1998 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

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    1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    35

    I Love This Car Very Powerful — If you like power nissan is the way to go this is my 3rd nissan vehicle,i have been driving nissan maxima all my life,great day to day vehicle.very low on maintenace to keep.my only issue with nissan engine they are not very good on gas,because i commute a 106 miles a day total so my gas milleage is very poor.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great everyday for city commuting.

    Cons: poor on gas milleage

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    1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    Love This Car For An Older Car. — The appearance with the rear spoiler in black is very good looking. The spoiler needs to be re-mounted from people using as a trunk lift handle, can't go through the car wash for this reason. Have to use black colored wax and polish to cover the nicks and scratches, but it's 16 yrs old, not unreasonable .

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Looks an the power it still has at 228000 miles

    Cons: Lower control arms and shocks are necessary at about 175000 miles.

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    1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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    This Is A Good Family Car. — I love the ride of this car. Very stable. Very good on gas. Clean and efficient. A Good family car.The car did not brake down and leave us stranded. It was a very good car and easy to fix. The parts were not expensive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: excellent car

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    1998 Nissan Maxima Review
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    Its A Good Car To Drive Into The Side Of Your House :d — Well over all the Maxima is a VERY good car, but I came across two problems, one was easy to fix...the First was the trunk button stopped working so we had to use the key all the time...this was fixed by flipping a switch inside the trunk. Apparently after a while of slamming the trunk shut, the switch slowly shimmy's down to the "Key only" position. The second problem is a common error with the Maxima (I don't know if it's just the year I have or not) but the Speedometer stopped working...if stays at 0 until I hit 35, THEN it pops back up to say hello :D. Its a good driving around town car though for sure : )

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Can't go wrong with the space you have to Jam stuff ^^

    Cons: If you don't have the money to supply her with Premium gas....don't buy her (they can run on regular but with a notable differance in up hill driving)

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    1998 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    I Picked It Up Cheep, One Of The Best Buys I've Ever Made — Great car. Got power, handling and comfort. Great for cruising or racing. Sips on gas when cruising, has balls when you hit the gas. Cheep to insure and all around great! Nissan did right with the Maxima. Powerful sports car engine, with refined comfort of a sedan

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliable, comfortable, sporty

    Cons: Prone to rust

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    1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    '98 Maxima — Overall, the Maxima is a great car. It's reliable (in as much as an eleven year old can be), a lot of fun to drive, and is very comfortable. It's getting old, but it still has plenty of life left in it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance, reliability

    Cons: Sub-par gas mileage

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    1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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    My Nissan Maxima Gle — Very fun to drive, pretty good gas mileage, LOVE the interior (leather), solid build, FANTASTIC acceleration and handling. Has a V6 3000 twin cam engine, 24 valve. Lots of trunk and back seat space. Oh, and her name is Jenny :P

    Pros: Acceleration, handling, interior

    Cons: none

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    1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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    260k And Still Ran Great.... — this car held up great had it for 5 years. did have to replace the transmission once around 180k and again around 240k but i'm hard on transmissions. this car was fun to drive and had great gas mileage one tank would get me from NC to MD with gas to spare. had a major accident in this car and came out with no scratches..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its  a maxima enough said

    Cons: if you have a chance to own one no reason to aviod

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    1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    The Black Bull — This thing's a tank and it moves when you want it to. Decent gas mileage, quiet, doesn't look ancient 12 years after being built. It is a fun car to drive. Not quite as well thought-out as a Honda but it holds up about as well. The brakes are a constant problem but they can be ignored to an extent while still working alright since the front brakes work alright. The car doesn't rust as easily as most Hondas do. Parts are expensive but last a long time for the most part.

    Pros: quick, decent gas mileage (24-30mpg), no timing belt to worry about, good looks (imo), lasts forever, holds 5 people, decent suspension, decent paint (still no rust and i haven't waxed it in over 2 years), base model (gxe) still has the most important power features, manual transmission works well once you get used to it and has good gearing (low and close until last two gears), auto transmission geared for better highway mileage (from what I hear)

    Cons: rear brakes are terrible (e.g., rear calipers seize up, even after being replaced - have to leave manual car in gear since ebrake doesn't work right), rear seats don't fold, ignition coils and some sensors died prematurely, substantial subframe rust (but NO body rust) , ergonomics not as good as that of hondas - nissans seems to resemble an american car more than most other japanese makes, have to watch the transmissions (both auto and manual trans are prone to failure if not maintained)

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    1998 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    98 Maxima — This car has everything you need. Room for 5 adults. Fast. 0- 60 7.1, 100mph in 3rd gear. Good MPG's to. I about 25mpg. That is very good for a V-6 that 10 years old. I had this car 5 year and hoping to get another 5 years. They stop making this body 1999, and I see these cars everywhere so I think I'am in good hands.

    Pros: V-6 5speed mpg build quality

    Cons: 115 mph limted

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Nissan Maxima Reviews

    Awesome Car. By Kiki1025

    I love the 2014 Nissan Maxima. Everything about it is great. I am single, but I would keep this car until I started a family. It has speed but also great space for everyone in the car to fit comfortab... Read More

    Really Like My Car By palomo

    nothing i really like my card how it drives and i also loved the price on it. runs really smooth doesnt waste much gas even though is a V6. maintenance is very affordable. i really like how spacious i... Read More

    2012 Nissan Maxima Reviews

    Works By 4x4tricks

    I like the car but have some desires that haven't been met. This particular model holds 130mph for long distances with no problem (rarely drive this way but had to see). For some reason, I have never ... Read More

    Sexy By WarrenTAutos

    This car is one of the best affordable sedans. Very fast and handles like a sports car. the pick up is insane. The interior is very welcoming and the exterior is sleek with a unique design. I recomme... Read More

    2011 Nissan Maxima Reviews

    4-door Sports Car By marcusrose350

    Most like the stylish body shape, panoramic sunroof, ample head & leg room, great sound system, quick speed acceleration, USB connection, Bluetooth capability, heated seats & steering wheel. Most disl... Read More

    Sporting Luxury By Dora

    I loved the combination of the luxurious interior, with the sunroof, leather, heated seats, great sound system, all married with the sporty performance. These features, combined with the affordabilit... Read More

    2010 Nissan Maxima Reviews

    Great Car And Options For The Price (especially Used). Would Be Another For Sure. By CPR323

    Car has been great to own through 85k miles. Very minimal repairs or maintenance. Interior options and upgrades are way ahead of comparable vehicles. Handling and suspension could be improved. Exterio... Read More

    I Love It, Very Nice Family Car But Still Looks Very Sporty! By wmaree

    I love all the technology, The usb hok ups for my phone so I can play music. blue tooth has spoiled me, hand free, voice command. It is all so easy to use and you really get use to having so much info... Read More

    2009 Nissan Maxima Reviews

    Great Dependable Car By kerilynn

    I love the room this car has to offer and the dependability of knowing it is safe to drive me and my family around in. It looks and drives just like an expensive luxury car. Clean interior and exterio... Read More

    Awesome Car With Little Regret By eupho55

    Just a great car. The Maxima has masculine styling with an engine to back it up. Great car! We love the ability to get up to insterstate speeds quickly and without hesitation from the tranny. The C... Read More

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