By Ken Harris on
2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
The Maxima is an excellent choice in this price range fully loaded. I purchased the SE model fully loaded except for navigation. The 3.5 liter Nissan v6 is one of the best in the market. The CVT has extremely smooth operation with no feel of any downshifting or lag time. The ride is fairly smooth and road noise is minimal. The interior design is well constructed and overall I am very happy with the purchase. I have owned 3 Maximas previously, 1990, 1999 and 2001. Nissan has come a long way over the years. I plan to keep the 2008 Maxima for a very long time!!
Sonar parking with adjustable rear view mirrors which assists in parallel parking. The leather seats are high quality along with Bose stereo. The 18 inch tires grip the road very nicely.
The turning radius is too long. There is also some torque steer if you accelerate too hard.