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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 delivered through the rear wheels. The Q45 no longer has aspirations to be a sport sedan, its prime duties now are interstate cruising.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (10 total reviews)


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Vehicle: 1996 Infiniti Q45

Overall very good car. Getting on the highway is so smooth and I can get up to 90 and not feel a thing. Very classy car. The negative is the MPG. And with gas prices soaring, putting in the Premium Fuel is costly. Don't try putting in regular or the oxygen sensors will malfunction. I tried. So if you are looking for a very luxurous and affordable car and are 6" or smaller, this car is perfect. JD Power gave it all 5/5 on reliablity and performance.




Underrated vehicle, good for me!!!

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Vehicle: 1996 Infiniti Q45

I purchased this vehicle from a guy who had bought a new Q45. That gave me a good indication that he liked the Q. This car performs great on the highway and it has the power to get up and go. The interior is superb and the comfort level is nice. It is a solid vehicle and you can tell it was made with quality. The only downside is that it drinks the high priced gas and it drinks it heavily.



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Great ride

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Vehicle: 1996 Infiniti Q45

This is a great car. Very smooth ride. I love all of the features. The interior has to be the best ever made. The arm rests fit perfectly. It is a little slow starting off, but picks up with a bang after the 3rd gear. I have not had any required repairs since I bought it in November. The only downfall would be the mile per gallon. Since it is a V8 it only gets about 17 mpg. I love the car, and it seems like it will last forever. Fun to drive.




Luxury and power

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Vehicle: 1996 Infiniti Q45

I've got a 1996 Q45 that currently has about 90,000 miles on it, meaning the vehicle has averaged a little over 10,000 miles a year. The car is VERY nice...it's an excellent combination of luxury and power. It's got an excellent, though somewhat "soft" ride, excellent interior room/comfort and, best of all, real get-up-and-go under the hood. With a V8 engine, you can go 0-60 in a snap without so mucha as a second thought. Plus it's been very reliable; other than gas/oil and brakes, the only maintenance done has been the 60K checkup to change belts etc. Definitely the best of all the cars I've owned




Q in the great white

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Vehicle: 1996 Infiniti Q45

Just bought my Q45 a month ago. Already I have to replace the O2 sensor. Also the gear shifter has locked up a cople of times. I have manged to find a way to work around it. Otherwise, this car is great and fun to drive. The cabin warms up quickly enough so that you dont have to idle for too long. Steering is not exactly that of a high performance car but handling at high speeds is quite good considering its size and weight.




Q 45 a great car

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Vehicle: 1996 Infiniti Q45

I bought this car from an aution in 1998. It only had 25,000 miles on it and I saved $8,000.00 that dealers sold the cars from the same auction. (I know, as I had the vin # list and compared some of the cars from the same aution at my local Infinity dealer.) It has been a great car. I wouldn't sell it, but we just bought a new Q45 and my husband is not able to drive anymore. Hence, no need for two cars.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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