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04 maxima SL not worth it
By avalonlady on
2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car new in white diamond pearl with heated seats, Bose 6cd changer, sunroof, etc. This car made a rattling noise since about 30,000mi. Dealer claimed they couldn't hear it as always. Rear struts gone< 30,000 mi, tires worn @ 18,000mi despite rotating every 4,000 mi w/oil change. Gas mileage sucked until I got 100,000mi.then 25mpg. The Bose speakers went out and radio/ 6cd changer failed around 24,000 mi n was replaced with a so- called new 1. At $32,000, I expected better quality.warranty out 110,000mi had 2 replace another radio aftermkt now,tune up @$750, front and rear hub n barrens over $1200. New front struts @ $500.New tires every year at $700 set.no throttle now... Saddd
Liked the get up and go power at first before the throttle was gone and timing chain issues. Transmission became sluggish. Radio/ 6 cd player was nice until it failed. Not fuel efficient. Sports car feel.
Do not like the fact that Nissan main concern is speed. The car resale is lousy n does don't hold up. Maintenance is very expensive. Front grille looks like a bad dental job.