For 1997, the Maximas exterior has been completely restyled. Features included a redesigned front grille, tail lights, front and rear... Read More
For 1997, the Maximas exterior has been completely restyled. Features included a redesigned front grille, tail lights, front and rear fascias and multi-parabola headlights. Safety features on all models include an energy-absorbing steering column and child safety locks. The GXE features power door locks and windows, rear defrosters and front bucket seats. The SE upgrades the GXE with a rear spoiler, front fog lights, sport-tuned suspension and 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The GLE upgrades the SE with an automatic climate control, keyless remote entry system and variable intermittent wipers. Additional standard features include leather bucket seats, theft deterrent system and a Bose audio system with CD player. Minimize
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54 Reviews from Epinions.com
Jan 13, 2004
1997 Nissan Maxima - An excellent all around performer! With good aftermarket support.
Pros: Very quick, excellent engine, extremely reliable, smooth.
Cons: Stock suspension is comparble to a minivan, 4speed automatic could be better.
If you are looking for an awesome used sedan for under $10000, this is the car for you. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 7, 2009
1997 Maxima SE- A well-rounded Sports Sedan
Pros: SE styling, luxurious roomy interior, agile handling, smooth, powerful VQ30 engine, overall quality
Cons: Body lean/roll, soft paint, brakes squeak.
Recommended to anyone who's looking for a luxurious, fun, safe, and reliable sports sedan. Import Car of the Year in 1995 with one of Ward's Ten Best Engines. Engineering excellence. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 16, 2003
A well rounded-package
Pros: Power, Economy, Handling, Luxury
Cons: Seats, HVAC controls
A great used car if you can find one that's been well-maintained Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 2, 2005
Fast, fun and reliable car
Pros: Sports car speed - Comfortable ride - Great visibility & reliability
Cons: I wish it had heated outside mirrors - dated styling
I have no regrets and still get a kick out of driving this car. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 13, 2006
Almost trouble free - almost
Pros: Comfort, reliability, gas mileage, looks
Cons: cruise control ON location
I recommend this as a 2nd car - it's trouble free and well built! Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 29, 2006
230,000+ Miles Supercar!
Pros: Powerful, sporty handling, reliable, very long-lasting!
Cons: Air conditioner not too strong (might be just mine)
230,000 miles and no major problems -- looking forward to hitting 300,000 in a few years. I LOVE THIS CAR!!! Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 21, 2004
Awesome! I'd buy another Maxima.
Pros: Power, comfort, value, reliability.
Cons: Premium gas, high price of parts (import: what d'you expect?). No rear cup holders.
Highly recommended value for money. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 22, 2005
1997 Maxima: The best car I've ever owned
Pros: Great acceleration, great handling, durable toughness, very comfortable. Looks great in GLE mode.
Cons: Basic model can have a "plain Jane" appearance.
This is the most reliable car I've ever owned. I'd recommend this car to anyone. Quality is comparable to the best European cars at a fraction of the cost. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 5, 2002
Why not enjoy the daily drive?
Pros: Reliable, stylish, plenty of options, and good performance
Cons: Relatively expensive
I chose the right car. It's the perfect balance of size, speed, reliability, and good looks. At 84k I still get compliments. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 10, 2002
Forget about a Accord or Camry!!
Pros: Great riding, power, value, a class in of its own! A joy to drive
Cons: Uses premium fuel, paint quality/
This is just an awesome car. Very comfortable and pleasurable driving! . I recommend a 97 or later Maxima any day over an Accord or Camry!! Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 26, 2002
MAD MAX - Maxima SE 5 Speed
Pros: Good Gas Mileage, Fast, Reliable, Looks good, handles good
Cons: Needs More Features inside, needs better looking rear end
The Nissan Maxima SE is a SUPER car and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a sporty/luxury car with power and reliability. Read More at Epinions.com