Peter Griffin said:
What's the verdict when it comes to owning an Infinity? I had one friend say that they are expensive to fix. I haven't done my research so I just a.ssumed it was on the level of Audi/BMW maintenance wise.
Looking at getting a Q50 or Jeep Wrangler when I can get a new car.
On my 3rd Infiniti now and I've never had any problems with them other than brakes and some normal maintenance. My i30 back in the day did have the O2 sensors go and it was pretty costly back then for the labor, but no issues with my G35 or G37. The G37 might still be one of the best buys for your money. The power, design, and luxury all combined for under $50k at release (well under $30k now) with a solid track record of being mechanically sound is why these cars are all over the place now. The brand has grown largely in the last 10 years.
I don't think the newly named Q50 looks as visually appealing on the exterior as they've worked out what made the vehicle initially stand out, especially in the rear. I'd almost suggest if someone were to be looking into an Infiniti to check out buying a couple years older model of the G37 before it switched to the Q50, but that's my preference. The interior on the Q50's are sharp and on a different level than the G's, but they don't have that same iconic look the G's do.
With buying a BMW or Benz in the same class/price range you can't go wrong, but when something has to be repaired/replaced it is going to cost you. And with Audi's I've known too many people that have had electrical problems with them. I consistently praise my Infiniti for not letting me down in all aspects I'm looking for in my everyday vehicle especially with the sh*tty unpredictable weather of Upstate NY.