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What a engine wheres the rest of the car
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By autow
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2003 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought an 03 program car. The engine is perfect i never thought nissan could make such a perfect engine with power and torque it's great. But where is the thought on the rest of the car the interior needs help short people cannot use the arm rest up or down... The audio system is poor. The road noise is terrible and the se suspension is too rough i enjoy a great handling car and i like to feel the road but i don't like getting beat to death. Take a lesson from acura or bmw their sport pkgs are much much smoother yet handling is crisp. Plus rattles in the doors not sure i have ever had a rattle in japanese car until this one...


Favorite Features

255 h.p. v6 it's the best v6 in the industry. Xenons standard great idea, 1 touch up pwr windows nice touch. Homelink also standard that is a true technology feature i love. Outside temp is cool too.


Suggested Improvements

Work on the suspension no one likes a good handling car better than me but it needs to be smooth too it can be done. Arm rest needs work were all not 6' tall. Trip computer is innacurate. Rattles too many to mention come on nissan you can do better than this.


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Take it to the Max
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By John Buller
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2003 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I love this car! It's great fun to drive, very comfortable. Looks fantastic in Sheer Silver!! More than one person thought it was a Mercedes, including a friend who has one. It's a blast smoking away those hoity toity Benz and Beemer suckers. Had a 99 Maxima, 03 is totally different car.


Favorite Features

The engine. 6 CD in the dash. Comfy seats. Eats up the miles like an asphalt shark. Drove from Boston to Orlando; trip computer averaged 30.1 MPG and 58.6 MPH. Quiet, fast, luxurious, oh and a great value.


Suggested Improvements

Needs lighted controls on steering wheel. Switch the order of the auto lighting system. Put 'auto' on after parking light detent. 'Memory' seat has trouble remembering the seatback angle. Also passenger power window unit broke after one week.


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Nice Car
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By Ccc
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2003 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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it really nice and smooth


Favorite Features

driving fast


Suggested Improvements

suspention


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Fun to drive and powerful!
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By Medley98
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2003 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Fun car to drive. Alot of power even with the automatic verison. Gas mileage is far less than desireable, but the need for speed contributes handsomely to this driver contributed problem.


Favorite Features

Lots of power. Almost scarey if you aren't use to it.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage.


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By hbcarkook
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2003 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I peeled the cheap lloking MAXIMA ans 3.5 SE chrome stickers off and added a billet grille.... It now looks great. Will add wood dash kit and poly suspension bushings for stiffer cornering.


Favorite Features

Blowing by BMW owners with a shcked look on their face.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of that grille...


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