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Hello everyone. Looking over forums about the spec-v having problems, I am worried about the quality of the car. I have not seen many 04 spec-v owners complaining about problems. Is this because Nissan has improved the quality or because not enough time has elapsed to notice them?
 

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Well I have an 04 spec v 8500 miles, got it in april.
So far here's what has gone wrong:

- Radio replaced (ticking sound every time i put a cd in)
- Door trim around window switches replaced (paint chipping off)
- "Wet Spots" under clear coat (dealer fixed with a heat gun)
- Alignment was bad out of the factory, not a big deal I guess
- Paint chipping on the front from rocks and stuff (Nissan paint sucks as you might know already)
- Rear blackes locking up (not enaugh lube put in factory)

- Engine squaks for about 2 seconds after shut off (supposebly normal)
- clutch squaking/making weird noises at low rpms in 1st, 2nd and reverse (need to take in to dealer this week to get it looked at)
For the last two things check out this thread, I put some stuff up there including the service bulletin from nissan about the squak being normal.

Make your own conclusions... I'm getting a little ticked off because of this stupid shijt breaking. On the bright side, the dealership has been great when it comes to all these problems.
 

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I have no problems, the ticking jpalm.. is normal... 20,000 miles and 7 months... not one problem clutch is squeaky but I guess could get fixed with lube.. a chip or two from rocks, but thats gonna happen on any car... other then that Im good
 

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I dunno, the dealer heard the ticking and ordered a new radio under warranty so I don't really care. I hope it's not normal because it was really annoying.
 

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I've had my '04 for one year and put 26,000 miles on it. The only thing that bothers me a little bit is the headlights. It seems like they're starting a haze a little bit. I'm the only one that notices, so I don't really worry about it. Other than that, I have zero problems.

-bryan
 

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I may buy the car in another state, which is not too far. Would another dealer take car of me or would I have to go to the same one?
 

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Yea lol. I dunno there's too many damn things squeaking and rattling in this car, the radio does a pretty good job fixing the problem, when it's turned up loud at least...
 

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Yup, sure does. I think I'm just gonna ditch the stock system and get an aftermarket one as soon as I go back to working at Best Buy and get the discount, that half ohm sub we have really doesn't cut it for me all that well anymore.
 

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hmm why the hell did I think ur name was jpalm... ther is one on the site right??? bah just woke up, anyway yeah... the stock system has to go, I had an alpine HU which helped a bit with the quality, but all in all it needs new speakers all around... I unplugged that 6" sub or wutever that things is because it started rattling... and dont even notice a difference in sound
 

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The 04' Spec-V has kinda grown on me . :) The first thing to go though...is the hideous stock wheels , if I were a new 04' owner . ;)
 

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Hey, I like my wheels damn it, by wheels I assume you mean rims cuz the contis do suck. LOL j/k. Yea, SE R SpecV OmSi, I figured the sub isn't really doing much but it isn't making any bad noises so it can stay plugged in for now...
 

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SE R SpecV OmSi said:
haha yeah thats how i do it ^^^^ i hate how it overheats on long durations of lvl 28 or so, and starts cutting out.. does yours do that?

28!? Holy crap, no wonder it overheats. I start hearing major distortion from most rock music at around 23-24. With most rap I can only take it up to around 21-22, and I have to put the bass at -3. My normal EQ settings are bass -2 and treble +1. I suppose if you have the Rockford package you could probably go higher without distortion?

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BodeB15 said:
The 04' Spec-V has kinda grown on me . :) The first thing to go though...is the hideous stock wheels , if I were a new 04' owner . ;)
honestly, I like them a lot more than the roman pillar look that the 02/03 has. The 04 wheels look cleaner to me.
 

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SE R SpecV OmSi said:
haha yeah thats how i do it ^^^^ i hate how it overheats on long durations of lvl 28 or so, and starts cutting out.. does yours do that?
buy an eclipse HU, solves all problems with SQ.
 
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