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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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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 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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I am glad I have this transmission because I fear a CVT...
Yep. I refuse to consider the QX50 or QX60 specifically because of their CVTs. Infiniti needs to realize that there is nothing premium/luxury about a CVT and they need to stop using them.
 

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Sad to hear these are being discontinued. I don't want anything bigger and I love having a hatchback, not a sedan.

I used to dream of a G37x Wagon (now the Q50) and I would definitely not buy a sedan or large SUV. I guess I might be headed toward something else.
 

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Sad to hear these are being discontinued. I don't want anything bigger and I love having a hatchback, not a sedan.

I used to dream of a G37x Wagon (now the Q50) and I would definitely not buy a sedan or large SUV. I guess I might be headed toward something else.
If you like hatchbacks it seems the Honda Civic and VW Golf are the two remaining holdouts worth looking at.

Honda definitely wins for reliability and price... But VW has the GTI and a DCT.
 

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If you like hatchbacks it seems the Honda Civic and VW Golf are the two remaining holdouts worth looking at.

Honda definitely wins for reliability and price... But VW has the GTI and a DCT.
I prefer awd due to a lot of snow and hills where I live. I had a BMW 325xi wagon and an Impreza hatch before this car. I might look into something not as fun, like a regular Outback. I would think about a WRX or STi, but those have a really high theft rate in the PNW.
 

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Acura RDX, then. SH-AWD is excellent.
 
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