my Maxima ownership experience
By John Rawlings on
2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
This is a stylish, comfortable car with lots of interior and trunk space. It accommodates the roomy interior needs for a family better than any modern mid-to-full sized sedan in this price range. The maxima successfully combines comfort,sportiness(fun&fast) and luxury. The car corners good & shifts seamlessly on acceleration. EPA estimates (22/28)I have found to be unattainable under normal driving conditions. Reality:20-21 city or hwy. The turn radius makes this car tough to park in congested places. It tends to be very hard on bumps and noisy. I have owned my Maxima 2.5 years and notice the shiny trim around the windshield fading bad (the car is garaged at night).
aesthetic appeal,performance,comfort. I enjoy the abundant interior and cargo space. The keyless entry & ignition is a nice convenience. Both the manual shift gate and the unique skyview enhance the sportiness. Overall an awesome car but slightly overpriced (below).
It would help to introduce better quality trim. Some of the moulding is reminiscent of cheap, shoddy stuff made by Chrysler and Ford in the past. This seemingly insignificant detail is hard to ignore because you see it every time you get in the car. Fuel efficiency can be improved.