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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan

 
 

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Nissan Maxima Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 265 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Nissan Maxima

  • Although it's now more upscale than ever before, the Maxima remains one of the best combinations of performance, luxury and value in the midsize sedan segment.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy interior, lots of upscale options, sweet V6, available with a manual transmission.

  • Cons

    Some small, oddly arranged controls.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Maxima has been fully redesigned for 2004. It now rides on the same underpinnings as the well-received Nissan Altima. This year's…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (671 total reviews)


Comfortable drive, but problems aplenty

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Bought my 2004 maxima with just above 100,000 miles 2 and a half years ago, have 125,000 miles on it now. It's a pretty fast car, rides comfortably at high speeds, and has really good stock speakers. But, it has had way too many problems. Power steering pump died on me, tensioners on the chain broke, both cam shaft sensors died and would cut all power to the car when moving, sunroof won't open, the climate controls won't work, including the defrosters, which isn't fun in the winter. CD player doesn't work. I feel the transmission shifting heavy now, which isn't good at all. This car has turned me off to nissan, I will probably end up getting a different vehicle in the immediate future.




Beautiful. waste of money

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I purchased this car due to how beautiful it is and powerful, got a great deal on it but now I know why it was so cheap. After a week of having this car at 111,400 miles I realized it is having minor transmission issues. Going fast and staying at a consistent shift it drives like a dream. Stop and go traffic however; a nightmare. Wasted my time and money, currently looking for a new commuter due to me going to college and working.



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2004 maxima is the worst

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Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my '04 Maxima used in 2008 with 69K miles on it. I've had nothing but trouble with it since I bought it. Transmission went out at 87k miles. The dealership's mechanic told me he has seen many Maximas come in with a bad Valve Body causing the tranny to slip and also slam into gear from park to drive. Luckily my extended warranty covered it. Here is the long list of problems I've had with the car since then: bad radiator fan assembly, ignition coil, valve cover gasket, 2 broken motor mounts, bad altenator, tie rod end, bad cat converter, rear wheel bearing, and power window motor. I traded it in last week and good riddence!!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 2004 Nissan Maxima Review

What's New for 2004

The Maxima has been fully redesigned for 2004. It now rides on the same underpinnings as the well-received Nissan Altima. This year's Maxima is longer, wider and more powerful than the previous version.

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Sylvia
Sylvia
07-18-2002
What's new for the 2004 Maxima?...


awfpack
awfpack
01-29-2008
My parents have a 2004 Maxima. Everytime they hit a small bump there is a bad rattle that sounds like it is coming from the trunk. They have had it into Nissan 3 times and it is still not any better...


maxima2004
maxima2004
06-05-2013
I bought a Maxima 2004 in Nov and costed 8000$ and I feel cheated....



 

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