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1997 Nissan Maxima Review
Stephen says:
Love everything about this car, which is strange because I hated it when I bought it at auction. Car has power but still gets good milage. Easy and cheap to fix for the most part, but it has a large following and with support from sites like Maxima.org help to keep this great car running. I have 230k on this car and everything on it still works. Every single thing works and it is full power everything. I cant say enough about this car, very impressed with Nissan on this and Im now a convert. I look forward to buying the next generation of this Maxima, but will keep my 97 running as long as I can. Even the 20 year old Bose stereo still works and sounds pretty good. I did replace all the leather seats from a junkyard, with leather seats for 85 dollars. The front seats are power also, with heat. Engine wise I have replaced the original water pump at 228k, the only repair I paid to have done, because it sits on the timing chain. I also put in a starter (very easy) and one coil pack (easy) along with the passenger axle. If you are buying one of these cars for your kid and they are mechanically inclined this is the car for them as there are a number of owner help sites to help like the aformentioned Maxima.org (free). As for price, you should have no problem finding one for 2,000 or less. Stay around that as a general rule.
vs1997 BMW 3 Series
1997 Nissan Maxima winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 1997 BMW 3 Series better.
"There Bmw, enough said."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1997 BMW 3 Series worse.
"Ton of room in trunk."
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
Dale writes:
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Nice Daily Driver — Performance was about what I expected for it age and mileage it has, but has proven to be a pretty sturdy little sedan. Since purchasing the car a couple of months ago I've just had to do the regular maintenance on it. When it came to repairing the brakes I wish that Nissan would have gone a different route with the rear disk brake caliper set up as with age and the amount of rust that built up from it being an Idaho car took its toll on the caliper piston in preventing it from twisting back into the boar. The Maxima is cheap to upkeep with with the exception of the rear calipers being expensive because they are the e- brake/foot brake comb set up, but other than that it's been the second cheapest car I've owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage for a v6 handles great, preforms great in the snow and for having extremely high mileage it drive pretty good.

Cons: It came with 210,XXX miles and has a salvage title and is really beat up

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1997 Nissan Maxima SEReview
Trentt writes:
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Perfect And Great — great about 200 horsepower and a perfect car for anybody fast plus this car is a nissan i use it everyday cheap about 4,999 dollars and it`s fun to drive any one can drive this car that`s how good it is

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it`s fast

Cons: people don`t care for it

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1997 Nissan Maxima SEReview
Steven writes:
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Good Leaning How To Drive Car Or A Demolishion Derby Car — okay if kept under a high mileage mine currently has 159-160k miles and once one thing is fixed another thing brakes and causes more problems and a lighter wallet however, it is a tough car when you tap one of the new rice cookers then get damage and you dont it is good on fuel just be sure to have your entire egr system correct another surprising fact was it was fairly decent doing doughnuts in the dirt.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: nearly nothing

Cons: almost everything

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1997 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
Orkhan writes:
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None — fast, beautiful and cheap most of the stuff on this car you dont even need a mechanic for, u can do it yourself, all u need is a 10mm wrench. this car is awesome, i've had it for 3 yrs and its got about 200k+ miles on it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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1997 Nissan Maxima SEReview
Andrew writes:
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Awsome — fast, comfortable, fun to drive. i enjoy it because im not paying monthly payments im just paying insurance. the car is very fun to drive especially in the spring and summer because of the sunroof. i keep it well maintained and its appearance its great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything

Cons: mileage is low for its age, but its getting up there in my eyes. just about 95,000.

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1997 Nissan Maxima GXEReview
Erick writes:
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If You Get A Maxima Get A Well Maintained One. — loved it :D quick good torque decent handling sucked that it was auto and that my car was a rebuilt title. allright on gas. paint sucked and the car i had was less than stellar, Id totally get another one if i had found it in better condition.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: roomy and fun

Cons: front heavy V6 understeer

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1997 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
Justin writes:
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Nissan — all banged up lil ole speed demon! would smoke the front tires (front wheel drive) without having to power brake it! the quality of the car sucks because if you break one thing, 5 or 6 more things would break. i would give it a 5

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: engine

Cons: everything else

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1997 Nissan Maxima GXEReview
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6 Out Of 10 — performance- is ok it could be better it's getting old. Breaking is the best. As for handling... its getting better Build Quality- well since i got the car used ... the more i try to fix it the more i find things wrong with it. Appearance- my interior is clean whenever i have a chance to have it cleaned. EXTERIOR well that's a story i dont want to get in to if you know my car then you know why (ROOF) Cost of Ownership- the gas mileage is fair for the age Fun Factor- (-__-) what can say... its a sedan

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: good starting out car

Cons: i have no reason to avoid this car if you take care of it, it will take care of you

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1997 Nissan Maxima SEReview
Saif writes:
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The Best Car Of Nissan — its my best car of Nissan company after the Nissan sky line g t r R 3 4 and it have the same engine 3.0 L 265 HP Front wheels drive and i Luvs it so so so much ot cost 20,000 drhms and its really fun to drive and it have very strong body and one of the best engine the world in 1995-2005

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: fast start , 260 km

Cons: nuthin

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