Thats the canadian site...the Maxima is the larger version. Sentra > Altima > Maxima. It has 222 horsepower (the new ones), its just a damn nice car, everyone loves em. Sure u can get an altima, but I'd rather take a bottom of the line maxima than a high end altima any day of the week! The new ones look very nice, are very fast as well. The older ones (late 90's) are also very nice, and have a lot of power. I don't like altimas
At autotrader.com the cheapest 98 maxima is 5 grand more then the cheapest 99 altima. 15k vs 10k. Im turning 16 soon and I doubt Ill be able to afford a maxima as nice as it is...I guess I could ask my boss for a raise but I doubt Id get one.
Altima is pretty good it its class. It handles/corners well in high speed turns/chases whether it's loaded w/ 5 adults or just one. Stay away from anything Suzuki (flipped over once) or domestic vehicles unless they're trucks.
But if you're interested in buying a car, I seriously suggest you renting one (w/full coverage) and beat on it til you get tired of it or until it croaks. If you still like it or is left standing, that's you car.
Really...? Well I know a couple of "guys" (brothers) who spent $25k Canadian on a fully loaded Cavalier, and those are the most girlie guys I know. I couldn't help but think: Fully loaded cavalier, or Mustang. Seems like an easy decision to me.
And then the prices are not that far off between a fully loaded altima and a base-line maxima. People looking at u don't know And you still have all 222 horses kicking some ass for you!