When Does the Maxima Get AWD?

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  1. Priest Tango

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    That's the G35 that gets it this year, but never rule it out for the Maxima.
     
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    The 2005 Cadillac STS will have optional AWD as well.
     
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    rumors of an awd maxima were out before the current g35's hit the market
     
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    everyone knew the G35 was gonna get the AWD, it shares the same platform as the FX. it is possible the maxima's gonna get it too, because doesn't the Max-Altima shares the same platform as the Murano? and the murano has awd too.. so only time will tell.
     
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    The AWD Maxima rumor won't die. It is possible it will become a reality. I've heard the new Quest might also get the same AWD system.
     
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    i remember freshalloy confirmed that the 2004 maxima would have AWD. but it doesn't. im hoping to see AWD in that car. and maybe a boost in power
     
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    i'm just hoping to see boost
     
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    :)Maybe it will cure some of that nasty torque steer.
     
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    never said it would fawker
     
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    the NA VQ has a long life ahead of it. its a fine engine. if it were boosted, it would be too expensive and too powerful for your average family. nissan is good enough without the forced induction
     
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    The VQs are already boosted in Japan. The VQ25DET makes '276hp,' and the VQ30DET has the same rating:)rolleyes: ).

    Anyway, the Maxima needs awd or something to distinguish itself further from the Altima. IIRC, the Nissan Teana(JDM Maxima) has awd, so it's definitely possible that we could get it.
     
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    i hope so
     
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    The spare tire sits in a well right where the driveshaft would go. It would take some re-engineering.
     
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    Or something simple we like to call 'run flat tires'.
     
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    If I know Nissan, the Teana and Max may look similar and share a few parts, but the chassis are far different. While the Teana has AWD, the same shaft tunnel on the Max (if it has one. I haven't seent he bottom of the new Max) is occupied by the exhaust. That was the same issue with the first Altimas and why transfering over the Bluebirds AWD system isn't as easy as it seems.

    Same with the Quest. Even though its loosely based on the Presage which is available with AWD, there are enough small differences to make adding AWD quite a task.
     
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    Can they make run flats that hold that much weight?
     
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    Rwd Cts> Awd*
     
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    I would think so...
     

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