1996 Infiniti Q45 with traction control 4.5 from North America
A very balanced, rewarding car to own
I've replaced brakes, struts, and had rear subframe bushings. I also replaced an idler pulley and belts. Pretty much just routine maintenance on higher mileage cars.
I purchased this car from an estate. At the time, Infiniti would allow you to print out the maintenance record from their service departments. The two previous owner's were meticulous in upkeep to say the least. This made me feel more comfortable in the purchase.
I have to say I've had many cars, but overall this is the best car I have ever owned. It is powerful, but I've had more powerful cars. It handles very well, but I have had better handling cars. In terms of comfort, I'd say it is the most comfortable car I've owned. I've had more reliable cars, but just barely when I consider the mileage. The value has been the deciding factor. I bought the car for $9,000 with 74,000 miles. It is now 120,000 miles and 7 years later, and I have only put about $2500 in parts. Of course if you can't do your own maintenance, they are very expensive to maintain at the dealer.
Now that I am looking for another car, I can't find anything to match it without spending way more money. I think I am going to keep it and see what happens.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th July, 2011