- Mar 20, 2000
we all know about accord v6, so i won't go into details... but altima! i got in it, and i'm not real big on materials, soft touch plastics on the dash or shag carpet or supple leather... i don't mind honda's plasticky leather at all... but when you see a seam in the dash go from a gapless joint to having 1/8" and you can see the teeth where it fits together... thats not right. but the engine! smooth as butter and powerful as you could really want. 85 (de facto highway speed in texas) was effortless. gear changes were smooth and jerkless, noise was just right, tactile response through the pedal and wheel were excellent. that maxima/altima driveline is far better than honda's. i just need to figure out how to afford a maxima so that theres no rattle in a year because the interior is falling apart.