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Hi everybody: This is my 1st on here. I am just finishing up a 39 month lease on my G37x. Prior to that I did a 39 month lease on a G35x. So for the last 78 months, I have been driving and absolutely loving my Infiniti G Series. With one month left on my G37, I have looked at other cars and have decided to go with the Q50.

I test drove it a couple times, but until you really own it and drive it for an extended period of time, you can't really get to "know" it. What I love about the G37x is that I feel that I am part of the road when I drive it. The acceleration and handling is unmatched to any car that I have owned before.

The one common theme that I keep hearing is the steering is different, the run flats, flat out suck, and of course the freeze up of the electronics. The one thing that surprises me is also some saying the ride is loud.

Part of me wants to get another G37x, but after 6 1/2 years of the same care, I would like something a little different. For those who gone from owning the G37 to owning the Q50, can you discuss how the car compares in terms of the drive and the noise.

I also can't help but wonder how much better the reviews might be if they had different tires (the handling, noise, etc....). My test drive, even with the run flats was a positive experience. To me it felt like a an upscale G37, but short test drives don't always tell the whole story. Thanks for any input you can offer before I make a final decision.
 

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In the last three years I went from a new G37s sedan to a new M37s to the Q50s.

I feel is the most refined, quiet and technologically advanced out of all of them. I also feel it has the best built quality and feel out of the three, outside of the intouch gremlins
 

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I came from an M to. G35x then a G37xs and I love the drive in the Q. I had a loaner for a few days - fairly basic model, but when I pushed it I felt the power and control with the handling. Feels a bit bigger than the G but not disappointingly so.

Make sure to drive the exact configuration you want and put it through its paces. I think you'll be surprised at how familiar it feels under power. Regular daily driving is much more pleasurable in the Q though. Great balance in my mind.
 

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Based on what you're saying I'd go with a non DAS (direct adaptive steering) model. As far as the run flats go, either ask dealer to switch them as others have done or just swap them yourself and sell the RFT's privately. The inTouch issues should be ironed out soon, I wouldnt let that stop you from buying the car.

The Q50 is a real pleasure to drive, something you truly appreciate shortly after closing the deal and driving off the lot ;)
 

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Thanks for the quick replies. Hope to hear more. I did test drive the exact configuration I am looking at. It did have the familiar infiniti feeling. I can understand the frustration regarding the intouch system, but I am having trouble understanding the negative reviews by some regarding the noise and the performance. Maybe if you are a race car driver or like to hug turns at 80 MPH, but for a driver who loves acceleration and a nice ride, I think it will be a nice fit. I trust prior G owners because they are used to a great ride. If the Q is everything the G was, but quieter, smoother and more refined, I think it should be perfect for me.
 

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Based on what you're saying I'd go with a non DAS (direct adaptive steering) model. As far as the run flats go, either ask dealer to switch them as others have done or just swap them yourself and sell the RFT's privately. The inTouch issues should be ironed out soon, I wouldnt let that stop you from buying the car.

The Q50 is a real pleasure to drive, something you truly appreciate shortly after closing the deal and driving off the lot ;)
Thanks for the advice. The problem is I like the other features in the Deluxe Touring package and that comes with DAS. I like your idea about the tires.
 

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Scott, I really think that it would be wise for you to at least check out the Q50 and drive it for yourself. It is definitely a nice car and I don't regret my purchase of of yet and as I have said before it's fun to drive. I don't have a probably with the DAS and actually like the way that it feels in Heavy/Quick setting. Even though there are a lot of complaints about the run-flats, this is my first experience with run-flats and will give them a chance and still feel that I have a smoother ride and drive quality than my 04 G35.

So once again my best advice would be for you to try it for yourself DAS and non DAS and decide for yourself on what you really like about the car.
 
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I traded in a 2010 Lexus IS 350 for the Q50 Premium with every whistle and bell and couldn't be happier. Get the sport rims / Spare tire package and try to talk you're dealer into "exchanging" the run flats out. Mine didn't BUT a simple trip to Sams Club and a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's and this car is awesome.
Oh.. I really Like the DAS
 
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The DAS is fine. Since you like the heavy steering of the G37, just set the DAS on the Q50 to "Personal mode" with heavy and quick setting. Also, set it to Sport mode and turn off Active Trace Control. Replace the RFT to Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 for better handling, grip and stability at high speed. For more fun, put it in manual shift mode. Once you done all that, the G37 will be a distance memory :).
Go test drive some more if I were you. Ask the dealer if you can test drive it yourself so you can drive it more aggressively. Remember to set it to Personal mode when you are driving because it always default back to Standard mode every time you turn on the car. Standard mode does not show the true potential of the Q50. It's more for gas saving than performance driving.
How about the Q50S hybrid, have you ever consider that?

The problem is I like the other features in the Deluxe Touring package and that comes with DAS. I like your idea about the tires.
 

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Hi Scott,

I traded in my G37 coupe this past Saturday. I've got the deluxe touring package (DAS) and run flats. The steering was a bit weird at first, but I adjusted it and now I really like it. I haven't noticed any issues so far with the run flats. Maybe I don't know what I am missing, but figure I will just run them down and replace them with regular tires later. Nothing I can't live with.

The InTouch system is awesome, and I haven't noticed any issues in the short time I've had the car, but I have been playing with it quite a bit and putting it through its paces. Infiniti is still polishing this system, and I was told by my dealer that yet another update came out today.

I loved my G37. I wanted a sedan, and also an automatic. Driving the Q50 has been an awesome experience so far. I think you will be happy with it.
 

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The DAS is fine. Since you like the heavy steering of the G37, just set the DAS on the Q50 to "Personal mode" with heavy and quick setting. Also, set it to Sport mode and turn off Active Trace Control. Replace the RFT to Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 for better handling, grip and stability at high speed. For more fun, put it in manual shift mode. Once you done all that, the G37 will be a distance memory :).
Go test drive some more if I were you. Ask the dealer if you can test drive it yourself so you can drive it more aggressively. Remember to set it to Personal mode when you are driving because it always default back to Standard mode every time you turn on the car. Standard mode does not show the true potential of the Q50. It's more for gas saving than performance driving.
How about the Q50S hybrid, have you ever consider that?
Thanks for the advice. I did not try the Q50S. I remember trying the G37S and the bolsters on the seats were too firm for me. I assumed the Q was the same. I will definitely try those settings. Very cool.
 

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Hi Scott,

I traded in my G37 coupe this past Saturday. I've got the deluxe touring package (DAS) and run flats. The steering was a bit weird at first, but I adjusted it and now I really like it. I haven't noticed any issues so far with the run flats. Maybe I don't know what I am missing, but figure I will just run them down and replace them with regular tires later. Nothing I can't live with.

The InTouch system is awesome, and I haven't noticed any issues in the short time I've had the car, but I have been playing with it quite a bit and putting it through its paces. Infiniti is still polishing this system, and I was told by my dealer that yet another update came out today.

I loved my G37. I wanted a sedan, and also an automatic. Driving the Q50 has been an awesome experience so far. I think you will be happy with it.
Thanks so much for the input. If you love it after driving the G37, that speaks volumes. I am getting mine very soon!
 
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