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Hey guys looking to buy a QX60 for the family car. Just lurking around the forum to see if its a reliable car before I buy one.
 

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I've owned my 2014 QX60 since December 2013, and have over 10,000 miles on it. I love the vehicle, and haven't had any mechanical problems with it, with the exception of a camera that had to be replaced. I joined this forum shortly after purchasing my QX because I wanted to learn all I could about the pro and cons of the vehicle. This is my third Infiniti. If you follow this forum, you will hear lots of cons but I typically think most people write when they are unhappy. I'm writing this because I love the Infiniti quality, they seem to always come in second with the major reviews, and I'm not sure why. You get a lot for your money, more than with the other brands. The service I've received from my dealership has been superb, and the cars have performed well. There are CVT transmission issues discussed here, but to date I haven't had any problems. I believe I have the first generation CVT in mine, and some here will say it won't last. I did purchase the Infiniti Elite Extended Warranty, but I also did with my other Infiniti's. It's just extra insurance. I'm beginning to see a lot of QX60's on the roads, and they are a very nice looking vehicle. I looked at the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX350, but chose the QX60 for it's looks and my experience with the Infiniti brand. I hope this answers some of your questions.
 

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I have one of the very first ones made (JX35) and have 30,000 miles on it. Its been across the country and down the windy Oregon and California coasts. I love this vehicle. I researched the car way before it came out, and test drove one of the first when they came in. It is a great value for the money. The ride is vey comfortable and handling in my opinion is very good for a large vehicle. It is not intended to be a sports car, but more of a family or touring car. I have not had any issues with my car, with the exception of the recalls that you may have read about. Nothing serious. I like how smooth the transmission is, and love the ability to manually shift it. I do have the longest extended warranty available and if its like my 8 previous Nissan products, I don't expect to use the warranty, but its there if I need it.

The gas milage is pretty decent for a large car. I get about 19 mpg mixed driving, and close to 25 mpg on long trips. I do have a Yakima cargo box for those trips, and it doesn't seem to affect the gas milage with the exception of being in gale force winds.

The only thing we don't use much is the entertainment DVD system. The safety features such as lane departure intervention, automatic braking, back up collision intervention, adaptive cruise control, etc. work very well and are worth the money.

I know there have been issues with the CVT on QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder, but Nissan/Infiniti have been working with their vendor to fix the "shutter" issue.

We have two Infiniti sales people on this forum that I'm aware of and they are very well versed in this vehicle. If I were to purchase an another Infiniti today, I'd trust both guys and would go out of my way to do business with them and their dealerships. They are very reputable dealerships. If you have questions, don't hesitate to put them up on the forum. You will get answers. Please do compare the competitor vehicles. I bet you will find Infiniti is offering more for your money.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I feel more confident. People will complain more if something goes wrong rather than if something goes well. Wifey drives a Honda Accord as of now but with two kids with car seats she wants a third row seat and she loves the Infinity compared to the other third row seat SUVs. We are hoping to go test drive one this weekend.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I feel more confident. People will complain more if something goes wrong rather than if something goes well. Wifey drives a Honda Accord as of now but with two kids with car seats she wants a third row seat and she loves the Infinity compared to the other third row seat SUVs. We are hoping to go test drive one this weekend.
yup, that's how it always is.
i find that if you do ask how well things have been going, in situations like that people voice out their good experience.
 

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Just an update bought a leftover 2014 QX60 in white with black leather interior. Love the car!
Great!

I would have said wait for the new RX to be revealed but it looks like that will take a long while more to actually come out.

Keep us posted on what your experience is like as you put some miles on it
 

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So far I love the car. It rides great, driving in Eco mode sucks, Reg mode ok, Sports Mode is great! Also should I put 93 Octane in or 87 Octane. The service manual recommends the higher octane bc of performance. I will test both then decide.
 

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I've driven Infiniti's since 2006, and I always purchase 93 Octane. The 3.5 is a sports engine, and I believe you get the best performance if you use the higher octane, and maybe even better gas mileage. Some will disagree with me, but why would you spend $50,000 or more for a nice vehicle, then put cheap gas in it. Seriously, its only a dollar or two more per tank. I traded in a 2008 G35 with close to 100,000 miles on it. I drove it for 6 years, and never saw any diminished engine power over time, or had one bit of trouble with it. They claim the QX60 is a bit too heavy for this 3.5 engine, so why would you possibly want to cause any more strain on the motor with the 87 Octane. That's just my opinion, but I prefer to protect my investment.
 

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I've driven Infiniti's since 2006, and I always purchase 93 Octane. The 3.5 is a sports engine, and I believe you get the best performance if you use the higher octane, and maybe even better gas mileage. Some will disagree with me, but why would you spend $50,000 or more for a nice vehicle, then put cheap gas in it. Seriously, its only a dollar or two more per tank. I traded in a 2008 G35 with close to 100,000 miles on it. I drove it for 6 years, and never saw any diminished engine power over time, or had one bit of trouble with it. They claim the QX60 is a bit too heavy for this 3.5 engine, so why would you possibly want to cause any more strain on the motor with the 87 Octane. That's just my opinion, but I prefer to protect my investment.
I didn't know the 3.5 was a sports engine. I do agree with you and I will be using 93 for now.
 
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