Great car. When I bought this car I drove all other cars in its class. Now after 2 years I am very happy with my decision. Still get strangers complimenting the car. I drive it pretty hard and am averaging 18.5 mpg. I prefer to drive her as she was intended, and it is fun to drive. The fit and finish is still perfect after 28,000 miles. The interior design is very comfortable from a drivers perspective. Good trunk space. Holds 4 sets of golf clubs. Mine has 14 speaker sound system. Awesome! Negative? microphone for phone sounded poor. Infiniti has a fix and did it for free. I am told it sounds great. Intelligent cruise control is very nice but does not like the rain. I live in Seattle.
The rear view camera is the best I have seen. It has alignment and distance lines. As you back up, the alignment lines turn with your steering showing you where you are headed. The distance lines extend from the rear corners of your car and show you precisely how close you are to an object.
The intelligent cruise control is a very nice feature if it is not raining. However, anything more than a sprinkle, and it does not work at all. I imagine it is because the laser sensor has a hard time through rain drops.
I leased the M for 3 yrs and it has been a flat out great car, The positives have been many. Great acceleration, great handling, incredibly fun to drive. I compared it with Acura, Audi and it was more affordable and more fun! Infiniti has been great on service and overall customer service but I have found their prices to be excessive. The only cons I have experienced have been with the bluetooth. The reception on both ends in so poor, it's not worth using.
Adaptive cruise control, overall navigation, quality build, premium audio and surround sound, back seat roominess.
The iPod is through the AV input in rear which came apart on me, the battery went dead on me with no apparent reason, the bluetooth phone is completely unusable, the Nav voice command can be touchy.
A wonderful car except I have had 4 experiences with electrical gremlins. The lights have come on during rain storms & refuse to go off! Somewhere water is getting to a computer & the dealership cannot fix the problem. My experience with Infiniti roadside is not to be in a hurry. A minimum of an hour wait for just simple jump. Ready to go back to the German cars again!!
Interior, seats & fit
Better door locking system. Improve Infinity roadside service & do something with the battery draining down for no apparent reason!
My M35 was one of the most fun cars to drive that I have ever owned. Plenty of power and very quite. I never had a single problem with my M35. Just did the normal services and put fuel in it. To me, the best cars are the ones that never have to go to the shop except for servicing.
The intelligent cruise control was one of my favorites. You just set the laser driven cruise to the distance that you want to stay from the car ahead and the car does the rest.
The voice navigations system does not work thus you are unable to use the navigation system unless you are parked. The voice system can nopt even recognize basis roads such as "Piedmont Road". The dealer says it just works poorly they could not even get the car to recognize the same words. The gas mileage on highway is 19 miles per gallon which is the worst in class. The Sport model rides rough. With so many cars in this class I would not recommend this vehicle and most certainly do not spend the money on the navigation system.
Navigations is worst in class. Gas mileage is horrible for a six cylinder Customer Service after the sale has been terrible.