• (4.7) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $398$3,994
  • 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
1998 Nissan Maxima

1998 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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If we were ordinary buyers, we'd wonder about the wisdom of putting our money into the 1998 Maxima, the longtime flagship sedan of the Nissan brand. After all, more than one recent headline proclaimed that the Japanese automaker was "Not Enjoying the Ride," due to financial difficulties. Not to worry. The sporty Maxima SE we drove is still a comfortable, reliable - and upscale - performe... Read full review for the 1998 Nissan Maxima

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Solid, sporty and dependable

by Maxima 98 Enthusiast from Rochester, NY on August 28, 2008

Have owned my 98 Maxima SE with a manual 5 speed since 1999. It's an outstanding car, and still runs like a top in 2008 (90,000 miles). In all these years the only feature I wish it had was a fold-dow... Read Full Review

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1998 Nissan Maxima Safety Ratings

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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