Good sedan value
December 19, 2012
I bought a 2003 I35 in 2007 off lease with 42k miles. Had been wrecked, but minor damage. Save for general maintenance, and one issue with a counter-vibration sensor going bad, I had no issues with this car for 5 years. That's right, 5 years. And I drove the heck out of this car, putting nearly 90,000 miles on it in those 5 years. The steering was just right, the suspension, while somewhat tight, was appropriate for the car. Vibration and interior noise could be more than I wanted on rougher roads, it was what I expected in a mid-level sedan. I paid $15k used, and traded it in last month for $3500 with 134k miles on it. Everything on the car still worked perfectly, and the interior and exterior held up extremely well for a 10 year old car. NO electrical issues, no engine issues, no leaks, nothing. The only thing I notices was that it burned about 1 qt of oil every 1500 miles. I enjoyed it so much I bought a G35 to replace it. Used of course, but expect to get anothe worry free 5 years out of this one.