Enough said. No other sedan can match
the quality and performance of the Q45
for under $50k. It really is the
quintessential poor man's 7 series BMW.
I know; I've owned both.
Great Engine, amazing acceleration and
handling, cool retro interior and
exterior styling, and great gadgets.
Very roomy and comfortable. Affordable
when used and very reliable. The engine
is good for over 300k miles when
Transmission is a dog and guaranteed to
fail. Electric motors for windows,
antennae fail routinely. Fuel economy
could be a little better, but it's far
from bad. The trunk should be larger.
Interior accessory orientation is
difficult to get used to. Depreciation
is horrible. Buy used
The Q has been a good vehicle.
Purchase warranty with vehicle up to
100,000. Unfortunately, problems
didn't occur until after warranty
expired. Currently have 144,000 -
transmission failing, control arms have
been replaced twice. Door locks
mechanics replaced twice. Experience
problem with compression and heads
Performance has been great. The 278
horses really move this car. My '89
Nissan Maxima has been a more realiable
Ride comfort and power are great.
Transmission in vehicle is the same as
Pathfinder. The transmission shifts
abruptly at times and is not very
realiable. Like most Nissans, brake
pads on older models have a very short
life. Fuel economy is poor but you
don't buy this car for good gas mileage
This is, by far, the best car I've
owned. A great engine, combined with a
great interior are the best aspects of
this car. Exterior styling may turn
off some, but I love the old Q's. I
now have 138,000 miles on it and still
love cruising around in it. Only
downfall is poor traction in the snow
(even with traction control option)
Great performance from 278 HP engine;
great freeway cruiser, comfort.
AWD option; bose system underpowered.
More rear seat room.
Super car to own. Fast, comfortable,
and reliable. This car is an absolute
dream to drive, I mean you step on the
gas and you actually move. I have
nearly 160k miles and all I had to
change so far was the water pump and
the fan. As long as you keep up with
your preventative maintenance (tune
ups, oil changes and annual
inspections) this car won't let you
This is a great luxury car with a lot
of power(4.5 287HP V8 engine). My car
has over 150k miles and I've never had
a problem with it other than normal
maintenance. Certainly not as smooth as
a BMW, but what is. Overall I think its
a fine automobile with some spunk to it.
If your looking for a powerful luxury
car this is it. Its 4.5 287hp V8
certainly does the trick and believe it
or not the gas milage it gets isn't too
bad, I believe 17 mpg in the city and
22 mpg highway.
All in all its a fine auto and there
isn't much about it I would change.