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Old 01-03-2014, 06:54 PM
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I don't have a problem with how this car looks, but I've read many owners are having issues with the electric steering.


More bad news for Infinity.
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Almost as bad as Acura. It certainly lost its juice that it had when they first rolled out 1G G35s/1G FX35s. Just like how Acura was rolling with RSX/TSX/TL/RL line up, but then it took an arrow to the knee.
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Maybe Infiniti shouldn't roll that steering system into one of the packages so that if you want a nicely spec'd Q50 it's forced upon you. I think pretty much only a bare-bones Q50 comes with "old-fashioned" steering.
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Let's be honest. Q50 isnt a bad car or ugly car.

It is just not as good as it should have been. It was the closest thing you can get next to a 3 series. Now it just disappeared.
and the stupid name change does not help either.

Agreed. Such a shame since I think its a beautiful looking sedan.
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and the stupid name change does not help either.
I don't know what the Audi guy was thinking. I predict that in a few years they will change it once they accept the fact that consumers can't be bothered to remember which is which. If all your cars are named "Q" then the letter is redundant.
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Can I test drive a Q50 Sedan? and a Q50 Coupe? and a Q50 Convertible? and a Q50 SUV? and a Q50 CUV?

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by MTEAZY View Post
I don't have a problem with how this car looks, but I've read many owners are having issues with the electric steering.


More bad news for Infinity.
Yep...esp. the folks in cold climates.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:54 PM
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Yep...esp. the folks in cold climates.
I thought ESP was efficient?
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I thought ESP was efficient?
Yes. Efficiency means it does not work...so, it'll never break. That's efficient!
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Yep...esp. the folks in cold climates.
Did they fix the problem where the mechanical backup wouldn't kick in fast enough to matter when the system got cold?
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Didn't get to actually drive it but I did take a close look at the Q50 the other day at the dealership and its a fantastic looking thing! The interior is lights out and the exterior is subtly aggressive. This car is a massive improvement over the G37 it replaces (and I bought two G37's) so I'm not sure why all the hate? Sure, if the electronic steering sucks that's a shame but that bug has bitten quite a few of the top players in he segment lately...

Oh and the new naming scheme is totally retard-sauce, agreed.
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It does not compel me to want to get rid of my G37 which sucks for Infinity.

Let's see if the IPL version kicks some ass.
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Originally Posted by majin ssj eric View Post
Didn't get to actually drive it but I did take a close look at the Q50 the other day at the dealership and its a fantastic looking thing! The interior is lights out and the exterior is subtly aggressive. This car is a massive improvement over the G37 it replaces (and I bought two G37's) so I'm not sure why all the hate? Sure, if the electronic steering sucks that's a shame but that bug has bitten quite a few of the top players in he segment lately...

Oh and the new naming scheme is totally retard-sauce, agreed.
I can't speak for everyone, but don't get me wrong, I actually like the styling. I've seen a few in the wild and they are nice looking cars, even if I do see a bit of Mazda 6 in it.

The problem is, the electronic steering doesn't just suck, it's downright abysmal. I applaud Infiniti for being so aggressive with trying new things in the Q50, but they missed the mark by quite a bit on a lot of them.
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Originally Posted by Hapa DC5 View Post
It does not compel me to want to get rid of my G37 which sucks for Infinity.

Let's see if the IPL version kicks some ass.
You mean you wouldn't trade your Infiniti for a Mazda6?
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I don't know what the Audi guy was thinking. I predict that in a few years they will change it once they accept the fact that consumers can't be bothered to remember which is which. If all your cars are named "Q" then the letter is redundant.
Sort of like the imminent X across all Acura models.

"What kind of car do you drive?"

"An Acura TSX"

"Which one is that?"
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Originally Posted by majin ssj eric View Post
The interior is lights out
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Urban dictionary is blocked at my work.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Belzebutt View Post
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Urban dictionary is blocked at my work.
It's a Nissan interior. Once you sit in it, it's really still a 6.5/10
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Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Urban dictionary is blocked at my work.
Good thing. Often used in sports to describe a great performance.
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It's a Nissan interior. Once you sit in it, it's really still a 6.5/10
i sat in it. I like it more than RLX.

So what does that say about RLX interior?

Q50 has a much "normal" looking dual screen layout compare to the "pregnant" looking RLX.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:34 PM
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It does not compel me to want to get rid of my G37 which sucks for Infinity.

Let's see if the IPL version kicks some ass.


IPL versions usually are over the top tastic.

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^ Well that's the problem.

Why can't I get a Q with a 5.6L V8 or the 5.0 from the FX errr QX errrr cat fish?
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IPL versions usually are over the top tastic.

I never really thought that. I saw one in the showroom when I brought my I30 for service and all that was really different that I saw were a tweaked bumper and side skirts, a lip spoiler, different wheels, and an IPL badge on the trunk. Maybe add a red interior that one had spec'd in.
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And 20hp.
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You mean you wouldn't trade your Infiniti for a Mazda6?
I really think Sonata when I look at the rear to be honest.

Still isn't a bad looking car at all. Maybe I should drive one, but the reviews are just terrible on this car.
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More Information on Eau Roage Version

So, the look isn't for everyone...but, the performance numbers being talked are definitely nice IMO.

From here: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...00-hp-possible

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge bears a name that Formula One fans will no doubt associate with some of the greatest racing in the sport. But does Infiniti’s hotted-up Q50 deserve to wear the name? As yet, our answer is no--it’s just a concept car with no real powertrain. But, if Infiniti president Johan de Nysschen’s vision is carried out, the answer would be a resounding YES.

Why is that? Because underneath all of the aerodynamic and styling dress-up work, de Nysschen thinks this Q50 should pack some serious power--and he says it’s technically feasible for Infiniti to do it.

"If we built this car I would expect it to feature over 500 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Through our various alliance partners we have access to a range of engines featuring this performance capability which, with a fair amount of engineering effort, can be developed to exhibit Infiniti character and accommodated within the Q50 engine bay. The engine we are evaluating for the Q50 Eau Rouge is a big personality, V-cylinder engine with forced induction. I think our engineers have been waiting for a project like this,” said de Nysschen in the official release.

That, Mr. de Nysschen, sounds like a great idea.

Barring the brand’s undertaking that task, however, the Q50 Eau Rouge still has some interesting features: nearly every body panel has been changed—only the front doors and the roof pillar arches have been retained from the production car. The rest of the vehicle has been built with higher-performance aims, including increased downforce and a much meaner look than the standard Q50.

Dark matte chrome, carbon fiber, and numerous flares and frills adorn the exterior. Inside each wheel arch sits a 21-inch forged alloy wheel. Infiniti claims the Red Bull Racing RB9 as part of the design inspiration; executive design director Alfonso Albaisa notes that “the sculpted front wing assembly and the rear aerodynamic packaging take their cues from the RB9 race car. The rear fog light packaging is unmistakably Formula One.”

Inside the cabin, the Q50 Eau Rouge continues the performance-inspired theme, with F1-style paddle shifters, a high-grip steering wheel, and more carbon fiber (including some in red carbon) trim.

But will Infiniti build the Q50 Eau Rouge? As yet, it doesn’t look like it--but it does shine a light on Infiniti’s plans for a “future powerful product line,” and a “glimpse of Infiniti’s design prowess for high-performance vehicles.” Whether that will translate into something like BMW’s M Division or Mercedes-AMG, or whether it will boil down to a more aggressive spread of the NISMO-like Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) vehicles--or like Lexus' mostly appearance-only F Sport equipment range--remains to be seen.
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^^ Put the power train into an all new Infiniti design, by a different designer entirely.

Just say NO to sea creatures with wheels!

Bring back the old Infiniti mojo.
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Just put a detuned GTR engine in it and get rid of the complicated/expensive/heavy AWD, fully loaded $45-$50k. 380hp 6mt.

Done.

I would get it even it is a sea creature on wheels.

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^^ Put the power train into an all new Infiniti design, by a different designer entirely.

Just say NO to sea creatures with wheels!

Bring back the old Infiniti mojo.
The sea monster look is pretty horrible.
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Just put a detuned GTR engine in it and get rid of the complicated/expensive/heavy AWD, fully loaded $45-$50k. 380hp 6mt.

Done.

I would get it even it is a sea creature on wheels.
That's not saying much. There are plenty of people that buy the ugly GTR...because it's so crazy fast!

Plenty of buyers willing to have their fast with a side of ugly.
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no matter how you look at it, the Q50 is still 100 times better than ANY Acura on the market
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no matter how you look at it, the Q50 is still 100 times better than ANY Acura on the market
That's a stretch. It's getting panned by reviewers. Not to mention it's a Nissan, so its interior is absolute horse shit. Certainly not worth the high price tag. So yeah, it's probably better than the Acuras on the market today, but the TLX hasn't come out yet and the TSX and ILX are downmarket.
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That's a stretch. It's getting panned by reviewers. Not to mention it's a Nissan, so its interior is absolute horse shit. Certainly not worth the high price tag. So yeah, it's probably better than the Acuras on the market today, but the TLX hasn't come out yet and the TSX and ILX are downmarket.
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no matter how you look at it, the Q50 is still 100 times better than ANY Acura on the market
That's not saying much.

That "compliment" is like saying to the fat girl at the gather of fat chicks, that she is the least fat of the fat girls.

She is still a fatty, however.
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That's not saying much.

That "compliment" is like saying to the fat girl at the gather of fat chicks, that she is the least fat of the fat girls.

She is still a fatty, however.
so what's a good looking sedan in this class to you?
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Not to mention it's a Nissan, so its interior is absolute horse shit.
Well, aren't you on a roll for bashing any non-honda product...
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so what's a good looking sedan in this class to you?
Cadillac CTS
BMW 4 Series
Lexus IS
Even the Buick Regal makes this look like a cheap Mazda sea creature love child.
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Well, aren't you on a roll for bashing any non-honda product...
I'm a big Corvette guy. And no, I really don't like any of the Acuras except the TSX. But Nissan interiors are notoriously bad.
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Cadillac CTS
BMW 4 Series
Lexus IS
Even the Buick Regal makes this look like a cheap Mazda sea creature love child.
all to me
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stylistically they aren't my favorite but I wouldn't say they are bad or shit.
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Cadillac CTS
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Lexus IS
Even the Buick Regal makes this look like a cheap Mazda sea creature love child.
4 Series isn't a sedan...
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