1995 Infiniti Q45 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1995 Infiniti Q45 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carAudi 5000

Summary:

Good bang for the buck

Faults:

Starting to wear on the upper portion of door panel.

Also wearing on the top of steering wheel.

Brakes need to be replaced frequently. maybe I should change my driving style.

Seats starting to show slight wear.

Paint is rather weak. starting to show signs of fading in clear-coat, even though I wax it bi-monthly.

General Comments:

Love the car. the power can't be beat. it has it all. luxury, power, class and style. the view from the rear 3/4 is particularly lovely. the car is really under-braked, making it not as much fun as my previous Audi on twisties and switchbacks, but overall, a fun car. since I spend most of my time in my car, it's a joy to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2004

1995 Infiniti Q45 4.5 Liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.5 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired49 miles
Most recent distance103256 miles
Previous carLexus LS400

Summary:

The luxury sedan with a sporty flare

Faults:

Nothing has major gone wrong with the Q45 since I fist purchased it back in 1995 except:

The automatic radio antenna stopped working and had to be replaced.

The computer information display read "brake pads worn" even after they have been replaced.

The plastic sunroof buttons broke and had to be replaced.

The vanity mirror's cover broke on each side, blowing the bulbs.

The leather steering wheel cover began to peel; it was covered with an aftermarket steering wheel cover.

General Comments:

This car upstages my 1993 LS400 in almost every aspect. When I bought the LS in 1993 I was sure I would never find a better vehicle that offered the power, luxury, safety, and style at an affordable price. The Q45 is highly underrated. I don't understand why the Q45 stands in the shadow's of cars like the LS400, Mercedes S-Class, and BMW 7 Series. Today I still get questions about the make and model of the car. The Q45 is roomy on the inside and it holds my family quite comfortably. It performs like a much smaller sports coupe, acceleration is exceptional for such a large car. But all of this performance does has a cost. The gas mileage isn't the best and the car requires premium fuel. Another cost for the performance is the trunk which is rather small. But its worth it when passing all those slower luxury cars in the right lane. All in all I would rather drive the Q45 than any of the other more expensive luxury/performance sedans. Because it has a somewhat low resale value it is ideal for the family on a budget.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2003

1995 Infiniti Q45 Q45t 4.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carInfiniti J30

Summary:

280 Classy Pony's

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong. All I have done was change my fuel pump at 70,000 miles. Costs about $300.00. Small price to pay for such a beautiful automobile.

General Comments:

I bought this car for 11k. It had 60k miles on it, which where all highway miles. But for the amount I got it for, and the reliability it gives me, in my opinion, it steps all over BMW and Mercedes. And even if it's a 95 model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2002

1995 Infiniti Q45 275 HP from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 275 HP Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance61300 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Simply, a underrated dream machine

Faults:

The fog lamps quit working at 57,000 miles. Bulbs do not seem to be replaceable. Any suggestions?

General Comments:

This is the most luxurious car I have ever owned.

The car is especially quick for its size, few compare to its performance.

Many bells and whistles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2002

4th Feb 2004, 20:21

The fog lights can be fixed very easy, replace the bulb cost about $20.00 Infiniti dealership.

11th Nov 2004, 11:52

Fog light bulbs are replaceable with H3 bulbs. Recommend Silverstars throughout. Do not use cheapie Chinese imports nor tinted bulbs.

1995 Infiniti Q45 T 4.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.5 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 acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

Anyone ever tow a boat with a Q45?

Faults:

Two complaints, first the heated seats have a mind of their own, they go on and off at random so I had the dealer disconnect the wires. The struts have blown 3 times, but the manufacturer replaced them at no charge. I drive the poor car really hard and I'm sure I contributed to the strut problem.

Very little to complain about, it's more reliable than any BMW or MBZ I've owned and just as fast and nimble as the early 500SE or M535s.

General Comments:

Incredible car for the money, I bought it used for $22,000 with 22,000 miles.

The value of the car drops like a rock, but who cares, the only car better is the new S430 MBZ.

This is a 95 Q45t, I drove the new 2002 Q45 and Infiniti is almost back to the quality and performance of the early cars, I will buy one of those (when it's 3 years old of course).

Anyone every tried to tow a boat with one of these? I'm looking for comments, I know the transmissions were weak on the early cars, but this is a 95.

Bkoopjr@aol.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2001

1st Mar 2002, 01:42

I have found a Q45t for only 12k, with 75k miles on it, a 1995 model... I was wondering if you feel it is a good deal, either way I'm going to buy it this weekend, its in mint condition, all original parts, no accidents, nothing not even little door ding's...

What do you think?

Thanks,

Tom.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 8 reviews