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


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I Love this car have not had any problems at 35k miles, but my headlights have been stolen twice. If you live in the Northeast do not buy this car, it is a theives delight.


Best Features

Car's power and interior design


Worst Features

Fix headlight problem


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Fun & Reliable
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By DGR
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is a pleasure to drive! It's very quick with excellent handling and braking. The seats are very comfortable although head room in the back is a little tight for a six footer.


Best Features

Engine power and handling. Build quality and reliability.


Worst Features

Trunk space is adequate but not great. The engine requires premium fuel. Side airbags should be standard.


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Like a top
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By bob
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2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my 5th Maxima, each held for three years and an average 25,000 miles per year. No maintenance problems other than brakes and tires have been experienced. Just routine oil changes at 3-5k miles. The ONLY car found that does NOT give me a back ache after 2 plus hours of driving. Runs like a top.


Best Features

Heated steering wheel and seats.


Worst Features

Exterior styling is never quite as attractive as the lower cost Altima...go figure?


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Fun to Drive
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By xosder
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This a very fun car to drive with good power and acceleration. The exterior design is very stylish and sporty. The ride is very quiet and smooth (although if you have the SE you will feel the bumps). This is not a luxury car by any stretch and it does have a few flaws, but all in all is a good car.


Best Features

Power, Xenon headlights, Handle


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not bad
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By Dan
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Been driving almost two years. VQ engine is smooth, powerful, and fun. My biggest complaint is the rear beam suspension. Used to drive a '99 mazda 626 (independent rear) and the tail felt less fishy and more planted than my Maxima. Tires are awful too. poor tires + beam susp make the perfomance subpar for a sports sedan. Build quality can be improved. After two years of driving on stiff suspension and poorly maintained roads, there are quite a few conspicuous interior rattles and creeks.


Best Features

3.5L 255hp VQ engine, the complements i always get, and nice styling.


Worst Features

offer better tires, independent rear suspension, and better interior build quality.


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