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You are in the Infiniti M35/M45
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Infiniti M45, Infiniti M35
#5727 of 6008 Re: M37? [blov8r]
Jun 02, 2006 (7:02 pm)
Makes intuitive sense ... the M has dominated LPS segment in automotive press and its astonishing high marks in CR's auto issue -- 92% of owners said they'd but it again and it was the only one of the "Top Picks 2006" that got the "excellent" mark in all three major categories: "test score", "reliability", and "crash protection". That was only the April issue and many buyers will be heavily influenced by it and by all the other highest-praise stuff they find when they google it. So, I suspect, Infiniti is leaving things alone. No one (or few) who bought one in the last year is likely to trade up (many will still be locked into a minimum of two-year lease) just because a 3.7 was dropped into the 2007 M. Waiting until 2008, on the other hand, will not only generate another round of press coverage of the "new" or "updated" M37 next year, but will also lead some early buyers of M35 to consider trading up. Don't think I'm that judicious to wait.
#5728 of 6008 Re: M37? [mwtrx67]
Jun 02, 2006 (7:12 pm)
"I ordered a M45 Sport in the beginning of April and called my salesperson a few days ago and he told me that there is no update with my car. No VIN# or date of delivery. Hopefully they will tweak a few things on the 2007. So I guess they didn't patent the M47 name? I guess it makes sense that they don't release any new information as it may slow down sales of the 2006 model. Hopefully this will be the case, as I hope there is more than option rearrangement as the only difference."
I wonder why Infiniti is proceeding this way. I guess, as you speculate, having had a good sales increase (compared with 2005) for April/May, they don't want to slow down sales. Audi, by contrast, struggling to hang in the LPS competition, will eagerly show you ordering sheet for 2007 A6.
#5729 of 6008 Re: air conditioning [docnukem]
Jun 02, 2006 (7:24 pm)
So are you saying that the AC thru the vents works well but you still need the seat cooling too?
#5730 of 6008 Re: air conditioning [arnold14]
Jun 03, 2006 (3:42 am)
Yes and no. The AC through the vents is very strong. The seat cooling is gravy. It's just one more thing, but it is a nice extra. The three different seat fan speeds is also nice.
I laugh (inside) at my wife sometimes. I always use the automatic setting for climate control. When she gets in the passenger seat, she almost always turns the fan down (which turns the auto setting off), then proceeds to turn the temperature down (from 70 to 63) to cool off. While it has dual temp settings, it does not have dual fan settings. I like the cool breeze when I'm hot, so I always punch the auto button again when she's not looking (and then she proceeds to dial the fan down again).
#5731 of 6008 Re: air conditioning [docnukem]
Jun 03, 2006 (7:04 am)
Is rear AC standard on the M35 and M45?
#5732 of 6008 Questions about 2006 M35x
Jun 03, 2006 (1:03 pm)
I test drove the M35x today and loved it. The one thing holding me back from getting one is the trim options that are offered, only wood. I really do not like the wood trim and love the aluminum trim that is offered on the sports models. Is anyone aware of anyway to get the trim switched from the wood to the aluminum? I will not purchase the M35x with the wood trim and the dealer did not seem to think it was realistic to switch out the trim.
Also, if anyone is willing to share the terms of their lease, I would really appreciate it.
#5733 of 6008 Re: air conditioning [arnold14]
Jun 03, 2006 (3:03 pm)
How well does the air conditioning work on the M35?
Who better than a guy who lives in Tucson to judge the A/C on the M35? I'm now entering my 2nd summer with mine and it cools quickly and effectively ... even in temps well above 100 (which it is today). My car is a crimson sport w/ pewter-colored interior so although I do heat up a bit due to the exterior color, the interior color modifies that effect materially. I wouldn't expect a dark interior to cool nearly as quickly, however. Unrelated to the A/C, but of significance, is the intensely hot eyeglass compartment in the headliner ... I leave it hanging open (when I remember to) or my sunglasses become too hot to touch. The seats cool nicely as well. I have no complaints about how quickly the cabin and seats cool off even in this broiling heat.
#5734 of 6008 Re: Questions about 2006 M35x [alto101]
Jun 03, 2006 (8:08 pm)
When I was about to ordr my M45 Sport, I thought I would not like aluminum trim, and the Sport is not available in Canada with Rosewood as a priced option (which it is in USA). My dealer offered to change it out for Rosewood if I didn't like it, and gave that to me in writing. However, I loved the aluminum so never took him up on it. All this to say that there may be dealers who are prepared to change out the wood for you. Email a few and find out. Of course, you could always order the M35 Sport (which also isn't offered here in Canada) to get the aluminum but that would forego 4wd...
#5735 of 6008 Denver recommendations
Jun 04, 2006 (4:16 am)
Anyone know a good independent repair shop and a good tint shop in Denver?
#5736 of 6008 PC Magazine's Techno-rating of Infiniti M35/45
Jun 05, 2006 (9:30 am)
Overall 4.5 (out of 5)
Fun Factor 5.0
"Check off just two options on the order form for the Infiniti M45—the Technology and Journey packages—and you'll be driving the most technologically advanced car you can get for under $100,000, our Digital Drive winner for luxury automobiles."