i leased my q50 this past february at fette infiniti clifton nj...ive had absolutely no problems with it...my navi and infotainment work just fine...drives very well and i always get compliments on it...while driving in manuel on sport mode with traction off i did 0-60 in 4.8 sec...sexy and fun car to drive...cant wait to get the new twin turbo 400hp Q50...thats next...
I got my q50s awd early of September.
First of all, car's performance is the best within this price range. In terms of accerelation, braking, and handling, they are good enough to be called "Japanese BMW".
I also own 2015 Acura TLX with SH-AWD and compare it to Q50s, TLX has much better comfort ride quality. Q50S's noise is quite noticeable and legroom, head room and back seats are not big enough as TLX. There is a lot of controversy on Direct Adaptive Steering system and to be honest, most of drivers would not even notice and it also offers precise and quick handling. Please do not mind about this system. However, the fact that you have to get all the way to tech package (you have to get another two packages in order to get this) in order to get simple safety features such as blind spot monitoring system is quite annoying and its back up camera seems to fuzzy specially during the night (my 2014 honda civic ex has much better quality). However, this car still has a lot of standard features that are usually optional in some of other competitors.
Q50S suppose to be sport car and I think Infiniti has done a great job with that.
If you want comfort, smooth and easy riding, this car isnt great for you. Q50s is really for driving enthusiast who drives a lot to be afraid of owning BMW.
BTW, if you are going to get Q50, make sure to get "S". its worth the price ! 19inch wheel, 4piston caliper, special front bumpers and sport front seats that also have manual thigh support!
My wife's Lexus IS250AWD just came to end of lease and in shopping around we stumbled almost by accident into the Infiniti dealer. After talking about the different models we test drove the Q50 and QX50. Very surprised by the Q50 3.7L. I wasn't expecting such a throaty warble from the engine, tight, direct steering and well equipped interior for the price. We have had it only about a month but, very nice.
First of all the car is awesome. I am a former BMW guy and owned an 2008 G35 fully loaded. The 2015 Q50 did not replace all that I had in my G such as an actual power steering wheel adjustment. The Q has a manual lever. Premium leather in my G Leatherette in the Q (not a bad thing). Memory seats, lumbar support on driver side in the G not for the Q. Cd changer in the trunk (not a big deal anymore)
But overall more cabin room and the 7 speed transmission is a beast. Not too bad on gas on highway. Love it and feel I made the right decision.
Great Car! Love the Styling and Performance. Do beleive though that a car in this class and price category should have memory seats standard. There cars that cost much less then this car and have these features. This is a premium car should include that as standard equipment as well as leather seats.