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Infiniti Q45, Sedan
Nov 30, 2000 (12:42 am)
if I see some on the local newspaper, I'll let you know. My statement on the 97 price is based on the classified ads on Houston Chronicle. My bro. was considering buying one and low 20k seems to be the prevailing price. That was about 2 months ago, btw. One guy who my bro. called has access to auctions. He took us to this particular one and we saw tons of very recent Nissans (including 2000 Maxima--from rental maybe) and Infinitis. There were pretty much every color of 97 Q45 available. The mileage were mid 30's to 50's thousand miles. My guess is they're off-lease vehicle that the dealer can't sell (since they're quite unpopular).
Anyway, my guess is a 99 Q45 is about 30k.
Nov 30, 2000 (1:08 pm)
I appreciate the feed back. I'm hoping to locate a 99 off-lease but it may be a little soon to do so. I'll give it a few more months and see what develops.
Nov 30, 2000 (11:52 pm)
I just checked today's paper and found only a cuple of 97 and no other yr model. I also agree it's too soon to find a 99. But you never know. You can check Houston Chronicle's classified at houstonchronicle.com. Good luck.
#123 of 975 Regarding: I took the plunge. (dspearman)
Dec 03, 2000 (5:04 pm)
I bought my '91 Q45 in '96 and love it! if you've really had all the injectors replaced your in good shape from a repair standpoint! That was my biggest "problem" during the first 2 years of ownership... all 8!
I have a few things that I may need help on with my '91 Q. (It's got 145,000 miles) Can anybody help me?:
1. In the past month the car shakes when I accelerate and I'm at an RPM where the car may want to shift down soon... seems like an ECM issue but can a clogged fuel filter cause this problem?
2. Where can I get a service manual? I'd love to change the fuel filter and check out how hard it is to change a power window unit (goes up slow). Anything on-line?
3. There's a noticeable "growl" in the engine compartment... goes away when I switch the temp control system off. Is this just a compressor problem or a blower fan issue (again, service manual could help me identify the culprit).
Dec 04, 2000 (12:52 am)
I live in Mass and own a 1999 q45 with 28,000 miles
need to sell due to handicap...dealer offered us 23,000 on a trade Ridiculous, huh? How much should I sell it for privately? Thanks for the help!!!
Dec 05, 2000 (12:09 am)
I just checked here at Edmunds under the used vehicles area for a 99 Q45 and Edmunds list trade in value at $30,140 and private party sale at $31,609. You might want to checkout Kelly-Blue-Book at kkb.com and see what would be a reasonable amount to ask for your 99Q.
Did the dealer give you a reason for such a low offer?
Good luck and keep us posted as to the outcome of your sale.
Dec 05, 2000 (1:18 am)
Go to the Smart Shopper conference and ask Bill in Real World Trade in Values about your '99. Be specific about the options, mileage, and condition and he'll give you an honest price based on auction reports and market value. Bill's a real straight shooter; he's helped me on a couple of cars.
#127 of 975 Excellent suggestion
Dec 05, 2000 (4:24 pm)
I completely forgot about Bill "brentwoodvolvo".
"Faffair" you can find his topic as "bretfraz" instructed in the Smart Shopper Conference #2244
ps. I miss typed the web address above to Kelly Blue Book... it should be www.kbb.com
#128 of 975 Low Mileage Q 90-92??
Dec 06, 2000 (2:26 am)
Hey folks. I may be in the market for a low mileage Q. 90 to 92 vintage. Anybody know of one? (I've got a 90 with 190k on it, owned it since Aug 12, 1990, and figure I can get another 5 years with a spare!) For performance, nothing beats the old Q. BTW, the new LS430 is FINALLY equal to the original 90 Q.
Drop me a note: adamsadiana.com
#129 of 975 Performance tuning for 97 Q45
Dec 07, 2000 (10:40 pm)
I recently purchased a '97 q45 with 34,000 miles for $23,000. The car runs like a dream. I don't know why Infiniti's are undervalued but I'm not complaining.
To make a long story short, I was "challenged" to a performance test on the highway by some guy in a lexus gs 430. I sped up to about 130 mph but the lexus seemed faster. I later found out that the lexus gs430 has 300 hp unlike the infiniti's 266 hp. Does anyone know anything about Infiniti Q45 performance tunining? What effects does performance tunning have on infiniti Q45? I would like my infiniti to have between 350 and 400 hp.