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Pros: It's sheer size on the road. An agile, menacing, superior looking vehicle.
Cons: Not being able to run with just the fog lights on.
Advice: Pay the money and enjoy the ride.My QX56 has roughly 11000 miles on it and it is a wonder to drive. I love it. With 4 children size is definitely a plus. Rear fold down seats are very easy to use, braking, cornering, and pick-up are wonderous. Highway driving is like travelling in a Gulfwing Jet. To date it is a wonderous car for the money.
Pros: The automatic tailgate
Cons: The lousy gas mileage
Advice: Be aware this is a gas guzzler !!!A few gripes that I have this vehicle 1)The switches for the pedal adjustments and power lift gate keep falling into the dash when pushed. 2) The analog clock placed so low near the gear shift lever it is hard read. 3)The front door glass for both passenger and driver shudders and vibrates terribly over any size bumps when partially opened. 4)Lousy gas mileage.
Cons: poor quality
Advice: don'tHave been most disappointed with my '04 QX56. Too many problems to mention. 3rd row seating has no headroom. traded a nicely equipped Suburban for the QX56. What a mistake, should have stuck with Suburban.
Pros: My screaming children back in the third row sounded like they were a quarter mile away
Cons: Gas mileage, hard seats
Advice: Got 3+ kids? Buy it. Load it up. Love it.My first thought apon sitting in the drivers seat was 'How the heck did I get up here?!'. The standard integrated running board and helpfull interior handles make this behemouth of a vehicle a surprising snap to get into. The surprises never stopped. While the ride was a little rough on uneven back roads, and hitting a pothole that my Audi A8 would have floated over was a little more jaring than expected, the ride was truly exceptional for a truck this large. The cornering and braking were particularly superior compared to vehicles such as the Navigator and the Escalade. On the highway, the accleration and ride were so smooth and quiet that it was hard to believe I was driving a truck at all. The interior is classy and understated, though a tad spartan. The 3rd row seat has enough leg room that even intrepid adults can sit back there, but it still leaves plenty of space behind it for cargo. The number of niceties that improve the comfort, safety and convenience of this vehicle are impressive.
Pros: Outside appearance
Advice: Look at Toyota/Lexus insteadBEWARE of brake issues! I have had mine replaced at 2500 and 5200 miles. Tires vibrate and a lot of wind noise, rattles and poor quality. Interior trim has fallen off twice on door. Not worth the money!
Pros: automatic rear hatch opener
Cons: seat heaters that don't warm up, and all the rattles
Advice: Looks are decieving, and so is Infiniti's warranty, customer service claims. Its bad news.I have owned this vehicle since October 2004. I have only been able to put 500 miles on it, because I have been fighting with Infiniti to fix the rattles, leaks, broken seat, and non-functioning dvd since I recieved the car. They have now had it in their shop for over 4 weeks, leaving me with nothing!!!!!!!!It took 3 months to get them to even address that. This is my first and last experience with Infiniti. How they continue to sell cars is what I'd love to know.
Advice: test driveTraded an Escalade for the '04 Infiniti QX56, and wish I hadn't! Love the visual, but have had the brake pads and/or rotors replaced 4 times within 3 months! Too many squeaks to mention, and tired of Infiniti's Customer Service Representatives! The Dealership has worked to correct problems, but I have been informed by Infiniti CSR that the corrected brake pads will not be in until later this month or possibly next month! I am tired of driving loaner cars, just need to make payments on them! Too nice of a SUV (QX56) to encounter such problems over and over again!