Last Year Maxima made in Japan
2003 Nissan Maxima GXE
I had a 94 Maxima and needed a newer one for travelling and got the 2003 in September 2002. What a difference in driving as 94 had 160 HP and this had 255 HP. No problem with passing on the highway, as many times when passing suddenly realized going 90 MPR with no effort. It came with great tires and replaced them 13 years later and still had tread at 133K. Great lights for night driving.
Still driving it 17 years later 180K and only things done was two batteries, oxygen sensor, driver window motor, set of tires, wiper blades, alignment, set of brakes pads, fuel cap, many air filters and a throttle body module.
Great gas mileage using regular leaded gas. Great on the highway for gas mileage. Mileage is 23 city and 34 highway and I believe it. Whenever I take it in for oil changes, people think it is a lot newer car as it looks so new. I got the silver metallic.
Extremely happy with this car and as it was the last year to be made in Japan, probably why-quality built. The 94 had the 3.0 six engine and tops and now this one had the 3.5, another great engine.
Have to be careful, blind spots like every other vehicle. Drove the 2018 Max and really liked it and the blind spot warning detection. No rust on vehicle although living in winter climate with salt on roads.