2006 Nissan Maxima Review

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Nissan's sporty sedan offers handsome styling inside and out and fine overall performance, thanks to its 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. It comes mated to a five-speed automatic transmission in the base version, and a choice of either the automatic or a close-ratio six-speed-manual gearbox in the SE model. If you choose the manual, you can also add Vehicle Dynamic Control for added surefootedness over a wide range of conditions. A sport-tuned, four-wheel independent suspension affords crisp handling, with the top SL trading off some cornering grip for added ride comfort. An odd-looking Skyview sunroof that runs lengthwise across its roof comes standard; thankfully, a conventional moonroof is alternately optional. Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, dual-zone air conditioning, a CD stereo, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, and alloy wheels with 18-inch tires are all standard. An Elite Package includes a fixed full-length center console and rear bucket seats that makes this a four- (rather than five-) passenger sedan. Other options include a navigation system, Bose audio array, high-intensity xenon headlamps, and a choice of either XM or Sirius satellite radio. The Maxima continues for 2006 with minor changes that include Illuminated steering wheel switches, an available Bluetooth hands-free phone, outside mirror auto-tilt down in reverse, and an improved user interface for the optional navigation system.

 

 

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December 24, 2016
2017 Nissan Maxima SR 3.5L

Great buy, great looking.

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I have a Pearl White Maxima SR model, came off an 2012 Audi A6. Test drove the SV and was very impressed with the interior quality, materials and design, as well as ride. My wife saw a Pearl White SR and fell... + More »
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July 19, 2015
2016 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum

wow the most awesome maxima yet

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just bought 2016 maxmia truly impressed had a 2011 max this one is far superior interior is great ride and drives great
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July 19, 2015
2016 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL

Great car, no regrets.

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Test drove mazda6 and Hyundais offering. Neither came close. Honda and Toyota highly rated but boring looking. Found the maxima SL beautiful inside and out. Looks great, sort of like a cross between sports... + More »
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July 8, 2015
2016 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum

Just keeps getting better

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This is my 3rd. maxima. First a 04 then a 09 then the new 2016. Have only had it for 5 days but is a cut above my 2009 Maxima. Everything works better. Love the new car and all the new high tech features. Car... + More »
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June 21, 2015
2016 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL

Interesting style for the 8th generation model

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CVT still does not belong in a Maxima, needs a DSG or 6 speed manual transmission. It would be worth the extra money. Now the current CVT looks for the highest ratios for better gas MPG. If you're buying a... + More »
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February 10, 2016
2014 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg

Nothing but problems!

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Brake/rotor problems at 16,000 miles and after repairs again at 19,000 miles, a/c dials don't work 40% the time, already had to replace a faulty master cylinder at 18,000 miles, emergency brake light randomly... + More »
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June 3, 2015
2014 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg

Nice car with decent power

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Nice car with decent power and fun to drive, could use more horsepower and better upgrade in luxury styling and transmission upgrade.
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April 30, 2015
2014 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg

STYLISH AND FUN

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I love the Maxima! It is a superb combination of sleek sophisticated styling and fun performance. No wonder Nissan calls it a 4door sports car :) I previously had a 2005 Ford Mustang GT and as an addition to... + More »
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April 17, 2015
For 2014 Nissan Maxima

A great car.

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I have had 7 Maximas over the years, and this one is the best yet. They just keep getting better.
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April 28, 2015
2012 Nissan Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg

The car is comfortable, roomy, fast, stylized very well, and I enjoy driving the vehicle.

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This car has just about everything that you would want in a car of this quality. When you want it to be sporty you can change to the paddle shifters and get a real sports car feel with a four door. It has all... + More »
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