1993 Infiniti Q45 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Infiniti Q45 Q45t 8 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 8 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Infiniti Q45 is a high quality, performance oriented luxury vehicle that is very reliable

Faults:

Valve cover gaskets needed replacement at 100,000 miles.

General Comments:

I purchased this 1994 Q45t new in May, 1993. The fit and finish competes with the best of them.

This car has always been a delight to drive. The car is quick and responsive. The all wheel steering helps to enhance performance and comfort.

I have serviced this car regularly at the dealer, changing the oil every 3500 miles. Service costs are far less than at BMW and Mercedes dealers.

This is one of the most reliable cars that I have owned.

The car has been detailed every 4 months. It still runs and looks as new.

Ray Catena Infiniti, Edison, NJ, sets the standard for customer service. No one does it better!

I have owned many imported luxury cars. I always sold them after about 3 years. I may keep this one as a spare car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2003

13th Aug 2009, 20:26

I owned a 93 Q45 with 360,000 km on it, and I couldn't be so proud of that car how it performs. That slap stick shifter that you could drive like standard with its incredible response is so amazing.

I still drive until now without major issues, transmission is doing great, injectors are fine, water pump is good, chains and guides are working properly. No leaks; well actually there is one, that loose clamp of the steering fluid, and the hazing noise that come from the brakes, which I could not figure out.

Generally this car is so powerful with that much clicks that I put on it, but of course with all the regular maintenance that I did like the oils and tune ups, it's one of a kind, only a little bit odd on looks.

Overall you cannot just beat these sedans with a sporty attitude. Actually I am keeping an eye on a q45t as my third vehicle.

9th Mar 2010, 09:23

We bought a 93 Q45 with 75000 miles. My wife recently rear-ended someone at 300,000. We were extremely distressed as we had grown so attached to it, and it wasn't worth fixing.

The car drove, at 300,000, as well as at 75,000. We maintained it well, up to 180,000, when we changed all the fuel injectors. By then the A/C compressor had gone, but as we live on the central California coast didn't really need it.

The struts were changed somewhere in the 100,000s. Not wanting to put more money into it, we didn't. So, after 180,000 all we did were oil changes (every 10,000 miles, whether it needed it or not), and brakes.

We liked it so much we bought a 94Q, with 85,000 miles. This engine is shot, at 145,000 (who would have thunk it). Our mechanic (he is very cheap) is about to put the 93 engine in the 94 body. Who knows; maybe we'll get another 100,000 out of it.

Things that had gone, on the 93 at the time of the crash: radio etc., seats, valve cover gasket, drive shaft vibrating.

1993 Infiniti Q45 4.5 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.5 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired48500 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carAudi 90

Summary:

A solid luxury sedan with hidden talents

Faults:

A faulty transmission control unit caused my transmission to need replacing.

My suspension is showing unusual wear.

General Comments:

The poor resale on these cars makes for a great bargain.

The acceleration is surprising for a car that behaves like it is much larger.

The interior is hard and plastic feeling, even though it's leather.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews