2003 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

2003 Nissan Maxima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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it's a great car overall and has a solid engine.

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only avoid them if they are automatics.

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The Maxima — *performance: pulls great, the brakes could be better, and handles great when dropped on coilovers. *build quality: pretty good, just standard maintenance. *appearance: is in need of a lip kit. *cost: don't buy it if you cant afford it. *fun factor: it's a blast to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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2003 Maxima Se Ti Edition 6 Speed — Build Quality: I love this car, looks great, reliable, and fast as hell for a 4 door sedan. Car Comparisons: Acura TL... I heard to many horror stories about the 99-03 Acura TL transmisson problems. I could not find any 6 speed TL type-S in my price range at the time.

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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This is my 4th maxima!

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its getting old, and I am fat and need a bigger vehicle

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Maximus — This is the best car I have ever owned. Currently it has 186000 + miles and going strong. Strong acceleration, decent handling. I have never done anything in regards to non- basic maintenance! love this car , going to keep it for another 5 years!

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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everything

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I sold it

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Great Car — Simply one of the best cars I ever owned. I sincerely regret the moment I sold it and I am currently looking for another one. Six speed manual, 260 hp, heated seats and steering wheel, bose, 30 mpg hwy, just pure driving nirvana.

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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one of the fastest V6 sedans, especially with manual

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nothing

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Can't Find Anything Better In Price Range — g8 car, if it wasn't for the curb i hit there would be no complains for it. have the car for over 3 years not a single thing went wrong with it except some suspension components due to the crappy roads out here

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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VQ35DE,    6spd

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you like hondas

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Love The Maxima — Brakes are bad. heard that's a common problem in the 2000-2004 maxima. planning on switching with new slotted brembos or equivalent. Hawk pads or maybe green stuff. Want to do a total N/A build. goal is 300-350 WHP

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2003 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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luxury

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speed

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Maxima — great reliable car. wasn't the fastest car I've ever driven but it definately gets the job done. no problems with the car over the 8 year period that we have had the car. Gets you from a to b efficiently

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Speed/Pick Up

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Comfortable

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I Love My Car And Plan To Hold On To It Until It Dies. — I had to have my transmission fixed before the warranty ran out. The electric window motor had to be fixed. Just recently the motor claps had to be replaced. Two years ago needed a new muffler. But I love my car anyway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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everything

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nothing

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Nissan — I LOVE THIS CAR ! it is by far my favorite car i have ever owned, and FAST for what seems like a family car, raced a camaro in it and SMOKED it... anyways i love this car and would defianly recommend it.

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2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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Overall fun to drive and low cost of ownership.

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N/A

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Test Drive One First - You May Be Surprised! — Performance is nice due to the 6 speed trans. Build quality is excellent- Appearance is very sporty for a sedan. Fun factor - very fun to drive!! =) Good on gas. Easy on the eyes. 15% tint all around. Nice audio system installed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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2011 Nissan Maxima Reviews

4-door Sports Car By marcusrose350

Most like the stylish body shape, panoramic sunroof, ample head & leg room, great sound system, quick speed acceleration, USB connection, Bluetooth capability, heated seats & steering wheel. Most disl... Read More

Sporting Luxury By Dora

I loved the combination of the luxurious interior, with the sunroof, leather, heated seats, great sound system, all married with the sporty performance. These features, combined with the affordabilit... Read More

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2010 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Great Car And Options For The Price (especially Used). Would Be Another For Sure. By CPR323

Car has been great to own through 85k miles. Very minimal repairs or maintenance. Interior options and upgrades are way ahead of comparable vehicles. Handling and suspension could be improved. Exterio... Read More

I Love It, Very Nice Family Car But Still Looks Very Sporty! By wmaree

I love all the technology, The usb hok ups for my phone so I can play music. blue tooth has spoiled me, hand free, voice command. It is all so easy to use and you really get use to having so much info... Read More

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2009 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Great Dependable Car By kerilynn

I love the room this car has to offer and the dependability of knowing it is safe to drive me and my family around in. It looks and drives just like an expensive luxury car. Clean interior and exterio... Read More

Awesome Car With Little Regret By eupho55

Just a great car. The Maxima has masculine styling with an engine to back it up. Great car! We love the ability to get up to insterstate speeds quickly and without hesitation from the tranny. The C... Read More

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