by syed786 on Sep 4, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
Worse car I've ever owned. Paint is fading, chrome is chipping off the front grill, I've only owned this car for about 12 days, and already had to replace the clutch(which din't help with fading or going to the floor), water pump, radiator, hose, and head gasket. I had the car inspected 2nd day I had it and I was told it was flawless. Performance is poor, there's no such thing like fuel economy in this car, no oil leak but still have to add oil every week, replaced two rear tires already, one of the rims bent already...Do I need to say more?
Worse car I've ever owned in my life.
I wish I can take Nissan to court for these faulty factory defects
by drock31 on Jul 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
I purchased my Maxima about 1/2 a year ago with 89,000 miles on it and so far so good.
I may do the struts soon, front a rear, but other than that manual trans is sweet, clutch is working fine, and engine wants to go go go!
Glad I went with the manual after reading some reviews of the automatic trans. jerking, plus it is extra fun to drive.
My only complaint is the road noise and that it burns a quart of oil every 5,000 miles.
I would only by a manual Maxima, and so far happy with my purchase!
by mortega1 on May 26, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
In 2007 I began to notice that the chrome finish on the front grill was beginning to peel off.
This was also beginning to happen on the chrome accents that are embedded on the roof of the vehicle. In late 2008 the power window motor located in the drivers door began to malfunction and now it is not functional at all.
In 2009, the power door locks located on the drivers side (front and rear doors) also began to malfunction.
Power to the steering wheel column and the drivers seat have now also failed.
I have also experienced issues with the air conditioning system and I have had several leaks in the o-rings that have been addressed several times.
Do not purchase a Nissan product!!
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.