Hello again, Fashionista. I hope you enjoyed reading my 2011 Hyundai Sonata review based on my very own personal experience! Today I bring to you my experience with the 2011 Nissan Maxima. I just traveled from Denver to Flagstaff, Arizona for a client. When booking travel, I noticed there were no flights directly into Flagstaff, so I decided to take the 2.5 hour drive from Phoenix.
When I landed, I was dreading the long drive and was on the lookout for a nice comfy ride to rent, then I saw the midnight blue 2011 Nissan Maxima. Before jumping in, I noticed the new Maxima had a very aggressive, sporty look. From the front and back, it’s hard to tell it’s a sedan, the 2011 Nisan Maxima looks more like a coupe until you step around to the side and notice the extra set of doors. I was also impressed how the 18 inch wheels seem to give the car a nice low profile look with out actually being that low.
Once inside, the interior of the 2011 Nissan Maxima had a very sporty feel with a mix of black vinyl, carbon fiber and chrome trim. The seats were heated and covered in soft black leather. The dash has a more of a classic look with gauges looking a bit dated, which didn’t exactly fit this car. It had an old school amber LED type read out similar to what you might find in a late 90s Audi, which isn’t all that bad, I just didn’t think it fit the entire look and feel of this modern car.
Once I set out on I17 in the Nissan Maxima to make my way to Flagstaff, Arizona, I was not expecting the massive amount of power from its 24 Valve, 3.5 Liter, V6 Engine. I found myself reaching 75 mph in a bit under 8 seconds. Flagstaff, Arizona is at 7000 ft. in elevation. That’s 6000 ft higher than Phoenix. Most cars would have some type of performance degradation on its way up and if this was a factor for the 2011 Nissa Maxima, I didn’t notice. In fact on a long 8 – 10% grade stretch of highway, I found myself doing about 85 mph at only 2200 rpm. The ride itself was very quiet and smooth with very light steering, handling well on curves at high speed. I also noticed an instant fuel consumption meter which, in my opinion, can really change one’s driving habits. My trip to Flagstaff was about 150 miles. Once I arrived, there was still about 3/4 tank of gas. So the fuel economy is great in this car.
Once my work day was over, I did a little research on the Nissan Maxima- Since I was very impressed. I found that the 2011 Nissan Maxima is moderately priced between $30,000 and $35,000, depending on the options. While it’s not the least expensive car, I think it’s the most sports car you can get for the money.
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Originally Posted at “First Class Fashionista”
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