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Enjoy! :D

 

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So, again....he is saying the car is awesome, but the tires suck? What if I'm not doing a slalom or figure 8 every day?
 

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This Edmund's review sucks. 'Full review'? Hardly. All of these reviews are still partial reviews - or at least that's what it seems to me.
 

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This Edmund's review sucks. 'Full review'? Hardly. All of these reviews are still partial reviews - or at least that's what it seems to me.
This is just them talking about the full review they published earlier this week.
 

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Once again, the tires put the Q50 down! Its good though that its the only thing they're ranting about!
 

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Once again, the tires put the Q50 down! Its good though that its the only thing they're ranting about!
And, in all honesty, his complaints on the tires are when he is driving it to its limit on a track. For everyday driving that 99% of us are going to be doing, these tires should be fine. We're not going to be fish tailing around corners.
 

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And, in all honesty, his complaints on the tires are when he is driving it to its limit on a track. For everyday driving that 99% of us are going to be doing, these tires should be fine. We're not going to be fish tailing around corners.
Agreed,

Again, I am not bothered as much since I plan to change my wheels and tires anyway! Plan to probably get some Toyo Proxes 4 along with some 19" wheels so its all good! :D
 

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InfinitGirl-hubby's Q50 review has been the best so far and a lot more detailed and from consumer point of view & not from a race driver's point of view.
 

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Its not only the grip problem, it is a safety, ride and ownership cost problem:

$500 to "fix" (=replace) a flat tire. Plus waiting for it to arrive.
$1500+ to change tires @20k miles (if you lucky).
Choppy ride and 15 feet longer stopping distance from 60mph, that could be the difference between almost and a serious accident.

And what kills me is that run flats cost more for Infiniti to purchase, so they
reduce their profit on every car.
 

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Its not only the grip problem, it is a safety, ride and ownership cost problem:

$500 to "fix" (=replace) a flat tire. Plus waiting for it to arrive.
$1500+ to change tires @20k miles (if you lucky).
Choppy ride and 15 feet longer stopping distance from 60mph, that could be the difference between almost and a serious accident.

And what kills me is that run flats cost more for Infiniti to purchase, so they
reduce their profit on every car.
How many times have you driven the Q50, just curious since you have such a strong knowledge of how choppy the ride is. Also, you don't think the cost of the run flats are accounted for in the pricing strategy?
 

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You are right, I need to drive it. I'm basing my ride prediction on my extensive
experience with BMW 3 series with and without run flats. Also, almost
all the reviewers mentioned the run flats as a deficiency.
Of course Infiniti factored tire price to their pricing, they decided to make less money and piss off some clients:D

There in nothing we can do about it now, lets agree to talk about this issue in say 18 months, we will see what you think after having first hand experience.
 

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You are right, I need to drive it. I'm basing my ride prediction on my extensive
experience with BMW 3 series with and without run flats. Also, almost
all the reviewers mentioned the run flats as a deficiency.
Of course Infiniti factored tire price to their pricing, they decided to make less money and piss off some clients:D

There in nothing we can do about it now, lets agree to talk about this issue in say 18 months, we will see what you think after having first hand experience.
I dont think they aren't making less money. The price of the q50 is driven by the cost of the product and the market. The price would have been less had they not used runflats
 
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