2003 INFINITI M45

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143,395 Miles
38,841
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 143395
Color: Gray
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4.5L V-Shaped
Drive Train: 2WD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: ELGIN, IL


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VIN JNKAY41E43M002733 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR OR CAM POSITION SENSOR MAY HAVE AN IMPROPER SOLDER JOINT DUE TO SOLDER DEFORMATION CAUSED BY HEAT STRESS ACCELERATED BY THE EXISTENCE OF FLUX RESIDUE DURING THE SOLDERING PROCESS.


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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 106 reviews

M45

5
jim large on 08/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 23

It's been a pleasure to drive. Very fast. Great steering.

Definitely an all around muscle car and more

4.9
vitalydelvalle on 08/16/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased this car 1 year ago fully loaded with 65k miles on the clock. The car gets loads of attention and compliments, my mechanic always compliments the powerful v8 and many get surprised when they find out the car has 340 horses under the hood. Ive had a few issues with the car, like the fuel gauge inaccuracy which has left me stranded a few times on the road. My camshaft position sensor failed me at around 75k miles. My only complaint is parts are scarce and everything must be special ordered from infiniti. Other than parts issues, recalls, and general maintenance this car is flawless .

NICE Car Bad Back Seat

4.3
logan2744 on 06/18/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased the car about 8 months ago. It had 124,000 miles on it. I was on a local government auction site and saw it. I wasn't even looking for a car. I was actually looking for something else not car related. It had issues. Needed paint, starter, driver seat and some tlc. I checked for recalls and found that it had 2 recalls that needed to be done. Infiniti fixed them. While at the Infiniti Shop they saw that the gas gauge wasn't working properly. That was a $1000.00+ to repair. So after getting it painted, a new driver seat, starter and putting some tlc in it at an additional cost of $1000.00+ I finally think I have a great running car. Car has some get up to it.

Always liked the style and power.

4
realdeal305 on 07/22/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I just purchased a 2003 M45 with 70,000 miles on it. I've always liked the style and the power is great. Its a great used car bargain I'm just glad I never bought it new. The quality is below luxury in my book. I also have a Lexus the quality of the material and finish is top notch. The Infiniti not so much trunk struts don't work, center arm rest is cheap and feels loose, sunroof liner coming apart, fuel guage not reading correctly (recalled ), engine doesn't start up on first try sometimes, and airbag light is on. Alot of issues for a car with 70k, but I've always wanted one and I dont regret buying it for $7500. Especially since its not a daily driver. I have a Gs300 and Yaris for that.

Don't buy it.

2.9
davec160 on 05/19/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Obviously all used cars now and if you see one on the lot steer clear and let it rot on the lot. We have owned one now for about 4 years and up til recently have been some what satisfied. It has about 80K on it and everything is falling apart. Like previous poster gas guage is unreliable and it has been in the shop waiting for a part for over a week now. The whole instrument cluster has to be replaced!! A big rig has a tighter turning radius. Interior lights have been replaced a few times too and rarely work correctly. Infinities are not built to last.

03 INFINITI M45 BEST CAR EVER OWNED

5
mike s on 02/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car i ever bought.Paid 15,000 with only 88,000 and a full elite Infiniti warranty.had major oil burning issue which Infiniti took care of and replaced L.B. @ 96,000. Fun to drive,very fast,and looks great.

Jeckyll and Hyde

4.3
qualityfirst1 on 01/21/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I still believe this car is a Jeckyll and Hyde. We're still enjoying the power, but the transmission isn't very responsive and the manual mode is worthless. The seats are comfortable and have nice amenities, but the driver's seat squeaks now. We still love all the gadgets, but they are difficult to use. We've encountered more issues, but we do have 108K miles now. The exhaust manifold was changed under warranty. Now it's cracked again - poorly engineered. We still burn a quart every 1,000 miles (108 quarts so far!) Tire wear is phenomenal. The originals ran 28K miles. The second set were Essenzia and were just changed. The new Hankook Ventas don't feel very good on the car.

Still drives very well

4.1
qualityfirst1 on 12/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This car had lots of positives, but the few negatives does sour our ownership experience. Our M45 has a very unique look, which I've come to like. The interior is still very nice. Our car still drives very well - it doesn't feel like 108K mi. The power is very impressive. The aluminum suspension components cut unsprung weight. A lot of things have broken, which is upsetting. Infiniti service writers are nice, but they will not fight for the customer. Our air bag light has been on since a hair over 50K mi. The warranty is good up to 7yr/70K, but they wouldn't fix it. The oil issue stinks. Due to the bad service, I won't buy again.

M45

4.6
M45 on 08/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the best cars I've ever driven next to the Mercedes cars. The car is a head turner to most, but is subject to criticism by a few due to the styling, but that makes it all the better. This car doesn't follow the same lines or mold as the other cars. Infiniti stepped outside the box on this 03-04 M45 setup and I'm glad they did. The car is strong and handles well in the straight away. I haven't had any issues since I bought it in 2005. No gas gauge or oil issues.

M for Muscle 4.5 V8

4.5
TJ on 07/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought a used 2003 M45 in 2006 with 28000 miles on it. It is black with brushed aluminum wheels. It also has hand painted silver and gray pinstripe along the length of the vehicle. This picks up the chrome and the wheels nicely. This car is a beast on the road. I have complete confidence in the capabilities when highway driving. The car is very stable. Stays flat on the road. No pitch or yaw issues for a car of this size. There is more than enough power to get you in/out of trouble ;)... The V8 is smooth and responsive. It responds with a growl during acceleration at any rpms. There is no equal for the money. What a value!

The Bomb!!

4.9
Scott on 06/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my M45 for just over 5 years. This has been the most enjoyable, reliable car I've owned and I've had 19 cars. After 5 years, it still turns heads at the styling. Odd and unique....which is why I love it. Not a lot of them on the road. The power is second to none in its class, the features are top of the line for a 2003 model and it handles better than any BMW, Mercedes, Lexus I've had the pleasure of driving. So many reviews complain of gas mileage.....what do you expect in a V8 performance car??? It's not a Hybrid!

So far so good

4.8
rog on 01/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my M45 almost a week ago and so far I am very pleased with my ride. I just love the power this car possesses underneath it's hood. I am also very careful on how I have my foot to the pedal, since this V-8 monster will definitely gulp down its gas tank. Overall, I am very happy with the build, interior and exterior wise. Also, with lots of hp, this is seriously one very fast car. The ride is pretty smooth too.

Sporty + Luxurious

4.9
ChristinaG on 09/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this car at 54K miles, still under warranty. I find this car to be a happy medium after owning a sporty BMW M3 and a luxury BMW 745i. It is quick like M3, excellent power and performance, but rides way more comfortably and has all the gadgets like the 745i. At 80K miles, I get an average 19.5mpg to the tank and have had only minimal upkeep. A tire pressure sensor needed replaced before 60K miles and the fuel gage, I found out after running out of gas on 1/2 tank, does not register accurately (a $200 part). Other than that I just love it. Roomy trunk, just enough back seat room, great stock stereo options. Rare model so it gets a lot of looks.

Ivory Pearl

5
Ivory Pearl on 04/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is reliable (at 90K miles) and still drives the same as when I drove it brand new off the lot. As an engineer, this car has all the technological gadgets one could want or need. Amazing driving performance (power - 340HP & 333 ft.-lb. of torque and handling) and style. I haven't had any issues except a recent gas gauge replacement by the manufacturer. This vehicle is incredible when I compare it to previous vehicles such as: 1991 M3 and Acura 3.0 CL.

Great Car / Little Annoyances

4
DC on 10/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used, Have had it one year now and love the car. It's a great car, but has these little annoyances that frustrate me to death. 1. Oil consumption. Have never owned a car that I have to put so much oil in (50,000 miles on it). 2. Glove box droops down, very annoying. 3. Trunk never opens enough so that auto shut doesn't catch it and close it again. What a pain!

M45 more like a 2

1.8
Joe Yeager on 09/28/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Been in the shop at least 15 times for repairs, 7 for the same thing. Hesitates when accelerating at low to medium speeds - great at highway speeds. Now gas gauge doesn't work, uses 1 qt of oil every 3,000 miles and pings like crazy when first started. Worst car I have ever owned.

One major flaw a buyer should know about

4.9
l. Banks on 09/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only major flaw about this car is the gauge cluster. If you run out of gas with the needle on a quarter tank that is what it is, not the fuel pump. Test drive this model and try to drive it down to at least the quarter tank. If it dies the dealer is either to fix it or lower the price. Nissan speaks for itself. It even has a low rumble RRRR. The tires are 18/low profile so expect to pay more. People shouldn't compare this to a sports car because it's on the same lines as a GS. I owned a 97 Camaro SS. Fast but it's a luxury sport. Classy car. People will tell you I have heard of a M but never actually seen one. Very smooth design.

What's not to like?

4.8
barcou on 05/21/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a used, loaded, black 2003 M45 and it is as perfect as I think a car can get. Matter of taste of course, but I think it looks great (esp. from rear 3/4 angle). Drive is tight and sporty but not harsh. Feels a lot lighter on its feet than it should -- very planted though. Has that rare car appeal since you don't see very many on the road. The odd stare once in a while. Reliability not an issue, unlike my 325i. All in all, just about perfect. Only gripe is when radar lens cover gets gummed up (I live in Calgary, Alberta), it shuts down cruise control altogether.

Powerful Sport Sedan

4.1
qualityfirst1 on 03/17/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This car intrigues you. A true Jekyll and Hyde. Lots of power - Manual mode on transmission is worthless. Comfortable seats - Hard to reach seat controls. Nice wood and leather interior - console and glove box are loose. Lots of goodies - Too many steps involved to enjoy them. Feels great up to 120 mph - feels unsafe at 125 mph. Big car - Interior feels narrow. I like the handling and performance of my car, but it does not have give you feedback like my BMW 540i. This car is a sleeper. You can pull away from nearly every car on the road. Stereo system is very nice. Ours is black with tinted windows and chrome wheels - I think the best color for this car. Engine burns lots of oil!

drive in style

4.4
martyrie on 09/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

what a ride, i love everything about it, most room i've ever had in a car (i'm 6'4") just a classy ride

2003 Q45 Oil Consumption, Defec Brakes

3
2003 Q45 on 06/14/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased the Q45 in March 2003 and have 16k miles on it now. It has always been service by Infiniti wihtin the manufacturer specs. When I picked up the car, the front rotors were warped...they cut them. This problem has persisted over the past three years and they simply cut the rotors. Secondly, the car burns over 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles. As everyone else has experienced, Infiniti denies there is a problem, states that burning 1 quart per 1000 miles is normal. If you persist, they will then go through the "consumption test" and will try everything they can EXCEPT FIX THE PROBLEM. It borders on criminal to sell someone a $60K car with these problems and not fix the car.

infinite wisdom

5
chadwick miller on 06/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is the best car i have ever had it really moves and am getting 21 miles per on average

Rot Lot Causes Too Many Tow Ins!

3.8
FirstTimeInfiniti on 04/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I got a really great deal on a left over 2003 M45 demo with 1200 miles. The dealer advertised $10,000 off MSRP and that's what I paid. $35K for a rwd V-8 is a great deal. But with the deal has come some real reliability issues including new tires (Michelin Pilots) due to lot rot, new battery and a new fuel pump (all replaced under warranty). I've had this car towed in twice in 6 weeks! I worked for GM for 4 years and am begining to wonder if I bought a Buick! Dealer has made necessary repairs but has done little to build my loyalty. Again, is this a GM dealer? Lesson learned: don't buy a failed model that has sat on the lot for over a year after build date (October 2002).

My 2003 M45

4.3
PREFECTO on 04/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have 22k miles and see puffs of blue smoke on almost every startup. Have scheduled car to have an oil consumption test performed by Dealer. I know the car is using at least a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Dealer has already de-carbonated the engine! To NO satisfaction the blue smoke still appears on EVERY start. They tell me it's the advanced oiling system providing more oil in the valvetrain area and just burnoff. I've Called Infiniti direct, regarding breaking problems. Rotors warped, had to be replaced! Car was only two months old and had to have a new battery! I have spoken to Infiniti Consumer Affairs on three different occassions, which in my case, it has worked!

Value

4.6
on tilt on 01/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My brother has owned a G and two Q's and has had great luck with all of them. He took both the Q's to 150K with very little trouble. So I bought the M knowing it had the same great engine of the Q. A great used car value. I picked up an M for 32K and love it. Outer style is okay, but what a superstar to drive. Center console controls are fine once you get to know them. You get great fit-finish, power- handling AND reliability. Typically you don't get all of those benefits in one package. Drive one, you'll see. The '06 model looks much nicer, but won't be nearly as soft. If by chance they do get as soft, I'll buy one when this one is worn out.

Longevity, I wonder?

3.9
Roadglide99 Revised on 07/18/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have 30k miles and see puff of blue smoke on cold start up along with a broken driver seat cooling switch. Dealer had car for two wks. Told me it needed engine de-carbonization and a broken wiring harness in the seat. To NO satisfaction the blue smoke still appears on EVERY cold start. They tell me it's the advanced oiling system providing more oil in the valvetrain area and just burnoff. I say BULLSHIT! Called Infiniti direct, they said whatever the dealer says is what they go by. I can't speak to a regional rep., nothing. My only course of action see another dealer and get a second opinion. Gee, thanks for the help Mr. Manufacturer!

2003 INFINITY M45

5
SCHULTZ on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE VEHICLE IS FUN TO DRIVE. THERE IS NO WIND NOISE, IT CORNERS WELL. I HAVE NOT HAD TO HAVE ANY REPAIRS MADE TO THIS DATE. I WOULD LIKE FOR IT TO HAVE MORE REAR LEG ROOM. ALSO THE TRANSMISSION SHOULD SHIFT MORE POSITIVLEY.

Bad Black 45

5
Megomesothelioma on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M45 is an excellent value; it compares favorably with many much higher priced vehicles. The drive train is very strong and extremely smooth. I get 22-23 mpg highway in very high speed driving.The vehicle has great brakes and great acceleration and handling. The seating is very comfortable with great adjustments.The spoiler adds greatly to the appearance.

My M45

3.1
PJRLITE on 03/31/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

Three months into my new M45 , I am generally pleased. Dash layout , road noise ( wind and underbody )and transmission delay are all points of concern . ...For $45K I should have gone with a BMW 5 series.......

Great Valentine's Gift!

4.9
Sherryb on 03/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my new M45 is my dream come true. Super fast, sleek, and extremely reliable. Not only does it look beautiful in black obsidian with willow interior, but it has all the vital safety features that i was looking for, and more! i am so happy with it, that i am telling my friends and familty to go out and buy one. This car rocks!!!

BADMOFO

4.9
pwr-m45 on 01/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For this money (43k)total with both comfort and premium pkgs. my M45 is black on black with natural birdseye maple trim.absolutly sweet.and since infiniti calls it a muscle car i decided to make my m45 look and sound the part.with a wonderful magnaflow exaust system, with that eat my dust roar at full throtle and whisper quiet at cruise(infiniti approved of course,and lovely 19"by 9" chrome blades on 255-40s z-rated.tinted windows all around finished the pkg.I used to droole over the (S55AMG)but now i laugh all the way to the bank.with the money i saved i could buy a commuter and trick out my m45 to absolution!!!

Super M45

4.9
m45fan on 01/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Buying experience at Prestige Infiniti (Las Vegas)was by far the best and I have bought quite a few cars. The deal was awesome (great lease terms through IFS), first class customer treatment, and the M45 was the finest I have driven for the money.

Infiniti M45

4.5
deraye on 01/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the car for a little over a year doing predominantly highway miles and have enjoyed the power and the ride. However the car is a little large to "throw" around corners and that detracts from some of the pleasure. I have driven through three snow storms, and the rear wheel drive handles well on ice and snow. Dont care for the "manual" which essentially is an automatic that you "walk" through the gears.

An unexpected purchase

4.5
DMZDAVE on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Went to the dealer to buy an FX45. Drove this just for comparison. The FX is still there, the M45 in our garage. I've owned 2 Corvettes, a Roadrunner, GTO, a 442 Olds, a Trans Am and a Turbo Mazda. Only a couple were faster, but this car is unbelievable. Smooth, Quiet, comfortable, powerful all in one car. (It has surprised several Mustang GT's and an S2000 Honda owner on the freeway on-ramps.) What more could you ask for?

The right choice

4.5
steve bxxxx on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very pleased with my purchase. A dream to drive and nice not seeing one on every corning. Still a rarity on the streets. Well put together as you would expect an Infiniti to be. Traded in a 300M for better handling and got more than I could wish for in this size car.

The M45

3.8
elagee on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a smaller version of the Q45 but it certainly doesn't ride like it. I can feel every bump in the road. But, if you like power and speed and want to blow the doors off of the car next to you, this is the one. The ride is firm, there is no hesitation in acceleration, curves are not a problem and as the driver you have complete control of the car---no matter how fast you are going. Appointments are nice but not spectacular. Although I have only owned the M45 for a short time I am enjoying driving it.

Infinity M 45

3.5
valo on 12/27/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

THe turning radius on this supposed sport vechicle is pitiful.It takes two attempts to make a u turn.You cannot make any adjustment to temp or radio with doing two things. Nothing is easy. The driver seat is so uncomfortable. I had 3 Q 45's before this - I made a terrible error in buying this car.

A man's car with a woman's touch

4.8
Elskipo on 12/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun. It leaps out from the corner with a muted snarl that is more felt than heard. Acceleration is breathtaking for a car this size. Handling is smooth and responive with steering just a touch tight at low speed. The transmssion is smooth and quiet though the alternate auto-stick mechanism seems clumsy. All in all this is a great car delivering major driving pleasure and value with relatively few flaws.

my m45

5
trs70@aol.com on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive, nice navigation system,hot/cold seats, sold my bmw and left my mechanic in the dust

the best bang for your buck you can buy!

5
Donny M on 12/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is one of those "best kept secrets" in its price range--but it's still new on the market yet, and when the secret gets out, watch out! The power is unbelievable--340hp--and it drives like a dream. The interior is comfortable and ultra luxurious and has great features, especially the voice- activated system--I can access my sound system,(10 BOSE speakers!)or adjust the climate control simply by speaking. If you can live without fancy European names --this is the best car for the value!!

fair weather friend

4.6
bobo on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

really poor handling in the snow. traction control doesn't help and is even a hinderence. otherwise a ball to drive. A very well kept secret as I have only seen two others on the road in three months.

Vive La Differance

4.4
rick fish on 12/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very easy to drive at a high pace. Nose is UUUgly. Like (no, love) the rest!! Just bought one for my wife at $2500 under invoice and 1.9%, can't beat that with a stick. MY wife is no lead foot but the 3x I've been on the highway with her she's cruising in the 80's and quite unawares.Fit and finish impeccable. Interior materials equal or better the competitors(excepting Lexus)

Awesome

4.9
Barry Jeffries on 12/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the style and the 340 ponies up front put this car over the top!

Best full sized car I have ever owned.

5
voltag19 on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This fine car has unlimited power to spare.

4 Wheel Rocketship

4.5
AllenG on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing. My previous car was a Mercedes E320. I thought that was a great car, but this car is better in every way. It handles better, classier interior, MUCH faster, and less money. The Infiniti service is on par with Mercedes. This is the car to buy!

Best car I've ever owned!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.9
cjeder on 11/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking at cars in the $35,000 or higher price range you MUST drive this car before making a purchase. I leased mine from Infiniti of Kirkland and my payment is less than most cars in the $35000 range. What a deal! Driving this car is like driving a hand- made, top of the line Bentley. And the 340hp V-8 is truly magnificent. Don't cheat yourself by paying more for a BMW of Lexus....drive this car first.

This is the one

4.9
Rick0320 on 11/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

IF you are looking for power, tech, and fun all in one package this is it. No other car comes close.

unsafe to drive at certain speeds

4.4
candidph on 11/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unsafe factors are that the vehicle hesitates two to three seconds when sudden acceleration is required such as for merging lanes in freeway traffic. The cruise-control "collision avoidance" feature tends to cause rear- end collisions because it causes the vehicle to suddenly decellerate when it tries to pass a truck-trailer rig on an adjacent freeway lane, especially on an inside curve. There is a severe blind spot at the left and right windshield post and adjacent car door (where the rear-view mirrors are mounted) for people of short stature like myself, a problem for close manuvering.

Nice ride

4.9
Rnewell on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was surprised to read the knocks on the body style. I added a spoiler and tinted windows and in the first week was stoped and told how nice the car looked. The best part in the performance the car is a rocket on wheels. As a prior BMW 540 owner I think this is just as fun to driver with a much more reasonable price.

Clark Kent turns into Superman

4.6
PrinceCharlie on 11/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car may look like Clark Kent (although I disagree), but touch the accelerator and Superman appears. I think this is one of the most striking vehicles (appearance-wise) on the road, and everyone who sees it agrees. (Hint: if you get the spoiler, chrome wheels and tint the windows, you turn a pretty good-looking car into the ultimate Pimpmobile. A dang fast Pimpmobile at that.) My car is graphite color (dark gray) with the graphite (black) interior. I get tears in my eyes every time I see it. Oh, did I mention it's the fastest car I've ever owned, and it has more horsepower than my last two cars (BMW 525 and Infiniti G20) combined? Sweet.

Better than Benz

4.6
WACl on 11/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M-45 has better suspension and more comfortable seats than the Mercedes S430 that I traded for it. Exhilarating performance and lots of neat technology features, such as DVD based GPS, laser controlled cruise control, tire pressure readout, and satellite radio. All at reasonable price. I can't understand why I don't see more of them on the road.

Fun Drive

4.9
poli27 on 10/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My former daily driver was a BMW 540i. This car is much more comfortable with superior build quality. While it doesn't handle as well as the bimmer, the acceleration and overall performance is impressive. This is our fourth Infiniti (between my wife and I) and a very pleasant choice.

Beautiful

4.9
merimaid on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fantastic fun to own and drive auto. Very unique. Safety, comfort and luxury all in one. Infiniti,has been hard at work.

my m45

4.9
c mckee on 10/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is in a class of it's own. Since the purchase of my m45 I have had many people ask about it. And a lot of thumbs up on the interstate. It is 197in long and 340hp a lot faster than the cars in the 60-70k range. "bmw" "benz" O and the VDC has saved me from skiding more than once in wet weather.

Good fast car. Always in front.

4.4
Jack Orr on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is not as well packaged as the A6-there is less knee room in back and a very skimpy trunk. But, I found the reason for this is that the fuel tank is located between the back seat and the trunk. The safety benefit of this is obvious. The body is not what I would call a leading edge design. The paint job is excellent, everything fits, the doors close well. Fit and finish is top rate. Suspension is very good. Steering quite up to the task. The most outstanding feature, by far, is the engine. Oh, a last thought. The body is very rigid. No groans or squeaks. And it promises to be very reliable.

Wolf in Sheeps clothing

4.6
gbolton on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for pure heart pounding performance this is the vehicle...I've only had my car for 1 week and all I can say is I never knew an Infiniti could have this affect on a human being....nothing and I mean nothing can touch this beast.....they also have great deals right now....hurry.

This is a hidden GEM!!!!!!

4.9
Krattzzman on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

one week and 1,000 miles already. This car is FAST but get ready to fill the tank. This is a muscle car as well as a luxury car as well as a head turner.

Bargain of the century

4.9
sar on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Second infiniti owned, and second loved. Great cars all-around, and what a bargain. Why pay $10,000+ for a comp. equiped BMW or Merc? This car is beautiful. Had a jag owner dying over the specs and price.

Best car in it's class

4.9
HMSRelentless on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned BMW 7 series, Jaguar, etc. This vehicle(M-45) is by far the overall best of its class. I would rate it above the Jag. Lexus or BMW.

M45-Great Car!

4.9
BobH060941 on 09/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a terrific vehicle-powerful and fun to drive. Only 2 shortcomings: fuel economy and turning radius

A Real Sleeper

4.6
troxl on 09/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You don't see this one coming. It has class, features, and a 340 horsepower V8. This car outclasses my Bonneville SSEi.

My new M45

4.9
mbaworks on 08/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For someone who liked Japanese Sport Cars, like the Toyota Supra Turbo, this car delivers quick acceleration with superb stability. The braking system is excellent which comes in handy. This car is more a sport car than a sedan.

Fun Ride

4.9
biorid3 on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is truly a wolf dressed in sheep's clothing. It's benign exterior looks give no indication of the monster under the hood. Acceleration is "push you back in your seat" quick, and handling is precise. Anyone who picks a fight with this car will lose. It's insulting to this car to obey speed limits. Yes, trunk space is poor, they have wedged the fuel tank in between the rear seat and trunk. Alledgedly this is a safety issue.

myinfiniti

3.9
ksleps on 08/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The car is great...ergonomics are a little off, dashboard tends to make it resemble a mimi-van. Great pick-up and nice ride.

Preety Good

4.5
robertem1 on 08/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had my M45 4 months, and 5K miles. I took a long trip out west with it and got to work it hard. I got excellent mileage (23-24) at highway speeds. I love the power and can almost get the numbers that the magazines do. It handles very well at triple-digit speeds and is smooth and quiet. I experienced a problem with the tire pressure monitor, but once reset, it worked just fine. The interior looks very classy and elegant. The only things that I don't like are the transmission shifting and lack of bass in the stereo. It is just a shade short on headroom too. I will live with that for the $18 K under the Cadillac I WAS going to get.

The Only One

4.9
cosmicm on 07/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you want quality, luxury, performance -- without owning the same car as every other joe on the highway - - this is a simple choice. Infiniti of Cincinnati is offering them for as little as $399 on a 39 month lease -- and nothing out there can touch that. Almost everyone that sees my car loves it (Graphite on Graphite with chromes). Most people think it is a Mercedes or Bentley. If you are at all considering a BMW 5- Series, Lexus G Series, Audi A6 or Mercedes -- you owe yourself an M45 test drive.

Love this car

4.9
John Welcome on 07/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After test driving a LS400 top of the line Lexus then visiting the Infiniti dealership, it was an easy choice. The dealership not only treated us more professionally, but had a superior product with a much better price tag. Loved driving this car its lots of fun. Ran a G-tech on the car and it ran 0-60 in 6 seconds and a quarter mile in 14.2 not bad for a four door sedan. If you are looking dont miss a test drive of this car. So far the only downside I noticed was that the controls on the side of the seat are not real easy to reach, however once the seats are set the memory seats are easy to reach.

Fast and Sure

4.9
pokey poke on 07/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rocks over any luxury sports sedan at its price, and some at significantly higher prices. The V-8 steps off the line nearly as fast as my boss's boxster, but I can fit three buddies in my car and all our golf clubs. I'm very happy with it. The styling gets knocked by some reviewers, but I like it, and get nice comments on its lines from folks all the time.

Understated

4.6
Aray on 07/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is an excellent value. More bells and whistles than both my 2000 E320 and my wife's 1996 E420. Blows both of them away. When I got into my E320 after two long days of driving the M45, the Mercedes seemed frumpy and outdated - and that's a car I love. The Mercedes handles better and burns less gas. Other than that, there is no comparison - the M45 is simply better in every other category.

better than lexus and bmw

5
johnjohn on 07/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i test drove the cadillac cts and lexus gs450. the m45 was solid and the quality superb. infiniti wants to sell cars so i got a great deal - a lot of car for thwe money.

Way Cool

5
Alan Acosta on 06/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I moved from a BMW 330 coupe to the M45. I enjoyed the BMW, the M blows it away for just a few thousand more. The BMW was more sporty, felt the road more, yes. all that's true. But given all those people in their automatic 325 sedans, I think that argument is hooey. The M drives really well and knocks you back in your seat when you take off. Build and fit-finish are excellent, gadgets fun. Finally, the M has taken its knocks for its "look," --too conservative, too chunky, whatever--but I have gotten rave reviews from friends and people on the street. Lots of power and bang for buck--this car rocks.

A great car

4.6
davidce on 06/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I actually look for excuses to drive this car. Awesome power, unique looks, and it feels rock solid. The car gets a lot of looks. People don't know what it is. It looks like some exotic, exclusive, expensive import(which it is, except for expensive). The car really hauls. I totally dusted an Audi A6 2.7 Turbo yesterday. Just ran away from him. The guy looked really demoralized. He probably went back to the Audi dealership today to complain that his car wasn't running right. Anyway, the M45 is great. I used to have a 2000 Lincoln LS. It was a good car, but the M45 outshines it. I'm very pleased with my choice.

Great Car!!

4.8
BB 7557 on 05/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Awesome power, very tight stable ride. Don't understand all the auto magazine gripes: It takes all of 10 minutes to figure out the radio/climate controls, and then it's completely intuitive! The car draws stares from loads of onlookers. I still have not seen another on the road, and while that made me a bit nervous , it does give it a real sense of exclusivity. Build quality is typical Infiniti (Wife has the QX-4). This is the first automatic I've ever owned, but it's nice, and the manual mode works better than I thought it would... If you like this car, drive it and buy it

Outstanding

4.9
icejsmith on 05/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Simply put this vehicle is quick and handles like a sports car should. On top of this it looks great, rides great and has all the amenities of a luxury car.

Everything you want, no worries after!

5
Happy As Can Be on 05/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I, too, had considered BMW/Audi and shyed away due to concerns about maintanence. Lexus dealer didn't have what I wanted to test drive(GS430) and the LS430 felt like a boat (on 16s!!). Took this baby out and the decision was a "no brainer." A dream to own, yet it's not a nightmare for your mechanic and reasonable to insure - for less than my old Volvo (check out Wawanesa.com).

Great Car! - could be better

4.6
no more fords on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M45 allows you to move through traffic effortlessly. it ahs the power enter the hihgway at speed so that you don't impede traffic. Yet, there is little noise - so you will have to let down the windows to hear the throaty- exhaust. (smile) The sideview-mirror blinkers leave no guessing to those on your right or left as you manuveur your may through traffic in Washington rush-hour. Comes with a tape-deck however the Six Disc changer is somewhat inconvenient. Infiniti should have looked at Lexus or other manufactures for latest in- dash CD changers.

Great Car! - could be better

4.6
No More Fords on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M45 allows you to move through traffic effortlessly. it ahs the power enter the hihgway at speed so that you don't impede traffic. Yet, there is little noise - so you will have to let down the windows to hear the throaty- exhaust. (smile) The sideview-mirror blinkers leave no guessing to those on your right or left as you manuveur your may through traffic in Washington rush-hour. Comes with a tape-deck however the Six Disc changer is somewhat inconvenient. Infiniti should have looked at Lexus or other manufactures for latest in- dash CD changers.

My M45..these cars rule!!

5
ptm03m45 on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got my M45 about a month ago and I'm very happy with it. I just smoke every car I go against and I love the power. I have a Black loaded w/chome wheels (real pimp) and enjoy getting behind the wheel and driving everyday. Faster than any car I ever had and handles decent for a big car.

Bad Ass M45

5
Ryan Waters on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have wanted this car since I saw the Gloria/Cedric models on the Nissan website in Japan. When I heard they were bringing it here and putting a V8 in the car I knew it was the care for me. The American auto reviewers have blasted this car's looks for some reason, but I have had more positive comments on it's beauty and style than I can count over the last 2 months. It just goes to show you never take a reviewer at his word, investigate for yourself. my car is Diamond Grafite with crome wheels, tinted windows and every goodie available, I love it and will buy another when my lease is up!

This babe is an eye-catcher!

4.9
Kenny M on 04/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've put on over 5000 miles on the M in just under 3 months...simply put...its a blast to drive! Got it fully loaded except for chrome wheels (looked too gaudy). Got the windows tinted immediately and let me tell you...this car gets looks!! Haven't seen a single one on the road yet...feels like a custom-made car. I almost went with the Mercedes C32 AMG and changed my mind...so glad I did.

Professional Reviewers Are Wrong

4.8
CincyRon on 04/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best luxury car for the money. I traded a Jag S-Type (Taurus in a cat suit) for a sports sedan that beats it in every category. Car magazines are down on the exterior looks, but I the design grew on me overtime. Once I test drove the machine, I knew it was a superior car to the Jag.

Quiet Power

4.9
Woodrow on 03/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's hard to stay out of the throttle in this car. Just turned 10,000 miles and so far have had only a couple of minor problems. To date I have not seen another on the road and the car definately gets alot of looks. It seems to run stronger if it is driven reasonably hard most of the time. Fuel mileage is not bad for a car of this weight and displacement. Averaging 18- 19 MPG.

Excellent Value

4.8
DarenP on 03/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this vehicle for almost 6 months and it's my favorite of all time. It really is the muscle car with brains. Lots of comfort and lots of power! A real blast to drive, yet a lot of comfort inside. And the price is a steal compared to it's competitors. I'd highly recommend this vehicle.

Fantastic Car, Buy it Now!

5
Up from Volvo S80/T6 on 03/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Terrific package for a price that's many thousands less than "comparable" GS 430, E500, and 540i. Powerful, smooth, responsive, fun to drive. And NO turbo lag like the Volvo S80/T6. Used manual shift mode in MW snow today and had no problem moving this rear drive car in 8" unplowed shopping center lot. This is the car GM should go after with a GTO badge if they want to get back in the game. Get double take looks everywhere, which you see in the rear view mirror as you zoom past! This will be a hot model for Infiniti, on top of their award winning G35.

Refinement Needed

4.4
Roadglide99 on 03/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Well the ergonomics could be better. The shifter, cup holder and armrest need to be reconfigured. So does the CD player (single in-dash is preferred). I have 3,500 miles on the car and I had a problem with the Trans. getting stuck in 2nd. gear @1,200 miles. Tried everything, finally shut the engine off and restarted, appears ok. The dealer tested it repeatitally with nothing found (the trans. is lazy while in automatic mode, when stepping on the gas to down-shift and pass). Oh the gas milage does stink, and I don't drive it wildly, ok very seldom... getting about 18mpg.

Power, Raw Power

4.6
James M on 02/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had been looking for a new car and just happened on Infiniti, I took a Q- 45 for a ride first then a G-35 witch I realy liked but it was a little to small so the salesman says we just got a new car in want to give it a try, I said why not. Me and my wife took it for a ride and that was all it took after I hit the gas peddle the first time we looked at each other and knew this was it. This was Oct.2 ordered Oct 4 and took delivery Jan. 13 and have put almost 7,000 miles since.

M$% 2003

4.9
bocaharv on 02/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have the car just 1 week. Traded a Q45T 1999. This car is delightfull. Love the voice commands & ac seats. Great value for the money. Wife has a 2002 Mercedes C320. cost about the same but this car is much more comfortable.

Fast & cheap

4.6
Ex-Lexus on 02/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the best buy in its class. The features would cost 10k more on BMW, Lexus and Mercedes.

Awesome Car!

4.9
atsu8 on 02/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ive had my M45 for about a couple months now and this car is a rocket. I really dont understand the "experts" saying its a ugly car. I get looks everywhere I go and people love it. Super fast!

World Class

5
hofame on 02/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Safety, Power,sure footed responsiveness, Cost, Technology with a dash of analog ... make the M 45 a World Class vehicle. A must test drive for those that are in the market for a quality vehicle. Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, Volvo take a back seat for similar vehicles in the same price range.

MIND BLOWING SPEED!

5
gray_M45 on 02/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I we about to buy another BMW 745i when we saw this car at the car show. I bought one the next morning after driving it. And I saved about $40K. I cannot believe the power, handling, technology, comfort and refinement of this car. Let's not for get the price, mine is loaded and it is still under $50K. I get more comments on my M than my wife gets on her brand new $82K BMW, and I can beat her car any time any place. Needless to say she cannot wait to get one.

HUH?

4.9
Randy Tate on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although I've only had the car a month... I love it

Incredible Car

4.9
gregor500 on 01/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The drive is incredible and the price in the relation to the power gives it gives you makes you look silly to buy and e class or 5 series.

It doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

5
VOLGRAD on 01/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only problem on the delivery was a squeeking sun visor. To date, nothing is amiss. Even the steering is OK. (Normally needs alignment.) It is hard to imagine that the competitors could produce a better vehicle. I would recommend that any buyer of a luxury sedan should test drive the Q45.

Beats everything out there...

4.9
bob23 on 01/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I read some of the "professional" naysayer reviews, I have to laugh. They obviously know nothing about real-world ownership. I shopped around, and while there are plenty of great cars out there (BMW 540, Lexus LS/GS 430, etc.), this one undercuts them in price- big time. I've gotten so many compliments on its exterior, but when I take my friends for a ride, they're all blown away. This car could easily cost $5K more based on performance alone. I was initially concerned about the turning radius, but it's actually been just fine for me.

I'm in Love with This Car

4.6
Natalie28 on 12/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Incredible vehicle...designed for a man in this late 40's. I'm a women in my early 30's and think this car is the most beautiful I've seen in a long time. It would have cost me 10K more for an underpowered Mercedes. Yah, that made sense.

NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL!!!!!

5
JAYYOSH on 12/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS AN AWESOME VALUE FOR THE $$$'S FOR THE SAME AMOUNT, YOU CAN WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON A 6 CLY. BMW 530 OR A 6CYL. LEXUS GS300. A VERY HIGH RECOMENDATION IF YOU WANT TO GET ANY OF THESE VEHICLES. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS, 340 HORSES!!!! ANY QUESTIONS????

Most bank for the buck!!

4.9
TWD in Austin, Tx. on 12/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the first M45 in Austin and smoked a Porsche Boxter the first week. I looked at the new E500 and there was no comparison, especially for the price. I've had three Corvettes and this one will definately keep pace with my 93 and seems to handle better, suprising for a large four door sedan. Looks best in Black with chrome wheels. Very 70's in style which I like but with far more technology. Though I've had mine now for two months, I've seen only one other one here. It appears this car will be another "sleeper." I'll have fun smoking other "so called" competitors: 540i, GS 430 and E 500.

Can't stop driving it!!

4.8
Hotdog on 12/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for 3 weeks now, and I've gotten so many looks on the street! No one really knows what it is yet and that's what makes it even more fun!! The engine is really quiet even when you push it hard, and if you're not used to this kind of power, whiplashes won't be scarce events. The interior is beautiful, and it offers so much more than the BMW''s and Benz's and Lexus's of the same price range. As for fuel economy, my previous car was a 1982 Buick Electra V8, so the M45 sipps gas compared to that. Not saying it has great fuel economy, but I just don't think it's that bad.

Really is the Muscle Car with Brains!!

4.8
Daren on 11/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my M45 for about a month now and it is so much fun to drive, yet sophisticated too. It ourpowers my old Jaguar S-Type 4.0 and has all the interior features of that luxury car. Please, it makes a really neat growl when you start it and accelerate.

What a ride!

4.3
wslowry on 11/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The acceleration in this car reminds me of a 1968 Road Runner I had in my twenties except this car corners. I traded in a BMW 740I and in some ways this is a step down but in many ways it is an improvement. The A/C in the seat is great for the climate here in Florida. The warranty is 4/60 bumper to bumper and 6/70 drivetrain with lifetime free road assistance - hard to beat. The styling may not be your cup of tea but I can tell you it is an impressive vehicle to see in person - it's obviously a car of substance. The extra 50 horses over the 5 and 7 series bimmers is going to come in handy I suspect. Gas mileage is a little scary though.

Great Car

4.9
marshalldempsey on 11/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car. It has style, power, handling and the interior is nice without being a 'luxury car'. The controls make sense, the options are easier than the C class, which I also think is a great car. The Infiniti does not have the quirkeness: brake dust, strange HVAC controls, uncovered seat rail bolts.

Fun and Practical!

5
IndyDrive1 on 10/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has its own "niche". I test drove one today and it did have a hint of the muscle cars of the 70's , but pampering is the order of the day. This car had a great combination of perfomance and comfort.

Get Your Motor Runnin

4.9
Wild Woodpecker on 10/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A terrific car - really is the musclecar with a brain - kills the Marauder - in a class by itself. Handsome and fun to drive..........

Wicked Fast

4.5
BlackM45 on 10/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my M45 for a week now. It is by far the fastest sedan I have driven. It will smoke a 540, E430/E500, GS430, A6 4.2 for $10K to $15K less. The look is menacing, especially in Black. The 18" wheels with the low profile tires look HUGE. The interior is first rate and very quiet.

M45: Great Machine

4.4
LoveCars on 10/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great automobile! The body style is unique and sharp. Although similar lines to the new Cadillac, I find the M45 lines much more refined compared to the "boxy" look of the Cadillac. The interior is very handsome looking. The automatic retracting seat and lifting steering wheel for ease of entrance and exit is a nice touch. The tiptronic 5 speed transmission lets me enjoy additional acceleration and control when I want to have extra "fun". The audio controls on the steering wheel make audio operation safe and easy while in motion. The voice controlled audio and climate control system also make for ease and safety of control while driving.



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