2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5 from North America
One crappy Maxima
Front struts failed and had to be replaced five times.
Transmission slip-ping from 1st to 2nd gear.
Faulty hood stay had to be replaced.
Rear springs had to be replaced due to squeaking noises.
Leaking gas canister and faulty vent control valve needed replacing.
Under carriage sub frame needed replacing due to corrosion.
Sky light needed to be replaced due to improper curing of glass.
Shifter plate loose and needed to be replaced.
Axle boot leaking and needed to be replaced.
Rear sway bars needed to be replaced due to squeaking noise.
Stabilizer bar bushings coming out of bracket and needed to be replaced.
Fog lights blown out three times and needed to be replaced.
Exhaust heat shield removed and never replaced due to rattling noise.
Rear shocks replaced due to leaking.
Muffler bracket replaced due to corrosion.
Kick plate loose and damaged - needed to be replaced.
With this Maxima I could have opened a LEMONade stand!!!
A great look in and out. That's about all. The 2004 Nissan Maxima is a piece of crap that needs to be shredded and scrapped. Mechanically in decline. Rest in HELL!!! A waste of hard earned money.
From: Fly Boy Kev-o Crooklyn's Finest Bad Boy Ryderz Mc / aka LLCOOLK
Live to Ride-Ride to Die. Good Ole' New York, New York.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd January, 2008
Well, that tears it for me. After reading the comments on this car, I can understand why they are selling for such low money. I was just offered one for $3,600 with 81,000 miles. Nope, want no part of transmissions, strange noises in the front end, rattles, struts, and the list goes on...
I am currently driving a 1996 Infiniti I-30t with five speed and it is one of the best cars I have ever owned. My 1985 Maxima SE/five speed lasted me 350,000 miles, and the 1991 Maxima SE/five speed just lost count of miles with second engine after more than 250,000 and it is still going!
I was wondering about the newer ones, as mine is now 12 years old, but I guess I will drive it until it can no longer be fixed, if it ever needs it. Really a sad commentary on the newer Nissan products, and I really don't like to spend the money for premium gas on the newer models. Also, I read about the drive-by-wire system, and that frankly scares the Hell out of me. I pass. Not my next car.