The Truth About Cars » maxima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: The Nissan Maximum Replacement? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-maxima/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250257 TTAC Commentator Eliyahu writes: Sajeev, My 2001 Maxima, bought new, just rolled past 100,000 miles. It’s still a good car, but the mechanic says it has a very slight oil leak from the main seal. While not strictly necessary, the pitted original windshield could be replaced, the radio only gets Click and Clack, and the driver’s […]

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TTAC Commentator Eliyahu writes: Sajeev, My 2001 Maxima, bought new, just rolled past 100,000 miles. It’s still a good car, but the mechanic says it has a very slight oil leak from the main seal. While not strictly necessary, the pitted original windshield could be replaced, the radio only gets Click and Clack, and the driver’s […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Datsun 810 Maxima by Nissan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1981-datsun-810-maxima-nissan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1981-datsun-810-maxima-nissan/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1247458 The 1980s were confusing times for figuring out badges on U.S.-market Japanese cars. You had the Toyota Corolla Tercel (which wasn’t related to the Corolla). You had the ever-shifting miasma of various Mitsubishi-based Chryslers. You had the Nissan Stanza Wagon (which was a non-Stanza Prairie at home). And you had all the brand bewilderment of the […]

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The 1980s were confusing times for figuring out badges on U.S.-market Japanese cars. You had the Toyota Corolla Tercel (which wasn’t related to the Corolla). You had the ever-shifting miasma of various Mitsubishi-based Chryslers. You had the Nissan Stanza Wagon (which was a non-Stanza Prairie at home). And you had all the brand bewilderment of the […]

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Wards 10 Best Engines For 2016 is Equal Parts Performance, Parsimonious http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242009 Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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No Fixed Abode: Return Of The Max http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/no-fixed-abode-return-max/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/no-fixed-abode-return-max/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176194 “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” It’s an old idea, but one that has increasing relevance in an era where automation is likely to permanently tilt the balance between capital and labor well off the scale. When all the jobs are done by robots, and the robots are owned […]

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“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” It’s an old idea, but one that has increasing relevance in an era where automation is likely to permanently tilt the balance between capital and labor well off the scale. When all the jobs are done by robots, and the robots are owned […]

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The First Seven Generations of Maxima, Ranked http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/first-seven-generations-maxima-ranked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/first-seven-generations-maxima-ranked/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1169394 A couple of months ago, our own Mark Stevenson drove the eighth-generation Maxima. He was neither particularly enthusiastic nor needlessly cruel when discussing Nissan’s big sedan. I have yet to drive the Max myself so I have, as of yet, no opinion. However, I have driven all of the previous cars at one point or […]

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A couple of months ago, our own Mark Stevenson drove the eighth-generation Maxima. He was neither particularly enthusiastic nor needlessly cruel when discussing Nissan’s big sedan. I have yet to drive the Max myself so I have, as of yet, no opinion. However, I have driven all of the previous cars at one point or […]

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What’s Going on With The New Maxima? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/whats-going-new-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/whats-going-new-maxima/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1151721 Nissan’s new Maxima, which went on sale earlier this year, has already had a bumpy road. Last week, the automaker announced it would be recalling around 6,000 cars for an improperly installed fuel tank 0-ring that could leak and ignite after a crash, according to AutoGuide. Nissan hasn’t identified a fix for the problem yet. […]

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Nissan’s new Maxima, which went on sale earlier this year, has already had a bumpy road. Last week, the automaker announced it would be recalling around 6,000 cars for an improperly installed fuel tank 0-ring that could leak and ignite after a crash, according to AutoGuide. Nissan hasn’t identified a fix for the problem yet. […]

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Nissan Halts Sales on Some Maximas for Quality Issues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/nissan-halts-sales-maximas-quality-issues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/nissan-halts-sales-maximas-quality-issues/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1124145 Nissan has told its dealers to stop selling specific models of the Maxima due to unspecified quality issue, Automotive News is reporting. The issue involves Maximas with a specific VIN, not a model type. It’s unclear if those cars have been delivered to dealers or customers. According to Automotive News, Nissan hasn’t identified how many models […]

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Nissan has told its dealers to stop selling specific models of the Maxima due to unspecified quality issue, Automotive News is reporting. The issue involves Maximas with a specific VIN, not a model type. It’s unclear if those cars have been delivered to dealers or customers. According to Automotive News, Nissan hasn’t identified how many models […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Nissan Maxima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1984-nissan-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1984-nissan-maxima/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116233 Maximas of the ’80s, like their Toyota Cressida counterparts, were pretty reliable and held their heads above the scrap-value waterline for decades after all the early Sentras got crushed. We’ve seen this ’85 sedan with 5-speed, this gig-rig ’86 wagon with pleading note to the tow-truck driver and this super-weird ’86 sedan with brake fluid […]

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Maximas of the ’80s, like their Toyota Cressida counterparts, were pretty reliable and held their heads above the scrap-value waterline for decades after all the early Sentras got crushed. We’ve seen this ’85 sedan with 5-speed, this gig-rig ’86 wagon with pleading note to the tow-truck driver and this super-weird ’86 sedan with brake fluid […]

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Nissan May Be Considering NISMO Maxima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/nissan-may-considering-nismo-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/nissan-may-considering-nismo-maxima/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1113649 Nissan may consider building a NISMO variant of its Maxima sedan based on sales of its SR model, The Detroit Bureau is reporting. Initial sales of the Maxima have been relatively strong so far, and Nissan said it expects 20 percent to 25 percent of its sales to be of the sportier SR model. A performance version […]

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Nissan may consider building a NISMO variant of its Maxima sedan based on sales of its SR model, The Detroit Bureau is reporting. Initial sales of the Maxima have been relatively strong so far, and Nissan said it expects 20 percent to 25 percent of its sales to be of the sportier SR model. A performance version […]

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Loing: 2016 Nissan Maxima Aimed At Younger Consumers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/loing-2016-nissan-maxima-aimed-at-younger-consumers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/loing-2016-nissan-maxima-aimed-at-younger-consumers/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1087769 Who is the intended audience for the 2016 Nissan Maxima? If you ask the automaker, they’re aiming for younger consumers. According to Nissan North America product planning boss Pierre Loing, the new Maxima, with its muscular “4-door sports car” looks, is where the automaker aims to be different from the other players in the large […]

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Who is the intended audience for the 2016 Nissan Maxima? If you ask the automaker, they’re aiming for younger consumers. According to Nissan North America product planning boss Pierre Loing, the new Maxima, with its muscular “4-door sports car” looks, is where the automaker aims to be different from the other players in the large […]

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2016 Nissan Maxima Review – Four Doors Yes, Sports Car No http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-nissan-maxima-review-four-doors-yes-sports-car-no/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-nissan-maxima-review-four-doors-yes-sports-car-no/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1083017 Today, every other outlet publishing driving impressions of the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima is going to leverage nostalgia – just like Nissan wants them to – as they reference the return of the ‘4-Door Sports Car’, or 4DSC for short. While the four character alphanumeric has never really disappeared since its inception, Nissan is putting a […]

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Today, every other outlet publishing driving impressions of the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima is going to leverage nostalgia – just like Nissan wants them to – as they reference the return of the ‘4-Door Sports Car’, or 4DSC for short. While the four character alphanumeric has never really disappeared since its inception, Nissan is putting a […]

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2016 Nissan Maxima Slated For Execution Four Years Earlier http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2016-nissan-maxima-slated-for-execution-four-years-earlier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2016-nissan-maxima-slated-for-execution-four-years-earlier/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1075914 Though the 2016 Nissan Maxima will make its showroom debut June 2, there was a time when the Maxima was slated to meet the guillotine. As the auto industry was still feeling its way out of the Great Recession in early 2012, Nissan vice president of North American product planning Peter Loing said while most […]

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Though the 2016 Nissan Maxima will make its showroom debut June 2, there was a time when the Maxima was slated to meet the guillotine. As the auto industry was still feeling its way out of the Great Recession in early 2012, Nissan vice president of North American product planning Peter Loing said while most […]

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This Is The 2016 Nissan Maxima’s Pumped-In Engine Note http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/this-is-the-2016-nissan-maximas-pumped-in-engine-note/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/this-is-the-2016-nissan-maximas-pumped-in-engine-note/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 12:51:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1072026 Earlier this week, I was able to drive the 2016 Nissan Maxima around the great state of Tennessee and enjoy some of the twistiest roads outside of the Tail of the Dragon. While I can’t share driving impressions just yet, there is one thing I can offer up: the Maxima’s piped-in engine note. Again, thanks to embargoes, […]

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Earlier this week, I was able to drive the 2016 Nissan Maxima around the great state of Tennessee and enjoy some of the twistiest roads outside of the Tail of the Dragon. While I can’t share driving impressions just yet, there is one thing I can offer up: the Maxima’s piped-in engine note. Again, thanks to embargoes, […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Chevrolet Sub-Camaro, Toyota/Honda Best Supplier Customers and Aston Martin’s Crossover http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-chevrolet-sub-camaro-toyotahonda-best-supplier-customers-aston-martins-crossover/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-chevrolet-sub-camaro-toyotahonda-best-supplier-customers-aston-martins-crossover/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 08:59:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1070074 As I fly down to Nashville to drive Nissan’s latest iteration of their 4DSC (“four-door sports car”) – the Maxima – we will have all the articles you expect on a Monday. Here’s what happened over the weekend. Aston Martin likely to shun Mercedes’ platform for DBX crossover (Automotive News) It seems Aston Martin won’t […]

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As I fly down to Nashville to drive Nissan’s latest iteration of their 4DSC (“four-door sports car”) – the Maxima – we will have all the articles you expect on a Monday. Here’s what happened over the weekend. Aston Martin likely to shun Mercedes’ platform for DBX crossover (Automotive News) It seems Aston Martin won’t […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Nissan Maxima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1985-nissan-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1985-nissan-maxima/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1061778 A front-wheel-drive Nissan Maxima in the junkyard must have something special to induce me to shoot photographs. We’ve seen this gig-rig ’86 wagon with pleading note to the tow-truck driver and this super-weird ’86 sedan with brake fluid used as coolant and washer fluid in this series so far, and now I’ve found this extremely […]

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A front-wheel-drive Nissan Maxima in the junkyard must have something special to induce me to shoot photographs. We’ve seen this gig-rig ’86 wagon with pleading note to the tow-truck driver and this super-weird ’86 sedan with brake fluid used as coolant and washer fluid in this series so far, and now I’ve found this extremely […]

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Piston Slap: Maximum TPS Reporting? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-maximum-tps-reporting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-maximum-tps-reporting/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:47:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=903553   TTAC Commentator Eiriksmal writes: I read your plea for questions, so I’ll lob you a softball. Why has my 2005 Maxima’s TPS decided to randomly poop out on me after doing a warm start? Specs: 2005 Nissan Maxima 6MT. 135,000 miles. Electronic throttle. Stock air intake + (new, put in the first time the […]

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  TTAC Commentator Eiriksmal writes: I read your plea for questions, so I’ll lob you a softball. Why has my 2005 Maxima’s TPS decided to randomly poop out on me after doing a warm start? Specs: 2005 Nissan Maxima 6MT. 135,000 miles. Electronic throttle. Stock air intake + (new, put in the first time the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Nissan Maxima Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/junkyard-find-1986-nissan-maxima-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/junkyard-find-1986-nissan-maxima-station-wagon/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=877490 One thing I love about early-to-mid-1980s Nissans is the combination of futuristic technology with endearing Japanese-to-English translations. We’ve seen a few Maximas in this series, including this rear-wheel-drive ’82 Datsun Maxima and this puzzling “Brake Fluid EVERYWHERE” ’86 Maxima. On a recent trip to California, I found this rare Maxima station wagon at an Oakland […]

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One thing I love about early-to-mid-1980s Nissans is the combination of futuristic technology with endearing Japanese-to-English translations. We’ve seen a few Maximas in this series, including this rear-wheel-drive ’82 Datsun Maxima and this puzzling “Brake Fluid EVERYWHERE” ’86 Maxima. On a recent trip to California, I found this rare Maxima station wagon at an Oakland […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Nissan Maxima, Brake Fluid Overdose Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/junkyard-find-1986-nissan-maxima-brake-fluid-overdose-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/junkyard-find-1986-nissan-maxima-brake-fluid-overdose-edition/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=701706 You see some weird stuff in San Francisco Bay Area wrecking yards, from lunatic-with-a-glue-gun art cars to dipped-in-battery-acid rust to chopped, Italianized Swedes. Last weekend, I stopped by a well-stocked Oakland self-serve yard and found this puzzling brake-fluid test vehicle. I’m thinking that Cartel Products probably didn’t hire some East Bay Maxima driver to use […]

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You see some weird stuff in San Francisco Bay Area wrecking yards, from lunatic-with-a-glue-gun art cars to dipped-in-battery-acid rust to chopped, Italianized Swedes. Last weekend, I stopped by a well-stocked Oakland self-serve yard and found this puzzling brake-fluid test vehicle. I’m thinking that Cartel Products probably didn’t hire some East Bay Maxima driver to use […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Datsun Maxima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1982-datsun-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1982-datsun-maxima/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=523193 I find lots of Malaise Era Cressidas for this series, but what about the Cressida’s main competitor, the second-generation Datsun/Nissan 810/Maxima? As you can see by the confusing names for this car, Nissan was going through some marque- and model-name gyrations during the early 1980s, which makes today’s Junkyard Find a car of some historical […]

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I find lots of Malaise Era Cressidas for this series, but what about the Cressida’s main competitor, the second-generation Datsun/Nissan 810/Maxima? As you can see by the confusing names for this car, Nissan was going through some marque- and model-name gyrations during the early 1980s, which makes today’s Junkyard Find a car of some historical […]

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Nakaumura-San Hints At More Aggressive Maxima With New Signature Nissan Look. Sedan Concept to be Revealed at NAIAS in January http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nakaumura-san-hints-at-more-aggressive-maxima-with-new-signature-nissan-look-sedan-concept-to-be-revealed-at-naias-in-january/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nakaumura-san-hints-at-more-aggressive-maxima-with-new-signature-nissan-look-sedan-concept-to-be-revealed-at-naias-in-january/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:54:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500250 At an event for international media held during the Pebble Beach festivities, Shiro Nakumura senior vice president and chief creative officer, design and brand management for Nissan provided an advanced look at what is probably the next Maxima sedan.   Nakamura said that the four door sedan would be shown as a concept car in […]

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At an event for international media held during the Pebble Beach festivities, Shiro Nakumura senior vice president and chief creative officer, design and brand management for Nissan provided an advanced look at what is probably the next Maxima sedan.   Nakamura said that the four door sedan would be shown as a concept car in […]

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Review: 2013 Nissan Maxima SV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/review-2013-nissan-maxima-sv/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/review-2013-nissan-maxima-sv/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493624 Every generation of Maxima has some fans — I’m partial to the bespoilered black ’87 five-speed my father drove for two years of my childhood — but the reputation of the nameplate is built almost entirely on the brilliant third-gen 1989 Max SE and the 1992 revision of that car that added a BMW-matching 190 […]

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Every generation of Maxima has some fans — I’m partial to the bespoilered black ’87 five-speed my father drove for two years of my childhood — but the reputation of the nameplate is built almost entirely on the brilliant third-gen 1989 Max SE and the 1992 revision of that car that added a BMW-matching 190 […]

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New Or Used? : Large Marge Don’t Want No Land Barge Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-large-marge-dont-want-no-land-barge-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-large-marge-dont-want-no-land-barge-edition/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:31:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483482 Dear Steve and Jeev, My girlfriend needs a car while in the midst of many other big financial decisions that severely limit her car budget. Here’s the situation. She has access to a family owned Mercedes 380SL that has what I believe to be transmission issues. It’s dripping dark red fluid from right about where […]

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Dear Steve and Jeev, My girlfriend needs a car while in the midst of many other big financial decisions that severely limit her car budget. Here’s the situation. She has access to a family owned Mercedes 380SL that has what I believe to be transmission issues. It’s dripping dark red fluid from right about where […]

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Review: 2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5 (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/review-2013-nissan-altima-sl-3-5-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/review-2013-nissan-altima-sl-3-5-video/#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:32:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471393 The “family sedan” may not be very exciting, but without midsized sales auto makers would be in a pickle. Ponder this: the five best-selling midsized sedans in America accounted for 1.3 million of the 12.8 million vehicles sold in 2011. With numbers like that, it’s important to get your mass-market people mover right. This means […]

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The “family sedan” may not be very exciting, but without midsized sales auto makers would be in a pickle. Ponder this: the five best-selling midsized sedans in America accounted for 1.3 million of the 12.8 million vehicles sold in 2011. With numbers like that, it’s important to get your mass-market people mover right. This means […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Datsun 810 Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1978-datsun-810-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1978-datsun-810-wagon/#comments Sun, 07 Oct 2012 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462842 The Datsun 810 became the Nissan Maxima a couple of years into the 1980s, and you rarely see the 810 nameplate these days. Every once in a while, however, an 810 shows up in The Crusher’s waiting room. Here’s a ’78 wagon I found in California last month. The 810 shared quite a few components […]

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The Datsun 810 became the Nissan Maxima a couple of years into the 1980s, and you rarely see the 810 nameplate these days. Every once in a while, however, an 810 shows up in The Crusher’s waiting room. Here’s a ’78 wagon I found in California last month. The 810 shared quite a few components […]

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Hammer Time: German Fury, Easy Credit & The 1967 Arabs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/hammer-time-german-fury-silver-medals/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/hammer-time-german-fury-silver-medals/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:58:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454876 I woke up bright and early on Monday morning, 7:00 AM. A wake-up time reserved for maniacs and those who have circadian rhythms that are the exact opposite of yours truly. Just a 10 mile drive to a neighboring auto auction. A nice stroll to a back lot loaded with 91 cars for the 9:30 […]

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I woke up bright and early on Monday morning, 7:00 AM. A wake-up time reserved for maniacs and those who have circadian rhythms that are the exact opposite of yours truly. Just a 10 mile drive to a neighboring auto auction. A nice stroll to a back lot loaded with 91 cars for the 9:30 […]

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