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Went to the dealership yesterday near my house and they have 4 q50s on the lot but not in the showroom. We asked if we could test drive one and they said no that they were told by infiniti not to drive them as something is wrong with them. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
 

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They arent allowed to let people test drive the car yet! Its basically to their discretion to let their customers test drive the Q50! I guess other dealers have been letting their customers test drive since it meant either getting a sale for them or not!
 

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The left rear wheel keeps falling off during test drives so they have to send lug nuts from the factory to make sure it doesn't happen anymore. . . .just kidding :D

If you do a search you'll find plenty of info on this subject.

Welcome to the boards!

(Oh, and none of the wheels were falling off . . . Just in case I didn't make that clear ;) )
 
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Infiniti has a software update that needs to be done before they want people to drive them. No one knows what the software update is and there is a lot of speculation but if someone tells you what the update consists of then they are just guessing. With all the new technology in this car , they want to make sure it is right and this is a safety / insurance issue. If the dealer lets you drive the car with deluxe touring package and the steering locks up or steers you into a tree then Infiniti and or the dealer has a big lawsuit on there hands. Is it really worth it to drive the car a week or two early. I read a thread here that someone went on a test drive and they had the main technician and sales associate in the backseat. why do you think they had a lead tech in the backseat, have you ever test drove a car where a technician had to be in the back seat? I for one would like to make sure the car is 100% ready to go with the newest software before having a customer of mine test drive the car.. This car will be worth the wait and 8/5 comes along then everyone can drive the car safely..
 

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August 5th isn't coming fast enough.
 
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Infiniti has a software update that needs to be done before they want people to drive them. No one knows what the software update is and there is a lot of speculation but if someone tells you what the update consists of then they are just guessing. With all the new technology in this car , they want to make sure it is right and this is a safety / insurance issue. If the dealer lets you drive the car with deluxe touring package and the steering locks up or steers you into a tree then Infiniti and or the dealer has a big lawsuit on there hands. Is it really worth it to drive the car a week or two early. I read a thread here that someone went on a test drive and they had the main technician and sales associate in the backseat. why do you think they had a lead tech in the backseat, have you ever test drove a car where a technician had to be in the back seat? I for one would like to make sure the car is 100% ready to go with the newest software before having a customer of mine test drive the car.. This car will be worth the wait and 8/5 comes along then everyone can drive the car safely..
Please stop spreading false information about cars driving themselves into trees. We already do know what the update is for and I explained it in my thread. This information came from a vp at Infiniti
 

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Please stop spreading false information about cars driving themselves into trees. We already do know what the update is for and I explained it in my thread. This information came from a vp at Infiniti
I am not saying this will happen but infiniti wants the software to be complete before anyone drives the car. Dealers should not be letting people drive the cars before 8/5.

I am sure that the update is not completely what you explained, if it was then why does infiniti cooperate not want Anyone driving the cars before 8/5. (Even employees). I would not listen to what your sales person told you because I know half of you guys probably know more about the car then 70% of the people that sell them. If I do not know what I am talking about then how did I know that Infiniti was going to keep selling the g37 for the next few years back in March? I know a lot about the car and I know the car is not going to steer anyone into a tree , all that I am saying is that you should not be driving a car the Infiniti corp does not want anyone driving before the software update comes along. With any new technology they need to test it and make sure it is ready before it goes on sale. This car will be one of the safest cars out there and one of the greatest cars out there but please just wait until the car is ready to sell..

Infiniti did not even want dealers to PDI them until about a week ago. infiniti also wanted the cars to be personally inspected by someone from corp before delivering any car. Do you think if the update was "so the car updates when you are not driving it" would consist of infiniti reps comming down to the dealers to make sure the car is ready for sale.

The car will be the most advanced cars out there and Infiniti wants to make sure the car launch is very successfull. Look what happen with the cue system the ATS is a great car but the CUE is horrible because it was rushed and now they are having problems with it. All I am saying is the they want the car to be ready and safe before anyone drives it..
 

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I feel that if the software update was of such potential threat, Infiniti wouldn't have delivered cars to dealerships and would have stopped production. That's just my opinion though.

I trust that the information Aggie provided in the previous thread about the update is correct because I heard the same thing from a reputable source at Infiniti.
 

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I am not saying this will happen but infiniti wants the software to be complete before anyone drives the car. Dealers should not be letting people drive the cars before 8/5.

I am sure that the update is not completely what you explained, if it was then why does infiniti cooperate not want Anyone driving the cars before 8/5.
Sorry I may have overreacted on your original comment...lol..just getting tired of people saying the car is broken...Infiniti reps were at my dealer and very well aware of the fact that people are test driving them.
 

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Infiniti has a software update that needs to be done before they want people to drive them. No one knows what the software update is and there is a lot of speculation but if someone tells you what the update consists of then they are just guessing. With all the new technology in this car , they want to make sure it is right and this is a safety / insurance issue. If the dealer lets you drive the car with deluxe touring package and the steering locks up or steers you into a tree then Infiniti and or the dealer has a big lawsuit on there hands. Is it really worth it to drive the car a week or two early. I read a thread here that someone went on a test drive and they had the main technician and sales associate in the backseat. why do you think they had a lead tech in the backseat, have you ever test drove a car where a technician had to be in the back seat? I for one would like to make sure the car is 100% ready to go with the newest software before having a customer of mine test drive the car.. This car will be worth the wait and 8/5 comes along then everyone can drive the car safely..

If you are referring to my post on an hour long test drive where my sales lady and software technician sat in the backseats while I test drove the car, then it was to answer any specific questions I may have on the tech in the car and help me check out the various functions . They also both stepped out of the car and let me And my wife go out and drive by ourselves, no restrictions or pressure. The sales lady even asked after I was done whether i was satisfied with the test drive and if I wanted to drive it some more. If there was a safety issue with the car, I would not be allowed to test drive a car for almost an hour without anyone from Infiniti in the car with me.
 

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If you are referring to my post on an hour long test drive where my sales lady and software technician sat in the backseats while I test drove the car, then it was to answer any specific questions I may have on the tech in the car and help me check out the various functions . They also both stepped out of the car and let me And my wife go out and drive by ourselves, no restrictions or pressure. The sales lady even asked after I was done whether i was satisfied with the test drive and if I wanted to drive it some more. If there was a safety issue with the car, I would not be allowed to test drive a car for almost an hour without anyone from Infiniti in the car with me.
Lucky! I wish I was able to test drive my car for a longer time! Maybe push it more on the freeway and try driving it in some areas with rougher and windy roads!

August 5 couldn't get here any sooner! :mad::p
 

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Went to the dealership yesterday near my house and they have 4 q50s on the lot but not in the showroom. We asked if we could test drive one and they said no that they were told by infiniti not to drive them as something is wrong with them. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
Sorry I may have overreacted on your original comment...lol..just getting tired of people saying the car is broken...Infiniti reps were at my dealer and very well aware of the fact that people are test driving them.
this kind of negative threads are started by newbies and they disappear- did you notice that?:confused:
 

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Sorry I may have overreacted on your original comment...lol..just getting tired of people saying the car is broken...Infiniti reps were at my dealer and very well aware of the fact that people are test driving them.
No problem and you have to remember that this car will be my livelihood. I have been with them for over 5 years and they make the greatest cars on earth and I really believe that. All I have to say is that you have to take what infiniti reps say with a grain of salt. We where told one thing that proved to be completely untrue more the a few times. They reps are just fed information and they just pass that information on to us then it gets passed to you. Just like that phone game you played when you where a kid. By the time the information gets to you it has changed 3x. What we are told by infiniti is that WE Can not drive them or sell them until 8/5. They want the update to be complete before we drive them.. Maybe it varies from region to region because I personally went to another 2 dealers near me and asked if I can take them for a ride since I saw people on here where driving them and both dealers told me that I can not drive the car until 8/5. So I know for a fact that dealers in my area can not drive them until 8/5..
 

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Maybe it varies from region to region because I personally went to another 2 dealers near me and asked if I can take them for a ride since I saw people on here where driving them and both dealers told me that I can not drive the car until 8/5. So I know for a fact that dealers in my area can not drive them until 8/5..
It really does seem strange that there is so much variation between different dealers and regions. I could make guesses about it, but it would still be sheer speculation on my part. I am glad that August 5th is almost here so all of this confusion will end. :)
 

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It really does seem strange that there is so much variation between different dealers and regions. I could make guesses about it, but it would still be sheer speculation on my part. I am glad that August 5th is almost here so all of this confusion will end. :)
I think the real confusion will begin with dealers on August 5th when they finally have to compete for the educated customers (mostly from this forum);)
 

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Personally, I really don't care why they aren't selling or letting them be test driven yet. Having spending some time in the industry, I agree with both sides in that there's not going to be a 100% reliable answer into the exact details and specifics for why there's been an "embargo" on test driving in relation to any mechanical or system upgrades.

The way I see it---If Infiniti says we have to wait, then let's just wait. I'm sure whatever the issue is, they have control of it.
 

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Personally, I really don't care why they aren't selling or letting them be test driven yet. Having spending some time in the industry, I agree with both sides in that there's not going to be a 100% reliable answer into the exact details and specifics for why there's been an "embargo" on test driving in relation to any mechanical or system upgrades.

The way I see it---If Infiniti says we have to wait, then let's just wait. I'm sure whatever the issue is, they have control of it.
Except I don't think Infiniti has said we have to wait, and no one who has test driven the car has reported any mechanical issues.
 
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