The Nissan Maxima is back for 2008, and prices for the premium midsize sedan have jumped ever so slightly to $28,130 for the SE and $30,380 for up-model SL. Nissan for some reason felt the need to bump the price by $80 for both models. New for 2008 is a Platinum Edition Package that includes bi-xenon headlights, hands-free Bluetooth, and memory for the seats, steering wheel, and side mirrors. The new package will provide savings of $1,350 vs. buying the options separately. The Xtronic CVT is back once again and will control Nissan's excellent 3.5L VQ engine, and the exterior is unchanged from last year's refresh. No word on whether Nissan intends to continue the strange tradition of having the sporty 18" rims on the SE and the smaller, less attractive 17s on the more expensive SL.