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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
Apr 04, 2003 (8:29 am)
that would make a fully loaded SE $29,500 being sold at $21,500..... i doubt that'll happen..
dealerships are gonna want to make a lil money off the 2003's since they know no one's gonna even come test drive the 04's let alone buy them. have you guys seen the commerical for the 04's? i hate to say it, but kill off the maxima now... otherwise, we'll be the laughing stock of the auto world.... i loved nissan products up till now... it's a sad sad day for nissan fans..
Apr 04, 2003 (9:18 am)
habitat - You have to take a wheel and cover off to get at the drain plug and filter? That's a pain. On my '90, I can just slide a drain pan under the front, pull out the plug and reach the oil filter from up top. Easiest oil change ever.
I had to get a Griot's Garage oil extractor for my other car. So now it's even easier.
#6676 of 8984 maxima97se
Apr 04, 2003 (10:43 am)
Just curious how much you paid for your 97 SE. I'll be buying a 97 or newer with as many miles or fewer and am curious what they are selling for. Thanks.
#6677 of 8984 Torque Steer
Apr 04, 2003 (11:25 am)
Hello-I am new to the Maxima Fan Club. Have a couple of questions. How much torque steer is normal? I know it is a hard thing to explain. When I accelerate sharply in my '02 SE I get a hard pull to the right--basically have to fight to keep it straight. It is not safe to floor it while driving with only one hand. Dealer says alignment is fine.
Also, I get a quick pull to the left when braking. Seems like a sticking caliper. Do you think Nissan will cover under warranty or try to tell me it is normal brake wear at 30k miles? I do not want to get stuck paying $200 for a front brake job through the dealer when I can get it somewhere else for under $100.
Other than those two minor problems, the car is excellent!
#6678 of 8984 8000 off MSRP
Apr 04, 2003 (12:25 pm)
Right now, $ 5000 off is about the best I have seen. The Nissan dealer in my area even has a new left over 2002 SE 6 speed and he is only willing to take invoice minus $ 1000 rebate for it, which is less than $ 4k off the sticker. Buying this car makes no sense because there was no price increase for 03s. However, you never know what Nissan may do next. They may be forced to heavily discount the 04 models if they do not sell, and do the same for 03's just to get rid of them. They can increase the rebates significantly, or special dealer incentives that they do not tell anybody about.
Apr 04, 2003 (12:29 pm)
A car should not pull to either side under braking. Take it in and have them fix it. This is not normal.
As for the torque steer, all front wheel drive cars do this. I've driven a few new Maximas though and never really noticed an unusually pronounced pull under acceleration. Then again, I didn't floor it. Getting on a freeway and accelerating hard was not a problem though.
#6680 of 8984 Understanding Nissan's Holdback?
Apr 04, 2003 (7:09 pm)
Edmunds lists Nissan holdback as:
2% + 1% of the Total Invoice (holdback = floorplanning allowance)
What exactly is the 2% & 1% on?
1.) Is it 2% of the total MSRP and 1% of total Invoice?
2.) Is it 2% of total Invoice and 1% of the total Invoice?
I am close to buying a 2003 Maxima SE and need this information.
#6681 of 8984 Good Deal on 2003 GLE?
Apr 04, 2003 (7:27 pm)
I'm looking to buy a 2003 GLE with everything but Nav and spoiler. MSRP of $30,022. Dealer offered $24,800 + TTL. Sounds like a good deal. Waiting may save a few more $'s but will limit the selection. Looking to buy this weekend.
#6682 of 8984 2003 GLE vs. 2003 Accord EX-V6
Apr 04, 2003 (8:24 pm)
Which would you choose? With discounts on Maxima's the two are within $300 of each other (Accord less) similarly equipped. The styling of the Max is okay (IMO) and I do not like (but do not hate either) the styling of the new Accord. Basic pros and cons of each are appreciated. I drive 40 highway miles each way to work.
Apr 04, 2003 (8:56 pm)
I own neither car and have only driven the Maxima (I have driven previous Accord EX V6s though). My vote would be for the Maxima. That engine is so smooth and powerful that it is hard to beat. Also, the '03 Maxima is the last of the made in Japan Japanese sedans in this comparo and I think that is a plus. The new Accord is also a first year model and after having owned a first year model Toyota vehicle I don't think I would do it again (I am more than likely going to trade it in this weekend on an '03 Maxima).
I do like the interior of the Maxima over the Accord also.