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You are in the Nissan Maxima
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#8731 of 8984 Re: Hmm [obyone]
Sep 24, 2005 (4:34 pm)
"Guess you haven't seen the specs on the 2006 Avalon....nor the reviews....
0-60 in 6.5....15 sec 1/4 mile.....280 HP...... "
Yeah I've seen the reviews. Interesting, In 2005 it takes Toyota a "reported" 280 hp to get virtually the same acceleration figures as my 190 hp Max SE 5-speed achieved over a decade ago. I guess if you put enough horsepower behind a river barge and you can get a 15 second quarter mile out of it.
"Avalon" and "sporty" are mutually exclusive terms. It's only transmission choice is a slushbox automatic. Its suspension is tuned to take you over railraod tracks without spilling your coffee. And the seats are designed to hold butts that are twice as wide as mine. Or at least twice as wide as my wife's. It may be a nice alternative to a big Buick or Crown Victoria, but the Avalon wouldn't make my mother in law's definition of sporty, let alone mine.
It appears that the Infiniti G35 sedan has taken over the role once reserved by Nissan for the Maxima, while the Maxima and Altima have morphed together into less distincitve cars. But, whether it was the Cresida of old, the Camry throughout, or the Avalon today, I don't think anybody with a sporting bone in their body would get too excited by these offerings from Toyota. So, again I say, if that is what the 2005 Maxima is competing with and being cross shopped against, it is a sad sign.
P.S. Look at the kennyg8's post subsequent to yours. The debate among 3rd & 4th generation Maxima owners was whether the IRS was better than the newer Multi-link solid beam axle. That's the kind of debate that driving enthusiasts have. And regardless of which side of that debate you were on, you knew that back in 1989 through 1999, nothing from Toyota or Honda even came close.
#8732 of 8984 Re: max [kyleknicks]
Sep 25, 2005 (4:59 pm)
I made exactly the choice you stated when I traded my '92 Maxima SE last year. Since it's essentially a second car and I needed to stay within a budget, I got the Mazda 6s with the sport package/side airbags.
Suydam pretty much summed up the difference between the earlier generation Maximas and the Mazda 6. The Mazda is a great car to drive (It'll outhandle the Maximas all day), but it's power train is nowhere near as powerful and efficient as the Maxima's VQ 6. I am growing a little weary at the lack of low-end torque in the Mazda 3.0 litre V6. There's a lot of shifting at low speeds with the 5-speed automatic transmission. But, overall the Mazda is a very good car, and I have had no reliablity issues with it at all.
Like many of you, I never considered the new generation Maxima. What a shame what Nissan has done to the car.
#8733 of 8984 2005 vs 2006 Maxima SL
Sep 26, 2005 (8:18 am)
Have a current 97 Maxima GLE and want to replace it with a new Maxima SL. Have the possibility of finding an 05 SL (new) for $1720 less than an 06 SL. May have a better chance to get the color I want with the 06. What are differences or why is it better to get the newer car (06)?
#8734 of 8984 Re: 2005 vs 2006 Maxima SL [silverfox1]
Sep 26, 2005 (9:21 am)
for one... depreciation
#8735 of 8984 Re: 2005 vs 2006 Maxima SL [kyleknicks]
Sep 26, 2005 (10:45 am)
I tend to keep cars for at least 7 years, longer if the mileage is low. My 97 only has 78,000 miles on it. Really don't need a car but getting up in age and want a change. Will try to sell it to some one in the family since the car is immculate.
#8736 of 8984 Re: One more vote for the Max [albatros43]
Oct 02, 2005 (4:37 pm)
I am intrested buying a used Maxima 01' SE. Can you please tell me about your experiences with the car good and bad, and if you suggest buying?
#8737 of 8984 Re: One more vote for the Max [straps]
Oct 03, 2005 (6:28 am)
straps... my opinion is that you should look into a 02 maxima.. the 02 and 03 max's are the sweetest model years u could get... combine the attractive body style with the 255hp engine... plus the HID's...
not that the 01's aren't nice.. i have an 2000 and at 55k miles, its still running like new.. the 00 and 01's are basically the same car... with minor differences such as dimming rear mirrors, and stereo controls on the steering wheel...
the main issue i have on my car is experiencing brake caliper seizures.. once in a while.. the original rotors on the max is pretty crappy too.. i've installed brembo oem rotors on all 4 corners and there's no more steering wheel shaking when i'm trying to brake...
Oct 05, 2005 (1:12 pm)
Good Day people.
I have a question regarding the Maxima.
Im really interested in buying a new 2006 Maxima, but do you think its a good choice?? Should or could i feel confident with this car??
Ive been reading about some problems for some people. As per say rotor problems, needing tire rotations, paint wears, check engine lite.
Would i be better off with a Lexus ir an Acura TL??
Also, i was reading that the 2005 right now trade in value would be only about 19,000. Thats about a 14,000 depreciation in not even 1 year.
What do you think??
#8739 of 8984 Re: 2006?? [newcarman]
Oct 05, 2005 (5:51 pm)
isnt there a few thousand dollar diff btw the maxima and the lexus/acura?? if you could afford the extra 3G to 5G's, i would def go towards the lexus/arura... u get a better product and you get better service..... when i bought my maxima... i was kinda stretching my budget from 23k ... and bought my car at 25k.. there was no way for me to look at the ES300 or the TL3.2 cause it was out of my budget....
if you could swing it.. go for it... and it depends alot on what is it worth to have that luxury badge on your car or not.... good luck
#8740 of 8984 Nissan max QX(fuel prob)
Oct 06, 2005 (12:26 am)
My nissan maxima QX had a problem after buying fuel and it was taken to a garage and diagnose and later discovered that it was valve and two of it were changed and after that problem of starting came up sometime it will start and after it might not. what is the solution.