1993 Infiniti J30 Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1993 Infiniti J30 t 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Most beautful interior I've ever seen

Faults:

Door lock does not lock (could be door latch)

Sunroof stick, unable to open.

General Comments:

Generally I love this car. It is beautiful inside (I got the tan seats and brown dashboard) and outside. Infiniti knows how to build a luxury vehicle.

I've got some negative comments though.

First of all, the tranny shifts really rough when switching from 1st to 2nd gear.

My engine is malfunctioning when hot, but (still) drives. It just hesitates terribly. Probably needs someone to look at it.

I'd sure buy another Infiniti (hoping the tranny problem would not happen on it...)

I recommend Infiniti to anyone - 100% (much nicer car than its biggest competitor - Acura)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2002

1993 Infiniti J30 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance80900 miles

Summary:

A perfect car

Faults:

Everything runs well so far, except that one time I couldn't start my car due to the loose tooth.

General Comments:

I bought this car when it was 8 years old; however, I'm really satisfied with the performance.

The previous owner upgraded the tires to a higher level so that it's very quiet inside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2001

1993 Infiniti J30 t from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Be prepared to be noticed in this gorgeous car!

Faults:

I've had no problems so far. I anticipate the usual (I owned an Altima before this, so I kind of know what to expect). Brakes, cooling, engine, and transmission are in excellent shape.

General Comments:

I loved my Altima, and I love this beauty even more. Elegant, smooth as silk, and it gets lots of attention!

I was fortunate to get a high mileage car with excellent maintenance. I had been looking at Jaguar as well, but when I saw this car, I had to have it. The quality of Japanese makes was a big deciding factor. It drives like a brand new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2001

1993 Infiniti J30 3.0 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

Lemon or just a bad car?

Faults:

To start off with I think I may have come across a previously damaged car. I'm not sure if that explains it...

Engine noises, rocking & whining until it warms up good.

A/C out.

Electrical cat and mouse.

Early rust EVERYWHERE.

Front suspension is quick to go soft.

The trunk is way too small.

General Comments:

I fear I may have bought a lemon.

Have heard great things from other people...

But the gas mileage was also atrocious, the car wants to be driven fast and gas prices are on the rise...

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

Review Date: 1st June, 2001

5th Jun 2001, 12:35

I own an Infiniti J30, I have close to 90000 miles on it, and it's going strong (I make a lot of trips in it from St. Louis to Toronto or further, in all kinds of weather - it's never let me down!).

For engine noises (i.e. rocking and whining) you should have an Infiniti dealership change the spark plugs and reset the idle (approximately $150 US). It makes a huge difference! If it doesn't, then it's conceivable that the engine suffered damage from a broken timing belt (these things MUST be changed between 60000 and 65000 miles, otherwise when they break, they cause engine damage and put other things such as other belts and chains out of alignment, leading to rocking and whining till warm up).

As for a soft front suspension, J30's, depending on where the car was initially bought and driven, i.e. in a state where salt or other chemicals are used in the winter, are known to have the silicone seals in the torsion bar erode, causing a silicone leak and leading to a soft suspension. Replacement can be done at a cheaper price than the Infiniti dealer, at virtually any suspension shop.

Good luck!

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