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#8419 of 8984 Re: Buying an 05 Maxima [blaruffa]
Oct 21, 2004 (8:39 am)
Can anyone provide more information about the 2005 Max interiors, including guages, instrument panel, etc.? Did Nissan decide to make interior improvements in the 2005 Maxima like the huge improvements that they made to the 2005 Altima? I thought the 2003 Max model interior was great, drooling over it when I went to a local dealership. But in my opinion, I think the Nissan Maxima interior regressed for that new 2004 model. Ugly!! Starting to look like Star Trek or something.
Any other opinions on this?
I formerly owned a '98 Altima and just bought a 2000 Max GXE. I thought that the Altima was a good value vehicle....well, the y2k Maxima is outstanding!! The quality is excellent and it is truly "loaded". Absolutely LOVE the engine!!!
#8420 of 8984 Re: gxe vs se [kyleknicks] by duke_wa
Oct 21, 2004 (11:45 am)
woahhh, i just realized something, you're from Canada..and the canadian maxima come fully optioned out as i recall.. so auto climate control and TCS could very likely came on a GXE.. everything I'vd said prior on SE vs GXE do not apply since i was referring to maxima's in the US
Oct 21, 2004 (5:28 pm)
im looking at a 05 sl maxima any input from you out there will be appreciated tom
Oct 21, 2004 (7:16 pm)
From what I have heard (and seen at local dealerships) the 05 Maxima has not received significant changes interior-wise.
They add chrome door handles and the metal trim is a bit different and I also saw the power outlet beside the shifter now.
I don't think Nissan will really improve on the Maxima's interior until it is facelifted or even redesigned...but there needs to be somethng done about it.
I think the Maxima's interior will probably be as drastic a change as the Altima's facelifted interior was...but judging from how the 05 G35 looks, I would not expect much...
However, I must say that lately I have grown to like the latest Maxima...would I buy one?
Probably not...but it does look better now than it did when it first came out. I guess my eye have gotten used to it.
So to answer the question NO, the 05 interior is not changed very much over the typical 04 model.
And for Carman,
The SL IMO looks a bit nicer than the SEs do. I am a BIG fan of the SL's wheels and like them...and I also think the wood trim in the SL model looks better than the silver-metallic trim they are using now.
Overall, I think the lower-priced Altima has the better interior over both the Max SE or SL.
Oct 22, 2004 (7:09 am)
MAXIMILLON1 THANKS FOR THE REPLY I THINK I AM GOING TO BUY THE SL TODAY IF THEY HAVE THE ONE I WANT IN STOCK I AM GOING FOR THE MOON ROOF AND VDC WHICH IS A ANTI SKID OPTION THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ME NOW THANK TOM
#8424 of 8984 Re: gxe vs se [duke_wa]
Oct 24, 2004 (5:26 pm)
Guys, I looked up the Canadian 2000 Maxima info I got back then, the GXE base automatic included traction control. The GXE Convenience Package option included 16" alloys (GLE style),215/55 R 16's,pwr seat,automatic air,premium 6 speaker (120 watt)AM/FM/CD,Casette, armrest, Homelink,and cargo net. FYI price was $30,290 CDN for automatic incl traction, and GXE Convenience Package took it to $31,900. PS There are no trunk letters on GXE's here. -Waterloo
#8425 of 8984 Re: gxe vs se [b10609]
Oct 25, 2004 (8:41 am)
Thanks for the info, b10609 from Waterloo, that's exactly the used y2k Maxima model that I just purchased in Ottawa. it has all the features you mentioned, plus the Convenience Package. So there's a reason why there is no "GXE" badging on the trunk lid.
I have the upgraded GLE style rims and fortunately, the tires that are on the car are almost new all season Yokohama AV Y4s, which seem great so far. Has anyne had any experience with these tires? The reviews all say the AV Y4 model is excellent.
All in all, if you don't need leather seats or a sun roof, this dressed up XE Canadian Maxima GXE package is wonderful! The heated seats work great, the stereo, while not BOSE, is an upgrade and sounds pretty good, plus I find the auto climate contol very convenient. I'm wondering if the suspension on this model is also an upgrade, because the handling is great. I'll find out more about the traction control this winter.
This car is very solid and the quality oozes from every square inch of it. My wife even wants to trade me her Subaru AWD Outback wagon for my y2k Maxima. No deal!
#8426 of 8984 Re: gxe vs se [duke_wa]
Oct 25, 2004 (5:10 pm)
Hello again, DUKE WA. You've bought a good GXE there, the Convenience Package upgrades the Maxima perfectly. Suggestion: Ottawa gets a lot of snow, you might be better off buying a set of plain steel wheels and putting on a set of snow tires if you need to travel around more than most people. My 2001 GLE TCS has been good in winter but the original spec Toyo Proxes AO5 all season tires don't cut it for serious winter driving. Confession: My wife - big Subie fan also- has a 2003 Forester AWD and lends it to me on snow days & the Maxima stays home in the garage. Your GXE standard spec wheels are 205/65 R 15's with wheel covers - deleted when Convenience Package was ordered. A set of those could probably be located cheaply and that wheel size gives you all kinds of reasonable winter tire choices plus go anywhere ability with your TCS. Regards from WATERLOO.
#8427 of 8984 driving in snow
Oct 26, 2004 (5:55 am)
I also have a 2001 GLE and until recently, a Subaru, and the Maxima went everywhere in snow that the Forester did, with the exception of extremely icy days. If you get a lot of very deep snow the snow tires might be a good idea. I have regular Bridgestone Turanzas on my Max.
Oct 26, 2004 (6:35 pm)
I just picked up my new 2005 sl I just have one question I have leather in the car but there is a very strong odor in the car I can't tell if it's a cleaning odor or the car it's self anyone else have this . The car has 20 miles on it. I will stop by tomorrow and ask the dealer Tom