Topic: NISSAN Maxima V6 5spd for sale (needs race prep) aka Holy Grail! (CA)
1999 NISSAN MAXIMA GXE 190 HP 3.0 litre V6 (FWD) 5 speed manual all original equipment, 169K miles, with pink slip (no salvage title), runs , starts right up, registered until January 2023 so you can drive it home and no need to Bring A Trailer! So yes, It's a bland 4 door boxy sedan that looks like a bar of soap, but with sexy spoiler, so yes, it is a perfect raw canvas for Lemons' artistry!
Full Disclosure: I am selling this car for a friend that moved out of state as he doesn't want the car anymore after teaching all his kids to drive a 5 speed, but it is also a bit of a hooptie (looks like no one has waxed the car in the last 5 or more years, a few dents, needs some love mechanically).........and needs to stop taking up "valuable"and rare project space at my house!
Located in Napa, asking $1500 OBO! I am also posting on Craig's List only because he asked me to (he is hoping to get more than $500, after doing brakes & some tires recently) but I would really rather see it go to a Lemons team. Terms :Cash (or many many Huffaker fuel jugs)
The Good = Its a 5 speed! manuals are getting hard to find, it's good on gas, and the gear box has no grinds or pop outs, clutch is still good!
It's a JDM Timex like car with lots of available parts, easy to work on, mostly reliable
Great battery, Good brakes, steers straight, no CEL or electrical problems
205/65/R15 5 lug OEM Alloy rims all matching, tires do not match (not race worthy IMO (16s are also OEM and 17s should fit)
Some ignition coils and injectors have been replaced (Coil over spark plug type)
Car was tuned recently with new plugs, air filter, etc.
BOSE stereo and black leather seats may fetch some money back, and are in decent shape as are the headlights
All original body parts = no major accidents means it can take some hits and is basically straight
Car doesn't overheat or ping and still ahs some acceleration left, pull the catalytic convertors and let her run free!
No Fuel leaks, fuel gauge works!
Glass is all good
The Bad = CV joints are rumbling and most likely need replacement
The moon roof leaks (who cares)
The heater vent is not working
The AC is not blowing cold and has stopped after a recharge and the compressor is probably shot but who runs A/C when it robs
HP in racing and isn't that what coolshirts are for?
Leak in windshield washer pump tank
Consumes small amount of engine oil
Suspension is a bit mushy (but not broken)
ok, so it's not an E46 or Miata, but where is the fun in that!
The Ugly = Needs a Lemon's spec' cage, battery cut out and general race prep of removing carpet/insulation/extraneous crap, race seat and belts, and you are and whole family/friends/unsuspecting teammates will surely DOMINATE! (or at least have a lot of fun and laughs)
Note> No other functional issues known to exist . Note these engines timing chain tensioners and guides should probably be replaced for race duty but many have put over 200K on these engines!
Please email me for photos and interest or questions at: Interrace@gmail.com , Subject " Lemons Maxima"
Thanks! And may all your racing miles bring smiles!