Somewhere Out There
I sold The Max early September of 2002. I got a pretty good amount for it at first, but as it turns out, it had a bad headgasket. So I gave the guy some of his money back and ended up with about $700 for it. I think he got a pretty good deal, with all the extras which was easily over $1500.
Story of The Max
After the tragic demise of Bri's Brd (or rather since it was been put on life support) I needed to get a new (to me) ride. My step mom was getting a new car and in order to speed the process along she convinced my dad to give me her car so I could drive again. So I flew up to New Hampshire back in April 2001, got it, and drove it back down. So, the car had been in my family since it was brand new.
It was a 1990 Nissan Maxima SE. Therefore... it had a 3.0 V6 engine - completely stock with 120,000 miles on it. The gauges were white-faced and the interior fabric had a carbon fiber look to it. This thing was FAST, I hadn't done a thing to the motor but it held its own really nicely on the street. 0-60 in about 6.5 seconds and it got awesome gas mileage. It handled like a sports car even with the old suspension.
Also went with Tokico shocks and Eibach springs, which are not installed. When I attempted to get them installed, the guy told me that the amount of rust underneath would make it hard to install everything. It can be done, he just didn't have the equipment to do it - i.e. a lift.
I went to the track and got some official times... and whooped.
What I have raced and the results:
2. 1996/7 Mustang convertible (V8-stock)
3. 1994/5 Honda Prelude (tuned)
4. 1996 Toyota 4runner (stock)
5. 1999/2000 Dodge Durango (stock)
6. 1998 Honda Civic (tuned)
7. 1995/6 Honda Prelude (extra tuned)
8. 1996/8 Pontiac Grand Am GT (stock)
9. 1994/6 Lexus ES300 (stock)
10. 1988 Pontiac Firebird (V6?)
2. 1995/7 Ford F150 Lightning (tuned)
3. 1988/91 Ford Ranger (V8-tuned)
4. 1993 Nissan 240SX (stock)
The Bad Stuff
As you can imagine, there were some problems with this car, that's why I did not ask a whole lot for it. Here's a list of everything that I knew was wrong:
This car would've been in excellent condition if it weren't for the rust on the skirts. The paint was fresh looking, especially after a nice waxing. People were shocked when I told them that it was a '90.
On May 25th, 2001 the Max was rear ended by a garbage truck.
I was sitting at a light when the driver came up behind me and stopped, then proceeded
to cough uncontrollably losing his footing on the brakes and he rolled into
me. The damage was limited to the trunk, spoiler, and the tail
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