This is my second max, first one still have 94 with 264,000 km and engine/trans tops.
Only have 62,000 km on 03 and now first major repair, brakes all around.
Got this as last Japanese made one and was afraid of quality control with 04 on.
I may be wrong with the 04's on.
This car takes off like a scared cat-make sure you are hanging on tight.
I like the 94 more as it seems more roomer inside and with self adjusting shocks, real nice.
However, very poor head lights-moved up to stronger ones to help.
03 lights, what an improvement over the 94.
Looks are real nice and with the silver paint job, sun and clouds give it different looks.
Like all the controls on the steering wheel-fingertips.
On the streets found so easy to go over limit and likewise on the highways.
Passing with car is a pleasure-before you know, you are way over 80 approaching 90.
Did anyone take it all the way up to the end of the speedometer.
Like the dimming rear mirror at night.
We have had our Maxima for a while now. I was originally looking at the Accord, but after test driving my friend's, I scrapped the Honda idea. I had no idea it had that much power! The car is a rocketship when you want it to be. It is approaching 100k, and I have never had any problems with it. I am looking forward to having many more years of fun. It is a great car that can easily fit 4 adults and has a ton of trunk space for all of your stuff. I absolutely love my Maxima, and would buy it again in a heartbeat!
Body styling, acceleration, handling and over all fun factor.
It could use a bit more room in the back seat area. If you are over 6 ft it can get a little snug, but not bad.
I drove a '90 Maxima to 175k w/ no major issues. I currently drive an '06 Altima SE-R. I was confident that the purchase of a well maintained '03 Maxima GLE wouldn't disappoint. Boy was I right. Very handsome design, plenty of power under the hood, and very well appointed for a car in it's price range. The car just feels solid and well engineered. I am slightly biased, but it's a car I highly recommend based on past and present Nissan ownership.
I have to admit that I am pleased with
the Maxima overall; although I would
have waited for the 2004 model though.
I have had the car for about 8 months
and it has been vandalized three times!!
If you live in the Northeast, don't buy
this car! It is in your best interest
to buy the 2004 model or buy something
else. The research was not available
when I bought this car and I am sorry I
bought it. When you pay up to $3500 for
a pair of headlights you get a little
bitter. It is a beautiful car but the
headache is not worth it.
The ride and the sound system
The headlights should be more secure;
especially since it only takes crooks 30
seconds to steal them!!!!!!