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Infiniti Q45, Sedan
Mar 28, 2001 (7:39 pm)
The 2002 Infiniti Q45 is an amazing vehicle. Yes I sell them, but I always have openly stated the vehicle did not compete with the LS400. The 2002 has it all at a price that will make Lexus buyers at least give it a look. If they drive one, they'll buy one. Dead serious, this car handles, accelerates like a dream. It has all the ammeneties, rear view color camera, tire pressure monitor, voice activated radio & climate control, rear reclining seats, rear audio and climate controls, DVD Navigation that is simple to use, real wood finally, 18" tires and wheels, 340 hp 5 speed A/T w/ manual shift mode and 0-60 mph at 5.9 secs. Infiniti has nailed it at $59,045 at the top end Premium Package and $51,045 at the Performance Luxury Model.
BRACE YOURSELF.....THE Q IS BACK!!!!
#242 of 975 This Forum Cannot Be Found
Mar 28, 2001 (8:26 pm)
Why is this forum unsearchable?
I typed Q45 in the search box and it finds nothing. I have to manually scroll through the sedans community to find it.
#243 of 975 Scheduled Maintenance Costs
Mar 29, 2001 (10:47 am)
To Denny (sysadb), philw2, tom17 and mvargo1:
Thank you one and all for your helpful responses to my query.
#244 of 975 Rapro and maintenance costs
Mar 29, 2001 (12:11 pm)
Rapro - As an Infiniti owner (not a Q) and a member of the IOC, I can tell you that ignoring Q45man's advice and input is very risky. I've met and spoke to Infiniti folks nationwide and have never found anyone so plugged in to the Q45 as Dennis Evans. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of people who are experts on Corvettes or Mustangs or Porsches, etc but there aren't too many who are experts on the Infiniti Q45. having him around to ask questions of is a massive asset. Don't let others tell you to ignore his advice; it's a mistake.
I don't see that $400 for the 30K service is out of line. If the shop charged $60/hour for labor you got prolly $225 in labor charges. For parts and supplies for all that work prolly cost close to $125. With tax that's close to $400. Who's gonna do it cheaper yet with the same expertise? The 30K service on my QX4 was $350 and I got all the same services. If you're leasing the vehicle it may not pay to have all that work done, but if you're keeping it $400 is cheap in the long run.
Mar 29, 2001 (9:05 pm)
saw the new Q this weekend. Beautiful car! can't wait to test drive. Now if marketing will only step up to the plate.
#246 of 975 bretfraz
Mar 30, 2001 (7:32 am)
You misunderstand my point. There is no question in my mind that Dennis is extremely knowledgable about Q45's. I enjoy his comments and learn a lot from them here and at Infiniti's owners club at Yahoo. In fact that's why I asked him to brake down his estimated maintenance figure just so I could see where the money would go. I have a very good and cheap mechanic (sounds like an oxymoron, but this one is not) and I basically wanted to know how much of his figure was labour so I could calculate my labor costs which are about half of [(Chilton time for job) X $60/hour]. To be honest I felt that Dennis was overestimating the real cost a little though I understand why. A lot of people buy this car because of its initial low cost. He is just warning people that though the initial price maybe low the maintenance cost are relatively high and may go as high as $ 3000 a year or more. I think Dennis is an invaluable asset to Q owners who frequent this site as well as the Yahoo site.
Mar 30, 2001 (8:43 am)
10-4. Thanks for the perspective. Best o' luck with your Q.
#248 of 975 s852
Mar 30, 2001 (12:01 pm)
Yes, the search feature here is, ah, quirky at best. Some suggestions: Search for "Infiniti Q45" rather than just "Q45" - that listed it for me. Also, you could "subscribe" to this discussion and then use the "Read Subscriptions" button to easily find it if it has new posts. If you need more information about these features, see the "Town Hall Help" link on the left sidebar.
Also, if you are at the main discussion list for Sedans, you can use your browser's own Search feature (usually under Edit on the title bar of the browser) to find within the page "Q45" or whatever you are looking for. If you use this method, just be aware that there is a second (and occasionally a third) page to the board - you would use the "More" button at the bottom of the page to get to the succeeding pages. (And I have found that with Netscape, it is necessary to "select" some text at the top of each page before using Netscape's "search" feature to make it start searching from the top.)
Hope this helps.
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#249 of 975 2002 Q45
Mar 30, 2001 (9:03 pm)
I test drove one yesterday at my local dealer's unveiling event. I presently own a 90 Q45 with a first gear start computer. Well I was not impressed. My Q45 is a world more fun to drive. For some reason the new Q is very slow off the line (from a stop). Night & day slower than my Q in first, even seems slower than my Q in second. I tried the manual shift control to make sure it was starting in first. Well that did not help. But it did uncover another problem. The car will upshift on its own (1->2) at around 5,000 RPM. Well the redline is like 6,500 RPM. In my mind that makes the manual control worthless. Next, in the Premium version the rear seat passengers have air conditioning controls. Well I found out that instead of having a third zone (like the T&C minivan) or varying the passenger temp setting, when the rear seat passengers change their temp setting it changes the setting for the driver!
After test driving the new Q, I really appreciated driving home in my Q!
#250 of 975 2002 Q45 @ 135mph...
Apr 02, 2001 (12:56 am)
Took the Infiniti 'Test Drive' California Speedway yesterday - 135 indicated while riding in the rear seat of the new Q, what a rush!! 125mph indicated into the banked turns at the speedway, watching the lead Q45 wiggle and wobble but never lose grip while feeling the same in ours, incredible. Then a few laps on the road course behind the wheel; power, brakes, VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) all very impressive.
Infiniti had competitors to drive, closest match was the 540i, but still 65 fewer ponies and much less room and amenities. Be sure to check out the Voice Command option when you visit the dealer, quite interesting.
To quote a previous post, "The 2002 Infiniti Q45 is an amazing vehicle.
BRACE YOURSELF..... THE Q IS BACK!!!!"