Maintenance and Insurance Costs on 1995 Nissan Maxima

What are the repair and maintenance costs like for the 1995 Maxima GLE? Are they more than Accords, Corollas, or other import sedans? And does this car use regular unleaded or only premium gas? Also, is insurance for this car costly?

by in Portland, OR on April 28, 2009
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ANSWER by on April 28, 2009
I had a 1993 Nissan Maxima GLE for years, and it was a great car that was relatively cheap to maintain. You can look up some of the maintenance items in RepairPal--you'll have to do brakes and rotors, I had problems with the radio, and I hear the exhaust manifolds leak. You can also see what some of the common problem for the car are on RepairPal: http://repairpal.com/nissan-maxima-1995 You don't have to use premium fuel in that car, and I remember the insurance being cheap.
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ANSWER by on April 28, 2009
The Corolla uses regular gas and is exceptionally reliable any year. The mid 1990's Accord 4 cylinder would be a little more luxurious will run fine on regular and have low maintenance costs. I like the mid 1990's Maxima certainly more luxurious again than the Toyota or maybe Accord but I think the cost of maintenance would be a little higher. Seen oxygen sensor problems, some wiring problems and air flow meter problems. Just a preference but hard to beat Toyota or Honda.
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COMMENT by on April 29, 2009
Are cars with V-6 engines like this Maxima more expensive to repair that 4-cylinders? And how do the insurance costs on a mid-late 1990s Maxima GLE compare to a Acura Integra LS of the same period? I know that Integras are a favorite target of theft.
COMMENT by on April 29, 2009
2001 was the last year of the Acura Integra, great car had one put a lot of miles on it sold it to a friend and its still going strong. No real bad points, very reliable. Some fuel pump relay problems, distributor issues on higher mileage cars, great fuel economy, low ownership cost overall. V6 engines work less hard than a 4 cylinder but look into the engine compartment of a 4 cylinder engine and then look into the engine of a six cylinder. If the engine is "squeezed" in to the engine compartment then the labor cost to work on it will be higher. It all comes down to buying a well cared for car that has few inherent design problems. Have any car you wish to buy inspected by some one knowledgeable in that make of car prior to purchase.