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Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Sedan
#19 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [blindmantoo]
Jul 27, 2006 (10:34 am)
We traded in our Maxima for our new V6SE. My words of wisdom are to check out the Edmunds Maxima forum and Consumer Reports vehicle history reports for the Nissans. You'll end up with a pretty cool car w/ lots of features - but you'll get to know the Nissan service dept much better than you ever wanted to. I guarantee you'll know everyone by name in less than a year.
This is ridiculous. The Maxima is one of the most reliable cars you can buy, bar none! SUre, there is the occasional "my headlights were stolen" or "My 1991 Max won't start", but for crying out loud. Cars are machines, they aren't meant to last the owner's lifetime*!
*unless they're Buicks
#20 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [perna]
Jul 27, 2006 (2:30 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I still think Toyota's reliability is better than Nissan. We are seriously condsidering buying the new Camry over the Maxima. Granted the Maxima is a very sharp looking sedan. The new Camry is also very sharp also compared to the older models. Good luck with yours!!
I hope you have it for a long time without any major problems.
#21 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [perna]
Jul 27, 2006 (7:09 pm)
I agree with Perna whole-heartedly. I've
been perusing these forums on the Maxima problems and solutions reading back two or three years, and it seems that most of the questions involve Maximas that are anywhere from 5 to 11 years old. You're bound to have some things occur on a car that's over five
years old. Yes, there are some newer Maximas
from the last couple of years that have had a
few problems, but it still doesn't add up to
anything more scary than the well-known problem
with the 2007 V6 Camrys with the transmission issues.
Unfortunately, my 2002 Maxima was involved in
a wreck Monday evening, so my car my be totaled
out. It's been a fantastic car! The 2007
Maxima will still be at the top of my list to
consider when I get ready to shop for my next
#22 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [maximafan]
Jul 28, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I sat in an '07 Maxima... very, very nice. They did fix a lot of the things that bothered me with the '04-'06 models.
Hope everything goes well with the insurance companies.
#23 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [maximafan]
Jul 28, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Notice how they TV ads for the new Max talk about "shift bump" while extolling the virtues of a CVT. Show me a late model car with an objectionable "shift bump" and I'll show you a car with a poor designed transmission. I think they should have tried a different angle for that ad.
#24 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [jeep1999]
Aug 18, 2006 (1:57 am)
I have extensively researched the 2007 Nissan Maxima, 2007 Honda Accord and the 2007 Toyota Camry. I plan on buying one of these vehicles with the works. A few of the Internet tools I've used to help me narrow down my decision are Edmunds, epinions, and consumer reports. I can't remember which site directed me to an article by the Gadget Guru, but it was an in depth article on the Camry's navigation system and to beware. Because I so badly want GPS in my next vehicle I may still buy the Camry, but I will be sure to go with an after market GPS instead.
#25 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [troe]
Aug 18, 2006 (4:39 am)
Was that article about the Camry or the Avalon? The Gadget Guru has repeated an extensive review here of what he sees as issues with the Avalon's GPS in 6 consecutive posts starting here: thegadgetguru, "Avalon Electronics" #18, 10 Jul 2006 10:34 am.
It's very possible that the 06 Avalon has the same GPS system as the 07 Camry, but unless you know that for sure, you probably want to get that confirmed. And if I were you, I'd also ask the folks hanging out in the Toyota Camry: Navigation discussion what their experiences have been.
Keep us posted on your research and decisions.
#26 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [m183837]
Aug 21, 2006 (5:21 am)
I had a 2004 Maxima, a fine car. I now own a 2007 Camry XLS. The Camry is a better car, the Nissan looks cooler. The turning radius drove me absolutely insane! The Camry V6 is quicker than the Nissan VQV6, but doesn't sound as mocho when you get on it. ( 6.1 vs. 6.5 0-60) I also opted for the Bose system and sacrificed the sunroof. Bad move on my part, the panel in the Maxima while cool, isn't a sunroof, and if your used to one and like it, the glass panel won't excite you. I live in the north and one very interesting fact about the Maxima was it went through snow like it had 4-wheel drive. Haven't had my Camry in snow yet. The Max was bigger, especially the trunk that could swallow 4 sets of golf clubs easily, and the rear seat. The Camry is finished better and remember it has a 6 speed and gets great gas mileage, far superior to the Max. You gotta love that quad exhaust tho! Either way you'll have agreat car, so enjoy the ride!
#27 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [bv050506]
Aug 22, 2006 (7:44 pm)
Camry is a nice car and is known for reliabilty. But you are comparing a 2004 Max to a fully redesign 2007 Camry. It don't seem fair to me. Both cars are great but the Max's turning radius is starting to get to me. The 6-speed is nice for the camry but I would prefer the cvt on the 07 max. The dual exhaust on the camry v6 is not bad either. And 18-inch wheels on the max.
#28 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [tristan1]
Aug 23, 2006 (5:27 am)
You're right, perhaps not a fair comparison. I haven't experienced the CVT tranny yet but must do it. Yes the 18's on the Max are stylin' for sure. I think the Max is a sexier car for sure. I'll test drive a new Max the next time I'm close to a dealer just to see how much it has improved since my '04. The exhaust on my Camry was made big enough by toyota to notice. The duals on a Fusion/Milan are hardly visual when you see them. I'll bet if the Max had 16's or even 17's the turning radius issue would go away. there just isn't enough clearance in the whell wells to allow for more turn. Do you have the new Max with CVT? How is it? Enjoy your ride!