2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I drive over 45,000 miles a year, my Maxima was purchased 9000 miles ago. Past cars include a 2002 Avalon, 2005 TSX and 2006 TL. These 2010 models were all included in my new vehicle search. During the test drive, the ride did not stand out like the Avalon or the TL, but it wasnt bad. Both the Acuras I owned before were extremely responsive vehicles and had a great feel for the road. The 6 speed transmission and the quietness of ride stood out for the Avalon, but it was bland. It was really tough to steer away from 2 car manufacturers that proved outstanding reliability in the past. Each of those 3 cars had over 150,000 miles. In the end, I just wanted a change and have no regrets!
I ride a road bike a lot and the fold down back seat is a very important feature because it allows for easy bike storage. The monitor package option is really a must, it really enhances the interior. The sound system and the engine power also make this a well liked car.
The engine has a murmur that is not overwhelming, but a refined sedan like this, should run quieter. I also dislike not having retained accessory power for the radio, if you shut the engine off, you will have your call dropped if using the Bluetooth or miss part of a good song.