Because IMHO the Max is ugly as hell (rear end) and handles like sh!t...Now that I have a RWD car I would never go back to FWD. Also, I don't want a stick for a daily commuter car.Originally posted by Haul Maximus:
Why buy a 215 hp automatic 2001 Lexus IS300 for like 30+ grand when you can get a 227 horsepower 5 speed manual Loaded Nissan Maxima Anniversary edition for less?
Guess I could have done that...but when I test drove the two cars back to back I came away with the opinion that the Lexus was in a class above in the handling, braking, smoothness of the transmission and looks department. Plus, after having driven a Maxima for eight years I was looking something more sporty, new and well, exclusive (for the time being anyway).Originally posted by Haul Maximus:
Why not take the thousands price difference, pocket it and get some goodies for your maxima (ex. Supercharger)
Originally posted by crontab:
Greetings maxima owner.
But, I don't see a comparison between a maxima and an IS. They are of different classes. I think the solara, tl, cl, are in the same class as the maxima. Which one of those are the best? I have no idea.
Note: There will always be cars that are cheaper and faster than the one you own.
Since we are talking about this, I could buy a 4 dorr integra(if thats a mid sized thing) and build it to run circles around AND smoke a maxima. Then I'd STILL have money left over, maybe i could put on some neon lights or something. Does that mean I get to compare it to a Maxima and IS?? Probably not.Originally posted by Haul Maximus:
For the several thousands in price difference, I would get a complete after market suspention for probably less then a grand and make it handle just as well as the IS if not better.
Originally posted by Haul Maximus:
Maxima is still in the same class as the IS, only the IS is in the Luxury class. Both are 4 door mid-size sedans.
Maxima's come in auto and 5spd.
For the several thousands in price difference, I would get a complete after market suspention for probably less then a grand and make it handle just as well as the IS if not better. 5th generation maxima's aren't really ugly, tail lights look weird but so do the ones on the IS. IS300 is a RWD Toyota with pretty rims and a higher price tag. Lexus being a Luxury brand will cost more to repair. Why not take the thousands price difference, pocket it and get some goodies for your maxima (ex. Supercharger)