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I thought that I would put together this list of the pros and cons of the Infiniti Q60 that I have read about so far. Then people can discuss or add to each list.

Pros

Powerful, responsive, and comfortable - The Q60 delivers all three unlike others in this segment. Highway comfort is established through the use of extra gear that dampens road noise by lowering RPM levels and giving a smooth, even ride at speed. The power comes from the 3.7-liter V6 that produces 330 hp.

Great styling - You can tell just by looking at it :)







Cool features - The Infiniti Q60 is chalked full of fun technology. Two of the coolest features, in my opinion, are the adaptive climate control and the intelligent cruise control. The adaptive cruise control takes into consideration the speed of the vehicle so that the temperature of the car remains constant even when traveling with the convertible top down. The intelligent cruise control keeps track of the speed of the car in front of you to automatically slow the car when traffic slows down, and then it will speed the car back up to your set speed once traffic starts moving again.

Cons

Not a 'green' vehicle - With an EPA rating of 17/25 mpg, the Q60 isn't terrible, but it also isn't that great. The Q60 pulls in a combined rating of 19 mpg, and is somewhere in the middle of the green scale. When your vehicle weighs 4,200 lbs, its hard to get fuel efficiency up to something impressive.

Rear legroom and headroom - If you are traveling with passengers in your backseat, they may notice that space is tight. In both legroom and headroom the Q60 has less than most of its 2-door rivals.

Noisy Convertible Roof - The convertible hardtop's roof can sometimes be noisy making annoying squeaks and rattles every so often.

Feel free to add to either list, or tell me why you think I'm wrong about anything above.
 

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THe fuel efficiency and average mpg doesn't bother me. A squeaky convertible roof would. If those are the only problems though, I'd say that it is doing pretty well.
 

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Definitely the IS350 coupe convertible deserves to be compared. Probably the closest thing to the Q60 convertible.



I mean the car looks extremely similar to the Infiniti. Almost identical. Here is a pretty substantial review of the IS350. Here is the summary:

The Lexus IS models are fast, fun, sports cars with rear-wheel drive. They offer Lexus-quality workmanship, contemporary design, and a surprisingly diverse array of prices, performance options and luxury appointments. The IS 250 is a sensible coupe, fun to drive. The IS 350 delivers excellent performance. Add the F Sport packages and you'll have a real sports sedan. The V8-powered IS F delivers racecar levels of performance.
2013 Lexus IS 350C Reviews - Autoblog and New Car Test Drive
 

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Definitely the IS350 coupe convertible deserves to be compared. Probably the closest thing to the Q60 convertible.



I mean the car looks extremely similar to the Infiniti. Almost identical. Here is a pretty substantial review of the IS350. Here is the summary:



2013 Lexus IS 350C Reviews - Autoblog and New Car Test Drive
It's just too bad they didn't just take the IS-F and turn it into a performance coupe. They had the chance to turn the IS coupe into a hardtop and convertible performance coupe. At least now it's happening as the Lexus RC!
 

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The IS350 is a nice car.

Bullet proof engine.

It's lacking a 6 speed though. Which is probably a big plus to the Q60.
 

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I am really surprised at how similar the two cars look. At a glance I wouldn't be able to tell the two apart I think.

The IS-F with the V8 is a beast of a vehicle. I'm not sure why you don't think that it is a performance coupe when it has that engine under the hood. The Q60 doesn't even come with a V8 (if I am not mistaken.)
 

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I am really surprised at how similar the two cars look. At a glance I wouldn't be able to tell the two apart I think.

The IS-F with the V8 is a beast of a vehicle. I'm not sure why you don't think that it is a performance coupe when it has that engine under the hood. The Q60 doesn't even come with a V8 (if I am not mistaken.)
thats a bit extreme, they're in the same segment which means they come close with some specs....like wheel base, engine size, and some key proportions. but no way do they look a like and theres no way it's hard to tell the two apart.
 

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I still think they look pretty similar. Not identical, but very similar. Headlights are the same shape, shape of the car is the same. Biggest difference is the grille.
 

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It's a good comparison. IMO these cars come close enough (not just with performance) that it comes down to what badge you rather have, as well as design, and features.

Both great cars.

The Q60 and RC will push each brands differences even more.
you talking abotu the Q50 vs the IS350 or the Q60 vs the RC350?

The IS350 falls the hardest due to rear seat room. its pretty tight back there.

The Q60 and RC350 will have to battle it out on the track.
 

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you talking abotu the Q50 vs the IS350 or the Q60 vs the RC350?

The IS350 falls the hardest due to rear seat room. its pretty tight back there.

The Q60 and RC350 will have to battle it out on the track.
Q60 and RC.

Im more interested in seeing how their performance models do on the track. But for now we'll have to see how the redesigned Q60 and Lexus RC350 will do as regular mainstream models, before their performance versions arrive
 

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I'm more interested in the regular models. the performance models will make up less than 10% of Q60 and RC sales so I'm rather indifferent to which performance model is top. Considering no where on the street can you use that performance, its relatively irrelevant.
 

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I swapped out that chrome grill for the black out grill. Personal preference. Have an extra chrome grill sitting around here now that I don't know what to do with LOL
 

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With most performance vehicles people won't ever take them to their limits, at least not legally. You can feel the power and acceleration even if you don't start drag racing though.

I think that people should be more concerned with the mainstream models instead of the performance models. That is what most people will be working with as a base when they purchase.
 

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Well this is a Q60 forum. Which is a performance coupe.

Infiniti offers many non performance models that sell much better.
 

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With most performance vehicles people won't ever take them to their limits, at least not legally. You can feel the power and acceleration even if you don't start drag racing though.

I think that people should be more concerned with the mainstream models instead of the performance models. That is what most people will be working with as a base when they purchase.
The reality is that most people to push performance models pass legal limits, speed limits in most of america are lower than what they should be, it's set in such a way that you would want to go faster. Take a drive through any busy city or highway in a highly populated area and you will see people with fast cars pushing them a bit, not all will do it, but a good amount.
 
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