• (4.8) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $372$6,072
  • 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
1997 Nissan Maxima

1997 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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The engine's the thing in the Nissan Maxima - what turns a nice sedan into a sports sedan, what makes the Nissan flagship a strong contender against automobiles costing thousands more. Displacing just three liters, the V-6 purrs smoothly at highway speeds or under normal acceleration. Or it will emit a satisfying snarl when pushed to release all 190 horses, feeling more like an exotic ... Read full review for the 1997 Nissan Maxima

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Best car on the road

by Max from texas on May 29, 2010

I got this 97 nissan maxima last year from my uncle who is the original oner of it for the past 12 years. When I got the car in March of 2007, it had 88k miles. Now a year later it's comming up on 103... Read Full Review

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