The Nissan Maxima is the most luxurious and spacious sedan in the automaker’s lineup, proving to drivers across the country that you don’t need to splurge to enjoy premium features and an upscale feel. The has received awards for its resale value, interior, and engines, proving that it is a well-rounded vehicle. Thanks to its excellent resale value, buying the Maxima is a smart investment to spend your days driving through the beautiful Fort Walton Beach area.
The Maxima strives to be a four-door sports car and it delivers in this respect. With its powerful 300-horsepower V6 engine and dynamic handling, this Nissan feels just as powerful and fun to drive as you would expect from a sports car. The aggressive stance gives a hint of its power while the floating roof design adds to its elegance and eye-catching nature. Sitting inside the Nissan Maxima makes it clear that you, the driver, are the focus as everything is within easy reach from your deeply bolstered sport seat.
The history of the Nissan Maxima actually begins with its predecessor, the Datsun. The first Maxima was a trim level on the 1981 Datsun 810, a second-generation model. The following year, the 810 was dropped, leaving behind the Maxima. The original Maxima combined luxury and performance in a design that was more angular than the original 810. It had a 125-horsepower 2.4-liter engine found on the 240Z as well. Even early on, the Nissan Maxima was a leader in terms of technology, with voice recordings to let you know the lights were on or the door was open.
The 1985 Maxima introduced the second generation with an adjustment to front-wheel drive. The interior room increased, even though the wheelbase got smaller. This generation offered a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The 1988 model saw the end of the wagon body style and one of the first adaptive suspension systems in the industry. Between 1989 and 1994, the Nissan Maxima began to show its true capabilities and merits as a performance sedan. It ran on a 160-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 that increased to 190 horses in 1991. It was the 1989 model that first got the “four-door sports car” label the Maxima still enjoys today. The fourth-generation Maxima arrived in 1995, and the fifth-generation 2000 Maxima was larger and less sporty. Since then, new generations have arrived for the 2004, 2009, and 2016 model years.
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