I leased a new 2010 M 35. This was my 9th Nissan/Infinity vehicle since 1996. This vehicle has been a huge disappointment. The vehicle has demonstrated low speed and high speed rpm increases while downs shifting. At high speeds, this is causing additional wear and tear on the drive train as evidenced by a large clanking noise. At low speeds, this is causing excess wear and tear on brakes. In both situations, it poses a safety hazard. Nissan/Infinity claims this is within the normal operating range, but the problem is significant and widespread as evidenced by Nissan/Infinity's own service people and engineers. Infinity will be forced to address this very soon or face a Toyota situation.
The interior is great.
Immediately address the acceleration/down shift/braking issue.
In regard to the post below: Infiniti released a reflash for the Transmission Control Module (TCM) to resolve this issue. (7 SPEED A/T; HARSH 4-3 DOWNSHIFT ON DECELERATION; ITB09-032) The software patch made a world of difference in the shifting of my M. No more 4-3 downshift problems and much better shifting in all gears as well as Gas mileage improved!!! I'm happy now and have gained acceptance once again in Infiniti.
Standard Ventilated seats,the steering wheel goes up and the driver seat moves back upon exiting, Adaptive Xenon headlamps,Exceptionally good leg room for a tall man.
While I had great hope for my 2010 M35, it has serious breaking and down shifting problems. This must be addressed by Infiniti. Even service reps have reported "problems with the 7-speed transmission." While it looks great and drives superbly on a highway, the can is like a bucking- bronco when braking and decelerating.
Carefully reviewed, tested, and analyzed Toyota Avalon 2011 Limited, Hyundai Genesis, Acura TL, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes Benz C class, and Infiniti M35. Purchased the Infiniti M35 because of these four advantages (ranked in order) Price (less than $39,000 with $11,000+ incentive), exterior/interior design and fit, visibility/safety, and driving comfort/performance. In first 1,000 miles of city/highway driving MPG is 24.6. Its turning circle and panic braking capability are excellent. Instrument panel is easy to read both day and night; blue-oriented night feature is a nice touch. Only negative: Noise from engine acceleration -- this is no silent hybrid powering up when the light turns green!
I just bought M35. I absolutely love it. I know looks are subjective but I love the look of this car. Have looked at and tested ALL models in this class (Audi A6, BMW528, GS350, Jag XF, Acura RL, E350 and even Hyundai Genesis). Each of them has their strengths and each of them has their weaknesses. M35 - Much more car for the money! The interior is great and very Spacious inside, the outside is soo sleek. With perhaps one or two exceptions Infiniti has thought of everything with this car. The gas mileage it is not bad either (7 speed tran +303 HP plus 20 gal gas tank) so far 19.2 MPG combined for this level luxury, technology and comfort.
Heated and reclined rear seats, power rear sunshade, power folding outside mirrors, very comfortable front seats, rear DVD entertainment system - kids loved it. Bose sounds much better than Karman/Hardon sound system I tested in 2010 E Class. The clarity is ultra crisp and clear.Auto tilt rear view