2006 Nissan Maxima Overview

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2006 Nissan Maxima Overview

The 2006 Nissan Maxima is a luxury midsize sedan that aims to be sportier and more upscale than it's closely related Altima sibling. It offers two trims, both powered by a very responsive and powerful 3.5-liter, 265-hp V6 engine. The sportier SE features a sports suspension and bigger 18-inch tires. You can get it with either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. The more luxurious SL is paired with the auto tran only and has smaller 17-inch tires, but comes with more standard interior features. ABS, traction control, and side airbags are all standard on both trims.

Minor updates occurred for the 2006 Maxima. The navigation system gets updated and the controls on the steering wheel now light up. Bluetooth is a new option in 2006. The Maxima seats 5 with a rear bench seat, although it does offer the nice option of rear bucket seats, reducing capacity to 4, but allowing for a more comfortable ride for all passengers. A standard SkyView sunroof panel that stretches the length of the cabin opens the car up even more. This sunroof does not physically open, however. A conventional sunroof is an available option. The luxury SL features heated leather seats and wood trim, which are options on the SE.

The V6 power is quite satisfying to 2006 Maxima owners, who appreciate its instant acceleration power on the highway and its road grip around curves. There are some torque-steer issues, and the wide turning radius seems to be the biggest complaint. Overall, owners like the smooth ride and the spacious cabin with its comfortable seats.

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Loud Whirling Noise When I Start My Car

While driving my car everything was perfectly fine I pulled up to a stop sign tried to turn and I could hardly turn the steering wheel. The next day, while driving my car the air suddenly stopped wo...

Transmission

Valve body was just replaced. Still shifting the same as before. Does the computer need to be reset for it to start shifting correctly?

Brake Drops A Little After Stopped

2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL with 149,000 miles. Checked brake fluid it's at almost max. No leaks on the lines or on the ground. Around master cylinder is clean. Is there something I'm missing or some...

In Reverse It Jerks And Sound Like Something Is Scraping

I have a nissan maxima 2006 and recently I had my CV axle fixed about a month ago. Yesterday I started hearing noise while I was driving. I stopped to check and the cover from the wheel housing was...

My 2006 Maxima If I Stay 40 Mph Or Below It Shuts Down