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A weonderful ride.
Pros: Power ,handling ,and sound system.
Cons: gas mileageIn the past I have always owned BMWs ,but when I began shopping for a new car in Jan. 2007 I compared the g35 with the BMW 335i.With a price difference of about $8000.00 I decided to for a g35s with a six speed manual. I can take four cruises with the 8 grand difference. The car is everything I hoped for. It has plenty of power, excellent handling,room in the back seat and a decent sized trunk. The only minor complaint I have is the less than stellar mpg. However, when you realize you have 306 HP at your disposal you should not complain too loudly. We liked it so well that when it came time to replace my wife's Lexus GS 400 she chose an Infiniti 2008 EX 35. This was after she test drove assorted BMW and Lexus models. She loves her car. In addition to the fine driving experience the service at the dealer has been superb.In short if you are in the market for a new auto priced right go buy an Infiniti. Tell them George sent you.
Good car but expensive to service at dealer
Pros: Performance, lots of features, good price compared to German competitors
Cons: Maintenance costsI bought this car new and still own it. At the time, it had a lot of bang for the buck: great performance, fully featured (power seats, nav, CD-changer, rear A/C, etc.), especially compared to the cars I cross-shopped (Lexus IS, BMW 3/5 series, Audi A4). Over time, however, it has proven expensive to maintain. It seems like every routine visit to the dealer costs $1000-1500. Over the 7+ years I've owned the car, that has really added up. Probably cheaper than its German counterparts, but certainly not in Toyota/Honda territory either. BTW, Infiniti used to give loaner cars when you got service, but now those have to be scheduled well in advance (2-3 weeks). Since you don't know when your car is going to break, that's not always easy. So, I like the car, but not the expense.
Cons: Service dept.Worst new auto, ever. Battery dead 4 times w/road service. Wheel spindle bent, wore out front tires in 9000 mi. Glitch in engine computer disabled driving. Engine oxydized. Rear camera mis-located. Worst thing is Service dept. argues about fixing.
Best bang for the buck
Pros: performance and exhaust note.
Cons: hard plastic door pocketsI was first attracted to the G 35 Coupe by it's looks. After driving the 6 speed, I was sold. This car delivers all the acceleration you need ( with the traction control off), handles beautifully and stops on a dime. It is now closing on 5 yrs. old with 48k miles and has been 100% trouble free.
Nice combo: style, power and quality
Pros: The power
Cons: Gas filled on passinger sideLots of features. Lots of quality and really gets up and goes without the BMW, Mercedes, Accura or Lexus price tag.
Pros: the Premim and Tech package is well thought out and executed flawlessly
Cons: The growl of the 330HP 3.7L V6 is appreciated
Advice: Get the Premium and Technology package if you can afford it. Skip the rest.a sports car disguised as a family sedan.
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.