• (4.7) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $459$4,479
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Engine: 190-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1996 Nissan Maxima


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THE INFINITI I30 and Nissan Maxima are twins separated at birth. The difference is that the I30 grew up in a better neighborhood. Here, then, is a description of how environment influences outcome. The 1996 I30 looks better than the 1995 Maxima, even though they share an identical platform -- the automotive equivalent of DNA. I have a theory about why the I30 is more attractive. If you grow ... Read full review for the 1996 Nissan Maxima

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One of the best cars I've owned!

by Celired from Houston, TX on September 30, 2009

The 96' Maxima is one of the best sedans I've ever driven. My dad bought it new back in 96' and it's still running great today! The engine is one of the best made in that period and will last usually ... Read Full Review

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