For Sale: 1996 Nissan Maxima SE

I’m selling a 1996 Nissan Maxima SE. It’s black with a black leather interior, has 163k miles, and runs perfectly. It’s got a sun roof, ABS, Bose stereo (with CD), power everything.

I’ve owned this car since 2000, and the only bad thing that’s ever happened to me was a flat tire once. I’ve had a few sensors replaced as well, to quiet a check engine light, but it’s never left me stranded. This is a smooth dependable ride for short commutes and long drives. I’m only selling it because I’m going to travel for a year, and don’t think it’s worth paying to put the car in storage.

The car has a 5 speed manual transmission and a 3 liter V6 engine. It’s a lot of fun with the windows and sun roof all open. The back seat seats 3, or 2 very comfortably, and there is plenty of trunk space. Definitely enough for 4 people going on a weekend trip, or 3 people going on a week-long camping vacation. It also gets quite decent gas mileage.

You can see lots of pictures at .

If you’re interested, e-mail or call 805-566-3706.


\$3,195 or best offer


163,000 miles


5 speed manual

Smog Test

Passed just two months ago on 4/14/2008


Power Sun Roof, Floor Mats, Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AM/FM Stereo, Cassette, Single Compact Disc, Premium Sound, Dual Front Air Bags, ABS (4-Wheel), Leather, Dual Power Seats, Rear Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, Alarm


Broken tachometer. Minor windshield chip (over a year old, not increasing in size). Broken stereo display (sound is fine). Power locks sometimes lock themselves. Antenna doesn’t retract all the way. Broken front right fog light.


Black, with black leather interior


3.0L V6


Front wheel drive

Gas Mileage

The official numbers are 25 MPG highway, 19 MPG in the city, 21 MPG “combined.”

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