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Cars > Challenges > “MAXX” Vs “Midori”

 

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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triplesss

M–39
Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States

 

2005 Chevrolet Malibu MAXX LT2

“MAXX”

1993 Honda Accord EX

“Midori”

 
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Photo of: 1993 Honda Accord
 

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About “MAXX”

This is actually my wife Rose's car, and it's shown in her garage too (see MAXXINE), but since she doesn't hang out on Motortopia much anymore I thought it was time to show the car off in my garage too. It has over 65,000 miles on it, but I try to keep after it both mechanically and cosmetically and I like to think it shows. It's never let us down and it looks like a much newer car. The paint and upholstery still look like new, with the exception of a couple of minor "this's" and "that's" that any 7 year old car will pick up.

About “Midori”

"To some people, a car is a car. But to people like us, its so much more than just a car. Its a getaway. Its our hiding spot. Its our comfort. Its an extension of ourselves."

Nickname: Midori (feminine meaning for green in Japanese)

 

Specs for “MAXX”

3.5L V-6
4-speed Automatic transaxle
0-60 in about 7.5 seconds
1/4 mile in roughly 15 seconds
... AND ABOUT 33 MPG ON THE HIGHWAY WITH 4 FULL-SIZE ADULTS ABOARD AND THE A/C BLASTING !!!

It's 5-door hatchback sedan design was an exclusive among American cars of it's size. It has more interior room (including 4" more rear seat legroom ) than the Malibu sedan of the same series with a correspondingly longer wheelbase while being 5" shorter in overall length.It's back seats can recline up to 15 degrees from their regular upright position It's standard full-width fixed rear-seat sunroof was unique among all cars available at the time.

Specs for “Midori”

2.2 Liter 4cyl F22-A6 Engine

 

Factory Options for “MAXX”

LT2 Package: Includes Automatic Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Driver's Seat, Fold Flat Passenger Seat, In-Dash 6 Disc CD Changer, Rear Window Wiper and Roof-Mounted Spoiler, 3.5 Liter V-6 Engine, Driving Lights, 16" Alloy Wheels with Premium All-Season Tires, Cargo Area Shelf, Cargo Net, and Cruise Control.

Power Sunroof and Fixed Rear Skylight W/ Shade

Heated Leather Seats

Remote Start

Security System

XM Satellite Radio

Factory Options for “Midori”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “MAXX”

None... yet. I have definite plans, including medium window tinting, charcoal gray Chevelle SS-style stripes and smoke chrome 18" Cobalt SS Supercharged factory wheels.

Mods for “Midori”

MODIFICATIONS:

Performance:
*Throttle Body Coolant By-pass
*Custom Ram-Air Intake painted Arcadia Green w/Spectre Filter
*High Performance NGK Plugs/Wires
*Denso Alternater


Suspension:
*Carbon Fiber Strut Bar
*Skunk2 Racing Shocks
*Eibach 1.2in Lowering Springs


Wheels/Tires:
*18" Katana Rims
*225 40 18" Nankang Tires


Lighting:
*Carbon Projector headlights
*Elegante Carbon Fiber Taillights w/ LED Brake lights
*Carbon Corner Lamps w/ LED Turn Signals
*Carbon bumper lenses
*Green reverse lights
*Green grill lights
*Green engine bay lights


Exterior:
*Grill from a 90 Accord
*JDM Black/Chrome Honda Emblem
*M3 Carbon mirrors multicolor leds


Interior:
*Green painted dash pieces and vents
*Black painted console paneling
*2 12" Green neon tubes under dash
*Green Door lights
*Started working on door panels. Will be Black with Arcadia Green carpet


Ice:
*Panasonic Deck w/Pioneer Speakers




PLANS:

Performance:
*3.2 TL Injectors
*AEM Fuel Rail
*possibly H22 Swap
*Injen Cold Air Intake
*DC Sports Headers/downpipe
*ApexI Exhaust
*possibly Turbo w/intercooler
*MSD Ignition with plugs/10mm wires
*Fuel Management System
*Upgraded ECU
*manual transmission conversion

Interior:
*re-upholstery in black/green
*gauges
*custom dash glow
*more custom paint
*tinted windows
*more neons

Exterior:
*Skyline R33 Body Kit
*Evo VIII Carbon Fiber Hood
*Carbon Fiber trunk lid
*HID Kit
*custom paint w/graphix
*green StreetGlow underbody LED kit
*F1 Dual-slotted Fenders

Suspension:
*slotted/drilled rotors - full sway bar kit

Wheels/Tires:
*17" ADR BattleX Rims (Black w/chrome lip) - Pirelli 40 series tires

 

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Points for MAXX Total Votes Points for Midori
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