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1985 Nissan MaximaReview
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The Workhorse —

I had my 84' 300ZX running fine in 1994 when the Martin Luther king birthday earthqake hit LA hard. For two weeks I "can't get my car out of second gear" as Sammy Hagar would say. The next week my friend asked me to help him go pick up a new Mazada 929 out in the middle of nowhere, that I could drive his old Maxima there. So we embarked on a 80 mile drive and talked about the new car and also what he'd do with the old Maxima. I had him bring thecar to my own mechnanic a few weeks before who said it was in pretty good shape for a 85' with 132k on the odo. Long story short by the time i got him dropped off I decided to make him an offer to get the slushbox tranny alone. I gave him a cool $3,200 bucks for the car and rest was history. The two major issues I had with the car were things he'd fixed at Pep Boys that reoocurred in 1 or 2 years, namely the power steering rack and the fuel injectors. Nissan actually cut me a check for 1k for injects as there was a recall!! Long story short I drove her until 300k when it finally died and sent to charity. It made 40-50 trips in between LA and SF as I was relocating and never broke down once on me. Great car if you can find one, but more stuff to do than newer cars so I wouldn't buy one if you plan to put lots of miles on it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great interior room, very relialble, comfortable for long trips

Cons: transverse engine mounting and all thetroubles that causes, sorta ugly

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1985 Nissan MaximaReview
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Rocks — great first car!!!, awesome trim level and wonderful front drive, always made me feel like a champ! even when car was not running 100% could still hang with cars 10 her junior! Nissan still makes THE 4 door sports, that ppl can afford, this is the grand dad of that formula.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: first of legendary VQ 6's, classy took volvos and made it ok to drive a box

Cons: too old to be viable

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1985 Nissan Maxima GL Review
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Looks/Style Ranked 1985 Nissan Maxima GL worse.
"This Style Spoke Family of a New Era."
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"This Maxima was loaded for the time period. It was like switching from the Red pill to the Blue pill "
1985 Nissan Maxima GL Wagon Review
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I bought this beautiful beast * from a lemon lot in 91. My wife and I had both re enlisted into the military after a short enlistment of the Reserve forces. We both learned a valuable lesson from our immiture first enlistment meaning putting the carriage before the horse. This time we got our education before making a career choices, we walked crawled and walked some more before buying expensive * depreciating vehicles like riding a potbelly pig with Kardashian makeup. We bought this lifesaver 1985 Maxima Wagon.This baby parked late under the moon light helped concede our Beautiful children Along with some Marvin gay. Sorry for getting off topic a bit, but wow that Maxima wagon was the beginning of Smart Choices.
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"This Style Spoke Family of a New Era."
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"This Maxima was loaded for the time period. It was like switching from the Red pill to the Blue pill "
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