The below is famous car TV show in USA. The first time I saw this show was 30 years ago when I was studying my master degree. So I chose to trust them...
2019-10-03 9:15 發佈
Actually XADO performs much better on older cars but you need to make sure your old car engine is still healthy...
PS: Just hope she will not try to race with Tesla AGAIN!!!
Steering - Lexus feels better on straight roads but M feels as good on mountain roads if not better.
Handling - IS is better, ES, NX is good and M is also good.
Damping - IS, ES is much better. NX is much better on bad roads but less composed when accelerating, braking, turning due to its taller body...
Body roll - IS is better. ES/NX is a little better.
Brake - All are good. I think comparing with other cars M was very good 12 years ago. Now M is still good comparing with new cars.
I think M really needs better damping even when it's new. Its springs are stiff enough. Sway bars are OK although better if a little stiffer. In fact its problem is not on mountain roads but cursing on highway and road condition become bad...
I also notice that the damping on these new Japanese cars are getting better recently. That's a good thing!!!
That's why I didn't like steering on Acura in the past. (Too little feel) Not sure now? I also didn't like Altima's steering. Nissan adopted total different steering on Altima and Murano but Maxima's steering was good. Not sure about new Altima. Maybe Nissan also put their best steering on new Altima... If they does, then I think Maxima will become really nonsense... because Altima is as good as Maxima now... (two same products with two different names???)
Actually the new M is RWD with much better chassis.(alloy double A arms front and rear) It is definitely MUCH more balanced and better than that old Maxima. Just those so so dampers ruin the whole M... (Of course stiffer H&R springs also help...)