Category Archives: Infiniti

2003 Infiniti G 35 Sedan (436)

Overview:
I have to tell you I do like this Infiniti G 35 passenger sedan – 90%. It is a little sportier than the I 35 that I tested last week. They are about the same money. It was introduced in 2002 and is an indication of how aggressive the new Nissan management is.

The G 35 is not as roomy as the I 35 but you don’t really notice the difference all that much. If I didn’t like sporty cars it would be a toss up between the two. The I 35 is more sedate and a good all around family car. But I believe younger drivers will like the look and feel of the G 35 much better. And the real sports car enthusiast will go for the Coupe.

The G 35 reminds me of the Cadillac CTS, but on a slightly smaller scale even though it is actually bigger than the CTS by 14 cu. ft. As to preference, some people will always opt for American made while others will go for the foreign perceived quality differential.

Me? I’d pop for the Cad in a heartbeat at about the same money. It is beefier and much more classy looking inside and out, albeit the CTS has that Darth Vader look.

General Info:

Parts – Japan

Assembly – Tochigi, Japan

Class: – Compact Sedan

Cars: – FX45, G35, I35, M45, Q45, QX4

Handling & Performance:

This is a spunky little car and 40 more horsepower than the CTS. But I did feel the brakes and transmission are too touchy. A little jerky on the starts and stops.

Styling:

As I said, I like the styling very much. I think it is “Today” and this will be a good seller for Infiniti.

Fit and Finish:

Japanese is always first cabin in workmanship.

Conveniences:

Today’s cars come from the land of plenty. Electronics are so cheep these days that you get all you need and the price is right. The list below is lavish.

Cost:

Priced well, but then the competition is tough in this category.

Consumer Recommendation:

All are nice cars, but my picks have to be the Volvo S60 and the Cad CTS.

The Competition:

Infiniti G 35 Sedan $27-32,000, Acura TL $29-33,000, Audi A4 $25-42,000, BMW 3 Series $28-43,000, Cadillac CTS $29,650, Jaguar X-Type $29-36,000, Lexus IS 300 $29-31,000, Mercedes Benz C-Class $25-50,000, Saab 9-3 $25-40,000, Volvo S60 $26-33,000.

Good News:

Sporty handling, fast, comfortable, fair gas mileage, Japanese quality fit and finish.

Bad News:

Sensitive brakes and jerky engine-trans combo and small side rear view mirrors.

Standard Equipment:

3.5 liter 260 horsepower V6 engine, continuous variable valve timing control, 5-speed auto trans, speed sensitive power steering, 4 wheel power ABS disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution, traction control, cruise control, dual power outside mirrors, 120 watt audio system with cassette and in dash 6-CD auto changer with steering wheel controls, leather, 8-way power driver seat, 4-way power passenger seat, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power windows, climate control, dual front and side air bags, child safety anchors & latch system, remote keyless entry, power door locks, alloy wheels and theft deterrent system.

Gas Stats:

19 City and 26 Highway MPG.

Pricing:

MSRP $28,950.

2003 Infiniti I35 (435)

Overview:
This week I had the pleasure of testing the Infiniti I35 passenger sedan. I always liked the Q45 luxury and look, so this is a nice update of the I30 with similar grill look and the feel inside is similar yet smaller than the Q. It sports more features than its predecessor the I30 and is much faster. In fact you’ll be impressed with its 0-60 quick time of about 7 seconds.

More important for me however is the abundant power at any speed. It just digs down and gives you a boost for launching into fast freeway traffic. Very nice.

It is roomy and the trunk is good sized. Overall this is an easy to like new model to chose from in a very popular price range. With soaring gas prices that may never look back, I believe concerned budget conscious folks will start migrating from their “Gas Guzzling” SUV’s and get real with reasonable transportation like this Infiniti I35.

General Info:

Parts – Japan

Assembly – Japan

Class: – Passenger Luxury Midsize Sedan

Cars: – FX45, G35, I35, M45, Q45, QX4

Handling & Performance:

Generally the car handles nicely. However the suspension needs to be beefed up and smoothed out. I’m not an engineer, but like you who simply know what a good ride is and what isn’t. You get a lot more road noise than I expected for an Infiniti. That’s why it is a “Near Luxury” car. It simply does rather poorly on bumpy roads.

Styling:

Pleasant lines and classy presentation as is the case for most of the upscale Nissan products with the Infiniti badge.

Fit and Finish:

Great. From the inside it has all the earmarks of a classy luxury automobile. Nice simulated word grain trim and leather and appearances of its bigger siblings.

Conveniences:

Great standard equipment listing in this price range. The Bose 200 watt 7-speaker audio system is better than my home model. If you want more you can opt for a sunroof for $1,500, sport package for upgraded wheels and tires and sport tuned suspension (meaning a better handling ride) and computer assisted handling control for $1,800 and a Navigation system with trunk mounted 6-CD player for $2,000.

Cost:

For the money I believe I could put up with a little rougher ride than I prefer. It is well priced when you consider the whole picture.

Consumer Recommendation:

If you are in the market for a near luxury automobile and have looked at the competition noted here, this I35 is a must see. I like it better than the Diamante but would prefer the Volvo badge. This is a real contender in the market today. I believe it will sell well.

The Competition: (in order of avg. price).

Mitsubishi Diamante $26-28,000, Infiniti I35 $28,950, Volvo S0 $26-33,000, Lexus IS300 $29-31,000, Mazda Millennia $28-32,000, Acura TL $29-33,000, Lexus ES300 $31,625, Jaguar X-Type $29-36,000, Saab 9-3 $26-40,000, Audi A4 $25-42,000, Oldsmobile Aurora $34,425, BMW 3-Series $28-43,000, Lincoln LS $32-43,000, Mercedes Benz C-Class $25-50,000.

Good News:

Nice handling, comfortable, fair gas mileage, Japanese quality fit and finish, fast but stops well and the price is very competitive.

Bad News:

Doesn’t handle the bumps well.

Standard Equipment:

3.5 liter 255 horsepower V6 engine, 4-speed auto trans, engine speed sensitive power steering, 4 wheel power ABS disc brakes, 8-way power driver seat, 4-way power passenger seat, dual front and side air bags, power mirrors, traction control, child safety locks, climate control, trip computer, steering wheel controls for audio and cruise controls, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, power leather seats, audio system with cassette and in dash 6-CD player with speed sensitive audio volume control, alloy wheels, theft deterrent system and remote keyless entry.

Gas Stats:

20 City and 26 Highway MPG.

Pricing:

MSRP $28,950.

2002 Infiniti Q45 Luxury Sedan (399)

Overview:
This week we look at the Infiniti Q45 Luxury Sedan. This car with the Premium Package will do as much and more for you than any car out there, except maybe a James Bond car.

You can razzle-dazzle me with high tech any day, and finally all this computer stuff is “user friendly” (to use an overused term). What it really means is that you don’t need your kids to show you how to use the stuff.

The Q continues to be a contender in the Luxury Field since being introduced in 1990, even though styling is still a little bland. It is elegant but unexciting. It simply is not a \”head turner\” kind of car, but I doubt people who’ll spend this kind of money for transportation want or crave attention.

General Info:

Parts – Japan

Assembly – Japan

Class: – Mid-size

Cars: – G35, I35, Q45, QX4

Handling & Performance:

At 3,800 pounds the Q45 does 0-60 mph in about 6 seconds. All-independent suspension provides a smooth ride. Rear-wheel-drive allows better balance and handling. And it does all with a near sporty performance level because of the various control features like Traction and Dynamic controls, ABS and Electric brake force distribution.

Styling:

New and better.

Fit and Finish:

Very nice, clean and elegant.

Conveniences:

A lot is standard and adequate from yesterdays technology, but for the Intelligent Cruise control, Navigation system, rear view monitor, rear seat controls for audio, air and heat, heated reclining seats and door shades, collectively referred to as the “Premium Package” you’ll have to pop for $9,000 more than the MSRP noted below. Ouch. Other options include voice commands for the audio, climate control and navigation system settings. Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses laser sensors, the brakes and throttle to maintain a set distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. You can also have 17-inch run-flat tires capable of being driven 50 miles after a puncture at speeds up to 55 mph.

Cost:

Even considering the premium package for $9,000, high tech has taken this car to a new level for luxury sedans. Total price with just about every gadget offered by any manufacturer in 2002, comes to about $60 grand.

Consumer Recommendation:

If you’re in the market for a true luxury car, this has to be among the cars you test drive. I was impressed; I think you will be too.

Manufacturer Recommendations:

I don’t believe drivers really want a manual shift mode on their automatic transmission. Why waste the money for an appendage?

The Competition:

(4) Infiniti Q45 $50,500, (3) Acura RL $43-45,000, (6) Audi A8 $62-67,000, (2) BMW 7 Series $68-72,000, (1) Cadillac Seville $44-50,000, (7) Jaguar XJ Series $56-78,000, (5) Lexus LS 430 $54,405, (8) Mercedes Benz S-Class $72-115,000.

Good News:

Great high tech features that are actually beneficial, luxurious, fast, good gas performance.

Bad News:

Confusing controls take some getting used to,

Standard Equipment:

4.5 liter 340 horsepower V8 engine, 5-speed auto trans, independent suspension, speed sensitive power steering, 4-wheel power ABS brakes, vehicle dynamic control, traction control, cruise control, auto headlights, power / tilt sunroof, power mirrors, voice recognition, computer, tire pressure monitor, audio system with cassette and 6-disc CD changer, analog clock, leather, power seats with driver memory, genuine wood trim and leather and wood steering wheel and shift knob, power windows, dual zone climate control, HomeLink transceiver, dual front and side air bags, rear side airbags, child seat anchors, vehicle immobilizer system and remote keyless entry.

Gas Stats:

17 City and 25 Highway MPG.

Pricing:

MSRP $50,500.

2002 Infiniti I35 Sedan (396)

Overview:
This week I revisited Infiniti and the I35 luxury sedan. Sometimes I think I’m going through Auto Menopause with all the cars I drive. I don’t have hot flashes but “Mood Swings” are wild.

Consider the lineup over the past several weeks: Infiniti QX4 SUV with smart cruise control, Saab 9-3 Viggen, Cadillac DTS with Night Vision and XM Radio, Saturn Vue SUV, Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas elegant and poised, Corvette Z06 knock your socks off rocket, Infiniti Q45 super quiet luxury, Porsche Boxster S sophisticated vehicle that will take you to the moon.

It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

Anyway, the mood was ok in this I35 but I got to tell you that Porshe Boxster S made me fall in love all over again. But then, it’s a two seater and nowhere for the kids and other pets. The guys will wonder if mom will take a practical station wagon for the second car and the gals will say I’ll get the Jaguar for me and dad can have a Saturn.

We’ll settle the argument and buy two Infiniti I35’s for the price of the Boxster S. – one for mom and the other for dad.

Infiniti has a delightful lineup in my opinion. The Q45 is super luxury and the QX4 fills the SUV slot. But if you don’t care to spend that much this I35 is a great family sedan. I liked it a lot. But when I want to get my heart started, the Corvette and Porsche are great pacemakers.

General Info:

Parts – Japan

Assembly – Japan

Class: – Midsize Luxury Sedan

Cars: – G35, I35, Q45, QX4

Handling & Performance:

Very stable with power to spare and respectable gas mileage for a luxury sedan that handles so well.

Styling:

All three Infiniti sedans are slight notches apart and although conservatively styled they are pleasing to the eye.

Fit and Finish:

Typically good Japanese quality.

Conveniences:

Loaded with standard equipment.

Cost:

Priced well considering the quality overlap you get from the likes of Q45 and QX4. However, you can bump up the price significantly if you opt for the navigation system, sunroof, sport package and cold weather features. Those additions increase the price to $35,000 or roughly $6,000 more.

Consumer Recommendation:

If you like what Nissan produces, you have a selection of price and functionality for today’s life styles. All the Infiniti products are super in my opinion. I only have two thumbs and both are up.

However, the competition noted here is awesome and the most impressive I’ve seen in a long time. You have so much to choose from. I’d have a tough time deciding because I love ‘em all. They are so close in price and standard features I have listed them in order of my personal preference. I haven’t tested the Lexus IS300.

Manufacturer Recommendations:

Not enough difference in the “I35” and 2003 G35 models. I haven’t tested the G35 but I doubt both are needed in the lineup.

The Competition:

(4) Infiniti I35 $28,750, (9) Acura TL $29-33,000, (8) Audi A4 $25-33,000, (5) BMW 3 Series $27-42,000, (10) Jaguar X Type $30-36,000, (2) Lexus ES 300 $31,505, () Lexus IS 300 $29-31,000, (13) Lincoln LS $33-41,000, (12) Mazda Millenia $28-32,000, (3) Mercedes Benz C-class $25-50,000, (6) Mitsubishi Diamante $26-28,000, (7) Oldsmobile Aurora $32-35,000, (11) Saab 9-3 $28-45,000, (1) Volvo S60 $27-34,000.

Good News:

Lots of stuff to choose from, this I35 is not a standout but it is a strong competitor.

Bad News:

…becomes good news when you can\’t think of any bad.

Standard Equipment:

3.5 liter 255 horsepower V6, 4-speed automatic trans, engine speed sensitive power steering, front strut and front and rear stabilizer bars, ABS disc brakes, traction control, power mirrors, auto headlights, fog lights, leather, power front seats, memory settings with auto entry/exit, trip computer, climate control, audio system with cassette and 6 in-dash CD player, cruise control, steering wheel controls, power windows and door locks, Homelink transceiver, front and side impact air bags, child safety rear locks and anchors, security system with Immobilizer and remote keyless entry.

Gas Stats:

20 City and 26 Highway MPG.

Pricing:

MSRP $28,750.

2002 Infiniti QX4 SUV (390)

Overview:
The most popular vehicle by far is the SUV and if you need to combine luxury with 4-wheeling you’ll want to look at this weeks Infiniti QX4, affectionately referred to as a Q-by-Four.

Sales hype from Infiniti adds a little fu-fu in describing their entry in this market as “Empowering, Intelligent and Innovative”. Why’d they leave out Sexy? It seems everything on the block these days is sold with some sex image. Are we really that inane?

Innovative fits, however, and I got to tell you I really liked the optional Intelligent Cruise Control on this state of the art top of the line SUV. The Intelligent Cruise Control is a Laser based distance following device that works very well for a first generation feature of this type. I literally drove about 50 miles to the beach without touching the gas or brake pedals. It was mostly freeway driving and on a weekday non rush hour driving. This is an affordable option and will add about $800 to the price tag.

General Info:

Parts – not published.

Assembly – Japan

Class: – SUV Infiniti

Cars: – G35, I 35, Q45, QX4

Handling & Performance:

Most SUV’s set high so you don’t get that hug the curves feeling. That must be the reason manufacturers are blending the “Truck like” SUV with the general feel and comfort of the passenger car. The consumer has been demanding the sport utility but want the comfort and ride of the passenger car. Performance wise, the 240 horsepower gives you all you need in passing situations and freeway on ramps. The QX4 is as good as they get.

Styling:

It looks more like the Nissan Pathfinder than it should for the bucks. But I like the clean lines. It is less showy and more sophisticated.

Fit and Finish:

Outstanding. I appreciate the real Burlwood that adds a touch of class, especially when it is so well assembled.

Conveniences:

I didn’t like was the user-unfriendly navigation system that costs $2,000 more as an option. I’ve seen better and wonder why this one is so bad. Generally I like them, but this was more trouble than it was worth since I judge the quality design by how much I’d have to rely on the operation manual to use it. Let’s face it; most people refer to the instructions as a last resort.

As noted above, the laser cruise control is fantastic. It is a worthwhile option at $800.

The sunroof for $1,000 is something I find very little utility. It was all the rage in years past but not worth the cost to install. You can live without it and save a grand.

Cost:

Not all that bad if you look at it in relation to the competition. Luxury versions of the SUV have come down in price over the years thanks to the huge entrance of so many manufacturers into this segment.

Consumer Recommendation:

I like the toys as well as the next guy, but I’d opt for the Intelligent Cruise and forget the Moonroof and the Navigation system.

Manufacturer Recommendations:

Make the Navigation system more user friendly. And for the dough you should be able to provide 4-wheel disc brakes. Good show on the intelligent cruise control. Pricing is fair and an option I predict will sell extremely well. The concept is simple and for the money I would buy it.

The Competition:

Infiniti QX4 $34-35,000, Acura MDX $35-39,000, BMW X5 $39-66,000, Chevrolet TrailBlazer $26-34,000, Dodge Durango $25-37,000, Ford Explorer $21-35,000, GMC Envoy $29-34,000, Isuzu Axiom $27-31,000, Jeep Grand Cherokee $26-37,000, Land Rover Discovery $33-37,000, Lexus RX 300 $34-36,000, Mercedes Benz M-Class $36-66,000, Oldsmobile Bravada $32-35,000, Toyota Highlander $24-31,000.

Good News:

Powerful, Ultra-luxurious, comfortable, great ride, super cruise control.

Bad News:

Horrible gas mileage, Navigation is not user friendly.

Standard Equipment:

3.5 liter 240 horsepower V6 engine, 4-speed automatic trans, 4-wheel drive system, power front vented disc and rear drum anti-locking brake system, engine speed sensitive rack and pinion power steering, 5,000 lb. Towing capacity, lift gate with glass hatch, rear widow privacy, 16 inch alloy wheels, power heated side mirrors, front UV cut glass, leather seating and wrapped steering wheel and emergency brake handle, power front seats, power widows and door locks, Birds eye Maple wood trim, climate control, audio system with cassette and in dash 6-CD changer, cruise control, Homelink transceiver, front and side air bags, child rear safety locks, security system with keyless entry.

Gas Stats:

15 City and 18 Highway MPG.

Pricing:

MSRP $35,550.

1999 Infiniti QX4 (242)

Overview:
Affectionately referred to as the \”Q by Four\”, this Infiniti is a Beverly Hills SUV pussycat. I doubt if these guys will ever be used off road, so it doesn’t matter that the ground clearance is less than off road conditions would demand. Anyway it’s too pretty to get its hair mussed and soiled in the mud. It’s like a \”real\” SUV in a Prom Dress or Tuxedo if you bought a black one.

Essentially, Nissan Design International (NDI) stylists in San Diego simply turned the Nissan Pathfinder pumpkin into a luxury carriage with their magic wand. My thanks to them because I always enjoy driving this car. Coincidentally a friend bought one the week I was testing this model. Shirley really does her homework and is very particular about the car she drives. Money isn’t really the issue so although she could have paid a lot more I believe the styling, beauty and comfort had more to do with her buying decision than the technical specifications. I don’t think off road entered the equation for which SUV she should buy. Interesting I would word it that way. Even though she’s a pretty rough and tumble kind of gal, I don’t think a regular car even entered her mind as an option, but rather, which SUV should she buy. I suspect she wanted an SUV for all the same reasons so many others opt for this very versatile vehicle. They appeal to almost everyone so it’s no wonder all the automakers have jumped into this market with both feet.

The QX4 has a steel unibody with an H-frame making it very resistant to twisting and bending. The only protective skidplate is over the gas tank, which seems to assume you wouldn’t be going off-road anyway. It is equipped with a sophisticated full-time all-wheel-drive system engaged by a dashboard-mounted switch. There are three settings: rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and all-wheel low range with a locked differential. A Y2K compliant computer detects wheel slippage and distributes the engine\’s power based on this information. And you get all this comfort and convenience, out the door, at about thirty grand. Not bad when you consider standard equipment is quite lavish with the only option being a sunroof for about a grand more.

Of the competition listed below, I’m partial to the Lexus RX300 and I particularly like the Mercedes ML320. From a detail point of view however, this QX4 is on a par with these two favorites. Like most of the Nissan line, this QX4 is \”Squeaky Clean\” and almost boring. It’s not as off road capable I feel and I like the idea of 4-wheel independent suspension, which they both have and the QX4 has a solid rear axle.

My engineer friend Merkel agrees the QX4 is well made but doesn’t care for the design and actually called it a pig. I don’t think it’s all that bad. In fact I think it has more of a conventional look in today’s market, and by comparison I see the RX300 and ML320 as being \”Odd\” in appearance. Not a pig, Merkel. Boring perhaps, but not a pig.

The Competition:

Acura SLX $36 K, GMC Envoy $33 K, Jeep Grand Cherokee $26-34 K, Lexus RX 300 $32-33 K, Mercedes-Benz M-Class $35-43 K, Mercury Mountaineer $27-29 K, Oldsmobile Bravada $31 K.

Good News:

Conventional styling, easy all wheel drive operation, good handling from the rigid body structure, car-like ride, well-padded seats, excellent sound insulation, nicely laid out and assembled interior design and good visibility.

Bad News:

Low ground clearance for a 4×4, drivetrain vulnerability due to lack of skidplates, lousy gas stats, and sluggish power.

Standard Equipment:

3.3-liter 168-horsepower V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, dual airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), full-time 4WD, child safety locks, projector-beam fog lights, power front seats, leather upholstery, wood trim, 16-inch aluminum wheels, 150-watt Bose AM/FM stereo system with CD and cassette.

Gas Stats:

15 City and 19 Highway MPG.

Pricing:

MSRP $35,550

1998 Infiniti Q45t (196)

Overview:
An ad campaign for the Infiniti Q45 states \”Own one and you’ll understand\”. That insightful statement is quite true for the Flagship model from Infiniti. Also true is that they are \”plain Jane\” and not real inspiring from a styling standpoint. It is very unassuming and could be mistaken for a much less expensive car.

They simply don’t grab your attention like the Cadillac STS for example. The Cad is distinctive in styling and the Infiniti is, well \”cookie cutter\”. I believe folks who spend fifty grand for a car want other folks to know that fact. But the flip side is that this unassuming design us subtle and some feel they don’t want or need showy.

That being said, I’ll modify Infiniti’s statement and say you only need to \”drive one\” to see the difference and understand. What you’ll understand is how elegant a feeling it is to drive an automobile of this quality. My racing bud Price Cobb (at Indy as I\’m writing this) says cars like this Infiniti are boring. OK Price, I’ll give you that one, but you’re a wild and crazy race driver and get high on abusing tires, engines, suspension not to mention your nerves. This Infiniti pays attention to detail and the fit of components and body pieces is among the best.

I think back on my commuter days to L.A. many years ago and I really found peace and quiet during that hour or so of my day. Most of those years I made the trek a Cadillac and the time was pre-Infiniti, (it is only in its ninth year of production). If you think about it there are only two places to really relax, and be alone…the water closet and your commute to and from the office. For me the Q45 turns an ordinary road into an extra-ordinary driving experience of comfort and convenience. For the exec who feels he deserves to pamper himself with high tech stuff, like the rear Multi-link suspension (for maximum tire contact with the road), Traction Control, (that directs the power from the wheels that are slipping to the wheels that are gripping) will likely justify the cost. The Q45 comes in two models – Standard and this Touring model with a more sporty addition of a sport-tuned suspension, 5-spoke performance cast aluminum alloy wheels, rear spoiler, black-out grille, heated front seats, a trunk mounted 6-disc CD changer, and a perforated leather-wrapped sports steering wheel.

From the outside this Q45 is soft spoken and on the inside you melt into the soft comfort and quiet performance. You’ll experience power without the noise. You can throw on some soft music, turn off the cell phone and ignore the outside world. You’re sandwiched between the two realities of the office and home, each with their own demands. You may decide to keep driving. Next stop – the twilight zone.

The Competition:

Acura RL $42,000, Audi A8 $57,400 – $65,000, BMW 5-Series $38,900- $88,900, Cadillac Seville $42,495 – $46,995, Lexus LS 400 – $52,900, Lincoln Continental $37,930, Mercedes-Benz E-Class $41,800 -$50,600

Good News:

Great ride and great safety standard features. Known for quality and workmanship.

Bad News:

Styling is a bland and unexciting.

Standard Equipment:

4.1 liter 266 Horsepower DOHC V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, speed sensitive power steering, sport tuned suspension, traction control, 4-wheel power anti-lock disc brakes, power tilt and slide sunroof, heated remote outside mirrors, leather and wood trim, 10 way power driver’s and front passenger seats with lumbar support, heated front seats, automatic temperature control, dual air bags & Front seat side air bags, 200 watt 8 speaker Bose audio system with in-dash CD and cassette plus trunk mounted 6 disc CD autochanger, power antenna, power tilt and telescopic steering column, power windows, door locks and fuel filler door, cruise control, door and trunk released, intermittent wipers, child safety rear door locks, keyless remote entry system plus security system.

Gas Stats:

18 City and 23 Highway MPG.

Pricing:

MSRP is $49,900