by wtfletcher on Sep 30, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan
Very good looking car. I purchased it new.
We noticed that the car does not handle well. When you go into a turn, it feels like the front tires are beginning to slide. I purposely drove it into a corner unusually fast ( plenty of recovery space) and the car does slide badly.
I took it back to the dealership and they said it was perfect. Well, if that's perfect, don't expect me to purchase another infiniti.
We have replaced the brakes including calipers and rotors numerous times. Calipers freeze up often. It will stop on a dime, but having to replace the brakes every 15,000 to 20,000 miles is beyond excessive.
I'll never purchase another Infiniti/Nissan.
by taylor1111 on Oct 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan
Purchased in 2000 when Infiniti launched new redesign of I30t model.
Car was originally my Dad's, now I own it w/ 255K mi. Had its share of wear and tear being 12 years old and driven on avg over 100 mi/day commuting.There is a flaw with this car and that is the rust that builds on the radiator mount under the car.
This mount also connects with the front motor mount. Car has been garage kept. I know of others that have seen this also.I can feel its affect on the car's performance and handling.
Its only b/c of this I am now looking for another car.
Cost to repair isn't worth the value of the car.
If choosing to buy, note to look for this.
However the car is great.
I will truly miss it.
by wnelmer on Feb 23, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan
I purchased my I30 in 2003 with 47K miles on it.
It now has 195K miles on it & I expect to get at least 250K without trying.
Besides replacing brakes, tires, & battery, the only major issue I've had was a transmission rebuild at 150K.
The car still runs & looks like new - I still enjoy driving it today as much as I did when I bought it.
I took in for service a couple of years ago & was given a 2010 G35 as a loaner car.
I was expecting to be sold on trading up, but I was dissapointed in the ride & overall feel of the G35.
I couldn't wait to get back into my I30.
Also, the last time I put new tires on it, the serviceman couldn't believe how old it was & how good it looked.