1996 Infiniti I30 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1996 Infiniti I30 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired144000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles
Previous carFord Expedition

Summary:

Great, dependable car

Faults:

Typical items: battery, tires, oil, alternator.

General Comments:

This is one of the best car I have ever owned. Very dependable and lucky to have purchased. Infiniti in my books is one of thebest mfg's in the market today.

The car has 144k miles and runs and starts like a newer car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2006

1996 Infiniti I30 touring from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance225099 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Excellent reliable luxurious sedan

Faults:

Normal maintenance problems. Brakes, belts, tires.

Computer read fault code (check engine light) 150,000, nothing wrong with engine.

General Comments:

I've used it as a work car. 226k miles and counting. It has an excellent sound system (Bose). Same as my Mercedes. The seat adjustments are excellent. So many other features standard i. e cruise, sunroof, power moon roof, ect.

If you aren't into looks and you want an affordable car, I30 is for you. Nissan/Infiniti products typical of all Japanese products very dependable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2006

1996 Infiniti I30 3.0 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance260000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Great car - gonna upgrade to an M45 someday

Faults:

Noisy lifter - knocks in the morning for a few minutes

Left front brake caliper had to be replaced

Dash lights flicker, but a "Fonz" hit to the dashboard fixes it for several weeks.

Rear windows both failed to roll up this year. Had to do some self-modification to the roll-up units.

General Comments:

Excellent car. Bought it at the end of the 3-yr lease and got a great deal. Looked at Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW, but found the same features at a lower price. The Infinity name did not have much prestige at the time, but now, due to the success of the G35, still has a great resale value. I plan to keep the car until it the engine burns out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2005

1996 Infiniti I30 t V6 3.0L 190hp from North America

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission V6 3.0L 190hp
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing wrong at all, an excellent car.

General Comments:

Had to change from standard to a bit wider tires, got up to 6.3 seconds to 60mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

19th Jun 2001, 15:21

How large are your tires now, email me at mattapple02@yahoo.com.

14th Aug 2006, 15:16

Both of my remote control fobs have died and the owner's manual does not give instructions on how to reprogram after changing the batteries. I took the car and the fobs to the dealer. They said the fobs had died and it would cost $151 each to replace them. Anyone got suggestions or know how to reprogram so I can verify this?

17th May 2007, 11:29

Try googling the remote programing. I got it for my Mom's 98' Pathfinder, I believe it's the same instructions for all Nissan/Infiniti's of that era. Also, get you remotes on E-Bay Motors. There are LOTS of them, many are new and much less than the dealer. Hope this helps!

8th Mar 2010, 23:32

Car is unreal 200,000 and still runs strong. Only problem is the check engine light comes on for no reason??? It gets erased, but there's nothing wrong.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews