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2003 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Reviews

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Fun to drive and powerful!
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By Medley98
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2003 Nissan Maxima 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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First Month
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By hbcarkook
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2003 Nissan Maxima 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Get rid of that grille...


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Maxima kicks butt!!!
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By Max-Girl
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is awesome. It truly kicks butt. This car is FAST and handles like an exotic sports car. You take off and barely touched the gas pedal. Its comfortable and the engine is sooo smooth. This car is like having a Lexus ES 300 w/out paying for an ES 300. Love the HID Xenons and the gated auto shifter.


Best Features

255 HP 3.5L V6 VQ Engine - need I say more?


Worst Features

Better tires for a great car.


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stolen lights and grill
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By sharie
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2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my third XLE, and I just learned that the 2003 headlight were mounted or designed to be easily taken. I learned this after it happened to me. I have 4,000 miles on the car. It is at the car dealer being repaired. There is over 3,200 worth of damage, I am hesitate to take it when it is finished. As, the police told me, they know where you live and will be back,this car is always being hit on. The lights just pop out. I check with the dealer who confirmed this, Nisson has not recalled them or come up with a anti theft devise. I feel like a sitting duck. If anyone knows how to avoid having the lights taken, please tell me. Thank You, Sharon


Best Features

The way it handles the road. It is a pleasure to drive.


Worst Features

Do something about the lights. Develope a way that they cannot be taken so easily.


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if I had known about the headlights...
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By jennee
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2003 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

The ride and the sound system


Worst Features

The headlights should be more secure; especially since it only takes crooks 30 seconds to steal them!!!!!!


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