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#2113 of 2167 Considering purchase of 2002 QX4
Sep 11, 2010 (3:11 pm)
I own a 1998 Infiniti I30 and have loved it for the past 8 years. (bought it in 2002) It's now time to hand it down to my teenager and get myself a "new" vehicle. I found a 2002 QX4 with 133K on it. Dealer has agreed to sell for $7500. It has a few minor blemishes on the exterior, but it drives great and everything works. My concern is the high mileage and potential repairs. Anyone have advice on whether this would be a good deal? I'm also looking at a 2003 Lexus RX300. The price for the Lexus is $10,999 which is more that I want to spend. Any advice would be appreciated!
#2114 of 2167 Re: Considering purchase of 2002 QX4 [sboisvert1]
Sep 13, 2010 (6:37 am)
I have a 2000 RX300, but not sure how different it is from 2003 RX300. If they are very similar, then my comments on my 02 QX4 and 00 RX300 are: QX4 is noticeably stable when you turn, firmer, a little noisier overall especially at highway speed. MPG is lower. Interior attention to detail is slightly lower if you look at every trim pieces. The 4WD system works wonderfully.
RX300 engineer is smaller but acceleration from stop is stronger, brake is very strong (sometimes I have to apply less force at low speed, or I will feel too abrupt). At highway speed the overall noise seems to reach its 'saturation'. No matter what speed, say from 70 to 100 MPH, the overall noise is the same (I tried at 105 MPH for just a few seconds). Sound system is better (I don't even have the optional upgrade system).
The above is a quick comparison. If I were to choose one of them, to be honest I am not sure.
#2115 of 2167 Re: Considering purchase of 2002 QX4 [jiamin]
Sep 13, 2010 (6:39 am)
Sorry it looks like I underscored almost the entire post.
Nov 10, 2010 (9:58 am)
I have a 1998 qx4 since we started having cool mornings it win't start until the sun warms it up after it starts it runs perfects and starts the rest of the day
#2117 of 2167 99 QX4 tailgate
Nov 11, 2010 (1:02 pm)
Hey, I've just bought a 99 QX4 and there was rust on the tailgate where it is pointless to fix the rust spots. I was curious does any of the pathfinder tailgates around the same year would fit onto the QX4 ? reason im asking this is to lower cost for parts rather than being charged more for the brand label. If any one know the answer or is better at researching this information than me and have found an answer please reply. Much appreciated. Ive asked scrape yards and body shops ... all just told me to do my research as if they don't know when they should because that is their are of specialties.
THanks if any reply
Nov 19, 2010 (3:45 pm)
Hi All, I just purchased a 2002 QX4 with 128k miles on it, and I am happy with my purchase. I needed a reasonably priced SUV to use my commuter car and I started to check out and read about the QX4 and everything I read convinced me that this was the SUV to get. It drives smooth, is stylish, and comfortable. Its clean inside/out. I will be checking in on this site to read about all that goes on withe this SUV as I plan to hold onto this one for as long as I can.
#2119 of 2167 Re: New QX4 Owner [laqx4guy]
Nov 19, 2010 (4:00 pm)
You made a good choice. I am the original owner of a 2001 QX4 with 110,000 mi. The only problems I have had: the CD player and the catalytic converter mounts. The CD player is too expensive to fix and besides I don't use it. The mounts were repaired by reinforcing with stainless steel hose clamps (nominal cost). Good luck.
#2120 of 2167 Re: New QX4 Owner [attavan]
Nov 20, 2010 (11:14 am)
Thanks attavan. Yes, I immediately noticed that the CD player doesn't play my cd's very well. I cleaned my cd's but for some reason the unit skips a lot on every cd. I am not sure if its worth buying a cd player cleaning kit since it sounds like a malfunction cd unit is common in this SUV. I also have a rear VHS video entertainment system that is stock, but I can't get the video cassette player to power on. I don't know what else to check, any suggestions?
#2121 of 2167 Re: New QX4 Owner [laqx4guy]
Nov 20, 2010 (2:10 pm)
I don't have a VHS. My CD is completely inoperative. Couldn't find a repairman willing to fix it. They just want to replace the whole radio/cd/cassette assembly. Too expensive.
#2122 of 2167 Re: Older Qx4; response to post #470 [jeffqx4]
Dec 17, 2010 (5:34 pm)
I have a 2002 QX4 and am looking to customize my ride.