Last post on Jan 04, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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#16 of 24 Re: 2011 Maxima Impressions [thegamper]
Aug 06, 2011 (7:28 am)
I agree with you on the 4DSC claims on the 7th Gen Maxima that Nissan has. Don't get me wrong, I like the call, but the FWD and CVT combo prevents the Max from being a true 4DSC like the G37 or 3-Series.
Now, that is not to say the Maxima does not have some sporty performance, handling, and other characteristics to it then a lot of other cars so Nissan would have been better to brand it as a sporty family sedan which is what it really is. It does a nice job of bridging the gap in the middle of boring family sedans like the Accord and Camry with the lux sport sedans like the G and 3-Series.
#17 of 24 New 2011 Nissan Maxima Gas Pedal Vibration
Sep 02, 2011 (11:19 am)
I'm a new owner of a 2011 Nissan Maxima and so far I have about 200 miles on the car.
I recently noticed that when I drive on harsh roads, there is a distinct slight vibration that comes through the gas pedal.
Is this something I should be concerned about, or is it normal? Or perhaps something to do with the break-in period?
Thank you in advance.
#18 of 24 Re: New 2011 Nissan Maxima Gas Pedal Vibration [barkins]
Sep 12, 2011 (8:09 am)
I've never noticed anything like that. I'd have that looked at.
#19 of 24 If you're considering buying a Maxima...
Sep 25, 2011 (7:14 am)
Disregard all the negative reviews on these sites, because they are written by the 2% of people who prefer to sit in traffic with a manual trans, (check sales statistics). As someone who loves driving, loves tech and engineering that goes in to the latest cars, I am sick of hearing all these magazines and "car critics" like RWD only and manuals. I get it! It is true, RWD will have better overall dynamics, but for the average person who wants a comfortable ride to work, with all the nice options and a punchy quick motor, this car MORE than satisfies the bill of 99% of us out there. The handling limits are still more than most people will dare to test, and that same 99% of us will never be on a racetrack.
Fact is, for those of us who get snowy winters, a RWD simply cannot be reliable to get me to work or wherever I have to go. At the end of the day, if you're looking for a comfortable, sharp-looking quick sedan, with surprisingly good gas milage and all the bells and whitstles, this is a great fit. This car is still very capable of being fun to drive, and will get the job done, day in and day out.
#20 of 24 Re: If you're considering buying a Maxima... [maximasvinri]
Sep 28, 2011 (8:08 am)
Very well said, couldn't agree with you more on both auto vs. manual and RWD vs FWD. I live in a hilly, snowy area and do lots of local stop and go driving. RWD and manual is actually a deal-killer for me!
#21 of 24 2011 CVT Problem - Canada
Oct 17, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I recently purchased the Maxima and have been overall happy. However driving in high traffic and city roads i have noticed when under 2000RPM and around 10-65km i feel vibration through the paddle to a point where i can feel in the center console. I know there is TSB for 2009-2010 models, has anyone with the 2011 faced the same issue.
I took to the dealership and said it is normal for the vibration at those parameters, and no TSB exits for 2011 vehicle.
#22 of 24 Re: If you're considering buying a Maxima... [maximasvinri]
Oct 18, 2011 (7:02 am)
I agree 100%. While the critics may be right, 99% of us will never really be able to take full advantage of having more performance than what our Maximas provide.
#23 of 24 Juat Drive It..
Nov 26, 2011 (11:28 pm)
I've read the comments with the negative/positive comparisons. Let's erase confusion. This is the best front wheel drive sporty sedan. Now, It isn't an Infiniti, BMW or Lexus but it is head and shoulders above Imapala, Accord, Camry and Sonata. Do yourself a favor with test drive. I'm not a Nissan spokes person but this is my 3rd Maxima. Had a 1995, 2002, and now 2011. I've driven peanut cars, SUVs and tanks (in the Army) and the Maxima is my favorite. You can get the S model for under 25K (brand new), try that with a crappy Audi A4. I actually do like Volkswagon products but...
Jan 04, 2012 (12:54 pm)
Looks like I got a little hate from the "lets be realistic crowd". Thats OK, I agree with some of your posts. The Maxima has grown on me quite a bit. I have become accustomed to the way it handles and it feels a bit more natural now. Still think rear suspension has too much rebound and trucklid has effed up fit. But dig the power, I have learned to manage the reasonable amount of torque steer that the Maxima has. In the end, I got exactly what I wanted, a great deal on a entry luxury sedan that is not totally without some elements of fun infused in the driving experience. Hopefully, you guys didnt get my previous post confused with "hating". It is a great car, but I still think it silly to call it a sports car in any respect. It is true, that most of the time and most of the people will never push a car anywhere near its limits, but there are some, like myself, that like to turn every commute into an adventure. While the Maxima is a fun playdate, I cant help but miss the involvement of a manual transmission and joy of inducing oversteer You cannot blame me for lusting after the last of the manuals before they are gone forever from everything with more than 2 seats. But for now, the Maxima is serving up hearty servings of what I need/want in a car and would recommend picking one up to anybody who is in the market for a new FWD Sedan.