View Full Version : which is more

08-01-2001, 07:03 PM
I'm gonna trade my 95 Maxima SE for a 95+ 240SX SE. my question is, which costs more in the long run? I know the 240 uses less gas, but the Maxima has 4 doors. I heard the 240 has higher insurance too. Which one will be cheaper in the long run(ALL costs included)?

'97 S14 SE Turbo
08-01-2001, 07:05 PM
More tire cost for the 240SX, because once you have one, you would love to drive it hard around corners, drift, and outright drive the car.

With a boring 4 door, it's not as fun taking corners with all that understeer and torque steer.

08-01-2001, 07:18 PM
Depending upon your insurance company, insurance can be less for the 240sx. My insurance company cosiders the 240sx an economy car, so insurance is fairly low. Insurance is also lower than a Maxima because the value of the car is lower and if they have to pay a settlement they give you less money. Something to consider.


08-01-2001, 07:24 PM
yeh, bull****, my mother's accord still understeers from the bald front tires from back when i used to drive it to work for 3 months straight.

4-banger should get better gas milage. 240sx insurance isn't that much. in MA at least the insurance agencies dont really count it as a sports car give or take. at least dont charge as much for it as they would for a camaro or something. i had a rust-bucket 86 berlinetta and had to pay something like $500 more for the insurance on that thing than i do on the '90 240sx.

08-01-2001, 09:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 240Lunatic:
My insurance company cosiders the 240sx an economy car, so insurance is fairly low.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

what insurance company is that ? http://www.freshalloy.com/


08-01-2001, 10:05 PM
here's one thing to think about, with high gas prices and all. remember what the dependable old gas gauge says next to it... "premium unleaded fuel only" i don't recall the max requiring that so it'll be a little more costly at the pump.

08-01-2001, 11:22 PM
95 max and 95 240 both require 91+ octane. The max is faster but the 240's more fun to drive.