2004 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Beautiful Junk

2004 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Review

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3.5 SL Sedan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Beautiful Junk
By ScottieG on


2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


I bought my Max privately just after the ABS sensors and actuator were replaced @ Lancaster Nissan. 14,000mi later, I needed the very same work done by the same dealer. I refuse. I have had other items go bad @ a couple $100 here and a couple $100 there. The car is beautiful but full of knocking noises. The car is uncomfortable because I sit on the seats instead of in them. I owned a 93' Altima & a 96' Max. Both were of a much better quality than this car. I owned a Buick between the two Maximas & will go back when I can get rid of this car. I bought my 2004 Max based on a good reputation. I will never buy another Nissan. -ScottieG

Best Features

The car is beautiful. I love the styling and performance.

Worst Features

Build a car with less bells and whistles, that looks good and is maintenance free. Nissan should be more than just a good/fast engine. It used to be quality over quantity.
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