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You are in the Nissan Maxima
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Nissan Maxima, Honda Accord, Sedan
#78 of 574 "HONDA" HANDS DOWN! (Sorry "Nissan")
Mar 27, 2001 (5:59 am)
I have had two "Nissans" ("Datsun 280-ZX" and "300-ZX") . I was extremely happy with both cars, and I can tell you that "Nissan" IS a great company! Do you know that they issued a "Recall" for my 1995 "300-ZX" for a small problem with the "Fuel Injectors" (Hardly even noticable!) in 1996 (OVER 10 YEARS LATER!)! They replaced all of the "Fuel Injectors" at a cost of over $700.00 per car! NOW, Check this out! On my car, I wasn't happy with how it was running (It was bogging), they replaced the "Fuel Injectors" THREE TIMES, at no cost to me! This IS a great company! However, between the "Nissan Maxima" and the "Honda Accord" I go with the "Honda" "Hands Down" over the "Nissan"! I have the "Honda Accord", I love it, and I just do not like the "Maxima" in particular! Sorry "Nissan", I really am! I feel bad saying that, but I am being honest.
Now, on a different note, I have a bit of a problem, which I need some advice on.
Here's the deal: I bought a "Honda Accord EX" (6 Cylinder VTEC) in 1998 (My first). I think we paid like 28,000.00 including all costs (I could be wrong) however we did trade in a piece of junk and got $4 grand on it! (It is actually leased -- $320.00 per month) Now I am a guy who has had nothing but "Sports Cars" ('67 "Mustang Fastback," "1982 Datsun 280-ZX," "1985 Nissan 300-ZX, and a "1989 Porsche 944") my whole life! I NEVER would have believed I would own a "Honda," and I would NEVER believe I'd say this, but "I LOVE THAT CAR!" I mean it's a beautiful car! It has every amenity, and a set of balls to boot! My wife and I love the "Gold" color (Exterior), and gold "Leather Interior"! I even threw in a $5,000.00 "Audio Video System" (Sounds, and looks awesome! The "TV" keeps the kids busy too, so the wife and I can concentrate!) My wife is blown away by it! My biggest problem I have right now is that the lease is up next month! ("April")My problem is this: I need to decide whether I should keep this car, or lease a new 2001! I believe it is basically the same car, right? I also don't know if they have the "Gold" color on the new ones, which I would like to get again,although the "Gray" is sharp too! Anyone know if they do still have the "Gold"? Anyway, I need some advice here! (No doubt I would get another "Accord" and another, and another!) What should I do guys? (Keep in mind I would need to move all of the "Audio Video" equipment, which could be costly! and the car IS in "Mint" condition both inside and out!) If I do get a new one, which color do you all suggest I get?
Thanks Guys (and Gals)
PS - I must admit, I DO sometimes miss that "Porsche"! (lol)
Mar 27, 2001 (8:40 am)
Keep in mind that the XVL you see in the pic is a concept car, it's not the final version of the car. I happen to like it though, it looks like a mini-Merc.
#80 of 574 dklanecky and dhinindiana1
Mar 27, 2001 (6:08 pm)
My SE doesn't have the trim designation either. But I think GXE's that were fitted with spoilers have a brake light in the spoiler and at the bottom of the back window. If it was an SE it would never have had a brake light at the bottom of the back window. The wheels and sunroof and other stuff could be on any Maxima. The only other thing I can think of is the chrome door handles, as mentioned.
#81 of 574 to liposlim
Mar 28, 2001 (3:05 pm)
If you've got a car that's running great, you love, your wife loves it, you've modified it with the AV equipment to suit you - then keep it! You will be so much better off financially, unless the residual is set higher than the current value of the car (unlikely, considering lease deals in 1998 in general). Pay it off, keep it another three years after the pay off but continue making "car payments" to yourself, and you'll be in a position to pay cash for your next car. A great feeling, not having car payments.
Mar 28, 2001 (7:00 pm)
Is there a "reason" you use so many "quotation marks"? It is, well, "distracting" to "read".
Mar 29, 2001 (10:24 am)
I have both the 01 GLE and the 01 V6 EX. Both are great cars. The Accord is my wife's, so you can guess as to which car I think is better! I enjoy driving the Accord, but LOVE to drive the Maxima.
Anyway, Color. Our Accord color is the Naples Gold Metallic. Beautiful color - get that color!
I've had two Maximas and my wife has had 5 Accords. We've had great luck with all of them.
#84 of 574 When will the 2002 model be available?
Apr 06, 2001 (8:23 am)
The 2002 Altima might be a good competitor to the Accord,
anybody know when it will be avaiable????
Apr 06, 2001 (8:35 am)
The 2002 Altima will be shown in the upcoming New York Auto Show (April 11 is the debut), and should hit Nissan dealers in the fall.
Hope this helps