Nissan Maxima impression - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-14-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
Guest
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: West Point, Utah - Village Idiot
Posts: 1,606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
SSE Motorhead is on a distinguished road
Default Nissan Maxima impression

While at Minot ND during the last few days I was given a Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE to drive. Usually they’ll give me a 2.5 Altima (those are fairly anemic). I must say I was rather surprised at the Maxima. There were things I didn’t care for, like the limited radio control on the steering wheel and the funky skylights in the roof. But that engine had some go to it. With the traction control off we filled the cabin with 18” tire smoke. The roads were dry and cold, as were the tires, so everything was hard making it easier to break the tires loose. Nevertheless, there was no denying that car had some decent huevos.

And there’* not a curb in Minot it won’t go over.
SSE Motorhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

I feel for the person that buys the car from the rental company lol.

however yes, the 3.5 is impressive.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ocean County, New Jersey
Posts: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
asonofabeach69 is on a distinguished road
Default

They have problems with heads cracking. (maxima & altima SE'R especially)
asonofabeach69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 09:22 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Auburn, Washington
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000CadillacSTS is on a distinguished road
Default

I love Maximas (not that I'm biased or anything...I have a 2000 for a DD) Seriously though, mine hauls ***. I have a 5 spd too, so its good times.
2000CadillacSTS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Nissan Maxima petraman Lounge 17 03-19-2008 08:53 PM
Nissan Maxima? Barry Lounge 8 11-07-2007 12:36 PM
thoughts on blue tooth and the new nissan maxima jwakamud Lounge 8 01-23-2007 01:41 AM
My 1st impression of this club SignsbyDrex General GM Chat 26 08-30-2005 07:29 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:01 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.