Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 21:04:03 GMT From: "Sheldon Rabin" <srabinnopsamhlink.net> Subject: Re: new 9.3ss competing with ???
Plenty of engine except at altitude! minimal Federal structural safety! Get a KIA or Hondai!! "Once was Bob" <uctraingNOSPAMnopsamanet.com> wrote in message news:c1t4uussm1apr6jd6954k7l0tmfle7qf4dnopsamcom... > On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 23:27:58 -0500, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > >You forgot the Altima V6/5 speed, which came with higher recommendations > >than the higher priced Maxima. I am still waiting for a reply from a dealer > >to see if they have nay of these models in stock for a test drive. > > I haven't watched the Altima models very closely so I can't say if > they actually exist in manual form. However, the Altima is targeted > to the "family man" who wants a little more sport. I think you'll > find that they made a few compromises on things like the seating > position, interior quality, etc and you may be unsatisfied. There's > plenty of engine there though. YMMV. See my Maxima comments below. > > >> Is the Maxima V6/manual transmissions readily available for a test drive > >> or just "listed as being available" with a manual, just like the Volvo? > > They definitely make them. Manual Maximas have always been harder to > find so I expect that you'll see a few, but not a boatload. > Maximas are very nice cars at a reasonable price. Quality built, > nice interior appointments. They have plenty of power from an > engine with a reputation almost as good as a Saab 4cyl for > durability. They handle well and are not too soft but yet still > have a comfortable ride as long as you get the *SE* version. > The GXE/GLE are too soft for my needs. > > Bob >