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Infiniti J30 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Infiniti J30

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Refined, luxurious comfort in an interesting package.

  • Cons

    There isn't much passenger space.

  • What's New for 1997

    There are no changes to the 1997 Infiniti J30.

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What's New for 1997

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Rear wheel drive!

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti J30 4dr Sedan (1997.5)

Bought my J30 with 98000 miles on it. The black paint on this car is superb and the leather seats, oh the leather... on the car was in like new condition. This was the first car that I've owned with rear wheel drive and let me tell u, I will never buy a fwd vehicle ever again. Replacing parts can be a little expensive on this car but if u have any mechanical skill the repairs can easily be done urself. Unless it's a major problem never take this car to the dealer for repairs.

Best engine

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti J30 4dr Sedan (1997.5)

I bought my vehicle used in 2002, no major problem. This car is very reliable, Luxury drive smoothly. Very good engine, just passed emission with 181000 miles on it.

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'fits me like a glove.'

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti J30 Touring 4dr Sedan (1997.5)

My Gold J30t is my third. I hit the wheel well of a truck exiting a lot perpendicular to my direction. Totaled my '95 but she totally protected me. This car is built like a welter weight boxer-rounded, firm, athletic lines. Women say that my J30's sexy lines and cozy interior warm and cradle them, evoking a sensuality rare in today's cars. She is comfortable on the highway and her engine emits a quiet growl when accelerating, like Serena Williams' aggressiveness on the court. Luxury-Sport is an apt description. I give her the normal maintenance she needs, plus some extras. Next is a set of chrome 17" rims with 235/45 shoes and an iPod doc. She's classy, sassy, and deserves every bit.

I love my car

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti J30 4dr Sedan

My beautiful little J30 has never even had the hiccups. I have always had it regularly serviced at the dealership. I've put new tires on it and have done routine maintenance and part replacement (belts, etc) and have had the brakes worked on and wheels realigned. It's lovely. They have never improved on the design, in my opinion. Don't know why they stopped making it. In a world where things seems to be made to last just so long and then have to be replaced, my Infiniti is a star performer. By the way, this is my third J30. My first was a leased 1994 model. At the end of my lease in 1997, I bought the car.

Elegant car!!

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti J30 4dr Sedan (1997.5)

I have a 97 J30. I bought it 2 year used from an Infinit dealship. I don't know why Inifiniti's don't keep there prices well. It's to your advantage. I absolutely love this beatiful car. I love its color (pearl), the beautiful interior, my bose speakers, its aerodynamic built, and its smooth drive. Additionally, I haven't had any mechanical problems outside of usual maintenance stuff. Another good thing about this car is that there's basically one model since J30 was only built from 93' (?) to 97'. It won't ever look old and lose its appeal like so many cars that change ever year. I love it so much that I have no intention of ever really selling it. Seriously.

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Fun & fast comfort

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti J30 4dr Sedan

Purchased this three year-old J30 from a Dealer in 2000 for about 1/2 MSRP. It had 20k miles. What a deal! This car has been perfect for me. I'm 6'3" and have plenty of leg room in the front. I rarely carry passengers in the back, but when I do a little adjustment gives them plenty of room (and comfort too!) I have NEVER had a major repair. I've replaced the brake pads and turned the front rotors (once). It now has 115k miles. At 103k I paid $1400 to have a major tune-up (timing belt, other belts, flush <everything>, filters, water pump, trans adjustment). Great vehicle and still looks like new!

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I have the opportunity to purchase a 1997 Infinity...

I have a 1997 J30 with around 189k on the motor. The car is still in pretty good sharp and I've just spent about $800 buck getting most of the frontend removed and replace. Tie rods, bushing and the l...

I live in Louisiana, and I love my Infiniti. I am the proud owner of two J30s. I have a 1997.5 J30t (pewter), and a 1994 J30 (ivory). My 1994 J30 blows very warm air. I never really drive it alot,...

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  • 22
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