Thank you. I am not familiar with VPP. I didn’t add any protection plans or anything.
My previous lease was a 2016 BMW 528i which was a service loaner / last model year / last car on the lot / all stars aligning kind of deal and I was not able to find anything in a 5 series at BMW remotely close to that lease deal again ($3,000 down, $399/m, 36K/10K lease on a $56K sticker).
I felt the Infiniti was a great value pound for pound compared to all the other luxury sports sedans and semi luxury sporty sedans I researched. They discounted this Infiniti heavily and I think the price was around $39K down from the $53K ish sticker, but of course a lease.
It seems this Q50 is a nice in between size to a 3 series and 5 series, definitely not as small inside as a 3 but not as large as a 5 exterior or interior.
The interior definitely has a good amount of space even for a guy 6’0 / 210. I’m very pleased with the amount of space even with it not being a full size car.
The trunk space while it looks small visually, isn’t that bad at all and surprisingly you can fit a good amount of gear and equipment, although it would be nice to have some deep storage sections be just one flat area. Might get some small cubby organizers.
Gas is definitely atrocious. The layout of the air vents is rough because you can’t do a sleek magnet phone holder, and I’m not sure how to get a phone mounted cleanly without looking sloppy or using the cup holder which isn’t safe to look downward. The lack of storage cubby / separation in the armrest area and under dash is a little underwhelming. It seems you have to do most of your front of car storage in the glove compartment.
Agreed on the infotainment system. It’s cluttered, not intuitive, and old looking, but the car drives very nice and the interior has a luxurious yet still sporty feel.
The only two things I haven’t figured out yet is how to KEEP the lane departure shield thing on without having to press it each time you start the engine. And how do you do the same for the Personal driving profile? I’d like to keep the steering slightly tighter while driving in standard mode, without having to select the drive mode each time I start the engine.
Thanks for everyone’s help and peace of mind to know whether or not this was a good deal. Buyers remorse is a bad feeling and it seems I did ok on the deal so I feel pretty good about the purchase!