2006 Nissan Maxima Overview


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3.5 SE
Avg. Price: $7,425
3.5 SL
Avg. Price: $7,893

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4.25 stars

Based on 9 reviews

One Of The Greatest Cars Ever Made For The Price by Jonathan
 — I love my 06' Maxima because its fast, handles great, and its just plain fun to drive. Repair work is always minimal with a nissan another great attribute to being a proud nissan owner. its also great... Read More
Love The Maxima by Beth
 — I absolutely LOVE this car! I haven't had one problem out of it yet. The only thing that is lacking is gas mileage. However, I knew that it didn't get the best gas milage when I bought it. I have ... Read More
Great Car For The Cost. by Mel
 — Bought it because it looked great. It is an amazing car. Accelerates fast but braking isn't the best. No repairs have been needed. Gas mileage runs about 30 miles pre gallon. This is a very fun car to... Read More

2006 Nissan Maxima Overview

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2006 Nissan Maxima

The 2006 Nissan Maxima is a luxury midsize sedan that aims to be sportier and more upscale than it's closely related Altima sibling. It offers two trims, both powered by a very responsive and powerful 3.5-liter, 265-hp V6 engine. The sportier SE features a sports suspension and bigger 18-inch tires. You can get it with either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. The more luxurious SL is paired with the auto tran only and has smaller 17-inch tires, but comes with more standard interior features. ABS, traction control, and side airbags are all standard on both trims.

Minor updates occurred for the 2006 Maxima. The navigation system gets updated and the controls on the steering wheel now light up. Bluetooth is a new option in 2006. The Maxima seats 5 with a rear bench seat, although it does offer the nice option of rear bucket seats, reducing capacity to 4, but allowing for a more comfortable ride for all passengers. A standard SkyView sunroof panel that stretches the length of the cabin opens the car up even more. This sunroof does not physically open, however. A conventional sunroof is an available option. The luxury SL features heated leather seats and wood trim, which are options on the SE.

The V6 power is quite satisfying to 2006 Maxima owners, who appreciate its instant acceleration power on the highway and its road grip around curves. There are some torque-steer issues, and the wide turning radius seems to be the biggest complaint. Overall, owners like the smooth ride and the spacious cabin with its comfortable seats.


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Cooling Will Not Stop Running

2006 nissan maxima cooling fan motors went bad and seized up put in new fans and soon as i plug them the radiator side fan starts running and will not stop until battery is dead and the A/C side wont ...

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2006 Nissan Maxima-headlights Not Working

I have a 2006 Nissan Maxima and the headlights are not working. I've replaced the multifunction swith, checked all fuses and relays. The problem is baffling, because both lights are not working. ...

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Anyone looking to buy a Rack & Pinion. Was bought for my car a 2006 Nissan Maxima. Price 310.00 brand new still in box never been installed.

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