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2010 Maxima Diesel may be manual-only

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According to Nissan, the diesel engine slated to power the Maxima could come equipped with a manual transmission as its only option. We honestly can't imagine Nissan going through with this idea.

Autoblog article

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And there go its North American sales.

Edit: is the Maxima actually sold anywhere else?

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And there go its North American sales.

Edit: is the Maxima actually sold anywhere else?

All their sales won't be gone... but diesel sales will be pretty crappy. The gas engine will still be paired with the CVT.

And nope, just NA.

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Good. Time for 'Mericans to stop being such clutch-phobic pu$$ys.

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Good. Time for 'Mericans to stop being such clutch-phobic pu$$ys.

Hey... not my fault I never had a chance to learn. My father got rid of his last stick-shift eight years before I got a license.

Anyway, Autoblog posted a correction article... apparently it will have an automatic and maybe a manual.

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diesel fans are a bit non mainstream and probably would be independent thinkers and control freaks enough to want a manual anyways.

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diesel fans are a bit non mainstream and probably would be independent thinkers and control freaks enough to want a manual anyways.

Yes...leave automatics to the mainstreamers... I'd buy a diesel w/ a manual again.

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Yes...leave automatics to the mainstreamers... I'd buy a diesel w/ a manual again.

In Europe (at least Great Britain where I get the mags from) there are many diesel combos that are NOT available with an automatic.....period.....

But stick-shift penetration rates have historically been way higher over there than here (as we all know already....)

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In Europe (at least Great Britain where I get the mags from) there are many diesel combos that are NOT available with an automatic.....period.....

But stick-shift penetration rates have historically been way higher over there than here (as we all know already....)

Yeah..I'm always amazed by what is available in diesels in the UK....like a BMW 3-series convertible diesel. Or a Merc CLK diesel hardtop. I'd love to see GM make some bold moves and offer a diesel Camaro or US-market diesel CTS..

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Yeah..I'm always amazed by what is available in diesels in the UK....like a BMW 3-series convertible diesel.

We all know that if there weren't such stringent EPA regs and if people didn't remember American-made diesels in the 70s/80s that there would be many more diesel engines here from companies not named Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.

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We all know that if there weren't such stringent EPA regs and if people didn't remember American-made diesels in the 70s/80s that there would be many more diesel engines here from companies not named Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.

Yes, unfortunately. My '80s diesel experience was a good one overall, though my Escort's engine was by Mazda.

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>>"diesel fans are a bit non mainstream and probably would be independent thinkers and control freaks enough to want a manual anyways. "<<

How did you come up with that conclusion ??

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Even with the torque of a diesel, city driving is a bitch with a stick. Thats why people pick automatics.

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Even with the torque of a diesel, city driving is a bitch with a stick. Thats why people pick automatics.

Yeah...it's the traffic that kills the fun of a stick... esp. the darn stop and go freeway congestion and stop and go city traffic..I love a manual, but am content with an automatic in my Jeep..

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Yeah...it's the traffic that kills the fun of a stick... esp. the darn stop and go freeway congestion and stop and go city traffic..I love a manual, but am content with an automatic in Jeep..

Bitch bitch bitch. I drive a manual everyday to and from work through rush hour traffic, and there is always stop and go sections at least twice a day. I manage just fine. You guys are wusses. :P

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Even with the torque of a diesel, city driving is a bitch with a stick.

Thats why NON-ENTHUSIASTS pick automatics.

corrected.

Seriously, I'm reading your posts but all I hear is "ooooowww... my v4gina hurts" :P

Clutchin' in gridlock is what separates the MEN from the BOYS!

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