I read it someplace and also heard it from a Nissan Sales Guy. They are making the Max bigger inside (I bought an 02' Avalon for my wife, and test drove the 02' Max twice and the Avalon is much bigger inside). To me it makes sense. Stretch out Max to or at least towards the Q45 size. Let the Altima do battle against the Camry/Accord on the family car side, and the Passat, BMW3 on the low end import perf car side.PhattyAltNAtl said:I have a 2.5 AUTO, which is cool, because I plan on getting the '04 Maxima, so I didn't want to spend more money to get the 3.5 That extra $$$ is going towards the Max.
BTW, The new Max is going up against the AVALON??? WHAT???
Two TOTALLY different animals! I would buy the Max, and my Grandma would get the Avalon...
The new Max will be PERFORMANCE oriented with RWD, 280-300 HP, 5 or 6 sp. manual, and the Avalon is, well, not...
Don't disgrace the Max like that EVER again!
The Max sales are doing great. They are selling more Maxima's than ever expected. The Altima are sellin great, but are not taking away any Maxima sales. Nissan has sales but this a end of run car and still is doing very well.bagwell368 said:
BTW, sales of 02' Maximas are going even more poorly then thought because of cannabalization by Altima of part of its market. Nissan has already had two huge sales to buck up sales, and I'd bet we are due for 2 more in the next six months.
Heck, the ALtima is smaller outside, bigger inside, has the same engine (6), has side curtain airbags and independant rear suspension. The only thing the Maxima has I want is a 6 speed, and the helical limited slip, and the aluminum pedals, and a somewhat nicer interior finish, everything else favors the Altima.
heh, heh, nah man, thats legal tint here in Cali. Absolutely no tint allowed on the front windows. I've had two previous cars were I put the lightest tint on the front windows and when I got pulled over by the highway patrol I got the ever dreaded "fix it" ticket here in Cali. Its a pain in the butt removing that freakin' tint and not only did I have to take off my tint, I also had to change my exhaust. I'm taking it nice n slow with the mods on my Alti, 19"s are coming!!!jkwright said:Alxm, are your front windows rolled down or did you only have enough cash on hand to do half your tint job? I hope you got the back window, too.
Jarrod K. Wright
'02 3.5 SE 5-speed
'02 G20 Sport 5-speed