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Pros: Motor performance
Cons: Electical system
Advice: Don't buytFor a luxury auto , this car is a disappontment . The sensor light on the wheel for showing 'flat ' comes on and the dealer has never been able to fix it. In addtion shortly after the 60,000 mile guarantee was up , the sturts on the trunk wore out, the ignition switch was faulty and now it needs a new starter . Further the motor for the window on the drivers side is faulty and needs repalcement . Worse , when you take the car in for repairs many of the parts are on 'back order.' After this expierience , I question the quality of any Infiniti product.
Pros: the Bose sound system/Nav system ...sorry two there
Advice: Get one Now! what are you waiting for!Detailed review: did not expect to buy this car! It is a pleasure to test drive and then drive home. Friend ask 'what do you drive?' ana all I have t say is a Q45 Baby! I use to drive a Cadillac but wil never drive one again! Also considered: 2001 Lexus LS 430 (my dad bought one and now wants my Q!) 2002 BMW 7 Series Vehicle purchased: 2002 Infiniti Q45-Fully loaded
Pros: GPS/Cameras on premium package
Cons: some of the less expensive interior dressings and knobs
Advice: Go to the premium package, you moneys worth is truely thereI feel after giving the q45 a chance to show me whats its about, it equally matched all expectations for a powerful luxury sedan and beat my before thoughts in other areas. The new finely tuned 340hp v-8 lets the some-what light q45 leap off the starting line for fun acceleration, although letting little noise or vibration into the cabin. On the side it is comfortable enough to take a 2k mile trip and not even know it. It also comes with many features suck as power/heated seats, sunroof, cruise control/distance sensors, anti-lock brakes/333ft lb of tourque, leather, computer monitors uck as maintenance and tire pressure, and optional back-up cameras and GPS. Very few people realize the effort and money that was put into the Infiniti Company over the last fews to present the all new and redesigned q45.
Pros: the Bose sound system
Cons: nothing really?
Advice: Get the sport model. and make sure to get the nav systemThis car is wonderful. It is a pleasure to drive. I just love to watch the tachometer sweep to the redline,and hearing the growl of the V8. The Q45 is so luxurious and high quality. the wood is amazing and i love the smooth leather. the ride of the q is as smooth as can be though it is still firm enough for precise handling.I love it!
Pros: The navigation system... wait, the 300 Watt Bose Audio system!
Cons: A slow Lexus ahead of me.
Advice: If you want a car that is similar, you can pay $80k and buy a Mercedes S600 or pay $50 k and buy a Q. Your choice.Test Drive?... we've owned our Premium Package New Q for about 7 months now and it has been PERFECT. A Luxury car with amazing performance. Yes out in the lonley roads of West Texas, over a long weekend, we easily cruised at 150 MPH which the car reached quickly, but wouldn't exceed because of electronic governing. It certainly had more to give. After about 10 minutes we slowed down to a leasurly 130. Wow what fun! Glad the cops were eating doughnuts..
Pros: 340hp engine
Cons: Air conditioning is weak by S. Texas standards.
Advice: Shop and compare!The 'European' sports sedan feel that Infiniti is noted for (vs. the 'Cadillac' feel of the Lexus) took a beating on the new Q45 because of a very noticable hesitation problem, a real shame in a car with 340hp!! Fortunately, Infiniti has a factory fix for this (new gas pedal and electronics), but so far you have to ask for it to get it. The car performs exceptionally well after the 'fix', and remains the best value in a luxury sport sedan. The Bose radio finally lives up to expectations--they added a whoofer in the back. AC in the seats would be a nice add-on, but isn't available.