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Infiniti I35, Sedan
#542 of 599 Re: I35 - any out there with high mileage [wilson16]
Jan 24, 2011 (7:09 pm)
Wilson_ Thanks for your reply. Yours owes you nothing. wow that is alot of miles..
#543 of 599 Re: keep or sell my 2003 I35 [casey103]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 24, 2011 (7:26 pm)
Hard to say with a crystal ball but generally a modern Japanese car should have a lot more life in it...however, around 80K you may find certain "expendable" items (things that normally are expected to wear out) may crop up. This could include items like shocks/struts, battery, wiper blades, belts and hoses, brakes----you know, items that require periodic replacement. It's also possible that some components like the alternator or some suspension bushings might need attention--or maybe not. After all, 8 years of use does produce a bit of wear and tear.
#544 of 599 Re: I35 - any out there with high mileage [casey103]
Jan 25, 2011 (5:35 am)
If u owe nothing on the car I would say keep it because they are pretty stout and reliable. Most of the miles on mine (248,000+) are highway
(60mile oneway to work 5 days a week) There will be cost that are unforseeable just like any other car or truck. I run seafoam through mine every 6000 miles which doesn't take long for me to reach it helps!
#545 of 599 Re: I35 - any out there with high mileage [casey103]
Jan 30, 2011 (9:11 am)
We have an '04 with just about 100k miles now. It's been a great car. The throttle body has had to be replaced twice (once at 45k, once at 95k) and there is a small leak in the power steering rack, but everything else has just been oil changes and routine maintenance.
I'm pretty sure ours has at least another 75k of life in it; I'm hoping we don't get new car fever before then!
#546 of 599 Re: I35 - any out there with high mileage [jchan2]
Jan 30, 2011 (12:40 pm)
Mine is 2002 and I have 120K miles on it. The only problem I have is the power steering fluid leak.
It is interesting that it goes away on its own, but after 1 year comes back, leaks for few days and then goes away again. I believe that the STOP LEAK additives in the oil just seal it every time.
I wouldn't buy a new car at least for 2-3 years from now. The thing is that you will not get anything better than the I35 after you spend $25K on a new car.
In fact my new car will be either a fun to drive Hybrig, or an Electric car. I just want to wait for them to develop the technologies for electric cars.
Jan 31, 2011 (8:38 am)
My 2002 has 184,000 and is all city driving.Basic maintence...nothing big. Drive it till it drops!
Feb 19, 2011 (8:25 pm)
A graph at that Major Consumer Publication a few years back showed maintenance curves for various automakers, in which Nissan ran slightly poorer than Toyota and Honda for the first six years or so, followed by a horrifying spike at seven years, and then about even with them from that point on. My own experience definitely corroborates their findings, as I spent a lot of 2007 (and a bit of '08) tracking down problems in an '00 I30 which runs just fine in '11 and which I expect will still be doing well in '15, by which time she'll be pushing 200,000 miles.
May 12, 2011 (4:54 am)
My car has 260,000 miles on which are mostly home to work (120 round trip 5 days a week)
Im starting to get the knocking noise that I have been reading about. I thought it may be time for a valve adjustment but was told the valves are not adjustable. So excludiing running
premium gas a war pension price what other suggestions are there. Could this noise I'm hearing be a timing chain or a cam shaft getting loose or worn out The car has been pampered
since I bought it which was used but only had 41,000 mi on it
#550 of 599 Re: 2003 I-35 [wilson16]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 12, 2011 (8:34 am)
When do you hear this noise exactly? A knocking noise that is caused by insufficient octane in your fuel will only occur at speed, when the car is straining. If you are talking about a constant noise when your foot is merely floating on the gas pedal, or a noise at idle, it's not octane related.
#551 of 599 Re: 2003 I-35 [Mr_Shiftright]
May 12, 2011 (12:58 pm)
It usually is happening at acceleration. I always heard using Premium gas was a waste money but if that's my problem what gas would you recommend using