Back in the 1990s if you wanted a fast front-wheel-drive car to race with your buddies, it was best to avoid popular choices like the Honda CRX, Integra, or a watercooled VeeDub. Instead, you needed to steal your parents keys to their Nissan Maxima. The 3rd generation Maxima had a VE30DE V6 that pushed a […]
The name Maxima was first used in 1980 by Nissan on a fully decked out trim of their 810 sedan — it was Maxima in its features and luxury. The Maxima name took over the 810 designation after the 1981 model year and today’s example is the last year of the original front-engine rear-drive Maxima G910 generation. I would normally say that this car needs an RB26DETT engine plus 6-speed gearbox, but with only 17k miles on the odometer, this car probably needs to be preserved as stock. Find this 1984 Nissan Maxima offered for $6,700 in Fontana, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The first generation Maxima was a rear-drive thing badged as the Datsun 810, later Datsun Maxima, and finally Nissan Maxima, but today’s next car is a 2nd generation and front wheel drive…not that there is anything wrong with that. Today’s example is about as nice of an example of a Maxima that you’ll find around town. Find this 1988 Nissan Maxima offered for $5000 near Atlanta, GA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The 1995-99 Nissan Maxima were the last cleanly styled generation of Maxima. The cars that followed this generation were more powerful, but were noticeably uglier cars. The Maxima started the tag line “four door sports car” in the early 1990’s. Today’s bright red feature is the sport model SE, but has bonus of a turbo […]
I remember going to the junkyards after school and finding them littered with old Coronas, Carinas, 810s, and Colts. Now a decade and a half later, they’re barely in scrap piles let alone rolling down the road. Finding such a period correct example of Japanese-American iron that hasn’t become either part of the landscape or […]
The first generation Maxima was badged (for the US market) first as the Datsun 810, later the Datsun Maxima, and finally as the Nissan Maxima. All we know is that it is a rear drive Japanese classic that deserves your attention. Find this 1983 Datsun 810 Maxima Wagon here on eBay offered for $7,500 buy-it-now […]
The final entry for Maximum Sunday is a classic rear-drive sedan from the Datsun era. The first generation Maxima was badged as the Datsun 810, later Datsun Maxima, and finally Nissan Maxima. This was the only generation of Maxima to be rear-wheel-drive and shared many components with the 910 series Bluebird. Find this 1983 Datsun […]
Maximum Sunday continues with this next Nissan Maxima, this time a fifth generation example offered at a decent price. The fifth generation Maxima is a few horsepower down from the next generation, but it is a few tenths quicker to 60mph and might be a better car. Find this 2002 Nissan Maxima SE 6-Spd offered […]
All Nissan Maxima…all Sunday long. Wait, what? Seriously, it is going to be an all Maxima day here on the web’s best source of El Caminos, monster trucks, and controversial engine swaps. But none of that today…just pure cheap maximum carnage. First up is this 2004 Nissan Maxima SE 6-speed offered here on eBay for […]
Why is it that all the clean, low mile examples of interesting cars offered for a decent price are shifted with an automatic transmission? Was the driving experience really so terrible that the owner didn’t want to drive it anywhere? Would a manual transmission version have been destroyed by one of their kids? Whatever the […]