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CPO 2017 Infiniti Q50: Back in the Saddle

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author photo by Rob Nestora January 2018

Its been a few months since I've been behind the wheel of our 2017 Infiniti Q50, so getting back in the driver's seat has made me appreciate some things I might've neglected originally. It's sort of like that old saying, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Given that I'm already quite fond of the Q50, this newfound appreciation is making me savor every second while piloting Infiniti's gorgeous sport sedan.

Rock Solid

Unlike other cars that have less insulation -- or various parts that can jiggle at times -- the Q50 feels as if it's carved out of one piece of stone. Everything just seems to fit perfectly on the Infiniti, and the cabin is incredibly quiet when driving. Road noise is minimal, which is quite welcome and allows the occupants to appreciate the smooth ride without having a noisy road drown out a conversation or your favorite song.

Sweet, Sweet Power

After being behind the wheel of various other vehicles, I had forgotten how fun the Q50 is to drive. The ample acceleration provided by the Q50's 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 is a welcome change from the anemic output of some of the 4-cylinder cars I had been driving. When coupled with the all-wheel drive, the engine is downright sprightly, carrying the Infiniti nimbly as it increases speed. The various drive modes are still a great feature to me, and I can't wait to try out the snow mode on my upcoming road trip to upstate New York.

Learned Comfort

While I had previously grumbled about the driver's-seat comfort on our Q50, it seems as if I have now found a setting that's comfortable for me. After reading Tommy Flanagan's review on the Q50, I learned that I had somehow missed the seat-bolster adjustment switch, which has made a world of difference in my opinion of the seats. I now have a setting that works for me and my troublesome lower back, and (hopefully) will allow for a pain-free drive to NY.

Tight Fit

One area of the Q50 that does concern me is the somewhat smallish trunk area. Given that my girlfriend will be accompanying me on my upcoming road trip, it will be interesting to see how well the 2017 Infiniti Q50 is able to accommodate our respective luggage. If worse comes to worst, we can use the back seat for overflow, but placing suitcases and other bags in the back seat is not ideal for a variety of reasons, safety and security included. Either way, it will be great to see how the Q50 performs when pushed to its limits.

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