by MaximaOwner from Riverside, CA on Fri Jul 19 2019
After doing a ton of research, I bought a 2016 Maxima for my wife. We love the car. It isn't the most fuel-efficient commuter a person can buy, averaging about 26 mpg in her regular commute, which involves a lot of stop & go traffic in Southern California; however, the Maxima is a very comfortable car to daily drive. We bought the car with 34k miles on the odometer, and it's pushing past 50k miles. That's 16k miles in under a year of ownership. We haven't had any major issues pop up (knock on wood it stays that way!). Besides a couple of oil changes, the Maxima has been perfectly fine. The Maxima's performance is awesome, too. It feels like the car has power no matter when the gas pedal is mashed. It picks up speed very quickly. No, it won't suck you into the seat like a BMW M-car or Mercedes AMG, but for a ~3600 lb FWD car with 300 hp, the Maxima is really fun to drive. The interior is also decent looking. The car offers many creature comforts, including dual air conditioning, backup camera, power seats, etc. I hear horror stories about the CVT the Maxima comes with, but we haven't suffered any issues with the transmission so far. I intend to follow the service plan for the CVT anyway, so hopefully, it lasts us the lifetime of the car. The car also looks unique. Some might not like the styling too much, but I think the Maxima is a very attractive car. If you're on the fence about buying one, test drive it. That's all we needed. One test drive and we were sold.
Purchased a Used car
Uses car for Commuting
Does recommend this car!!
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