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1997 Infiniti Q45 Sedan


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Infiniti Q45 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.1 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 266 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Infiniti Q45

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  • Pros

    Broad-shouldered new shape, powerful V-8 engine, greater interior comfort and fabulous fit-and-finish make this a top-notch luxury sedan.

  • Cons

    We miss the sportiness of the previous model. We also wish they had kept the beautiful analog clock that debuted in the first Q.

  • What's New for 1997

    This totally redesigned car has almost nothing in common with its predecessor. Power now comes via a 4.1-liter V8 engine and is still…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)

I love my 1997 q45!

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (1997.5)

I have owned my 1997 Q45 for a year now. I bought it, one owner, from a meticulous person who took awesome care of it and it was garage kept. It's the pearl color with beige leather interior. I have tinted glass and 156,000 miles on it. Other then normal maintenance wear and tear, there have been no problems with this car. It's powerful, fun to drive and I get looks at every corner. I LOVE this car. I drive it locally around my town, but it could easily make it across country if I wanted. My car has near mint paint and interior is flawless. I keep the car in pristine condition and have maintained it with an obsessive mindset.

The best car i have

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti Q45 Touring 4dr Sedan

I've owned this 1997 Q45t for over 10 years and except for normal wear items, tires, brakes, etc. it has not cost me a think to maintain. I just had it at the Dealership to have one of the Exhaust System shields removed because it had come loose, no charge and the service manager said they had customers with the 1997 Q45 with 300,000 miles on them. I have 130,000 and it still drives like new. My other cars for 40 years have always been Corvettes, but I enjoy driving my Q45t. When I bring my Q45t in for service I always get a free loaner, a new G37 which is also fun to drive, but I'm always happy to get my Q back.

Ignition coil problem or not?

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Vehicle: 1997 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (1997.5)

Have driven my Q45 for 6 years without any problems. Last January, it started misfiring while idling in gear. I have had it to 3 different shops and replaced plugs with iridium plugs and a couple of ignition coils #4 & 2. I am still having the same problem after all of this work.

Gas Mileage


  • 16
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 1997 Infiniti Q45 Review

What's New for 1997

This totally redesigned car has almost nothing in common with its predecessor. Power now comes via a 4.1-liter V8 engine and is still delivered through the rear wheels. The Q45 no longer has aspirations to be a sport sedan, its prime duties now are interstate cruising.

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I have a 2001 Infiniti Q45 and had a 1997 prior due to my love for the performance of this beauty. My dilemma now is the check engine light keeps coming back on after having the vehicle serviced. The ...

1997 infinity q45 145k. after starting car tcs off light illuminated and spin illuminated. has remain on. can it be reset? it will spin in gravel so the tcs is off. pushing button does not affect t...

I am writing to you in hopes that you can find some solution to a serious issue with my almost-15 month old 2002 Infiniti Q45. My 2002 Q45's problem is the lack of a promised integrated cellular tele...