This is my second G35X. I loved the first (2004). This car has been even better. I am actually getting better mileage as well. The original Goodyear tires were poor, but a step up from the previous car's horrible original tires. I replaced them with Hankook tires after 29000 miles. No complaints there. I am still on my original brake pads after 41000 miles. I can't believe it, but I have them checked, and they are fine. It might be due to my use of the autostick . This car is a lease, but I will likely purchase it at the end of the lease. I drove the 2009 with the 7 speed auto and 328 horsepower. There was no real difference. The Bose premium "studio on wheels" sounds great.
Great drive. Fast, fun and handles well. I like it better than my friend's Jaguar XK. Although he gets more stares. The sound system is incredible.
The steering can sometimes be a little heavy on winding mountain roads. The gas mileage isn't bad, but it could be better. The remote key has opened my trunk on several occasions, and it set off the panic alarm once. Perhaps a cover, or protective device would be useful.