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Still have mine, and it鈥檚 enjoyable to drive. That said, I wouldn鈥檛 buy it again. I only keep it because I don鈥檛 want to spend more money to buy something else. Might as well drive what I have.

Infiniti has abandoned us, and resale value reflects that. Unless Infiniti pulls a 180, I won鈥檛 be staying with the brand.
 

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How many of u folks,still have ur Qx3o,and is it still trunning and looking great!? I'm gonna make my decision very soon!馃槄馃お
We bought a 2018 with every option. Only 23,000 miles and so far with zero issues, except a cracked windshield from a nasty rock hit. My wife still loves driving it every day. It replaced a G60 coupe so we are OK with the ULTRA compact size. It fits our needs for a Unique, fun daily driver. For family duties we drive our QX80. We've driven our QX30 to CO to go skiing and the Turbo motor is AMAZING at altitude and steep inlines. Woooosh! The AWD is as sure footed as I've driven and I've owned them all. Things we wish it had... Power lift gate, Remote Start, Heated steering wheel, a bit more sound deadening. We average 23-24 mpg mixed driving and see 25-28 mpg hwy cruising 75+. In 2 years of ownership we've only seen 1 other QX30 in town. My wife still gets many comments on what a cute, sharp, sporty little SUV it is. If your OK with the small size, Buy one. They are great value at $20,000 for a low mile 2018. AVOID the 2017 as they had a few electrical bugs, and blanks screen issues. Hold out for the Luxury package with LED lighting, Navi, push button start etc. Lastly, the dual clutch tranny is awesome for instant shifts under power. The nature of a dual clutch is a bit jerky at times at stop and go speeds, more noticeable in cold winter months. No mechanical issues, but most owners will confirm this. A QX50 will likely replace our QX30 down the road.
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Thabku so much for ur reply! I was looking at the 2017 because I've read theres very little style changes! Prices very but very few for $20k! Looking for liquid copper with all options!Will look for 2018 now...thanx again!!
 

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Thabku so much for ur reply! I was looking at the 2017 because I've read theres very little style changes! Prices very but very few for $20k! Looking for liquid copper with all options!Will look for 2018 now...thanx again!!
Gotta agree w/wirth.. it鈥檚 not my Lancer Evo VII, but it鈥檚 fun to slowly mod this Mercedes. Just gotta be smart along the way..
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Still have mine, and it鈥檚 enjoyable to drive. That said, I wouldn鈥檛 buy it again. I only keep it because I don鈥檛 want to spend more money to buy something else. Might as well drive what I have.

Infiniti has abandoned us, and resale value reflects that. Unless Infiniti pulls a 180, I won鈥檛 be staying with the brand.
Something to think about!
 

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My 2018 Sport continues to perform fine mechanically, although I only have just over 10k on it. For the price, I'm relatively satisfied, but there are some things I think Infiniti really overlooked:
  • There should be something in between "eco" and "sport" mode. I'm a spirited driver but sport mode takes too long to upshift. I think this is to compensate for how slow the transmission is to react and actually downshift when more power is needed. The transmission is also SLOW to shift from reverse to drive.
  • Infotainment is not nearly powerful enough - takes up to a second or more for simple touchscreen options to activate. There are also features missing that would be present on a strict Infiniti such as the ability for InTouch Services to transfer navigation data directly to your car.
  • Who the **** wants a fixed-glass roof?
I can forgive the lack of power liftgate and other features you can get on a Kia and somehow can't on the QX30, but the above items are what continue to really bug me. Infiniti has made sure you know you went with the QX30 and not its Mercedes cousin.
 

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There should be something in between "eco" and "sport" mode. I'm a spirited driver but sport mode takes too long to upshift. I think this is to compensate for how slow the transmission is to react and actually downshift when more power is needed. The transmission is also SLOW to shift from reverse to drive.
Are you sure there isn't something wrong with your QX30? The DCT should be incredibly quick to shift. Almost instantaneous. Going from Reverse->Drive has a delay because the computer is programmed to have a delay... But shifting between 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 should be incredibly quick. The car has paddle shifters, too, so if you want a lower gear, just tap the left paddle once or twice.

Infotainment is not nearly powerful enough - takes up to a second or more for simple touchscreen options to activate. There are also features missing that would be present on a strict Infiniti such as the ability for InTouch Services to transfer navigation data directly to your car.
Yes, the infotainment is slow and out-dated. However, the QX30 does have the ability for InTouch Services to transfer destinations to the car. I use it all the time!

Who the **** wants a fixed-glass roof?
I would have preferred a power opening roof. I'm not sure if Mercedes withheld the option or if Infiniti didn't want to pay for it. Either way, I'd much prefer the glass roof over a metal roof.

Infiniti has made sure you know you went with the QX30 and not its Mercedes cousin.
That cuts both ways. The interior on the QX30 is vastly superior to the GLA250. Infiniti knocked it out of the park when they did their dash design. Actual visual flair and a tailored dash! The GLA is bleh plastic.
 

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Got my 2018 QX30 a year ago in May. Low mileage 9K. Loaded premium trim package. Majestic white. Love the car, love the ride, love the way it handles. Wish it had a power lift and close gate! My only disappointment is the brushed aluminum trim around the windows and the roof rails. It's gotten cloudy and marred and I can't get it to buff out. I still like my lil buggy...
 

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Got my 2018 QX30 a year ago in May. Low mileage 9K. Loaded premium trim package. Majestic white. Love the car, love the ride, love the way it handles. Wish it had a power lift and close gate! My only disappointment is the brushed aluminum trim around the windows and the roof rails. It's gotten cloudy and marred and I can't get it to buff out. I still like my lil buggy...
There is a lot of products out there that will clean the aluminum look on line good luck .
 

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We bought a 2018 with every option. Only 23,000 miles and so far with zero issues, except a cracked windshield from a nasty rock hit. My wife still loves driving it every day. It replaced a G60 coupe so we are OK with the ULTRA compact size. It fits our needs for a Unique, fun daily driver. For family duties we drive our QX80. We've driven our QX30 to CO to go skiing and the Turbo motor is AMAZING at altitude and steep inlines. Woooosh! The AWD is as sure footed as I've driven and I've owned them all. Things we wish it had... Power lift gate, Remote Start, Heated steering wheel, a bit more sound deadening. We average 23-24 mpg mixed driving and see 25-28 mpg hwy cruising 75+. In 2 years of ownership we've only seen 1 other QX30 in town. My wife still gets many comments on what a cute, sharp, sporty little SUV it is. If your OK with the small size, Buy one. They are great value at $20,000 for a low mile 2018. AVOID the 2017 as they had a few electrical bugs, and blanks screen issues. Hold out for the Luxury package with LED lighting, Navi, push button start etc. Lastly, the dual clutch tranny is awesome for instant shifts under power. The nature of a dual clutch is a bit jerky at times at stop and go speeds, more noticeable in cold winter months. No mechanical issues, but most owners will confirm this. A QX50 will likely replace our QX30 down the road. View attachment 2368
I got mine last year cert-pre/owned 2018 and have had on going coolant issues and an auxiliary battery replacement BUT I love the quickness of the sport mode and AWD in the snow. Overall I like it but like you , will probably get a qx50 eventually down the road when my warranty is out. Although fun having a German engine will have more and more issues as time passes
 

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Hi Scooby, this may be years too late but I am a new member having only bought a QX30 early this year.
I also found there needs to be a mode between Eco & Sport, my car often chugged in a gear that i thought was too high for my speed around town, often going into 7th and almost sounded like it was about to labour, I found it embarrassing.
I was advised about an Australian made product called a boost controller from GFB ( go fast bits) look it up WWW.gfb.com.au, search part number T9358 and read there blurb.
I'm not saying it has been transform into a race car but in Eco it has stopped the car changing up to early and I do not chug around town in a higher gear than necessary also changes down a gear with less pressure. And it will hold a better boost under heavy throttle. This product is well made from an alloy casing and a simply brass internal piston replacing the plastic bits. It cost me AU150 plus postage and I fitted it myself.
hope this helps.............john
 
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