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So I had to take my car for routine maintenance yesterday, which also just happened to be the Q50 reveal event last night. When I dropped my car off, they were preparing for the event so I asked the service rep if they actually had the Q50 for the reveal (the gal that I RSVP'd with said it wasn't going to be there).

Not only were there two Q50s but the service rep pointed out the door and said, "There is one right there!" I turned to look with confusion because he had pointed in the direction from which I just came. The only visible car was a silver, what I thought was a G37. To my surprise, it was indeed the Q50. I would not have even realized that I had passed the Q50 had he not pointed it out. Prior to getting in the loaner, I walked over to the Q50 and took a couple of pictures, trying not to get caught since it was supposed to be "hidden" from customers.

I must say that the Liquid Platinum silver color was a bit bland and definitely did not grab my attention. It was not a very pretty color of silver, in my opinion. The sides of the car are nice and I like the lines but my most surprising and disappointing realization is the front. I realize it is a sports sedan but with the new sportier, wide and "boxier" bumper it just lost a little of the cool curves that I so love about my G37. I absolutely adore the shape of the FX and felt the front of the G37 was a tiny bit similar. The Q50 front end now looks more like a car you'd take on a track than a luxury sedan. The black leather had white stitching, which I assume is only for the sports version, but it was a nice touch if you are getting the sports for the look of a sport sedan.

At the reveal they showcased the sports hybrid in Graphite Shadow. This was a much nicer shade of silver and looked more luxury than the Platinum but still wasn't my cup of tea. For some reason they did not have the touch screen monitors even on during the reveal at the time I was there. Which is a shame because as a gadget girl, I was really hoping to test out the speed and ability since I've read other reviews on here that mentioned the lag time. The interior on this one was the wheat/maple wood combination. I really like that combo, the wood looked really sharp. Unfortunately it is not a combo available for the Ruby exterior.

Don't get me wrong, it is still an awesome car and I will be purchasing it, but I will miss the roundness of my G37's front end. It is a shame that they don't offer more colors. My current G37S is a very cool blue/teal color that gets TONS of compliments. I'd get that color again in a heart beat. Sadly, not an option for the Q50. I would not get any available color other than the Ruby Red or Black Obsidian because I don't think the other colors available will really show off the beauty of the lines.

All in all, I agree with a few that mentioned a bit of a let down at reveal after all the hype and videos/pictures online but I really do think the color played a part in my disappointment. I am sure I'll grow to love and appreciate the front end in time. I just thought the curves on the G37 were more stylish and sophisticated compared to the more sporty Q50.
 

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Infiniti Chick,

I'm with you on the color choices. Wish they allowed Ruby with Wheat and Wood.

Also wish they had a choice of an Imperial Blue with Wheat/Wood.

I'll wait until they do. Might have to wait a few years! Black looks great when clean/new but shows too many flaws and shows both salt (up North) and dirt more than other exterior colors. Hard to keep looking good.
 

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The square/sharp edges on the sport model is the primary reason I am getting the premium model. Looks much better to my eyes, and saves me some money.

As for exterior color, i very much like the Hagane Blue. i am going with Hagane Blue/Wheat combo. Check the Azure Blue picture thread for some pics, or just do a Google search for hagane blue q50. Don't bother with the official InfinitiUSA site pics - they are completely useless.
 

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You should have asked if the Q50 could be the loaner! :p

Kidding aside, just check out the non-sport model and maybe that will be your cup of tea! Also maybe Azure Silver/Hagane Blue could appeal to you + you can have the wheat interior with it! Lucky you had got to see the hybrid model! Thats the one i really wanted to see in person since I wanted to see the difference in trunk space over the 3.7L model!
 

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Infiniti Chick,

I'm with you on the color choices. Wish they allowed Ruby with Wheat and Wood.

Also wish they had a choice of an Imperial Blue with Wheat/Wood.

I'll wait until they do. Might have to wait a few years! Black looks great when clean/new but shows too many flaws and shows both salt (up North) and dirt more than other exterior colors. Hard to keep looking good.
Yes, I wanted the wheat/wood combo for the ruby red!!!! Ridiculous they don't offer it. My current G37 has the stone and I will not go back to that! Blue jeans mark up the leather on the seats. I've had to have them cleaned a few times and Infiniti actually replaced the leather once. They weren't bad enough to constitute that but I was complaining a lot because I had paid for the Xzilon for $700 which should have prevented the blue from rubbing off on the leather. I love the look of the light leather and has held up great otherwise...looks brand new. I also don't like the light floor carpet because the mats stain too easily and then just looks ugly and cleaning won't remove. UGH So I guess if I go with the Ruby Red, I'm stuck with the black leather. I've NEVER been a fan of black leather seating and well, living in the south the heat can become a factor, but I've been told the leather is even nicer than previous G37, so I may just have to go that route and hope I fall in love with the color combo: ruby Red with Black/Wood interior.
 

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You should have asked if the Q50 could be the loaner! :p

Kidding aside, just check out the non-sport model and maybe that will be your cup of tea! Also maybe Azure Silver/Hagane Blue could appeal to you + you can have the wheat interior with it! Lucky you had got to see the hybrid model! Thats the one i really wanted to see in person since I wanted to see the difference in trunk space over the 3.7L model!
Oh they didn't even have the trunks open! Sooo no trunks open and no touch screens on to test. Was kind of a joke.
 

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The square/sharp edges on the sport model is the primary reason I am getting the premium model. Looks much better to my eyes, and saves me some money.

As for exterior color, i very much like the Hagane Blue. i am going with Hagane Blue/Wheat combo. Check the Azure Blue picture thread for some pics, or just do a Google search for hagane blue q50. Don't bother with the official InfinitiUSA site pics - they are completely useless.
Thanks Gandhi! I will have to check out the other sites you suggested. It is just so hard to tell actual colors on a computer because resolution, etc...can vary so much. And I agree about the "easier on the eyes". I should upload the front end picture that I took last night. I just keep looking at it and thinking, "That just doesn't look luxury to me!"
 

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I should mention that Ruby Red is likely more my personality than other available colors. I have pink, blue and purple in my hair....so a wallflower I am not. ha :p
 
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Thanks Gandhi! I will have to check out the other sites you suggested. It is just so hard to tell actual colors on a computer because resolution, etc...can vary so much. And I agree about the "easier on the eyes". I should upload the front end picture that I took last night. I just keep looking at it and thinking, "That just doesn't look luxury to me!"
Please do upload ur pics! The more the merrier. :)
 

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InfinitiChick, I'm getting the Ruby/graphite combo. My current G is red with graphite, which I think looks good. However, I know what you mean about a red/wheat combo. My first Infiniti was the I30, which was a gorgeous Bordeaux Pearl/wheat combo. I wish they had that color again.


By the way, the stitching that you saw is in all models. I'm about to write up what I saw today at a training session.
 

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Thanks Gandhi for the videos!! You are right, the blue is really pretty. Much more bold than the Infiniti site displays. It may just be a good alternative to the red since it does offer the wheat interior. Ahhh decisions, decisions!!! ha

My Infiniti rep just called me and I told him I was closer to deciding on the specs of the car. NOW you've got me confused again!! ha THANKS for that!! haha
 

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InfinitiChick, I'm getting the Ruby/graphite combo. My current G is red with graphite, which I think looks good. However, I know what you mean about a red/wheat combo. My first Infiniti was the I30, which was a gorgeous Bordeaux Pearl/wheat combo. I wish they had that color again.


By the way, the stitching that you saw is in all models. I'm about to write up what I saw today at a training session.
Thanks for the head's up on the stitching! That may help me decide if I want granite black leather. The white stitching seems very sports model to me so if I go with the Premium, I am not sure I'd want the white stitching with the black...it was definitely a noticeable trait.

Do you know what stitching the wheat has??
 

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Sadly the dealership that I'm working with isn't expecting first shipments until first week in August. Ohhhh the pain in waiting when patience is not virtue. :p Unfortunately those on order for the dealership are not my configuration (just white and platinum) so he is going to have to see if there are any expected elsewhere that he can trade with.

I asked if I should wait to order mine until their shipment arrives in August and he said he'd prefer to do that when they have one with my confirmation (not color) on the premises so he can work up pricing for me. I then asked if that meant it could be even longer (months) before I would have my car available since they'd need to trade with another dealership. He said no and that he thought my car would be there around the same time but I'm not sure how that would be possible. But what do I know?!?!:eek:
 

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I am the opposite. After seeing the car in person at the auto show I am even more in love with the design. Color might have been a factor.
That doesn't surprise me. I think the "meaner" front end/bumper of the sports model will be very pleasing to more men in the 25-45 (give or take) age range. I think the premium model may be more pleasing to women as well as men in their say 55+.

I do like the red with the sports front end on the video but seeing it in person (in platinum) I'm too worried that I wouldn't like it as well in person.
 

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Oh they didn't even have the trunks open! Sooo no trunks open and no touch screens on to test. Was kind of a joke.
dang that sucks! Well I just called my dealer and they told me they have the Q50 in already! Im gonna head there tonight and test drive! :D
 

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dang that sucks! Well I just called my dealer and they told me they have the Q50 in already! Im gonna head there tonight and test drive! :D
In already?? I'll assume you are in LA area then! SWEET....and I'm jealous! Of course we will expects pictures and video! Umm and I have a very selfish request, if you can, I'd love to see the front end of the Premium, not Sports.......and if they have that bad boy in the Red, bonus. THANK YOU!
 
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