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2002 Infiniti Q45

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Base 4.5L V8 5-speed Automatic - (45 reviews )

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By pbjb
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This car was plagued by excessive oil consumption (1.5 to 2.0 quarts per 2500 mi.)after 8,000 miles with blue smoke coming out of exhaust during initial startup. Dealership was great and did what they could but Infinity claimed it was normal. After checking with other dealerships out of state and finding out they had to replace engines in other 2002 Q45s I requested a replacement. It took 12 months to finally get Infinity to replace the engine. They said they had to monitor the oil consumption over a period of 3 oil changes. The new engine doesn't burn a drop! Had to have the rotors turned down after 20,000 miles (warped) and had them replaced 7,000 miles later due to the same problem.


Best Features

The car rides well, is quiet and IMHO is better looking than the LS430,and has plenty of power. Although some people complain about the complexity of the voice recognition system I find it quite user friendly.


Worst Features

The trunk capacity for a vehicle this size is inadequate. It just barely holds to sets of golf clubs. The clock is difficult to read in the center of the console.


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QRocks
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By QRock
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Started watching Q45's in late 2001
and fell in love. Drove one in
December 2001 and had to find an
affordable one. Bought my 2002
Premium on the cheap from ebay and
love it.


Best Features

Performance - this car is fast and comfortable. The luxery features are awesome.


Worst Features

In-dash CD and larger trunk would be nice.


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Q45
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By Southern Illinois
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Vehicle

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


Review

When I took delivery of car there were
several recalls or service upgrades
that the dealer had not addressed. It
had a defective wheel(out of round)
which dealer refused to warrant. Rear
sunshade broke at 33,000 miles.
Electronics malfunction occasionally
requiring you to turn off car and
reset. Easier to use manual controls
rather than voice as I can't remember
exact wording and everyone must stop
talking. Car magazine tests show about
6.5 to 60. Fast but a long way from
5.9. Needs switch to turn off
traction control. My last car was
Lexus LS400 which was superior in
quality, dealer service and
workmanship. Not holding value.


Best Features

Engine and stereo.


Worst Features

Traction control defeat switch. In dash CD player.


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Great car for the money
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Ice Man
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Vehicle

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


Review

Considered Lexus GS and BMW
530i but for few dollars more got
awesome V8 power, an audio system that
can't be beat (unless you want to pay
$5K for a Levinson radio), and a
vehicle that gets admiring stares .
You won't feel connected to the road
as with BMW, but way better than Lexus
in that regard. The steering is tight
and perfectly weighted and the brakes
are great -- also unlike Lexus. This
car is fast.


Best Features

Engine and drivetrain, sexy interior is great blend of luxury and sport, Bose audio, Gatling gun headlights.


Worst Features

Better side bolstering in seats, 1-2 inches more rear leg room, fix annoying lag when shifting into "drive," C-pillar should be narrowed slightly to increase rear visibility.


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LOVE MY Q
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By camembry
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This is the best car for the money.
It's comfortable, fast, responsive and
really fast. I mean really fast. Good
brakes and handles very well in heavy
rains, water at the side of the road.
Love the adjustable headlamps. Also,
the smart cruise control is brilliant.
Sounds system is excellent, too. Also
like having the CD in the cab rather
than the trunk.


Best Features

smart cruise control comfort and speed adjustable suspension GPS and directions


Worst Features

more storage space in glovebox or central compartment


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