by bonedatt on Dec 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I was looking for a second vehicle for job and everyday commute and settled for the 2001 Infiniti I30. Coming from a German made 2009 VW Passat and now a 2012 VW CC 'Lux Plus', the expectations were already high. The 2001 I30 lived and still lives up to this expectation. The interior and exterior are beautiful. There are technologies on this vehicle that I think even the Germans can still borrow from to add to some of their "future" vehicles :-). Don't get me wrong, German engineering is still up there but this car holds it's own. The question potential buyers of this vehicle may want to ask themselves is "can you afford this"?. I don't mean the buying price, but the cost of maintenance.
by lynnj on Oct 11, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Purchased new 2001.
After some O2 and Mass Airflow sensor failures during 60K warranty period, no repairs until 148,000 miles (starter) and 160K m (radiator).
Now at 178Km and car drives like it has 50K on it. I could not be happier with it.
My 21 yr old son wants me to replace it (with G37) and retire the I30 to him!
This car has been a 10+ on a 10 point scale.
by speedfanatic20 on Aug 4, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this car after my SC400 was totaled. Had about 100K on it or so. Performance is decent but coming from a RWD V8 to a FWD V6 was a little disappointing. Don't get me wrong I love my I30, but its conditional love. This car has been an absolute nightmare. The VSS was replaced twice, MAF sensor is prone to replacement, ECM burned up due to sudden fault in the Idle Control. Suspension is very soft even for a sedan. Besides this long list of expensive i mean very expensive repairs, I enjoy driving this car. It has a very responsive throttle and gets attention where ever it goes.
This year, two new colors are added along with steering wheel-mounted controls, an antiglare rearview mirror with integrated compass and an emergency inside trunk release. The brilliant blue xenon headlights previously available only on Touring models can now be ordered on base trim cars, as well.