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Old 02-19-2001, 03:16 PM   #1
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a stick or an automatic . I kinda know how to drive a stick and it's alright but isn't a maxima more of a lux car than a sports car ? so shouldnt i just get an auto
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Old 02-19-2001, 03:17 PM   #2
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get a stick.
There's no argument about it.
Maxima is more of a sports car than luxury.
Get a stick Maxima SE.
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Old 03-05-2001, 10:06 AM   #3
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If you're not getting the SE Maxima with a stick then you'd actually be better off looking at a Honda Accord EX V6 or a VW Passat (which can also be had with a stick)...this assuming you've decided not to go with the ITR. The SE is the only Maxima that really outhandles the Accord, and...well, what's the point of buying an automatic? People like to say it's easier to drive in city traffic, but that's really just a joke. Any decent driver doesn't even really have to think about driving a stick after a couple months with it...it just comes naturally. It's definitely a whole lot more fun too. The VR6 Passat has an incredibly large aftermarket too and a great interior...you could also opt for the tiptronic tranny to get a manual automatic.
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very good point ichthus,
i completely agree with you about the stick being more fun and it's really not a problem at all in city traffic, after 1 month of driving a stick, you won't even think about switching gears anymore...
and it really is very fun to drive a stick.
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Old 03-05-2001, 07:40 PM   #5
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Another thing is performance, the automatic equipped Maxima does 0-60 in about 8 seconds while the stick can pull it in under 7. That's a huge discrepency to live with...
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How old are you GOD? I think I saw it somewhere but forgot.
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i wouldn't even think about an auto, it would discust me
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Makes eating drive thru more difficult

Well, all the points about the stick and auto are true but you guys all forgot one of the major issues...

The difficulties of trying to wolf down an In&Out burger while shifting and steering....

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well, yea.....
but all you need is time and skill to learn to even do that
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Old 03-12-2001, 07:21 PM   #10
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nissanz@af - I'm 18 yrs old

ichthus - I dont want an accord my brother already has a 2000 ex-v6 2-door and its nice but i dont want to be copying him Even though their nice as hell i dont want one b/c he has one .....about the vw passat um.......thats just not me . And yes if i did an automatic it would be the maxima . The one that i'm considering is the 01 20th annerversery edition sterling mist . If i'm getting a 2 door then it would be a stick , if im getting a 4 door its gonna be an automatic .
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GOD@af then get a two door. Auto is lame!
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Old 03-14-2001, 10:32 PM   #12
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so dont go for the maxima .....well then i have 2 choices either the Integra Type R or the Honda Prelude . Both are great cars ...but its just a hard choice ....i want so much but only have so much money ..
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Whatever you get make sure it is a stick. Even if you get a 100k Benz I would get a stick cause it is funny to drive.
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what sets the maxima above the rest? a 5speed option. the only 5 speed in it's class (midsize lux import under 30k, whew!)

i mean, come on. v6? 3.0 L? 190 *or 222hp* in an auto? gimme a break. you GOTTA get a manual. even if you live i n SF or LA. its life.

autos are for people who dont know how to drive.

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Old 03-17-2001, 12:33 PM   #15
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LOL i'm pretty sure im gonna get a stick LOL
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