I just bought my first car that isn't older than I am. I have a 1997 I30 Black in San Diego.
I got the car for $1,700 cash to help a buddy out of some financial woes and my Camaro had recently passed on, so I needed a car.
I was delighted to find this website since the car has a few minor issues but is still a great deal.
I normally would never be able to afford this car, so I want to take care of it and hopefully hold onto it a good long while.
I am a computer geek, my dad was the mechanic in the family, so I apologize if I describe things in a completely noobish fashion :P
I can handle myself under the hood if its not too messy though and I already have my own reader for the ecu and hope to learn more about my cars hardware.
Some of the issues I need to get looked at are the engine light comes on and reported a code related 'engine ping' (I still have to write all this stuff down and post properly),
then the engine light goes off after awhile (a few drives). My brakes on the left driver side seem to be bad, and the brakelight is on. The drivers window needs a new motor, I opened it up and tried and to me it seems the electric motor is dead (it moves, but can't continue). Also the previous owners bent the hood, but I figure that should be fixable too. And the radio volume knob is stuck at max volume (the stereo sounds awesome btw, I'll listen to it more once I can turn it down lol).
One bit of confusion I have is... this is an Infiniti right? Is the I30 considered a Maxima or is it very similar?
Sorry, my previous life was all classic cars, so I dont know all the names.
So Hi everyone, I will gather the required data and make some formal posts when I get lost or need to verify some info.
I look forward to learning alot from this forum.