I am a huge fan of the Nissan Maxima. It was my first car and the platform I cut my modding teeth on to become the wrenching fool you see today, so you can imagine my level of excitement when I got the chance to drive a brand new model, with the better handling SR package, no less. Unfortunately, I learned that…
The Nissan Maxima is a handsome, sporty car that Nissan calls a “four door sports car.” It’s not, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the most exciting car in this class. What do you need to know before you buy a Nissan Maxima? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
It’s common knowledge that automakers change everything when they send a concept car to the production line. So when Nissan sent its Sports Sedan Concept into production as the 2016 Maxima, what did they have to change? How about let’s find out.
In most instances, the best car values are found when expensive cars depreciate to the point of purchase for regular folk, with pricey maintenance and repairs being the inevitable elephant in the room. But sometimes, the best bang for your hard-earned dollar is right in front of your face.
The Nissan Maxima has traditionally been the result of the Japanese company’s desire to stuff an unusually large engine in an unusually large car. And the new 2016 Nissan Maxima isn’t much different. In fact, it’s improved over the older car in literally some ways. But it might not be enough for our tastes.
Nissan has long tagged their Maxima large sedan as the "4 Door Sports Car," but it hasn't really been that in a long time, if it ever was at all. But with this new 2016 Maxima, the car Nissan surprise-revealed in their Super Bowl ad, it kind of looks the part.
Last year, Luke Aker dropped the mic on funny Craigslist ads with a video for his 1996 Nissan Maxima packed with all the luxury, opulence, decadence and pretension of an early Infiniti commercial. Then Nissan bought it, and restored it — and dropped the mic again.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Fans of Malaise Era Japanese iron often tell me they'd love to do an 810 wagon project, but claim they can't be found these days. Here's one that made it past the auction process and into The Crusher's waiting room.
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.
The IIHS has performed another round of slow-speed bumper tests, this time demonstrating all mid-size sedans will cost you a pretty penny to repair in slow speed collisions. See how your favorite appliance auto did below.
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!
Certain high-end Datsun models of the Late Malaise Era came with a seriously science-fictiony feature: the car talked to you! That's no big deal nowadays- $1.29 worth of silicon- but back then it took hardware.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we've got Exhibit A in the Datsun/Nissan Rebranding Story.
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…