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#1 of 25 2011 Maxima
Jun 22, 2010 (12:33 pm)
The 2011 Maxima goes on sale in August 2010.
Revisions for 2011 include:
New dark chrome grille (Sport models)
New smoked headlights (Sport models)
New rolled edge tailpipe finisher
New metallic finish for center stack, console, automatic transmission finisher, and door pulls (Sport models)
Unique shiny gray interior stitching (Sport models)
Three new exterior colors: Metallic Slate, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White
#2 of 25 Re: 2011 Maxima [sanish]
Jun 22, 2010 (8:29 pm)
Wow nothing for the luxury package?
Thankyou for the information.
#3 of 25 Re: 2011 Maxima [sanish]
Sep 09, 2010 (6:28 am)
It looks like the only major changes are going to be for people who get the sports package for 2011. I'm anticipating the mid life refreshing for the 2012 model year. Can't wait to see the refinement and improvements and cosmetic changes Nissan makes to it!
#4 of 25 Bought a 2011 Maxima S
Feb 25, 2011 (11:50 am)
I bought a new Maxima S about 4 weeks ago (January 29th) and could not be happier. I think the biggest problem people have is they try to compare this car to upper level Accords/Camrys/Fusions/Sonatas and that's not where this car lives. This car is above those. The Altima is the car to compare to those cars. With a sticker of about $31k, I paid about $26.5k with 0% APR through NMAC. They advertise these cars for less, but that's with all the rebates instead of the 0%.
To me, this car compares to base versions of the Acura TL and Lexus ES350. I know they cost about $3k more (sticker) and have leather; but, the Maxima has a more powerful enigne and all the same safety features of the Acura and Lexus. The Maxima gets about the same mileage out of a more powerful engine and has nice features like keyless ignition, sun roof and 18" alloys. I am looking forward to learning mor about this car as time goes by.
#5 of 25 Re: Bought a 2011 Maxima S [uga91]
Mar 06, 2011 (7:18 am)
Good perspective. I bought my new 2010 Max SV Premium Tech loaded last year and find it to be alot of car for the money. I think Nissan screwed up the sticker price and that kept me away till I figured out that they we cutting some killer deals ($5k off list on a $40 k sticker) I'm getting 28 to 29 mpg on Mid Grade Gas. The CVT takes some getting used to but the power is there when you need it! We looked at Acuras but could not hack the "Bird Beak Look" on the TL. Keep us posted on what options you add. I love the LED tail lights too.
#6 of 25 CVT transmission
Mar 07, 2011 (4:43 pm)
Am I the only one who HATES the CVT transmission. I have only driven the car for about a two weeks now but I cannot get past the fact that the CVT is loud and always feels sluggish. Other than that I love it, it is comfortable and rides great.
#7 of 25 Re: CVT transmission [maximus2011]
Mar 18, 2011 (4:30 am)
I guess you are. Did you not drive it before you bought it? I will admit there is a very slight hesitation at first if you're light on the gas, but other than that, it is very responsive, in my opinion.
Your transmission should not be making any noise. You ought to get it looked at. Mine is silent.
#8 of 25 Re: CVT transmission [uga91]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 18, 2011 (6:28 am)
Uh... if you do a search in these forums, even just on Nissan vehicles, you'll find a bunch of people who hate the CVT transmissions. We've probably seen more complaints on Nissan models than others, but it's pretty widespread.
#9 of 25 Re: CVT transmission [kirstie_h]
Mar 19, 2011 (6:13 am)
Nissan has extended the CVT waranty to 120,000 miles at no cost. Instead of having 5 or 6 or 7 speeds, the ratios are infinite. My 2010 maxima likes to find the most economical gear as soon as you start rolling so the engine is not turning high RPMs providing you are light on the throttle. I get incredible mileage because of this. There is a TSB that will change this behaviour so that the revs stay higher longer when driving around town. The TSB does state there will be a a 1 to 2 mpg penalty is the TSB is installed.
Unless you are coming out of a Corvette, when I stomp the gas pedal, the Max responds with loads of power and speed. We came out of a V6 Accord which never had the zip this car does.
Driving a CVT does offer a different experience. Under load when you are heavy on the gas, Power is applied at a constant higher RPM til the desired speed is reached, then the RPMs are reduced to match that mph with the most effective drive ratiio. Reminds me of how you fly a turbine jet.
#10 of 25 Re: CVT transmission [robtroxel]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 21, 2011 (7:59 am)
I *think* I recently read that the warranty extension will not apply to 2011+ models.