This junked, gizmo-packed 1987 Nissan Maxima is peak 1980s
Junkyard Gem: The Maxima had every 1980s gadget.
Nissan pioneered the talking voice alert back in the early 1980s, with an amazing system based on a tiny phonograph record player. By 1987, the Maxima still had the Voice Warning System, with the same breathy female voice doing the announcements, but the system had gone solid-state.
I bought the amazingly science-fictiony digital instrument cluster for my collection, which includes Japanese clusters ranging from the conservative Cressida dash to the insane Subaru XT Turbo unit.
In the Maxima's homeland, it was known as the Bluebird and its TV ads had macho voiceovers and whooshing jet noises.
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