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1993 Nissan Maxima GXEReview
Good Car For Its Time. —
My parents bought one used in 1994 or 1995, when my sister got her license. It was her car for a couple years, then I got it because I graduated from college, and she went to college. I drove it from 1997-2001, then I got sent to Korea and my dad drove it from 2001-2004. For its time, it was a nice car. I would call its performance "peppy." It wasn't sports-car caliber, but it was good for 1993 and had more than enough power for any road driving situation. It lacked traction control and ABS, though, so it was fairly easy to spin the tires from a stop - obviously a common front-driver problem - and locking up the brakes could be a problem even on dry pavement. I think the dealer switched out the stock tires for something cheap, because the tires it came with were horrible. My parents changed them out in '95, and in '00 I changed to Michelin MWV4s. Those worked quite well, and I had no issues on wet pavement. The car was reliable until about 2003, when it really began to come apart. I did need to replace the brake rotors in '98, a bit ahead of schedule. Still, 10 years of useful life is not bad. Unfortunately, the Maxima has gone up in size and weight since 1993, so there's really little basis for comparison any more.
Pros: Decent performance for its time. Good reliability.
Cons: Too easy to spin tires from a stop; be sure to check tire condition if buying used. Lacked ABS or traction control (these may have been options).
1993 Nissan Maxima SEReview
I Miss My Nissan... — I used to have a Nissan Maxima. Lots of fun to drive. 5 speed manual, cloth interior, 3.0 L V-6. Everything was power except the seats. Also the cruise control didn't work, but I never really had much reason to use it. I put some 17" 5 spoke Motegi Racing wheels on it. They were 8.5 in. wide, as opposed to the stock wheel width of 7 in. That really helped with the handling, and they saved weight, too. The paint was in relatively good condition. It had several noticeable nicks and scratches on the engine hood and left front quarter panel. Also, my mom accidentaly backed into it one day, so the left rear quarter panel was all caved in. It was Aztec Red (a tad darker than candy apple red), and really looked pretty good overall. I wrecked it when I slammed into the back of a truck. I was going about 50 mph when I hit him, and it literally tore the front end off of my car. The guy's truck had no damage; his bumper just fell off.
Pros: pretty much everything
Cons: no power seats, no cup holders, no cruise control, cloth interior, bashed in quarter panel
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