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1990 INFINITI Q45 Consumer Reviews

Base 4.5L V8 4-speed Automatic - (7 reviews )

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Cheap to acquire - but expensive to maintain
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By Li.F
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1990 INFINITI Q45 4dr Sedan


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It was my first car back in 2002 when my parents bought it for $4000 on the side of the road. But I'm pretty sure we got a lemon/salvage because the car started to break down not even one month after purchase. The AC is the first thing to go out, it would sometimes blow cold air and sometimes not, and because it has electronic controls instead of a mechanical linkage. The problem is almost un-fixable given the age of the car. It is also a gas guzzler, and the acceleration is only ok. The worst of all problem is that the car sometimes would lose power and just stall in middle of the road. There is no way to bring the car back, even after changing the alternator. The mechanic said there is probably electric wiring problem but it was never found. The car lasted a few more years sitting in my parents garage after I went to college, and one day after oil change the mechanic had somehow bend the front hood and it just popped up in middle of the road when I was driving, and that was the end of the story for that car. My parents traded it in for couple hundred bucks and got a new car instead... Regardless it was still a interesting piece of memory as being my first car.


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1990 Infiniti Q45
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By Cole
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1990 INFINITI Q45 4dr Sedan


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This car was given to me by my dad as my first car, and I did not like it at first just from appearance and how old it was. After I drove it for a while, a gained a deep respect and appreciation for what this car is. It can compete with any luxury sedan from 1990 and can keep up with others that are even newer. I live in California and take this car on canyon runs, and can keep up with brand new V6 camaros and others. Its also great because it is easy to work on, as it does not have all of the electronics that newer cars do. Its plenty fast and sporty, but also extremely comfortable. Because it is an old car that did not sell very well, there are OEM parts available if something goes but these parts can be expensive to purchase. Overall, I love this car and can say that for what it is, it is a fantastic all around car.


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Expensive Junk
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By mrinfinity
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1990 INFINITI Q45 4dr Sedan


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if you live where it snows you're already in trouble. this car slips and slides like you wouldn't believe ok i 1st i took it to get a tune up no problem then months later the Engine dies $2,000 2 months later the tranny blows $1,200 then 3 months later the alternator goes out $350, Ac compresser goes out the list goes on and on don't buy this vehicle you will regret it 1990-1993 model Lemon


Best Features

Excellent power really fast


Worst Features

Build a more reliable Engine and transmission


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scooby's Adventure
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By scooby2004
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1990 INFINITI Q45 4dr Sedan


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This is a fun to drive luxury car that
out preformed the competition that year


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Awesome to drive, nightmare to repair
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By Erickson
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1990 INFINITI Q45 4dr Sedan


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This car is not for those who are used
to Japanese reliability. I would
compare this more with having an exotic
vehicle that no one in America can
actually work on. Owned this car for
less than a year. I absolutely loved
driving it (When it ran properly). It
acted up more than any vehicle I had
ever owned. Even had a lifetime
warranty from AAmco, what a joke, they
rebuilt it 4 times in less than a
year. I finally just traded it in just
to get rid of the headache.


Best Features

Luxurious appointments. Incredible ride, I swear it could give a Corvette a run for the money.


Worst Features

Theyve already done it. But basically the problem was this car was ahead of its time. No one could really work on the transmission, it was so advanced. Parts and labor were ridiculous.


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