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Nissan Maxima (2009)
Cool?
Beijing Opening Ceremonies cool [ 1 ] ** [4.35%]
Cool [ 6 ] ** [26.09%]
Uncool [ 15 ] ** [65.22%]
Bob Costas uncool [ 1 ] ** [4.35%]
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Mitlov
post Aug 9 2008, 08:12 PM
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The new Maxima is the first Maxima to bear the "4DSC" label in a while. Built off of a stiffened version of the new Altima platform, it's smaller, more powerful, and far more refined than the previous Maxima. It offers excellent interior materials and build quality, less torque steer than you'd expect, and sharp handling for a midsize front-driver. But at the end of the day, it's still a midsize front driver with a CVT trying to play sport sedan. And it's pricing makes it only marginally less expensive than more focused RWD sport sedans like the G8 V8 and Nissan's own G35. The "4 Door Sports Car" label seems to be more marketing than truth.

What you do get, though, is a refined and luxurious, but unpretentious, flagship sedan with some pretty athletic moves. The consensus over at CS is that it's a good car. But is it cool?

FWD, transverse-mounted engine
3.5L V6
CVT automatic with shift paddles
290 horsepower
0-60 in 5.8 seconds.
3669 lbs
Starts at US$29,290.

Reviews:
http://www.caranddriver.com/buying_guide/n...ma_sv_road_test
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drive...rticleId=126520











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- Mitlov   Nissan Maxima (2009)   Aug 9 2008, 08:12 PM
- - clarkma5   It's a big front-wheel drive pseudo-luxury sed...   Aug 9 2008, 08:25 PM
- - Zenix13   uncool. its trying to be too many things but isn...   Aug 10 2008, 11:08 AM
- - Razor   Optional AWD and a good transmission would have ma...   Aug 10 2008, 11:12 AM
- - moethepaki   It's a big FWD sedan. Uncool by default. Styli...   Aug 10 2008, 02:38 PM
- - fiber optic   They exterior styling has gone horribly wrong but ...   Aug 10 2008, 05:57 PM
- - Mitlov   What kills it for me is the "4DSC" (Four...   Aug 10 2008, 06:58 PM
- - clarkma5   4DSC is nothing more than bad marketing. I'm ...   Aug 10 2008, 07:08 PM
- - Phix   It looks cool.   Aug 10 2008, 07:27 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 10 2008, 08:08 PM) 4...   Aug 10 2008, 07:51 PM
- - moethepaki   ^ You mean like a Saab trying to pass itself off a...   Aug 11 2008, 02:47 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Aug 11 2008, 03:47 AM)...   Aug 11 2008, 06:39 AM
- - Bjorn   In my eyes, it went from being something unique lo...   Aug 11 2008, 07:55 AM
- - RIDEwithG   Then there's Cadillac "Life. Liberty. And...   Aug 11 2008, 11:28 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(RIDEwithG @ Aug 11 2008, 12:28 PM) ...   Aug 11 2008, 12:06 PM
- - maxima302   QUOTE(Razor @ Aug 10 2008, 11:12 AM) Opti...   Dec 5 2008, 01:56 AM
- - moethepaki   I was at dinner at a friend's house last night...   Dec 5 2008, 02:14 AM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Dec 5 2008, 02:14 AM) ...   Dec 5 2008, 03:09 AM
- - moethepaki   Uncool to cool. Sorry about that.   Dec 5 2008, 03:50 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Dec 5 2008, 02:14 AM) ...   Dec 5 2008, 08:10 AM
- - moethepaki   Well that was my idea, instead of have the Altima ...   Dec 5 2008, 09:36 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Dec 5 2008, 09:36 AM) ...   Dec 5 2008, 10:50 AM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Dec 5 2008, 03:50 AM) ...   Dec 5 2008, 11:47 AM
- - moethepaki   QUOTE(Mitlov @ Dec 5 2008, 09:50 PM) I...   Dec 5 2008, 01:03 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Dec 5 2008, 01:03 PM) ...   Dec 5 2008, 01:47 PM
- - maxima302   The G's back seats are pretty small, have you ...   Dec 5 2008, 03:38 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(maxima302 @ Dec 5 2008, 03:38 PM) T...   Dec 5 2008, 03:55 PM
- - maxima302   I've been trying and trying!! Unfortun...   Dec 5 2008, 04:24 PM
- - moethepaki   I thought Infiniti's were also a size bigger t...   Dec 6 2008, 01:56 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Dec 6 2008, 01:56 AM) ...   Dec 6 2008, 12:55 PM
- - moethepaki   I personally believe the current-gen G35 (we'v...   Dec 6 2008, 01:01 PM
- - Bjorn   QUOTE(Bjorn @ Aug 11 2008, 09:55 AM) In m...   Jan 22 2009, 03:12 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Dec 6 2008, 01:01 PM) ...   Jan 22 2009, 06:56 PM
- - maxima302   Mitlov- The new G37 sedan, or the previous G35 se...   Jan 22 2009, 10:54 PM
- - moethepaki   No it's true, the previous generation G35s sou...   Jan 23 2009, 12:33 AM
- - Mitlov   I have heard that the _37 engine is coarser than t...   Jan 23 2009, 07:52 AM
- - dukenukem   Wait for a G8 GXP if they dont kill it by then.   Jan 23 2009, 08:12 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jan 23 2009, 08:12 AM) ...   Jan 23 2009, 09:03 AM
- - dukenukem   Not sure about the widely available part. But then...   Jan 23 2009, 10:01 AM
- - Bjorn   ^I don't know how common it is, but wasn't...   Jan 23 2009, 11:29 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jan 23 2009, 10:01 AM) ...   Jan 23 2009, 01:28 PM
- - dukenukem   QUOTE(Mitlov @ Jan 23 2009, 03:28 PM) I m...   Jan 24 2009, 09:21 AM
- - moethepaki   Duke has a point. I believe the last-gen CTS-V rea...   Jan 24 2009, 11:50 AM
- - midnightdorifto   QUOTE(Bjorn @ Jan 23 2009, 11:29 AM) ^I d...   Jan 25 2009, 05:33 PM
- - dukenukem   QUOTE(midnightdorifto @ Jan 25 2009, 07:3...   Jan 25 2009, 08:37 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(midnightdorifto @ Jan 25 2009, 05:3...   Jan 25 2009, 11:40 PM
- - moethepaki   I drove around an early model FX45 for a couple da...   Jan 26 2009, 12:57 AM
- - maxima302   Yeah the first gen FX had one of the ugliest inter...   Jan 26 2009, 03:16 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Jan 26 2009, 12:57 AM)...   Jan 26 2009, 06:54 AM
- - dukenukem   QUOTE(Mitlov @ Jan 26 2009, 01:40 AM) New...   Jan 26 2009, 07:28 AM
- - Razor   QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jan 26 2009, 10:28 AM) ...   Jan 26 2009, 09:36 AM
- - Mitlov   The G8 is a performance bargain, no doubt. My res...   Jan 26 2009, 12:35 PM


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