The ride is smooth, car has some
suprisingly serious get up and go, and
the interior is very comfortable. The
only downside is body style changed in
2000 and became more stylish.
Mechanically this car is every bit as
reliable as a Honda Accord, but in my
opinion looks better and drives more
Power seats are the easiest to adjust
of any I have tried.
I had been looking for my next used car
from my usual list - honda, toyota,
subaru, etc. when I spied a '96 I30 on
the lot. I had never owned a Nissan
product, but really liked it's lines,
so I took it for a ride. It was love at
first ride. I ended up buying a '99
Touring and really love it. It has
114,000 miles but drives like new. The
drivetrain is quiet and smooth, yet
packs some real get-up-and-go power. In
the 3,000 miles I've logged, the oil
level has not dropped so much as a
hair. Mileage is consistently 22 MPG
using regular gas and 70% backroads,
30% highway. I'm not a rich man, but
feel like one when I'm driving it. The
nicest car I've owned.
I have now owned two I30's and neither
one has had any problem at all. The
first had 95,000 miles when I traded
it and this one has 115,000 and is
going to be traded soon.
What will I buy? I have already
decided.. a G35 :) I'm an Inifiniti
customer until they let me down.
I bought my infinity lexus I300 and
the toyota avalon and have been very
happy except I wish it set up a little
higher. I had a van before. Had heard
nothing but praise about the 3 liter
engine and it is great. I had to
replace the starter at 75,000 miles
but thats been all. It also gets great
gas mileage 20-22 around town and 28-
32 on the highway. Don't see how
anyone could ask for much better. I
also use reg except around every 5 th
tank I use premium.
Fun to drive, great sound system easy
to change oil and plugs. A rarity
Improve seat hieght which has been
done on newer models.