2004 M45 Arrived

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2004 M45 Arrived

Postby Sirluckyj » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Well after nearly 3 months of waiting, I finally got my new M45. It's Diamond Graphite with Willow interior and has all options except the chrome wheels. What a machine! I owned a 2003 Corvette for 10 months but had to let it go because I'm having total knee replacements in both knees and could not get in & out of the Vette without severe pain. This M45 handles just as good as the Vette. The Navigation system will take some serious education to understand all it's capable of. The XM radio is a real nice addition to the audio system. I'll post some pictures as soon as I can borrow a digital camera. I'm having my second knee surgery (right knee) on Sept. 20 so this baby will have to sit for 4 weeks. I put a coat of Zaino Show Car Polish on the M45 Sat. This is what most Vette owners use and it made the M45 look terrific. I'll put two more coats on before my surgery.

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Postby Jesda » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Congrats, man! Wow, what a transition, from a tight two-seater to a midsize sedan. I'll bet the interior is a nice change. If you have pics of the Vette, those would be nice to see too. :D

When you run out of Zaino check out the NICO sponsor, 5-Star Shine:http://www.5starshine.com/cgi-bin/at.cgi?a=261224

Some say its as good or better. Apparently its used by the US Navy.

-Jesda

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Postby Falkdesigns » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Congrats on getting an awesome car! I think the current M is one of the most distinctive cars on the road, just gorgeous. Good luck with you knees too, hope it goes well.

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Postby PalmerWMD » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Congratulations!

Love the M45 one of my favorite Infiniti's

Enjoy and dont forget to upload some pics into our members ride section.http://www.nissaninfiniticlub....user=

Good to see our M45 crowd keeps growing!

Fred..:)

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Postby elwesso » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

OH snap Fort Wayne!!!! IM gonna have to come visit you sometime!! :)

Check in our midwest thread... Id LOVE to see an M45 there!!!!!

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Postby nuQ » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

I'm jealous!!!! If I had to give up my Q,,it would definitly be for an M45!!!!! Congrats!

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Postby szh » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Welcome to the small-but-growing contingent of M45 owners at NICO! :D

Z

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Postby dezm45 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Welcome .. you WILL enjoy it. Wow, you had to wait 3 months for it -- special order I'm guessing ...

I had a hard time getting mine too -- in the color combination. But they located it in a week. It's almost a year old !

ENJOY YOUR NEW M !!!

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Postby russg » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Welcome to the forum, Jim. You should fit in quite well around here. Lots of guys here are are in the process of replacing worn out parts in their primary modes of transportation, you've just brought it to a new level. Good luck with the surgery, and with the physical therapy that follows. You'll soon be referring to your physical therapist as your physical terrorlst. Brings new meaning to the concept of no pain, no gain. But it will all be worth it in the end.

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Postby AZhitman » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Welcome Jim.

The current incarnation of the M is, to me, the PERFECT car. I intend to replace my current Q45 with a pre-owned 03/04 M45 in the future.

Glad to have you aboard!

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Postby Jesda » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Does anyone have skidpad numbers for the 03-04 M45? Its .80g right? Which is right up in 90-93 Q45 territory.

-Jesda

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Postby russg » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Jesda wrote:Does anyone have skidpad numbers for the 03-04 M45? Its .80g right? Which is right up in 90-93 Q45 territory.

-Jesda


Yes, .80g as reported by Road & Track October 2002, and confirmed by Car and Driver March 2003.

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Postby szh » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Jesda wrote:Does anyone have skidpad numbers for the 03-04 M45? Its .80g right? Which is right up in 90-93 Q45 territory.

-Jesda


On stock tires and rims, the 90-93 Q45 could not do 0.80g laterally! The reviews from the era had it measured lower ...

Z

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Postby Jesda » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

szhosain wrote:On stock tires and rims, the 90-93 Q45 could not do 0.80g laterally! The reviews from the era had it measured lower ...

Z


Correct. This 1990 review has it at .79g:http://q45.spilky.com/q45vsls400/scan0007.jpg

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Postby szh » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Jesda wrote:Correct. This 1990 review has it at .79g:http://q45.spilky.com/q45vsls400/scan0007.jpg


Hmmm ... actually, that was better than I remembered it! Which makes it close enough to 0.80g so as not to matter much - we do not drive at 9/10ths all the time! :D

Thanks for the info!

Z

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Postby Jesda » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

Its odd, for the original Q45 there's so many different performance numbers.

60-0 distance varied between by 10-12 feet depending on the tester. 0-60 varies from 6.7 to 7.3. And the 1/4 anywhere from 15 to 15.7. And each number can be backed with a credible source, adding even more to the confusion.

-Jesda

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Postby Mark86T » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:51 am

szhosain wrote:Hmmm ... actually, that was better than I remembered it! Which makes it close enough to 0.80g so as not to matter much - we do not drive at 9/10ths all the time! :D Z
9/10ths? Well I do as often as I can! My Q drifts very controlably through corners. Though I would like it to stick better. CONGRATS on getting your new ride. M45s are cool.


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