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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#85 of 104 Re: 2007 M35X 2 Month Report [linda9286]
Apr 12, 2007 (11:43 am)
"I have a M45 2006 and live in the South, Jackson, Ms. area to be exact. The Infiniti dealership here is pathetic."
Linda, I am so glad I found your message. I would like to talk to you, if possible. I live in Jackson as well. I was about to purchase the M35 about a week ago but something just told me to hold off. I took it home for a day and a half and noticed that 1. the gas mileage was not good 2. the voice recognition was horrible (I had to say dial and the number 7 or 8 times before it stopped adding extra digits or got them correct at all and 3. I noticed a vibration at 80mph. The dealer "explained" all of these away but I still didn't feel right. I'd like to hear more about your experience because to be honest I haven't found anything else I like as much. Not sure what to do! Thanks.
#86 of 104 gas mileage
Apr 12, 2007 (12:08 pm)
I leased my m35XI when the car first came out in March 2005. The car handles well and is very fast but the gas mileage is 18 around town and no more than 24 on a long highway trip of at least an hour or two. A shorter highway trip the car might do 22. I have not had any problems with the car just normal maintenance. The one thing I do not like about the car is the headlights. They do not project out as far as I would like. Consumers Reports said the same thing about the car. Unfortunately Inifiniti and my local mechanic both indicated that the lights cannot be adjusted even though some owners on this site said they could be adjusted.
#87 of 104 Re: gas mileage [rxke]
Apr 12, 2007 (5:43 pm)
I get 18.5 mpg on regular on my M35 and all I do is drive around town (real estate agent). The headlights are absolutely adjustable....Infiniti tells dealers they aren't for some unknown reason and your local mechanic is just not up to speed on infiniti's. Take the instructions from this forum to your local mechanic and have him adjust them.
#88 of 104 Re: gas mileage [ghstudio] - Headlight adjustment
Apr 12, 2007 (6:42 pm)
Re: Headlights. It evidently depends on how your M is set up - if you have auto-leveling headlights they are not adjustable by the methods noted earlier in this forum. If you have non-auto-leveling lights they can be adjusted. Evidently Infiniti shipped both versions into the US but only the auto-leveling into Canada. According to Infiniti technicians the auto-leveling feature simply keeps compensating for any adjustments you try to make. Personally I think the car is unsafe at night when you use low beams and Infiniti has built an unsafe car. California based Infiniti designers who designed the car indicate that the car was subsequently engineered in Japan - I think this is the reason why the car is so poorly set up for rain, cold weather and highway driving at night -- too bad because it has so many great features. Infiniti has shown no concern about the headlight problem and, in fact published an interesting article in their magazine to dealers which advises their dealers to tell customers unhappy with the low beam lights that the sharp cutoff results from the xenon headlights which have been used for years in Europe - they just take some time for customers to get used to them. What they fail to mention is Infiiniti specs these headlights for the cutoff at around 30 meters while in Europe xenon headlights are spec'd for a minimum of 60 meters. If my headlights could be adjusted to cut off at 60 meters I'd be a happy driver. Evidently the US laws now allow for xenon headlights to be adjusted visually, acknowledging that the simple measurement of height at x distance doesn't work for xenon headlights.
#89 of 104 Is any of this new?
Apr 13, 2007 (6:48 am)
At age 40 I hate making assumptions, but I still do from time to time. I am assuming that there are very few people out there that drop $45-55k on a vehicle with out doing at least a little homework.
I have had my '07 M35x for 2 months/2,500mi. There has not been one issue that has come up that had not been addressed either here or else where. All of this was available to me prior to leasing. The "noise", yep, I hear it, not a distraction. The lights, you want poor low beam bixenon visibility, drive my s2000 or my previous vehicle an '04 Volvo s60r. The gas mileage, everywhere I read was 18-24, thats what I get. Bluetooth issues, not an issue for my phone, a motorola slvr, but occas an issue for my wife and her razor...
I know that sites like this are here for info, but also for us to vent from time to time.
The most constructive criticism I have seen is that about which dealerships to avoid. Thankfully my dealer hasn't had to step up to the plate on any issues yet.
I guess all that I am saying is just like everything else in life, Let the buyer beware, read the small print, make the best decision you can based on the info provided to you, and there is always "next time".
#91 of 104 Head light adjustment
Apr 13, 2007 (12:33 pm)
Thanks for the info. I will give it to my mechanic and see if he can do it. If not I will take it to Inifinti. Thanks again.
#92 of 104 headlight adjustment
Apr 13, 2007 (1:00 pm)
FYI - check behind the adjustment screw assembly and look for a black cable leading into the adjustment assembly. I've been advised this cable is from the auto-leveling sensors and if you find it adjustments to the headlights will not work. I'd be very interested in finding out from any readers if they have this cable and have been able to successfully adjust the headlight beam beyond 30-35 meters.
#93 of 104 I am quite satisfied with my M45
May 26, 2007 (9:04 am)
I am sorry for those who have had problems with their M. In the fourteen months I have owned my 2006 M45, I have not experienced anything but pure pleasure with it. It has exceeded my every expectation.
I did a detailed research before buying my M. Since I thought that whatever I purchased would be the final car that I would own, I wanted to make sure that I got exactly what I wanted.
My look at various luxury sedans took two weeks because I wanted to not only read about each model, but to personally inspect and drive each one. Fortunately, there are dealerships for Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus and Mercedes within thirty-six miles of my home.
Although I found things to like in each model, something or another became a disappointment. What I did find is that when one buys a new car, the inspection should NEVER be on the showroom floor. All of the cars looked beautiful to me on a showroom floor. It was only when I saw the car in sunlight, sat in it and then drove it, did I get a more accurate impression of the car.
The M45 was the car I chose because it best met my likes and dislikes in terms of beauty, style, comfort, performance and handling. Configured with the technical features I wanted, the cost of the M45 best met my pocket book.
I have driven this car in hot, cold, good and bad weather. It has traveled over good highways and bad roads. Regardless of weather or road condition, I have always felt in command of my car and that it could avoid any hazzard I encountered.
I am truly sorry that some who have posted have not had the good fortune with their M's and I have had with mine. I really do think that it will be my final car because it has everything I have always wanted in a car.
#94 of 104 Re: I am quite satisfied with my M45 [shepsan1]
May 28, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Nice report Shep!