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#5985 of 6008 Buying a '96 M35
Aug 15, 2008 (3:09 am)
My '96 I-30 has 180k miles on it and is on its last legs. I am thinking about a 2006 base M35x as a replacement. I'm not a car nut and am just looking for 8-10 years of reliable transportation in a nice car. I drive 12k miles/year and live near Chicago. Any options or packages that make the '06 m35 a much better car? I am seeing base models with reasonable miles (20-30K) for $23-25k. Does anyone have any experience with aftermarket warantees on infiniti products?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks
#5986 of 6008 Re: Buying a '96 M35 [abcde6]
Aug 15, 2008 (5:54 am)
the best option for an 06 M35 is to buy an 07 M35 Let me explain...
The one flaw on the 06 M series was that Infiniti put in a passenger seat with very limited adjustability. It was uncomfortable to most anyone who sat in that seat for any length of time. In 2007, they upgraded the passenger seat to being fully adjustable.
It's harder to find a used 2007 because many of the 2006's were on lease for 24 months. Lots of the 2007's are also on 24 month leases, but those leases won't end until later this year. I would wait and buy a 2007.
(I owned a 2006 M35 and now drive a 2008 M35 so I speak from experience).
#5987 of 6008 Re: Buying a '96 M35 [ghstudio]
Aug 15, 2008 (12:59 pm)
Thanks GH for that info; I will keep it very much in mind. It is something I would not have known as my wife is exhausted from car shopping and won't go with me to look at cars! so I don't have an adult to sit in the passenger seat! I wouldn't have thought to spend much time myself in the passenger seat.
Your comment certainly proves the benefit of this forum
#5988 of 6008 Re: Buying a '96 M35 [abcde6]
Aug 18, 2008 (8:47 pm)
I bought a 2007 M35 in July (2008). Love everything about this car except the drive. I'm afraid I'm not cut out for a sporty drive. I am looking to trade or sell the car already. If you're interested let me know.
#5989 of 6008 Aero kit for '06 M45
Aug 24, 2008 (7:14 am)
I recently bought a used m45 used and wanted to find an aero kit for the vehicle. Does anyone know where you can get one after market???
#5991 of 6008 Music box loading
Aug 27, 2008 (8:41 am)
I got my new 2008 M35 and want to put some CDs into the music box. I called infiniti customer service, and 2 dealerships with the question "How long can I safely use the music box record function with the car in the ACC mode before I begin to drain the battery too much?
Here are their answers:
Infiniti: Good question, I don't know, let me find out. Then I was transferred to dealership #1.
Dealership #1: about an hour
Dealership #2: 5 minutes
Terrific. Does anyone have further insight?
Here is my understanding of how music box works:
1. You may load it between 5 minutes and 60 minutes.
2. Alternatively, you must be driving the car to load it.
3. There is no better way to use the music box other than in real time while driving the car.
Anything I'm missing here?
#5992 of 6008 Re: Music box loading [charlie08]
Aug 27, 2008 (11:11 am)
That is a good really good question. Being that discs load rather quickly, I have been just loading them when I'm driving. Somehow they load much quicker than they play. Seems you have to load the whole disc and can't load individual songs. So I've been loading the whole disc and then deleting the songs I don't want. Not a great way to go, but it works.
Using it seems to be more of a problem. It seems that you cannot use the Search function to load music except when the car is stopped. You can only play what you set up when you last stopped the car. Have you found anything different? This seems to be a real limitation. When I'm on a long drive, I don't want to stop everytime I want to change Artists or the type of music I'm currently listening to.
Have you found it to be any different?
Aug 27, 2008 (3:26 pm)
I'm still progressing up the learning curve here, and knew this was an issue when I bought the car. However, my point is two-fold. First, the music box is minimally functional, designed perhaps by someone with an insight from a decade past. Secondly, and more important, why is it that I can't seem to get a definitive answer to the question of how long can one load and record CDs in the ACC mode from Nissan? Their performance with this one issue borders on the shameful. Transferring me to a dealership? What are they thinking, work avoidance?
Aug 27, 2008 (6:04 pm)
While your question is interesting and intellectually challenging, there are many variables. How charged is your battery when you start using it in ACC? What is the condition of the battery? What else do you have running when using the ACC position? How much power do you need in the battery to start YOUR car (what's the outside temperature, are the lights/wipers on, ....) I can understand why Nissan doesn't answer the question.
I don't think you would get an answer from any car company on this type of question....for example, how long can I run the radio at full blast in a parking lot before a football game....and stll have enough power to start the car.