2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I owned a loaded 2003 Maxima SE and liked the car very much. When it hit 100k, I decided it was time to replace it (that is normally my practice). I drove the Hyundai Genesis, but found it more of a luxury car, rather than sport sedan. I also drove the Infiniti G35 and loved the way it drove but found the back seat a little smallish compared to the Maxima and had trouble getting past the $35k price ($40k sticker). The new Maxima rides and drives very nicely, but front wheel drive definitely removes it from a true sports car driving experience. I am also very disappointed that the SV does not include satelite radio in the Bose system.
Seats are much more comfortable than the prior model. Thigh extender helps for taller folks.
Come on Nissan - you should be able to get a satelite radio on your "up model" without buying a $2k package. And could you make it run on regular gas?