2003 Nissan Maxima User Reviews

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    2003 Nissan Maxima GXE Review
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    Handling Ranked 2003 Honda Accord LX better.
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    2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    305

    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 GLE Review
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    55

    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 GLE Review
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    75

    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 GLE Review
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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 GLE Review
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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 GLE Review
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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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    2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    Titanium Edition — Great and fast car. Handle like a Go Kart. A lot of mods and never saw a quebec winter. Build quality is excellent. It is really fun to drive. Performance are really great but now need a tune-up. Interior is mint ! Black leather seats and carpet are as new.

    Pros: unique

    Cons: radio

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    2003 Nissan Maxima GLE Review
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    Great Commuter Car! — Great dependable family car. These things will go forever. After an accident I decided to go through the engine and refresh a few things. At 240000 miles the cylinder walls still had the hashmarks, and the timing chain guides looked new, and the chain wasnt stretched. I need to redo the suspension, it does have 1/4 million miles on it, but other than that its a great car. Plenty of power for daily driving and gets 22 mpg.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The reliability

    Cons: nothing

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    2003 Nissan Maxima SE Review
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    Best Of It's Class — VQ35DE 255 hp 246 ft/lb 1/4 mile : 14.7 avg 7L/100 km highway 9L/100 km city Find a 6 speed if you want to have fun with this car ! comfortable. heated steering and seats. Give the civic kids a sleeper attack they never thought

    Pros: Excellent all around, no doubt

    Cons: none

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    2014 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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    2012 Nissan Maxima Reviews

    Works By 4x4tricks

    I like the car but have some desires that haven't been met. This particular model holds 130mph for long distances with no problem (rarely drive this way but had to see). For some reason, I have never ... Read More

    Sexy By WarrenTAutos

    This car is one of the best affordable sedans. Very fast and handles like a sports car. the pick up is insane. The interior is very welcoming and the exterior is sleek with a unique design. I recomme... Read More

    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

    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

    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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