240,000 Miles and still going.
June 8, 2018
I purchased my 2011 Nissan Maxima 5 years ago at 100,000 miles. The car was a company vehicle before that and was in immaculate shape, showroom condition. It was my first car being 16 years old, and now being 21, I still have it. When I put 5 stars for the reliability, I mean it. I have put that car through. The. Ringer. I've taken it off roading, I've driven it in the worst snowstorms (the Maxima really does great driving in snow as well, easy to handle and control, it doesn't get stuck easy) and rain storms, and nothing will stop it. I've been hit two times in it, one by another driver, and one by a deer, and it still runs. My Maxima has been used, abused, and put through the most strenuous tasks you can put a 4 door sedan through, and through it all it still stands as the best vehicle I've ever owned. The only major maintenance I've done to it was replace the radiator at 235K miles, aside from that, keeping up with normal maintenance is all she needs. The interior while not the most luxurious has fared very well. The cloth seats are still in great shape, no rips, no tears, and the same goes for the other upholstery. Leather inserts are still in great condition, and the audio system still sounds new and is better than that of my 2016 Mustang GT. My only gripe is that the side bolsters in the seats aren't really snug enough. For being a 7 year old vehicle, it still looks great, the styling does not look old, and when freshly washed they're really a car to admire. The 300hp V6 allows for plenty of power for spirited driving or other situations and is very responsive. I'd call it a 4 door sports car, because it sure handles like one.
All in all, if you're looking for a vehicle, whether it be for you, or your teen that's just beginning to drive, and you need something absolutely bulletproof, snowproof, rainproof, childproof, deerpoof, etc.. The Maxima is it. You won't find a better 4 door sedan with all of these features and dependability that's within the Maxima's pricepoint.