2000 Infiniti Q45 Anniversary Edition 4.1 V8 from North America
This is a very reliable car that will last forever if maintained properly
Alternator Replaced at 115,000 miles.
This is a very reliable car. I have put almost 37,000 miles on this car since ownership and have only had to replace the alternator. The car is very smooth on the highway and is used as a daily driver on an 80 mile round trip commute 7 days a week. The car has incredible acceleration and passes with ease. The engine and transmission is very smooth and quiet. The car has been a joy to drive since day 1 of ownership. Everybody always tells me how beautiful the car looks (Black on Black). If you are looking for a used luxury car that requires minimal maintenance then this is the car for you. The car has a timing chain and doesn't require a tune-up for 100,000 miles. If you treat the car like a luxury car you should not have too many maintenance issues.
The only negatives about this car is that it is a gas guzzler and I find myself at the gas station at least twice a week. You must use premium gas so its costs me about $100.00 a week on gas with my normal commute. Also finding parts for this car can be a major project. Most parts must be ordered from the dealer at exceptional high costs. This car is also very heavy so if buying used please get a pre-buy inspection and have the suspension checked. They have a bad reputation for suspension failure. I have a 1996 infiniti and suspension repairs on running around $3000.00, but worth the reliability of the rest of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st March, 2008
1st Aug 2009, 18:05
I'm looking into buying a 2000 Q45 with 97,000 miles. Are there any major maintenace or tune ups at 100,000 miles? What should I know about the reliability in the 100's? Is it expensive to maintain after 100k?
30th Sep 2011, 12:58
We had a 1997 Q45 and drove it till 237k. The only maintenance we did was to change the oil with high mileage oil type, change the belts and spark-plug high-end type... Your Q45 will not take any cheap type, the computer knows the difference... That's IT!!!