2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6 from North America
A Lear jet in automotive form
The car pulls like a locomotive, unstoppable power.
The interior is pure art, very well put together.
Driving this car is not unlike flying a jet. The interior is quiet, with a very pleasing exhaust note.
The Bose stereo is decent, but underpowered for the price. I wish I would have gotten the "base" stereo and upgraded that.
Brakes are strong, and the ABS has a very natural feel to it. There are discs on all four wheels.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th June, 2004
16th Mar 2006, 08:50
How many horsepower does an '03 Maxima have? Would it beat my GTP ('00), with a 3.4" SC pulley, custom exhaust, and K&N Filtercharger kit? I'm just curious, because I hear all the time how quick these late model Maxima's are, but I have never had the opportunity to race one. I'm being told all the time that a stock Nissan Maxima will spank my modified GTP, and I'm just wondering if it is true. Any information would be helpful.
27th Feb 2008, 02:39
VQ35 Max will handily outperform any GTP, modified or not.
26th Mar 2008, 16:23
I own a 2003 Maxima SE and my previous car was a Buick Regal GS. The Regal GS has the same engine as the GTP (240 HP Supercharged). They are virtually the same stock wise. Both in the 6.3-6.6 0-60 range, and both in the 14's for 1/4 mile. I think that off the line the GTP/GS is a bit quicker, but after 35 MPH the maxima is better. When factoring overall quality, gas mileage and the fact that you can still put regular unleaded in it, I favor the Maxima as the better car.