1998 Infiniti I30 User Reviews

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    1998 Infiniti I30 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    65

    Reliable ,fun To Drive, Comfortable With A Great V6 Powertrain! — 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 the BOSE STEREO CD/cassette!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Bought the car used, it only needed some body work, damaged rear bumper replaced, cheap!  Runs like new!  Powerful 3.0 V6, same as Nissan 300ZX!

    Cons: With Gas Prices as high as they are, it doesn't get great MPG's, but a respectable 25 MPG!

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    1998 Infiniti I30 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    45

    Great Family Car — I bought this car to get my girlfriend around and it has been reliable for that and family outings. Nice smooth ride with leather interior and very spacious. I have loved having this car. It still has many more miles to go.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Runs great. Decent gas mileage. Perfect for my family.

    Cons: Little older. I had to replace the starter and alternator when I got it

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    1998 Infiniti I30 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Great! — 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 boring if it had a manual transmission.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Spacious, Comfy

    Cons: None!

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    1998 Infiniti I30 4 Dr Touring Sedan Review
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    Don't Let Your Car Sit In The Snow All Winter — Ehh. It was a really nice car but the style aged so fast. I bought it actually with only 11K on it (see 99 Jeep why/how I ended up with this car) but was 2 years old I think. It looked like an older 6, 7, 8 year car referring to its styling. So I felt. Not condition, the thing was like it just came out of the showroom. I wanted something else, my sis wanted a new car after she had her 1st kid, perfect. So we thought. Hitch falls off a truck on the LIE hits the Infiniti then bounces and hits like 7 other cars. The SUVs drove away but there was 5 cars on the side of the road with random damage. The infiniti is in the front with a big hole in the floorboard, gas all over the LIE the tank burst, they were lucky the thing didn't blow up. Afterwards I found out even though it was a pretty new car the entire bottom was rusted. I looked a little more into its history, an old couple upstate owned it. Hence the 11k miles on it. So yeah in short basically it probably sat there parked all winter in the snow and rusted out the bottom. Oh yeah the tranny fell out too. Whatever. It did drive really good, fast, nice interior as in design, options, etc. That BOSE system was great. Ehh. Nothing special.

    Pros: Quality, acceleration, reliability, reputation/status

    Cons: Obviously rusts easy, outdated styling

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    1998 Infiniti I30 Review
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    In Its 2nd Decade, Not Tired Of It Yet. — Overall, a very reliable car with regards to the parts that get you down the road and stop you when necessary, although there have been issues.. -- Drivers seat airbag had to be replaced at 60k (just out of warranty). Not cheap. -- Trunk would leak water all over the groceries with the lid raised. Had to replace trunk finisher (panel across the back of the lid with lights). $600. -- Radio gave up the ghost at 90k. Found a rebuild on eBay for $120, slid right in. -- The drivers seat heater switch failed ($20). Never a problem with the motor, transmission, brakes or climate control. Performance and ride are both excellent. My I30t feels like it has more than the listed 190 hp, and the ride and handling are still tight and smooth after 110k. This is the first car I've owned that my mother likes riding in as much as I like driving. Which is quite an accomplishment. They used a fairly low grade of leather on the seats, which in short order turned hard and uncomfortable (as if they had lacquer on them for some reason). On the other hand, after 11 years they haven't ripped yet and still *look* good. The Bose stereo (actually made by Clarion, but the name's everything here) is good. Auto climate control is great. I see 20mpg, mostly city driving (used to get 22 city before they started ruining gas with ethanol).

    Pros: Ride, handling, stereo, style

    Cons: Electronics, body integrity, slightly light in the front end above 120

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    1998 Infiniti I30 4 Dr Touring Sedan Review
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    The Old Workhorse I30 — The Infiniti I30 is a solidly build 4 door saloon. While a generation or two behind it is more than enough for a beginner who wants power on tap as well as the versatility for uses other than going quite fast. Being a luxury model it feels rather disconnected in terms of steering feedback but also provides comfort to long drives on the road. The cost of owning the I30 is rather minimal due to it's build quality and really only requires regular maintenance. Overall it ranks high in my opinion of a sedan.

    Pros: Build quality, comfort options, luxurious spacious interior, great beginner's car

    Cons: Still not quite as fast as other performance autos out there but hey you have class...

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    1998 Infiniti I30 4 Dr Touring Sedan Review
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    I30t 5-speed — It's gift is it's subtlety, very smooth appearance very easy to maintain. It performs as well as it can with front wheel drive setup. Very cheap to own. A lot of fun speeding! The 5 speed is the better option if you can find one. They are very rare but I've had good luck with mine so far.

    Pros: Appearance, Build Quality

    Cons: poor steering radius

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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

    2000 Infiniti I30 Reviews

    Infiniti! By Ramachandran

    For a 15 year old car (as of 2015), its in amazing condition and makes every owner go "Infiniti for Life"!! It's not just the power but the space and handling that adds up to give the best experienc... Read More

    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

    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

    1997 Infiniti I30 Reviews

    Best Of The Best ! ! By John

    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... Read More

    Infinity By CheapGuy1

    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 hi... Read More

    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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