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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
#10132 of 10338 Re: recommendation [ddelise]
May 31, 2010 (7:17 am)
I think a 2008 Infiniti M35 hits on all points except points 3 and 4, especially as they get older.
4. Ability to fit 3 kids worth of stuff in the trunk
You'll have plenty of room to move in Infiniti M35. Rear headroom (inches): 37.8, rear hip room (inches): 53.9, rear leg room (inches): 37.3, rear shoulder room (inches): 56.9 and interior volume (cu ft): 105.2 It also features a very respectable 14.9 cubic feet of luggage capacity in its trunk space. Its 20-gallon fuel tank will allow you to travel an easy 350 miles before needing filled again. Make no mistake about it: price point considered, the M35 will stack up nicely against just about any vehicle
5. I will probably keep the car for 6 years, so it needs to be somewhat reliable. Extended warranty is a must.
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/autos/0910/gallery.consumer_reports_most_rel- - - - iable_cars/4.html
#10133 of 10338 Re: recommendation [ddelise]
May 31, 2010 (7:33 am)
"5. I will probably keep the car for 6 years, so it needs to be somewhat reliable. Extended warranty is a must.
6. Since I am keeping for so long, needs to have decent technology.
I was considering the Pontiac G8, but I think it fails on points 5 and 6."
If you could find a used 2009 G8 GT, with less than 36,000 miles
[ like mine ]
you could substantially extend the wty with GMPP.
Not sure what you mean here by 'decent technology',,,?
Very pleased with my G8 GT - so far...
#10134 of 10338 Re: recommendation [rayainsw]
May 31, 2010 (2:38 pm)
I have been very interested in the G8. But to points:
5. I am thinking that parts/expertise will be hard to come by in a few years with this car. So having an extended warranty might not be too helpful. This is probably overstated, but a concern I have nonetheless.
6. What I mean by decent technology is up to date electronics like the Sync system and a modern Nav (should I decide to get it). I also mean nice creature comforts like backup camera/cooled seats/backup sensors/etc. I don't think the G8 has this.
But what the G8 does have is a nice sized back seat and trunk, nice ergonomics, and by far the sportiest ride of any of the other cars I am considering (save perhaps the M35).
Help me get over my perceived negatives on points 5 and 6!
#10135 of 10338 Re: recommendation [ddelise]
Jun 02, 2010 (10:36 am)
... Help me get over my perceived negatives on points 5 and 6!
[grabs you by the shoulders and give you a good shake and a slap, 1940's style]
Get over it!
#10136 of 10338 Re: recommendation [tayl0rd]
Jun 02, 2010 (10:47 am)
That was easy - just put in a bid on ebay for a G8 !
#10137 of 10338 Re: Looking for Recommendation [markcincinnati]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:52 am)
Re: Genesis. Make sure you take it on long drives over various road surfaces. Lots of complaints about the ride/suspension.
#10138 of 10338 Re: recommendation [jayrider]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:54 am)
Same advice on Azera as on Genesis. You really need to test the ride/suspension. If you get a used one, make sure it was not a "buy back" and they are out there.
#10139 of 10338 Re: Looking for Recommendation [carolinabob]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:57 am)
Thanks - will do so. I should get the opportunity this Thursday - will come back with a report then.
#10140 of 10338 Re: recommendation [carolinabob]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:57 am)
Thanks for the info - I was not aware of the same situation with the Azera.
#10141 of 10338 Infiniti performance division on the way!
Jun 28, 2010 (4:51 am)
Nissan North America Inc. has taken legal steps to create a performance segment for its Infiniti Division product line, similar to its larger luxury rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Nissan has filed for trademark protection for the names "IPL" and "Infiniti Performance Line," according to documents on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the applications, the IPL trademark would cover the brand's use of "high-performance motor vehicle parts," including turbochargers and superchargers for engines, cat-back exhaust and muffler systems, shifter knobs, suspension parts, brakes, sports seats and off-road headlights. A spokesman at Infiniti's North American headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., declined to discuss the trademark filings or the brand's product plans. This month in Louisville, Ky., the vice president of the Infiniti Business Unit, Ben Poore, told reporters that he intends to reveal a new performance-oriented offering this summer. He did not elaborate.
we will find out on 8/11 in Pebble beach: