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1998 Infiniti I30 Sedan

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Infiniti I30 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Infiniti I30

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fast and performance oriented, this Maxima-based entry-level sedan from Infiniti is a good value when compared to the Lexus ES300 or Mercedes-Benz C280.

  • Cons

    Not a great value when compared to Nissan Corporation's own Maxima SE.

  • What's New for 1998

    Side-impact airbags make their way into the Infiniti I30, as do new headlamps, taillamps, center console and wheels.

Full 1998 Infiniti I30 Review

What's New for 1998

Side-impact airbags make their way into the Infiniti I30, as do new headlamps, taillamps, center console and wheels.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Current problem

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Vehicle: 1998 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan

my 1998 I30 - I had wheel bearings replaced on both front wheels and the next time I drove car my transmission seems to have a problem. 128,000 miles. Has anyone experienced this with their auto with such low mileage? going at about 55 mph a grinding sounded and a power loss started. I was able to drive at lower speed but the transmission appears to be troubled.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan

reliable car bought with 78,000 miles now 91,000 nothing but gas and oil changes are needed. great bose sound system and peppy engine. big trunk and many miles to come.




Not reliable

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Vehicle: 1998 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan

I bought this car about 5 years ago and have had nothing but problems. I bought it with about 110,000 miles on it and thought it was a great car after doing some research. The stereo is broken and the volume nob is worthless. The starter was replaced after it wouldn't start. The battery was then replaced after it wouldn't start again. I had to replace the alternator. All within the course of five years. The ABS (airbag) light started to blink a couple years ago and I can't figure out what the problem is. Recently it won't start. I had it checked by a mechanic & he searched the whole car and can't find the problem. Unreliable car! Too expensive!




Best car i ever owned.

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Vehicle: 1998 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan

I purchased my 1998 I-30 in 2002, as a used car with 40K miles on it. I now have 297,600 miles on it. Outside of normal maintenance such as tires and brakes, I replaced the alternator once and the battery once. I change the oil every 3000 miles or as close as possible. It is the best purchase I ever made (and trust me, I have purchased some dogs over the years). I wish I had another just like it.



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Jackpot

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Vehicle: 1998 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan

I have had not one, but two infiniti i30 sedans. My first a 1997 i30t, which I bought with 80,000 miles for $7000 cash in 2004. My wife and I drove it to 175,000 miles in 2010. The only thing I replaced was the starter! The second was a 98 i30 base model I bought with 105,000 miles for $4200 cash in 2007, I traveled a lot with it and took it to 160,000 miles and I'm still driving it now. We sold the 97 earlier this year. But I am still driving the 98 at 161,000 miles. Ironically the only thing I had to replace on it was a measly starter! Both cars ran as good from day one to last day I drove them. (one of them was earlier today) this is one of the best and most reliable cars ever made.




Best experince

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Vehicle: 1998 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan

I am far from the kind of guy that would write a review, however after looking at the things other people had to say regarding their experience, I wanted to share mine as well. I originally leased the vehicle in 98, and went over my yearly mileage because it was so fun to drive. I had a freakish accident which caused a small fire under the hood (alternator) that happened within the first 6 months of the car, but it was fixed and I have had no major problems at all. I took the car in for regular maintenance which added to the overall longevity, but other than that; no problems.



Talk About The 1998 I30

1998 Infiniti I30 Discussions See all Started By

igorh
igorh
07-16-2002
Just spoke with the local dealer, Fields Infinity in Chicago Suburbs. For my I30 1998 he offers the following extended warranties:...


jamesgc
jamesgc
04-21-2011
My wife's '98 I30 has a hole in the condenser due to a stone hitting. Our regular mechanic says that he would replace the dryer at the same time as the condenser. I'm going to replace the condenser my...


habitat1
habitat1
12-26-2002
years, the number one Infiniti sellers - the I30/35 and G20, were nothing more than rebadged, cosmetically altered Nissan products at a higher price. So who is more guilty of image marketing, Infini...



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