I agree. I think that it's redundant to have 2 cars so similar in the lineup. I dare say that the M and the Q are so close that they almost overlap. I mean, why not just keep it simple?:-\ Have the G35 sedan/coupe offer 5-series/E-class performance at 3-series/C-class prices and have the Q45 offer 7-series/S-class performance at 5-series/E-class prices.:-\FF Drifter said:I think M45 hurts Infiniti's image. It's not a good looking car, and the only real thing going for it is the price/power ratio. Going for a niche market is a suicide blunder because Infiniti is already a niche car distributor, and it needs a greater percentage of the market. Infiniti really wasn't a part of the japanese luxury car wave, like Acura/Honda and Lexus/Toyota were. Nissan at the time was somewhat shooting itself in the foot, but now that Nissan's back up near the top, it's a chance for Infiniti to follow along. The M45 is NOT a part of that.
That's an interesting theory. If it were true, then I think that Nissan would do better to have the Gloria and Cedric go head to head with the Toyota Avalon, Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marqius.NismoPC said:Could be way off base here, but Nissan might have a shitload of Nissan's Gloria and Cedric sedan chassis' from Japan sitting around and need to unload them to dump their inventory. Gotta make room for the new models right? Maybe they decided to dump some of the inventory over here in the US. Just a hunch, but I wouldn't put it past them to do that.