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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#69 of 104 Re: 2006 M35 or M45 -- Need advice! [vanhalenabe]
Mar 09, 2007 (6:29 am)
Some people have said an M35 is essentially nicer and larger G35. But the M45 has an unique engine not shared with the G, and that alone is worth the price of admission.
You asked and then answered your own question about the V6 v. the V8 ... so much for that.
Insofar as the M is a "nicer and larger G35", that's silly. Different platform, heavier, queieter, etc. Putting that aside for a moment, when my lease is up on my M35 I may well go to a G because I drive almost exclusively locally ~ 6,500 miles per year and that doesn't justify the extra cost for the M over the G. But I'll stick w/ Infiniti and will be plenty satisfied w/ the G. Bart
Mar 09, 2007 (2:35 pm)
I live in Massachusetts, I have had no problems with and rattles or squeaks. The only problem I have had is shifting from 2nd to 3rd when is is cold, the transmission slams into 3rd. This only occurs when the transmission is cold, first few miles of travel. Other than that issues I love the car. The M is far superior than the G, I had a 2004 G35X.
#71 of 104 Re: 2006 M35 or M45 -- Need advice! [james27]
Mar 24, 2007 (1:49 pm)
This may be my personal preference, but my '06 M45 Sport (RWD)w/snows handled much better than my Audi A6 on all-season tires.
#72 of 104 Re: 2006 M35 or M45 -- Need advice! [jjshein]
Mar 24, 2007 (4:31 pm)
dedicated snows, at least the better ones, are vastly superiour to the typical all-seasons tire. I've always preferred swapping wheels/tires and benefiting from higher performance offered by tires designed for the season.
#73 of 104 Re: 2006 M35 or M45 -- Need advice! [james27]
Mar 24, 2007 (4:50 pm)
I previously had a 2003 M45 and now have a 2006 M35X. I absolutely love the M35. Had no problems with the 03 but, this is a truly wonderful car. When the lease matures next summer, I will probably get another one.
#74 of 104 Re: New M35/M45 Owners - Give Us Your Report! [pat]
Mar 24, 2007 (8:04 pm)
I purchased a 2007 M35 in December. Having driven it now for 2-1/2 months, I feel I know it well enough to comment on it. I have read the shortcomings of the '06 model and thought that all or some of them would have been fixed for the model year '07. Not so. In all, I am pleased with the car and feel it is worth the money, but here is a list of what I feel could be improved. 1.) The nav system has '05 maps, 2.) the cabin is a noisy due to road noise, 3.) the driver's side door seal (on the body) has torn, 4.)the trunk is hard to close, you have to slam it, 5.) the fuel filler opening causes the auto-shut off on the pump nozzle to shut off prematurely, once I was splashed with fuel. as I said, Overall I am pleased with the car. It provides a wonderful level of luxury.
#75 of 104 I am Extremely disappointed i with my M45
Mar 25, 2007 (6:42 am)
I have had an Infiniti 2006 M45(sports package)for several months. I have taken it repeatedly to the dealership here in Jackson, Ms. and the major issues with the car have not been addressed. The car's navigation system, I am told, does not recognize female voices and the blue tooth has an an issue with feedback and has to be disconnected immediately upon answering the phone. There is LOTS of wind noise when driving. I am told this is RUSH noise and it is what it is. The under carriage of the car sounds like metal on metal(heads turn if the road is a bit bumpy). I am told this is the suspension of the M45 and that is the way it is suppose to be also. I have called Infiniti consumer affairs and was told that the dealership says that the car is performing normally and therefore I have no problems. I have never driven a car that was so noisy and inferior in my 39 years of adulthood and I can not believe the ATTITUDES of the representatives of Infiniti.
#76 of 104 Re: 2006 M35 or M45 -- Need advice! [vanhalenabe]
Mar 25, 2007 (6:48 am)
I have a M45 2006 and am very displeased with it. There are very few of these where I live and wished there had been someone to advise me before my purchase.
#77 of 104 Re: 2007 M35X 2 Month Report [tmiele104]
Mar 25, 2007 (7:03 am)
I have a M45 2006 and live in the South, Jackson, Ms. area to be exact. The Infiniti dealership here is pathetic. All I hear concerning my issues with this car are excuses. I have never had this problem with any other vehicle and service. If there was another dealership around I would go there. I would sell the car but who would buy this high ticketed inferior product. I was elated(sorry) to hear someone else was also having a problem with their Infiniti.
#78 of 104 Re: 2007 M35X 2 Month Report [linda9286]
Mar 27, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Linda, you need to escalate your issues well beyond the dealership. Send a letter or email to Infiniti USA and explain your problems succinctly and unemotionally (that is not a sexist statement, we all tend to get emotional dealing with such issues). Give them your phone number and ask to be called to discuss this further. Trust me, you will get a response from someone who can expedite a remedy for your problems.