1998 Infiniti I30 Reviews from North America - Page 4 of 4

1998 Infiniti I30

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance40300 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

OK, but pray the fuses remain intact

Faults:

Radio fuse repeatedly shorted out and caused complete engine failure after less than 1,000 miles. It took a lot of complaining to dealer and insisting that this is not "normal" for anyone to take us seriously and attempt to correct the problem. An expert had to be brought in from Japan to solve the problem.

Air bag light came on at 40,100 miles. Diagnostic at dealership revealed drivers side module failure, causing entire air bag system to shut down. Cost to fix was approx. $600. Complaints to Infiniti North American that this safety feature should not fail at 40,100 miles -- especially when no "wear and tear" was involved -- fell on deaf ears. Dealership admitted that any of the other three air bag modules could also fail at any time.

General Comments:

This is a luxury car in a highly competitive market. Yet, Infiniti North America seems unwilling to offer above and beyond customer service or make any good will, good faith gestures to satisfy a loyal customer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th January, 2005

31st Jul 2005, 03:10

I am having the exact same problem. 600 bucks is steep. = (wonder what happens if I don't fix it.

Gregmetro@gmail.com.

7th Jan 2006, 19:04

I recently tried to trade in my 98 Infiniti I30t which has 131,000 miles and a flashing Airbag light. The car dealer would not take the car as it was. My airbags lights have been coming on since around 53,000 miles and have continued to do so every 10,000 miles or so. I was taking it in to the Infiniti dealer to fix them which always seemed to be one sensor or another or one of the airbags needed to be replaced. At 90,000 miles I could no longer afford to keep fixing this problem. Like an idiot I was thinking it was some type of regular maintenance check. The infiniti dealer kept sticking it to me everytime I took my car in.

1998 Infiniti I30

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carInfiniti I30

Summary:

Was pleased, would not buy another

Faults:

Air bag light went on at 76,000 Diagnosis as bad sensor for side air bag, drivers side. Extended warranty does not cover. Cost was $600 to fix. Two months later light again starts flashing. Diagnosis is now the passenger side bag. Warranty does not cover again.

General Comments:

Dealership sold extended warranty to cover bumper to bumper on all NON wearable parts. Customer service was very poor, do not stand behind car. For both airbag modules to fail in 3 months is unacceptable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th December, 2004

1998 Infiniti I30 3.0 V6

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38233 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

Better than a Maxima if bought used

Faults:

Nothing Yet.

General Comments:

Very Quick for a 3.0 litre.

Inside cabin is well apointed, large.

I wish the steering wheel tilted up higher.

No light under the hood.

Radio and window power cuts off as soon as door is opened.

Fun to drive, classy good looks, great radio.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2002

1998 Infiniti I30

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Performance bargain

Faults:

The only thing we have had trouble with is the air conditioning. It has lost its Freon or what ever they use now twice.

General Comments:

Great car. It's a pleasure to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 19 reviews