October 20 2012
Both performance and luxury.
This is a driver's car. It's really solid on mountain roads, with great stability in handling, good acceleration, and great brakes. The interior is elegant and the seats are solidly comfortable. While some reviews suggest the car is noisy under hard acceleation, I like the sound of a true sports sedan. It was a great value when I purchased it new, and I'm really pleased with its current value -but I wouldn't trade it for anything else. The more expensive cars are just selling prestige, not performance or luxury.
May 16 2010
nicely appointed - luxury
road noise! transmission downshifts hard just before stopping - jerks forward 1 or 2 times - VERY a
Re. downshifting right before stopping - service mgr claims that this is "normal"!!! Also, it takes 5 seconds after a complete stop for the rpm to return to 550 idle speed from 900! What's up with that? This is a huge waste of gas and if I release the brake, it liunges forward at 10 MPH! That's normal? I think NOT! Serv mgr said - again & you guessed it - that's "normal"! I'll return this to service as many times as my patience will allow, keep records of their fasilure to fix, & then apply for the "lemon law" classification. Even a Yugo doesn't behave like this! Amazing!!!
April 23 2010
I traded my 2007 M35 for the 2010 last month. I love the subtle changes on the 2010, dash lights no longer amber, extra chrome trimwork looks great on the inside & out, and the softened angle of the tail lights make the car look more refined. Love the navigation, back up camera and ability to download CD's to the car. Even the voice commands seem clearer along with my bluetooth. More powerful than the '07, very comfortable and roomy interior.
So far the only complaint I have is the car seems to idle quite high when first started. I'm sure it can be adjusted when I take it in for service
I planned on getting the 2011 M, but the price pushed me in another direction and the exterior was lacking compared to the Maxima. I drove G35, E350 and A6, and the 2011 M35. Love the A6 and E 350 Coupe, but for the money the M came out in front. The 2011 M is almost identical to the Maxima, only this time the Maxima has turn indicators on the mirrors that the M does not. Strange. I ended up with about the same car I had in 2007, with a more refined look, more equipment and paying $100/month less on the lease. Service has been great so far. The '07 served me well and so think I got the best deal for the money. I'd reccommend this car to anyone.
April 14 2010
Love the look and feel of this car. I got the sport package so it is a little stiff but the ride is perfect for me. The seats are the best. So comfortable. The sound system rocks. It has a hard drive. Ipod ready and overall, I love this car.
I would say the cabin noise however with my stereo up high all the time, well you get where I am going.
10+. I get looks from people. I tinted the windows and love my car.
October 31 2009
Everything good is packed into this car
Bought car new in 2005, still own it and it may be the last car I own, I don't want to give it up. There are so many features that are amazing I could never tell you about all of them in this small box. One that stands out is the cruise control. While on a trip I set the CC on a two lane stretch of freeway in CA. While approaching a semi which was in the slow lane I noticed a car following it but paid no attention to it. Suddenly my car slowed and braked as the car changed into my lane. The cruise control sensor detected the car change into my lane to pass the semi before I could react and brake. This car could save your life. Buy one, you'll love it!!!