Good looking car, strong engine for the most part, comfortable interior on road trips, but overall a disappointment. Definitely buyer's remorse. The inTouch electronics are buggy, slow, or just plain don't work. Dealer has been really nice, but they can't change the poor quality and design of the manufacturer's electronics. I have a complaint logged with Infiniti Consumer Affairs, and they were also really nice, but unwilling to do anything about the problems I've had. I've had the car about a year and a half, and its been in the shop cumulatively for almost a month. And after today, when several functions of the car electronics disappeared, I now have to schedule it into the shop again. I have never had problems like this with any car I've ever owned. My second Infiniti, but it will be my last.
I had a 2012 G37S, so this is a direct comparison.
The Q50 isn't bad but it's a more refined and watered down G.
The build is more solid with tighter fitting exterior joints and more solid interior.
My G would creak and pop over any imperfection, this is much more solid of a car with a stiffer structure.
The steering is not like the G AT ALL!
New steer by wire is HORRIBLE!
I have the elect assist and it has more feel but on center isn't great and too light.
The car is quieter, but could be better.
The run flat tires are prob the culprit.
The gas mileage is pretty good, avg 30.9 on 600 mile trip at 65-75 mph.
The infotainment system is half baked and needs major work.
This is my third Infiniti - G35, G37S and now the Q50.
I have loved all of them but this is by far the best of the bunch. Everything about this car is great including the technology, which is amazing.
The handling and the ride are better than both of the previous cars.
This car is nearly perfect.
It has a combination of looks, power, and technology that's unbeatable in its class, except for one thing: it bundles features that should be standard into expensive packages.
I was ready to purchase the Q50 AWD Premium with navigation and leather.
But in order to get memory seats and a reverse tilt down mirror, you have to move up to the Deluxe Package (another $3,100).
This is unacceptable.
I do NOT want the Direct Adaptive Steering that's part of this package.
Really disappointed Infiniti would force its customers to buy this new technology that many do not want.
I used to love the Infiniti brand and my Q50 is the forth one I have owned. Something has happened to Infiniti reliability over the last several years and it's moving in the wrong direction. The worst part is that Infiniti leadership doesn't seem to care. This is also the opinion of numerous Infiniti employees I have talked to.
What's good: great engine and performance.
What's bad: electronics system is a hot mess. Has been in for repairs four times. The Infiniti InTouch system is a joke. The back of my trunk is already developing a rust spot and the car is barely over a year old. Problems with the electronic door locks that leave me out in the rain trying to get into my car!