2008 Nissan Maxima
There are 23 user reviews for the SE trim shown below
- Sporty look, handles well on curvy roads
- poor gas mileage, turning radius, difficult to see through rear window, console storage too small
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I traded a 2005 Camry for this Maxima, and miss the Camry! The Nissan has a rougher ride--maybe from the larger wheels. The interior does make the '08 Camry's interior look cheap, however. Mileage is around 24mpg, which is very disappointing. My husband says he cannot see out the back window and hates driving the car. Manufacturers should let females have input during the design process !!!...read morehide
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- 30 plus on the highway at 65-70 per hour se-equiped as sl rides great
- turning radius still smaller than my suv
highway gas mileage is great city so-so se has stiffer ride than sl heated seats and steering wheel come in handy
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- Smooth ride, solid acceleration, lots of extras
- Door guard mounted to low
I've had this car about three weeks and absolutely love it. Nissan has really put a ton of extras into this car: Heated seats, keyless entry (which really comes in handy more often than you might think) automatic rear view mirror dimmer, automatic radio volume adjustment, electric seats with numerous adjustments for the best in comfort, fog lights, turning lights, side air bags (not counting the wife) head air bags, and tire pressure warning lights.
Now about the car itself: It rides as smooth as a much more expensive model and accelerates like a big block V8. The combination of a peppy 3.5 liter V6 with Nissan's CVT (constant variable transmission) add up to one quick little car. For a car that gets 19-25 mpg, this one will really surprise you. And its nice to be able to accelerate without the jaring effect of the transmission shift every few seconds.
If you buy one get the SE model. It has a better suspension and the Goodyear Eagle GT tires. You can add the sensory option if you want leather sets and a Boze sound system (which is awsome) . But, look around. I found a big variation in price by the dealers in the Dallas area....read morehide
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- fuel economy, top quality leather interior, aluminum accents, performance
- turning radius.
I traded my 2007 Ram Sport with the Hemi engine for this Maxima when unleaded gasoline went up to 3.19/gallon, and I must say that I am very happy with my purchase. The suspension is nice and firm and the pick up is pretty descent for a V6. I wasn't expecting muscle-car perfomance, since my other previous car was a Camaro with a 5.7L V8.
The interior quality is excellent too; the leather seats are very comfortable and the leather is top quality.
I opted for the SE model with the optional leather, Bose, sunroof, and heated seats. The only things missing where the HID lamps, sonar, and navigation. I was a little bummed about not having HID lamps on my car, but then I found a Maxima forum where a member was selling HID kits for about 140.00 dlls. I purchased these within the first month and now my car looks alot more expensive than it is :)...read morehide
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- fuel ecomony is good, best performance of all in its class
- need a manual trans and diesel
Best car in it class, performance, looks, and maximas have always been reliable. This one is going to be hard to beat.
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- I have one, I get about 32-34 miles on highway . City, 24-25. Great!
- Rims are too easy to bend, And tires are extremely expensive!
I know my car is not a 2008. But in many ways, it is similar. I think someone like myself who has spent countless hours in my car every single day during the week driving the whole state of Indiana has something to give to those who are looking into one of these little monsters.
I love my car, take out the cons, and leave in the gas and horsepower. I have over 200k in miles, of course its a 2004, but still, I have not been very good at changing the oil like I should, and I still have yet to get a tune up. And it is still my favorite ride. I am sure if I get my tune up, It would run a little smoother, but too be honest, I still get up off the line to the next red light pretty well. It would still look great if it was not for my wife backing into me or some hill jack backing his boat trailer in my front bumper and some ingrates keying my paint job. Oh well, My next one, I will park out in Egypt so I have no worries.
Thank you Nissan, Can not wait until I get my next one next year. Yahooooooooooo!
Sincerely Bill of Indy :)...read morehide
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- Sporty look, feel, and well balanced.
- Acceleration (pick up) could be a bit better, but I guess HP should be higher from current 255 HP
Just leased this car, for $330 month, well worth the investment. People constantly stoping and looking at the car, even while driving. The car handles great, and good breaking.
Combination of Tiptronic transmission (6 spd manual) as well as Automatic transmision makes it a FUN car to drive on the highway. Sunroof is a must and the headlights HID give it a even meaner look.
Would recommend this car to anyone who's looking to buy a Maxima....read morehide
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- All the standard features, heated leather seats & steering wheel, sporty eye-catching appearance.
- Turning Radius, I cannot drive it all day and all night, I gotta work to pay for it.
I am a 20 yr. Auto Mechanic. I have worked on almost everything, by far Nissan created the best, sporty, affordable mid-size sedan known to the civilized world. Key word, AFFORDABLE. Yeah, Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Rolls Royce, Lincoln, Acura, even Infiniti all come to mind when rating for my choice as best overall. I have owned 4 generations of Maximas and have never been dissapointed. The one I have now, 2008 Silver SE, Charcoal Leather. Put it to you like this, forget the color!!!!!!!!! Everything about this vehicle will make you fall in love from first test drive. Clean smooth body lines that make you know its built for some speed. Dual tipped, Dual exhaust..........enough said. The engine compartment is still cramped, but I never met a Maxima of any generation that was not. Perfect touring sedan for the ones who love to get on the road and drive. I have owned mine for only 5 days and I already can see this car is learning who I am. The car has a mind of it's own.......really. The engine and transmission are a sweet combination for the ones who love raw, uninhibited power. It may scare you at first if your not prepared for some torque steer because it will pull if throttled hard. Overall I cannot say enough. Nissan created a "Michaelangelo" when building this vehicle. There are only one of a kind. I am still talking because I can only say-----Go to your local Nissan dealer, you will not be dissapointed....read morehide
8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Above average power. 65 to 100 is surprisingly quick. Drove 5 to Vegas & no cramped complaints.
- Available power makes punching it an irristable temptation, which has led to speeding tickets.
Great interior room. Smooth ride. While standing still I was rear-ended and took a pretty good smack. I was expecting to get out and see the rear bumper destroyed and falling off. The damage was practically inperceivable. It beats by buddy's BMW 3 series. (2005) It has quicker acceration, more interrior room, bigger wheel base, and $10,000 cheaper....read morehide
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- Good, on Road w/cruise @ 77 get 26.2MPG. Knowing how to drive. USE CRUISE thats why you have it !
- Ride is Sporty but I have the SE. This isn't your Grand Dads Cadillac !
Not a better VALUE around. Why would anyone Spend thousands more for the Infinity, which doesn't look as good, when the Maxima has out done its self. Guess the 'Wanta be's' need the prestigue. I would strongly recommend the Maxima to anyone. I have a 2004 and have had -O- Problems. It is a head turner for sure but could care less about that. I just love the automoble. FAR MORE than any of the 'Big Three' can show you on their lots. Body style of the Maxima will be around for a while. You don't mess with a WINNER!...read morehide
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