condition: excellent cylinders: 8 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas paint color: green size: full-size title status: clean transmission: automatic type: sedan
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THIS IS ALMOST A UNICORN! For the last 18 years, this beautiful luxury 1998 Infiniti Q45 has been an actual “little old lady’s car”, you know, the one that was only driven to and from the grocery store, and never over 30 MPH? Only in this case, the 78 year old owner drove it to and from her job as a school teacher at a rural school and seldom over 55 MPH. Here’s a brief history: this car was purchased at Roswell Infiniti in Roswell, GA for approximately $50,000 by a minister who drove it for three years and 89,000 miles on rounds to his rural parishioners. He may have had it on a three year lease, as he had all maintenance done at the dealership and passed on a stack of receipts to the current owner, my wife, in 2001. She went on to drive it another 185,000 more miles over the following 18 years. My wife had the good fortune to be married to a bonafide gearhead maintenance freak (that would be me) ! As such, this car has never missed a (Penzoil) oil change, or any other scheduled maintenance needs – even minor stuff like cabin air filters and other things the average car owner never thinks about - like transmission fluid changes. In fact, it comes with a contemporaneous log book showing every gas fill up and every maintenance item done on the car from 2001 until today. Any intelligent mechanic will tell you that a high-mileage car with an excellent, and preferably provable, maintenance record is a better choice than a lower mileage car with minimal, or unprovable, maintenance. Don't take my word for it, ask your own mechanic!
It has never been in an accident, or had any rust repaired, and wears it’s original, still solid and shiny, dark forest green metallic paint. Just look at the pictures! It has never had a major repair of any kind. Items that wear, and have worn out, and been replaced as needed. Most recently, we replaced the power steering pump, steering rack and all high pressure hydraulic hoses in that system, along with all eight ignition coil packs. A new $800 set of high-end 70,000 mile Michelin tires were installed just a few thousand miles ago as well as a new Interstate battery. I just installed new pneumatic hood struts last week. Other wear items, like alternators and brakes were replaced as needed, and all are currently in perfect working order. A compression check at around 255,000 miles showed that the compression readings over the eight cylinders showed the engine at 96% of original specs, with each cylinder within 8% of each other. In other words, the engine internals are barely worn and are wearing evenly, the way it’s supposed to. The mechanic that did the check said “You look good for another 250,000 miles!” BTW, if you call any Infiniti dealer, they will tell you that this second generation Q45 was the most reliable, trouble-free car Infiniti ever built. I guess that's why we kept ours so long and why you don't see them on the market very often. I wouldn't hesitate to drive this care to California tomorrow. We welcome a pre-purchase inspection by the mechanic of your choice.
If you know anything about Infiniti, then you know they sought to build a car with the luxury of a Lexus with the handling of a BMW. Believe me, they succeeded! This is a wonderful RWD luxury sports sedan, sporting all the luxury goodies: power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats (both sides), four-wheel power disc brakes, tilt steering, Bose audio system, sunroof, full leather interior, and all the other things you’d expect. To preserve that leather, sheepskin seat covers have been on the front seats since we bought the car in 2001. In fact, she’s on her second set of covers right now! There’s even secondary floor mats to protect the factory floor mats! How anal can you get, right? This one has the beautiful 1998-only turbine alloy wheels. She has a 4.1 liter V8 and she absolutely will scoot! Even though she’s got a lot of power, we’ve registered an honest 24 MPG on the highway (log book, remember?). Why would we sell such a gem of a car? Well, we both retired and are becoming a one car family. Since my car was a large SUV, that’s also being sold, we need our one car to be able to carry large items, so we bought a full size station wagon, as my wife does not like SUVs. Sadly, Infiniti doesn’t build a station wagon, or we surely would have bought one! Come get this baby before someone else does. $3500. Intelligent offers - made AFTER you've seen and driven the car - will be entertained. show contact info
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