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1998 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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98 Maxima Se : Mildly Modded — LED tails, clear markers, LEDs everywhere, 35/20 tint, greddy sp2 exhaust coming soon

Pros: runs good, low mileage, award-winning vq engine

Cons: brakes a little "off", struts/shocks need replacing

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1998 Nissan Maxima SEReview
Franky_Gee_3 writes:
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Rock Solid And Running Fine After 16 Years — Love the handling, body is still tight with only a couple of tiny, occasional rattles, doesn't have any squeaks. Easy car to work on for the most part, and any maintenance you'd do is easy to look up on the internet; lots and lots of YouTube videos showing you exactly how to fix just about anything. At 157K miles, shooting for 200K and am totally confident it'll get there. In the last year, have had to do several repairs (axle, mass air flow sensor, EGR valve, master cylinder, muffler), but that's the first significant work in the 12 years we've owned it. Just took it for 1,000 mile road trip and, as expected, ran beautifully and got 28-30 MPG on the interstate. Super old car.

Pros: Great handling, really reliable, lots of used parts available, low maintenance, comfy seats, good highway mileage, lots of pickup, great brakes. Unlike newer cars, window sills are low and has a very airy feeling, especially with the sunroof wide open (it is the 4 Door Sports car, according to Nissan). Sunroof still works great, doesn't leak a drop. Easy to "tweak" and turn into a bit of a great handling fun car/toy; friend has one that does well over 150 MPH after motor and suspension add-ons.

Cons: Shifter button can become non-responsive (easy fix), in town mileage so-so, best performance requires premium (but runs great on regular). Ours does not have ABS, but does have front air bags. Spoiler (SE model only) can be a bit fragile, but epoxy fixes it. A/C works fine but takes a bit of time to get cranking; heater is fine.

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1998 Nissan Maxima GXEReview
Percy writes:
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Not Bad For A Grocery Getter — Good but can always be betta. Recently converted to a 5 speed. Coil overs, Cold Air Intake, headers, slotted rotors, and exhaust make it more fun to drive. Need to work on appearance now. Possibly HIDs, and fogs would dress it up very nice. Very pleased with the performance after the mods

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

Pros: the cornering with the coil overs

Cons: heat bogging with the intake when hot and humid

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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
1Roadking4u says:
vs1998 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL Sedan
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Back Seats Ranked 1998 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL Sedan better.
"bigger"
Would Buy Ranked 1998 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL Sedan better.
"all of the above"
1998 Nissan Maxima Review
Bigtex1 says:
Used to sell them and has great Powertrain.
vs1998 INFINITI I30 FWD
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 INFINITI I30 FWD better.
"Very close comparison."
Would Buy Ranked 1998 INFINITI I30 FWD better.
"Heavier vehicle with more luxury features, BOSE, 2 Power seats ect.. Both very similar."
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1998 Nissan Maxima Review
GuruFYRKF says:
Fantastic car paid low price second hand, slight damage to front of car therefore no air conditioning. However I paid $2,700 and the Maxima lasted 5 years with only Tire change needed before the car exhibited problems.
vs2003 Toyota Avalon
1998 Nissan Maxima winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Very nice plush velvity type material covering seats. The Nissan was a leather finish, but had cracked over time and was not as comfortable even before the cracking."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Hands down more room in the boot of the Avalon."
Family Car Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"More roomy and a silky smooth Engine, having.said that the Maxima Engine was wonderful it just keeps going and also the Maxima handled more like a rear wheel drive car, meaning better handling."
Value Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Quad Cam 3 litre engine. Nicer Mags Roomier Cd player is 6 stacker Both great cars but Avalon tends to be cheaper second hand. "
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Toyota Avalon 5 years newer Hence more features. seats more comfortable. Good looking Mags Quad Cam Engine. Toyota reliability largely acknowledged. "
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