Well my 90 Maxima's auto transmission just died at 170k. I also have a problem with the brakes and the mechanic says total cost with labor would be about $4,200. The current value of the car is literally half that at $2k. Such a shame, it's a perfectly good car, except for the tranny and brakes. I love the 3rd generation (89-94) of Maximas so much I'm considering buying another one. Any recommendations for a sleeper car with some power under the hood? And is anyone selling a used car under $3k, preferrably manual this time?