I bought this car with only 39520 miles in 04 and only had to replace the tires because of road noise. This car does lack power but I found the ride makes up for it. The previous owner had it maintained at the dealer. I drove suvs and trucks before but I now like cars when it comes to highway and street driving. I am considering a new Q45 only becuase of the stronger engine... if only someone could install the 4.5 liter in my old Q45T then I would keep it.
I'ts sheer girth and mass
A more powerfull engine like the new ones of today; which are built in low numbers to gain a better resale value.
Got used Q with only 59000 miles. I
always wanted this body style like the
97 and 98, but getting a 99 with low
miles and priced at $15K, well I was
sold. Not disappointed in the car after
5 months. Smooth, quiet, (test drove
the Q45T and it was very noisy and not
a good ride). The standard Q is for me,
an old dude.
Ride, quiet, leather is top notch,
Doors are tinny, and close by
themselves, especially on up grades- BE
CAREFULL or you'll pinch your shins!
Tranny upshifts poorly when cold (nice
to see that other posts say these
things so I don't think something is
wrong with my Q- thanks Edmunds!)
Purchased my Q45 with 14,000 miles on
it & now have 117,000 miles. My Q
drives as well today as when I bought
it. This car has better sex appeal
today than when it was first
introduced. It has a very sleek
appearance for a relatively large
sedan. It has been mine and my kids
favorite car to ride in. I havn't had
any major problems than normal
maintenance. It is a joy to drive
after driving other vehicles, you
realize what a great car it is.
It's classy interior and very smooth
ride. Has ample power when you need
it, especially on the highways.I enjoy
the sound system and love the rear
shade. It is a luxury car.
The wind noise coming from the side
windows needs improvement for a more
quiet ride. I also put on a little
wider 16" tires. This help to fill up
the wheel wells and give the car a more
Great car-quiet, smooth, and powerful.
Buttery leather seats, but they could
have more side support. Feel safe in
this big car. Excellent traction
control system, never a problem (with
Blizzak tires on all four) in New
Silky, smooth engine--powerful, clear
sound system. Rear shade is a hit with
The transmission when cold shifts
ackwardly--it hesitates before each
upshift. Small trunk. Gas mileage is