2006 Nissan Maxima Consumer Reviews

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2006 Nissan Maxima
4.6
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Very nice car

by from on June 8, 2010

this car handles surprisingly well. great acceleration and braking, little bit of road noise but that was because of the continental tire, switch to michelin and this car is equivalent to BMW 3 series...
this car handles surprisingly well. great acceleration and braking, little bit of road noise but that was because of the continental tire, switch to michelin and this car is equivalent to BMW 3 series in term of handling
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Does recommend this car

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Great vehicle.

by from Brooklyn, NY on October 15, 2006

I bought this car 5 month ago and put 4.5 K on it now. I have an SE model, but it comes with the sky view, tape/CD, climate control, traction control and 4-wheel ABS. Every other option would be ext...
I bought this car 5 month ago and put 4.5 K on it now. I have an SE model, but it comes with the sky view, tape/CD, climate control, traction control and 4-wheel ABS. Every other option would be extra. Great on the road, fast, quiet, super handling, just fun to drive. 3.5 engine is very powerful, but you can feel it having the average of 20 miles/gallon in New York area. Since i have 18" wheels and sport suspension, on the turn having the bad New York roads, the car may not hold the road really good. It's perfect if the road is excellent. If the road is bumpy and has lots of holes, then the car is not that stable. Highly recommend to everyone. Enjoy the great quality of Nissan !
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Stylish and Fun, but beware of ABS problems

by from Appleton, WI on January 10, 2009

I bought the 2006 Maxima with all of the options two weeks ago and love the design and how it handles. I am really glad I made this purchase, but a week after I bought it, one of the sensors for the A...
I bought the 2006 Maxima with all of the options two weeks ago and love the design and how it handles. I am really glad I made this purchase, but a week after I bought it, one of the sensors for the ABS started having problems. I'm currently in the process of getting it fixed and have learned that Nissan issued a technical service bulletin on this issue; however, they did not feel it was necessary to to recall them. Apparently, this is not a widespread problem, but it has happened to quite a few of the Maximas. Just beware that it could happen to you car and try to beware that it is covered under the warranty. I'm pretty sure mine will be covered, but it has been a hassle so far. It's a great car otherwise.
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Does recommend this car

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One fault

by from Hatford, CT on December 28, 2006

The one and only thing I have found wrong with this vehical is the instrument console's buttons are placed to close together for the driver to view while driving. also to many screens to go through fo...
The one and only thing I have found wrong with this vehical is the instrument console's buttons are placed to close together for the driver to view while driving. also to many screens to go through for the radio and other readings. Nissan did fix these problems with the 07 models (redsign interior). But overall this the Maxima is a very stylish and sexy car that no one should pass up or it will pass by you !!!!!!
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Funky cool SE

by from Harrisburg, PA on January 7, 2009

Just bought the car last week. First impressions were that it was not much faster than my slightly modded '93. Then I turned off the traction control. Wow, what a monster this thing became! The 245/45...
Just bought the car last week. First impressions were that it was not much faster than my slightly modded '93. Then I turned off the traction control. Wow, what a monster this thing became! The 245/45R18 tires are nice to look at, and really help the overall performance of the car. Even with the big 18s, however, TCS off equals tire-shredding, half-way-down-the-block rolling burnouts from anything close to a stop. I'm also coming to like the automatic transmission. I always had a stick, since autos usually seem so slow, but approaching 40, I value the rest and relaxation the automatic allows me. More gadgets than you can count, and cool features like a bluetooth phonebook with voice tags built into the car's bluetooth. My cell phone does not support voice tags, but that doesn't matter when paired to my Maxima's bluetooth. It's all very fun. Did not like the looks of the 6th gen maxima at first, but the looks grow on you like mold on bread. All in all a great car. Highly recommended.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great Car - Great Price

by from Denver, CO on October 10, 2006

I purchased by 06' SL in June of 06' after shopping on the internet for months. Nissan stepped up the plate and sold me the car I wanted at the price I wanted with items such as my XM Radio, splash g...
I purchased by 06' SL in June of 06' after shopping on the internet for months. Nissan stepped up the plate and sold me the car I wanted at the price I wanted with items such as my XM Radio, splash guards, spoiler and clear mask for free! No joke - fully loaded, with NAV, driver perferred package and pro pack: $24,277.23. This is a great car. Lots or room,speed, comfort and ability to ZOOM right past the pump. So far I have 3K on this car and I average 20.4 miles per gallon in the city - Denver
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I love my 265HP

by from Vidalia GA on November 3, 2006

I bought the maxima with the manual transmission, and it is the best car I have ever driven. It is sporty, dependable, affordable, and can still seat 5 adults comfortably.
I bought the maxima with the manual transmission, and it is the best car I have ever driven. It is sporty, dependable, affordable, and can still seat 5 adults comfortably.
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Great car but bad turning radius!

by from Toronto, Canada on November 15, 2006

Maxima runs great! no problems what so ever. Except it seems to have a very poor turning radius (very hard to make U turns) and the engine is a bit noisy. It also makes some kind of water splashing no...
Maxima runs great! no problems what so ever. Except it seems to have a very poor turning radius (very hard to make U turns) and the engine is a bit noisy. It also makes some kind of water splashing noise .. dont know whats up with that... But over all its a pleasure to drive the car!
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Transmission

by from Ft Lauderdale, FL on March 15, 2012

In May 2011, I had to buy a new car. I looked at several but always knew I wanted a Maxima. So went out and searched for several and found one I absolutely loved. Paid $13K for used 2006 with 70K mile...
In May 2011, I had to buy a new car. I looked at several but always knew I wanted a Maxima. So went out and searched for several and found one I absolutely loved. Paid $13K for used 2006 with 70K miles - worked fine until 2 weeks after driving off the lot, then I had to fix the radiator, $300, new rear brakes etc...$250, then, are you ready.....the engine mounts - $1100....then back in Dec 11, started having problems where the engine was slipping - yes, transmission problems at just 80K....cost to repair $3000. Have I fixed it yet? Absolutely not. Spent too much money on this used car and still making car payments. Hoping to sell it off in a month; don't care if I have to pay more for a new car, at least I will be in a new car - car still drives fine most days because I only live and work 3 miles apart and I don't drive like a maniac. I'm very disappointed with Nissan.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Maxima 2006= Great Car

by from Chicago IL on February 23, 2011

I bought my Nissan Maxima SE back in 2006 and have had it ever since. I have over 70K miles on it, and it runs like it is new. I did upgrade the air filter to a cold air induction system and bought a ...
I bought my Nissan Maxima SE back in 2006 and have had it ever since. I have over 70K miles on it, and it runs like it is new. I did upgrade the air filter to a cold air induction system and bought a "Bully Dog" chip programmer that both increased HP to about 300, but gave me fuel economy to 30+ in the city and almost 40+ on the highway. Not bad for a 300+hp car! I have had little wrong with the car. The brakes wore out a little ealier than normal, and the standard Goodyear SE tires are garbage, but replace those, and you have one of the fastest, most economical, sport sedan around.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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