February 25, 2008
At 18,563 miles it's time for a fuel economy update on our long-term G35 Sport.
So here's the data:
Best tank: 26.0 mpg
Worst tank: 14.2 mpg
Average mpg to date: 19.7
Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 18,563 miles
December 10, 2007
In the spirit of the original Infiniti ads, I've used a nature-themed photo without a car in it. The significance of this shot is not as murky as those ads seen back in 1989, which showed a tranquil, babbling brook...and no car, leaving people to wonder "What the heck do these new Infinitis look like?" You've all seen what our G35 Sport looks like -- the purpose here is to show our G's natural habitat. Here, among the winding canyon roads located in Malibu, the G likes to show off its moves. With that torquey V6 and the responsive chassis, getting into the rhythm of the road gladdens my heart as much as those tasty waves amp up the surfer dudes.
On a couple of less romantic notes, I also like the power-adjustable side wing supports on the driver seat (they hug you in the turns while the G hugs the road). And fuel mileage over nearly 14,000 miles is 19.4 mpg. This is in line with the updated EPA estimate of 20 mpg for combined city and highway driving. Not bad, considering we fully enjoy the 306-horse V6.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 13,884 miles.
November 01, 2007
Since Monday I've driven our long-term 2007 Infiniti G35 Sport 659.2 miles. I've enjoyed them all. Much of the mileage was covered on a late night banzai run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, which included some things mom doesn't need to know about (see my previous blog). But it was the less eventful return trip 36 hours later that confirmed my appreciation for the Infiniti's well shaped seats, high-speed stability and precise steering. This car eats miles like the Irish drink.
Speaking of drinking, the G35 also gets terrific fuel mileage (23.8 mpg during this past week) and packs a 400+ mile range.
Sure our car is still ill with a squeaky clutch pedal we can't seem to cure, but out in the middle of the Mojave Desert, speedometer needle wrapped around itself nicely, it's simply not a problem. This is without a doubt, one of the best cars around, and like its half brother, the Nissan Altima SE, it's a charter member of the Great Car For A Road Trip Club. And trust us when we tell you, GCFART membership is tough to come by.