Nissan Bringing Back 4DSC!

nissan bringing back 4dsc

That's right, Nissan is "heavily" refreshing the Maxima that's been in service since 2004. And what are they doing with car made obsolete by the V6 Altima and Infiniti G35? Your guess is as good as mine. Torque steer is already an issue on the Maxima, so more power may not be welcome. At least now there are 4DSC stickers on the side windows. But is that any different than VW trying to channel the spirit of the original, lovable Rabbit into the new one with a chrome rabbit logo on the trunk? The only thing we know is that we'll know on Wednesday the 19th. Autoblog claims it's "completely redesigned" but if you look at the teaser pics, there seems to still be funk in the trunk (lid) like the current car. So will it be what we all want, a light fun car in keeping with the original 4DSC? I'm guessing no, it'll be fat and sorta fun and not have much space in the market, like the current Maxima.

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  • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Mar 17, 2008

    Base prices from "build your own" on the websites: Altima SE 3.5 V6 - $24,180 Maxima SE 3.5 V6 - $28,270 Infiniti G35 - $31,850 If you are in the market for a V6 powered sedan, why would you spend $4,090 more on a Maxima VS the Altima? If you are a driving enthusiast, and you like Nissan's V6, why wouldn't you spend $3,580 more on a rear-drive car with more power, better interior, and a better dealer experience? Those two questions make it hard for Nissan to justify the existence of the Maxima. -ted

  • Frontline Frontline on Mar 17, 2008

    I remember the dealer show in LA in 1988. I saw that little 4 door sports car sticker in the window of the all new Maxima for 1989. That was a great looking and well made car. It was a much better car than the 85-88. We sold the heck out them.

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Mar 17, 2008

    The old 4DSC wasn't this big and cursed with crazy torque steer. The DOHC version was a blast, both the Maxima SE and Taurus SHO were the high watermark for mid-market family sedan fun. In that spirit, maybe I'll take those stickers and slap them on a Mazda 6.

  • Lichtronamo Lichtronamo on Mar 17, 2008
    Zerofoo: If you are in the market for a V6 powered sedan, why would you spend $4,090 more on a Maxima VS the Altima? Because the Maxima is slightly bigger, has a nicer interior and better exterior, IMO. If you are a driving enthusiast, and you like Nissan’s V6, why wouldn’t you spend $3,580 more on a rear-drive car with more power, better interior, and a better dealer experience? Because its too small and too expensive with AWD. Those two questions make it hard for Nissan to justify the existence of the Maxima. Nissan sells plenty of Maximas (like Toyota sells Avalons) to justify its existence.

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