So the M45’s styling was an acquired taste (and by acquired taste I mean ugly) but, not everyone cares too much about styling. It looked a bit like a Japanese version of a wiseguy car.
Once again a marketing flop coupled with depreciation is your friend. The Infiniti M45’s base price in 2003 was $42,845 but could optioned to more than $10,000 over the base price. It was a decent deal than and it is a great deal now.
The first Infiniti M45 featured a 340hp V8 that could move this luxury sedan to 60 mph in just under 6 seconds. The complaints about the M45 center around styling and a small backseat for a car of this type. However the praises center around the heart of this car that beats under the hood. It was heralded as a budget V8 BMW 5 Series.
If you don’t think the styling is artocious and are looking for an interesting car in the $15,000 neighborhood, then check out the M45. Find one, visit it in person, checkout the high end luxury features and options, including climate-controlled seats, (heated and cooled) laser-based cruise control, Infiniti voice recogonition audio, HVAC and DVD based navigation. What you will find is a great car that nobody wanted.