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Old 01-21-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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Differences between 02 and 03?

Okay so I'm in the market for my 3rd max, and I am definitely getting a 02-03. Could someone knowledgeable lay out all the major differences between the 2 years? Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:43 PM   #2
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Aside from the Titanium Edition offered in 03, NOTHING.
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if you get a 6 speed i believe the 03 has and hlsd

and also 03's can come in a titanium edition, which comes with titanium colored rims, guages and trim, and an auto dimming mirror, i believe thats about it

big diference is between 01's and 02's
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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and on that note, what does the titanium edition offer (besides the wheels)
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
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i believe its the chrome wheels chrome door sills rear view mirror with compass if i'm not mistake. its cosmetic differences though nothing in the powertain or motor aspect.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:49 PM   #6
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if you get a 6 speed i believe the 03 has and hlsd
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and also 03's can come in a titanium edition, which comes with titanium colored rims, guages and trim, and an auto dimming mirror, i believe thats about it
Add Chrome door sills to that list.
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HLSD was an option on 02 and 03 cars. It's well worth it if you can find one or swap it in. My 02 has auto diming mirror.

There may have been a few updates but I think the available features are the same.
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All available opions were the same minus the wheels, Ti trim on the steering wheel, shifter & the chrome door sills.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:46 PM   #9
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From the NissanNews archives...

The Titanium Edition Package

Maxima's new Titanium Edition Package is a new option available only on SE models. The Titanium Edition Package features a BoseŽ audio system with AM/FM in-dash 6-disc CD changer, front seat side-impact supplemental air bags, in-mirror compass, floor mats and stainless steel sill plates with Maxima logo. It also offers titanium-tint color accents on the center console, titanium-tint accent stitching on the steering wheel and shifter, and alloy wheels with bright wheel finish. Valued at over $1,600, the package will be offered with an MSRP of $999.


There were also two new exterior paint colors offered with the titanium package: Sheer Silver and Polished Titanium.

HLSD was an option on SE 6 speed models for 2002 and 2003.

2002 Info: http://www.nissannews.com/site_libra...ma/index.shtml

2003 Info: http://www.nissannews.com/site_libra...ma/index.shtml
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The titanium editon can compare to the SE-L version of the 99 Maxima. No power upgrades, only minor cosmetic upgrades.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:23 AM   #11
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I believe that the tempature (sp?) controls i.e. a/c are digital on the 03 which is the only thing that I am envious of.

Door Sills, Tail Lights, and other cosmetic features are easily "upgraded" to reflect AE/TI styling. Both years, along with the 99 are the best model maxima's I've ever driven from a performance standpoint
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I believe that the tempature (sp?) controls i.e. a/c are digital on the 03 which is the only thing that I am envious of
Not on mine.

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Tail Lights
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Not on mine.

Wrong again.
What do you mean wrong again? I guess I should clarify and say that the tails can be "upgraded" or changed easily, period. Not necessarily to reflect AE/TI styling but most 5.5's like the 01 SE tails.

Regarding the digital controls, all of the 03's I've seen have digital temp control. I'm not sure why yours is different. Anyone else with an 03 that can attest to this?
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didnt know it had front seat side-impact supplemental air bags. where are those located?
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What do you mean wrong again? I guess I should clarify and say that the tails can be "upgraded" or changed easily, period. Not necessarily to reflect AE/TI styling but most 5.5's like the 01 SE tails.

Regarding the digital controls, all of the 03's I've seen have digital temp control. I'm not sure why yours is different. Anyone else with an 03 that can attest to this?

do you mean like auto climate control thing?



i think that's an option you can get with the 02. the manual controls are like the ones where you have a stick you move left or right to control temperature huh? is that the one you mean?
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IIRC, the power window controls were also different between the 02s and 03s.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:34 AM   #17
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All available opions were the same minus the wheels, Ti trim on the steering wheel, shifter & the chrome door sills.
This is the most accurate description I've heard thus far. I have a fully loaded (minus Nav) 02, and I've heard a lot of things mentioned as being exclusive to the 03 that are on my car.

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if you get a 6 speed i believe the 03 has and hlsd...

...and an auto dimming mirror
My car has all of this.

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BoseŽ audio system with AM/FM in-dash 6-disc CD changer, front seat side-impact supplemental air bags...
Check, check.

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I believe that the tempature (sp?) controls i.e. a/c are digital on the 03 which is the only thing that I am envious of.
I have automatic climate control with digital tempterature display...


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didnt know it had front seat side-impact supplemental air bags. where are those located?
Mine are located on the side of my front seats, toward the outside. If you look, the leather gives way to an inbedded plastic box that says airbag on it.

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IIRC, the power window controls were also different between the 02s and 03s.
Not sure about this... someone will have to chime in. Mine are located in normal fashion, front one-touch power windows, rears are not. Memory seat controls on the side of the driver door near where the lock is. I didn't notice any difference here, I could be wrong. (Also, sunroof is a one-touch slide, not sure if this was different). I have a feeling these are the same.
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yep power window controls are slightly different, 03 doesn't do both auto up and down on both sides and are located in a very slightly different spot
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02 and 03's are basically the same...all mechanics are the same...the only thing that i have noticed was the power window buttons be slightly different
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03 doesn't do both auto up and down on both sides and are located in a very slightly different spot
What the hell are you talking about?
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What the hell are you talking about?
the 2003 maxima, the front windows dont auto both up and down on driver and passenger side
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the 2003 maxima, the front windows dont auto both up and down on driver and passenger side
Yep, the front driver and passenger both have auto up and auto down...

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didnt know it had front seat side-impact supplemental air bags. where are those located?
On the outside edge of the seat. IIRC, there is an airbag tag stitched into the outside edge of the drivers and passengers seat too.
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the 2003 maxima, the front windows dont auto both up and down on driver and passenger side
Every single one I've ever seen does.
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Every single one I've ever seen does.
interesting... my friend's doesn't and it's been maintained perfectly so no issues
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Mine does
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interesting... my friend's doesn't and it's been maintained perfectly so no issues
Can you take a picture of that I would like to see the only 02+ without auto front windows?
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my 02 has both up and down autos...for both drivers/pass

i believe 01 and below only has auto down...and only drivers side?
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i believe 01 and below only has auto down...and only drivers side?
correct....
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my 02 has both up and down autos...for both drivers/pass

i believe 01 and below only has auto up/down...and only drivers side?

corrected....
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corrected....
thanks for clarifying...i didn't know they had an auto up feature....as most cars during that era, had only auto downs...if they came with power windows
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thanks for clarifying...i didn't know they had an auto up feature....as most cars during that era, had only auto downs...if they came with power windows
np

It was well ahead of its time
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The first pic is from an 03 and the second is an 02. Both have auto up down on both sides. They look completely different. Even the trim panel is different.



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didnt realize that...dam i have old ghetto switches!!
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it says 2003 on the owners manual?
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it says 2003 on the owners manual?
and...get this....its newer
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Also I noticed on 02's in Glacier Pearl with the Blonde Interior the top of the dash is brown and this continues on to the door panels and on the 03's its tan and stays tan aound the doors.
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i'll check into the auto up/down problem. I'm sure you guys are right but i am positive the max i am referring to doesn't have it
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didn't all 03s come w/ the AM600 MAF but not all 02s?
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