So I'm about to buy a 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe and I test drove it, nothing seems wrong with it at all and the owner babied the car the whole time they had it, but it's at 200,000 miles, how many miles until sh** starts breaking? xD I'm getting it for $3000 so if things do start going astray, it wont be that big of a loss for me, but how many more miles until I'm gonna have to start replacing parts?
- thebax2006Lv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
The timing chains and the cam advance actuators are a problem on those motors. That's a $4000 job.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech / Infiniti Tech
- A HunchLv 71 year ago
How do you know the owner "babied" it? Because they told you they did?
It was a 2004 with 150K miles on it. Almost every repair/maintenance was done at the dealer.
When the dealer did their inspection during oil changes, they would say "x" needs repairs soon.
- when I was planning to keep the car, I would get those done quickly
- in the last 2 years, with the car's life with me, when they said "X" needs to be done, I'd say "how long until it really needs to be fixed". I'm fully aware that there were items that were on the "to do" list when I sold the car. The buyer never asked me if there was up-coming maintenance scheduled (I would have been truthful). But I'm sure they knew because they paid for a car inspection at a repair shop before buying it.
Unless you have the car checked out by a mechanic, you have no idea what items really need fixing.
That said... have you checked out the appraisal for this car? With 200,000 miles on it, it's worth about $2000.
- Trump 2020Lv 71 year ago
It's there NOW. Steering parts, suspension parts, transmission, and other expensive things are close to giving out.
- BillLv 61 year ago
A 14 year old, 200K mile car is already experiencing parts replacement. As far as it being babied until now, if you don't personally know the previous owner(s), you don't know how it's been treated. Spend a little money and have it inspected by a reputable mechanic.