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Got a couple questions regarding the Deluxe Tech Package for the Hybrid models which has MSRP $5000 listed - I'm on the fence regarding this one:


1) Are you getting it / do you think it's worth it and why ?

2) According to website, it seems that deluxe tech package comes only in vehicles with maple wood trim - is this true and any idea why this is so?
 

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Got a couple questions regarding the Deluxe Tech Package for the Hybrid models which has MSRP $5000 listed - I'm on the fence regarding this one:


1) Are you getting it / do you think it's worth it and why ?

2) According to website, it seems that deluxe tech package comes only in vehicles with maple wood trim - is this true and any idea why this is so?
1) Yes - not necessarily, but there are things in it that I want; and I just said WTF to myself, because I'm worth it.:D

2) Reverse the order of your question. The maple trim only comes in cars with the tech package. Why? So Infiniti can make more money.:rolleyes:
 

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1. Yeah, I'm getting it. If I'm spending $48k on a car, might as well spend another $5k to make it fully loaded. Is it worth it? It's hard to say now until you drive it and see how much you use it on your daily driving. If Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist work well with stop and go traffic, then it worth every penny.

2. To get maple wood, you must get deluxe tech on the hybrid. Why? Infiniti wants to get as much money out of you as possible.

Got a couple questions regarding the Deluxe Tech Package for the Hybrid models which has MSRP $5000 listed - I'm on the fence regarding this one:


1) Are you getting it / do you think it's worth it and why ?

2) According to website, it seems that deluxe tech package comes only in vehicles with maple wood trim - is this true and any idea why this is so?
 

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I have Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist on one of my Infinitis, it's worth every cent on short trip or long trip... I use it all the time.
 

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Another thing to keep in mind if you are buying the car, versus leasing. In about 5 years, these tech things will be probably available as option on Accords and Camrys (I think Blind Spot Monitoring is already available), cars at that level, and for sure in 10 years. So if you go to sell your car in 5-7 years from now, this tech stuff will be a nice enticement to the prospective buyer. Kinda like how navigation systems are expected in used luxury cars sold today. You may not get your money back, but you will sell the car quicker.
 

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On a demo drive of the Q50 the other day I got to experience the Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking feature first hand. I've used DCA and Intelligent Cruise extensively and love those features. But I was skeptical that the PFCW and FEB would do what they claim - brake the car when the car in front of the one immediately ahead of you brakes. We were in traffic and the schmuck two cars up brake-checked the guy in front of us. The Q50 hit the brakes for us before the guy in front of us was able to light up his brake lights. I was impressed.

Around view monitor is another one that's really sweet. Pulling into the garage, you can see how close you're getting to the wall/bike/whatever. Plus, w/out Deluxe Touring, you don't get front and rear parking sensors. This one sort of surprised me. I know I read it in the specs, but it wasn't until I noticed the non-deluxe cars don't have little parking sensor bumps in the bumper that I realized there's no parking sensors in the lesser equipped cars.

There are some things that I personally don't care about, but mostly, I love the DT stuff.
 
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That's good to hear. Does it work with stop and go traffic?
For example, in traffic jam can the car drive itself without you touching the accelerator and brake?

I have Intelligent Cruise Control and Distance Control Assist on one of my Infinitis, it's worth every cent on short trip or long trip... I use it all the time.
 

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That's good to hear. Does it work with stop and go traffic?
For example, in traffic jam can the car drive itself without you touching the accelerator and brake?
Thanks for asking this. I have been curious about this as well since the literature says 'full range'. I know the BMW system does stop and go traffic. I'd like to hear more details.

I have had the ICC since 05 on my Infinitis and even without the braking/collision avoidance, the laser monitors the car ahead of you and it saved my bacon a few times. I'm getting it for sure!
 

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As mentioned before, this kind of tech is bound to be standard or at least common option on all vehicles down to your compact family sedans in just 5-7 years. By that time, I'd imagine the technology to be even more polished and accurate than before. That means standardization, streamlined processes, and that means, cheaper to make and less costly for the buyer.

So, it's a definitely another tradeoff to keep in mind..
 

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Got a couple questions regarding the Deluxe Tech Package for the Hybrid models which has MSRP $5000 listed - I'm on the fence regarding this one:


1) Are you getting it / do you think it's worth it and why ?

2) According to website, it seems that deluxe tech package comes only in vehicles with maple wood trim - is this true and any idea why this is so?
1. I'll be getting it. Since I am leasing, I am looking to get the maximum value possible for my money. Plus I like gadgets.

2. Infiniti seems to do this regularly. You could only get all the technology bells and whistles in a G37 that had the wood trim.
 
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Not getting it! Its was too much for me and am not particularly fond of the wood trim anyway! I will miss the intelligent cruise control but dont drive far as much as before and memory seats but then again I barely let anybody else drive my car! So all in all, I decided to just not get it and probably use the money I can save up for wheels, paint, etc!
 

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Q50S with Technology Package

Am I the only one that is bothered with the ugly asymmetric plastic patch in the bottom front grill of Q50S with Tech Package? This major imperfection is really ruining the appearance of this car.

http://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4249&stc=1&d=1375755328

Also, why did they put a plain HID light bulb for rear directionals when all other lights are LEDs. They took so much away from this otherwise very nice car.
 

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It shouldnt be as visible in person unless you actually try and look for it!



 
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I'm not getting it as I think it was unnecessary for me, except for the collision avoidance, that would be the only thing in the package that I would want because I typically drive surface streets. Not to mention that I wanted the aluminum trim and the wood is standard with the Deluxe package.
 

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Deluxe Touring has everything I want except blind spot, but for me the tech package isn't worth the price just to get blind spot. I don't like using cruise control and lane departure would drive me crazy.
 
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I really the want the tech, but I like the aluminum metal look much better and have tried contacting several dealerships and Infiniti to see if they would switch it out for me. You would think they would want the sale and shouldn't be that hard to switch, but I am in the waiting game and will see what Acura TLX brings out and compare then, might go 3rd party to get metal interior to replace maple wood trim if I decide to get the tech..just hard to justify the extra $6k like when the others here say...its going to be standard and cheaper in 5 years or so. I can just get a car in 5 years or so with that tech, but then again as the law goes..new tech will be out of course.
 

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I really the want the tech, but I like the aluminum metal look much better and have tried contacting several dealerships and Infiniti to see if they would switch it out for me. You would think they would want the sale and shouldn't be that hard to switch, but I am in the waiting game and will see what Acura TLX brings out and compare then, might go 3rd party to get metal interior to replace maple wood trim if I decide to get the tech..just hard to justify the extra $6k like when the others here say...its going to be standard and cheaper in 5 years or so. I can just get a car in 5 years or so with that tech, but then again as the law goes..new tech will be out of course.
Hard to see the TLX as a comparison, it's front wheel drive.
 

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Deluxe Touring has everything I want except blind spot, but for me the tech package isn't worth the price just to get blind spot. I don't like using cruise control and lane departure would drive me crazy.
Technology has a lot more than just blind spot warning. This includes active lane departure and blind spot collision correction and steering assist.

  • Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights
  • High Beam Assist headlights (high/low automatic change)
  • Distance Control Assist (DCA)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Blind Spot Intervention® (BSI®) Systems
  • Backup Collision Intervention (BCI)
  • Front seat Pre-Crash Seat Belts
  • Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range)
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW)
  • Forward Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) with Active Lane Control
  • Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation, Plasmacluster® air purifier and Grape Polyphenol Filter
  • Eco pedal

This explains the Eco pedal: http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/TECHNOLOGY/OVERVIEW/eco_pedal.html
 

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Technology has a lot more than just blind spot warning. This includes active lane departure and blind spot collision correction and steering assist.

  • Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights
  • High Beam Assist headlights (high/low automatic change)
  • Distance Control Assist (DCA)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Blind Spot Intervention® (BSI®) Systems
  • Backup Collision Intervention (BCI)
  • Front seat Pre-Crash Seat Belts
  • Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range)
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW)
  • Forward Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) with Active Lane Control
  • Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation, Plasmacluster® air purifier and Grape Polyphenol Filter
  • Eco pedal

This explains the Eco pedal: ECO Pedal | NISSAN | TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
You didn't read what I wrote, I said the only thing in the tech package that I wanted was the Blind Spot. I knew about the other stuff, I said that I didn't think it was worth it.
 
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