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2000 Infiniti I30

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Full sized touring classic
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By yUngstar
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2000 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased the car from a buddy of mine with 170K on it. I noticed that the belts needed changing right away and wasn't too sure about the ride, but was told the suspensions may need to be replaced in the next couple of years. Since I have owned the I30t have noticed some deserting things, such as the CD player not working a grinding in the front caliper and jerking from the engine on occasion.


Best Features

Styling is classic, even on the stock 17s the car looks very respectful. Great interior that has held after 8 years. Sound system is great for a relaxed highway or Sunday drive. Handling (especially with some decent performance radials) We'll see how it handles the Canadian winters this year.


Worst Features

Well there are no needs because it has been replaced but... Ready yourself to spend some cash at least the first time purchased used, then make sure you maintain and this car will last a while.


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Nice car, but bad reliability.
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By BP
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2000 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car about a year ago with 45k miles on it and have had problems ever since. Upon purchase I had to replace the belts (which is to be expected for a 7 year old car). What I didn't expect was the catalytic converter to fail (which Infiniti covers up to 80k miles), the A/C compressor to fail, all 6 coils needed to be replaced, the muffler was banging the bottom of the car and the CD player stopped working. At this point, about $2500 has been spent on repairs. Luckily we bought an extended warranty. My other car is a Nissan Altima and I really like it. But, I doubt I'll be buying another Infiniti.


Best Features

Smooth ride. The engine runs very quiet/smooth and has nice power (V6 240hp). Comfortable seats. Roomy cabin. Quality paint (after 8 yrs it still looks quite good).


Worst Features

Electrical & mechanical system needs improvement. This includes stereo, exhaust system, engine coils and A/C system.


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You will spend, oh yes.
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By j
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2000 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan


Review

Traded in an older Camry for the Infiniti because my wife thought it was "ugly." However in 4 years I spent less on that car then I've spent in the past 9 months on the I30. Had it checked out before we bought it, all systems were a go. However within 2 months the alternator went out. Shortly after that the car started misfiring, and it started running poorly and jerking when at a stop light. Had the engine coils replaced along with the spark plugs and a full maintenance check + fluids flush. Also have had to replace both rear and front brakes. So 9 months and at least $3,000 later, hopefully we are done for awhile with spending money on it.


Best Features

This car is stylish for a sedan. I get complimented on it often enough considering it is 8 years old. The interior design is beautiful and extremely comfortable. Comparing it to a new Cadillac STS I rented for a week on a recent trip, I would take the I30's interior any day.


Worst Features

Reliability problems.


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Reliable - you decide
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By LTR gone bad
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2000 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan


Review

Car purchased new. At 50000 car began to self destruct, power seat, alternator, SES light, new brakes at 55K, transmission slip, engine ping. All service at dealer. At 60K SES light on again, brake calipers bad. > $4000 in repairs in 2 years. Trade in at dealer on new MSRP $40000 = $5000 before today's 2 grand. Am I still a happy customer? NO! Like the new G35, but would I buy another Infiniti? Doubt it.


Best Features

Great size, comfortable, thought it was dependable.


Worst Features

Stand behind products if defects seem to be across the board. I'm not an exception. There are bulletins on these weaknesses.


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Infiniti 2000 I130 Touring
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By PJ Mcewan
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2000 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan


Review

I thought this car would be like wearing sturdy shoes, good for me but no fun. I was wrong. After 7 years of driving, I still love this car. It is mannerly, strong, reliable, actually fun to drive, delivers power as needed, and the styling actually looks good to me now. I guess true friends always look attractive.


Best Features

Reliability, it's well-mannered handling, plus the little goodies like seat memory, great headlamp lighting, a huge trunk that has a passthrough compartment, although I don't haul anything that long in my pretty car.


Worst Features

I think the interior could be refined just a bit more, more continuity in design.


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