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AutoCar had given Infiniti’s new Q30 a three and a half stars rating earlier this year and now, contributor Jimi Beckwith has to figure out if the Q30 deserves a larger chunk of the market by test driving one for a few months.

Selling for £1000 less than an automatic Audi S3 Sportback, the tester Q30 in Premium Tech Intouch trim has a hefty road price of £33,500. The small difference in cost may be one reason why the Q30 is not selling as well as the S3.

What buyers will get with that trim is a set of LED auto-levelling headlight and LED fog lights.
Of course with higher end vehicles, the headlights are automatic with optional automatic full beam that can be activated. Even the door mirrors house puddle lamps are heated and can be electronically adjusted or folded. For an extra £1800, buyers can get the Safety Pack consisting of around-view cameras, blindspot warning system, automatic park assistance and adaptive cruise control.

As for the Premium Tech cabin, it comes with leather upholstery, keyless entry and heated seats with plenty of features like lumbar adjustment electrically adjustable front seats with three memory settings.

His Q30 is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine and paired with a seven-speed dualclutch automatic transmission. Combined, it has a fuel economy rating of 64.2mpg and sends 168bhp to the front wheels.

So far, the morning commutes have been too cold for the Q30’s stop-start to kick in before he’s halfway to the office and a large family has been putting its cabin space to the test. That’s as far as his testing has gone, but Beckwith will publish more reviews in the coming months.
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After he does more testing, I'll be interested what his results are because it seems he'll be putting it through much more in-depth tasks.
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Kinda wish left lane news did one of these as they'll show pictures of stacking the trunk with things and all of that good stuff. They're very aimed towards what people will do with them.
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After he does more testing, I'll be interested what his results are because it seems he'll be putting it through much more in-depth tasks.
Same here.

Hopefully they will be transparent about issues that come up since showing those and having them addressed can go a long way in our ownership experience. Much easier to get around certain issues when you seen someone go through it already
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I would hope they're not going to be like other journalists that would just point out positives all day long and shy over the negatives. Can never learn anything from those. I'd rather see more so negatives to know what to look out for.
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I doubt they'll be purely singing the Infiniti Q30 praises since it only received 3 and a half stars. It's not perfect, but the Q30 is a pretty darn good car and is enough to satisfy a to of people's needs.
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The star rating is irrelevant to me at this point. It's what they point out that really makes the difference.
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The star rating is irrelevant to me at this point. It's what they point out that really makes the difference.
Indeed. Reasoning is important since what might result in 1-2 stars getting chopped off won't be enough to discourage joe or bob from buying, instead its more of a reason to buy because now they know more of the possible faults or have a better idea of how it compares.

plus star ratings fluctuate from publication to publication
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