I know Nissan has marketing the Maxima as a “4 door sports car” for a long time now, but I just wanted to get something off my chest. Up through at least the early 00's, the Maxima has had a solid beam rear suspension (seen below)
Here is the rear suspension from another 4 door, V6, front wheel drive sedan from a similar time period. Notice how long the arms are for minimal camber change under load, very sporty, right?
This is from a Toyota Camry. That’s right, the most boring car on earth has sportier suspension than Nissan’s “4 door sports car”.
Did you know that from the late 70's through the early 90's there was another Japanese manufacturer making a luxury 4 door sedan that was rear wheel drive, available with a manual transmission/limited slip diff, and shared an engine and suspension with the flagship sports car of the brand at the time?