The 2016 Infiniti QX80 is a full size luxury SUV that needs no explaining

2y ago


It’s that time of year again. The time of year when winter gently wafts in, family and friends gather, we sing Joyful Noel; and pause for a moment to celebrate Christmas.

Of course, it’s also the time of year when we eat too much, spend too much, make fools of ourselves at office Christmas parties, and carry on the strange customs that would make someone not from this planet scratch their head, if they have one that is. We bring live trees into our homes, decorate them with lights, then watch them die, and as automotive dealers would have us believe, we buy new cars.

This time of year we are assaulted with ads showing people waking up to brand new cars adorned with a large red bows sitting in the driveway. Usually, one spouse is gleefully yelling while the other is jingling the keys.

I don’t know about you, but if my spouse bought a brand new car without me knowing about it, it would be a Desi Arnez, Lucille Ball moment: she’d have some “’splainin to do”.

The truth is of course far from what the automotive manufacturers would have you believe. Raise your hand if you’ve gone out on Christmas morning and seen even one new car with a red bow sitting in a neighbors driveway. Yeah, thought so.

The end of the year is when auto dealers need to get rid of the existing year’s stock. Sure, it’s a good time of the year to buy a new car, but so is just about any month of the year, if you know what you are doing. So the end of year hype is just that, hype.

Then again, if my spouse was going to buy me a vehicle for Christmas, she could do no worse than putting a 2016 Infiniti QX80 with a red bow in the driveway.

Last year I had a week with the 2015 QX80 and found it a very capable full size luxury SUV. It can certainly hold its own to others in its class such as the Cadillac Escalade, the Lexus LX570 and the Lincoln Navigator. FULL REVIEW HERE:

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