The 1986 Nissan Maxima Was a High-Tech 1980s Sport Sedan

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1986 Nissan Maxima review! Today I'm reviewing an old-school Nissan Maxima, one of the most interesting sedans of its day. I'll go over all the quirks and features of the Maxima, and then I'll show you the cool tech features of this high-tech sedan. I'm also going to review the driving experience of the 1980s Nissan Maxima.

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  • Doug is such a great host, I never knew I would be intrigued by Nissan Maxima, but here I am.

  • LOUD was a common stereo option, increased the bass & trebble frequency range without modifying mid frequencies. Some have a dial instead of a button.

  • My grandfather had one of these, brand new in 1986. I fondly remember spending a great deal of time locking and unlocking the doors with that keypad!

  • I remember when my grandparents bought this new - baby blue. I was always mesmerized those wheels

  • That's healthy power output considering domestic small block V8s of the time were making about that much or less.

  • I would love to see Doug's review on the Mazda 929 from this era and the Toyota Cressida.

  • My friends dad had one of these and it was nice. We barrow it from his dad to go see a movie and when we came out of the theatre, the car was long gone.

  • We had a few in our HS parking lot in the early 90's. I also took my behind the wheel drivers test in a maroon one in 1994. My instructor was 85 on a good day with two hearing aides and chain smoking. Needless to say I passed.

  • I know the 80s and 90s were not the best for performance...but thats when automotive quality and reliability was at its peak...especially for the Japanese. Simple was beautiful back then, today simple is cheap and ugly.

  • Does the door keypad really have two numbers per button (1|2, 3|4, 5|6, 7|8, 9|0)? How would you choose which number is entered? Do you nudge the button left/right as you press it?

  • A few years ago commenters taught Doug what an equalizer does... After this video I guess it's time to reveal what Loud ("Loudness compensation") is!

  • My uncle had this and gave it to someone and it still runs to this day

  • 55,000 miles that thing is going to last for forever 👏🏾👏🏾💪🏾

  • I don't remember seeing a lot of 1986 Nissan maximas, because it came out with the 1987 so early in the next year

  • It has about the same horsepower and weight... as my super-cheap, completely-base-model, "compact car" 2017 Jetta, whose engine has 2 fewer cylinders and half the engine displacement (although admittedly adds a turbo). *And* it has less torque to boot (and probably a steeper/narrower power band, the Jetta's is surprisingly wide and flat) It has about the same dimensions, too, and the Jetta is a "compact" these days!

  • The loud button on the radio worked for all cassette tapes. But they had loud chrome cassettes that were designed and sold for this feature. The radio feature lasted longer in cars than the upgraded cassettes..

  • My dad had one of these... it was definitely a big deal back then

  • Why does Doug constantly repeat himself and take so long to explain basic stuff

  • The manual transmission was the must-have for this age of Maxima to greatly increase the fun driving factor.

  • I just freaking love your channel Doug! Thanks for everything!

  • This car is so dope man

  • I need one

  • 16:06 Well the Maxima, while being the flagship, wasn’t goal oriented around back seat practicality/space. Although if you ask me, pretty much all of the Nissan sedans aren’t known for having bigger second rows when compared to the competition. But the Altima is more so their practical family sedan. In fact, bearing in mind that the measuring standards might have been different back then - even when the Altima came out in the early 90’s, the second row leg room was still more than the current Maxima. ‘86 Maxima - 33” ‘93 Altima - 34.7” ‘21 Maxima - 34.2” ‘21 Altima - 35.2” All of which are a true far cry from the larger mid-sizers of today like the Camry (38”) and the cavernous Accord (40.4). So the Maxima really hasn’t grown all that much as far as backseat legroom is concerned - only 1.2”. Now the body has grown a little over 11 inches and I’m sure other aspects of the body have increased over the years.

  • Like an enlarged Nissan Sunny in Asia sold as Sentra in Europe the Maxima sold as Stanza

  • Just like the Cressida 1986 was a interesting year

  • This review is hypocritical, all Nissan gets is a negative rap from the automotive press and , sales suffer , other manufacturers steal their technology and praised for it . 30+ years later praised for their ingenuity

  • Absolute classic!!!!!

  • There better then the modern Maxima today

  • When you watch these videos, it's amazing how much he really doesn't know about cars especially cars that are older. For an example he is mentioning the Altima the Altima did not come around until later pretty much it was a Stanza and then the Sentra as a small car before it.

  • E28 5 Series excuse me !

  • Loud button increased bass also called loudness button. My father had a secondhand Japanese imported 1985 Nissan U11 Bluebird which from the A posts to the rear was exactly the same as this car. A twin spark 1.6 litre engine no power steering it was dreadful ! I would say a 1986 E24 520i with the 2 litre BMW engine would have been faster than the Maxima never mind the 528i which would have obliterated it ! So that Maxima is in fact based on the first front wheel drive Bluebird !

  • 20:43 The Malaysian carmaker Proton (which had/has a technical partnership with Mitsubishi) put the 'OK' (or ' _Lulus_ ') sticker on their _Wira_ (& Saga also?) sedans too

  • It was the KITT of its time 👍🏽😍

  • Thiisss😀😀

  • The speech warning sounds boeing plane

  • This is where the decline of Maxima and Nissan started. First-gen Maxima with I-6 and RWD was the way to go.

  • I had a 1985 Mercury cougar that had a key pad on the door.

  • Did the USA get the Toyota crown super saloon very similar to this Nissan …

  • my mom has a 2003 maxima that has 3.0l v6 and 200hp. its the best car ever

  • I find this car strangely beautiful, I think that the simplicity of the lines makes it pretty cool looking, definitively cooler than all the "brand defining" grills and lines today.

  • My grandpa had one of these. I remember, because we raced a Porsche on the hwy on the way to a vacation.

  • That EQ is actually pretty great. A lot of modern german luxury cars have just treble and bass control (I guess midrange doesn't matter?)

  • I HAD ONE LOVED THAT CAR

  • HI Doug! I still have my 1988 Nissan Maxima GXE fully loaded vehicle. I brought my 1988 Nissan brand new in November of 1988. This Maxima has the digital speedometer and everything still works. I did had to replace the digital speedometer recently. In 1988, Nissan took away the voice control which was the reason I wanted the Nissan. According to the sales person, he told me that there was a lot of customer complaints about the voice control and that was disappointing. I have way more mileage and it still runs very good. Silver Frost is the color which is the same color you are sharing with us.

  • Awesome as usual Doug, now this is the steller quality from Nissan I remember... ugh such a shame what happened to them. Excellent review sir.

  • Anybody notice the Linglong tires😂

  • My coach in high school got one of these and showed us this car and I was amazed back then and couldn’t wait to be an adult with a job.

  • Mom and dad had an 88 5spd. This was a really nice car for the time. Ours had the cursed adjustable suspension that was cool when it worked (soft-medium-firm). It was cursed because it wore out prematurely and was only soft at that point. I loved driving it but, I wrecked it in 1992. I blame the suspension.

  • This was my first real car .. was a 5 speed manual .. loved that car

  • Toyota Crown was the best car in this category at that time

  • Id take this over any tesla

  • Did the Toyota Cresida have the hood stand up by itself?

  • “He is in the ignition”

  • I don’t know why, but I love this kind of cars of the eighties, I owned 2 Alfa 90 Qo V6, yes I live in Europe.

  • Nissans were better made in 86. In fact id rather drive have a Nissan from that era than the new ones that are designed by Renault.

  • Before Renault messed things up

  • This car was a spaceship to my generation.

  • 1984 Lincoln Mark VII had keyless door pad

  • All the ducking and dropping while you speak? thats the shit you do when your on stage alone or alone period. Keeps peoples attention when the message is weak. You have the car as the best attention keeper you could have. Stop the stupid shit!

  • Loud I think means "Loudness" for more base. I had a similar radio in my 120Y!

  • Neeeson! It's Nissan !!!

  • My friend had an 1986 300ZX and it had those same messages. Still to this day we occasionally joke around and will say "RIGHT DOLE IS OPEN" (because that's what it sounded like she said)! Lol

  • I must have driven this car in GTA or something.

  • That was a cool and powerful car, had a very comfortable ride and pleasing to drive.

  • Loud (Loudness) was a way of adjusting the low frequencies at low volume. had no effect at high volume. I own a 1992 GXE, Very few left.

  • I remember that was a very popular car especially in NYC

  • I love that seat

  • Doug you out my 2 y/o daughter to sleep today. I cannot express my gratitude.

  • This is rarer then the first skyline.

  • Did anyone catch the name of the tires? those have to be awful

  • The “Loud” button isn’t funny. It’s called “Loudness” button and it enhances the bass (only) to compensate for human ear’s insensitivity in detecting bass at lower volumes. It’s a feature that still exists today in many audio equipment.

  • I had the 1988 Maxima--Excellent car-ride and maintenance

  • In the same year, the Infinity Q45 was also launched.

  • The car bodies from back then were more accident proof than the ones of today

  • My guy your rating it 1 to 10...... but in its time it was the shit ... probably a 9 out of 10 !....

  • Rear lights looks very similar to RR/Bentley from 90s

  • Yes it was .. and it was the drug dealers choice of car...especially kitted out

  • Excelent video I was a child when this car came out now I know why it was such a big deal

  • The Maxima was still relevant until the 6th Gen. In 2007, Nissan married the CVT transmission to the infamous V6. Bad decision, at time when SUV's are very popular.

  • I’ve seen you marvel at the “loud” button before and it seems you have no idea what it was for. Basically it was just a preset that enhanced the sound of cassettes. Loudness buttons were on practically every tape deck back then. It didn’t just make the music louder.

  • Those where built solid !

  • had both an 82 and 93 maximas. Great vehicles, even if they went from RWD to FWD in that stretch

  • 8:45 More like "tilting seat" which is waaay different and unique.

  • Anyone finds the talking thing kinda creepy?

  • I had an 1988 maroon fully loaded with sunroof, you couldn't tell me anything the car had 22,000 original miles on it bought from the original buyer. Went all over Texas in the car. Even to Cali and Oklahoma. But yeah all over Texas. I traded it for a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. I put over 400,000 miles on it. Took really good care of it too.

  • Maxima and Prelude….so great

  • The hardest maxima car ever

  • nothing special

  • That stereo looks nice

  • Linglong Crosswind tires lol

  • The Loud button is the Loudness control, common on older stereo systems. It boosted low and high frequencies to make everything easier to hear when the volume is at lower levels.

  • O snap, this was my first used car. I was rolling in 1999

  • The factory stereo in this car was amazing 🤩

  • Doug I don't know if Ford/Lincoln was the first to have an keyless entry pad but they did it back in 1980. The 1980 Ford Thunderbird and Lincoln Mark V both had these keyless entry pad. Fords and Lincolns still have these keyless keypad on most of their mid and high level trim vehicle to this day. It's integrated into the B-pillars on the drivers side, it won't show the numbers until you touch the B-pillar.

  • I never saw a Maxima here in Japan. Do you know what the domestic name was? It kind of reminds me of the Nissan Bluebird. Maybe same?

  • Sp7 stands for nissan 7 speaker system

  • Doug: Try to find a Toyota Cressida and review it!!!!

  • The Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Generation Nissan Maximas were great and amazing. Very reliable, well built, made in Japan, and Pre CVT.

  • Remember the sonic 6 bike for kids. It had a stick shift.

  • I remember this car it was very popular.🤣🤣🤣🤔