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Cons: 5-speed transmission vs. 6 or 7 speed in others
Advice: Try it - you'll love it.Extremely quiet and responsive. Premium Package adds some great features like laser guided cruise control, reclining rear seats & rear seat climate and sound system control. Best car in its class for quality, value and performance.
Pros: Computer prevents the car from pitching forward during hard braking.
Cons: Fit could be better - occasional vibrating noise from front passenger seat area.
Advice: I drove a 2004 Lexus LS 430 and did not buy the car because it looks frompy and there are so many on the road. It performed well but did not excite me. Try the Infinity Q45 before you by a bimmer, caddy, Lexus, or BMW. You won't be disappointed.Firmly planted on the road yet never a harsh drive. The car accelerates so smoothly you don't realize that you are at 70 in a few seconds. The engine is extremely quiet and wind noise is less than a Lexus according to some reviews. You are surrounded by American/Japanese-like luxury with the handling of a high end german car with Italian-like styling that does not draw attention to the owner like other high-end cars. It's in a class by itself.
Pros: Sound System
Cons: Constant Maintenance
Advice: Careful look at the M452005 Q45 less than 30,000 miles.. so far 2 GPS's, Front wheel bearings, rough idle, roars at 60 mph then goes away, NOW engine replacement since it is burning oil under 1000 miles....
Pros: my rear passages can relax and not be seen thanks to the rear sun shades
Cons: low resale valve
Advice: great car u will love it just take the test drive u will love it toi love this car it out performs any car in its class good handle good feel i wouldnt trade it for any thing but a 2007 or newer q45 i hope for 2007 they change it and put more horsepower i would buy these car for as long as they make them good job infiniti look forward to the 2007 model
Pros: Jewel like 340HP V8
Cons: Poor Resale
Advice: Drive one before you buy anything elseThis is one fantastic automobile! I have no idea why they don't sell more. It has more luxury, performance, technology and creature comforts than cars from BMW, Mercedes and Lexus, for many thousands of dollars less. I really love this car and I also like the fact that I don't see myself coming and going. Actually I'm glad they don't sell more - I have the exclusivity of a much more expensive car and I got a fantastic deal. I just love it when I blow the doors off the many BMWs in my neck of the woods. I have even managed to embarass a kid in his Mustang GT!
Pros: Nice Wood
Cons: RESale value and Ride
Advice: Avoid like the plaugeI got a good deal on it. It was MSRP 62k. I got it for 54k no problems. That should have told me something. It was not what I really wanted. I tried to save money and should have gotten what I really wanted, a LS 430. This car is smallish on the inside and wobbles like crazy on these skinny tires I did not want. The car is fast and seems well built but I couldn't stand looking at it after 2 months. I tried to trade it in and got offered 34k for iT!!!! It is BRAND NEW!!! After the research I have done, Infiniti has the WORST resale and the Q45 is the worst. It may be discontinued. I took the hit and drove home in my LS 430 Ultra.