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Hi Q50 Forum Members. I am enjoying very much this forum and find very informaive and fun!!. The more I look at the Q50 info here and elsewhere, the more reasons I am finding to serioulsy considering buying it. I would be very interested to hear from G37 owners about their engine and transmition realibility, since these apparently are being used at the Q50, conversley, I would like to hear form the M Hybrid owners on the their Hybrid experience so far (again regarding its reliability). I have been driving beamers for the past 20 yrs, and as far as the driving experience is concerned, for me it is really great experience, but.....I find their Nav and overall interface to be lagging behind the times and becoming outdated, I played with the INtouch simulator that someone posted, and it is a significant improvement over BMW's interface (assuming that they can get the bugs out and get to work fast and realiably). Well, sorry for the long post, but I felt that I had to put my question in proper context for your help.
Message to Inifity Chick: I don't mind at all if you can send me a two page response on your current experience with your G37, your writing skills are second to none!!!, anjoyed your report very much (and I knew you were going to choose exterior White, that seem to be a color that is not too compromising).;)
p.s. I am writting this from overseas and looking very much forward to driving this car next week when I return home. I hope I don't get disapointed (last time I drove my daughter's Corolla, it felt like driving a go-cart, no disrespect to the Corollal owners, but, when you get used to a heavy car, that is the sensation you get in a lighter car:p)
Esteban Dido
 

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I have a 2004 sedan and it has been bulletproof. It has the older VQ35 which I believe is used on the Hybrid. The only 2 issues it had was a wonky throttle body, replaced free under warranty, and the stupid design of the spark plug seals molded into the valve cover. Around 80k miles the seals go bad and a few drops of oil can get into the spark plug heads. This requires replacing both valve covers at about 500USD each plus labor. There's no functional problem with it, it can stay that way for years without causing trouble, and I hope they changed the design in the past 9 years.
 

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AFAIK, the only engines that had problems were the first revup VQ35's they put in the coupes. Alot of them had oil consumption problems and were repaired or replaced under warranty. The drivetrain is so ubiquitous across the Nissan and Infiniti lineup if there were reliability issues you would have heard about it by now. :)
 

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First off Esteban, I feel I need to tell you..... I read your entire post (in my head) with an accent. I don't do accents terribly well, but yours sounded awesome! I went with a Columbian / Cuban mix. I love accents.

Anyway - I'm sure you didn't post looking for that sort of feedback.
I have had 3 G Sedans: 2003 / 2008 / 2010.

I never had an issue except for the '03:
After a few months, a belt wore irregularly and shredded.
I think it was an accessory drive belt, and the pulley was not shimmed properly.
I lived over 200 miles from the nearest dealership.
Infiniti’s Roadside Assistance paid to tow me to the dealership, and then they gave me a loaner to tool around town.
I was back at home within the same day. It ultimately ended up being a recall for the repair.

Besides that…. I have only gone to the dealer because I wanted to.
I just changed the oil on the regular, and drove the sh!t out of them.
I will say that I leased them all, so I can’t speak for anything over 39 months.

I don’t think you can go wrong here. The 7 speed trans and VQ are tried and true.
Probably the only other car in this class that you can feel equally (maybe more) confident is the Lexus. Great reputation.

Good luck, and enjoy the ride! (Literally and figuratively)
 

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First off Esteban, I feel I need to tell you..... I read your entire post (in my head) with an accent. I don't do accents terribly well, but yours sounded awesome! I went with a Columbian / Cuban mix. I love accents.

Anyway - I'm sure you didn't post looking for that sort of feedback.
I have had 3 G Sedans: 2003 / 2008 / 2010.

I never had an issue except for the '03:
After a few months, a belt wore irregularly and shredded.
I think it was an accessory drive belt, and the pulley was not shimmed properly.
I lived over 200 miles from the nearest dealership.
Infiniti’s Roadside Assistance paid to tow me to the dealership, and then they gave me a loaner to tool around town.
I was back at home within the same day. It ultimately ended up being a recall for the repair.

Besides that…. I have only gone to the dealer because I wanted to.
I just changed the oil on the regular, and drove the sh!t out of them.
I will say that I leased them all, so I can’t speak for anything over 39 months.

I don’t think you can go wrong here. The 7 speed trans and VQ are tried and true.
Probably the only other car in this class that you can feel equally (maybe more) confident is the Lexus. Great reputation.

Good luck, and enjoy the ride! (Literally and figuratively)
Yes Sr. Your feedback really helps a lot. I am not planning in leasing but buying it, thus my interest in knowing Infinity's track record long term. It is also reasuring to know that the dealership came through when you needed them, I suspect this varies from dealer to dealer , I will have to see if the one that is close to my home is that good. I have many Colombian friends and they are party animals. I am originally from South America and had to travel all over the world because of my Job, in fact, this note is coming to you right now from Africa (no INifinity dealerships here in the middle of the jungle!!)
Saludos. Esteban
 

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The Infiniti warranty is what covers you so well. If the car breaks down on the side of the road they send a tow truck, bring it to the closest dealer and give you a loaner. If you get stuck overnight they pay for your hotel room and expenses. It's really a great warranty package.
 
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