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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
Apr 21, 2003 (5:56 pm)
That's a pretty big stretch, IMO. I can see some vague similarities, but you can see mostly a lot of standard Mitsu styling cues, especially side and rear views. Clearly an evolutionary take on the previous generation Galant. The front follows the direction that they've been going towards for the past couple of years. They hinted at it with the mid-model refresh of the Galant, and really established it with the Outlander and Endeavor. Now they've carried this theme over fully to the new Galant.
So I don't think there's much in the line of tribute to the Maxima here. But if there is, Nissan should take notes on the Galant's front end, as it has far more pleasing shapes to the grille and headlights than does the Maxima.
#528 of 576 the new Galant
Apr 21, 2003 (6:58 pm)
IMO only VAGUELY looks like the Maxima, and certainly only in front end styling. I think that car is a disaster, almost offensive to the eye, especially those nasty taillights and far too many sharp angles. I dont think the new Max is beautiful, but it is at least pleasing, and interesting, to look at. I hope people stop comparing the Galant to the Maxima, and I'm sure Nissan feels the same way.
Apr 22, 2003 (1:36 pm)
Another review of the 04 Max not so good although,http://money.cnn.com/2003/04/22/pf/autos/nissan_maxima/i- ndex.htm
#530 of 576 04 Review
Apr 22, 2003 (3:11 pm)
Monte - the address for the review has an error (should be "index", not "i-ndex"). The reviewer really hammered the 04, although I'm not certain all of the criticisms are justified.
#531 of 576 New 04 Maxima SE
Apr 22, 2003 (4:51 pm)
It may look a little different but once you get in and drive, forgetabout... This car flies.. This is one of the things that keep your mind off the other aspects of the design. I didn't notice the torque steer as bad as in prior Max years. I like it!
#532 of 576 Why NO Black color for Maxima?
Apr 22, 2003 (6:27 pm)
How come the new 04 Maxima does not come in black? I was seriously considering the 04 Maxima because it is shaping up to be a COOL, near luxury sedan, with a sport engine. But, no black exterior color means no maxima. How can a company not offer a car in black??
Apr 22, 2003 (6:33 pm)
Are you sure the 04 Max doesn't come in black? I think one of the TV commercials running now shows a Max in black, and the nissanusa website shows the Max in black on it's "intro" page to the Max. In fact the color is called "onyx".
Apr 22, 2003 (7:00 pm)
there's a black max on the inside cover of the current Newsweek, and I've seen one in a commerical.
Apr 22, 2003 (7:17 pm)
I hope you are right. That would be great! The Nissan web site does not list black as an option. Anyone else know if black is an option for color? I think this car has potential. And, I am a BMW fan!! But, this Maxima, in my opinion, looks sleek, has more room than a BMW 3 or current 5 series, offers all the gadgets, nice qualitye interior, and is thousands less.
#536 of 576 Yes, there is a black...
Apr 22, 2003 (7:27 pm)
except that it is called "onyx". If you go to the "design your Nissan' link, select either model (SE or SL), and your can select onyx exterior with either charcoal or frost interior.