Last post on Jul 08, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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Infiniti M35, Sedan
#136 of 139 m35 sport
Jul 07, 2009 (9:56 am)
IMO, the M35X is the worst in the M line - worse gas mileage, worse handling. Infiniti is not good at AWD at all.
But, when it comes to M35/M45 (sport or luxury), they are way, way better. It handles better, get much better mileage (I got 18/24 on my M45 with 5spd, so I would imaging the M35 with 7spd will do much better). M and A4 are not even in the same category, it just so happened that Infiniti attempt with an AWD version, which is, IMO, a total failure, where Audi is very, very good at. So, if you compare the AWD version, Audi is light years ahead. But, when you compare the RWD version, M wins hands down.
#137 of 139 Re: m35 sport [shmang]
Jul 08, 2009 (12:43 pm)
Interesting comment. I live north of NY City and ski in VT. The 2006 M35X 4 wheel drive was excellent in the snow notwithstanding the OEM POS Goodyear RS-As. My gripes were vague steering, trammeling, defective steering rack, overhyped BOSE, seat heaters that never heated except when not necessary, horrible mileage, noisy exhaust, heavy steering and harsh ride.
The service was great and build quality very good. I trusted Pepe Motors in NY. Not sure I trust my Audi dealer but I prepaid service. Those German car dealers think all their customers have trust funds and run hedge funds.
AUDI does not make a RWD car but offers A4 in a FWD with CVT transmission. Not sold in NY area.
The Infiniti M35 may be a great car for the wide open spaces but not the Bronx River Parkway.
Jul 08, 2009 (1:24 pm)
I am also going from the M35x to the Audi A4--next week it appears, as my 2010 will be in by then. I honestly can't wait to return the M35x. Old problems have resurfaced, and I am just not addressing them...I have a week or so left with the vehicle.
That said, the A4 is just a little smaller than the M on the inside--a little narrower and less legroom for the rear, but the trunk is actually 1 cubic foot BIGGER than the M if you can believe that.
Similar acceleration with the 2.0 turbo (you HAVE to drive it to believe it), and as Barry said above, MUCH better ride and fuel economy.
I will give more impressions when I actually take possession.
#139 of 139 Re: anyone in here drive the 2009 m35 sport [barryend]
Jul 08, 2009 (4:29 pm)
I need to see those side by side specs.