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1998 Nissan Maxima
The 1998 Maxima is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, or sports sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the GXE to the GLE. The 1998 Maxima's closest competitors include the Buick Regal, the Mitsubishi Galant, and the Volkswagen Passat.
Upon introduction, the GXE is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 190-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The GLE is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 190-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
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|Performance & handling of road||Gas mileage is poor - more leg room needed for driver.|
|Comfort, quality of materials, workmanship||Fenders too high - difficult to park|
|Styling - looks sleek and muscular||Hard, rough ride. not as smooth as my avalon or my previous nissan maxima|
|Love the engine & how the car looks||Viewing range when putting out onto oncoming traffic on right|
|Power pulling out into traffic||Interior smell - car smells of burnt oil, toxic.|
|Exterior look is sporty, airodynamic and modern||Seat belts are cheap, dont give with movement|
|Sturdy - this car is exceptional on the road.||Panel alignment exterior - fit & finish|
|Styling - the styling of the maxima is second to none||Interior console and dashboard makes the car look cheap|
|Performance & handling are absolutely amazing - sound system is incredible||The trunk lock is in a terrible position. it should be on the door panel|
|Paint color - crimson black - so unusual, unique||Groaning noise - supposedly from transmission - very annoying.|