Japanese Muscle Car
By Bill on
2006 Infiniti G35 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Ownership period-2months milage driven - 1000 mi. Car is definitely a looker. Styling is very mature and will age well. Still in break in period but can feel the engine has immense torque reserves for a V6, and do not doubt the upper end hp. rush due to the smootheness of Nissan's VQ series engine. Handling is netural and precise with no front end ploughing or rear end losseness. Steering a tad heavy but lighten up nicely at speeds. With the 17' wheels & long w/base, ride is more supple and comfortable than expected. Car is more elemental and raw in nature compared to a Lexus/Acura. Almost like a very well build Japanese muscle car.
Looks, power, handling to match many newer competitors. At $33k with auto.transmission, car is truley a nice 2+2 GT. The bellowing exhaust note at lower revs and ripping sound at higher revs will remind you of more expensive cars. Could have gotten a 330Ci or Mustang Gt for $6k more or $5k less.
For additional $10k, if Nissan can throw in a turbo for 330bhp/300 lb-ft torque, richer interior materials, 6sp auto shifter and finer exterior detailing; this car will be a 650i/xkr killer, DB9 chaser! At $43k I would still buy one. Or maybe a G45 coupe? R/U listening Nissan!