2003 Infiniti QX4 4x4 3.5 V6 from North America
Pathfinder ruggedness with Infiniti panache - A real winner!
I've replaced the serpentine belts and just normal maintenance activities - no repairs.
I had a 2008 Land Rover LR2, which I loved, but didn't love me back. In the 6 months I had it, it had over $10k in warranty repairs and sat at a Land Rover repair lot for about a 1/4 of the time I owned it. Disgusted with the constant problems and the dealer's inability to get parts quickly (last repair took 8 weeks - rear differential failure), I decided it had to go. I had always wanted an Infiniti QX4, but decided against as the newest I could get was 2003, and finding a low-mileage example had proved difficult.
During my lunch break one day, I was looking for another vehicle and found the perfect QX4 less than 5 miles from my office. I called the dealer, made an appointment for 5:30pm and bought it. It was a 2003 model with only 66k miles - white with heated tan leather interior.
Despite the minor scuffs, I decided to buy it and get out of the Land Rover from hell - although they may all be from hell.
I've had the QX4 for 6 months and couldn't be happier! It looks great and has proved unbelievably reliable. The Infiniti dealer is also a pleasure to work with, and their service prices are not much different from a Jiffy Lube. I also average about 19 mpg.
The only grumble I have about the QX4 is interior space. I'm only 5'11", but I sometimes feel cramped in the QX4.
The QX4 is timeless, and it's a shame they didn't make an Infiniti version of the 2005+ Pathfinder. The QX56 is too big and too flashy.
Overall, I'd recommend a QX4 to anyone. It's classy, rugged, and reliable. A real winner.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2011
11th Sep 2013, 10:26
This is the original poster - 2 years later the QX4 has 107,000 miles and I have never had an issue outside of standard service items. It may be 10 years old, but it's perfectly reliable and still turns heads. I plan to purchase to something newer, but I will not be selling the QX4 - I know I would regret it the next day.