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Old 09-03-2017, 08:26 AM   #1
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Recently purchased a 98 i30 t 5spd

Hey guys, i made a post a couple of days ago about my i30t but for some reason it isn't up yet. Anyway, i don't feel like rewriting the whole thing so I'll just give the basics. It's a 98, one owner, clean title, 63,000 original miles. Hope you guys enjoy the pics, i don't see too many 96-99 i30's anymore. Hopefully this post makes it.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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A few more pics...
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:09 PM   #3
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That thing is freaking mint!!
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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Yeah, definitely nice.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:23 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I'll try my best to keep her that way.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:09 PM   #6
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Jealousssss.

How much did you pay?
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:13 PM   #7
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Jealousssss.

How much did you pay?
The stealership wanted 5,500 before taxes and fees. But i ended up paying 5,000 out the door. I still feel like i over paid but I'm ok with that because i could not find another one like it. And i wasn't driving 12 hours back home without it!

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Old 09-05-2017, 09:15 AM   #8
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That is a RARE BEAUTY. Where did you find it? The t-models use thicker strut top hats.

If you ever need Infiniti parts, this place has about the best price in the country. Many times I find their prices are lower than Nissan parts.

https://www.orderinfinitiparts.com/
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:42 AM   #9
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That is a RARE BEAUTY. Where did you find it? The t-models use thicker strut top hats.

If you ever need Infiniti parts, this place has about the best price in the country. Many times I find their prices are lower than Nissan parts.

https://www.orderinfinitiparts.com/
Thanks, I found her on cars.com. I had saved up some money and just started searching. I searched for about 2 months before this one came up. A man who is in his 60's now owned it since new in Libertyville IL. That's like 20-25 miles north of Chicago. He finally traded it in to a mazda dealership in Libertyville earlier this year for a new mazda suv. The Infiniti dealership he bought it from was directly across the street from the mazda dealership.
I have dealt with orderinfinitiparts.com before when I owned my I35. They do have good prices.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:09 PM   #10
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I was getting a "ghost code" P0325 (knock sensor) . I replaced it with a new one from Nissan. While I was in there I went ahead and cleaned the throttle body and MAF sensor.
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Finally got a chance to drive the car today after replacing the knock sensor and cleaning both the throttle body and MAF. Throttle response and acceleration feels alot better, and there are no other codes.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:18 PM   #12
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Picked up a i30 trunk mat from a member here, 95naSTA.
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Nice ride! Best of luck with it!
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:42 AM   #14
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Great find. Yes you probably overpaid a bit, but find another in that condition with the manual. You wont. Believe me, I've looked for years.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:26 AM   #15
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Great find. Yes you probably overpaid a bit, but find another in that condition with the manual. You wont. Believe me, I've looked for years.
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Nice ride! Best of luck with it!


Thanks. I knew it was priced high, but the dealership was aware of what they had. The general manager called it "a rare beast".
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Awesome car! Any rad support rust? It otherwise looks mint!
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Awesome car! Any rad support rust? It otherwise looks mint!
Thanks, there is a very small spot of rust on the rad support but nothing serious. One of the members on here (95naSTA) got to see the car and also agreed that the rad support was in good shape. It also has small rust spots around the wheel well, but I'll take care of that after the winter.

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Check out the prices on parts.com, they usually are the lowest.
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Check out the prices on parts.com, they usually are the lowest.
Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely keep that in mind.
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looked at a 96 i30 a few years back, wasn't as quick as my 95 maxima and it was beat up. it was at an infinti dealer, so they were asking like 6,000 and it had 117,000 on it. you did not overpay considering what that car went for new, nice find.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:35 AM   #21
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looked at a 96 i30 a few years back, wasn't as quick as my 95 maxima and it was beat up. it was at an infinti dealer, so they were asking like 6,000 and it had 117,000 on it. you did not overpay considering what that car went for new, nice find.
Thanks! I've seen a few on different websites since I purchased my car that have been going for as much if not really close to what I paid. Some looked very clean but none were a T model let alone a manual. Also, they all had more mileage. There was one being auctioned recently on b.a.t, it was a 99 t with a 5spd (white/w tan interior). It was very clean with about 134k miles. Sold for 4,200.

That reminds me, about 2 months before I found my car, i came across a 98 t with a 5spd (white/w tan interior) that was local to me. It had 200k miles and after checking the carfax i realized the car had a very rough life but I called the guy and went to go see it anyway just because of its rarity. The car was worse than I expected, it was beaten to hell and back. I didn't have the time to waste on trying to bring it back to life. The guy was letting it go for as little as 800. Last I saw someone purchased it and was trying to resale it after a week of ownership.
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yup, found a really nice looking 98 maxima forest green a few weeks back, had low miles but was highly neglected and would'nt even start. i ran a scanner on it and came back with 6 codes, guy said he'd get his mechanic to get it up and running but he got ripped off for a 500.00 alternator and i let it go. thank god for all my years of being on this board, saved me from wasting a lot of money and time.
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Congrats on the car! You didn't get ripped off...low mileage clean older Infinitis are hard to come by! Manual shift is a unicorn!
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Congrats on the car! You didn't get ripped off...low mileage clean older Infinitis are hard to come by! Manual shift is a unicorn!
Thanks. I've owned it for a little over 6 months now and I've come to realize that you can't overpay for something that isn't offered on every used car lot. Your 01 i30t looks sweet. I just wish Nissan would have put a manual in them. The 5th gen max had a manual, why didn't the i30?
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That thing is super clean.
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