how is this car ineed your advise?
I've got a 1999 GLE, and it's a great car, whether or not the one you're looking at is good or not depends on mileage, condition, how well maintained it is, etc... There's no real formula t it, but in general, the 4th gen Maxima is a great car
Man a lot of your friends are lieing to you cause the 4thgen maxima is such a freakin awesome machine. it will out perform a large list of cars in it's class. my suggestion is that your friends have not done their research. the VQ30DE which is the engine in the 95-01 nissan maxima was not only on the top 10 engines list it's whole time of production but also was well know for it's great reliability and response to different driving habits.
no offense to ur friends, but they are RETARDS...my bro has 2...a 95 SE and a 99 GLE...AMAZING car with a legendary VQ engine that won engine of the year 14 times in a row and still going...awesome power, and i mean take out that mustang next to you kind of power....its an amazing car, especially for the price....ur looking at a GLE so that means loaded with leather, moonroof, power everything, and heated seats...? great car...ur friends probably either love american cars or they drive something like a civic or an accord rite? or maybe even better...a jetta or a golf? if u have a maxima and they have any of the above...u have every reason to make fun of them...
His friends are retards for having different opinions than you? What makes this VQ30 engine so legendary? An award is one thing, but to be basing the engines credibility on one SINGLE award (Nissan fanboys do this: all they do is pull the "WARDS 10 BEST" out of their ass). Let's look a little deeper at what makes this engine "legendary": For one thing, the VQ30DE has an open deck, meaning that the engine block was DIE - CAST (cheaper manufacturing method). I will outline the reduction in utility to the customer below: 1: The bore liners are said to be "floating" because there is nothing holding them in at the top end of the block, and the heat transfer from the bore liners to the block itself will be reduced (the liners in the VQ30 are not cast in place), compared with, let's say a Chrysler 3.5 aluminum V6 engine, where the bore liners are "cast in place" - an industry first, I might add, as well as the fact that the Chrysler block is a "closed deck" design, which means that the top of the block is not, literally, full of holes, which means that the bottom end of the Chrysler engine will be much more sturdy, therefore providing increased performance and reliability to the customer. Of course, a precision sand cast aluminum block w/ cast in place cast iron liners was much too expensive for Nissan, and so they went with a legacy manufacturing method. It might also interest you to know that the Nissan engine uses a 4 bolt main, as compared with, let's say, a Chrysler 3.5 v6 which uses a 6 bolt main bearing cap. The main caps connect the crankshaft to the engine block, and, in the situation of the VQ30DE, we can see that Nissan used a decent design, by which 4 bolts were used to secure the bearing cap to the block itself. An even better design, factually, can be seen in The GM LS series v8, or, in Chrysler's competing v6 whereby the engine block extends below the centerline of the crankshaft. This enables the main caps to be secured by "cross bolts" going through the side of the cap in order to further prevent flexing and twisting. On top of all this, the Chrysler v6 uses an aluminum structural beam, connecting all of the main bearing caps together to further increase stability and reduce noise, vibration, and harshness while providing increased reliability to the customer. The VQ30 does not employ a 6 bolt main, nor does it employ a structural beam. To get any of these features, you'll have to upgrade to a VQ35/37HR engine (Infiniti territory). Nissan engineers finally decided to look to Chrysler to build a better engine, however you'll have to pony up the extra $$ to get it - all Nissan's in North America, minus certain 350 and all 370z's use an inferior VQ35 engine. As for the other features of the car, you will find them in a Chrysler 300m, which employs the excellent 3.5 v6 (most powerful naturally aspirated v6 in the world when it was released). It was also a paperless engine, fully computer designed, and is not a compromise (VQ30 - see above). Also, there is no reason to make fun of anybody driving Civic's, Accords, or Jetta's or anything. You can make fun of them if you like, or you can be mature about it. Clearly the above commenter takes pride in making fun of vehicles which aren't his own, and his/her comment should be ignored as it is childish and immature. I hope my information has helped, albeit 2 and a bit years too late, and I strongly recommend that you look at a Chrysler 300m if you want style, performance, and luxury at a great price. Good day to you. I have included pictures of the VQ30 "open deck" design vs the "closed deck" casting of the Chrysler v6, should they interest you.
** First picture in first post was of the VQ30 open deck block, this picture is of the 300m V6 closed deck. Nissan might not care what's inside their engine, but with all the awards they wont for inferior engineering based on conflict of interest judge attitudes, they could fill their current engines with all the certificates they won and still sell cars. Unbelievable.
If it's your money, you make the decision. Are you going to let other people steal your dreams? there does not exist the perfect car, by any stretch of the imagination, that's why maintaining a car is essential, and any car will last forever if taken car of - look at Cubans - they have been maintaining 1940-1950's cars and have interchanged parts on them for 50 years. You go to be doing the oil changes always at about 5,000 miles is essential. If you beat on the car, you'll pay the price. Cars are not like wives, they are like girlfriends, you have some fun and then you move on. But if you find one you are comitted to it, only time will tell. Chrysler 300, Civic, Jetta's, etc, are ok, but are they going to make you happy?
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