My new M45!!

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My new M45!!

Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Hey Guys,Just took delivery of a 2003 M45, black with chrome rims and the spoiler. It's a badass ride and I'm having allot of fun with it. Let me know what you think I should do for mods ...click here for the pics http://members.cardomain.com/ptm03m45


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Postby AZhitman » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

WELCOME!!! Our first M45 owner!

(My personal favorite new Infiniti... )

Enjoy the forums, and keep us posted on how you like that bad-a$$ beast!

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Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Thanks so much for your hospitality. I'll keep you posted on the car!!!

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

AWESOME!!

WE LOVE the M45!!!!!!!!:cuddle

A couple of us have been thinking aloud about buying one as soon as monies permit and join you:dogpile

If you can give us a little write-up about your ownership experience that would be great!

Fred...:yesnod

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Also we have a members ride section were we feature members cars:

check it out:http://www.nissaninfiniticlub....20330

Fred...:)

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Postby Q451990 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Wow... looks great in black! I had a chance to drool over a silver one in New Orleans for a few minutes. I really didn't like the looks of it at first, but they're growing on me - especially when you see them in person!

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Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Here was my rundown I posted on Fresh Alloy. I just took delivery of a loaded black M45 w/chrome wheels, graphite interior and a rear spoiler. When I got to the dealer she was all shined up and ready and simply beautiful. It was parked out front and at 3 people were hawking it when I walked up. I got a great deal as the car was 51,500 dollars retail and they gave it to me for 46,000 not much over invoice, thanks Ray Catena Infiniti! Thr salesman was awesome and knew the product well and trained me for 1 hour on the interior. I knew allot already though cause I have been reading up on this car but he was still so helpful. So then I got to drive it home and I can't begin how happy I am with this car. The seats are just right for me, very supportive. The heat is just perfect and I think this is the first car where the cooled seats actually cool. The whole car gives you the feeling you did something right and you constantly feel connected to the road through the wheel. It's tough to explain but the power assist steering works great and is a flawless setup. The brakes are also great but very different compared to other cars. Most cars of performance have large brake discs like 12-13 inches on the front and utilize mostly front braking pressure, like 75% front brake. The Infiniti has small discs 11 inches or so all the way around and brakes 55% front. This is a racecar setup and you get very little weight shift when braking and entering a corner. This gives no nose dive and great handling nothing I ever experienced in a sedan this big. The performance is unreal. My last car was an Audi TT that was heavily modded with a chip, exhaust, intake and a bunch of other stuff. My 0-60 with my auto meter was 5.6 seconds in that car. I dusted 2 z's and a G35 coupe just last week with it. I expected the M45 to be slower anyway but it wasn't. I hooked up my auto meter in my M45 when I got it. Just yestarday I was confident to give it a stab at 0-60 just to see. Ok here's the deal... with the VDC on and car in drive my 0-60 was 5.85 seconds BUT....I turned the VDC off and manually shifted and got 5.21 seconds...a big difference and let me tell you, its very felt even in the seat. Next time I did it I screwed up hitting the gas too hard and lit up the rear tires for a 100 feet or so. It's still new and I don't wanna beat on it so I'll try it again real soon. I love the shifter though and after coming out of a manual shifter all my driving life the shifter in the M45 keeps me out of withdrawl. It even slows the car down like a real shifter and when you get good in the corners you can match your max rpm's with your shift points, lots of fun! But I notice with the VDC on it is a dufferent feel and is a tick slower no doubtThe car handles good but my tires are new and I haven't pushed it all too much but it feels tight and would definitly push if i went too hard, but when I break the tires in we'll see. Exterior Lights are like day out in the middle of the night and the fogs look cool lit up. Nice touch with the mirror blinkers too, it looks classy blinking at nite. My friend said I came up behind him on the highway and he was scared of the front end like I was gonna eat him or something, it's threatening! Something I need here with Jersey drivers.LOLThe interior is just great, You can adjust the seats many ways to get your comfort and then you can set it memory wise and never lose it, I found I've used this option already <everybody wants to drive it>LOL. I have the tech package and the premium so it has allot to offer. My boss has a CL500 and he said my M45 has every option he has (except the integrated phone he has) and its what 50,000 cheaper? LOL The navigation is just flawless like most japanese imports have. But the Infiniti birdseye and jillions of navigating options as well as voice guidence controls are so awesome and perform better than all german imports. My Audi sucked in this department. The navigation and audio I got used to in a day and I love it. Anybody who said it sucked and was confusing had the car for an hour or is really stupid..LOL The steering wheel controls are quick and easy to use as you can control volume, mode and channel changing. The audio system has a great option where it searches for popular tagged stations <top 40, rock etc>. The Bose system is very loud and can blow you out if you want. One thing I did'nt like was the is that at night the wheel controls aren't lit. This sucked when I was learning but I have it memorized now.I love the way the seat moves out to let you out if the car and I'm still learning the voice commands.Other than that I hope this gives everybody the insight of the Infiniti product and where it's going. I'm the only one that seems to have this car as it's not selling well I think due to the styling but man I get stares like crazy <more than my TT> and I think it's one of those cars you just have to see in person. You won't be sorry if you get one!!!

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

"The performance is unreal. My last car was an Audi TT that was heavily modded with a chip, exhaust, intake and a bunch of other stuff. My 0-60 with my auto meter was 5.6 seconds in that car. I dusted 2 z's and a G35 coupe just last week with it. I expected the M45 to be slower anyway but it wasn't. I hooked up my auto meter in my M45 when I got it. Just yestarday I was confident to give it a stab at 0-60 just to see. Ok here's the deal... with the VDC on and car in drive my 0-60 was 5.85 seconds BUT....I turned the VDC off and manually shifted and got 5.21 seconds...a big difference and let me tell you, its very felt even in the seat. Next time I did it I screwed up hitting the gas too hard and lit up the rear tires for a 100 feet or so"

AWESOME!.

We Need more picsWho's got the webiste that will convert 0-60 into likely quater mile numbers?

That makes me wanna get one more.

Fred...:)

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

I want a jet black, "unloaded" M45, with no spoiler, the 18" silver alloys (to be immediately powder-coated dark graphite), and the Japan-spec front grille (or a billet facsimile w/o the Infiniti logo).

Definitely a vehicle befitting my personality... :D

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Postby 1qckser » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

That car is just awesome, great in black, kinda evil looking.:D

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Postby QShip » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

That is nice!!

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Postby Rex » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Sweeeeeeeeet Ride. I'd have a hard time picking a color, the white is nice, the black is mean, but how could you not want a rocket like that in sexy red????

Do any if you guys have the M45 movie of the street race? I do. :0)

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Here's the M45 MOVIE(warning LONG download):

http://www.nissaninfiniticlub....t=M45

And here is LOTS OF M45 STUFF:

http://www.nissaninfiniticlub....nding

Fred...:yesnod

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New M 45!

Postby maxnix » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Thanks for coming over from Fresh Alloy. There are a lot of 1st Generation Q owners here who are interested in the M 45.

Post your pictures and keep us updated. You will also find a wealth of information in previous posts here that, although not specific to the M 45 and its VK45DE engine, will nevertheless apply to the long term care and maintenance of your new Infiniti.

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Postby szh » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Awesome car ... !!! :)

Enjoy! And welcome to the Infiniti community.

Z

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Re: My new M45!!

Postby QShip » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

PtM03m45 wrote:Hey Guys,Just took delivery of a 2003 M45, black with chrome rims and the spoiler. It's a badass ride and I'm having allot of fun with it. Let me know what you think I should do for mods ...click here for the pics http://members.cardomain.com/ptm03m45
I wonder if the supercharger that has been developed for the 2002 Q45 will work in the M45.

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Qship:

Do u have any info on it?

Fred..:)

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Postby QShip » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Someone had posted a link to the website quite some time ago. The company is on the west coast.

I don't remember the company's name.

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SUPERCHARGER OMG!!!

Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

If you guys find a supercharger I'm on it!!! That would be incredible.....but hell I can't even find an exhaust..whats with this electric variable whosamgadget exhaust...Is it any good?Thanks so muchPete

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

yes there is a SC for the VK45DE.Since the powertrain is teh same with teh Q it will fit.I remebr it as well a few months ago on this board we found a company thatr did SC for the VK45DE in the 2k2 Q45.

Dont know how mature that system was ....But they were claiming 450 hp.A thorough search should turn it up.

Fred..:)

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

And here it is:

Keuylian:

http://www.nissaninfiniticlub....D+Q45

Fred..:)

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Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Thanks you so much Fred for the search, I really appreciate it! This is a great SC setup...my god imagine another 100 hp!I may just do this.....Petehttp://members.cardomain.com/ptm03m45

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Postby QShip » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Yes! Thanks Fred!

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Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

In NJ I cannot tint the two front windows. Should I do a legal tint job (2 rear windows and back) or just leave it. Thanks

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

PtM03m45 wrote:In NJ I cannot tint the two front windows. Should I do a legal tint job (2 rear windows and back) or just leave it. Thanks


Yes.

A lot of folks do that and it doesnt look bad at all.I currently have a heavy tint in trhe 2 side fronts and will take it out since it does restrict visibility quite abit at night.

Fred...:)

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Postby baco99 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

i still can't decide if i could live with the looks of that car. i kind of like the older style Q45 better. but it's supposed to haul a$$, so that counts for sumthin'!

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Postby Jeff Williams » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:48 am

Drive your Q to Infiniti dealership, then test-drive the M. If you have any way of paying for it, you will leave in the M.

If it wasn't for AOL, and Enron, I might be driving one, right now.


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