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So am I reading the press reports correctly...Infiniti is already discontinuing the QX30? I can't tell if they are just ceasing building them in the UK or they are not going to build them at all. Thanks Infiniti for giving me an Edsel.
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Dang. It appears sales have been lackluster, due to competition from other brands primarily. The QX 50 sold a lot better, so Infiniti
decided it's not feasible to continue the QX30. https://www.carsdirect.com/automotiv...e-discontinued
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I've read a couple of news about this. However what I thought was they were ceasing the partnership with Mercedes-Benz to build an all Infiniti QX30. It's only my opinion with no specific supporting argument, but I think Infiniti should not dish the CUV segment. If the QX50 is considered to be their entry level, prices should definitely go down.
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The MB partnership is a big reason why my wife and I bought a QX30. We liked the Infiniti styling (both interior and exterior) but we appreciate the Mercedes engineering. This 4 cylinder is fantastic, and the DCT is phenomenal.

Nissan 4 cylinders are bleh -- and I am not ready to trust a variable-compression design from Nissan/Infiniti. That seems like a ticking time bomb, to me. I would also never pay "premium/luxury" vehicle prices to get a CVT. No thank you! In something cheap, like a Honda Fit, I think a CVT is fine... But if I'm paying "more" to get a premium experience then a CVT has no place, imo.

So it seems Infiniti may be losing my family as customers. It's a shame, because we do love our QX30 and the Infiniti dealer has a decent enough sales and service department... But I'll focus on Acura/Audi/BMW/Lexus/Mercedes/Porsche/Volvo next time.
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Does not diminish my love for this car whatsoever... If I didn't have Dinantronics, my love wouldn't be quite as lofty- but this car with Dinantronics is perfect for me and I plan on keeping her for a while.
Other than early issues with the aux battery and alternator change, it has been super reliable, super gorgeous, extremely fun and economical (getting 27 in city and 32 on hwy consistently)... Other than spending twice the price I paid for this, I can't think of anything else that would remotely interest me or sway me from my QX30S.
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Does not diminish my love for this car whatsoever... If I didn't have Dinantronics, my love wouldn't be quite as lofty- but this car with Dinantronics is perfect for me and I plan on keeping her for a while.
Other than early issues with the aux battery and alternator change, it has been super reliable, super gorgeous, extremely fun and economical (getting 27 in city and 32 on hwy consistently)... Other than spending twice the price I paid for this, I can't think of anything else that would remotely interest me or sway me from my QX30S.
Agreed, I love the car, which is why I am so disappointed.
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We bought the car in part because I have a 2014 CLA with the same engine and transmission, and many interior features, and continue to be happy with it. So far, the used 17 QX30 we bought last year has been great. Hopefully, it will continue to be so.
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Well, that’s really disappointing, if they cease production of the QX30.

I really have trouble to find another car - unfortunately the QX50 is not an option for me right now. This might change in 2020 ...
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I guess as long as Mercedes continues the GLA250, we’ll still have some support with parts, service.
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I read that they will make it all Infiniti in the future with a 'less powerful' VC engine. I am glad I have this transmission because I fear a CVT...
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