2003 Infiniti Q45 4.5L V8 5-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Bullet Proof Reliability - Incredible

2003 Infiniti Q45 - Consumer Review

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Bullet Proof Reliability - Incredible Performance
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2003 Infiniti Q45 Premium 4dr Sedan (4.5L 8cyl 5A)


What we want in a car is a little like the work we what from our car mechanic, i.e. - Fast & Cheap & Good. The trouble is... you only get to pick two because the holy trinity of all three is as elusive as a Powerball Jackpot. So what most of us look for in a car is a balance between the car world's current holy trinity of Performance & Reliability & Fuel Economy. I believe that this is exactly what F50 Q owners have done. These cars are unbelievably well put together and their performance (esp. if the car is equipped with the Sport package) is enough to make most full sized BMW owners wish weren't so pretentious. Fuel Economy is the bit that lags at about 17/22 but what a car!!

Favorite Features

The best ones to have in the 2002-06 Q45's are equipped with the Premium package. The navigation system is dated but the RearView Monitor, Sport Suspension Mode, Intelligent Cruise Control (lazer guided), Heated & Cooled Front seats and the built in back shades for the back windows are all very useful. This is MID-SIZE car but that handles very well and you can't substitute the exhilaration of raw horsepower (340HP/333lbs-ft Torque)

Suggested Improvements

None. This is the best car Nissan knew how to make 6 years ago and may still be. I'm OK with the fact that they couldn't market the car well because I picked mine up for 1/2 what a Lexus 430 would have cost and they are, at worst, equivalent cars. These cars are simply the best combination of Reliability & Performance in the used sedan market for under $15k.
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