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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#20 of 684 Re: interior of 2009 maxima [iwantone]
Mar 23, 2008 (3:57 pm)
You're more daring than me. I have this cardinal rule of car shopping that I won't buy a car in its first year of production. I look at cars like software: the real testing happens when the product gets in the hands of hundreds of thousands of people. Maybe you can put some small fixes into your Accord and survive another year? Also, your 2001 needs work? What?!
I actually go back and forth on the new Accord. From some angles I really like it, and from others it just leaves me cold. One thing I don't vary on is disliking the size. Way too big now. The good news for me is that I've disliked every Accord update, but after a year or two it grows on me and by the time it's replaced I think they should just leave it alone.
I was thinking recently about why the Accord grew so much, and I think one of the reasons is that Honda does not have an Avalon equivalent. So basically the Accord sits in the middle, and could be cross-shopped by buyers in both the Camry class and the Avalon class. That's my guess: Honda was trying to hedge their bets.
Regarding AWD in the Maxima, I too think it a remote possibility. Nissan already has an AWD sport-sedan; it's called the G35x.
Dude, BM, you've owned some choice autos. It's interesting to me that you're willing to drive Japanese after several German models. It seems like German car lovers are usually extremely dedicated, and look down very harshly on the Japanese cars.
#21 of 684 Re: interior of 2009 maxima [johnmarco]
Mar 23, 2008 (4:09 pm)
Regarding first year model ownership. I bought a 07 Nissan Versa in Aug of 06, and in the year and half of ownership never had any mechanical problems with the car, and I had 25K miles on it. Current we have a two 08s, a Altima Coupe and Rogue. I think most of the manufactures have the bugs out of the cars before production starts.
#22 of 684 Re: interior of 2009 maxima [flightnurse]
Mar 24, 2008 (7:10 am)
I'm glad you've had good luck with your new Nissans. I still think it's risky though (for any brand.) There are so many examples of first-year fixes that have to go in, though (e.g. bad clutch in the 2007 G35, fixed for 2008.) Not like the engine's gonna fall out or anything, but still, that's me, play it very safe.
Regarding the Versa, that's actually a "world" car that had already been in production for some time overseas. So they had some time to work out any bugs by the time you picked one up.
Apr 01, 2008 (3:46 am)
If the new Max is scheduled to go on sale the early summer, when does Nissan announce actual pricing ? Also is it more expensive to insure a Max compared to other sedans?
#24 of 684 Re: pricing [iwantone]
Apr 01, 2008 (4:52 am)
well they will probably announce pricing soon. Now in reference to insuring 05 Maxima, they are listed as midsize sedan and in my case had no increase
#25 of 684 Re: pricing [iwantone]
Apr 01, 2008 (5:58 am)
If you want to ballpark the price for yourself why not just assume a 5% bump? I have no idea when they might announce pricing though.
Regarding insurance, I wouldn't know that either, but your insurance company can cut out the guesswork for you. Just call them and have them price the premium on a 2008 Accord EX-L V6, a Camry XLS V6, and a 2008 Maxima SL. Again that should give you some ballpark to work with.
#26 of 684 Re: pricing [iwantone]
Apr 01, 2008 (6:42 am)
Regarding pricing, the last 3 new Nissans I have bought (07 Versa, 08 Rogue, 08 Altima Coupe) nissan released these earlier then what thier web site stated. THe Versa I could build 2 months before he car was released so I knew the price then. The Rogue and Coupe were released on thier web site 3 weeks before the dealers got them. So I would guess if nissan is saying early summer, I would start looking on thier web site the middle of May.
Regarding insurance, we went from a 99 MAX to a 05 Altima sedan SE 3.5 and the insurance didnt go up much. You have to remember that when yuo buy a new car iinsurnace well alway go up, usally not by much.
#27 of 684 Re: interior of 2009 maxima [iwantone]
Apr 03, 2008 (6:28 am)
Check out Nissan's webpage. They put up a nice preview site of the new Maxima.
Apr 13, 2008 (6:44 am)
Does anyone else think the frontend on the 2009 Maxima resemble the last model Infiniti Q45?
#29 of 684 Re: 2009 Nissan Maxima [brookslawson]
Apr 13, 2008 (3:02 pm)
Yes I do. It is very classy looking.