QOTD: What's the Best Infiniti Ever?

Corey Lewis
by Corey Lewis
qotd what s the best infiniti ever

There have been some rumblings around the TTAC virtual newsroom lately about Infiniti, and consideration of the company’s best-ever product. The best of their product is certainly not found in their present lineup, which I took time to lambast in late 2020. We bring this question to you today, dear readers: What’s the best car Infiniti ever made?


No doubt many of you will expect me to heap praise on the M45 pictured above. While that sporty hardtop sedan was an interesting offering (JDM product lightly edited for America), I don’t think it was their best work. In a first-ever for a QOTD I’ve asked, I’m not going to give you my answer right away. 


I feel strongly enough about said answer that it’s going to be a separate, full-length post. Look for that soon (tomorrow), in a new type of post I’ve titled The QOTD Answer.


[Images: Infiniti]

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  • Marty S Marty S on Aug 29, 2022

    I thought that the original G35 was a great looking car. My daughter had one with a nice wing on the rear. Great engine sound. Interior was OK and OK to drive as I recall. A step up from the 350Z at the time.

    • JMII JMII on Aug 30, 2022

      My wife's intrest in the early G35 is what got to me to buy a 350Z since we didn't need the back seat and I am fond of hatchbacks. Years later we got a Q60 (that odd year the G37's badge changed) which was a much more refined Z and a great driver's car. Basically the G37 is a cheaper and more reliable 3 series BMW before they became a bloated mess. Infiniti never made an "M3" ...the Q60 Red Sport is as close as they got.

  • Smicallef427 Smicallef427 on Aug 30, 2022

    J30! I loved this as a kid. Hell, I still love it today. It was one of the first cars I remember seeing projector headlamps and they were gorgeous!

  • MaintenanceCosts All I want is one more cylinder. One more cylinder and I would happily pay the diesel fraud company almost whatever they wanted for it.
  • SPPPP US like Citroen - nothing moves.
  • Jeff S Corey--Thanks again for this serious and despite the lack of comments this is an excellent series. Powell Crosley does not get enough recognition and is largely forgotten even in his hometown of Cincinnati although the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Airport has 2 Crosley cars on display. Crosley revolutionized radios by making an affordable radio that the masses could afford similar to what Henry Ford did with the Model T. Both Crosley and Ford did not invent the radio and the car but they made them widespread by making them affordable. I did not know about the Icyball but I did know about Crosley refrigerators, airplanes, cars, and radios.
  • Oberkanone C5 Aircross is the only vehicle that would have any appeal in North America. Can't see it doing well with Citroen badge, maybe a chance with Chrysler badge.
  • Oberkanone 1921 thru 1936 are the best
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