1998 Infiniti Q45 Touring from North America
This car is not a good investment
Engine Cooling Fan replaced at 78,000 miles.
ABS System failed.
Engine Control System (ECM computer) failed.
This car has excellent get up and go and is easy to handle.
Highway driving is a dream while city driving feels somewhat "boatish."
Expect an increase in gasoline bills.
The cabinet at night with all of the ambient lighting is a nice touch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th January, 2005
Unfortunately. Cars are never a good investment to start.
Have you noticed how few reviews there are? I have. For me that indicates reliable.
These cars have very good value if you get a good one. The Infiniti Q45 went for $40,000-60,000 during its heyday. These cars had every option you could think of for their day.
They didn't sell a lot of them, and you will have to do your homework to buy a good one. One or two owner cars only... with maintenance records. Carfax would help to verify this. Have a great mechanic, who is able to get parts from a wrecking yard. Miles don't really matter on this type of car... condition does. One headlight from a dealership can set you back 500-700 dollars a pop... so everything has to be there and in good shape. Many great cars were built in the 90s and early 2000s:
BMW cars (3/5/7 Series)
Lexus LS 400/430s
Mercedes E Class
And many many others
Many are at a fraction of the cost that they used be new. Many of these older cars should be strictly weekend only cars... not an everyday driver. Also many are on their 4th or 5th owner; even though they might be nice... you have to avoid them.
My advice is to research, research, and then research some more. Get the best reliable year out there... but you have to move quickly... the good ones go quick.
We live in such a disposable society now... out with the old and in with the new. These older cars have great value if you get the right one... but if you are not into keeping things up... you would be better leasing a Honda Accord for 139.00.