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Nissan Maxima 1990

The 1990 Nissan Maxima range of configurations is currently priced from $2,600.

The 1990 Nissan Maxima carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Nissan Maxima is also known as the Datsun Maxima (1981–1983) in markets outside Australia.

Nissan Maxima 1990 Q&As

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  • Nissan Maxima aftermarket brake pad code

    I can’t give you the code you want, phone Bendix (1800 819 666) and ask them, or go to a brake place and ask them. They should be able to give you the code and sell you the correct parts.

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  • Aurion to replace my Maxima?

    Thanks for the email. Hopefully I can keep this simple. 

    I would strongly recommend a Toyota Aurion V6 $30,990 drive away or the Toyota Camry $28,990 drive away (pricing current September 2015). 

    Unless you want the acceleration of the V6 I would opt for the four cylinder Camry, which is spritely enough and will also deliver good open road fuel economy. 

    For the type of driving you're doing you do not need the hybrid Camry. 

    Also, the base model Camry on the smaller wheels and Michelin tyres will be much more comfortable and a touch quieter than the dearer Camry models that come with sports tyres. 

    In both the Aurion and Camry you will be protected by seven airbags and a five star safety rating. A rear camera is standard on both models too. 

    The servicing costs are among the cheapest in the business. 

    Furthermore the intervals are longer than other Toyotas (15,000km rather than 10,000km) and the capped pricing lasts four years or 75,000, whichever comes first (other Toyotas are three years, 60,000km). 

    This was done to help Aurion and Camry appeal to fleets. 

    However, your warranty is the same as other Toyotas at three years/100,000km. 

    Dealership extended warranties are generally not worth the paper they are printed on, so save your money if you're offered an extension. 

    Please check you're comfortable when driving the Aurion and Camry. They have ample room inside and a lot of travel in the front seat rails. 

    Meanwhile, you're right in your assumption that Toyotas are regarded as a premium over Holden and Ford. The price is cheap because Toyota is trying to keep the factory running until 2017. It is in effect making a loss with each Camry it sells. 

    Toyota also has a vast rural dealer network so hopefully you're never far away from help should you need it. 

    Lastly, the Camry was at $26,990 drive away for much of last year and the price may limbo to that level again in the lead up to the end of the year or early next, to clear 2015 stock. This is not an inside tip, merely an educated guess on my part.

    Good luck and let me know if I can help any further. I hope I'm still driving big distances in my 80s. 

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  • Mid-90s Maxima still up to scratch?

    Any car from the 1990s is really old and outdated, on safety, equipment and the risk of a mechanical failure. You would be far better served by coming as far as you can afford into the 2000s.

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  • 2009 Nissan Maxima engine light

    The engine warning light was telling you that there is a problem within the engine management system. Going into 'safe', better known as limp home mode, is a fail-safe system that allows you to drive the car, albeit at a much reduced pace, until you can get to a mechanic to have it fixed. The error codes that have been found should assist the mechanics to find the cause of the problem and fix it. There is really no choice, but to press on with the mechanics and trust them to find and fix the cause of the problem. If you doubt their competence then take your car somewhere else. Today's cars are much more complex than cars in the past, and most problems seem to affect the computer systems that effectively control them. They're much harder to fix than the cars of old.

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Nissan Maxima 1990 Price and Specs

The Nissan Maxima 1990 is currently available from $2,600 for the Maxima M up to $5,940 for the Maxima Ti.

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M Sedan 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,600 $4,400
Ti Sedan 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,700 $5,940
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Nissan Maxima 1990 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1990 Nissan Maxima are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1760mm x 1400mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Nissan Maxima 1990 Dimensions  include 1400mm height, 1760mm width, 4780mm length.
Nissan Maxima Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
M Sedan 1400x1760x4780 mm 170 mm
TI Sedan 1400x1760x4780 mm 170 mm
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Nissan Maxima 1990 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1990 Nissan Maxima is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Nissan Maxima currently offers fuel consumption from 9.1 to 9.1L/100km. The Nissan Maxima is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Nissan Maxima Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
M Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.1L/100km
TI Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.1L/100km
TI Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.1L/100km
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Nissan Maxima 1990 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1990 Nissan Maxima will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Nissan Maxima spans from 15x6.5 inches.

Nissan Maxima Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
M Sedan 15x6.5 inches 15x6.5 inches
TI Sedan 15x6.5 inches 15x6.5 inches
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Nissan Maxima 1990 Towing capacity

The Nissan Maxima has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Nissan Maxima Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
M Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1200kg
TI Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1200kg
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