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2003 Nissan MaximaReview
Peter writes:
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i think these were some of the best Maximas built. they run forever with very little maintenace costs.

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2003 Nissan MaximaReview
gnote1328 writes:
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The 2002 & 2003 Nissan Maxima are model years that I def would recommend. Has lots of guts and without sacrificing comfort. The only suggestion is to steer clear from the light interior as it is a MAJOR magnet for stains! The Bose radio is not the worst but it isnt the best.

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2003 Nissan MaximaReview
James writes:
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Good car smooth ride dependable and stylish has nice features

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2003 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
nitrocars says:
vs2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Nissan Maxima GXE winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2003 Honda Accord LX better.
"most confortable car"
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Honda Accord LX better.
"better car"
2003 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Rare 6 Speed Manual Maxima — This is not a common combination in a Maxima. We see 5 speed manual all over the place, but having a 6 speed stick shift and leather interior. This car's got power, it's a sports car in disguise, you can race a BMW any day and chance to have it eat your dust.

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

Pros: One of the best engineering designed vehicle from Nissan

Cons: the style is not your most elegant look

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2003 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
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Good, Don't Keep It Too Long Like I Did. — The longer I have had this car the more it annoys me. Electrical switches, replaced muffler 2x, battery 2x, just one nagging thing after another for awhile. Has 180 thou on it right now, and the motor still delivers when I ask it to.

Pros: Runs well, lots of power when I need it.  Comfortable for long trips, I spend a lot of time in my car.

Cons: Naggging problems, electrical issues.  Maintenance maintenance maintenance.

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2003 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
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Good Luxury Car, Could Be More Reliable (on The Electric Side) — Sweet engine. Linear,smooth and plenty of power. The brakes are ok, handling is feeling a bit numb. I had two maxima like this and experience the same problem... oxygene sensor!!!! seems to be a problem that owner of this generation encounters frequently... But the the quality of the interior is really good and all the equipment you could think of in a luxury car is there (climate control, heated front seats, heated steering...) The maintenance and pieces of the maxima though is a bit expensive...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sweet engine, well equipped, operation cost is a little high..

Cons: Reliability could be better

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2003 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
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Excellent Car, Perfect Handling And Performance. Smooth Ride. — Excellent Acceleration, Performance and response, comfortable ride. 0-60 MPH in under 4.9 seconds. Sharp breaks, using original Nissan pads never have any squeaking noise. Fun to drive. Car fills safe and stable on the road. It was the best car I ever owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good quality built, reliable car. Service and parts not cheap, but this is a performance car, so It could not be cheap. I owned that car for 10 years, never had any major problem. Change Alternator once and Cam shaft sensor. That will be all repair for 10 years of daily driving in Southern California Extreme Hot condition.

Cons: MPG is not that great. Combined City/HWY I could get about 18-20 MPG, not even close to what Nissan Advertised. Using Cruise Control on Long Distance MPG come close to 21-22 MPG. But compare MPG with Performance and handling I don't mind that low MPG. Uses ONLY Premium Gas.

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2003 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
nissan4evr writes:
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Would Recommend This Car To Anyone —

This is my 2nd 2003 maxima, after owning my first se model back in 03 i fell in love with the max. absolutely fun to drive pretty good on gas for a car that is like a rocket out of the hole. only issues i had with the se were it went thru brakes and tires fairly quickly(2 complete sets of brakes within 60k and it ate up the factory tires by 30k)i enjoyed the car but didn't beat it to bad. had to replace the front struts by 65k, all of these issues i learned from other owners were common. this car never left me stranded, was great in the snow and was just plain solid. ended up getting rid of that car going to volkswagon(allowed my sisters to talk me into it at the time) and after a golf and a jetta went back to the max. funny thing now is my sisters both own nissans pathfinder and max and love them. i liked the new max's but wasn't feeling a $40k loan so i researched and looked for a good used 03, after alot of looking i stumbled on an 03 gle that was traded in the night before i found it, one owner and thinking to myself after looking at the carfax i pulled, the person that owned this purchased it in 03 and spent $28-$30k for it chances are it wasn't a kid and after driving it and seeing the interior(which you could eat off of)and since i worked at an auto auction for 10 yrs and never seen a car 10 yrs old with a 140k miles this clean and still had the factory plastic on the floors and the little tags like are on clothes were still in the carpet to hold the floor mats, unheard of. the gle now with 150k on it runs as good if not better that my se. keep your fluids checked and routine maintaince performed and the max will not let you down. nissan owner for life here, no more straying.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Motor-extremely strong, reliable and quite.
Interior-comfortable, roomy
Ride Quality-excellent

Cons: Has an issue with the radio-Bose system works awesome when the radio is on but when you put in cd's the speaker in the front drivers side goes in and out.

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2003 Nissan Maxima GLEReview
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Great — I love the inside design but i don't love the outside design as much, I think they made some improvements in looks in later models. It has lots of power and still has great gas mileage. Reliability is one of the best.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Lots of features for a great price!

Cons: Handling is too soft for the kind of power the car has. I wish it was sturdier.

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The 3 to 4 year old Maxima car we checked out all had signs of hard use. It looks like typical buyer of a new Maxima drives them hard due to how fun this much performance is. The car doesnt seem to ho... Read More

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