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BEST VEHICLE EVER
Pros: Keyless entry and ignition.
Cons: Smaller engine than G37 but still runs on premium gas.Love the car. Got it last week. Handles great and has all wheel drive. Interior is first class and front seats are very comfortable. Plenty of power with this smaller V6. Love the '7' inch color monitor with back up camera. Standard sound system is fine.
Pros: The beautiful orange-brown leather, and the big wheels.
Cons: The seat doesn't adjust to the driver until after it the car is turned on. This is a problem for my husband when he gets in after I have driven.I have driven larger SUVs and smaller cars, and this is the perfect size. You can get a lot in the back, and yet fit in regular parking spaces. The orange-brown leather is gorgeous - always gets admired. Navigation is very accurate compared to other friend's cars.
Excellent vehicle, but with some flaws
Pros: Blind-Spot Warning/Intervention
Cons: Missing Around-View monitor and Valet ModeInfiniti has gone to great lengths refining many aspects of the M for 2011 but there are still many things that need improvement. While I enjoy my M56 a lot, there are features that worked better on my '08 M45 (such as XM NavTraffic, which is a disaster on the M56 and every other 2010+ Infiniti model). And there are features that are completely backwards, like the armrest button you press OUT to fold the side mirrors IN, and the song selection button you press UP to switch to the next song DOWN on the list. Doors lock automatically at 15mph and you can't do anything about it. And there is so little ability to customize the warning/intervention systems that one is inclined to leave them off! GOOD: Blind-Spot Warning/Intervention; no more legal challenge from the navigation system every time you turn on your car; gorgeous interior; more-powerful engine with better gas mileage than M45; Forest Air; ventilated front seats; comfy front seats with Deluxe Touring Package; Malbec Black exterior. BAD: The Around-View Monitor found on the FX, EX, and QX is the most egregious omission from the M. (The BMW 550i has it!) There isn't any form of visual/audible distance warning for the front end and four corners, which is ridiculous. Also, add a Valet Mode, and enable Bluetooth Call Waiting/Caller ID.
Pros: overall value for money
Cons: fuel economyThis is my 4th Infiniti - and when the lease is up htere will be a fifth. During this long time of ownership, I have, fortunately been problem free - the only visits are for scheduled maintenance. Pluses are: appearance, quality and integrity of hardware, cockpit layout, seat comfort, quality of sound system, simplicity of navigation system, reliability, power and driveability, Minuses are: fuel economy, and perhaps trunk space.