2010 Nissan Maxima Diesel Transmission Rumors Shift, Now Automatic-OnlyS

Hey, remember that rumor from Automotive News about the 2010 Nissan Maxima Diesel getting a stick and nothing else? According to Motive, Nissan engineers have told them that, for now, the Maxima will likely only come in automatic form... but that they could throw in a manual. It looks like the answer to our question about carmakers building cars Jalopnik wants is a little more definitive. Still, we're excited about the prospect of an affordable diesel sedan from Japan available here in the US. [Motive]