2001 Infiniti I30 INVEST OR TRASH?

  • 2001 INFINITI I30
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 118,000 MILES
I purchased my 2001 Infiniti I30 new. It has about 118K miles on it. The air stopped working so I took it in to a trusted mechanic who told me there is a leak. Apparently there are several issues...I need work on the evaporator, condensor and also some kind of idle control. Estimate: $1700. My mechanic told me I'm better off buying a new car since the next thing to go could be the transmission. I'm at a crossroads. I don't know whether to just do what it takes to fix this car (which has been a great car for almost 10 yrs until now) or listen to his advice and move on. I'm not crazy about investing in a new car right now but at the same time, I don't want a money pit either. I just spent $500 replacing the alternator already.


I'm not sure what the mechanical history is of the Nissan engine with this many miles but my mechanic seems to think they have transmission problems. Any insight would help me make this decision and would be greatly appreciated! ~Erin in FL
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 AT 12:28 PM

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I'll buy it if you want to sell it, but I got 300,000 before my transaxle went and probably would have gone more if my wife didn't put it into Drive when it was moving backwards all the time.

Seriously if you want to sell it contact me, I'm in the market for a second Infiniti
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 9:15 AM

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