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#8 of 136 Re: 2010 Nissan Maxima [2000protege]
Oct 02, 2009 (10:33 am)
Couldn't disagree more on the face styling. I've owned a 2003 and currently own a 2006. The 2003 looked great from profile and from the front, but looked odd and perhaps even a bit "cheap" from behind. The 2006 nose design is far too mainstream for this car and the grill is ugly. It almost stopped me from buying the car, but the deal I got was too good to pass up. I think this is the first time that Nissan's got the entire design package right since around 2000.
Oh, and before you finalize your opinion, make sure you see the interior. Phenomenal.
#9 of 136 Re: 2010 Nissan Maxima [poodog13]
Oct 02, 2009 (11:05 am)
yeah, I couldn't disagree more with 2000protege; the main reason why I got the 2010 was because the exterior body style, front, back, side is just absolutely phenomenal; if you look at the pics for the 2011 M it has a very similar exterior body style to the new max and really looks quite snazzy except it is going to be much larger and there are some minor styling differences!! so basically the max is going to turn into a baby M once the 2011 M comes out; also, I came to found out that pictures do not do the new max justice; it looks way better from every angle in person; the body style can't be that bad if people mistake it for a infiniti and infiniti themselves are using several of its styling cues on the new M; I've had several people all ready complement me at gas stations, banks etc how great the body style is and two people thought it was an infiniti; I also agree the interior is really nice on the max and it is comfortable
you want to get a car with a ugly front end look at the new TL; that grill just screams ugly; that is why a lot of Acura dealers and outside body shops are offering to paint most of the grill the body color to hide the damn thing because it is so ugly!!
#10 of 136 Re: 2010 phone and Ipod Questions [annielitical]
Oct 02, 2009 (7:33 pm)
To see whether your phone is compatible (not all are), you can find out at:
It appears that the 2010 Max isn't in the mix yet, but try the 2009 and see what it says.
Regarding the iPod/usb issue - when you plug your iPod into the usb port, it should automatically be recognized by the car, and the Nissan logo should display on the iPod screen. You might need to cycle through the Disc-Aux button on the radio until you see iPod in the top left of the display, but it should do that automatically. If not, you should take it into service and have them look at it. It truly is plug-and-play. Here's a link to the Quick Reference Guide (go to page 10):
#11 of 136 Dual Panel Moonroof
Oct 05, 2009 (9:09 am)
Can the Dual Panel Moonroof be opened, or is it fixed? The web site says that the moon roof covers are powered, but makes no mention of the glass itself being able to be opened.
#12 of 136 Re: Dual Panel Moonroof [poodog13]
Oct 05, 2009 (11:50 am)
The rear glass panel panel is fixed. When you press the switch the cover over both open and then the front glass only opens.
#13 of 136 Re: Dual Panel Moonroof [tracguy]
Oct 06, 2009 (5:49 am)
THANKS! Just to verify, by open do you mean "tilt" or fully open similar to other standard moonroofs? Looking at the roof, I'm worried that you can't fully open the front glass because it doesn't look like there is anywhere for it to go.
#14 of 136 Re: Dual Panel Moonroof [tracguy]
Oct 07, 2009 (7:00 am)
The front panel of the dual moonroof does fully open. It slides up over the rear glass.
#15 of 136 Re: Dual Panel Moonroof [mthielman]
Oct 25, 2009 (4:59 pm)
The sunroof does both. It opens (front half) overtop the back half. It also just tilts up to "vent". Very smart those designers.
#16 of 136 Nissan/Infiniti and DRL
Oct 28, 2009 (4:06 pm)
does anyone know why Nissan/Infiniti are one of the only US automakers that doesn't have daytime running lights on their vehicles? it just doesn't make sense to me because almost everyone else (Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, GM, Audi, VW, BMW, Volvo, Subaru, Mercedes) has some sort of daytime running lights; in Canada, DRLs are required and Nissan/Infiniti has to wire those vehicles for DRL so why not just join with the rest of the US auto manufacturers and add them as standard? I really like the new LED DRLs Mercedes and Audi is putting on their lineups! what is your thinking and opinions on DRL and why Nissan/Infiniti vehicles don't have them?
#17 of 136 Re: Nissan/Infiniti and DRL [smarty666]
Oct 29, 2009 (6:31 am)
I've never found the benefits of DRL (improved visibility of oncoming vehicles during hazy conditions) to be worth the effort or the fact that those lamps will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. That said, they certainly are the last of the mohicans in this regard, especially given the Canadian requirements. In the end, it is surprising that they aren't standard, but at the same time I in no way miss having this feature on my Nissan.