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2004 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Keep Tweaking, Nissan — Ok, so I had my Maxima for 1 year and the only reason I sold it was because the turning radius sucked. Very roomy interior and lots of pep in the engine. The car was powerful, stylish, and fun to drive, but not being able to do a standard u-turn really irritated me. And some interior compartments were cheaply assembled.

Pros: powerful engine, smooth handling, stylish looks

Cons: turning radius, cheap interior

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David's Car — Dislikes - fuel consumption (premium) & limited rear seat space with baby seats etc likes - DVD player, leather, sunroof etc

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2004 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Huge Power — the car has a good standard of driving, it is not that stable on free ways but it does some work

Pros: acceleration, engine sound

Cons: fuel, weak body

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2004 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Max Review — Bought it new in May of '04. So far I've put over 60K trouble free miles on her. Only bad thing so far was replacing the Goodyear Eagles at 250 bucks a peice. Ouch!

Pros: Power, handling and lux features.

Cons: Torque steer, expensive tires

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2004 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Awesome Car - Sporty Yet Refined —

I was impressed with the 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5SE. I have been driving it as a loaner from a family member while my car is in the shop. Even with 102,000 this car is running strong and I believe shows the normal reliable Nissan reputation. The car's design is very modern and has the typical Nissan sport look but yet seems to be more on the side of luxury. Under the hood however, is all sport. With dual exhaust and a powerful 3.5 V6 the car is very impressive. The car is very fun to drive due to this fact if acceleration is important to you. Passing power is also nothing to worry about, in tight situations where going from 50 - 70 in a hurry is important, this car handles the task with ease. Inside the car is very sporty yet has a hint of luxury with leather, Bose audio, auto climate control, seat and steering wheel memory, heated steering wheel, etc... you'll find a lot of touches that are typically reserved for luxury cars. Also this car has the Nissan Skyview Skylights. Though they don't open to let air in (simply for light only) I have had many people comment on how they like the look from the outside and I've had almost all my backseat passengers comment on how they enjoyed having the skylight in the back as well. If properly taken care of, this is an awesome car that has excellent reliability.

Owner for 0 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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2004 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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I Will Never Ever Trade Nissan/infiniti For Another Manufacturer —

love the car as a whole leather heated seat,fast,added a few touches a double din kenwood. the only thing i despise is the fwd, and the heat of the engine coming into the cabin in the summer.its a load of fun ,and the color radiant ember is sexy,& the reason why i got her. she has 169k miles,replaced the transmission @ 120k just because,replaced the cv joints last yr, all 4 rotors,2014 i replaced both left,right side axle rods with seals upper n lower ball joints,shocks,struts,all four springs,rear camber original Nismo parts,ngk platinum spark plugs,head gasket seal just in case,valve cover gasket just in case,tension wheel and tensioner,belts,hoses, i my self flushed and replaced the anti freeze,change the oil monthly like clock work use only Mobile high mileage and lucas oil additive,replaced the oil pan seal,i only use mid-high grade gas only,every season change i replace the air cabin filter,and the air filter nismo parts only,...in one yr i've spent approx 5,500 dollars and well worth it. i have traveled from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts,to Kentucky,Atlanta Georgia,South Carolina,Virginia,and back to Massachusetts she has never left me stranded on the side of the road,comfortable,easy access to all buttons easy read console,also you can replace original wheels with any Nissan/infinity wheel package 5x144 bolt pattern. i have 245-45-r18's GoodYears the rims came from an 2012 7th gen Maxima i just painted them black...currently i use the car to go to school 20 min away and home...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: this car for a vq3.5 v6 is smooth,and very fuel efficient

Cons: is how much i paid to make her new again.

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2004 Nissan Maxima SLReview
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Very Nice And Reliable Car — I like how nice it looks on the inside and outsides, It is very sporty and is somewhat a luxury car. Having astro start in it also made the winters a lot better for me. Pretty good on highway gas millage gets around 30mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles very nice has a lot of great winter features such as all the seats are heated the steering wheel is heated, and has astro start.

Cons: Only has 4 seats total

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2004 Nissan Maxima SEReview
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Maximum Appeal In A Maximum Sedan —

My ultimate dislike in this vehicle was the transmission issues which of course I knew nothing about and Nissan apparently knew everything about. It upset me that more that 75% of Maxima owners with 04-06 models experienced this issue with their vehicles after 4 or more years of having the car. My car is currently at 170,000 miles and it jerks everyday! There is no recall on these transmissions which is crazy to me. At one point this seemed like a small dent in the car's reputation because the look, speed, feel, style, and comfort of the vehicle overshadowed that issue. It handles amazingly when going into a curve and then just shoots off once it get out of one. The braking is good however the car has too much power for such small brakes. The 18" rims are a good look as well especially if they came with stock chrome wheels. I enjoy the sound system (I'm a music buff) but the Bose system doesn't need some work on the mids if it's going to have a lot of bass. I love Love LOVE the Skyview Roof on the vehicle; it really opens up the car. It's roomy enough for 5 adults over 5"11 to sit comfortably. There are lots of buttons that you must get used to but it's fun to know that there are lots of features those buttons control. Gas mileage for me has never been an issue because you have to spend money regardless of the kind of car, especially if it's a full size vehicle. I get 23-24 MPG. I drive highway all the time because my job is 33 miles away. Now that I have had the car for over 9 years though the transmission issue has become an issue of safety and I don't want to spend 4,000 to buy a new one and 500 to get put in. This is why I will be upgrading to a 09-11 model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Smooth Ride, Sporty, Very Fast, Responsive, Roomy, Comfortable, Non Robotic Feel, Skyview Roof

Cons: Transmission Issues (only on 04-06 models), No Auxiliary ports on 04 model,

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2004 Nissan Maxima SL Review
Rdbcargurus says:
It was a great car, Bought it new and never had 1 problem, drove it from California to Arizona to Georgia and all over the lower U. S. All I ever had to replace were new tires, love Mitsubishi engines!
vs2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather
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Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather better.
"Fits just right, Im 6 and its the perfect size car. "
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather better.
"I wasnt enthused with the feltish material n the interior. My Maxma was a 4 door. Its a bigger car than the Honda, but still roomier with the coupe. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather better.
"Honda coupe seems to have more room."
Family Car Ranked 2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather better.
"Not to much difference, Maxima price was obviously more. And was a bigger car with less room than the coupe. "
Value Ranked 2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather better.
"Gas mileage and roomier. "
Would Buy Ranked 2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather better.
"Its right down to room and price. "
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE Review
Atsuko says:
I enjoyed my Nissan. It was a hand me down I paid $4000 just before it turned 10. I think it was actually a 2002 Nissan, I dont remember anymore. But as much as I loved it, the person I bought it from didnt keep up any major performance or maintenance. So I ended up repairing and upgrading it every few months. O2 sensors gave me hell. As did solenoid and braking system. One issue after another. Spent $9700 before I was absolutely sick of it and sold it for $4500 again. I brought it back to complete perfection except for a paint job. I was just sick of looking at it. Overall, performed very well. Smooth, great turns, handling was easy, comfortable for long rides, comfortable for many passengers and cargo space.
vs2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD
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Handling Ranked 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"Better chassis system, better handling, sports vehicle. Doi"
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"Curves, angles, edges."
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