Hi you Nissanistas (?) and Infinicionados (?) I ask for help in the hopes of finding - one fine day - the holy grail of daily driving: The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid!
The one model I have been looking to get my hands on for half a year now. To be fair, the Q50 Hybrid is included in my hunt, but I would prefer the bigger one.
And when that day finally comes, I hope to participate in further discussion and maybe even help out some of you guys!
You may ask: Why such an old model? Why an Infiniti? Why the Hybrid? To keep it short, I really like Nissan's concept of the hybrid performance car (biggest selling point for me), and the comfort of the ride. Add to this that I like to own multiple cars, the cost of this older model is also one deciding factor.
I hail from Germany, which means in the context of my interest in Infinitis: Models are extremely rare to find, especially in hybrid form. The make is not sold here any more for quite some time now, and when it was sold: not so much. For instance, the number of sold M Y51 did not even reach 1.000 from 2010 to 2017.
To the topic - I found one Q70 Hybrid, built 2016, with 12.000 miles on it... but hear me out:
Dealer says upfront that it had some front damage, but details are unknown.
> My plan would be to visit Nissan service to let them check the car + check the hybrid battery status.
> What do you think: Since such a car checkup might not be able to go into details too much (removing plastic covers etc), any tips on what to look at specifically?
My short test drive showed a bit of an offset on the steering wheel.
> Above mentioned check should identify if the repairs "missed something", and/or wheel alignment was not done properly.
The shift lock cover seems to have been worked on with a tool.
> So lever operation might have been necessary to be forced due to an accident - or just because of a dead battery? Nothing big?
I noticed relatively strong brake shuddering, which got better while test driving.
> Might be due to heavily corroded disks, or dou you think it might be something more critical? Something above mentioned car check might miss? (dealer wants to change disks)
A/C was not working.
> Understandable for a car standing around that long? (dealer wants to fill fluid)
Service was only done once.
> Granted, the car was not driven much, but a few thousand miles could have happened with very old oil
> Negligible with such low mileage, or not?
Price translates to 31.000 dollars incl. taxes.
> What would you pay in the US for such a banger?
Thing to note is that used Infinitis should also be relatively cheap here, compared to other up-scale vehicles.