Altima vs Maxima

November 5, 2015

1999-nissan-maxima-seMany people wonder what the difference between an Altima and a Maxima is. Here I break down the main differences between the two cars.

In the 1990s the Maxima was worlds apart from the Altima in terms of power and styling. There was no disputing which was the better car. The Maxima was hands down Nissan’s four door sports car.

These days the Altima has evened the playing field with more power, better handling and a better design.

Let’s compare three of my favorite generation models:

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The Four Door Sports Car

June 14, 2012

Back in January of 2005 I had the privilege of buying a used 1998 Nissan Maxima SE from a dealer. It had about 120K miles on it at the time and I was able to snatch it away for $5500 cash. A pretty cheap price at the time.

The car came standard with fog lamps, a rear spoiler, 16 inch alloy wheels and a white analog gauge. It was dark green and had beige leather interior. It was a sweet looking car to say the least.

Here is a picture of my 1998 Nissan Maxima that I took in the summer of 2005. After over 250K miles on the clock I finally decided to sell it and was still in decent shape. I probably could have gotten over 300K miles out of it with no problem.

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