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#623 of 786 Re: To buy or buy not :2004 QX56 [lcl]
Dec 08, 2007 (1:44 pm)
I recently purchased a used (8100 miles) 2005 Infinity QX56 from the local Infinity dealership. Not one time have I regretted this decision. Not once! I looked at the 2007 Tahoe, Yukon Denali, Escalade, and the Lexus GX470. Neither of these trucks can compare to the QX56. In order for these previously mentioned trucks to even compare to the Infinity QX56, you'd have to add on optional accessories for what is standard on the Infinity. I'm averaging 15.9 miles in the city and 22-25 on the highway using 89 octane fuel. If you notice, I did not mention the Expedition, it's because the Infiniti is in a completely different class. I would strongly encourage you to purchase the vehicle. The warranty is great. The vehicle is great. It will most definitely hold 7-8 people VERY comfortably. Has more than enough power and braking capabilities. Go for it, you won't regret it.
#624 of 786 Re: Great Vehicle So Far! [gbrobbins]
Dec 24, 2007 (10:51 pm)
I hear you, the 08 is supposed to be much better and with a softer suspension than the Armada. I plan on getting one.
#625 of 786 Re: To buy or buy not :2004 QX56 [derickc39]
Dec 26, 2007 (10:44 am)
I think in 05 is when they had the break issues addressed so you should not have any problems. I think honestly that it is of better build quality than the escalade and also that it has more standard features that you would pay thousands more for if it were any other brand...good luck with your truck.
#626 of 786 this will get things moving...
Feb 11, 2008 (2:27 pm)
I have an honest question as to why someone would buy an Infinity QX56. In my understanding of the market, this vehicle is not only overly priced and ridiculously proportioned, but its a monumental waste of resources. Nowhere but North America could this even get past a drawing board. Looking at numbers, this enormous truck has roughly the same cargo capacity as a Suzuki XL7. OK so its huge but not functional. Cost? Well, I could buy a Suburban (where the base motor makes the same horsepower as the ONLY motor on this truck), and have enough money left over to buy an Audi A3 2.0T hatchback. Oh, and that Suburban? 3 mpg better city, 5 mpg better highway. Even the optional, more powerful motor gets better mileage! As for the weight? Almost 2 Nissan Frontier pickups worth.
At this point I'm just picking on the QX56, and fairly so, its terrible. But I'm curious to see how (or if) someone would defend it.
#627 of 786 Re: To buy or buy not :2004 QX56 [lykourinou]
Feb 11, 2008 (2:58 pm)
You thought wrong. You also spelled brake incorrectly, unless you were trying to say the word break, as in what QX56's are famous for. The brakes break and the truck will make you broke when you have to pay all the repair and gas bills. Got it?
#628 of 786 Re: this will get things moving... [akboss]
Feb 11, 2008 (3:03 pm)
Nobody who has ever owned one could possibly defend it. My 42ft. Diesel Pusher Motorhome/Bus gets almost the same fuel consumption, but it weighs 30,000 lbs. more and has the aerodynamics of a barn. A suburban is THE ORIGINALS SUV, from 1936. It is the oldest running factory and holds a much higher percentage resale value. Most car dealers do not want to take a QX56 in trade due to the potential for liability.
#629 of 786 Re: 2008 QX45 Transmission Temperature Gauge [brad701]
Feb 11, 2008 (3:09 pm)
You sound like you have never owned either one. So what you say is heresay. Escalades cost a lot more than QX's. They have more power, handle better and are a lot more quiet. So why don't you go buy one, and then let us know how the like the QX. Pick up a boat anchor for an emergency brake.
#630 of 786 Re: 2008 QX45 Transmission Temperature Gauge [badinfinity]
Feb 11, 2008 (4:41 pm)
Badinfinity, we all thought you were long gone. Everyone here knows that you will say anything here to trash the QX56, and that is your sole agenda here. The rumor was that the brakes failed on your Escalade and you went off a cliff The FACTS that I related from other owners I spoke to and know were not hearsay. Is that your latest tactic, to claim that anytime anyone has a good experience with a QX56 it's hearsay? I was in the market for a full size SUV, and I was relating the responses (both good and not so good) on the answers that I received when I asked people about their trucks. Granted my sample size was small, but if you read what I was told by other QX56 owners as well as take the time to read all the posts here you realize that most owners are reasonably happy with their QX's, although I will grant you they are not bulletproof...I don't think anyone ever claimed they were. But when I started asking Escalade owners about the experiences, they were uniformly negative. I'm not saying there are not happy Escalade owners (no doubt there are), but with the first hand experience I saw, there's no way I would take the risk of buying one. I've now had my '08 QX56 for 5 months/ 8k miles, and I've never even been back to the dealer once...no problems whatsoever. I will grant you that the Escalade costs more and is quieter, but how can you claim that it handles better? Have you not read any professional reviews one each truck? The other person asked why would anyone buy one, and suggested the Suburban as an alternative. In my case, based on past experiences with GM products (and moreso, the attitude of GM employees who try to run away and hide when they can't repair a vehicle) it's very unlikely I would buy another GM product. And when I started asking owners about their experiences with the Escalade, the writing was on the wall. And I think the tow ratings are some indication of just how sturdy the respective trucks are. Other than a 3/4 ton Suburban, no other GM SUV appeared to be up to my needs for heavy duty towing.
#631 of 786 Re: 2008 QX45 Transmission Temperature Gauge [brad701]
Feb 11, 2008 (7:45 pm)
Did I miss something or are you all comparing an Escalade to the QX. GM big iron,
TahoeSuburbanYukonEscalade is old technology and doesn't even belong in the same neighborhood as the QX. Face it, Japanese autos are taking the big three to the cleaners right now and it's going to get worse. My QX is currently getting 15 mpg. No way a GM suv is getting any better than this. As far as cabin noise goes read the Caddy wind noise forums. I have owned many large GM vehicles in the past. They do not compare. Sloppy handling, terrible trannys, sickening trade value, poor service. I have two business associates with QXs that have been problem free as well. This is a great suv. Get over it. You are one of the few.
#632 of 786 mr. badinfinity...
Feb 12, 2008 (11:44 am)
I think Mr.Badinifinty and I have something in common for our dislike of this vehicle, but let me pursue this a little further so as not to just be ignorant in my position. If you have a lot of money, you want to haul something heavy, and you want to do it in luxury, this vehicle is one of very few that can achieve this. Up until now, the "big iron" from GM was the big gun in this area, and for this writer is still the best (where's the QX56 hybrid! ha ha). Please, if you haven't ridden in a loaded '08 Suburban LT, don't say its not luxurious. But seriously, writers are boasting about 15mpg and 'good handling', this hurts my brain. Back to the part where you can get a Chev Suburban and still have enough left over for an Audi - you can haul all you want in this tried-and-true Chevy (my father-in-law's work 'burban, an '05, has done 155K miles in 2 yrs with only alternator replaced on warranty). Then if you want to understand what handling is, try on your new Audi. Honestly, no offense to QX56 owners...just think before you renew your next mortgage..I mean, lease, on a new Q. Oh, and I don't work for Chevy. I'm actually a Ford man! But lets not go there...