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Review: 2010 Nissan Maxima SV Sport is a lot of car for a lot of coin

Front-wheel drive is a funny thing. When originally introduced during the Thirties in the Cord 810 (then later in the awesome supercharged 812) and the Citroën Traction Avant, FWD was hailed as a major breakthrough, a wondrous technological innovation that allowed for lower ride height and greatly increased passenger space. Postwar consumers got a taste of the wonders of FWD with the iconic Citroën DS. At the top of its game in the Sixties, General Motors reintroduced FWD to American consumers with two remarkable luxury coupes: the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado and the 1967 Cadillac... Read More

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    Report: Nissan Altima and Sentra to get Murano-inspired design redo
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    The Nissan Altima and Sentra sedans are both very competent, economical, comfortable and well-equipped ways of getting from A to B. They're also both decidedly boring to look at, which is not a good trait in their increasingly style-driven segments. To rectify this, Nissan is planning design overhauls for its mainstream, with the Sentra adopting the ...

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    Official: Nissan Sport Sedan Concept foretells a future Maxima
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    Nissan is in the midst of overhauling its design language. We got our first glimpse at the direction its style was going a year ago with the Resonance crossover concept, which was followed in Shanghai by the connected-car Friend-Me hatchback concept. And now, after dropping a few hints, Nissan has revealed the third in this developing series. Unveiled at ...

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    Teased: Nissan previews new Sport Sedan Concept ahead of Detroit debut
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    When the Cobo Center opens its doors in a couple of weeks for the Detroit Auto Show, there'll be plenty of new metal on display – and this is the latest. Nissan announced today that it will bring a new Sport Sedan Concept to the Detroit show, releasing the short statement below accompanied by the teaser image above. Expected to hint at the next ...

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    Breaking: This is Nissan's 2014 Detroit Auto Show concept
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    During a media event in Los Angeles today, Nissan flashed a few images of a new concept car that will be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. According to Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer of design and brand management at Nissan, this unnamed concept has a "very strong design signature" and shows "[Nissan's] ...

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    New York 2008: Nissan unveils 2009 Maxima with "liquid motion" sheetmetal
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    Click above for more high-res pics of the 2009 Nissan MaximaEver since Nissan took the Altima upmarket in both size and prize, the Maxima has suffered from an identity crisis. In the Nissan/Infiniti lineup, this premium front-wheel-drive sports sedan suffered a middle-child syndrome while slotted between the less-expensive yet still capable Altima and the ...

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    New York 2008: 2009 Nissan Maxima, coming next year with a new diesel
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    Click the new Maxima for a high-res gallery of 60+ photosAlmost a year ago, Nissan announced that they would introduce their first U.S.-market diesel engines in 2010 in the Nissan Maxima. While we still have a while to wait for the new fifty-state legal diesel V-6 to turn up, the car that will carry it is debuting this week in New York. The 2009 Maxima is ...

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    New York '08 Preview: 2009 Nissan Maxima leaked on forum
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    Click above to view high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan Maxima var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/LEAK_2009_Nissan_Maxima_back_to_sports_car_form'; Forums are fast becoming the bane of automakers that've spent a lot of time, energy and money coordinating a new car's debut. Nissan was hoping to debut the all-new 2009 Maxima tomorrow during the New York ...

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    New York '08 Preview: Nissan releases 2009 Maxima teaser shots
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    Nissan will unveil the completely redesigned 2009 Maxima next week at the 2008 New York Auto Show, but wants to whet our appetites with some teaser shots before the big reveal. Unlike most teaser shots, we can actually glean a few details from these. The shot of the headlight, for instance, shows a new shape for the Maxima's "eyes". It appears the ...

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    Redesigned Nissan Maxima coming to New York Auto Show
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    We've been wondering where Nissan was going to fit in on the docket of next week's Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), but InsideLine confirmed our suspicions – they won't be having a press conference at all. Instead, the Forum concept will be set on stage and Nissan will turn its attention to the New York Auto Show in March. There, Nissan plans to take the ...

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    SHIFT_first drive: 2007 Nissan Altima
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    Once again the boys and girls over at Inside Line have sold their souls to the devil in order to gain access to a preproduction version of the 2007 Nissan Altima before the car even debuted at the New York Auto Show last week. Their initial impressions of Nissan’s most significant sedan are very positive. The current model Altima made shockwaves when ...

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    New York Auto Show: 2007 Maxima is max no longer
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    The 2007 Nissan Maxima has been redesigned and refined, which will make it even harder to distinguish the brand’s “flagship” sedan from the too-close-for-comfort all-new Altima. Though touted as Nissan’s range topper, the new Maxima’s last gen. VQ 3.5L V6 only produces 255 hp and 252 ft-lbs. of torque. Both of those ratings are ...

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    Preview: 2007 Nissan Maxima
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    Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn will be orchestrating the official world premieres of the 2007 Nissan Maxima and the all-new 2007 Nissan Altima at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday, but to whet your appetite, here are pictures of the new Maxima. No tech info yet, but we'll have the complete story tomorrow from our show team. Lots of ...

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