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Driving back from school in NYC and saw a Q50a.. Im guessing that was one of the earlier released cars. It was a graphite shadow and the rear diffuser was black. Shoulda taken a pic :(
I need to plasti dip my white Q50 rear diffuser
 

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The Q50a is the base model Q50. No premium package and possibly no moonroof unless it has the moonroof package on it.
 
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Driving back from school in NYC and saw a Q50a.. Im guessing that was one of the earlier released cars. It was a graphite shadow and the rear diffuser was black. Shoulda taken a pic :(
I need to plasti dip my white Q50 rear diffuser
painting the diffuser black is one of the best ways to make the Q50 look so much better. im surprised i haven't seen more people mention this
 

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Had to resurrect this one. My dealer gives out Q50a's for loaners. It does have a sunroof. It's a base model Q50. I personally don't like it. Coming from my Q50, it's astonishing just how many little touches there are in the higher end versions. The Q50a feels very plain, and I wouldn't find it worth the price of admission compared to other cars in it's price range.
 

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I don't understand why Infiniti is putting this lower case 'a' on the back of base models. What does the 'a' even stand for? There's no mention of it on the website and as far as I know Infiniti has never had a history of advertising the fact that a car is a base model on the back before. It just seems out of place and inconsistent to me.
 

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I don't understand why Infiniti is putting this lower case 'a' on the back of base models. What does the 'a' even stand for? There's no mention of it on the website and as far as I know Infiniti has never had a history of advertising the fact that a car is a base model on the back before. It just seems out of place and inconsistent to me.
My dealer parts guys call Q50a (awful Q50):D!
 

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Lol. Yea, I had a loaner that was a Q50. I think it might have had premium sound, I can't remember, but it was pretty different from mine. I guess that's what $20,000 in options does. That being said, we're clearly spoiled when a "base" luxury car doesn't meet our fancy. I think it would be nice if they stylized that clock, especially if they kept to their tradition of the oval shape, bu the clock definitely needs some more attractive graphics. Maybe that is something they can fix down the road with an update.
 

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I think the same thing when I see a BMW 3 with just plain jane halogen headlights. This isn't 1995. Even Mazda 3s have had HID for a while. I don't think halogen should be on any luxury car anymore, but I notice BMW sells very stripped down 3s that lack power seats, ect. just so people who really should be driving something more like a Toyota or Mazda can have that blue and white propeller on the hood. I can't say I blame them, it's part of how they can sell so many 3s.
 

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I don't understand why Infiniti is putting this lower case 'a' on the back of base models. What does the 'a' even stand for? There's no mention of it on the website and as far as I know Infiniti has never had a history of advertising the fact that a car is a base model on the back before. It just seems out of place and inconsistent to me.
I had no idea. Maybe they didn't have any Q50a models at my dealer.
Google search and there it is. :eek:

If I was going to heavily mod a Q50 though.. I might go with the A.
If your going to swap the rims and suspension anyway.
It probably doesn't matter what model you have.
I would miss the Bose stereo though.


 

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I thought someone had mentioned that Infiniti wasn't going to be using the "a" on base models anymore. And the dealerships were told to have the "a" removed on any they had on their lots. The first Q50 bases produced had the "a", but then they were not going to have them with the newer models. Hmmmm :eek:
 

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I thought someone had mentioned that Infiniti wasn't going to be using the "a" on base models anymore. And the dealerships were told to have the "a" removed on any they had on their lots. The first Q50 bases produced had the "a", but then they were not going to have them with the newer models. Hmmmm :eek:
Maybe why I haven't seen any. :)
 

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I thought someone had mentioned that Infiniti wasn't going to be using the "a" on base models anymore. And the dealerships were told to have the "a" removed on any they had on their lots. The first Q50 bases produced had the "a", but then they were not going to have them with the newer models. Hmmmm :eek:
If I had to guess, I'm the lower case 'a' being added could have been a mistake, maybe one department not communicating to another, especially if you're right about them not using it anymore and instructing dealers to remove them from cars that got them. I just don't see people wanting it advertised on their trunks. Weird miscommunications can happen in any business.
 

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I had no idea. Maybe they didn't have any Q50a models at my dealer.
Google search and there it is. :eek:

If I was going to heavily mod a Q50 though.. I might go with the A.
If your going to swap the rims and suspension anyway.
It probably doesn't matter what model you have.
I would miss the Bose stereo though.


Good point. They could do something with the stereo too. My sales rep has the Bose, but still went ahead and added amplifiers on top of that, I believe.
 

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That being said, we're clearly spoiled when a "base" luxury car doesn't meet our fancy.
I have a Q50a loaner sitting outside right now. I don't consider it, in any way, a luxury car, even a "base" one. It's more of a performance sedan. Other than the better suspension and higher speed, it doesn't do much more for me than my wifes Hyundai Accent.

For the price of a base Q50, I'd 100% go for a loaded Optima and still save a few thousand.
 

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I have a Q50a loaner sitting outside right now. I don't consider it, in any way, a luxury car, even a "base" one. It's more of a performance sedan. Other than the better suspension and higher speed, it doesn't do much more for me than my wifes Hyundai Accent.

For the price of a base Q50, I'd 100% go for a loaded Optima and still save a few thousand.

Agreed. The difference is appalling.


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I have a Q50a loaner sitting outside right now. I don't consider it, in any way, a luxury car, even a "base" one. It's more of a performance sedan. Other than the better suspension and higher speed, it doesn't do much more for me than my wifes Hyundai Accent.

For the price of a base Q50, I'd 100% go for a loaded Optima and still save a few thousand.
Ok, sport sedan is better word. I was using the word luxury more as in just a RWD premium brand vehicle versus a FWD mainstream vehicle.
 
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