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#95 of 104 Had our new M35x for about a month now..
Jun 06, 2007 (6:09 pm)
My wife is generally very happy with the car, and feels that she chose correctly among the cars considered (A6, bmw 5 series X, and the Lexus).
We have experienced a couple of problems though. The DVD player will not display properly on the front screen. This means we cannot play any music DVD's, because even while the car is in park (or stopped) the screen shows a message that says functionality will return once the car is stopped.
Secondly, the bluetooth connection to our phones worked exactly once....on our way home from the dealership. It has never worked again since, so rather annoying.
#96 of 104 Will Trunk fit my EZ-Up?
Aug 06, 2007 (6:56 am)
I've got one of those EZ-up fold up canopies which I have to haul around with me. Since the car doesn't come with fold down rear seats, does anyone know whether I can fit this in the trunk? I can't find the trunk dimensions anywhere. My canopy is about 12 in x 9 in x 48 in when folded up - a bit bigger and longer than my golf bag.
This may be a deal-breaker for me...let me know if anyone's had luck with this. Thx
#97 of 104 Re: Love the car [trcox57]
May 09, 2008 (12:26 pm)
Those darn smart keys are expensive. I think Infiniti are the smart ones. Best I could do versus $340 charge was to buy the key on e-bay for $75 plus $65 to program at my dealer - $200 less but still a lot of money. I never understood what's the matter with a regular key anyway. This seems more about their revenue than my security.
#98 of 104 Tiny problem after 3 weeks...
May 17, 2008 (3:25 am)
Bought a new M45X several weeks ago and love it. The only problem - and as I said it is small - is the wipers. When they sweep to the left, toward the driver, they produce a loud "thunk" noise as they finish the left sweep.
My last car's wipers were silent in operation, and made no noise during operation. Is this normal, or can the speed-intensity of the wipers be adjusted so it doesn't sound like the wipers are about to fly off the car.
At first I thought the left wiper was hitting the window trim, it's that noisy. I cheked it in park, and the wiper does stop short of the trim, but really does make quite a noise.
The other noise related issue I noticed was the tinny sound from the roof when it rains. It sounds like no insulation was installed between the headliner and the roof of the car. It reminds me of sitting on a porch with a metal roof during a rainstorm. Again, this was not apparent on my previous car.
Normal? It's not a biggie, and I can get used to it, but when I'm listening to music with the wipers on, I hate the percussion from the wipers coming in off the beat of the music!
#99 of 104 Early review of 2008 M35
May 30, 2008 (8:33 am)
I purchased a 2008 M35 on May 20, 2008. The exterior is platinum graphite and the interior is wheat. I opted for the base technoloy package (inboard nav, rear camera, music box, etc.). I purchased it in metro atlanta for about 1500 below invoice.
My initial impressions are as follows:
I really like the interior. Everythin is easy to use and intuitive. Controls are easy to reach. I have used the voice recognition feature, the touch screen, and the controller all with equal ease and success. The seats are very comfortable. The backseat has a tremendous about of space (I have a car seat in their and my 3 year old gets in and out without a problem). Dual temperature controls is a nice feature for me and my wife as we have different temperature preferences.
I really enjoy driving this car. I have to agree with other reviewers that I am not a fan of the OE tires. That being said, I have had no issues with steering or control, i Just don't care for the way the tires ride. I'll likely keep them till they need to be replaced.
I am using an iphone with my car and had no trouble syncing it. Calls have so far been very clear on both ends. No complaints here.
I agree with other reviewers that limited use of the nav system while driving (e.g., not being able to scroll to second page of restaurants) is annoying, but my understanding is this is not unique to infinit.
I had a very pleasant experience at the dealership. The night I picked it up, some serious storms rolled through, so the saleman made arrangements for me to come back the next evening to have the car detailed and he did a detailed tutorial of the technology and helped me set my ihpne up.
I really love this care and have no complaints. There are some small annoyances but they in no way affect my enthusiasm for the car. I don't regret my purchase for a second!
#100 of 104 M35xi 2006
May 30, 2008 (9:51 am)
I purchased the M35xi when the new model first came out. It handles well, is spacious and fast and the back up camera is great. However, in owning the car I have a few things that I do not like about the car: 1)parking brake light is small and not that noticeable so there have been times when I drove the car with it on until I noticed that the car was slugish. The parking brake is not very strong; 2) the regular lights at night do not project out very far and I have had to use the brights alot; 3) The best highway mileage I can do is 24 mpg. My previous car
(E320 Mercedes AWD) got between 28 and 29. Given the the 2009 M35xi is not changing very much and the gas mileage is not great I will probably get a different car.
#101 of 104 New M35 Owner
Jun 16, 2008 (5:48 pm)
Just came home recently from the dealer with a band new (104 miles) 2007 Crimson red M35 with both the tech package and advanced tech package. For some unknown reason (perhaps nobody likes red anymore) this car had been sitting on the lot for some time, The car is wonderful and fun to drive. I don't even mind the lane deviation system (when I can hear it). Only complaint so far is the adaptive front headlight system. The cutoff of the lights is rather low making it difficult to see some parts of a dark road ahead of you. I had a number of Infiniti cars in the nineties and left the brand for the last ten years in favor of the Nissan Maxima. We felt that the Q and the I series kind of lost their way. This car had re-established our faith in the Infiniti brand.
The dealer (Niello Infiniti of Concord, CA.) was great: informative, helpful, friendly,and gave us a very fair deal.
#102 of 104 parking brake light TOO SMALL
Jun 17, 2008 (7:18 am)
The M35xi is a great car. The only problems with the car are that the headlights do not project out far enough, the parking brake warning light is too small and not that noticeable (a few of my friends have the car and noted the same problem.), and the gas mileage is not great (19 around town and 23-24 at best strictly highway). I have had the car 39 months and will get something that is a little better with gas mileage(2009 Mercedes C class, 2009 Audi A4 6 cyclinder, 2009 Acura TL, or maybe a 2009 Maxima). Enjoy the M35. It handles great and is fun to drive.
Jun 18, 2008 (12:28 pm)
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#104 of 104 Re: I am quite satisfied with my M45 [shepsan1]
Feb 12, 2011 (8:05 pm)
I too recently purchased M45 Sport, 2006. It had 32,800 miles, looked like it came off the show room floor, clean, even still had new car smell. I traded in a 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS with 96,000 miles. I got $5,000 trade in, put $10,000 cash and financed $9,500.00. I paid out the door under $25,000.00. I purchased the Infinity extended warrenty package for 2,900.00. Good for up to 100,000, 5 years. The car is silver with black interior, fully loaded with all options available that in that year model. I have only had the car for 2 weeks but it drives great. I think I got a good deal but who knows for sure, I felt good with the deal, I guess time will tell. Did I make a good decission?