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Not so sporty
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By James Mitchell
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2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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This is a decent all round car which Nisson likes to advertise as sporty. The styling is so/so but the thing that really holds it back is the dreaded continuously variable transmission (CVT) While having just shy of 300 horses the car is a major dog off the line. The CVT makes a loud howling sound but it lacks the snap of a normal tranny. Additionally, handling is mediocore at best. I only kept the car through 20,000 miles but had no mechanical problems.


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By Lou
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2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Great car. Shopping now for newer version.


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BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE BUYING THIS CAR
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By Martha
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2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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This car is poorly designed in relation to safety features. If you want a safe car, stay away from the 2011 Nissan Maxima's or all Nissan's in general. IF you get into a minor car accident in this vehicle you will have major injuries. This model 2011 Nissan Maxima is defective, unsafe, hazardous, and life threatening. Do not ever buy a 2011 Nissan Maxima, no matter how pretty it seems. Don't ever get in a 2011 Nissan Maxima. Don't drive next to a 2011 Nissan Maxima. Don't let anyone you love or know get into one of these cars. This car is nothing more than a death wish. STAY AWAY!!!!!


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Passenger airbag light malfunction
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By jlwood
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2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I purchased my 2011 Nissan Maxima in November 2011. I have had an issue with the passenger side airbag light on with an adult in the seat. I have taken the car to the dealership on numberous occasions and was told it was normal. I called Nissan and talked with some named Tim, he took my information over the phone and said he would get back with me in a few days. He called my husband and told him the seat was functioning properly, that the adults weren't sitting in the seat properly. I called him back with no response. How can they say it is functioning properly no one at Nissan or the dealership will ride in the car with me so I can show them what the car is doing. Very disappointed..


Best Features

I love the way the car drives.


Worst Features

Correct the problem with the airbag on the passenger side of the car. If I can't get a resolution soon, I will trade the car in that I love for something else. I can't see putting myself or my family and friends in danger because Nissan refuses to fix a $500.00 seat.


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Rattles and more.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By wayne4al
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2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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This car has more ratttles than a babies crib! I can't even find them all. I can't open the sun roof it rattles so bad. I have one coming from the back some where. There are others. The seats belts scratch up the inside of the passager sides. I also have a strong gasoline odor at times. Car is on its way to the shop.


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