Should I sell my 91 Q45?

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Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby OwnerCS » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:35 pm

I'm thinking about selling my 91 Q45 base model. It has been one of if not the most reliable cars that I've owned. That is all considering the mid-life refresh that it got just after I purchased it in June of 2010. So I've owned it for over 8 years and driven it over 50,000 miles. I think it has roughly 165,000 on it now. As far as maintenance items, I think I should list what hasn't been done. Main features during the refresh.

1) BWD Black Dot Phase II Injectors -- rails refurbished nickel plated.
2) Timing chain guides, water pump, and all that goes with it.
3) New suspension, Tokico blues during the refresh.
4) Level 10 Transmission rebuilt as part of the refresh
5) No rust. The car has always lived in TX and AR - no road salts.
6) Transmission Control Unit from a Phase II model with 1st gear start
7) NICO ECU
8) Drive shaft upgrade from a 94 model.
9) Factory Radio still works..
10) Stillen Bar
11) Aluminum subframe bushings rear
12) Energy Suspension Tension Rod Bushing

It needs -

Air Mix door motor. HVAC Blows hot air all the time. It has become my wintertime car.
Has a small dent on the front fender and hood, and a hole in the bumper. It has picked up a few body blemishes over the years.
Some of the plastic parts on the interior are starting to deteriorate
Leather on the driver seat back bolster is beginning to crack.
It needs a new A.C compressor and conversion to R134a.

It would be a fun hot rod car for some young person if the heater problem was corrected. I've been thinking about running a cable to control the door somehow. I runs and drives nice. Lots of power. It feels like a muscle car.

Though I need a pickup truck with a long bed. I'm on the lookout for a Titan or Frontier King Cab LWB.

Any advice on what I should do or price to ask for this 91 Q45? I'm going to miss it. But it has become impractical to own. I really enjoy my tricked out 99 Maxima SE 5-MT as the family fun car.

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Picture from a few years ago.. Not far from this today..

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby BCC93QT » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:49 am

you can try to sell it. these cars still haven't reached appreciation level. it will take you 6 months to sell it and only might get 1500$ regardless of what you have done to it. I have interest in parts as well as others. better off keeping it

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby BCC93QT » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:11 am

are those 18x7.5 rims or the 18x8s. I need to rid my piepans for the 93 but every one seems to throw 18x8s to the curb

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby sandydennis11 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:11 am

I previously owned a 91 Q45 and had to replace the transmission 3 times, luckily under warranty. Do you have records or any idea what previous owner/s how they maintained the car?

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby OwnerCS » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:01 pm

I purchased the car in 2010.. I knew the car with the previous owner. The previous owner bought the car from Grubbs Infiniti in Ft. Worth TX when it was 2 years old. The car was originally purchased at Bob Moore Infiniti in OKC. I have the original service records. Though I've redone all of the maintenance items.

I think the wheels are 18 x 7.5

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby goody90q45 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:18 am

I haven't searched but I remember you posted many pictures of the mods you were doing. It's a beautiful car. Cover it, store it and pass it on to one of the kids when the time comes.

I had problems with the heater door in 2 of my Q's and the problem was not the motor failing but the foam on the mixer door sticking to the body of the heater after not being used for a few months. If you haven't already, pull out the mix motor and bench test it (2 wires) and while it's out reach in and see if the door moves freely. If you can get that working.... I did the AC conversion on my last Q and it worked well. Good luck.

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby OwnerCS » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:49 am

goody90q45 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:18 am
I haven't searched but I remember you posted many pictures of the mods you were doing. It's a beautiful car. Cover it, store it and pass it on to one of the kids when the time comes.

I had problems with the heater door in 2 of my Q's and the problem was not the motor failing but the foam on the mixer door sticking to the body of the heater after not being used for a few months. If you haven't already, pull out the mix motor and bench test it (2 wires) and while it's out reach in and see if the door moves freely. If you can get that working.... I did the AC conversion on my last Q and it worked well. Good luck.
MG - That's great information about the air mix door. That might be all that it needs.

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby Brew Q » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:07 am

good luck...the market has evaporated for these cars. I'm in a similar situation and mine has a rear mount set up and still no takers.

Your car would be quite tempting if I was keeping mine! I could swap over my rear mount setup and wheels to it, it would be killer paired to the level 10 trans.

Also being 25+ years old I have mine registered as a classic in Texas (only have to get inspected every 5 years!).

Sell the maxima, fix the Q, put the extra money towards the truck :chuckle:

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby Q451990 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:49 pm

Hey, you got an offer on your car. :chuckle:

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby Brew Q » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:03 pm

Q451990 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Hey, you got an offer on your car. :chuckle:
I should've taken you up on it! :rotfl

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby AZhitman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:26 pm

Terribly tempting, although AC is mandatory here.

I can vouch for this car, as I've watched it progress for years. I can't remember, what state are you in?

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby HG50 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:00 pm

Damn I miss my 99 maxima se also. Unfortunately it was a auto tho, good times in that thing way back.

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby OwnerCS » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:16 am

AZhitman wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Terribly tempting, although AC is mandatory here.

I can vouch for this car, as I've watched it progress for years. I can't remember, what state are you in?
Arkansas. No rust.

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Re: Should I sell my 91 Q45?

Postby OwnerCS » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:28 am

Actually have two 4th gens in use right now. I've parked the 99 I30 to remove some parts before it goes to the yard. It suffered some serious body damage a few years ago. So we pulled it off the road.

These are family 4th gens #3 and #4.

The 98 Model (Before and After) + Lowered with H&R Springs, Koni Orange Struts, Nissan Juke 17" Wheels - My daughter's daily driver.

This GLE turned out to have a VLSD automatic. It is rare for around here.

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The 99 model (Before and After) + Lowered with H&R Springs, Koni Orange Struts, Nissan Maxima 18" Wheels - My daily driver.

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