Originally Posted by thekunk07
speaking of the maxima, it's disappearance in crazy. seems like 8-9 years ago, every third car on the road was a maxima. i never see them anymore.
Shit changes; like that guy said above, they bumped up the cabin size of the Altima and bumped it to 6cyl's and at the same time, they brought the Infiniti G, which is a much better car than the Maxima will ever be, so the Maxima is pretty defunct now. The Maxima is actually a good competitor with the ES350 and Acura TL in concept but once again, as it always was since Honda and Toyota have had V6 sedans, fallen behind because of branding. Nissan fucking sucks at branding their Nissan cars, they almost let their Infiniti line bleed to death very slowly and painfully there.
I had one of the Maximas you were talking about, they were standard with the 3.0L V6 which was the best engine amongst the Accord, Camry, and Maxima trifecta, and was a bit bigger than the other two. It had the same features or more, and the Accord was a bit better looking at the time (mid 90's here, so 94-97 Accord) but the Maxima was always better priced, better featured, and slightly cheaper. I guess they changed this into the newer Altima without telling anyone, but that is why that old Maxima was a good car and was popular for the time. They make good cars, but can't figure out how to sell them since they are always trying to run with Toyota but can't do that, and have to sell more cars than Honda.