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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
#9963 of 10348 Infiniti 2010 M35
Oct 07, 2009 (5:13 am)
I just bought M35S. I absolutely love it. Have looked at and tested ALL models in this class (Audi A6, BMW528, GS350, Jag XF, Acura RL, E350 and even Hyundai Genesis, did not bother with Lincoln or Cadillac). 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 the outside is soo sleek I've only had mine for a few weeks, but I'm absolutely astounded at the level of luxury, technology and comfort in this car. With perhaps one or two exceptions Infiniti has thought of everything with this car.
I have the Sport version with the 19" wheels so it rides a little rougher than maybe the other trims, but it's still an incredible ride. Sport pkg seats are perfect, just the right firmness for a balance of support and comfort.
The gas mileage it is not bad either (7 speed tran +303 HP) so far 20.4 MPG combined for this level of sophistication, luxury and comfort.
#9964 of 10348 Re: Infiniti 2010 M35 [m4m]
Oct 07, 2009 (5:45 am)
Congrats on your new ride. Enjoy and keep us posted as you get more acquainted with it.
#9965 of 10348 Re: Infiniti 2010 M35 [m4m]
Oct 07, 2009 (9:59 am)
Each of them has their strengths and each of them has their weaknesses. M35 - Much more car for the money!
Congrats. I like the M quite a bit, and the recently added 7-speed on some models does a great deal to correct one of the car's most significant flaws. At this point overall I still prefer the A6 3.0T, but the M's value is certainly hard to ignore. I will be taking a very close look at the new 2011 car.
Oct 08, 2009 (5:40 am)
According to latest Wall Street Journal report on their website, M-B and Audi are still goingdown in sales, while Volvo, BMW, Porsche are beginning to go back up. BMW's market share is also increasing while M-B's is going down.
#9968 of 10348 mini review m35
Oct 28, 2009 (4:49 am)
First off that is one BEAUTIFUL car! I know looks are subjective but I love the look of this car. Very spacious inside.
Whether itís cruising on the highway and enjoying Premium Bose, which is way better than the Harman Kardon stereo in 2010 E350 I have tested. The clarity is ultra crisp and clear. Love the interior styling of this car, the center console looks sharp (with even new í11 model on its way) and very user friendly interface, The new 8" Nav is awesome, love the live traffic and updated graphics on the screen. My favorite has to be heated/cooled seats, music box functions and auto tilt rear view mirrors. The car is super comfortable even with Sport pkg I have, is really not much different from luxury, very slightly stiffer if you ask me. The M35 def has power, I have yet to push it over 3000RPM but I hit 90 in a heartbeat, you can feel the 390lbtq pulling. The car gets a ton of looks, since I install trunk deck lid and roof spoilersí combo, so I can understand ppl checking the car out. The car glides down the road strong and squeak free, engine is bit loud, but in a good way, it is music to my ears
However Problem one has been the marketing. Nissan fails miserably in this area. There is no reason for this. Whenever you talk about Japanese high line, Lexus comes up. Why not Infiniti?
#9969 of 10348 Re: Consumer Reports: Most dependable cars [m4m]
Oct 28, 2009 (4:50 am)
The latest on Consumer Reports website (you have to pay to see it) indicates that M-B is improving in reliability. BMW continues to be variable. No real details, just broad statements on the site.
I think it is interesting that CR ranks the M35 so highly when it gets the same MPG on premium fuel as the Hyundai Azera does on regular and fuel economy is CR's biggest complaint about the Azera. Bias? You bet.
#9970 of 10348 Re: Consumer Reports: Most dependable cars [carolinabob]
Oct 28, 2009 (5:55 am)
Well, the M35 does not requires Premium fuel, it is recommended, but would run fine on Regular. Also, the M35 has 40 more hp (even compared with the bigger engine from Azera) and much better chassis and handling characteristics. You know it take more gas to generate power in general (when comparing with similar technology - no Hybrid). In history, CR has not been a big fan of Infiniti, so they chose M35 for a reason I believe.
#9971 of 10348 Re: mini review m35 [m4m]
Oct 28, 2009 (10:29 am)
Were you referring to the M35 when you said "you can feel the 390lbtq pulling"?
Acccording to the Inifnity web site, the torque rating for the M35 is 262 lb-ft 4,800 rpm.
#9972 of 10348 Re: mini review m35 [bruceomega]
Oct 28, 2009 (11:56 am)
I was wondering where he pulled that 390 lb-ft of torque from, too. I don't even think the M45 has 390 lb-ft!