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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#5068 of 8984 re: Nissan Maxima
Jun 29, 2002 (7:06 pm)
First of all $14995 is way too much for a 1998 Nissan Maxima SE. If you want to find out the TMV (true market value), check the TMV value for used cars at the Edmunds site.
Second, The Nissan Maxima is a great car and is way better then the Dodge Stratus by a long shot!
I have a 1999 SE 5 speed with 45K miles and it hasnt given me any problems. Very reliable, quick and the VQ engine is bulletproof.
I also have a 96 Maxima GXE with 145K miles of which I am the original owner. the car runs like new. Besides routine maintenance, I have had no problems. The car doesnt even burn or leak any type of fluids.
The Maxima is definitely a great buy but u should be able to do much better on the price.
Jun 29, 2002 (8:21 pm)
I can't comment on the price being fair or not, but, assuming the '98 Max is in sound mechanical condition, the 2 years and 20,000 miles that you're "trading away" are absolutely no problem because Maximas of that vintage are pretty well bullet-proof (other than occasionally popping an O2 sensor). I don't mean to slam Chrysler, but I think the Max would easily outlast your Stratus. And like kv said, the Max is a whole lot more car.
#5070 of 8984 New 2003 SE Purchase
Jun 30, 2002 (6:56 am)
Bought a 2003 SE yeasterday, offered the dealer invoice and he accepted - I did pay the $300 marketing allowance. This dealer also adds about $400 for pin striping, door guards, etc. which he wanted to charge for. I asked the salesperson to make that go away, so they took $200 off. Good deal I think - any opinions. Also got 4.9% 60 months from NMAC. I went in looking for a 2002 which would have cost me around $600 less and 3.9% but for such a small difference, I went for the newer model year.
Jun 30, 2002 (8:26 am)
Any difference in features between '02 & '03?
#5072 of 8984 Re: New 2003 SE Purchase
Jun 30, 2002 (6:05 pm)
I may be in the market for an SE 6sp. I have owned 2 SE's in the past, a '92, and a '96, and they are great cars. I'm in the market for a new car and there are some great choices in the low $30k range. But, if I decide I really would rather spend less at this time (might be buying a new house soon too), a Max. needs a definite looks see. I'm curious, what options did you get on the car and what was invoice. Edmunds doesn't have '03 invoice listed yet, but I imagine that it would be similar to the '02 - $26k or so with a lot of goodies.
#5073 of 8984 Used Max
Jul 01, 2002 (8:46 am)
$14995 might not be a bad dealer price for a '98 Max, depending on what the options are.
Jul 01, 2002 (9:34 am)
Edmund's dealer TMV seems to be 14.5K for that car, in my area anyway.
Jul 01, 2002 (9:56 am)
Thanks for your posts...It's an SE, Dark Green, Tan cloth interior. Moonroof, Bose, clean, 52,000 miles, alloy wheels, ABS, power driver seat (not sure on passenger seat), it didn't have the keyless entry doo hickey that I saw. So it's pretty well loaded minus leather.
#5076 of 8984 re: equipment
Jul 01, 2002 (12:16 pm)
Are u saying the car didnt have the keyfob with keyless entry? As part of the leather package, you get 4 way passenger power seat, automatic climate control and rear mappocket. Does the car have side airbags and heated seats?
Jul 01, 2002 (7:55 pm)
I just bought a 2K2 GLE, everything but the NAV. Price was 26,983 (which if I recall was 200 below the TMV). Got them to throw in their "total lasting care" paint warranty for free (sticker of 499). Subtract the rebate (1000), add the extended warranty (849) for a total of 26,832. TTL brings it to 27,855. The car stickered for 29,752. I guess if I had pushed harder I might've been able to get between 25 and 25,500 after the rebate. I'm trying not to think about it though. I just keep reminding myself how much I like the car, and try to forget about the numbers (afterall, I beat TMV so that means I must've paid less than most others did).