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Infiniti Q45, Sedan
#178 of 975 To Nervous Buyer
Feb 28, 2001 (9:58 am)
Based on my experience with a '90 Q45, and to some extent posts in this forum - RUN AWAY! Our Q was bought used in '95 with 39k miles, totally examined by the local Infiniti dealer, all problems fixed. It caused us no end of trouble - mostly, but not exclusively, electrical in nature. All very expensive and necessary to fix. It was such a shame, because it was a fantastic car when it was not in the shop - but so many little bits falling off, things not working, and finally the need for a $2000 brake system part made it too painful to own.
Being a sucker for punishment, we got a used '96 Taurus SHO. Amazingly, this car has been completely trouble-free for the 30k miles we have put on it. Go figure.
#179 of 975 that sounds like a lemon
Feb 28, 2001 (2:58 pm)
I would say that your 95 Q was a lemon. I had a '95 that was trouble free until I traded it in on my '99 Q45t. It had 81,000 miles. I also had two other earlier Q's. I had no problems with my electrical systems on any of them.
#180 of 975 THE NEW Q
Feb 28, 2001 (3:06 pm)
For those who cannot wait for the 2002 Q45, go check out thenewQ.com. Lots of photos and information on the new car. It has been updated and now it even features color combinations and option lists....no prices though!
Feb 28, 2001 (3:29 pm)
I was eagerly awaiting the new Q based upon the anticipated performance. I saw the car two weeks ago at the San Diego Auto Show and was disappointed by it's appearance, especially the front grill that looks like a generic Japanese econobox. Since it was on an elevated rotating display it was impossible to adequately evaluate it but my first impression was negative and others voiced the same opinion. Hopefully the interior as well as performance and handling will compensate.
#182 of 975 Advice on buying 94 Q45
Mar 02, 2001 (8:06 am)
I am thinking about buying a 94 Q45. They are amazingly cheap in Canada, you can get one in excellent shape with 60k miles for USD 10-11k. I actually would prefer 96 Mark VIII because it looks so good (94 Q looks OK too, better than the current model or the upcoming one) but we are expecting family and need 4 doors.
I know 90-93 Q's had problems with transmission. What about 94-95 models, anything to watch for?
#183 of 975 Prices announced for Q45
Mar 02, 2001 (11:50 am)
Your local dealer should now have prices for 2002 Q45's. They are much lower than I expected.
#184 of 975 The new Q
Mar 02, 2001 (1:56 pm)
They are coming.......... just saw a car carrier driving on the outskirts of LA.. with a couple of new Q's aboard. As I drove along next to it I found that I was pleasantly surprised. The new Q is not a knockout or a blockbuster, but it has significant stature. It will not be mistaken for a Mercedes on an Avalon, like the new Lexus
#185 of 975 Extended Warranty?
Mar 02, 2001 (5:41 pm)
I've recently purchased a 91 Q45, with 61k miles. By all accounts it has been very well maintained with all the regular service, oil changes, blah blah blah backed up by records. My question is, especially after reading about how it doesn't take a heck of a lot to quickly find yourself with an expensive problem, whether I might do well to spend about $1,200 on a used car warranty good for 3 years/40k miles.
You can look at in different ways I suppose...it has been recommended by many that if the chain guides haven't been replaced (they haven't) that they should be. If not, they can break, leading to bent/broken valves, and a resultant multi-thousand dollar engine rebuild. That chain guide job costs about $1600. For less, I could buy the warranty and if the worst happens, the repair would be covered by the warranty. Same goes for any potential transmission problems (not that these early Q's have any transmission problems or anything...),injector problems and any other major system problems. Thoughts?
#186 of 975 New Q45 2002vs LS430
Mar 04, 2001 (7:33 pm)
I am in market for new car would appeciate advice and comments thank you.Antlers1
Mar 04, 2001 (11:43 pm)
I just saw a Q45 at a car show and while the car itself is just a big dull sedan (in appearance, anyway), I was very impressed by its headlight clusters, especially the seven-lensed headlight/driving light thing. It looked like a rocket pod on an attack helicopter!