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#1 of 99 Maxima or Camry
Jul 07, 2006 (8:48 am)
I am trying to decide between the 2006-07 Nissan Maxima or the 2007 Toyota Camry XLE.
The car I choose will be equiped with all the bells and whistles.
What are your recommendations, should I go for the Camry or the Maxima?
#2 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [m183837]
Jul 07, 2006 (5:09 pm)
I suspect the Camry V6 will get several mpg better mileage, at least on the highway. Check the Maxima turning circle, Consumer Reports says it's 44 feet which would make for a lot of turns in tight spaces. Apples to apples equipped, I think the Camry will be a little cheaper. The Maxima, otoh, is perceived as being more "upscale."
Both will be very nice vehicles. In the end, only you can decide which one is best for you.
#3 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [m183837]
Jul 07, 2006 (8:04 pm)
I just bought my wife an 06' Maxima SE a week ago. I test drove bought Camry SE V6 & max SE. Both cars pulls the same but the handling on the max is tighter for it's size. Max has a bigger interior. I like the memory seating too. But the max price is higher than the camry. Camry has a better MPG. Camry has a voice activated navigation. Bottom line is test drive both and see the difference.
#4 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [m183837]
Jul 07, 2006 (9:17 pm)
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.
#6 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [m183837]
Jul 08, 2006 (12:52 pm)
We bought our Maxima in 2001 over the VW Passat partly because Consumer Reports rated the Maxima highly for reliability. We haven't been sorry. In 5 years the only problem it's had was replacing brake rotors (just a month ago) at 60,000 miles.
That said, the two vehicles will drive quite differently. Drive them both and see which appeals to you. Is the turning radius on the Camry that much different?
#7 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [m183837]
Jul 08, 2006 (4:23 pm)
If you can wait until November look at the 07 Altima, it will be better than the revamped Max. Old Mike
#8 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [blindmantoo]
Jul 08, 2006 (9:04 pm)
One thing I've noticed when reading about
the problems and solutions section of Edmunds
forums on the Maxima is that most of the
questions relate to Maxima's that are almost
ten years old, with a few exceptions. I
don't know. To me, that's a pretty good
indication of some good reliability. I mean,
things are bound to happen on a car that's
over 7 years old. Even the 2004 to current
Maxima's don't seem to have a whole lot of
problems, except for the recurrent vibration
issues. And the 2004 to current Maxima is
made in the USA. So, I'm trying to still
keep an open mind about the new Maxima and
even the new Altima, due to my positive
experience with my 2002 Maxima.
I would like to wait and see if any issues
come up with the new CVT trannie in the 2007
Maxima. Just my two cents!
#9 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [blindmantoo]
Jul 08, 2006 (9:06 pm)
I forgot to ask you in the previous post,
what year was your Maxima?
#10 of 99 Re: Maxima or Camry [maximafan]
Jul 09, 2006 (3:13 am)
Just for future reference - lots of folks miss the fact that you have about 30 minutes after making a post to either edit or delete it.