2009 Nissan Maxima SV 3.5L V6 from North America
Fast sports sedan
The tire pressure indicator is always on; kinda annoying.
The lever for the fan level is pretty annoying; it doesn't respond too quick, like if I want to change from high to low, it takes a while to move.
Not sure on resale value/ability of the car to hold its value.
Nothing else, still very early.
The car is FAST!! 290 HP 3.5 engine, not much that can beat it. It's a proven motor, they have been using it for quite a while now.
So the CVT is kind of boring, it's geared low, so if you're just everyday driving, there's nothing much going on.
Yes, if you step on the gas, it's a rocket ship.
Steering is very precise.
The ride is very stiff, I've got the 19" rims, it's a huge change from the Toyota Avalon I was driving; it's a sports sedan, not a luxury sedan.
The interior is A+, wouldn't change a thing, it's the main reason I bought the car. I've got the sports package and tech package; definitely get the tech package.
I prefer the manual shift mode over paddle shifters, when I do use it, which is rarely ever.
The front view of the car is beautiful; if you ever rode in a Infiniti you will definitely recognize the view from the inside as far as hood goes. The side is average, until you get toward the rear fenders, that is very nice.
If I had it to do all over again, I actually would pass on the car, just because I'm more of a luxury guy. Would have bought LS 430 instead, but this is definitely a good buy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th March, 2014
17th Jul 2015, 13:25
I test drove one of these and I liked it a lot! It had great features, decent build quality, it was very comfortable, and I can count on one hand the number of sedans I can fit in comfortably.
There were two major issues which prevented me from buying it.
a) It has absolutely no low end power. If the CVT would let it continually run starting at 5000 RPM, I'd have been happy.
b) When I got it to 6000 RPM, it nearly torque steered off the road! This car really needs to be RWD or AWD or some combination.