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1996 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
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Reliable, Dependable, And Will Not Break The Bank. — Love the car and I feel confidant when I drive it. Driving it is the same as any other car from that year, but it does seem to have pep when you drive it. Dependable and has not given me any major problems. Repairs have been inexpensive. Looks aren't the newest but it is comfortable inside.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great gas mileage, very dependable, inexpensive repairs.

Cons: Not the newest styling.

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1996 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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What A Great Maxima! — Like just about everything about the car except for the CD drive dying after about 24 months. Particularly enjoy the 5-speed manual transmission for mountain roads and for fuel economy. Also like combo of 5-speed manual and cruise control on cross country trips.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: SE tight suspension -- GREAT handling!
Smooth cruise control
Great long haul gas mileage in 5th gear (slight overdrive) w/ cruise control
Plenty of power to pass and for entrance ramps on freeways
Useful fog lamps
Sporty for a 4-door sedan (in the same sense as a '57 Chevy)

Cons: Rear overall layout of features is "uninspired;" while front is nice
CD drive died after first 24 months.

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1996 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
juniorsnap writes:
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Great Car If You Treat It Right! — For the money you can't go wrong . Car doesn't look too appealing with most of the rims they put on maximas but other than that it's not a bad looking car compared to many of the sedans on the market . Most people don't know that Nissan was founded with the British who have a definitive mark on the automotive industry . Someone I know owed a 1988 Se which had adjustable suspension and would talk to you if you left the door open or the key in the ignition . The car would even sense when you rolled the windows down and would turn the radio up. If you maintain this car and even make a couple upgrades like wider tires or better suspension you won't be disappointed unless you wanted a BMW.

Pros: Quite light for a sedan because of the aluminum engine , I believe  the lightest Maxima's built are 4th gens which would make it the fastest generation Maxima .

Cons: Once it doesn't start , it can be expensive to fix . The rear suspension should have a sway bar. Lower radiator support.

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1996 Nissan MaximaReview
Saulr writes:
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Huge Value That Will Outperform Many Brand New Cars — It definitely feels like youre driving a sports sedan because the acceleration and braking are top notch. The car is still Nissans flagship sedan and this car can outperform many brand new cars. I have owned this car for about 8 months and it doesnt look too sporty of car but it the engine feels powerful compared to a lot of cars out in the road. The fuel economy is good and the space inside the car is huge. Ive sat my friends and family and nobody ever complains. I actually fit a wheelchair in the trunk! I drive alone most of the time but this would be a perfect family sedan. I wanted a bmw but my maxima has definitely impressed me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: excellent acceleration and very comfortable to drive. it really feels like youre driving a luxury car

Cons: the tail lights look a little sad and some parts under the hood are hard to reach when you need to replace them

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1996 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Extremely Reliable And Fun To Drive Manual Maxima Sport Edition. — Best $20,000 I ever spent. This Maxima has served me reliably for 15 years with minimal problems. It's as fun to drive as it is trusty. Engine has plenty of power, and handling is taught and responsive. Now has 40,000 miles on it, but engine performs like new.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Extremely reliable and cheap to maintain.  Fun to drive with great power and handling.  Comfortable leather interior with Bose sound system.

Cons: 16-year old model.  140,000 miles.

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1996 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Its A Japanese Car — The acceleration is amazing handling is not horrible good brakes The build is just like any other Japanese made car Appearance its ok its an everyday car Good on gas not too many problems and i bought it with a lot of miles

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: if you find a manuel its got potential and it is good on gas

Cons: if you don't like it

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1996 Nissan Maxima GXEReview
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Amazing, Affordable, Fwd Thats Not Boring Like American Sedans. — Performance: Quick 4 door! 0-60 in under 7 seconds, and the 1/4 in high 14s (modified) Build Quality: Top of the line! Appearance: The car could use some changes with the front fascia and such...Nissan did this in '97-99 models. Cost of Ownership: Not too bad, did basic maintenance. Got 31mpg on a trip to florida Fun Factor: One of the funnest FWDs I've driven.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable ride without sacrificing performance.

Cons: Looks, different front fascia could improve it greatly.

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1996 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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96 Nissan Maxima Review — Performance is great i love the acceleration of the car. 0-60 in about 4 or 5 seconds. Braking is out standing as soon as u touch that pedal the car starts slowing down. Handling is great if the car was alittle bit wider it would just be amazing. The car has needed some repairs. The EGR Valve was replace along with Water pump, Harmonic Balancer. Other then the few repairs its a great car. The Appearance is amazing. Love the leather interior and the black out side. The SE has a wing that makes the car look alot better. Gas Mileage is around 17city 20 highway. Fun Factor this car is fun to drive. love driving the car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: acceleration and audio

Cons: not rwd or 4wd

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1996 Nissan MaximaReview
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My 2nd Maxima — Just a great 2nd car to have, no major problems. Performance wise very sound small V6. Beats all of the asians in rice burner civics. Great fun and not that bad gas mileage. Interior could be better, some weird texture contrasts.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its a sleeper

Cons: Its an automatic.

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1996 Nissan Maxima GXEReview
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I Would Buy Another — It's fast. I've driven 500 miles on a single tank. It has a Bose sound system. Some repairs but mine has 170,000 miles on it. It's a Nissan. And if you want a cheap fast car get it, not anything american bleh

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's fast, and it's got a sick sound system, and really fuel effecient for a v6

Cons: the brakes could be better

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