Experience The Sheer Brilliance Of The Talking Datsun 810 Maxima!

Last week Zac gave us a great look at new car features that are destined to get tired pretty quickly. Obviously, this is not the first time this has happened — car companies have a tendency to throw every new technology against the wall to see what sticks. » 12/08/12 9:00am 12/08/12 9:00am

1983 Nissan Maxima a rolling tribute to WTF

Paul Bennett's job as a mechanic at Miami International Airport clearly isn't enough to satisfy his tinkering instinct. Using a 1983 Nissan Maxima as a basis (canvas? unwitting volunteer?) he's created this rolling tribute to wrenching and insanity. » 11/09/11 12:30pm 11/09/11 12:30pm

Wouldn't You Rather Have An '85 Maxima With Super Sonic Suspension?

While the North American version of the 1985 Maxima was pretty cool with its "electrically adjustable" suspension, it couldn't possibly measure up to the "Super Sonic Suspension" of its JDM counterpart. » 5/16/10 12:00pm 5/16/10 12:00pm

Get Some Major Motion Going In The '85 Maxima SE!

We already know about the '85 Maxima's high-tech SECU-RITY system, but check out that mid-80s "track-stable front-wheel drive" and electrically adjustable suspension! » 5/16/10 11:00am 5/16/10 11:00am

You Decide: Who's To Blame For This Scary LeMons Race Crash?

Who's to blame? There's been a lot of debate on the LeMons forums about who bears most of the responsibility for the wreck. You decide, below. » 3/14/10 12:00pm 3/14/10 12:00pm

This Maxima Wagon Is On Death Row, But Phonograph-Based Voice Warning…

The Datsun 810 became the Maxima for the 1982 model year, but the Datsun-to-Nissan changeover hadn't taken effect yet. That means you're looking at a very rare Datsun Maxima wagon… and it's doomed. » 1/16/10 11:00am 1/16/10 11:00am

Back When Automotive Interior Designers Weren't So Slick: SECU- RITY…

Ever notice how every interior component in cars these days, no matter how cheaply made, appears to have been vetted by a crew of marketing types and focus groups? That's why it's refreshing to see this Maxima's dash. » 11/07/09 1:00pm 11/07/09 1:00pm

Datsun Voice Warning Phonograph Mystery Solved: It Talks!

The Datsun Maxima voice warning box, with its tiny phonograph record, just radiates awesomeness… but I was having a helluva time getting the thing to work. Problem solved, thanks to one of my henchmen! » 6/13/09 5:00pm 6/13/09 5:00pm

World's Most Hideous Nissan Maxima Found In Kuwait

Remember when we went to war in Iraq because of the threat of weapons of mass destruction and used Kuwait as a staging area? Apparently, this was all just an effort by Kuwait to disguise this truly dangerous and frightening fifth-generation Nissan Maxima. With a 7-series/3-series hybrid nose, scissor doors and Supra… » 11/10/08 10:40am 11/10/08 10:40am

PCH, Rear-Drive Japanese Sedan Hoonage Edition: Cressida or Maxima?

Amazingly, a Chevy (well, Chevy/Buick) managed to beat an obscure, 40-year-old German microcar in a heads-up Project Car Hell competition, with a 57-43 split in yesterday's voting. Today we're going back to the common-theme idea; inspired by all the love for the DOTS Cressida, we decided we ought to do a Project Car… » 7/09/08 6:40pm 7/09/08 6:40pm

2009 Nissan Maxima Pricing Announced

The restyled 2009 Nissan Maxima S is arriving in showrooms bearing a marketing-friendly "under $30k" MSRP of $29,950, including destination. That's up from $28,790 for the base 2008 Maxima, money well spent if the 2009 Maxima's sporting intentions prove genuine. If the S is too basic for you, upgrade to a 2009 Maxima… » 6/26/08 8:30am 6/26/08 8:30am

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

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… » 6/18/08 2:00pm 6/18/08 2:00pm

2009 Nissan Maxima Is Here, F'real This Time With Details

The 2009 Nissan Maxima hasn't exactly been a well kept secret. For instance, we already saw the new Nissan Maxima unofficially prepping itself for its moment in the sun. The big news with the new Maxima, other than it's drastic styling change, is the new "sporty" direction. What does this actually mean? Shorter track… » 3/19/08 11:20am 3/19/08 11:20am

2009 Nissan Maxima Revealed, Still Unofficially

We've already shown you photos of the 2009 Nissan Maxima, in all its funky weirdness. Now we have live shots of the latest version of Nissan's flagship, looking as shapely as it did in the 2009 Maxima spy shots. You would think they'd wait to clean the cars and do their dry runs before Jalopnik shows up. While it's… » 3/19/08 9:01am 3/19/08 9:01am

2009 Nissan Maxima, Revealed!

Looks like despite an embargo officially dropping sometime tonight or tomorrow on the 2009 Nissan Maxima, it looks like the covers have been lifted a bit early. And after the new Maxima teaser shots we showed yesterday that showed us absolutely nothing, we're glad to finally have the official pics thanks to the boys… » 3/18/08 8:01am 3/18/08 8:01am

2009 Nissan Maxima, Teased

We've already seen the first spy photos of the 2009 Nissan Maxima as it played in the snow last month, and of course we'll be seeing the official reveal of the new 4DSC or "4-Door Sports Car" from Nissan this week at the New York Auto Show. That's not stopping the PR team from pushing the new Maxima with a tiny load… » 3/17/08 8:00am 3/17/08 8:00am

Uff Da! Minnesota Workplace Hoonage!


It's always fun doing your hoonage when you're on The Man's clock; most of us have had some fun times with forklift races, delivery-truck donuts, etc. But when you're doing it as part of your job- in this case, to advertise St. Paul's Apex Auto Salvage- well, that takes it to a whole new level. Imagine it- a… » 3/09/07 1:10pm 3/09/07 1:10pm

Maxima Rock and Roll!: 2007 Nissan Flagship Revealed

Pics of the 2007 Nissan Maxima showed up this morning, one day before the mildly facelifted Max will be unveiled at the New York auto show. Word is they dropped prematurely from the Nissan press site. Mayhem! » 4/11/06 9:11am 4/11/06 9:11am

Spy Photos: 2007 Nissan Maxima

Edmunds Inside Line has some new spy shots of the 2007 Nissan Maxima, which will get a midcycle facelift for 2007. According to EIL, Nissan is gunning for the Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300C, with a smoothed-out design that will appeal to more mainstream car buyers. Inside, a completely new interior will use… » 11/30/05 12:48pm 11/30/05 12:48pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2005 Nissan Maxima SL, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You're a multiple-personality type seeking a luxury fix, but would rather not have to pop a dramamine every time you buckle up. Or you'd rather be in a sports car, but have kids (or more than one friend) or suffer from that fear of being flattened by a wayward SUV. If you're a retiree who… » 10/19/05 10:52am 10/19/05 10:52am