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Many people come and go on these forums so we never see the end results or fixes. So wanted to provide an update on my experience from my last thread in 2016 and 2017.


Went in for my 35K mile service, (Oil Change, Filter, Lube and Inspections), at 33500 miles. My QX80 Limited is now 6+ years old and looks/drives like new. The Xpel and Ceramic coating have kept the car showroom, as also expected from my low mileage and garage kept. Interior is like new, other than the fine creases in the drivers leather seats on entry side. I have treated the leather annually, plus have 3M crystalline window tint film all around including sunroof which significantly reduces the UV and heat coming through windshield.

Faithfully followed all factory service done at Infiniti Dealership. Still original tires, brakes and rotors. I change the air filters (engine and cabin), along with wipers ... why pay a premium for something that I can do myself.

I've replaced the battery twice. Likely, short trips and low mileage. Also think my year has the ECU control which limits the charge to around 75%, versus the older models which gets to full charge. Saw some were disconnecting the red wire (I think) to permit the battery to charge to 100%. I have not.

Interesting, my original peeves with vehicle are still the same as listed in my write-up in 2016 and 2017. The harmonic vibration is less noticeable ... I believe it's the tires, which I'll replace in another year due to age (risk of drying out), not wear. Gas mileage is unchanged, although I did peak to 19 mpg on long steady highway trips.

Technology is showing it's age but works well with my iPhone for music and phone calls.

I used to update the maps when Infiniti used to provide the $99 special, now it's $149. Waze seems to be better integrated so use alongside my existing NAV.

I have the 96 month extended warranty which I haven't needed yet.

It's not the most sporty / stylish SUV out there, (mostly the nose is my dislike), but can't complain with Bentley like interior and it's reliability.
 

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Many people come and go on these forums so we never see the end results or fixes. So wanted to provide an update on my experience from my last thread in 2016 and 2017.


Went in for my 35K mile service, (Oil Change, Filter, Lube and Inspections), at 33500 miles. My QX80 Limited is now 6+ years old and looks/drives like new. The Xpel and Ceramic coating have kept the car showroom, as also expected from my low mileage and garage kept. Interior is like new, other than the fine creases in the drivers leather seats on entry side. I have treated the leather annually, plus have 3M crystalline window tint film all around including sunroof which significantly reduces the UV and heat coming through windshield.

Faithfully followed all factory service done at Infiniti Dealership. Still original tires, brakes and rotors. I change the air filters (engine and cabin), along with wipers ... why pay a premium for something that I can do myself.

I've replaced the battery twice. Likely, short trips and low mileage. Also think my year has the ECU control which limits the charge to around 75%, versus the older models which gets to full charge. Saw some were disconnecting the red wire (I think) to permit the battery to charge to 100%. I have not.

Interesting, my original peeves with vehicle are still the same as listed in my write-up in 2016 and 2017. The harmonic vibration is less noticeable ... I believe it's the tires, which I'll replace in another year due to age (risk of drying out), not wear. Gas mileage is unchanged, although I did peak to 19 mpg on long steady highway trips.

Technology is showing it's age but works well with my iPhone for music and phone calls.

I used to update the maps when Infiniti used to provide the $99 special, now it's $149. Waze seems to be better integrated so use alongside my existing NAV.

I have the 96 month extended warranty which I haven't needed yet.

It's not the most sporty / stylish SUV out there, (mostly the nose is my dislike), but can't complain with Bentley like interior and it's reliability.

Great to hear. Just purchased a 2020 CPO model and hope it lasts us for 10+ years.
 
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