My M35 has been a pleasant car. As someone going for more of a relaxed ride, the M35 was nice, but I wish it would be a just a bit more soft. Then again, this is a sports car, and performs like one too. The interior is beautiful, the navigation is nice, and the rear seat room is actually quite good. HOWEVER, this car is a gas machine. If you want a fuel efficient car, look toward buying maybe a GS. I've gotten a combination of 18 mpg, which was expected, but disappointed because it's only a V6.
Bluetooth, navigation, heated and cooled seats, headlights, rear-seat room
Some road noise, improve gas mileage (I heard the '09 gets 17/25), larger opening for the trunk, more sleek look.
Poor gas mileage. Averaging 20 mpg 80% highway. Lousy cup holders only 2, broader ability to search for a restaurant or gas station during route (this limited to nearest). Tire pressure monitoring is whacked. Carpet mats don't stay hooked and slide forward to interfere with gas pedal.
We purchased the M35 since it was such a great value at the time compared to the Mercedes E350 we almost bought. The M35 feels solid with predictable handling, and the optional technology and advanced technology packages round out the car well. While not as quiet and smooth as the E350, it's a solid car with respectable performance and comfort. Reliability likely won't be a concern, with a standard 60K mile warranty. Wind noise is somewhat noticeable at highway speeds, gas mileage a bit disappointing, and the performance tires transmit some road noise into the cabin. But for the deals that Infiniti is offering right now, it was simply a no-brainer. A fine car and a no-regrets purchase.
Value, power, attractive real wood trim. Wonderful exterior in black paint.
Gas mileage, updated 6 or 7 speed auto transmission, enhanced road noise insulation.
Purchased the M35 with the technology package in July (08). For the most part it is a lovely car but it seems like it is missing some comfort items. It swallows gasoline instead sipping on it. The ride is nice and quiet and it has PLENTY of room inside and a ton of style outside.
The overall exterior design of the car, bluetooth, interior room.
Better gas mileage, power folding mirrors, better stereo system (ditch Bose), programmable door locks, rear folding seats, better voice commands while driving the car. All this is minor but should be included when you are paying over 45K for a vehicle.
Just purchased an M35 with the Tech and Sport package and I love the car. It is a perfect combination of sport and comfort. My previous two cars were an 04 Acura TL and 01 BMW 530i. I considered the Lexus GS and BMW 528i. The Lexus was not sporty enough and the BMW was not as good a value. With the Tech and Sport package this car has all the goodies I wanted at a great price. This is a car my whole family likes. Plenty room in the back for my thirteen year old daughter and her friends. All the technology a thirteen would want. My wife enjoys the heated and cooled seats (Texas) as well as the navigation, bluetooth, sat radio and iPod connection and we all like being seen in it.
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