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Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#2591 of 6854 08 cars I am looking forward to
Jun 22, 2007 (4:31 am)
well there is always a time and place to improve and currently there are 2 cars in 08 I am looking forward to.
I know that Hyundai lovers will be talking about Genesis, but this not the car I am looking forward to currently.
2008 CTS AWD with new 3.6
2008 G8 with v8 - which falls into large category with length of 196". The competition between Hemi and GM 6.0 V8 is heating up. In Holden it does 0-60 in 5.7. US version with all extra weight will be probably 5.8-5.9. Can you handle Hopefully price will be 25-35K.
BTW in reference to 3.7 in Maxima, look at history of nissan and infinity and you can see that once new engine is introduced for Infinity usually next year Nissan vehicles get same engine. 370Z is obviously first, followed by Maxima and Altima. One thing I cannot find info about anywhere is whether it will be in a current form or will be in the next generation Maxima. Looking into Maxima's history -3 yr and redesign, then 2 yrs. So we can say that 09 maxima will come in at the end of 08.
#2592 of 6854 Re: Right on Bob[floridabob1] [derrelhgreen] [alexstore] [sergio19] [alexst [alexstore]
Jun 22, 2007 (5:09 am)
And yet the Santa Fe finishes 2nd to the Nissan Murano! I've been in a Santa Fe and they are right, the woodgrain leaves a lot to be desired. They hit the nail on the head by saying it looks like the graining was drawn on with a Sharpie pen. But pointing out that small negative point belies the overall view of the vehicle and obviously doesn't stop it from being an all around good mid-size SUV.
Funny how folks read an entire article and will pull one negative thing out and automatically...it's a bad vehicle! LOL
Oh yeah, Alexstore...I've been paying attention to the Maximas I've been seeing here in the DC Metro area since our discussions started. One thing I've noticed...a vast majority of them are being driven by women now. Seems the guys are abandoning them and jumping into the new Altimas with a bit more power. Why not, almost the same room, more engine and fully loaded comes in around what a Maxima would run anyway. Yeah...I'd go for the Altima too.
#2593 of 6854 Re: Be honest... [louiswei] -- Whew! [vic10] [newcarforme] [captain2] [newcarforme]
Jun 22, 2007 (5:15 am)
does have a different exterior look doesn't it? By your pics it sure seems like Ford is still in 'show car' mode in terms of getting these things out for sale although I'm sure they'll happily take your deposit - afraid the car may be too little too late and still wonder why the 'Taurus' name. I assume that the 8.34 0-60 and that 85 mph quarter must be from the old 500 - sorry numbers that go along with a seriously overburdened engine - the new 3.5 would logically figure sub 7s and over 90. Any idea on the FE numbers or pricing?
#2594 of 6854 Re: Right on Bob[floridabob1] [derrelhgreen] [alexstore] [sergio19] [alexst [alexstore] [allmet33]
Jun 22, 2007 (5:22 am)
the woodgrain on a new Sonata I drove recently was also a real downer, not even representive of any 'wood' I knew of, almost like it came from Jupiter! The Azera OTH much better (as would befit the corporate 'flagship', perhaps.)
Think that Hyundai, in general, does need to spiff up their interiors.
#2595 of 6854 Re: Right on Bob[floridabob1] [derrelhgreen] [alexstore] [sergio19] [alexst [alexstore]
Jun 22, 2007 (5:27 am)
That was the article you were trying to make your claim? Not a good one to pick out and prove your point. The Santa Fe isn't perfect but certainly all others aren't either, I can point out a lot of faults of every other car. But credit should be given when it's due, and the Santa Fe has great fit-and-finish, and quality texture. Go examine one yourself if you don't believe me.
Let's leave it at that move back to the sedans, shall we?
#2596 of 6854 Re: Right on Bob[floridabob1] [derrelhgreen] [alexstore] [sergio19] [alexst
Jun 22, 2007 (6:54 am)
well work we have ratio of 7/2 for male/female maxima owners. ( I was 2nd one to get it). Now I do agree with you that with 07 maxima redesign is plain patching job. If I was on a market now, I will buy Altima though my maxima with less HP still beats it to 60 because of Auto vs CVT.
#2597 of 6854 Re: 08 cars I am looking forward to [alexstore]
Jun 22, 2007 (7:08 am)
yeah, that would be something that Maximas has always needed, more power! Already likely the 2nd most powerful car in this group (among the V6s) and already amongst the leaders in FE. A great engine the VQ and I would not bet my farm that even my Avalon could 'out drag' it, and I know that it won't outhandle it and sure as hell, doesn't drive like it! Folks that buy Maximas do so for the car's responsiveness and generally sportier look and feel, Azera and Avalon buyers have different priorities - as they say - different strokes.....
#2598 of 6854 Re: 08 cars I am looking forward to [captain2]
Jun 22, 2007 (7:23 am)
If I was looking for a sport sedan in this class, I think I would look at the VW Passat. LOTS more money, but well built and very good handling.
#2599 of 6854 Re: 08 cars I am looking forward to [captain2]
Jun 22, 2007 (7:28 am)
Even the "SL" trim level of the Max is firmer than the Touring Avalon. I guess Nissan's image for performance would not allow for a "plush" riding sedan. As for Max VS Avalon in a race, I would say it would come down to the driver, they are that close.
#2600 of 6854 Re: 08 cars I am looking forward to [captain2]
Jun 22, 2007 (7:33 am)
yes you will beat me 0-60 in Avalon and in 1/4 mile.
I agree with you as to the reason , people buy Maxima over Avalon or Azera.