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#1926 of 2167 QX4 newbie question...
Jun 30, 2005 (9:37 pm)
Looking at 2-3 year old SUV's and have the 2003 QX4 on my list. Am comparing it to Acura MDX and Highlander for styling and appearance (and I know the QX will feel more like a truck).
I have a Nissan Maxima w/ 234k miles, so i know about the reliability/dependability. With the QX4 out of production, any issues regarding service, parts, etc.? I would imagine not, given the Infiniti name and the sharing of parts with the Pathfinder.
Thanks, and any other opinions on the QX4 are more than welcome.
#1927 of 2167 120,000 mile service in San Francisco Bay Area
Jul 06, 2005 (10:22 pm)
I have a 97 QX4 that needs a major service. I do not know of a good mechanic in the S. F. Bay area, and I have been told the dealers charge 3 to 4 times what most shops will charge. Can anyone recommend a reliable mechanic to service the car? Thanks-
#1929 of 2167 Re: 120,000 mile service in San Francisco Bay Area [kathyanner]
Jul 29, 2005 (1:14 pm)
I go to Wynn's Motors in SF to have my 2001 QX4 serviced. Get a service menu from the dealer and ask Wynn's to give you a price quote.
#1930 of 2167 30K service at Frontier Infiniti
Jul 30, 2005 (7:42 am)
Got it done three weeks ago. Total is $900+. I hesitated for a while and decided to let dealer do it this time. Will never let dealer service but a good independent mechanic. I worried about not just the cost but the real work they did. Two weeks later my friend behind me found one of my rear combination light went out. I went back to the dealer asking for a bad bulb that I verified myself. Dealer charged my $2.00. Although virtually free, my car is still under warranty (only three years old and only 32K miles). They said if I want to go through waranty then I have to book a time, wait for the paperwork, wait for another while till the fix is done. I don't quite understand why they couldn't just give my the bulb, let me do my own fix, and do their paperwork without me? It'll save both of us time. I complained it on Infiniti's servey sheet.
Some of my friends say some dealers do not perform all the checks on their list. Well, they DO check everything on their list with a pen... Even if they do all the check it's still too expensive. A good, reliable mechanic is usually a master technician who is not happy with the dealer's low pay, quits and run his own repair business.
#1931 of 2167 Dealer Service VS. 3rd party
Sep 08, 2005 (7:10 pm)
Hi, I am looking to have 60K service done for my 2002QX4 (I am about 3k over now). Dealer said it would be close to $600. I like the car and have had little to no problem with it-- bought it used with about 31K. I wanted to get some feedback as to whether I should stick with dealer or look for cheaper mechanic. I am in the Atlanta area but am not too familiar with mechanics in the area. I really like the car, though gas prices are starting to be a bit of a problem too. Curious to see what people think....Thanks
#1932 of 2167 Re: Dealer Service VS. 3rd party [cford2]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 08, 2005 (7:41 pm)
The dealer may be recommending that more be done than the minimum required by Infiniti. The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what we think a recommended service should cost in your zip code.
#1933 of 2167 Re: Dealer Service VS. 3rd party [cford2]
Sep 16, 2005 (8:47 am)
I have a 2001 QX4 that now has 114k miles. I use a local mechanic (St. Augustine, FL) that is very familiar with Nissan products. He does 30k service at much below dealer, usually around $300. Also, with this vehicle, many items that are typically part of a 30K service are dealt with at other times (e.g., spark plugs at 105k, cabin filter every 15k, etc.). I would ask around, especially people with Nissans, for a competent mechanic who regularly services them. You may be surprised how much more reasonable the service cost could be.
#1935 of 2167 limited slip differential on all 4WD?
Oct 28, 2005 (7:40 pm)
I'm looking for a QX4 4WD with limited slip differential. A salesman told me that all Inifiniti 4WDs have limited slip. Edmunds lists limited slip as an option for the QX4 4WD. That suggests that it's not on all of them. Give the low down on this one.