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Nissan Maxima, Lights
#101 of 229 Across the U.S.A. -- Maxima Value Crashing
Jan 07, 2004 (7:01 pm)
*** Nissan Maxima '02 / '03 headlight theft will spread all over the U.S. ***
Due to the defective design of these cars, their value will plummet over the next 12 months -- EVERYWHERE.
Nissan's "patch", DataDots and harness change, are not effective -- thieves continue to try, causing thousands of dollars of body damage.
If you own a 2002 or 2003 Nissan Maxima, you should expect to incur substantial, serious financial losses, REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE.
*** Nissan has chosen to ignore this problem -- they think customers will "forgive and forget". ***
Please see my other statements (#77 and #88) for additional background.
Jan 10, 2004 (1:04 am)
"Due to the defective design of these cars, their value will plummet over the next 12 months -- EVERYWHERE."
Is that a fact or just your "unbiased" opinion?
#103 of 229 BYE BYE MAXIMA
Jan 11, 2004 (4:27 am)
JUST TRADED IN THE 2003 MAXIMA SE AFTER GETTING IT BACK FROM DEALER BODY SHOP. TOTAL REPAIR WAS $4100 WITHOUT THE THIEVES TAKING THE HEADLIGHTS. I HAD DATA DOTS AT THE TIME OF THE VANDALISM. NISSAN OFFERED ME $17,OOO TRADE IN VALUE TOWARD A NEW MAXIMA. MY 2003 MAXIMA WAS IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH 14K MILES. THE NEW CAR THAT I BOUGHT IN APRIL 2003 AND ANOTHER $12,000 WOULD HAVE BOUGHT A NEW 2004 MAXIMA SL. AND WHO IS TO SAY THEY WON'T GO AFTER THOSE XENONS? THE DEALER SAYS ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THE NEW XENONS OUT BUT WHEN THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY. I BOUGHT A 2004 TOYOTA SOLARA SLE FULLY LOADED WITH A 3.3 6 CYLINDER LEXUS ENGINE FOR THE MAXIMA PLUS $7,000. SMOOTHER AND JUST AS POWERFUL AS MAXIMA AND NO XENONS. TOYOTA GAVE ME $18,800 ON THE TRADE. MAXIMA RESALE VALUES WILL PLUMMET BY AT LEAST 25% WHEN THE GENERAL PUBLIC LEARNS ABOUT THE HEADLIGHT MESS. TOYOTA WANTS THE BUSINESS AND UNLIKE NISSAN IS GOING AFTER IT. I GUESS NISSAN WILL RETURN TO THE UNPROFITABLE, LOW RATED CUSTOMER SERVICE COMPANY IT WAS JUST A FEW SHORT YEARS AGO. BYE-BYE MAXIMA! BYE-BYE NISSAN! MY INSURANCE AGENT SAYS COUNT ON YOUR MAXIMA RATES ALSO GOING THROUGH THE ROOF. THE INSURANCE SYMBOLS AFFECTING YOUR RATES ARE BEING RAISED ON MAXIMAS BY 2 POINTS! GET RID OF THEM NOW!
Jan 11, 2004 (8:12 pm)
While you're at it, get rid of the caps too. Way too hard to read.
Better luck with the Solara!
#105 of 229 Just saw on the news
Jan 13, 2004 (8:57 am)
Here in south florida people are stealing the headlights off of Porsche for the HID bulbs. Thought it was kind of interesting that they didnt mention the Maxima at all.
#106 of 229 Maxima vs I35
Feb 05, 2004 (7:09 am)
I am looking to buy a 03 Maxima, but this discussion has me concerned. Does anyone know if the Infiniti I35 has the same problem as the Maxima with the headlights being stolen?
#107 of 229 reply to # 97 - nothing you can do
Feb 05, 2004 (4:50 pm)
Yes, there is something you can do. You can have stickers such as "This car does not have Xenon headlights anymore - they were stolen a year ago" made and stick them all over the car. This should turn away some would be thieves.
#108 of 229 New HID addition
Feb 05, 2004 (10:05 pm)
Just bought a used 02 Max. I do have a garage and work in the country, hope no one steals my HID's!! THanks for this post, i lowered my comp.insurance deductible to $250 instead of $500 after seeing these problems.