Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009


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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, Nissan made sports cars. The best-known was the Z-car, then known as the 300ZX in both naturally-aspirated and ferocious turbo form. At a lower level of performance was the 240SX, four cylinders, 2.4 liters, and still sportier by far than the average poser coupe of the day. And to back up street credibility, Nissan had serious racing programs in both SCCA and IMSA, with both modified street cars and specially-constructed prototypes.

Then times changed. The Maxima got softer, more luxury-oriented. Nissan itself went through a tough period, rescued in a deal with, of all entities, France’s Renault. Any vestige of 4DSC was deeply buried. Very deeply buried.

But life is cyclical, and performance is back at Nissan, if leavened with comfort and, yes, even alternative technologies in the works. The 350Z of 2003 gave notice, and if anyone missed that, the GTR introduced last model year showcased Nissan‘s considerable potential. On a lower budget, the sleek Altima Coupe is a fine successor to the old 240SX.

APPEARANCE: Nissan calls the new Maxima’s styling theme “Liquid Motion” and it does flow. Well. This is a car that looks like it should have an Italian designer label. (If it did, add a “1” in front of the price, or another “0” after.) It’s simple in overall shape and distinctive in the details, with an area rule/”coke bottle” planform more than slightly reminiscent of the flared fenders of the IMSA glory days of the 1980s. Both the windshield and rear window are well-raked, and there is no excess fat, just healthy, toned muscle.

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