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I have a 08 G and an 12 M with only 38kmi
I like driving G better most of time. M nice on long trips due to luggage space and smoother ride on interstate. My wife does not even really like to drive the M

A question, the Q50s with the 19in tires .... will the Q drive somewhere between the G and the M for long trips (650mi) and have us not feeling quite as tired as we did in the G on longer trips?
We aren't 20 pr 30 anymore :)
Thanks for thoughts
 

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I have a 08 G and an 12 M with only 38kmi
I like driving G better most of time. M nice on long trips due to luggage space and smoother ride on interstate. My wife does not even really like to drive the M

A question, the Q50s with the 19in tires .... will the Q drive somewhere between the G and the M for long trips (650mi) and have us not feeling quite as tired as we did in the G on longer trips?
We aren't 20 pr 30 anymore :)
Thanks for thoughts
Honestly, I don't see much of a difference, especially on the highway. You might in city driving with pot holes and rough roads but not on the highway. More so, it comes down to the type of tires.
 

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I have a 08 G and an 12 M with only 38kmi
I like driving G better most of time. M nice on long trips due to luggage space and smoother ride on interstate. My wife does not even really like to drive the M

A question, the Q50s with the 19in tires .... will the Q drive somewhere between the G and the M for long trips (650mi) and have us not feeling quite as tired as we did in the G on longer trips?
We aren't 20 pr 30 anymore :)
Thanks for thoughts
Honestly, I don't see much of a difference, especially on the highway. You might in city driving with pot holes and rough roads but not on the highway. More so, it comes down to the type of tires.
You really need to take a test drive yourself as you have the feel of G & M. IMO the Q50's ride is better than both regardless of tires & their size.:cool:
 

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Another thing to factor on a long drive is the tech the Q50 brings to the table! The intelligent cruise control and lane departure warning alone, IMO, will be something that'll make your long drive a more pleasant experience!
 

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I'm trading in my M37. It's too big and driving my wife's G is much more fun. I think the Q gives the nimbleness of the G with the luxury of the M. I have the grand touring in my M though and I'll miss the extra padded seats.
 

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Honestly, I don't see much of a difference, especially on the highway. You might in city driving with pot holes and rough roads but not on the highway. More so, it comes down to the type of tires.
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Don't see much of a difference in driving the Q or M or btw Q and G?
 

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I'm trading in my M37. It's too big and driving my wife's G is much more fun. I think the Q gives the nimbleness of the G with the luxury of the M. I have the grand touring in my M though and I'll miss the extra padded seats.
Ben sounds like you guys are having the same exact discussion as my wife and I
It is amazing that I want to trade in a 2 yr old car and the most expensive I have ever bought because we are not crazy about it. Love the Gs we have had - the M is just different. Based on what I have seen and read from all of you Q enthusiasts the Q will be an upgraded feel of the G. Given it is the replacement for the G.

The dealer has a 10 or 12 cars a number are already taken of course. The only one I would purchase of the remainder is on showroom floor and is pretty much exactly what my wife would pick out - so if I can get one of my Nissan contacts to share a VPP with me I am hoping to surprise my wife with it tomorrow.
It will cost me 1000' s more than my 2012 M37x unless the VPP helps a bunch

Q50s white and graphite with all packages. I suppose the 54 k sticker has it still available. Look forward to driving one tomorrow

I have never had 19 inch tires or performance tires so I am not sure what it will be like on the Chicago roads, occasional potholes in winter or on our trips to TN. Will be interesting reading the upcoming tire discussions but seems like the answer is to run the OEM tires down and replace
 

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Yea, I feel strange paying as much for the Q as I did for my M, but I'm just not thrilled every time I get into it. I got my M and my wife's G on the same day last year but didn't have an occasion to drive her car for about Rees months. It was so much quicker and more nimble. I had been getting progressively bigger cars for a while and kind of forgot the driving dynamics of a smaller, lower car. The only thing I don't like about the G is the lower quality materials in the cabin. It looks like a Nissan, actually the new Altima looks nicer! So again the Q seems like the perfect solution.
 

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I have never had 19 inch tires or performance tires so I am not sure what it will be like on the Chicago roads, occasional potholes in winter or on our trips to TN. Will be interesting reading the upcoming tire discussions but seems like the answer is to run the OEM tires down and replace
Nope, the best solution, if you have space for it, is to swap the 19's day one and store them in your garage, then put them on when it's time for new tires. You're going to buy at least one set of tires anyway...

From what people have said about lease terms, I believe Infiniti is going to require the car be returned with runflats, and you don't want to buy a set of them unless you absolutely have to. They are not cheap.
 

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M nice on long trips due to luggage space and smoother ride on interstate.

A question, the Q50s with the 19in tires .... will the Q drive somewhere between the G and the M for long trips (650mi) and have us not feeling quite as tired as we did in the G on longer trips?
We aren't 20 or 30 anymore
Could take 2 or 3 drives of 30 to 60 minutes on the highway to have an idea about that. I don't think anyone here has had 2 hours in the car at highway speed, they would just be guessing.

You could look to the professional reviews for comments about highway driving, but your wheel configuration is non-standard. As I recall one of the reviews thought the car did not track well at highway speeds so they thought the autopilot cruise control would help. Steering is a part of pleasurable highway driving, but you also want the suspension and seating to leave you feeling really really good.
 

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Drove a g37 for 39 months but had to turn it in last month. With the Q50 delayed I took over lease of my partners M. We lease through our business. He got a Cadillac XTS. I've driven the M for about a month and it is a disappointment. It seems to wander all over the road and the tires, Michelin, easily hydroplane. I'm driving the Q tomorrow for the first time. The dealer called and confirmed loyalty amount of $1000. I'm hoping the Q will work out to be a G with the luxury of a M. If it is then Infiniti likely has a winner. I have a graphite/graphite premium AWD with all the packages arriving in a few weeks. I hope the drive confirms what I expect of the Q50.
 

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I test drove an M about a year ago. Liked it for touring. But it it did not handle as well as my 2003 G35.

Now, I have test driven a Q with 17 and 19 inch wheels. There is a big difference between my G and the Q. With the steering by wire, the road noise and road bumps don't come through the steering wheel. Some say that makes the driving experience less. But I say, the car is just as responsive and more comfortable to drive. When I was younger, I wanted as much road feel as I could get. Now that I am 60+, I appreciate a more comfortable ride.

In my experience, the Q is like a sport version of the M. If you like pushing a car around a track with lots of curves, then test drive a Q with 19 inch wheel. If you want more of a touring experience, 17 inch wheels are better.
 
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All this steering talk reminds me. When I was at the last test drive, I had the car parked and gently pushed the wheel left and right. You get an initial resistance then it fades. It's a very weird sensation, like pulling silly putty. It resists when it is short and fat but as it stretches it gives up and lets you pull easily.
 

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Now, I have test driven a Q with 17 and 19 inch wheels. There is a big difference between my G and the Q. With the steering by wire, the road noise and road bumps don't come through the steering wheel. Some say that makes the driving experience less. But I say, the car is just as responsive and more comfortable to drive. When I was younger, I wanted as much road feel as I could get. Now that I am 60+, I appreciate a more comfortable ride.
In my experience, the Q is like a sport version of the M. If you like pushing a car around a track with lots of curves, then test drive a Q with 19 inch wheel. If you want more of a touring experience, 17 inch wheels are better.
Compared to my test drive of the M about 6 months ago, the Q50 is much more nimble and toss able. The M feels like a much larger car (which it is).
Based on my test of a Q50 Sport and M regular and sport I would agree with that. Through a curvy stretch the Q50 nicely goes where you point it without sway or roll, the feel through the seat and on the body is very nice. The M37 is heavier and feels it, plus more rollie, but IMO that is the design and its ride is a bit better. The feel in the hands for the Q50 is like there's a condom over the G37 steering wheel. Its different, its acceptable, better than the light feel of the M37 steering or even lighter GS350. But at times the Q steering felt a bit odd and different from light and that concerned me.

Almost everything about the Q50 makes me desire one now, they really ticked all the boxes. But my head is thinking all this stuff is new, I can wait and see how it works out. Nissan has a good record so I think it's very likely everything will be fine... but why wonder when spending $54k. This has been by far the most stressful car buy ever for me.

I'm in my 50's and want more luxury. Love the feeling of acceleration, both from thrust and smooth curves. Don't want to live with much harshness on average roads. The Q50s ride felt gooood, based on maybe 5 miles of driving on average roads. Not sure about the sport seats (or even regular seats), need more then 15 minutes to know if they are lovable for 1+ hours, and that's the OP's question. Only your own ass will know for sure. While I doubt you can get a 2 hour test drive, when things settle down you should be able to sit in one for an hour+ and play with the tech or read a book and that should help you know more.
 
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