1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5 DOHC V8 VH45DE from North America
Best car ever built by Nissan, bar none
All age related and all broken when I bought it. It has been dead reliable since.
- Fuel pump (I installed an aftermarket unit and bypassed the fuel pump controller).
- #2 fuel injector.
- Replaced kingpin bearings, brake hoses, and upper control arm bushings.
- Replaced tension compression bushings.
- New thermostat.
- New alternator.
- New water pump.
- New tires.
- Passenger side window regulator.
- Ash tray assembly.
Best deal ever for $800.
I have about $1800 in it so far since I do all my own work.
I prefer driving this to my newer car; it's that nice.
Very solidly built car, if not the best car ever built; certainly the best car Nissan ever built.
Weighs over 4,000 lbs, but you would never know it. It's like Nissan bought a fullsize American sedan from the 60's and did a modern take on it; it has that anvil-like solidity, you feel as if you could drive through a brick wall and not even slow down. Yet it drives and handles like a modern car.
The engine (OMG that engine!) so smooth, powerful, and aurally pleasing.
When I bought it, it was running on 7 cylinders and was still smooth enough you could barely feel it running.
A muscle car in a business suit.
My only dislikes are the automatic trans (works well but I hate automatics), and the front seats are too hard.
Did I mention how well-built it is?
Despite Nissan only selling about 58,000 of these from 1990-1996, I still see them on the road.
Interior shows hardly any wear, looks like a 5-10 year old car.
Paint is amazing, still looks new. This is not a fluke, I have yet to see one of these with bad paint... Nissan built these to last.
This car has zero rust. In fact, I have yet to see one of these with terminal rust. Possibly one of the most rust-resistant cars ever made.
I plan to keep it and see how long it lasts.
I had one years ago, same color and trim, and regret getting rid of it. This one is the replacement.
Highly recommend getting one while you still can; there can't be many left, as these have got to be the most under appreciated cars ever made, and people really don't care about them.
Upside is you can find a nice one dirt cheap.
Only drawback is parts are hard to find.
As a mechanic, it is my personal opinion that this car could easily last 50 years with proper repair and maintenance, it is that well built.
Has no rattles or squeaks, and despite the weather strips starting to shrink with age, it's still a very, very quiet car. It makes my Buick Roadmaster seem like a noisy car. This is despite me making the exhaust loud by straight piping it (still have cats and resonators); it is now loud outside, but still tomb quiet inside.
I am eventually convert it to a manual transmission and make it into the Japanese BMW it was always meant to be.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2016