1993 Infiniti J30 Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1993 Infiniti J30 Touring 3 litre from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3 litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres

Summary:

I will always have an Infiniti parked in my garage!

Faults:

Dash lights went and after a little research found to be the Dimmer switch. I picked up a second hand one and it works great!

The headlights started acting up and I had the Relays replaced with second hand ones and they work great.

Lately however I have had problems with the Engine!! It was acting up and making some serious noises at 195000km I took it to the dealer and it blew up in their shop!! I decided that it was cheaper to re-engine it then it is to buy a new car considering I only put 8000km on it a year as a second car. Anyway I have managed to buy a second hand engine 3 years younger with 80000 less km and get it installed all for $2000 CDN. It seems to be working great and plan on driving it to it's death.

Everything else still works like new and I have never been happier.

General Comments:

I love this Car!! I use it as a second car, my wife won't step foot in it for some reason so she drives her New Altima and I get my baby.

I put second hand parts in it because I am trying to keep the operating cost down to $1000 a year which I have done for the past 5 years!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2005

1993 Infiniti J30 V6-3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6-3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 kilometres
Most recent distance179000 kilometres
Previous carInfiniti J30

Summary:

High performance and comfortable

Faults:

When motor is hot poor acceleration motor hesitate between 1000 and 2000 rpm somebody know why.

General Comments:

I love to drive this car very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2004

13th May 2004, 07:12

Hesitation is most likely from a bad knock sensor or mis-adjusted cam position sensor (both affect timing). Ignition timing retarded will cause this. This sensor will not trigger your engine light, but will store a code in the engine control module. If this is not the cause, I would next proceed to check the throttle position sensor.

26th Jan 2006, 21:41

You might want to also check the MAF this was teh problem on my car.

1993 Infiniti J30 180.62 cubic inch V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 180.62 cubic inch V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carInfiniti J30

Summary:

Still the best car bargain I have ever driven, and would again buy another one

Faults:

The radio has went out.

The alternator has went out.

The timing belt was worn out.

The antenna motor has went out.

The fan relay motor went out.

The dimmer switch went out.

General Comments:

The repairs on this car including labor and parts came up to $2000.

The inside is still in excellent shape, as is the body.

The dark tinted windows are a major plus.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2004

1993 Infiniti J30 t 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance201500 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Dynasty

Summary:

The J30t is a demanding drivers car; luxury, handling, performance and style

Faults:

The Bose stereo system has a solder problem. Apparently in cold temperatures the solder will pull apart, and the stereo operate intermittently and not at all in winter conditions. I have had the system in the shop 3 separate occasions. The first occasion was at 100,000 km.

The transmission shifts roughly from first to second, it has been this way from 95,000 km on. On occasion, the transmission will allow the engine to over rev between shifts under rapid acceleration.

General Comments:

The J30t has serious acceleration.

The car has outstanding body style.

The car is nimble. The 4 wheel steering, the rack & pinion steering and tires combine to give the driver unparalleled control on a slalom style course. When driving on the highway at high speed, the driver will only have to think about changing lanes and the car responds. There is very limited body roll even when the car if forced into rally type cornering.

The interior is very well appointed; the seats are firm and comfortable and fit the driver like a glove to hold the driver in place when driving a tight corner road course. The instrument panel is easily viewed and the center council offers convenient control.

The paintwork and clear coat is out standing. The car is 10 years old and the paintwork still looks factory fresh.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2003

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 27 reviews