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Infiniti I35 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • mathakidmathakid Posts: 4
    I saw online on other websites that there are still some new I35s left, but the ones advertised are all on the East coast or Texas. Does anyone know if there are any new I35s on dealer lots somewhat near the San Francisco Bay Area (or where the closest might be)? Thanks in advance for your help.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I don't know. Try looking around some dealer websites. I know Infiniti of Cincinnati still has 1, and a few dealers in Boston still have 3-4 left. Most of the I35s left are in the Northeast...

    Try looking in Washington State or Oregon... I35s for some reason don't seem to be popular in cold climates... (like the northeast)

    It was a challenge finding I35s back in April, so it should be even more of a challenge now...

    Although back in February it was pretty easy to find one... (at least in the southeast)

    Good luck on finding an I35...
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Are there any brand new I35s left in the nation, or are all the ones for sale used or Certified-Pre-Owned ones?

    Is there any chance Infiniti might bring back the I35?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    This board is deathly quiet...
  • Took delivery of an 03 35 yestrday. 20k miles. Spoiler. winter package, no nav. 20 months of factory warranty because it wasn't titled until 9/03. Dealer was asking $20k. I bought it for 17.5. It seems like a lot of car for the money. Was this a good deal?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    To me it seems like a good deal.

    Congrats on your new I35

    I'm lovin' mine after owning it for almost a year. :D
  • shiskashiska Posts: 16
    Certainly from where I sit (Eastern Canada) you got an excellent deal.These cars have such an awesome reputation up here they are hard to find and sell at a premium.You could expect to pay at least 5K more for a similar vehicle in this market.Good luck with your new baby.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Down here in the US they seem to be an unknown car. Except in Nashville where you see quite a few Maximas and I30s and I35s. (relative to ES300s and ES330s, which are quite scarce around here actually)
  • Thank you for your post. So far its been great. The car was previously titled in the state of New Jersey. They have front and rear license plates so I am left with two unsightly holes in the front bumper because PA only has a rear plate. I bought a chrome Infinity plate. I am trying to figure out to to mount it properly because it doesn't match the holes in the bumper. Otherwise it's great -- once you get used to the wide turning radius. I love the heated steering wheel. Have a good weekend.
  • Hello
    i am new to this forum,
    i am looking into buying 2000 infinit i30, it has 120k miles, the car seems to be in good shape, clean title, no major mechaninc problems exposed, few dents here and there, color is biege,
    seller asking for $7000, i am just worried about the high mileage and whether infinit has expensive maintenance?????
    what are the major known problems for the infinit i30 (STD edition)?

    you think this car is a good buy?
    Regards
    Mo
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    As far as I know, Infinitis, except the QX56 are pretty much rock-solid and I wouldn't be worried about the high mleage of the car.

    Are you sure $7000 is Edmunds TMV and/or Kelly Blue Book value? To me the prices seem a little high but I haven't looked up the blue book on a 2000 I30 in a while.

    Maitenance costs for my I35 haven't been too bad, even though it is dealership maintained.
  • Thanks for your reply
    the Private party value on KBB is 7200,
    Edmunds.com Used Car Customized Appraiser priced it @ 6,582

    i will bargain with the owner and hopefully convince him to sell around $6500.

    Thanks
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I've noticed that KBB values tend to be higher than Edmunds TMV so a good medium would be something in between them.

    There is next to no activity in this board anyways as the I35 has been discontinued and apparently a supply of certified/used ones are fairly rare. (my local Infiniti dealer only has 1 certified I35 and 1 non-Certified I30)
  • I have been trying to sell my 2002 Infiniti I35 since the beginning of July - have gotten hardly any calls and the ones who want to see it never show up when they say they will.

    What am I doing wrong? The price is commensurate with book value.

    It is a beautiful car, but I can't keep it since I moved to NYC. My parents have the car and aren't too happy they have to deal with the selling and keeping the car in the garage. :)

    If anyone wants to buy this car it is in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. It is Black/black leather/all luxuries.

    Help if you can with some tips on selling it. THANKS.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Have you tried selling it to an Infiniti dealer? Depending on your milage, an Infiniti dealer would have an easier time selling it than you would have therefore they may be more willing to buy from you.

    Also you could list it on CraigsList or eBay or something.

    And if nothing else works, you may have to try a price cut. But I'd hit up the NYC Infiniti dealerships first and see if they want to buy the car from you.
  • Thanks for the dealer idea.

    The car is in PA - I will give that a try.

    Craiglist is where I have it and other places.

    THANK YOU for the reply.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,643
    One other thing.... Even if you are asking book price.. If you aren't getting calls, then your price is likely to high..

    That goes for just about anything...

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  • Got a call today. :)

    They wanted it but a thousand below book price.

    What do you think?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I guess it depends on how bad you need the cash- if you really need to dump the car, I'd take a thousand below book and cut my losses.

    If I really could wait for better offers, I'd probably continue to hit up those NYC Infiniti dealerships (there is probably a dozen of them or so in the greater NYC area)

    I have to admit though, a thousand dollars below book isn't a bad offer. Perhaps you could negotiate a little and meet somewhere in the middle, perhaps somewhere around $500 below book.
  • THANKS - we sold it to someone $1,000 below book price, but at least no more car payments for my son.

    THANKS to everyone for their advice and assistance.

    Wish it had been in NYC - it would have sold more easily than in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Have a great day.
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