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Infiniti M35, Lexus GS 300, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#45 of 84 Re: M45 Decision [bartalk3]
Feb 28, 2006 (1:50 pm)
I am getting 19.5 overall and about 22-23 on the highway. The one down side of the M is the gas mileage. I have noticed from other forum members that the M45 gets about the same as the M35.
Mar 15, 2006 (3:30 am)
I drove all of them. What did it for me was the gas mileage and the price. I got very good deal, fully loaded, including navigation and ML for 45,500. Plus the fact the car looks and drives like a dream helped a lot. Hope this helps!
#49 of 84 starter button
Mar 29, 2006 (11:53 am)
I have been driving a GS300 as a loaner car and have been very impressed with the functionality of the intelligent key. However it doesn't look like there is a manual override option. How does this feature compare with the M35?
#50 of 84 Re: starter button [aveghte]
Mar 31, 2006 (11:04 am)
I have been driving a GS300 as a loaner car and have been very impressed with the functionality of the intelligent key. However it doesn't look like there is a manual override option
Not sure what you mean by a "manual override option". There is no "key" for the M, except for unlocking the doors/trunk in the event that the battery in the key fob fails. If that happens, there is a slot on the lower left corner of the dash where you can insert the fob, similar to inserting a key. At that point, you can press the starter button and the M will start.
#51 of 84 RE: M35 gas mileage
Apr 28, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I get about 18 around town and about 24 on the highway.
#52 of 84 re: M35 vs GS300
May 04, 2006 (1:24 pm)
I currently own a 2004 G35 Coupe. I usually change cars every 3 years or so. I test drove the M3, Porsche CaymanS, Lexus IS350, M35 and GS300. The BMW and Porsche in my opinion were overpriced junk. Alot of plastic, super hard rides, high prices, and of course poor reputation for mechanics/electrics. I have decided to stick with Japanese and narrowed it down to the M35 or GS300. I test drove the M35, and like my G35 was not impressed with the erratic and abrubt shifting of the transmission. I liked the interior but just could not get used to the outside (rear design). It keeps reminding me of a G35 sedan. The acceleration is excellent on the M. Owning a G35 I know as a fact that this car drinks gasoline. Around town, which is most of my driving, my G35 gets around 15. I also was never in love with the body integrity of Nissan/Infiniti. Way too many rattles,wind noise, creaks etc. The Lexus drove like a true luxury car. Grant it, it does not have the power or sports feel of the M. However, I am at the stage in my life of wanting total luxury and the GS300 delivers. 2 areas of dissappontment are, the inferior Nav system in the GS which lacks the 3D Birdseye View and not quite enough zip in acceleration. Therefore, I have decided to hold off and wait for the 2007 GS350 hopefully coming late this year with any extra 50HP or so and a 5th generation Nav system which has 3D shadow graphics. Before I shell out 50 big ones I will wait for the upgraded GS350 version to make my decision.
#53 of 84 re: M35 vs GS300 [bocatrip]
May 18, 2006 (7:04 am)
I am also waiting too, I hope it does not disappoint.
I like the M35X but i just cannot get past those tail lights.
#54 of 84 Re: starter button [aveghte]
May 18, 2006 (7:42 am)
Infiniti's made a couple of mistakes, and one of them is giving NO fall back mechanism to start the car if the fob gets lost/misplaced (as by a valet, even one's own clumsiness). That, plus an inadequately adjustable passenger seat, plus the doors not locking automatically when setting the car in motion are TO ME its main frailties ... none of which has been addressed in the 2007 model. Bart