1997 Infiniti I30 User Reviews

1997 Infiniti I30 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Naief writes:
1997 Infiniti I30 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Power, style, build qulity, everything!!!

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nothing!!!

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97 Infiniti I30 — I love my Infiniti I30, from it's unique styling to it's well known and legendary VQ engine. The I30 is based on the Nissan Maxima, which both are almost the same except for the styling of the car. From the fine leather, that after 11 years still has no wear at all, to the Bose streao system, which i might say is like having a theater system in your car! This car has everything u want and nothing you don't! The VQ engine is a beast with enough power and torque to satisfy even the heaviest of lead foots! With a whopping 220 horsepower or so, this V6 24 valve VQ engine can be pretty scary at some times, but none the less very fun to drive! Overall the Infiniti I30 is a very stylish well built, dependable low cost matenaince vehicle.

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CheapGuy1 writes:
1997 Infiniti I30 4 Dr Touring Sedan Review
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5

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Excellent commuter car. Always get 28 MPG highway

Cons

Showing its age after 17 years

CheapGuy1
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Infinity — Excellent low maintenance car with 404,000 miles on it. The car is roomy, great acceleration, good fuel ecomony and reliable. Maintenance costs are under 100 per year to keep on the road. It is the highest mileage infinity on the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
1997 Infiniti I30 4 Dr Touring Sedan Review
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Its still running

Cons

My ghetto riggingness of the sound system (my fault)

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The Bottom Line Is Its A Long Lasting Car — Has 230,000 miles on it and still puts you back in your seat. Its pretty good at acceleration about 8 seconds beat a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500, 2002 Honda Accord, several ricers and a 1997 Mercades V8 in several red light races. I installed a cold air intake as well as a Tornado.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JohnFromKansas writes:
1997 Infiniti I30 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Road feel and response is Great.  Brakes are really excellent. Ride is great especially  on long trips and you arrive refreshed instead of staggering out.

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None None None except MPG could be better. This is true about ALL autos.  In my youth my first car was a French  Renault Dauphine ( size of the VW Bug) with unbelievable gas milage . . . In Kansas I drove it 70 mph and got 40 mpg.  Also owned two VW Bugs later and they were super cars except very limited on  power,  however, these first of many cars later were so much  Fun to drive.  Oh , the Renault also had a Sunroof too! ! !
Our auto industry is still learning from the Europeon and Japanese  automakers that Quality must be standard.  .

JohnFromKansas
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Best Of The Best ! ! — I disliked Nothing on this car , well maybe one, they need a dust and dirt repellent contained in the paint. I Liked everything about this car, I can only repeat from above, that is . . . Infiniti is the best of the best. Even the dealerships set a new standard for Customer Care. Creature comforts are better than any other dealership I have ever experienced ! So , buy an Infiniti and enjoy Happy Trails . . .

Primary Use: Family transportation

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vivekaundkar writes:
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Power, Looks, Space, Interior

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Can't think of any.

vivekaundkar
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Excellent Car — This is very good value for money. Runs great, no maintenance issues. I used it for over 4 years. Never had any problems. It runs like a dream. This is a power machine. unbelievable pickup, cool interior. In short it has everything you can hope in a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Evan writes:
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EVERYTHING

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NOTHING

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Excellent — I LOVE the Bose audio system. i LOVE the acceleration. I love the handling. I love the heated leather seats. I love the auto day/night mirror. I love the sunroof. I love the BBS rims. I LOVE the styling. The gas mileage could be better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Roman writes:
1997 Infiniti I30 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Cabin is quiet and luxurious, 200w 6 speaker Bose is great, classic Japanese sport exterior styling...

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Should have come stock with 265hp instead of 190hp and 18" wheels instead of 15"...

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The First Japanese Entry Level Luxury Sports Sedan. — This vehicle was purchased used for about $6k with 60k miles on it. 5 years down the road I must say I have replaced much more on this vehicle than I originally expected. The good news it that it is based on the Nissan Maxima platform so it has plentiful aftermarket support. I had never heard of this car prior to considering it for purchase. You most often see distinguished older gentlemen driving this car. Its a bit underpowered stock, so I spent a good chunk of change trying to boost its power output only to realize that that money would have been best spent to swap in a 2004 Maxima engine with 265hp. This may very well still be in this car's future.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Greg writes:
1997 Infiniti I30 4 Dr Touring Sedan Review
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nice interior/long lasting

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could be fater

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Great First Car — bad acceleration, but great gas mileage and stable at highspeed. Interior is very nice stylyign on outside could use some work but it is a great first car. It also is very reliable and good quality. just needs some power

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Infiniti I30 Reviews

Good All Around Car By djohnson730

Overall a good running car. it has lots of power. it gets from 0 too 60 in no time. i also love the leather heated seats. fun too drive and gets looks everywhere i go. everybody thinks its a newer car... Read More

Nice Ride By mawjoe

I think this car has to be one of the most comfortable cars ive owned. The problems i have with this vehicle has been poor fuel economy and horrible turning radius. Overal this car has been very good ... Read More

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2000 Infiniti I30 Reviews

Great Starter Family Car By Jimarathon

Highway mileage has averaged in the upper 20's, while city driving yields approximately 19 MPG. It's timing chain, rather than belt, will keep it going well past 200k miles. The backseat is very room... Read More

Stylish, Fast, And Fun! By Megan

Its really hot and really fast =D It handles extremely well and is a blast to drive. Excellent braking. Top speed 160. Runs on premium gas. Great Bose stereo system. Also has sunroof and leather seat... Read More

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1999 Infiniti I30 Reviews

Beautiful And Dependable Car By Infinitimatt

Car comes with a timing chain as opposed to a belt which is one of the reasons i bought the car to begin with. I've had no problems with this car really at all aside from some electrical stuff that wa... Read More

Reliable Vehicle By Raylynn

Bought this car off-lease and it has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Currently has over 150,000 miles and a new alternator and new CV axles are the only non-maintenance work require... Read More

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1998 Infiniti I30 Reviews

Reliable ,fun To Drive, Comfortable With A Great V6 Powertrain! By Bigtex1

With gas prices around $4.00/Gallon, fuel economy is not a great reason to own one. But if you love to drive no one builds a better V6 than Nissan. Same as the 95-99 Maxima! Just more Luxury! Love... Read More

Great! By Kevin

Loved it! It drove amazing and would just float on the road. The V6 would always put out the power I needed. Hardly any repairs needed. It was a great car. It was a great ride but could be less... Read More

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1996 Infiniti I30 Reviews

A Sngle Person Or High School Kid Would Love This Car By Jackson

This Nissan Maxima Is a fine car 4 a Single person or a High School kid though an older model does need alot of repairs. This car can handle some racing mods but its no honda civc again This is a luxu... Read More

Um...no By Matthew

This car is a jinx. 5 speeding tickets, 2 accidents and just crappy. must the sound system is amazing...goood time and crappy times too. amazing in the snow, and repair cost arent that bad, but ya'... Read More

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