I sold my E36 M3 and bought a 2006 G35 Sport Coupe.
It had 22K miles on it.
It's got great power, handles great and great brakes.
It gets lots of looks and sounds awesome.
It ain't no BMW.
The interior is kinda cheesy, the clutch is horrible and the seat belts don't retract.
Don't get me wrong, I love it but I'm just not passionate about it.
The reason I picked it over an E46 M3 was the reliability.
Having the check engine light come on every other week on the M3 was a little frustrating.
Did I mention how great it sounds?
Especially with the sun roof open and the windows down.
Very fast and affordable, still has held it's resale value if that's important to you. Almost got Acura TL / BMW 328i when I decided on the infiniti. Out-drives, out-corners, and out-performs the competition. Make no mistake, this is a sports car, don't expect it to be anything else. Excellent suspension (STIFF) and power that rivals a Porsche cayman which I just recently drove. Car turns into a different beast at 100+mph and drives as well/if not better than MB E or C class sedan. Clutch is touchy and difficult at first with the electric throttle, but anyone who likes to glide through the gears will love it eventually. Good car, if it fits your mission.
pop-up nav is slick and good quality, power! power! power!, has good lighting of the road, drivers seat is pretty comfortable, gets good gas millage but only on the hwy, well balanced steering and great grip of the road, powerful car for the $$$
MAJOR: if you intend to use back seat for anything other than a jacket, forget it. Also it's terrible loading/unloading of backseat, road-noise is annoying and loud and definitely shameful compared to the German cars, styling inside is plain/dull. Trunk space, good luck getting 2 golf bags in.
I love this car. I usually get a new car ever four years or so but I am planning on keeping this car for at least one and maybe two more years. It has great power, and the handling is excellent. All with decent fule economy. In 1965 I had a GTO with tri power carbs and a four speed manual transmission. My G35 would run rings around the GTO in every department including acceleration. Amazing for a 6 cylinder car.
Power, climate control system, exterior looks. I lover the exhaust sound.
Bought my 2006 laser red coupe used in Summer of 2009. Was my dream car, key word - WAS - until after a few months in. It was a one owner with a clean carfax. Had 31K on it when I bought it. I now have 52K on it and have already had major issues with the car. Tire pressure light keeps tripping and flashing, leather is tearing and showing wear, bose system went out (a $600.00 repair) and don't even get me started on the paint finish. The car only has 51K miles and it looks as if its been sand blasted or towed behind a gravel truck. Dealership is extremely arrogant, lazy and it takes almost up to two weeks just to get in for a simple oil change. Never again! Mercedes here i come...
Bought used with 12k in 2007, now has 42k &love it.Has every available option.Tight twisty roads are a dream to drive.Made many people scream railing into a corner then laugh like a kid with thrill that the car stayed planted firm and ready for more. Amazing brakes will force the blood to your cheeks.Dealer support is far superior to my piece of junk BMW.Called dealer to see about a warning light and techs very helpful, just needed brake pads (oem only $82),brake sensor is well designed also has built in tool on rotor that will release rotor in seconds.Installed cold air intake, it added noticeably more power on bottom and sounds sweet!No problems.Bose audio is great with no distortion at loud levels.
Driving, performance, Bose audio, climate controls, bluetooth, reliability,reasonable maintainence prices, dealer support with Infiniti or Nissan. Everything in one great package!
Easier to use Navigation (mazda 3 was better),paint chips a bit easy.Can eat tires if you drive aggressive but if that bugs you, buy a minivan.