Other key additions for the new model year include standard front seat side impact supplemental air bags for GLE models (available on SE as part of the Titanium Edition Package) and two new exterior colors, Sheer Silver and Polished Titanium (Titanium Edition Package only). The new 2003 Maxima went on sale in late May 2002.
Inside, every 2003 Maxima comes complete with a stylish "wave" instrument panel design with a sweeping console, striking instrument panel and special attention to driver ergonomics, a highly supportive seat design, gated automatic transmission shifter and a steering-wheel controlled multi-function trip computer with outside temperature display, distance to empty, fuel economy and drive time counters.
|• 2003 Nissan Maxima||3.5L V6|
For 2003, Nissan kicks its flagship Maxima sedan up a notch once again with the addition of a new Titanium Edition Package for its popular SE model, enhancing Maxima's already high level of sportiness even further. All three 2003 Maxima models -- GXE, SE and GLE -- once again come equipped with a standard 255-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6, 4-speed automatic transmission and the unique balance of performance and luxury which has helped make Maxima the best-selling V6 import sedan, 16 years running (based on R.L. Polk & Co. calendar year end 1986-2001 new vehicle total registrations).
On June 29, 2015, Zachary Mize was working at Mize Automotive at 141B Dye Plant Road, near the River Hill Bridge, getting ready to stop working for the evening, when he heard something outside that sounded like a bomb. He went out back to investigate. He noticed a 2003 Nissan Maxima parked there at the business that had recently been worked on, that was in flames. Mize attempted to deploy a fire extinguisher on the vehicle but was unable to and called 911, Lisa Divinie owned the Nissan, which was a total loss.