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My 3rd Maxima!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jack Schoen
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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None of my Maximas have had great acceleration; ride could be better given that these are Nissan's flagship cars. Otherwise, dependable, comfortable, almost luxurious interiors; great for short or long drives; reasonable mileage; never a major repair - all routine (brakes, tires, wheel baring's (after 150 K miles), struts, etc. Very happy with Nissan.


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Do NOT buy 04-06 Maxima.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By MNM
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The best way to describe the 04 Nissan Maxima is OK. The best way to describe Nissans costumer service and reliability is TERRIBLE. Nissan clearly has no value of their customers as they have had 600+ reviews on faulty transmissions and yet to recall it even though they know it is on them. My maxima is just over 121,000 miles and the transmission has gone. There is a horrible jerking feeling when breaking as if gears are getting stuck, sometimes acceleration has the same issues, making it even scarier because you have no control over the car. It is quiet terrifying and Nissan believes we deserve to pay them another $3,000+ to replace THEIR ISSUE. (if you experience similar issues I recommend reading reviews on http://www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Maxima/2004/transmission/jerks_when_shifting-2.shtml for help.) I've contacted Nissan several times for help and I either can not get through to them or they tell me they can not help. I've reported the issue with BBB as many others have and should continue to do. I am outraged with the issue and poor accommodations and services on behalf of Nissan. Several law suits have been filed but no outcome. If you or someone you know has this issue be sure to file your complaint to Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 to help us get answers! Unacceptable from such a large company.
!!!!!!!!!!Do not buy a 04-06 Nissan Maxima!!!!!!!!! known for horrible transmissions.


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2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Charles Minauskas
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Nice Ride and power.


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2004 Nissan Maxima Elite a reliable vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By B.O.
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Pros: Original, one owner car indicates the Elite, which is discontinued, is a loaded top of the line model with 4 bucket seats. Front wheel drive oversteer is disconcerting. Car purchased in June 2003 when model went on sale. A couple of factory flaws and several recalls all satisfactorily resolved within first two years. List of accessories equal to a vehicle costing at least $20k to $30k more.

Cons: Steering wheel entertainment controls wired incorrectly; remain uncorrected to date. A minor nuisance.
Will buy a RWD vehicle next time.


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Ok Car
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Tyler Vanderslice
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my 04 maxima in 05 with around 40k on it and it now has 170k. I love the look and power of the engine. It's style still looks great on the road. I bought the car b/c of style and reliability. The tranny went out around 50k miles(fortunately I had and extended warranty). The CD player went out twice and I always had problems with the heat going out in winter and ac in summer. I was very optimistic about the car but around 150k it just started having continuous problems. The power steering line leaked, the radiator and thermostat went bad and every sensor in the world seems to go bad annually( and it is over 200+ to fix each, 5 different ones have went out). I love the car and have had it for over 10 years but unfortunately I will not buy another one and will stick to toyota or Honda. Nissan just has too many little problems and is not very reliable.


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