Infiniti Q45 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1990 Infiniti Q45 Touring 4.5 Litre Quad Cam V8

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.5 Litre Quad Cam V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 kilometres
Most recent distance107000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Brilliant, Nothing will Prise Me out of it, Ever!!!

Faults:

Climate Control LED Display works Intermittently.

General Comments:

I was Looking to buy a Used Late Model Mitsubishi Magna (Diamante in US), When I spotted Her sitting in the Dealers Yard. It was Love at First Sight!!

"Black Betty", as I call Her, had just been Complianced in Australia after recently arriving from Japan. I had Driven many Cars that week, but nothing compared to my Test Dive in the Infiniti.

It was Such a Beautiful Car, I couldn't actually see Myself Owning it, but the Price was a Bargain- Cheaper than Many Inferior Vehicles.

I was concerned Insurance would be Expensive, but a Quick Phone call revealed it was Cheaper than for My Current Old Hack!!

I have never regretted Buying it, except for the fact that People keep bugging Me to Ask if I'm the Owner, and What sort of Car is it?? This happens at Most Shopping Malls and Car Parks. People actually think they are Looking at an Aston Martin or Maserati!! When I tell them it's an Infiniti, I then have to Explain about the Marque.

It gets far more Stares than a Porsche or Mercedes and You have to get used to People pulling up beside You on Motorways to get a Better Look!!

But it Drives Like a Dream, is Comfortable and Spares Don't seem all that much a Problem as they are Available new from Nissan or Used from US Wrecking Yards, for Bargain Prices. I have also seen complete Engines with Low K's for $1000 or so, in Australia.

This is the Only Car that I have ever Owned that I can never see Myself Selling. Even if I Run it into the Ground, I will probably Restore it. It wouldn't matter what You Spent on it if You were never going to get Rid of it...

My whole Family Loves it and I have found it Ideal on Long Trips up the Coast. It has almost every Luxury Known to Man, and I never Tire of Driving it, although I am Starting to use it less Frequently to Preserve it.

I almost Bought a Lexus LS400, but I thought the Infiniti was Better in Most areas and it was Cheaper and More Exclusive. It is Also Much Sportier, Sounds and Handles Like a V8 Supercar when Hammered, although it is also a Wonderful Cruiser.

If there's any Drawback with this Car, it's Telling People it's a 1990 Model- It Doesn't Look it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2006

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review