by litman on Dec 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti G35 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Had my '05 G for 68 months. Sold it last week and got a '12 G37 sedan.
I always loved the smooth, feminine lines of the '03-06 Gs. The interior was a bit squeaky and I never really liked the orange gauge lights,but I never had any mechanical issues until recently, when the car was nearly 9 years old.
Then the power seat switch failed ($1,700) and the power adjustment for the steering column failed too.
Personally, when electrical issues start cropping up, I ditch the car. The car was great for what it was - a sport sedan.
Rear seat room was a little tight, but I feel I got my money's worth for the car, my favorite so far. We have had five Infinitis and two Nissans through the years.
by kiddough on Mar 10, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti G35 Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
very nice car, doesn't look
8 years old. body style is timeless. if you can, get a 06' 6-speed but @ least try to get a 05' they did a much needed refresh. got almost 90,000 miles on the original clutch. i was looking for a 350Z but i could find one with the options i wanted & the G35 has all those options standard so i got the G35. also most 350Z's are modded to hell!
by snowtrax00 on Nov 24, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti G35 x AWD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The car is quick and the engine sounds good but the transmission is rough shifting into reverse. The manual mode shifts with a bang almost every time. The brakes are spongy, warp easily and don't last long. The exhaust has rust problems and the gas mileage is alright but could be better. Handling is pretty tight but the car is skinny so body roll is more noticeable than others. The leather is soft and comfortable but rips easily. The interior is nice but looks dated and has a few squeaks and rattles but most cars do.
The sedan receives exterior styling revisions with a new hood, grille, bumpers, side sills, taillights and wheels. Sedans now make as much power as the coupes -- 280 hp (up from 260) and 270 lb-ft of torque (also up from 260) on models with an automatic transmission. Coupes and sedans equipped with a manual transmission get even more power (298 hp) but sacrifice 10 lb-ft of torque. Sedans with the sport suspension package also pick up 18-inch wheels and drilled aluminum pedals. All G35s get a redesigned instrument panel and console area with aluminum or wood trim, and the manual transmission has been improved to provide a lower shifting effort. A Sport version of the coupe debuts this year and includes an even firmer suspension, a limited-slip differential, 19-inch forged alloy wheels and drilled aluminum pedals. Oddly, though, Brembo brakes are no longer available on manual-shift coupes.
Anyone have any ideas about updates, upgrades, and changes to the G35 for 2005 MY. I am curious about the changes to the dimensions of the car as well changes to the drivertrain and to the interior.....