When Luke Akers wanted to sell his 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE - yes, the one seen above that needs a ratchet strap to keep the front end from bursting with joy - the Florida filmmaker turned on his cameras and yelled "Quiet on set!" The result is a one-minute videographic homage to mankind's monuments, narrated with all the intensity of a BBC documentary to sell a 17-year-old sports sedan that comes "fully loaded with an engine, wheels, tires and an automatic transmission."

Just like the car in question, the ad did its job: Nissan bought the Maxima from Akers and the company donated another $1,000 to his charity of choice. Three cheers to both Akers and Nissan for their work. You can check out the video below, and head to the Ikonik Films site for the humorous print ads that were also part of the campaign.


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      kool350z
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gets you from point A to point B......................most of the time LOL'ed at that one GREAT Ad thanks for the Friday laugh, well done!
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought my moms maxima was bad it just goes through alot of alternators
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      '90s cars are the best.
      ckm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe they're going to restore it like Mazda did for that 626 a while back....
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why do I want a Maxima all of a sudden?
        john96xlt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr Sled
        Too bad I don't need another beater right now, I'd be tempted to check craigslist myself.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr Sled
        Because once upon a time it was a decent car?
      56Jalopy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have owned 9 Nissan vehicles since 1983. My 1987 Maxima had 158,000 trouble free mile on it when it was recalled for "possible gas leak from injectors". They replaced all injector, pressure regulator, hoses, etc. FREE. That is the only time a mechanic other than myself ever touched one of them. A Rogue suits my needs now.
      sniperhunter2001
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd love to see a Nismo Maxima-R from the Juke-R team. That would be hilarious.
      Master Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Always died like the Maxima back then, it's a shame this one isn't in better condition. For some reason Nissan side panels dent/ding pretty easily and just do not weather the storm throughout the years, same with current ones (just like Cavaliers and we all know 3 year old Neons looked twice their edge with gaps in panels ever increassing as it aged). He did a good job putting it together though, gotta give him an "A" for effort.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great car. Had a '96 Maxima GLE from '04 until '09 when a pickup smashed into it. The only major problem by the end wasn't much of a problem at all - you had to hold the key in the ignition in a very certain way to turn it on. I felt like Biff from Back to the Future in that no one could start the car but me.
      Logic-Minded
      • 11 Months Ago
      Purchased my 2002 Maxima at Mileage 105,000 in 2006, Drove it across country when moving from Maryland to California with no problem whatsoever, currently has 275,000 miles as of 1/1/14. Only issue is internal oil leakage which means my gasket and coils need replacement.
      ztronicsamerica
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had 1989 SOLD IT IN 200 WITH 239,000 Miles on it I to replace the injectors once. Did it myself on Thanksgiving Day 1998
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