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#44 of 684 2009 Maximas - now available!
Jun 26, 2008 (4:48 am)
Most Nissan dealers in my area now have at least 2 Maxima's in stock. The dealership closest to me has two SV models. The "base" SV is around $33k while the fully loaded Premium Package + Nav model is a bit over $38k.
MPG was rated 19 highway and 26 city for a combined 22 mpg which is the exact same combined MPG as the 2008 V6 accord - but the Maxima has higher horsepower and no VCM mechanical problems to worry about. Nice job Maxima!
Next step, the test drive!!
#45 of 684 Re: 2009 Maximas - now available! [go_mdx1]
Jun 26, 2008 (4:50 am)
Correction - it was 19 MPG City and 26 MPG Highway.
This is no hybrid vehicle:-)
#46 of 684 Re: 2009 Maximas - now available! [go_mdx1]
Jun 26, 2008 (8:00 am)
Maxima must have premium gas. Accord V6 is regular. That's a significant difference.
#47 of 684 Market adjustment
Jun 26, 2008 (10:41 am)
Just saw the maxima at a local dealer. White but a grey interior which didnt really match well.
It listed for over 36k with the technology package,but the real suirprise is that they put a 1k market adjustment on the sticker price.
Now I can understand trying to sell at MSRP since its new but to add a market adjustment for a car getting only combined 20 or so mpg using premium fuel seems a little much at this particular point in time.
The car did look impressive though.
#48 of 684 2009 Maxima SV
Jun 26, 2008 (2:29 pm)
See my post # 529 in buying experience. Ref: SV model.
#49 of 684 09 Maxima Test Drive
Jun 26, 2008 (6:29 pm)
I got to briefly test drive my local dealer's one 09 Maxima. It was an SV, pearl white with close to black leather interior. Had the Sport package and Tech package (but not the Premium package). The Maxima still has some torque steer. Not real bad (only used about 1/2 throttle). Definitely more than ANY RWD car though. Compared to my cars (90 Q45, 98 I30 and 08 GS350) it had lots of exhaust noise. Not bothersome like a Corvette, but definitely audible. Good power & handling (did not really push the car hard - but the salesman still gave me a hard time about it). The sticker was between $37K and $38K. Dont really think it is a good value compared to the Pontiac G8 and upcoming Genesis sedan. If they get back to discounting them $5K+, then maybe.
#50 of 684 NEW MAX IS HERE!
Jun 27, 2008 (12:06 pm)
My local dealership has 2 and actually went under sticker for me. Fitzgerald automall in Chambersburg, PA has a loaded SV for $36,610 this is the same discount I received. This one has premium and Tech....which I didn't need. I absolutely love mine....more horsepower, less torque steer, and close to 30 mpg highway....WHAT A BEAST!
As far as value compared to a G8...just check trade-in 3 years from now, pontiac re-sale value is awful.
#51 of 684 Sat in new Maxima
Jun 27, 2008 (3:55 pm)
Sat in a new Maxima SV today- Black with charcoal interior, tech. package, priced at $36K. The car is beautiful- much better looking than the pictures. Seats were very comfortable, soft leather, lots of room, excellent fit and finish. However need to spend extra $$ to get cold weather package- heated seated and mirrors.Has the big Goodyear RSA 235-18 tires.
#52 of 684 Website is up
Jun 27, 2008 (5:39 pm)
FYI--the 2009 Maxima is now on the website. They have pricing, features, etc. www.nissanusa.com.
#53 of 684 2009 Maxima Check the MPG:(
Jun 28, 2008 (7:25 pm)
Edmunds has tested the so called 19 City 26 Highway with their own test and came up with a combined 17mpg Best=20;Worst 13.5!!! WOW Wait 3-4 months before you buy. They;ll be giving them away!! Probably the worst time for Nissan to release this car!!