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You're deciding between sports or touring. The deluxe tech is all the magical lane departure and cruise control stuff.

You should ask yourself what type of driving you do the most. Take long trips or have a long commute filled with traffic? Tech is probably the way to go.

Appearance is kinda secondary. I like the sports and standard equally well.
 

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I'm not sure I follow this...

I think we need a little bit more information/clarification.

The Q50S you're thinking of---would that be fully loaded?

The Deluxe Technology package is exclusive only to the Q50 Hybrid. It pretty much gives you everything and is definitely the more expensive option.
 

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Sorry my post was confusing. This will mostly be a commuter car, but I want to have fun in it. I cannot afford the Tech package at all. i meant to say Touring package in my earlier post. Anyway, I noticed, from a cost perspective, that the Q50S cost around the same as the Q50 Premium with the Deluxe Touring package. So I wondered what would be better, a bare bones Q50S with spare and navigation, or the Q50 Premium, with spare, navi and Deluxe Touring. Thanks for any tips or advice.
 

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Well, let's compare them.

The Sports package ships with sport seats (more adjustable, more bolstering and extensible thigh support), sports suspension, 19" wheels, bigger brakes, and the cool front bumper.

Non-sports ships with 17" wheels (upgrade to 19's for $1k), standard brakes and suspension.

For me, I'm big on the bang-for-buck factor, so a non-sports premium with upgrades compares favorably to the sports package. Sport, while having a higher initial cost, also has higher long-term costs associated with the 19" run flats. Under a 3 year lease you will be replacing the tires at least once, and they must be run flats.

If money were no object, it would be a fully loaded, RWD hybrid sports model for me without a second thought. In your case I think a deluxe touring premium model (like mine) is a good fit. Deluxe touring brings some niceties into the mix like the awesome around view camera system, rain-sensing wipers, power tilt and telescope steering wheel, etc.. If you have more than one driver, each driver gets their own set of settings programmed into the key so seat posture, etc. is remembered per person. Without the deluxe touring package, the steering wheel doesn't move out of the way when you get in or out. Being a gigantic driver, my seat is always as far back as possible but the steering wheel will beat on my knees over time, so I need the power steering adjustment. Deluxe touring also gives you adjustable steering. I'm not sure if Sports includes this or not (although I have a feeling it does).

Plus, the maple is just such a nice look. Some people don't like wood, as 15 years of plastic with wood printed on it has left people with a bad impression, but this (as always with Infiniti) is a real wood laminate and has some beautiful depth and character. No two will match due to grain variation. My '04 sedan has the rare birch-like veneer on the doors and shifter, and people always are surprised and compliment it when they see it. Nothing says "luxury" like real wood to me. Aluminum is pretty also but can be found in lots of cheaper models. Wood requires craftsmanship by hand, which gives it a personal touch as well. Any robot can stamp out aluminum panels but wood has to be handled and fitted.

I wish they would have thrown in the adaptive headlights into deluxe touring but they shuffled it into tech for some reason. That's the only thing missing outside of ventilated seats which no models have (yet). We know they're possible since the G37 convertible has offered them for a few years, but they're holding them back. Maybe they don't want to poach already sagging M37 sales.
 

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Well, let's compare them.

The Sports package ships with sport seats (more adjustable, more bolstering and extensible thigh support), sports suspension, 19" wheels, bigger brakes, and the cool front bumper.

Non-sports ships with 17" wheels (upgrade to 19's for $1k), standard brakes and suspension.

For me, I'm big on the bang-for-buck factor, so a non-sports premium with upgrades compares favorably to the sports package. Sport, while having a higher initial cost, also has higher long-term costs associated with the 19" run flats. Under a 3 year lease you will be replacing the tires at least once, and they must be run flats.

If money were no object, it would be a fully loaded, RWD hybrid sports model for me without a second thought. In your case I think a deluxe touring premium model (like mine) is a good fit. Deluxe touring brings some niceties into the mix like the awesome around view camera system, rain-sensing wipers, power tilt and telescope steering wheel, etc.. If you have more than one driver, each driver gets their own set of settings programmed into the key so seat posture, etc. is remembered per person. Without the deluxe touring package, the steering wheel doesn't move out of the way when you get in or out. Being a gigantic driver, my seat is always as far back as possible but the steering wheel will beat on my knees over time, so I need the power steering adjustment. Deluxe touring also gives you adjustable steering. I'm not sure if Sports includes this or not (although I have a feeling it does).

Plus, the maple is just such a nice look. Some people don't like wood, as 15 years of plastic with wood printed on it has left people with a bad impression, but this (as always with Infiniti) is a real wood laminate and has some beautiful depth and character. No two will match due to grain variation. My '04 sedan has the rare birch-like veneer on the doors and shifter, and people always are surprised and compliment it when they see it. Nothing says "luxury" like real wood to me. Aluminum is pretty also but can be found in lots of cheaper models. Wood requires craftsmanship by hand, which gives it a personal touch as well. Any robot can stamp out aluminum panels but wood has to be handled and fitted.

I wish they would have thrown in the adaptive headlights into deluxe touring but they shuffled it into tech for some reason. That's the only thing missing outside of ventilated seats which no models have (yet). We know they're possible since the G37 convertible has offered them for a few years, but they're holding them back. Maybe they don't want to poach already sagging M37 sales.
I have to agree with afrosheen on this one. I would end up picking the non sport with the touring instead of the sport. I don't like the look of the aluminum trim in the Q50, for me, its too much aluminum. The wood gives a nice luxury feel. The added luxury items such as the telescopic wheel and around view monitors are also feature you will use everyday and enjoy more if you had to choose between sport and non sport.
 

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Thank you both for your opinion. I really do appreciate it. I am leaning towards Premium, but really like the sound of the sport. Do you believe that more fancy goodies = more problems later on? I do not plan to lease, and plan to have this car for as long as possible. I am a little worried about the additional tech in the touring package failing in its later years. Is that a problem with Infiniti cars?
 

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I am a little worried about the additional tech in the touring package failing in its later years. Is that a problem with Infiniti cars?
I bought a new M loaded in 2006. At the time, it was almost advanced as the Q is now - voice recognition, laser adaptive cruise, bluetooth phone, etc. I have had to had two things on my M repaired; a wheel bearing, and had the laser cruise re-aligned. Just my experience... Because of my concern years ago, I bought an extended warranty, and while it gave peace of mind, it gave no monetary value.

Today, I worry again. Drive by wire is a new and complex system. Otherwise, the "digital/software" stuff is not much of a concern. There will be bugs, but not so much mechanical issues. Complexity of the hybrid is also a mechanical concern. Without Hybrid, Drive by Wire, and maybe AWD, I wouldn't consider a warranty.

What to do...
 

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Depends on your time horizon.

Since I am buying and plan to keep for a long time, I am getting extended 8 yr/120k mile warranty.
I'll keep 6+ years, so tend to agree...

I assume genuine Infiniti? Is there a dealer that's known for selling these cheap? I've always found with various car makers there are dealers that do low/cost volume warranty sales.

Where you buying from? Price on what model?
 
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