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Old 04-03-15, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SW13GS View Post
Flat bottomed steering wheels come from F1. The purpose of them in a street car is to look like they come from F1 cars. Its like a spoiler...serves no practical purpose.
Just as are a lot of styling elements in cars these days that serve no practical purpose but they nevertheless give a car style (fancy LED headlight rims, fake carbon fibre, side vents) These will appeal to some while alienating others. I see no harm if they incorporate a sporty element into the car.
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Old 04-03-15, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by speedflex View Post
Just as are a lot of styling elements in cars these days that serve no practical purpose but they nevertheless give a car style (fancy LED headlight rims, fake carbon fibre, side vents) These will appeal to some while alienating others. I see no harm if they incorporate a sporty element into the car.
Nor do I, I was just explaining to him where flat bottomed steering wheels come from. Its not so fat people can get in or out of the car.
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Old 04-03-15, 05:26 PM
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I don't think it looks bad, a bit too much like a Mazda 6. I still
Like the look of the 2000-03 better. The interior looks pretty nice and sporty. I hoped they finally made an SE-R model like my Alty. Good job overall though.
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Old 04-03-15, 08:48 PM
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Nissan had an issue with the previous gen Maxima grille. It was called the "tooth" grille for obvious reasons, and owners looks for different options make it look better.

They got away from that with the current gen which has a plain, but not ugly, grille. Now they've chosen to go with that big chrome "U" in the grille. I can already see owners painting it black or wrapping it so it no longer stands out. Anyone want to do a photoshop on the '16 model??
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Old 04-03-15, 11:55 PM
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I think its a little too busy but when you consider how long they ran the last gen maxima I think they are trying to make it look as modern as possible. lol
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Old 04-04-15, 12:51 AM
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pretty nasty. not going to run out and check it out in person thats for sure. the only car thats pretty desirable right now is the 2015 genesis sedan.
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Some are worried about 300 HP + FWD = TORQUE STEER

But I think Nissan knew about it and they may have some measures to compensate for it
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Some are worried about 300 HP + FWD = TORQUE STEER

But I think Nissan knew about it and they may have some measures to compensate for it
Probably creative computer programming that limits horsepower through the first couple of gears or up to 40-50mph to where it is not an issue.

Its much easier/cheaper to limit horsepower through the computer than to actually design and build a world class suspension system that would avoid torque steer at a dead stop with the throttle mashed, engine giving full response all at once. The easy way out in most FWD applications is to cut the timing and reduce the power output.
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Old 04-04-15, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
Probably creative computer programming that limits horsepower through the first couple of gears or up to 40-50mph to where it is not an issue.

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They already do that with the current gen to about 25 mph. When floored it really takes off from that speed. What's unfortunate is they dial back the power under full acceleration at around 85 to save the CVT is what I was told. Not much of an issue for me as I don't need to floor my car at 85 mph anyway but could see how some may hate that however its still plenty powerful at that speed anyway.

A little to much going on for me in some areas especially the front end. I do love the interior. Definitely has some GTR influences.

What I don't like is the packaging. No panoramic or even a regular sunroof available on the sport model and lots of other features stripped from that model. I'll check this new model out for the heck of it though.
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Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
Sorry, forgot about the name change at Infiniti, the new Q50 is the model I am referring to.

As for price, they're a lot closer than you'd think. New Maxima is $32k base, Q50 is $37k base. Loaded Maxima is like $40,000. So I'd say you're crazy not to cross shop them IMO.
Compare a loaded Maxima and a base Q50 feature for feature--the prices will not be close anymore.
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Old 04-04-15, 12:52 PM
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The latest corporate Nissan front-end is not doing it for me, worse for the Maxima. Interior is nice though.
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Old 04-04-15, 12:53 PM
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First real-world, non-Platinum pic I've seen:

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Old 04-04-15, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tex2670 View Post
Compare a loaded Maxima and a base Q50 feature for feature--the prices will not be close anymore.
I know that, but some of the optional goodies on luxury cars now days are more annoyances than anything. Things like Infiniti's optional electric steer system that is actually worse than the conventional steering, adaptive cruise control(I've heard this has improved since it first came out though), 19-20" wheel options that make the ride rougher, etc
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Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
First real-world, non-Platinum pic I've seen:

car looks great, especially profile and back.
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Yeah, that does look pretty good. Aside from the "butter face".
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