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Infiniti I30 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 227 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Infiniti I30

  • Though unremarkable and largely forgettable, the I30 makes good with its comfortable interior and low price tag.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful yet refined drivetrain, roomy and comfortable cabin, full load of amenities, limited-slip differential on Touring model, standard rear sunshade.

  • Cons

    No manual transmission for Touring model, harsh ride quality of Touring model, some inexpensive-looking interior bits.

  • What's New for 2001

    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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (21 total reviews)

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Street tank highway cruiser

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Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought the car used with 115k. Driving impressions: the car is like a tank in the city: huge turn radius, horrible mpg (14/city), poor rear visibility makes it hard to park. Performance is ok for 230hp. I come from 97 528i, and some minor features are missing, and interior quality is not as great. HID lights are all fogged out by now and barely illuminate the road. However, over 2 years I only had the following issues: replaced ECU and defective idle control valve ($500), power steering hose ($300). Oxygen sensor fault popped up once in a while - replaced spark plugs and now it's gone (at least for now). That's all! Now the pros - read them in the favorite features below.




Excellent used car

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Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought my 2001 I-30T used off a one owner lease at 31K. I have now had the car for 4 years and it is still meeting my expectations at 85K. I've changed tires, belts, brake pads but other than one item (mass air flow sensor $300) all I have done is put oil and gas into it. It is sporty, plenty of power and averages 22 (19/25) mpg in mixed use driving and is quieter at highway speeds than the M. No rust, no probs, engine is one of the best.




Infiniti and beyond

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Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought this car because of the good consumer reviews at the time. 1.5 years later I understand those reviews. This is my first Nissan product and I'm impressed. Love the firmed-up suspension and look of upgraded wheels/tires in the Touring model. Bought it for my wife, and I now drive it more than she does. This is the first four-door car I will actually admit to owning!




Pretty good car

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Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

After 3 Maximas, this was my first Infiniti. Car has been a pleasure, with only a couple annoyances. The reading light has burned out four times due to an apparent short that the dealership only identified after the warranty was gone. Leather has been faster to wear than in my Maximas. And the heater/AC motor has developed a loud growl that goes away after 2-3 minutes. Car still looks "fresh" after 6 years and 101,000 miles. Seats are comfortable. Turning radius is awful. It's like turning the Titanic in a farm pond. All in all, though, a good investment and outstanding driving machine for the open road.




Stay away

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Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I read reviews before I bought this car, and it seemed like a safe choice. All scheduled maint. was provided by the dealer but at 80K the problems began and haven't stopped. MAF sensor, 2 alternators, driver's seat motor, O2 sensor, another problem has just popped up and it's sure to be another. $1,000. Low price is not worth the thousands spent in repairs, not to mention it has left me stranded 3 times in 3 years.




1 yr of owning

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Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti I30 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

purchased 1 yr ago at 117,000km. now at 130,000km. had to replace alternator. CEL comes on and off telling O2 sensor is bad. car pulls good when you floor it but during normal throttle, car feels heavy and big. turning circle is very big. fuel economy isn't great. regular can be used but premium recommended. Very good on highway cruising. long list of options but the material quality isn't up to acura/lexus. doesn't have MIST wiper operation that sweeps only once (even civic has this feature). need to turn on the wiper and turn off for occational wiper sweep. Trunk space is HUGE. interior space is HUGE as well. Standard HID is good but need more brightness.



Full 2001 Infiniti I30 Review

What's New for 2001

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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