Top 10 Cars Americans Aren’t Buying

Top 10 Cars Americans Aren’t Buying

8. Nissan Maxima

Surprised that the Nissan Maxima is on this list? Well don’t be, considering the current model has a starting price of $31,810. While Nissan likes to bill it as a luxury sedan, the Maxima’s price and what you get doesn’t always add up. The sedan is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 290 hp and gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, but it’s pricey for its segment. The average Maxima sits in inventory for 125 days before being sold, but that’s not to say they’re not selling at all. So far this year, 31,749 units have moved, but that’s almost 25 percent less than last year’s numbers.

  • Robert

    Anyone notice that the C90 is labeled an LR2 and the TSX Wagon is labeled XC90?

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  • smartacus

    Only three Nissan products???
    Nissan and Infiniti are so outdated and fallen so far behind on the times; they may as well call themselves Lincoln.
    Oh you got a GTR? That’s like saying you drive to the country club in an Equus.

    i deeply respect Suzuki in comparison!

    When you drive a Nissan or Infiniti; you tell the world you deluded yourself into thinking you researched it all and made a wise, objective decision.

  • Alfie

    A GT-R is still badass… no matter what.

  • ColumWood

    That issue should be fixed now. Thanks for alerting us.

  • smartacus

    yeah i hear you, but with all the news of a 3100 lb M4 or Alfa’s 4C street legal fun-kart or next Stang…

    *But i can’t wait to see a test of Godzilla vs. Stingray

  • John

    A Volvo? Really? Only to be out done by an Audi in unreliability for a vehicle three years old or older.

  • Alfie

    I have to think the GT-R will still kill it. And why not… it does all the driving for you.

  • Satnam Singh Sidhu

    Acura prices are way out of wack… Need to look into their marketing aspect before it is too late….Kia and Hyundai are working hard to roll out quality cars for fraction of their price…

  • whturner

    Acura TSX Wagon
    “Acura is proving why automakers refuse to bring wagon variants to the U.S. market.”
    If you look at it you can see it is just another SUV restyled a bit. There is hardly any room behind the 2nd seat, to allow it to be used as a real wagon. Just a marketing/styling trick.

  • motownmadness

    Plus, there are so many better options like the Mercedes c-class estate, Audi A4 wagon, BMW 3 series touring, and so on.

  • whturner

    Or one of the few remaining “Big Wagons” After looking for a year I found a 1996 Buick Roadmaster Wagon with 27K miles on it. With the “Corvette” engine in it it will haul my Car Trailer. I am always stopped in parking lots by people who tell me they would buy one in a flash if someone started making them again.
    For a smaller Wagon (to add to your suggestions) my Saab 9-5 Aero wagon, or the simiilar VW is pretty good! too.

  • Hal

    The ILX is so misunderstood.