Saturday Bonus: 1988 Nissan Maxima.

July 23, 2011

8 comments



8 comments:

cam.man67 said...

My thing is, in my neck of the woods, this kind of car is just commonplace. Sure it's got some age to it, but in my mind it's no classic that I would find noteworthy. I guess to each their own...

ben said...

I see a lot of the 80s and 90s cars we post get comments like these, so I thought I'd share a little window into my intent.

Seeing this car next in between 2 classics from the 50s and 60s is pretty silly, and it's definitely too common to be a classic. But I do find aspects of it interesting, and I want people to be able to browse this site and be able to see the way elements of cars evolved, the wheels, the wings, the emblems (or in this case, stickers). Obvious classics are fun, but not the only kind of fun.

The Nissan tag is a perfect example of what I'm talking about, look at what changed over a 5 year period!

I've been staring at these photos for more than 5 months, so I figured I'd throw them up as a weekend bonus post. And as I said been said with the last Camrys, don't expect to see another one. Unless it's really good.

Justin said...

@ cam.man;Dude, these are getting pretty rare, I think it's OPC-worthy.

Aw man, this thing reeks of late 80's-early 90's. Digging that lipped bumper.

erik said...

These are my favorite Maximas! I think this still looks sharp to this day, especially in black.

ben said...

Black is definitely the color.

Can you imagine how much rarer and more sought after these would be if they were RWD?

Hmm, that previous gen (aka Datsun 810) is all of the sudden looking a little sweeter. I mean come on, the Maxima was the first talking car in the US.

erik said...

I thought it could talk! I wasn't sure if it was a false memory from childhood...

Anonymous said...

I love seeing cars like this posted. In my part of the country, cars of this era, especially in running condition, are already quite rare and their numbers only get fewer with the passing years.

adam.giguere said...

I have not been seeing a lot of these recently, but I don't think it's really that interesting