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Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#2493 of 6854 Re: A German Ford [allmet33]
Jun 18, 2007 (10:41 am)
No I am not a maxima fan at all. I like Toyota/lexus, caddilac/ buick, Nissan/Infinity, Honda/Acura, Rolls Royce / BMW, and only recently MB ( S550/ CLS).
I am not in denial and I know that for example Avalon/camry can beat me 0-60 as well as SRT charger . Now in reference to Azera - you mean an old dude beats me in Azera? This is the reason i surveyed members in re to car/driver/ age. Now my car weighs 3432 lb, about 200 lb lighter then Azera so unless you weigh 0 and I way over 200 lb it will be an unfair competition. 2005 Maxima's power to weight ratio is 13.45 under new power ratings. Azera is 13.7984. You don't have to be a genius to see that which car will be faster.
Maxima has longer wheelbase ( more space to passengers), wider tires and in SE form sport suspension.
#2494 of 6854 Re: A German Ford [alexstore]
Jun 18, 2007 (10:46 am)
EPA says Azera has more passenger space than Maxima. Maximum power to weight is not the only consideration in top speed or acceleration.
#2496 of 6854 longer wheelbase
Jun 18, 2007 (11:05 am)
I forgot to mention it also allows for a better ride
#2497 of 6854 Re: A German Ford [alexstore]
Jun 18, 2007 (11:06 am)
Okay...why does it have to be an old dude that beats you in an Azera??? Age has nothing to do with the performance of an actual vehicle.
You can quote power to weight ratios and 0-60 times all you want, until you get behind the wheel and go head to head with an Azera driver...you're blowing hot air! You ever watch the show 'Pinks!'??? Yeah, okay...how many times does the so called "obvious" winner not win???
Longer wheel base does NOT always equate to more passenger room, because it depends on how that space is used. The wheel base on the Maxima is almost 2" longer and yet, the Maxima gives way to every comparable number when it comes to interior space.
Maxima / Azera
Front head room - 39.7 / 40.2
Front shoulder room - 57.9 / 57.9
Front hip room - 53.5 / 55.5
Front leg room - 43.6 / 43.7
Rear head room - 37.1 / 38.2
Rear shoulder room - 56.5 / 57.1
Rear hip room - 54.8 / 55.1
Rear leg room - 36.5 / 38.2
Luggage capacity - 15.5 / 16.6
The above numbers are based on exterior measurements of...
Wheelbase - 111.2 / 109.4
Length - 193.5 / 192.7
Width - 71.7 / 72.5
Height - 58.3 / 58.7
Now you tell me which maker used their space more efficiently! Not only did they provide more space for passengers, they also squeezed in a slightly bigger engine AND gave it more luggage space as well.
The numbers speak for themselves. Next time you want to make a statement...please do a little research before you post anything that'll make you look, well... !
Once again, I will STATE...your Maxima will NOT blow the doors off of an Azera. I know that you would like to believe it so you won't lose any sleep at night. Heaven forbid a Hyundai product that can keep up with your precious Maxima. By the way...is that SE or SL?
Another crazy thing...the Maxima has 2 more ponies under the hood and is about 200 lbs. lighter and yet...their fuel economy is almost identicle. How's that for ironic! LMAO
#2498 of 6854 Re: longer wheelbase [alexstore]
Jun 18, 2007 (11:11 am)
Wheelbase length is not the only factor in how good a ride a car has. I'd guess most people over 65 would say the Azera has a much better ride than Maxima. (Probably most under 65 would too.)
#2499 of 6854 Re: longer wheelbase [joe131]
Jun 18, 2007 (11:15 am)
Hey Joe131...wheelbase plays a part in it, but actually...the Azera just has a softer suspension. The suspension on the Maxima is definitely sport tuned while the Azera has a cruising suspension. So the ride would be subjective to what one was looking for in a car. If you want to cut loose on winding roads in the mountains, then you certainly wouldn't want the Azera, but if you want a comfortable highway cruiser...the Maxima wouldn't be as comfortable as the Azera.
#2500 of 6854 Re: longer wheelbase [allmet33]
Jun 18, 2007 (12:17 pm)
The Maxima is not a bad car, but really IMHO the only thing it has over any other sedan in this group is the handling. It's not that roomy, has a ton of torque steer and rides firm. I sometimes wonder why the Maxima is still being made, the Altima has nearly the same amount of room, can be had with almost all the same options and is cheaper.
#2501 of 6854 Re: longer wheelbase [tjc78]
Jun 18, 2007 (12:29 pm)
Now see...I've never ever said the Maxima was a bad car, not at all.
I think the Maxima / Altima situation is a good case of little brother finally beating big brother!
For the life of me, I've wondered too why the Max is still being made with the come up of the Altima. Only thing I can think of...they have plans for the Maxima to boast a nice 300 hp powerplant. Then it would be running with the likes of the Magnum/Charger R/T or the 300 C.
#2502 of 6854 Re: longer wheelbase [allmet33]
Jun 18, 2007 (12:32 pm)
It's time for an all new Maxima.