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#1 of 690 Used 97 J-30 for $15,000
Dec 31, 1999 (11:58 pm)
I have the opportunity to purchase a 1997 Infinity
J-30 with 11,500 miles form a close friend. Car
has never been wrecked, misused, etc. Any opinions
on this car would be appreciated? Is it as good
of a deal as it sounds?
Jan 01, 2000 (2:32 am)
I have always thought the J-30 was the most original and unique of the Infiniti line. Moreover, it did not look like any of the other generic entry level luxury cars. Why don't you check the Kelly Blue Book site or other sources regarding the price. I'm no expert but $15,000 for a 3-year old low-mileage car in this class does not sound excessive to me.
Jan 02, 2000 (12:54 am)
Only $15K for a 97 J30?? Damn that's a good price!! I would buy it. The J30 is a tad underpowered and it's aerodynamics stink because of the sloping rear deck, but it's interior is gorgeous and overall it's exterior styling is very original, even though I don't like the rear end.
It's also a very reliable car and a pretty good handling RWD sedan. All in all you can't go wrong for $15k!!
Jan 13, 2000 (5:27 am)
the infinti concept car XVL??? in teh detriot auto show could be the next RWD J30 buy taht its cooler then teh 1997 version when it comes out!!!!!!!!
#5 of 690 A little late, but...
Feb 11, 2000 (8:34 pm)
A saw several '97 J30's on a dealer's lot, all with around 25k miles at a price of 19-20k no haggle price. Your deal sounds like a good one!
#6 of 690 '97 J30
Mar 13, 2000 (7:13 am)
It might be too late, but make sure you can check out the trunk on the J30. It is tiny! Approx 10 cubic ft. Otherwise it's a great car.
Mar 15, 2000 (4:23 pm)
The J30 has been the best car I've ever owned. I like the combination of design, performance and reliability, and the price for yours is excellent.
By the way, I'm a designer, and I really like the looks of the J30, despite the Edmund's review, and I know 3 other product designers who also drive the same car. It was Jaguar inspired, and it still is one of the few cars today that has a unique look.
Mar 15, 2000 (10:21 pm)
I have a '95 and I love the car. I cringe at the gas pump, because it says "Premium" but it's well worth the cost.
Mar 22, 2000 (3:33 am)
We had several Js and all suffered from the same problem. Harmonic balance problem with the 2-piece driveshaft. We were ready to get a new 97 but drove it about 2 blocks and there was the vibration. On the '94 we had, the dealer went through many attempts to cure the vibration, new shaft, new wheels, etc. No dice. Unfortunate because that J is my wife's favorite.
Just curious, anybody else have a similar problem?
#10 of 690 Advice for a J-30 buyer
Apr 18, 2000 (6:47 pm)
I am buying a 1993 J--30 with 75k miles this Friday. The interior and exterior of the car are pristine (there is not even the imperfection left by the left elbow on the door vinyl near the window that I've seen on every J-30 I looked at).
The only thing the car needs is a new set of tires.
Does anyone have any advice on a high end set of tires that keeps the car quiet? Also, I'm hoping with the new tires the car won't have the harmonic balance problem and resulting vibration I've read about. Even with the old tires, there was no significant vibration in the ride.
Any other words of wisdom from J-30 owners/experts would be appreciated.