Super old car.

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Trey writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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Performance, reliability

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Sub-par gas mileage

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'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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Daniel writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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everything

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nothing

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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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Kaicey writes:
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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handling, space, features, comfort

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

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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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