I guess you'll have to trust I'm not lying. I got 2002 SE 6-speed, limited slip, Bose 6-cd in dash, airbags, heated/electric everything, sunroof, leather...basically every option except Navigation. $26,200 with 6 miles, not 3,000.
I'm not saying it's the "BEST car EVER manufactured" (well, the engine is, http://www.carseverything.com/content/article/1389/, but that's a different story) we're trying to defend against the biased attacks against the Max.
The MM is a good car, I already said that, but is it a better value? NO! For an extra $3,000 you could have at least as good as what you got in most areas, and better in all the rest, brand new. That's an extra $55/month financed at Nissan's 3.9% over 5 years. I could have left off some of the options and been under $25,000 ($33/month over your used MM). So you tell me:
new, bigger, more comfortable, NEW, faster, as reliable, as safe, NEW for less than $2,000, or;
used, smaller, less comfortable, slower...
Basically I'm reading the Edmunds reviews to you. Go read them and *you* decide which someone should buy based on what they wrote. Try to find a negative in the Max review, and try to find more than 5 positives in the MM review.