2002 INFINITI Q45 Consumer Review: An update for 2009

2002 INFINITI Q45 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (4.5L V8 5-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
An update for 2009
By Dr. Craig Merrell on


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


Car has now been flat-bedded for repairs 3 times, am on 4th battery ("Infiniti" batteries are made in Mexico and last me 1-2 years.), entire left side of exhaust--engine to tailpipe--had to be replaced, one entire HID assembly replaced at less than one year, all 4 pressure gauges needed replacement, body shop did poor work and failed to cover all new paint with clear-coat, console cup holder lid requires solid thump to open, glovebox- -with 6-disc changer--has very little room, paint scratches if you look at it cross-eyed, crazing developing in f/r bumper fasciae, transmission still hesitates too much on downshifts, cruise "On" light "assembly" burned out--over $300 (Skipped it.).

Best Features

Very comfortable interior still is, stereo is great--though integrated and cannot be modified, storage in rear center armrest is nice--but it always pops open, and that's it. Oh, it's only broken once this week--another dead battery. (Optima Red Top, here I come.)

Worst Features

Build it with the quality that a plain old Nissan Maxima or Altima would have. Well, a moot point, since the Q is no longer with us. Hmmm...wonder why.
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