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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
#9667 of 10339 new M35 member
Dec 08, 2008 (3:12 pm)
I just picked up my new to me 2006 M35 last week after comparing some Lexus LS430 models. I chose the M35 based on driving issues and I am glad that I made that choice. The drive and interior appearance of this car is amazing, Lots of cool electronic options without appearing as though they were trying to impress anyone. I feel like the car was designed with me in mind personally. I am enjoying this car immensely and look forward to finding out even more . I believe that Infiniti is a really well kept secret with much of the driving public not brand aware. I would have had to put myself in that category, because it seems as though I kind of stumbled into finding this car and everyone else here knows what happens when you see the car that you really want. The Lexus is a beautiful car, very smooth, but maybe a bit too smooth and refined to have any real driving experience. The Lexus does make one feel rather princely though. I guess people on this forum do share a feeling of camaraderie since they have all come to the same conclusion.
Dec 08, 2008 (4:31 pm)
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#9669 of 10339 Re: new M35 member [keithhr1]
Dec 08, 2008 (4:31 pm)
I just picked up my new to me 2006 M35 last week after comparing some Lexus LS430 models.
Congrats on the new ride. While the G35 got the ball rolling, the '06 M put Infiniti on the map, taking down the 5 series in several high profile comparison tests. It's also (as I'm sure you've discovered) a great used by because the depreciation is steep and its so reliable. The next generation M37 and M50 will be extremely formidable, and should be keeping the Germans up at night.
#9670 of 10339 Re: new M35 member [keithhr1]
Dec 08, 2008 (5:11 pm)
Congrats on the new ride and welcome to the forum. I went thru the same decision making process recently but I decided on an 06 LS 430. The M is a great car also and it all just depends on personal preference.
Enjoy and keep us posted.
#9671 of 10339 it was a tough call on the LS430
Dec 09, 2008 (1:17 am)
I certainly understand choosing the LS430 because it was absolute luxury and it made me feel like my position in life had somehow been elevated.It was the epitome of a luxury ride, if only I could afford both cars, I would own both. The big V8 in the Lexsus is formidable and probably the finest luxury car in the world for the money. The M35 presents a more cocooned intimate ride with the large center console separating the front seat occupants. Congrats on your LS430 purchase as well
Dec 10, 2008 (11:18 pm)
I just test drove a 2009 genesis 4.6 tuesday and man that is a very nice ride from hyundai. One may think it is a cheap car but it really is not. The ride was very smooth and very quiet, the transmission shifts so quickly from first to 2nd gear but is smooth. I had my gas sipper in for service and I decided since I was going to be there for a minute why not test drive it. Lots of power I punched it with the esc switch on and WOW!!! that baby move out so fast I was expecting it to be a little slow do to it weight but nah they got it right. I turned the esc (traction control) off and punch it again and it got to 70 in 6.5 seconds,it was so quick that I got light headed.I think that it is under rated in the torque area 333lb ft.tq 375hp more like 350lbs ft.tq. Growing up driving trans am, camaro's and vettes this car has power close to them but it is not rated there you have to drive it for yourself to believe it the numbers on paper are a little off in the torque department for sure. It has at least 350lb ft.
#9673 of 10339 Re: 2009 genesis [walt18]
Dec 12, 2008 (7:33 am)
I just test drove a 2009 genesis 4.6 tuesday and man that is a very nice ride from hyundai.
I agree with you. I test drove this car several weeks ago and was very impressed - especially for the price of about $42,000. My only disappointment with it is there is no all-wheel drive option.
#9674 of 10339 Re: 2009 genesis [nebraskaguy]
Dec 14, 2008 (9:09 pm)
I would give them till the 2010 model for them to make an all-wheel drive model i'm pretty sure they are working on it now.
#9675 of 10339 help!
Dec 16, 2008 (6:35 pm)
Purchased a new 2008 Mercedes R class on Oct 21'st of this year. The day after i bought the car i noticed a ding in the front fender and many scratches all over the car. Called the dealer who informed me that they would take care of it at the time I came in for its 1,000 mile service. This being a mercedes I trusted them and figured all would be taken care of. As the days went on I noticed the hood had dents in it. As I was walking up to the car from the front I noticed dents all over the hood of the car. At this point I called the dealer, they said again they would take care of it at time of service. I told them I would be bringing it in asap not waiting for service. They agreed and the date was set. Dropped the car off on day of service and figured they would get a dent repair guy to look at it. that afternoon I get a call from the sales manager now stating that they see no dents what so ever. I jumped in the car drove to the dealership and pointed out all the defects. Sales manager told me it was all orange peal. BULL! So any ways he then changed his tone and said they will fix everything. I left and a day went past and nothing so on the second day I called to ask what was happening to my car. They informed me that they had found an issue with the sunroof and a part was missing that was on back order. We are talking a new mercedes here with only a few hundred miles and I had never even used the sunroof due to cold weather at this point. So long story short mercedes dealer had my new car for two weeks waiting on a part for the sun roof. At this point I had faith that they during this time were fixing all the dents and scratches on the car. Finally I got a call after two weeks saying my car could be picked up. Went to get it only to find nothing had been done to any of the dents or scratches and they had damaged the hood of the car. I now have a dent sticking out of the hood. Some way they have pulled the metal out of the hood as if someone had closed the hood on the car and left something under it. Needless to say I was pissed. The cars not even a month old. At this point the service manager said they were sorry and called in the general manager who went on to say how its not the dealer fault and they see no damage to the car and that any damage on the car has been due to my fault. I informed him that we had emails to the sales man stating the issues she then went on to say its still not there fault. I left, came home called the ower of the dealership who offered a meeting with me. Drove back up a fourth time to meet with him only to have him look at the car and say he would be in touch in a few days. Few days went past and nothing. I repeated called never to get a call back. I then contacted MBUSA who informed me that it had to be delt with at a dealer level. Can you believe this? So I emailed everyone I could at MBUSA Corporate, Daimler Corporate and the dealership stating the issues and they way I have been treated. At that point I did get a call back from Corp (MBUSA) stating they would open a case file to have the car bought back. I felt relieved. This was three weeks ago. During that time MBUSA has told me we need to meet with the east coast regional manager. So I set up a meeting with him. During my time waiting for the meeting day to come I informed him that our gaol is to have mb buy the car back or replace it with a new car. I also informed him that I had to spent 200 to have a few dents takin out already and that the hood now has to be fully repainted at the tune of 850 dollars and there is still two other hail dents that need to be fixed for another 200 dollars. So I'm looking at 1200 out of pocket on body work on a new car. And the dealer saw nothing? Regional manager called today to inform me that they dont see reason for a meeting and that the dealer now makes the call on replacement cars. I'm getting the run around!!!!!!!!!!! I have no clue now what to do. They are trying to wear me down so that I go away. MBUSA has been no help at all. I now have a 60,000 mercedes with hail damage which they deny but I found out it sat on the lot during two hail storms over the summer and I also have a car that has been damaged by the dealer costing me to have to get the hood repainted on a new car meaning it wont have the facotroy paint on it and it may never match. On top of that resale will take a nose dive due to the painted hood making it look as if he may have been in an accident at some point. Any ideas on how I can get a replacement car or get mercedes to buy this car back from me? I will never buy another mercedes again. I have always had BMW's which I loved but we needed a bigger car then what BMW had to offer and I regret it 100% Any advise would be great.
#9676 of 10339 Re: help! [d5a]
Dec 17, 2008 (4:29 am)
I am a little confused by your recent post and your earlier post from October. In your October post you wrote:
Yes got them down to 36,200 then add tax and tags. its an 08, new last one. Black on Black (not what i would have picked but hey) awd, R350 gas with some options. pk1, heated seats, sunroof, ipod and a few other things.
In your recent post you wrote:
I now have a 60,000 mercedes
What was the $24,000 discount for? In your recent post you state that you noticed that the vehicle was dinged and scratched as soon as you got home from the dealer. I can't help but wonder how you missed the damage at the time you picked up the vehicle and that perhaps you were able to get a $24,000 discount because of this damage.