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I am looking at buying a QX60 later this year. I have been poking around the site for the last day or so and I am finding a lot of useful information. I do see some issues (which I expected) but I am trying to determine how people feel about their vehicles in general rather than looking at the bad things and weighing them too heavily. Are you happy with with them or do you wish you went a different route.

A couple of specific questions as well.

1. Is the QX60 a quiet vehicle? I had seen some posts about squeaks - a pet peeve of mine. Are you finding squeaks and creaks common?

2. How is the power when you load up the vehicle with a car full of people? Is there enough power? I drove one but it was my wife, me and a sales person so i can't really judge.

3. I am looking at the premium and premium plus packages. Thoughts on other items that you have or wish you had added?

4. What can I expect to pay for the vehicle in the Chicago area. I have seen some people say that they were able to negotiate 8k off of the price - but, that seems high. True car was indicating something like 3k, but, that seems kind of light on a 50k vehicle.

5. I saw the mention of a refresh in 2016 somewhere, but, the vehicle just had a badge change recently - is there a refresh coming and if so where can I read more about it.

Any help on any and all questions would be great!
 

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I am very happy with my QX. I have had to deal with a couple of issues during the first year but nothing extraordinary for a brand new model.

1. I don't have any sqeaks or creaks in my vehicle. Only thing to note (at least in my QX) is that when it is really cold out, there is one panel on my radio dash that creaks upon hitting hard bumps on the road (I do not have the wood trim).

2. Power is more than enough with a full load- no problems passing. Don't expect to win any races though lol it is an SUV.

3. I have Premium plus I think, but I don't have the panoramic moon-roof (which was bundled with tech package and 20" wheels when I was purchasing) - I wish I could've gotten the pano roof by itself added on - but I never sit in the back so I don't care lol

4. I can't help here - I got only $2k off up here in Calgary, AB

5. Doubt you will see a refresh in 2016. This is only the 3rd year for the model - you might see LED lights MAYBE.

You will be very happy with this car. I know everyone has their colour preference - but make sure you check out the white colour - looks so **** sexy from the back! :D
 

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I have one of the very first JX35s which is the same car you are looking for. I did a lot of research prior to making the decision. My decision was based on numerous excellent experiences with 8 previously owned Nissan products. I liked the technology that they were introducing which was significantly more than other premium brands and the price point was much better.

We had the 3.5L engine in our 2006 Murano which ran like a top and never gave us a problem. I like the CVT and don't mind not having shift points.

We ordered are AWD fully loaded and don't regret it. The only thing we really don't use is the theater package, but I wouldn't have a fully loaded car without one.

The car has a very smooth ride and we've really loaded it up for long trips. The first being a 1,000 mile trip from the Seattle metro area to the Sea Ranch California. We had four adults and a fully loaded car. It handled very nice on the windy roads and we got between 20 and 24.5 mpg on the trip. Nobody got car sick on those nasty roads too!

We took the JX cross country, leaving from the Seattle metro area, to the great lakes, up to upstate New York, to Maryland, to Myrtle Beach SC, back through West Virginia, Ohio, Chicago and back via Mt. Rushmore. We had a Yakima Skybox on the roof and the car was really loaded. We averaged 24.0 mpg until we hit serious winds, snow and rain in the mid west. The best feature on that leg of the trip was the lane departure warning and intervention. Even when you couldn't see the lines on the road, when we were being blasted by 18 wheelers doing 75 mph, the intervention system helped keep the car in our lane. The adaptive cruise control is an absolute must on any future car. It was almost like having an auto pilot on fast freeways. For a long trip, the seats and driving position was very comfortable. Heating and ventilation was perfect for our needs. We used the Infiniti Personal Assistant dozens of times and that alone was worth the money in my opinion. Others think its a bit expensive, but when you travel a lot and need directions, weather, lodging, food and gas, its nice to have someone look it up for you and send it to your car. Its also nice that they can tell you were you are exactly and re-route you when you hit a nasty traffic jam.

We have close to 35,000 miles on the car and have had no major mechanical issues. There haven't been any annoying squeaks or rattles and the fit and finish still looks new. The sound system is very good also. There is plenty of power for such a large vehicle. The rear view camera is good, but the back up collision system is a great feature, and has saved me several times from backing into something or someone.

There have been numerous complaints regarding the CVT in the later model QX60. It appears that Infiniti/Nissan has addressed the issues.

We recently rented a 2015 Buick Enclave during our week stay in southern California. It was a very nice car, but after owning the Infiniti, I would never think of trading it in for that or any other American crossover model. I would consider the Acura, Lexus, Mercedes and BMW.

In my opinion, the only real miss on the QX60/JX is they really should have given the car a nice LED day time running lights, similar to the new Nissans. The Canadian models have them, but they are integrated into the fog lights.

Other considerations are if you need running boards, they are available on the Internet. There are plenty of discussions and pictures on this and the InfinitiJXForum.com. Towing capacity is 5,000lbs on the new models vs. the JX's 3,500. I think the Hybrid is not worth the extra money for the fuel milage you'll get. You can't put tire chains on the vehicle like many new AWD models.

Overall, I'm not ready to look for another vehicle to replace the JX. It is by far one of the best cars we've owned. I do recommend you research all the other vehicles in this class. Drive all of them. Compare the handling, parking, and execration. Experience the automatic braking systems. It works very well on the Infiniti. I do recommend you review Edmonds, Kelly Blue Book, Consumer Reports, and research YouTube videos on the JX35 and QX60. There are plenty out there to help you make your decision. Just remember, none of the cars on the market are perfect and not all the reviewers are totally unbiased.

Good luck and let us know what you end up with.
 

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^Yeah the safety features on the car sold it for us. Driver's assistance package I think. Backup intervention is awesome when backing out of a parking spot and distance control combined with intelligent cruise, long trips are extremely comfortable.

Like BobOB, I wouldn't consider trading my QX60 in for anything else at this point. I have had mine 13 months and has 17k miles.

I also have the theatre package - which I don't use obviously but we are planning on having kids so it doesn't hurt.
 

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Thank you all for your feedback. I appreciate the time you have taken to help me out. I really like the vehicle and wife is in love with it. I think there is a QX60 in our future. I will let you all know!

Thanks again!
 

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Just love the QX60. Just leased my 3rd QX60 2020 Signature Edition yesterday with good deal. (2014, 2017 (Luxury w/theater & pro active) all White!
Very roomy suv and it handles very well on the highway and in the city (live in LA). Only issue is the console that is bit outdated technology....They have not updated it since 2016? Love the pro-active package with all the safety features... save may times backing out of parking lot with jerks driving fast.
My wife loves this car... "happy wife....happy marriage!" She will not look at other SUV's!
 
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