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Carbuyer has recently taken the Q30 for a test drive and he's giving it a pretty good review. Most of his concerns has to do with the rear seat space and the cost but that seems to be pretty much it.

 

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Good review and he does make a good point of checking out its rivals, too many people are loyal to brands more than they should, it's so bad they're blind to what could be a better product, better to them.

Now with GLA's being out for some time already and based on the same platform, it might make sense to some to buy a used GLA.
 

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PROS
Interesting design
Competitive efficiency
Safety tech

CONS
Higher trim levels expensive
1.5 diesel feels sluggish
Cramped cabin

Most people going for a crossover are looking for Competitive efficiency first and foremost along with design and then safety which all three are listed as Pros for the Q30. So it's should suit a large range of buyers.
 

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Good review and he does make a good point of checking out its rivals, too many people are loyal to brands more than they should, it's so bad they're blind to what could be a better product, better to them.

Now with GLA's being out for some time already and based on the same platform, it might make sense to some to buy a used GLA.
Yea but German brands aren't really known for reliability so a second hand GLa could have a lot of bugs and problems. The Q30 is based on the same chassis as the Mercedes A-Class and if you wait a bit the price should go down and there are dealership sales too.
 

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Sounds like people will probably go with the 2.0-liter turbo QX30 if they want to go on the highway with it. Need that acceleration to get up to speed and merge.
Problem is, NA may not be getting the larger engine...
Qx30 USA = Q30 Europe Qx30 sport USA = Q30 sport Europe Qx30 AWD USA =Q30 AWD Europe
Strange or what ???
Tell Americans they can't have the Q30 then say but hey you can have the Qxxx 30 it's got the x factor so your getting a better deal.
or are you just getting a different badge, bloody snobbery haha.
and given they all have tailgates I'm pretty sure they are all hatchbacks ??
 

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That is what I can see them doing but at least the base acts as a good base for those that just want to commute without thinking much about power. It makes even more sense when you think about the demographic this is targeting and what they will need.
 

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Sounds like people will probably go with the 2.0-liter turbo QX30 if they want to go on the highway with it. Need that acceleration to get up to speed and merge.
Problem is, NA may not be getting the larger engine...
I think 2.0t may be a better choice. If I went for the sport trim, I would go for 2.0t. For the proper QX30, I would go for 2.2d.
 

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you don't really get a choice with the QX30 since it only comes in 2.2d DCT AWD. I would actually like to see a turbo instead.
 

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That's a great review he did in the video.

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"Infiniti Q30 1.5D Premium Tech
Engine: 1.5 litre 16V diesel
Power: 108 bhp
Transmission: 6-speed Manual
0-62mph: 12.0 secs
Top Speed: 118 mph
Combined Economy: 68.9 mpg
CO2: 108 g/km

There are four engines to choose from, a 1.6 petrol turbo giving 155bhp, a 2.0 litre petrol turbo (211bhp) and two diesel engines; a 1.5 (108bhp) and a 2.2 (168bhp). All-wheel drive is also available on the larger-engined models. I took the keys to what Infiniti expect to be the most popular model – the 1.5 diesel Premium and headed out into the rain.

The 1.5 engine, while not sporting (the 0-60mph sprint takes 12 seconds) was perfectly adequate and refined, the steering was very good, one the more responsive and immediate I’ve driven for a while. The Q30 shares many of its underpinnings with the latest Mercedes A Class and the MB touches can be seen here and there which is no bad thing; the handbrake set-up for example is neat and intuitive once you get used to it."

So if the 1.5L is slow with acceleration, then I guess most we'll be going with the 2 or 2.2L?

I personally prefer the sport verison :)
 

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Most people will either go for the 1.6 petrol turbo or the 2.0L. Diesel just isn't as popular where I'm from and people are all about the Turbo these days.
 

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One thing that might impact a diesel purchase now is the fact there could be a crackdown down the road on diesels, much like how there was in Europe. So, owners that are looking ahead will see how it will impact their resale value.

As the famous saying goes, there's no replacement for displacement and going for the 2.0 will ensure you get the torque that takes you from 0-60, then power takes over which is easy at that point. If torque/power is important (especially torque) 2.0 is it.
 

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Because of the resale value, would that steer customers to the turbo direction then?

I know that cars depreciate as soon as you roll out of the dealer, but if the diesel resale value is a big lost then that sucks... :(
 

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I assume people don't look at resale values when buying hatchbacks/CUVs and if it is a concern, there's always the option to lease instead of buying one. Personally only think resale value matters when you're looking at limited production cars that's over 100k a pop.

Maybe I'll go with the 2.0L for that AWD.
 
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