Review 3 of 56|
from Lupient Infiniti
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Most uncomfortable seats ever
Audio controls inconveniently placed
Bluetooth system takes way too long to place a call
Gas milage worse than claimed
The positives of this car are the looks and the engine performance, though the acceleration could be smoother.
The negatives, though, far outweigh the positives. Beware on test drives, as many of the negatives are not things that are apparent when driving for just 20 minutes or so. I have never been this dissatisfied with a car and have had many. Unfortunately, I lease. If I had bought this car, would take taken my losses and put it up for sale before I hit 1,000 miles.
First and foremost, the seats are so uncomfortable it is hard to concentrate on any of the positives. Another review mentioned being uncomfortable if you are over six feet or 250 pounds+. As a female more than 100 pounds lighter than that reviewer, I still say stay away because the seats are so bad.
My previous car was a BMW 525 and had an Audi A6 before that. The dealer claimed Infiniti is in the luxury range with those manufacturers. I say they have a long way to go to get into the same class.
The audio system also is problematic. It switches between ipod and radio randomly. Also, the steering wheel function does not include XM, so you need to lean way over to switch between the 100+ XM stations. The ipod interface is very cumbersome to switch and find what you want. If you want to hear an artist who is 50th down on the alphabetic listing, you get to hit the little button 50 times to get to that artist.
The bluetooth interface is very weak. First, there is no automatic tranfer of your phone book to the car. Placing a call through the car system takes about 10 times longer than it would take to just dial.
The actual gas milege is lower than claimed, though hopefully that will improve as the engine breaks in. Right now, straight highway, say 250 miles at 70 mph steady, does not get as good a gas mileage as they claim the car gets in city driving.
The ride itself is pretty bumpy and when on the highway,the road noises is very high.
Similar Products Used:
Audi A6 quattro