Last post on Jul 08, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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Infiniti M35, Sedan
#114 of 139 Re: Difference between 07 and 08 M35 [ghstudio]
Jun 30, 2008 (7:42 pm)
2) Still no search by street and then select the city 3) you still lose significant function when the car is moving....there's no change here..it still sucks. 4) Fuel economy gauge is now graphical so you can't see 16.6 or 17.1..you see a bar graph. 5) She still talks too much...great for demo's but after you learn the system, you don't need all those prompts (I've already changed to short prompts which doesn't seem to do a thing).
In those cases where you aren't sure of the city use the touch screen to enter the street and house number if you wish. You will then have the opportunity to select from a city list.
I highly doubt Infiniti will choose to change the way they handle interaction with nav/system settings while the car is in motion. They feel, as do their Japanese counterparts, that it is unsafe and I don't necessarily disagree with them. While I consider myself a very safe driver, I've had a couple of occasions in a Mercedes where I was concentrating too much on the nav screen and not on traffic. Depending on your speed, it only takes a second to make a huge mistake.
I suspect that 2009 and later model M's will receive a change that was made to the new G. While the G also shows a bar graph on the nav screen for mpg, you can display mpg digitally in a new information screen that sits between the tach and speedometer.
I'm surprised to hear that you feel that the minimize voice prompts didn't make a difference in voice commands. I know that you are still prompted for each piece of information when entering an address but the prompts for everything else have pretty much gone away.
Compared to the nightmares I had with recent vintage Benzes and BMW's these shortcomings don't even register on my screen any more.
#115 of 139 best way to get sirius on 2008 m35x??
Jul 02, 2008 (4:06 pm)
I am going to turn in my 2006 M35x shortly and was thinking of getting a 2008. Not happy that they are only selling cars with XM now. What is the best way to get sirius back on the car. (I know could wait and maybe post merger they get same content on both but just curius what others have done).
#116 of 139 Re: best way to get sirius on 2008 m35x?? [lsachs]
Jul 12, 2008 (2:58 am)
Google the club Armada(qx56) forum- they have discovered how to bypass the lack of navigation interaction while moving-
#117 of 139 Re: best way to get sirius on 2008 m35x?? [lthaley756]
Jul 12, 2008 (9:32 am)
that's the same navigation hack that's been around for a couple of years now...they basically reinvented the wheel. If you want to do all the nav commands and don't care about DVD's all you have to do is cut one wire and solder a longer wire to each end so you can mount a simple switch somewhere in the car. When you allow the signal to pass thru the switch your nav will operate normally. When you open the switch, you cut off the signal that says the car is moving and the nav thinks you are still standing still, so it allows you to do everything..
#118 of 139 Music Box
Aug 15, 2008 (3:43 am)
Is the Hard Drive locked out as well when the car is moving? Seems I can only play what was playing previously. You can't search by artist or album or anything while the car is moving. What good is a music box with thousands of songs if you have to stop each time to change the disc that's playing? Or am I just doing something wrong?
#119 of 139 M35 vs. G35
Sep 26, 2008 (11:18 am)
Now G35 has much better interior. Is there a reason to pay the premium to move up to M35 (I can understand M45 becasue if the V8)? More interior room? Better image? The M doesn't seem to be much larger from outside though.
#120 of 139 Re: M35 vs. G35 [r34]
Sep 26, 2008 (3:27 pm)
The M is larger than the G...it isn't an issue unless you are tall. Three people in the back is possible, but neither car is great with three - the M is better. Personally, I wouldn't own the G because it is not comfortable for my frame...I'm fairly tall, and have a longer torso than some. You have to sit in it, then decide.
#121 of 139 Want 10% more mileage per gallon
Sep 28, 2008 (4:44 pm)
A few gas stations in my area are advertising gas with no ethanol. I started to use them and my gas mileage on 2008 M35 has gone from 17mpg to 19mpg using regular gas around town. That's quite a savings.
Check to see if any stations in your area are selling gas without ethanol....
#122 of 139 Re: Want 10% more mileage per gallon [ghstudio]
Sep 29, 2008 (8:03 am)
How is your performance now with the new gas?
#123 of 139 Re: Want 10% more mileage per gallon [walt18]
Sep 29, 2008 (9:56 am)
Performance is the same or better. Your engine was designed for gas...not gas and ethanol.