Three new exterior colors, Java Metallic, Dark Slate, and Pearl White are available. So when we recently asked readers what car they would convert to rear-wheel drive if possible, the 100+ comments covering the… Nissan, in the process of molting the Datsun label, stumbled upon a delightful formula in 1981: the reasonably spacious, reasonably quick, affordable sport sedan. Numerous tweaks to the Maxima,s all-aluminum 3. It's a bit softer than hardcore sports sedan, but works very well in the real world of questionably- paved roads. For the Japanese market, a Cefiro-badged station wagon was also available. Remedy Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge.
The fourth generation Maxima was highly praised for its quiet, roomy interior. Okay, okay, Bill Haley is still dead, and the Maxima is still with us. And will a six-speed manual gearbox reverse the malaise? Among interior changes were a different steering wheel and. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. And it has always been sportier than any Japanese or domestic- nameplate competitors. There are a great deal of factors that affect the Nissan cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. Even with the stiff, deliberate shifting action of the new gearbox, the extra punch makes for a distinctly quicker point-A-to-point-B experience: 6.
Rear beam axles are commonly used to cut costs, and can have less-than- perfect effects on ride and handling. A stable foot on the accelerator is, however, required to get into the stepped shift logic. Made over for 1995, the Maxima mirrored Nissan's retreat from its former high ground to the humdrum of the amorphous mid-size midfield. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Comparing cars is a real fun.
The Maxima does gain considerably in profile view, though. The top Maxima give a surprisingly good account of itself on back roads. But despite the formidable long-term challenges still faces, a rich bounty of all-new or heavily revised product for the 2000 model year should bode well for its short-term competitive position here in the U. Its iron block was topped with aluminum cylinder heads and featured a dual length intake manifold 5-speed model only , variable intake valve timing, coil on plug ignition, plus a limited-slip differential. In fact, they,re sufficient to have dispatched many ,60s-era musclecars.
Although you may never ever reach the official Maxima 0-60 times, it's at least the perfect indicator of the engine's power. In 1981 for the 1982 model year, all 810s were rebranded as Datsun Maxima. Despite the Maxima being mostly a niche offering, it is one with undeniable appeal. The vehicle is 82 pounds lighter than before, and it presents the revamped interior taking inspiration from aerospace. The short answers: Greed, 1995, and no, not entirely, although it helps. Headlights were also more squared around the edges. Even paired with the optional electronically controlled four-speed automatic~the gearbox of choice for most Maxima owners~this potent V-6 still should deliver 0-60-mph times in the 7.
The 2002-2003 models posted better braking numbers, requiring 182 feet to stop from 70 mph, compared with the 195 feet of the 2000 model. For the first model year, the 810 Deluxe was the only version to receive the five-speed manual, while the luxurious 810 Maxima only came with a three-speed automatic. It was developed from 1998 to 2002, with a March 2001 design freeze. The Maxima's primary competitor, the , was discontinued after the 1992 model year, with Toyota touting the front-wheel-drive , a stretched version of the introduced in 1994, as its replacement. As the Maxima badge was retired in Japan, this particular generation was sold there as the A32.
The next generation will share the latest Altima's foundations, a change that should produce improvement but will leave Nissan's top sedan committed to the performance drawbacks of front-wheel drive. The station wagon bodywork was not available in the home market, with the hardtop exclusive to Japanese dealerships. The wagon also received rear drums rather than disc brakes. The leaderboard will feature accuracy to the millisecond and display your position in comparison to other users in real time. The car combines performance that bests many sports coupes with the comfort and luxury of a more expensive entry-luxury sedan. And they really help tighten this car up, make it quite a bit of fun for a front wheel drive car.
Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. We've created a convenient proprietary Maxima 0-60 time calculations that we base on the most accurate sources, including the manufacturer's manuals. It was essentially a Japanese-market with a 3. Apart from paint and interior trim colors, buyers will not have any way to customize their vehicles. The result - an essential image vacuum, followed by sliding fortunes - wasn't quite what Nissan had hoped for.