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Pros: Performance, Design, Comfort, Luxery Name
Cons: No auto-on headlights, interior materials are a little cheap feeling.
Advice: Test drive this car, compare to others, and come back and buy one.You have to drive this car to believe it. It's a great size, comfortable, well thought out, fast, and fun. It's got plenty of room for 4 adults, handles like a dream, and is the first car I've ever had that didn't cause my back to ache after long drives. One person commented that the brakes squeek, and mine do a little, but every new car does now due to the type of brake pads that the manufacturers have to use. Not Infiniti's fault. So far, the dealership service has been great. I have over 4,000 happy miles so far. I find myself taking the 'long way' when I drive and look forward to getting into my car. There are a few details that Infiniti obviously skipped. I think all cars in this price range should have auto-on headlights, and the rear seat lights only come on when the rear doors are opened. Interior quality is acceptable for this price range, but not outstanding. For the price and performance, you can't beat this vehicle.
Pros: ACCELERATION POWER
Cons: NOTHING REALLY
Advice: TRY ITEXCELLENT HANDLING, COMPARABLE TO BMW.
Pros: Performane and Styling
Cons: Infiniti could have used a better grade of leather
Advice: Make sure you purchase from a dealer with a history of great after sale service.This car is awesome. The 3.5 liter engine performs like a small V8. Interestingly, a friends 2003 SL 500 mercedes with 300hp engine does 0-60 in 6.1 seconds and he paid over 80k for the car. This is the same 0-60 times as the G35. Oh, and the G35 cost 40k less. The only real complaint I have is that the car rides a little rough over bumpy city roads. However, it's a smooth operator on the highway.
Pros: The Look of the Car
Cons: The Brakes and the Service from Infinity
Advice: Make sure you address the issue with their 'high performance brake pads'This is the dream car. Performance wise, it does what it claims to do. Fast and sporty with one glitch. The breaks squeeks like there is no tomorrow. Not only that, your rims will turn black almost every week. It generates a metalic dust that clings to the rims of the car. To add icing to the cake, Infinity dealers will not assist you or even entertain your request due to the fact that, according to them, 'high performance breaks are suppose to squeek!' and pretty much makes you feel like an idiot for even questioning your safety. I bought a G35 about 4 months ago. The service was excellent when I purchased the vehicle, but trying to address my issue to both the service departments and the Infinity Business Bureau is rediculous. A representative from the Infinity Business Bureau actually said, 'If the dealers and the manufacturers are both telling you that the brakes are suppose to squeek and it is perfectly safe to do so, why are you questioning it?' and that comment just about wraps it up. When I questioned the fact that why I was not informed of this defect when I purchased the car, she basically made me feel like an idiot because 'stupid me' did not ask.
Pros: The look( Titanium Silver Exterior) from a 45 degree angle.
Cons: Handling. Maybe its because its a SUV.
Advice: If you get the Titanium silver exteriorThe vehicle accelerates pretty well for a SUV. The engine is quiet. Sometimes, in park, I would forget that the engine is on. The car feels like it has some sort of weight sensor. In other words, its 240hp was there when driving up hill with four passengers. Some cars would make you push the gas petal all the way to do the job. The QX4 does have a smooth gear shift. Sometimes you are unaware that you are going 80 when it feels like you are at 65. The AC is confusing at times. The QX4 does have memory seats(front only) and can adjust electronically high or low, back or forth to fit all types of people.
Pros: GPS/Cameras on premium package
Cons: some of the less expensive interior dressings and knobs
Advice: Go to the premium package, you moneys worth is truely thereI feel after giving the q45 a chance to show me whats its about, it equally matched all expectations for a powerful luxury sedan and beat my before thoughts in other areas. The new finely tuned 340hp v-8 lets the some-what light q45 leap off the starting line for fun acceleration, although letting little noise or vibration into the cabin. On the side it is comfortable enough to take a 2k mile trip and not even know it. It also comes with many features suck as power/heated seats, sunroof, cruise control/distance sensors, anti-lock brakes/333ft lb of tourque, leather, computer monitors uck as maintenance and tire pressure, and optional back-up cameras and GPS. Very few people realize the effort and money that was put into the Infiniti Company over the last fews to present the all new and redesigned q45.
Pros: the engine, smooth and refined, powerfully responsive
Cons: exterior styling may be a touch conservative, could ride a little smoother on rough pavement
Advice: don't buy an extended warrantySmooth and refined transmission with more than enough reserve power upon demand to pass up most vehicles on the road. The engine of the I35 is awesome, silent under crusing conditions. As expected from Infiniti, the fit and finish of the vehicle are superb with excellent interior materials used. I specifically like the CD changer / sound system and am especially fond of the heated steering wheel living near Lake Tahoe where the temps are oftendip below freezing. Like it's brother (the maxima) the I35 has not disappointed me with its reliability having not even a minor defect noted in over 5,000 miles of driving. I am impressed with Infiniti's confidence with this vehicle as they warrant it to a level 10,000 miles greater than other luxury competitors (to 60 K). On a value scale the I35 comes with many options are is priced very attractively to its competitors.