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1997 Cars to Covet: Infiniti J30, Nissan Pathfinder, Isuzu Trooper

5 September 1997

INFINITI J30      Luxury sedan
Engine:   V6  DOHC 24 valve  cast iron block
Displacement:    3.0 liters
HP                  210 @6400 rpm
Torque                193 ft lbs @4800 rpm
Maximum engine speed    7000 rpm
Drive Train
Front engine   rear drive
Transmission      electronic four-speed

Unibody construction
McPherson strut and stabilizer bar
Rack and pinion
Front and rear vented discs
Seating capacity
Fuel economy
23 highway    18 city
0-60   8.3 sec
Top speed
128 mph
Touring package
Performance alloy wheels
performance suspension
Rear spoiler
J30 badge

Nissan Pathfinder
3.3 liter V6 engine
Fuel injection
Power brakes
5000 lb towing capacity
Shift-on-fly 4WD
Air bags
Child safety locks
Adjustable head restraints
front and rear DC outlets
Cruise control
Power windows & locks
Remote security system
Map lamps
Six spoke alloy wheels
Mud and snow tires
Roof luggage rack
Heated power mirrors
"Privacy" glass
Limited slip differential
Rear tire carrier
Fuel economy
19 highway      15 city

1997 Isuzu Trooper
3.2 liter V6  24 valve engine
190 hp
4-speed automatic trans
Aluminum alloy block
4Wd shift-on-fly 
Power disc brakes
Stainless steel exhaust
22.5 gal fuel tank
5000 lb towing capacity
Driver/passenger airbags 
Collapsible steering column
Child seat belts
Cornering lights
Power mirrors w/defoggers
Power windows
Cruise control
6 speaker am/Fm
Headlamps on reminder chimes
Mud/snow belted radial tires
Full size spare
Limited slip diff
Heated power seats
Fog lights
Dual map lights
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Fuel economy
19 Highway     14 city

Bill Maloney -- The Auto Channel