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Hi all, been looking at the Q50 and was curious how people liked them, any issues, neat things you discovered etc. I've never owned an Infiniti before so it would be a completely different experience for me coming over from an American brand.

I was also curious on people's thoughts on the following:

Dealer was willing to give me $1,000 if I put in $2,000 for a residual of $27k for $408 a month for 36 month 10k a year. Didn't seem like the best deal to me quite frankly but just throwing it out there.
 

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Tough to give you a feel on the deal you note above without knowing the model, options, etc. Best bet is to scour the pricing/incentives/lease deal thread and I'm sure you'll find a car optioned like what you're looking at to get a feel for whether your getting a good deal. Or, post up more specifics and someone might chime in. For a reference point, I have a 24 month/12k per year lease on a Q50S AWD with nav/spare tire with 9MSDs, $2,000 allowance (coming from an Audi) and $0 due at signing and my payment is $509 / month.

I've owned my Q50S AWD for a bit over a month now...I've enjoyed the car so far. There are some minor annoyances I've had with the car, the most prevalent of which relates to the lower touch screen/audio/climate controls. I've had a few instances where the volume knob won't work - everything else is good, but I can't turn volume up or down with the knob or the steering wheel control. Have also had issues where the touch screen won't work so I can't change stations or turn on the heated steering wheel/switch to dual climate control, etc. This is likely all software related and if I shut down the car and restart it, all is good. As far as day to day driving, I wish the car had a little less lean in the corners, but depending on what American car you're coming from, my guess is you'll be happy with the ride/handling (I'm coming from a car where I had dialed in the handling with sport sway bars and was running summer tires). People seem to either be "OK" or they hate the dunlop run flat tires...something to think about if they are on your car. I'm OK with mine...

Things I wish the car had - power folding mirrors and rear heated seats. As for gas mileage, I have the non hybrid model and am averaging around 17mpg, which is mostly city/stop and go interstate driving. But I drive my cars with my foot in the gas, so you might see better.
 

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Tough to give you a feel on the deal you note above without knowing the model, options, etc. Best bet is to scour the pricing/incentives/lease deal thread and I'm sure you'll find a car optioned like what you're looking at to get a feel for whether your getting a good deal. Or, post up more specifics and someone might chime in. For a reference point, I have a 24 month/12k per year lease on a Q50S AWD with nav/spare tire with 9MSDs, $2,000 allowance (coming from an Audi) and $0 due at signing and my payment is $509 / month.

I've owned my Q50S AWD for a bit over a month now...I've enjoyed the car so far. There are some minor annoyances I've had with the car, the most prevalent of which relates to the lower touch screen/audio/climate controls. I've had a few instances where the volume knob won't work - everything else is good, but I can't turn volume up or down with the knob or the steering wheel control. Have also had issues where the touch screen won't work so I can't change stations or turn on the heated steering wheel/switch to dual climate control, etc. This is likely all software related and if I shut down the car and restart it, all is good. As far as day to day driving, I wish the car had a little less lean in the corners, but depending on what American car you're coming from, my guess is you'll be happy with the ride/handling (I'm coming from a car where I had dialed in the handling with sport sway bars and was running summer tires). People seem to either be "OK" or they hate the dunlop run flat tires...something to think about if they are on your car. I'm OK with mine...

Things I wish the car had - power folding mirrors and rear heated seats. As for gas mileage, I have the non hybrid model and am averaging around 17mpg, which is mostly city/stop and go interstate driving. But I drive my cars with my foot in the gas, so you might see better.
I keep forgetting the options. It would be just with the Nav package, nothing else. So Q50 Premium, AWD- Nav

I'm coming from a Charger R/T.. I need a big boy car the wife said. Sigh. I'm also getting like... 12-14mpg... so 17 would be nice lol.
 

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Nice.

Out of curiosity, did you test drive any other cars in the luxury performance segment?
I drove the IS350 F sport, GS F Sport, TL-SH, Volvo S60 R and some others. Of them all I personally GS but it is way out of my spending range when I load it out.

I may have to hold off currently as the dealership I was working with made up a garbage number on the trade. If I hold off new TLX will be out with the second year of the Q50 so it should be interesting.
 
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