Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

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MarkZ28
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Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby MarkZ28 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:36 am

I just got a dark green with tan interior Q45 for $2000. It has just under 227,000 miles on it, but looks and runs like it has 20K. Paint is still shiny and intact. Tiny bit if wear on seats in front, rear seats look untouched. Pass front door panel has a bad spit on the top. Nice thing about the car is that everything works, even the clock. Runs great, shifts great, brakes are great, it does need larger rims with lower profile tires though. Has the original 15 inch rims with relatively tall profile tires. They are new so will have towear them out before buying new ones. The rear viscous LSD does work, lol. Got it from an Infinity dealer service writer I know. A customer tried to give it to him but he paid them anyway. He said they have had it serviced there for years. He is going to get me the service records for it so I know what has been done. They want to give him an 03 now. This is the best car I have had, new or used, and I have had over 80. Its not the fastest, quickest in the corners, or even the nicest/coolest looking car I have had, but overall it is the best from what little I have drove it. Not sure how Ill like working on it though. No rust on it at all, Im in Northeast Alabama so no salt. Grew up in Muscatine, Iowa, so I know the wonders of working on rust buckets. Havent got any pictures yet but will try to get some today. It was dark by the time I got it home.


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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby Rogue One » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:03 am

Congrats!

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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby Q451990 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:27 am

Nice!

MarkZ28
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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby MarkZ28 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:24 am

Heres the pictures. Cleaning it up and swapping my stuff over from my other car.

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ozzinc
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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby ozzinc » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:23 pm

Real nice outside and the interior is also in great shape :)

MarkZ28
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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby MarkZ28 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:19 pm

Got a couple codes now, lol. Ones for a knock sensor and a secondary oxygen sensor. I dont care about the oxygen sensor but looks like I get to have fun replacing both sensors, no use just replacing one then have the other one die soon after.

sandydennis11
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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby sandydennis11 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:06 am

Great looking Q.
Start buying parts because most are getting few and far between. Especially Fuel Pump and its control Unit.
If you have receipts from Infiniti and don't notice knock sensors and OX sensors , coolant hoses start saving up your money.

I have a '96 Q and have easily spent 15 thousand keeping this car running since bought new in '96, and nothing extraordinary .

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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby BadQ45t » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:33 am

the advise you just got is true, these are not cheap cars and at this mileage the 2k was your "down payment" . Luckly for you the 96' was a more gremlin free version than the previous models although it did delete the VVT option from previous years. I was close to buying a 96' and the service issues are fewer, but at this mileage there are plenty of things that are going to wear out. Pray those Cat Converters do not threw codes, being in CA passing smog will not be fun.

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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby 98_Q45 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:01 am

Who are these people donating cars to service advisors? Lol. They must have lots of disposable income.

Regardless, it’s hard to come across a car in that good of shape. I think you’re better off with that than a J30...at the same time, the 96 and earlier Qs didn’t “standout” for me like the 97-01s. Even the 2002-2005 Qs are exquisite, but it’s something about the 97-99 Qs that have people looking like, what kind of car is that??? Lol.

MarkZ28
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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby MarkZ28 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:01 am

Im in Alabama, no insoections period. Cats will be deleted if they ever go bad. I also have a couple old BMWs, haha, you think Q45s are money pits, BMW E38 and E39 make Qs look like amateurs at stealing money from their owners. This car must have been taken care of, it drives quietly, smooth, handles great for a barge, no suspension noises that I can hear. Its not as powerful as the 98 740i though. I dont care for the variable valve timing myself, just another thing that goes bad that isnt the easiest to repair, or cheap. My 01 540 has it and its part of the reason the chain guides go bad on those and toasts the engine, like mine. I bought it cheap like that but may be a LS swap candidate.

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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby Drake57 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:58 am

Looks like a darn nice car for a decent price, congrats! Personal choice, obviously, but I would keep the wallowy tires, due to cost considerations alone, the cost of low profile tires/wheels goes way up. Have fun with it!

PS If you ever need to part with it/part it out, look me up please, thanks.

MarkZ28
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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby MarkZ28 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:02 pm

it does ride nice but like better cornering. Plus, I want to use bigger brakes which requires larger rims. Win 2 ways, lol. I dont think Ill ever get rid of it. If the engine blows, Ill go LS swap with a six speed. If the auto goes, Ill look for a Nissan suix speed, which I have seen done online a few times.

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Re: Just got a nice 96 for a good price.

Postby BadQ45t » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:37 pm

I hope your a very talented shade tree mechanic cause doing 6 speed swap isn't easy, but has been done a few times by guys here. I probably would think your suspension is worked over, not much aftermarket support left for these, maybe you can bird dog down some Tokiko Blues (those are hard to find) or see if you can find a set of coilovers.

This is cheaper than keeping an BMW going but not as cheap as a Toyota Corolla. I presume you live in a state with no smog laws if you plan to delete cats, in CA you'd be dead


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