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Pros: Performance AWD system.
Cons: Gas mileage.
Advice: Upgrade to 235/50-17 tires on OEM rims; K&N oil and air filters; synthetic oil changes.Buy It!! If you're looking for an AWD sports sedan that can seat 5 adults comfortably (domestic or import), stop looking! Surprisingly quick and agile in snow, rain, or shine. Infiniti build quality is reliable -- just make sure you maintain it like you should. Runs on regular gas, but best performance with premium. 215/55-17 OEM tires are OK, but upgrade asap - they are the performance limiting factor. I'm waiting to upgrade to 235/50-17 on my OEM rims. Stick w/ 17' rims if you're exposed to potholes alot. A little gas thirsty - averaging 17 mpg with my local and highway commuting, but it IS a Driver's car. Ride and road-feel are great for the DRIVER (the one who counts most in this car), passengers are less impressed.
Pros: small footprint
Advice: compare against SubaruPurchased the G35X and got 2.9% financing through Infiniti. The car delivers in handling, size, performance, and comfort. Two complaints: seats and gas mileage. Front seats do not allow for hard driving. They are too flat and wide and not nearly supportive enough. Volvo delivers a better cockpit for drivers. My truck gets better gas mileage than this car. I'll attribute the poor efficiency to the car's weight and the AWD. Bottom line: no other car in this category delivers the value of the G35X. You'll spend and additional $10k just to get into an Audi or BMW and you'll pay for the rest of your life to maintain them. This is a solid car. In the Infiniti, you'll feel like you're driving a Japanese Bentley with the gas prices to boot.