Last post on Sep 17, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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Infiniti G35, Tires
#8 of 17 AWD is not just for lousy weather . . .
Mar 05, 2007 (11:29 am)
For example, if you want to pull into traffic quickly, you have a much less chance of losing the rear w/ AWD. I think it's better for overall safety. That being said, I'm still a fan of RWD, but you're comparing the two, and the comparos should not be limited to bad conditions.
FWIW, I'd get an extra set of wheels and tires. Tirerack has come awsome deals. In the long run, it will cost pretty close to the same.
#9 of 17 g35x vs sport
Apr 13, 2007 (7:44 pm)
Has anyone drove or test drove the Sport and the X and seen or feel a change in the pick up. From the 0 to 60 time?
#10 of 17 Re: g35x vs sport [99rams]
Apr 16, 2007 (6:27 am)
Love these questions posted to numerous threads
The S model is a little more throttle "touchy", but they 0-60 runs are very, very close.
The X weighs a little more, but has signifigantly more grip (WOT) off the line, so runs are very close.
I don't know of any dealership that let's people take an X and an S out for numerous 0-60 beat runs... although my testdrive in the X was very fun.
If you're choosing between the X and S models and have no worries about winter weather, you'll need to compare more than just 0-60 times.
Do you like the paddle shifters, do you want a 6MT, do you want RWD or AWD, which seats do you prefer, and which ride do you find more comfortable.
Apr 18, 2007 (7:00 am)
I bought the "X" and last month had to over the mountains in the snow (around 4-6 inches), I had no problems what so ever.
Coming back home we were in white out conditions, snowing hard with 6-8 inches (and ice) already on the ground, glad that I did not have RWD!!
PS: Living in Oregon the "X" handles great in the wet-which we have 300 days a year.
#12 of 17 Re: G 35x Owner [tigarddave]
Apr 18, 2007 (11:06 am)
If I had that type of weather, I would definitely get the Sport! Wait for the first nice day and drive south, never looking back at Oregon again
#13 of 17 Re: Choosing between G35x and Sport Models [myboynoy]
Apr 18, 2007 (11:50 am)
I am looking into buying a 07 G35X, how much did you get yours for? I am also in NJ, so I wanted some insight on someone who lives in NJ also.
#14 of 17 Re: Choosing between G35x and Sport Models [mrg2]
May 05, 2008 (4:43 pm)
What a difference an year makes. Now you don't have to chose - took delivery of my '08 G35xS last week! Now you can have it all!
#15 of 17 Re: Choosing between G35x and Sport Models [markie61]
May 18, 2008 (1:50 pm)
Real sport would be if they ever let you get the 6speed with the AWD.
#16 of 17 ride quality of g
Sep 06, 2008 (10:45 pm)
for those with the g35x with sport package:
do you find the larger 18 inch tires/rims give a harsher ride than that of the stock 17's? if so, by how much?
#17 of 17 Re: Choosing between G35x and Sport Models [sweendogy]
Sep 17, 2008 (5:49 pm)
This is my story:
I own a 2006 6MT and live in Michigan. Last year we had record snow fall here in Ann Arbor. I love the car, I love the feel of a RWD. I invested in USED snow tires from ebay (I have a 2 year lease that ends in 2 weeks) and these helped. Probably there was 3 or 4 days in TOTAL that I really could not drive this car...again record snow fall. With snow tires, the rest of the winter was manageable.
But, now that my lease is over and the lease deals are not that attractive...I will pick up my 2008 G35x Sport in 2 days...I am buying that car with the 0.9% offer. Since I will be owning it I thought, I should go with the more dependable AWD, though I am getting the Sport package.
So for a couple of years, go with RWD and enjoy!