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2002 Infiniti Q45 Sedan

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Infiniti Q45 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.5 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 340 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Infiniti Q45

  • Redesigned from the ground up to compete with the best sedans on earth, the Infiniti Q45 bundles prodigious levels of luxury and performance into a reasonably priced and attractive package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Killer stereo system, powerful V8 engine, high-tech rearview camera, blazing headlamps.

  • Cons

    Looks a little like a Hyundai up front, some bits and pieces in the cabin look and feel cheap, fussy navigation system.

  • What's New for 2002

    Infiniti takes aim at the BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the all-new Q45 sedan. Unlike the forgettable previous version, the new Q has power and panache, just what it takes to woo the mid-luxury crowd.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

265,000 miles

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

I have owned this car (Sport) since 9-2005 when I bought it from the first owner w/ 40k on it. It has been very reliable car to own. It handles well and has great accelertation. At 265k there are no rattles and the car rides very quite. The V8 does burn oil. But it is the same since I got it. This is a common issue w/ these cars.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not impressed

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

No doubt this is a comfortable ride, but the joy stops there. Maintenance is a wallet-draining nightmare, and with the price of (premium only!) gas these days, along with a dismal 16 mpg fuel efficiency, this car is a waste of money. The high-powered headlights are great until one needs to be replaced (at a premium price, of course). This car spent almost as much time in the shop as it did in my driveway. The paint and body are ridiculously fragile. I traded mine in for a Subaru. I only wish I would have done it sooner.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Satisfying but pricey

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

The power is great, but it drinks up gas as well. In the winter, with only city driving, I'm getting only 10.3 mpg-summer time it goes back up to 17. I love the comfort, and the V8 engine is absolutely silent. Maintainance is pretty expensive as well with even the smallest of problems. Just bought new tires for $900. This car is ultimate luxury for the price your paying. The car is heavy, but the power it's backed up with makes up for it. Personally, I love the car, but the maintainance is getting a bit too pricey for me.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Very good car

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

Excellent, quiet ride with lots of technology (backup camera, sport setting, etc.). You can buy these used for very cheap now, and the quality is excellent. The only issue I've had is oil burnoff (no leaks, etc. - oil consumption is high for some reason). But I haven't had any breakdowns and the car has been bullet-proof. I get 21 MPG (70% highway), which isn't bad for a car this big with so much power.




An update for 2009

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

Car has now been flat-bedded for repairs 3 times, am on 4th battery ("Infiniti" batteries are made in Mexico and last me 1-2 years.), entire left side of exhaust--engine to tailpipe--had to be replaced, one entire HID assembly replaced at less than one year, all 4 pressure gauges needed replacement, body shop did poor work and failed to cover all new paint with clear-coat, console cup holder lid requires solid thump to open, glovebox- -with 6-disc changer--has very little room, paint scratches if you look at it cross-eyed, crazing developing in f/r bumper fasciae, transmission still hesitates too much on downshifts, cruise "On" light "assembly" burned out--over $300 (Skipped it.).




Mystery drain

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

Great car. Owned in for 5 years with no plans to sell or trade in.



Full 2002 Infiniti Q45 Review

What's New for 2002

Infiniti takes aim at the BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the all-new Q45 sedan. Unlike the forgettable previous version, the new Q has power and panache, just what it takes to woo the mid-luxury crowd.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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