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By Billnasp
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2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a super car. I have owned 4 Nissans and this is a fun car to drive. I had a 280ZX and 240SX too. This car is a better option than the Altima. Friends with new cars, (Honda Accord, Honda Pilot, etc.)love to ride in my Maxima.


Best Features

Power and acceleration, headlights really light up the road ahead, memory seats, roomy inside and comfortable seats. Like the stereo - but slow to load all 6 CDs, side airbags add to safety, garage door opener in visor, stereo controls on steering wheel


Worst Features

Light up controls on steering wheel, Trip computer very inaccurate, make compass standard, telescope steering wheel, AC/heat vents for back, continuous fan speed, dual temp setting for front. rain noise on side windows - sounds like hail hitting it.


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


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this is the fastest car i have ever own I had a 450 Mercedes and 2 Trans Ams. the most comfortable and quiet cars. it is majestic Blue and beatiful. the Steering is a llittle light in drive. but drop it don to third and hold on for a sure footed great handle super fast gricery getter head turning time!!! i love it. the toys the bose the compass the outside temp the climae control. oh the leather .......WOW. NISSAN WHY DI YOU MAKE THAT 2004. THE 2003 HAS IT ALL!!1


Best Features

SPPED AND THE CONFORT AND QUIET


Worst Features

TIGHTER HANDLING IN THE DRIVE GEAR.


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By bremner44
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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It's powerful, stylish, has a lot of nice features, and is reliable. Best car for the money. The mistake people make is when they try to compare the Maxima with the Camary, Accord, Or Mitsubishi. It is in a higher class, a head above the previous mentioned. The only things I would change are: It needs a telescoping steering wheel,I'm 6'5" and my seat is pushed all the way back. The steering wheel is to far away. Also, the exterior paint seems to chip easily.


Best Features

The styling. 255HP Engine. Bose 6- Disc 7 speaker sound system. I sounds better than the 2004 8 speaker Bose.


Worst Features

Telescopic steering wheel.


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By jreddington
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Hated '04 styling. Picked up used (13K) '03. All options incl. Nav. Potenzas hydroplane. Suspension and low profile tires are great for smooth roads. Potholes knock you silly. Squeaks and rattles down the road? Also disappointed with the BOSE stereo. Cranked up full volume, still not enought when windows and sunroof are open. My '92 SE had a better BOSE system. I'm still debating whether the nav system is useful or a toy. It seems shoehorned in and having to do A/C controls on the screen seems an afterthought when they took the dash real estate away from the standard controls. I think the dash looks better without the nav system.


Best Features

Great engine. All this performace plus 27-28 mpg.


Worst Features

BOSE "premium" sound system is a joke. Potenza's scary in the rain. Love the auto down windows from remote key fob but why do they go down only 3" after an hour parked. Overpriced navigation CDs. $120 each!!!? (need 9 total for US)


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By gleowner
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2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Flawless in interior design, engine performance and braking. Very comfortable on long trips. Ergonomics are well thought out. Pleasure to drive on those looong highway stretches. Adaquate stereo, storage space. Xenon bulbs are a dream. Incredible value for money. Selected this product after testing Acura CL, Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES 300, BMW 3 Series, and Volvo S60.


Best Features

Engine Performance, Interior design, Seat comfort, History of reliability, heated steering wheel, Traction control (came in handy at 150+ inches of snow) and seat comfort. Build quality is fantastic, and value for money.


Worst Features

Torque steer at high acceleration, large turning radius, and paint quality. Chips and nicks at only 6k miles.


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