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      01-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #111
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      01-20-2013, 06:26 AM   #112
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ive always been a fan of the G sedan and coupe. Not quite feeling this Q50 though, specifically the nose and overstyled foglights and c-pillar. everything else is okay, although it seems more luxury than sport.
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      01-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #113
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Infinity's front-end and interior are sad. The sides and rear have an edge over the F30.
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      01-20-2013, 08:23 AM   #114
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A few people have said the interior is bad. Specifically, what is wrong? Personally, I am not a fan of the steering wheel other than the quality looks good. What am I missing?
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      01-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #115
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A few people have said the interior is bad. Specifically, what is wrong? Personally, I am not a fan of the steering wheel other than the quality looks good. What am I missing?
I test drove the G. Many of the interior switches and knobs are pure Altima.

Not upscale at all.
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      01-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #116
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looks like a KIA
I only wish. I think a Kia Optima looks better than 90% of sedans out there...dare I say better than an f30 and e90...yup.
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      01-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #117
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Looks to me that the Infiniti is an almost carbon copy of the 3-Series in profile.
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      01-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #118
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A few people have said the interior is bad. Specifically, what is wrong? Personally, I am not a fan of the steering wheel other than the quality looks good. What am I missing?
I test drove the G. Many of the interior switches and knobs are pure Altima.

Not upscale at all.
Again, the G shares its DNA with the nissan 370z, not the Altima. Lets just be accurate about this, not important to some I know but if you wish to slam the G do so but at least use the Z as the comparison.
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      01-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #119
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Wink They (the competition) have finally gotten less shy are literally copying the BMW

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Looks to me that the Infiniti is an almost carbon copy of the 3-Series in profile.
I think so too, as well as the rear 3/4 view
and the front menacing look of the bmw is replicated in their own sauce...

TBH, the infinity is growing on my, it's a good descent acceptable quality product. I would even go as far to say it might be a better build than our F30.

Now, before you go and label me as a traitor, please continue to read:
I haven't abandon BMW ship yet...

Competition is good, good so that BMW doesn't stay on its laurels.
So now we got ATS, Q50, IS, and soon a replacement C-Class which are not only putting on the pressure but also the heat on our Favorite car...

If we are satisfied with our F30, i dont see how we cannot be satisfied with the new comers... (aside from esthetic which is a subjective matter)

but even than, Cadillac, Infinity and Lexus have done a great job at copying and yet kept things familiar enough that all these cars could be cousins ! :P
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A few people have said the interior is bad. Specifically, what is wrong? Personally, I am not a fan of the steering wheel other than the quality looks good. What am I missing?
I test drove the G. Many of the interior switches and knobs are pure Altima.

Not upscale at all.
I'm referring to the Q interior not the G.
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      01-21-2013, 02:17 AM   #121
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like everything about the q except the front. which theyll prob fix after a few updates
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I only wish. I think a Kia Optima looks better than 90% of sedans out there...dare I say better than an f30 and e90...yup.
definately a good looking car, cant really agree with you about F30 or E90 but KIA did make a big leap forward from their previous models
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Again, the G shares its DNA with the nissan 370z, not the Altima. Lets just be accurate about this, not important to some I know but if you wish to slam the G do so but at least use the Z as the comparison.
the main thing that makes a G37/Q50 different than an altima or maxima is the platform (or DNA as stated above). the G and FX, etc are on the FM (front midship) platform and the altima and maxima are not. the engine placement and weight distribution are completely different since the altima frame is made to be FWD and the G is made to be RWD.

all i can say is that people would be pretty amazed at how my FX50 handles and the steering feel, etc. if it werent for the fact that ive put so many miles on that car the V8 fuel consumption, i'd keep that thing forever.
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It just looks like someone microwaved a 3er. It's a soggy, lumpy ripoff.
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My question is why are the changing the names of all the sedans to Q's? They say it'll be less confusing, but it's actually more confusing.
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A few people have said the interior is bad. Specifically, what is wrong? Personally, I am not a fan of the steering wheel other than the quality looks good. What am I missing?
I test drove the G. Many of the interior switches and knobs are pure Altima.

Not upscale at all.
I heard BMW interior is award winning.
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      01-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #127
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The Q's slowly growing on me. Its a given that the Q50 will be around $10-12k less than a comparably equipped 3er, and Infiniti won't have a hard time finding buyers who value performance/handling, but would like to keep some of the cash to themselves.

If you've driven a current g37, you will know that it is very close to the 3er in almost every respect. Not 10/10th, but close. With the price advantage - who knows.
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I'm referring to the Q interior not the G.
The Q interior doesn't look very different compared to the G - so not sure what buttons/similarity to Altima you are referring to. In fact, I can see a number of buttons/items that seem to be carryover from the G - which itself is not bad.

The one thing I was hoping for was better fuel economy with some additional power - but looks like Infiniti chose to use the exact same engine (unless I am misinformed), so that's a bit of a downer.
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My question is why are the changing the names of all the sedans to Q's? They say it'll be less confusing, but it's actually more confusing.
+1

They are going the Acura way - losing the best known brand name in the series, and going for a new, more confusing nomenclature. Wonder who the genius was so decided this.
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that is one fancy altima
Just a upgraded altima
Not really. Different chassis, different drivetrain. Some of the cosmetic parts may be the same. It isn't an Altima though.
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The Lexus looks like a Kia. These cars are getting uglier.
Modem Kias are beautiful designs.
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The Q's slowly growing on me. Its a given that the Q50 will be around $10-12k less than a comparably equipped 3er, and Infiniti won't have a hard time finding buyers who value performance/handling, but would like to keep some of the cash to themselves.

If you've driven a current g37, you will know that it is very close to the 3er in almost every respect. Not 10/10th, but close. With the price advantage - who knows.
I can vouch for this. I ended going with a 335i coupe for a few reasons.

1. The BMW is just a better looking car.
2. The interior was better.
3. I had an AWESOME deal on a used one.

That said, the Infiniti G37 sedan was a GREAT car! Besides a few nit-picks here or there, the car was solid. It had its advantages and disadvantages. I hear a lot of fan-boys out there that remind me of the SNES/Genesis "war" back in the day. Good times. Anyways, don't count out Infiniti. If they increased the quality of the interior, you will have yourselves a great #2 in the market, and most people don't need a #1 car to be satisfied, especially when it comes down to saving a few thousand dollars.
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