cool. i'm deliberately staying away because i can't afford a new car right now.not to nitpick, but i didn't think the wheat was avail on the sport? I was wondering about the bourbon with the umbriagrey. that would definetly be on my list as well as black over bourbon/rosewood [and i've never owned a black car]....911/Q45 wrote:Umbria Grey with a wheat interior. . I think the magic combo is the umbria grey with the bourbon/rosewood inside. The salesman offered $1000 off MSRP without much effort. I'll let things cool off for a few months and take another look. Very nice car and just the right size.
True, but why regress from the FX BiXenon? No rear power shade in sport is dumb marketing mistake. Wheat interior in Sport is not meant to be available, so maybe we're seeing some cracks in the original model line-up.911/Q45 wrote: The mirrors do dip in reverse. The power sunshade is only available as part of the premium lux package, which evidently doesn't mesh with the Sport image. I think the flash to pass and high beam Xenon is fairly challenging when you're sticking with proven tech and trying hard to keep the price point down.
Whyd do you always have to put a negative spin on everything?maxnix wrote:True, but why regress from the FX BiXenon? No rear power shade in sport is dumb marketing mistake. Wheat interior in Sport is not meant to be available, so maybe we're seeing some cracks in the original model line-up.
Ever had a rear powered sunshade South of the Red River? It's a great option, as are the pull-up side sunshades on the Premium Q45.PalmerWMD wrote:Whyd do you always have to put a negative spin on everything? Fred..
I can get anyone any of these items from Japan, but noone really seems interested. They never bring over everything from Japan, but I think they made some good choices on what to bring over.maxnix wrote:They are formidable cars. Still a little leary about the VK45DE.
Don't know why the power rear shade is not available on Sport. Why no BiXenon? Why no signal lamp in mirrors, and why no Forged Rays 19" wheels as an option? Do the outside mirrors tilt in reverse? It's an option in Japan.
To paraphrase H. L. Mencken, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."Jesda wrote: If Infiniti didnt screw up repeatedly and make idiotic decisions left and right, resale values might be too high (bad news for me), and management/marketing students would have less to study and fewer mistakes to learn from (bad news for me).So, really, thanks to Infiniti marketing, I can afford a used Q, and I have more material to use in my research papers -- just when I thought Cadillac offered plenty of examples of how to screw up.
For that, I offer my praise to head of Infiniti's marketing team:
Speaking of Infiniti marketing, I just got my 120-page hardcover 1990 Q45 book that was sent exclusively to each dealer back in the day. There's a bunch of BS in it about rocks, trees, and nature along with HUGE photos. Sure, I understood and connected with the idea, but the public obviously didn't.