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2003 Nissan Maxima

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Nissan Maxima Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 558 Ratings for the 2000 - 2003 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Wife's daily driver. Purchased new. No accidents

By on Friday, March 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great car"

Cons: "21 to 22 miles to gallon"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Fine example of Nissans best, we have owned from new 3 Maximas. This vehicle is a daily driver from my wife. She is going to retire and time to sell the vehicle. Need room in the Garage. Always maintained above manufacturers recommendations. Tires have less than 1000 miles on them. Yokahama's best. If you are in need of a dependable daily driver or someones first car this may be your answer, very dependable."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

RUN!!!!!

By on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,550

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "heated seats"

Cons: "most everything else"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"paid $5900 when it had 80,000 miles on it, & put $6500 into this car in less than 4 years. I thought maxima's were good cars. Off the top of my head, I have replaced the compressor, alternator, starter 3X, Tie rods and ball joints 2X, wheel bearings 2X, Exhaust, Radiator, driver window motor 2X, No interior light, possessed stereo, cd player doesn't work, trunk popper doesn't work, key jams in trunk, Belt, O2 sensor, some other sensor, some engine part, and I'm sure there is more that is slipping my mind at this time, never mind wear n tear such as brakes and tires, a $109 key, oil changes etc. I DO NOT RECOMMEND A MAXIMA"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Absolutely Awesome car!!!

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,401

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A blast, rocketship with 4 doors."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car in 2003 from Hertz car sales with 25K miles on it. It is an absolute rocketship, completely dependable, comfortable, a blast to drive, and has our lady of blessed acceleration, having this car means you can blast past anyone, whenever you need to. I feel that this car will probably last me until whenever, and I've just upgraded it over the years, with the latest gadgets, and it has all of the bells and whistles that the new ones do, as well as investing a couple of hundred in putting in a new computer chip for the engine, every few years. I'm on the '12 chip and it now get's 25 city, and well over 30 mpg on the road. It's my baby, and isn't going anywhere soon. Only reason I gave it a nine one the driving dynamic's is it's turning radius isn't as good as it could be, but I'll live."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great car, reliable, fast, comfy

By on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfy, fast, reliable, easy to drive handles well"

Cons: "A few electrical problems nothing serious."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This would be a great used car. If you can find one in good shape, buy it. Good mileage considering size and power."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

this car is a quandry

By on Sunday, December 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "FAST, fun to drive, room for friends and fam."

Cons: "always broken and expensive to fix"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"i love the performance of this car but ever since i got it theres always something that needs to be fixed. if its not a misfire its brakes, if its not brakes its electrical, if its not electrical then the window falls of the track. very disappointing purchase."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever owned

By on Thursday, November 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great body style, everything works after 14 years"

Cons: "Requires Premium fuel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This was my first "luxury" sedan, and third Nissan. Except for the fact that it requires premium fuel, I would give the car a 10 out of 10 rating. It is powerful, comfortable and handles like a sports car. The interior is well-appointed and functional. In my 50 years of driving cars, this one is the best, by far."

12 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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