Last post on Mar 24, 2008 at 6:11 AM
You are in the Infiniti G35
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Infiniti G35, Sedan
#46 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [oz44]
Mar 12, 2008 (6:23 am)
That's a good question.
I have an 07 and back then, the Tech packages was definitely worth the cost.
Now that the backup monitor is included in the Nav pack, the only real advantage is the adaptive headlights and ICC.
I enjoy the adaptive headlights, but I think I could live without them if I had to.
The ICC on the other hand, I absolutely love. I despise cruise control due to traffic in my area. Nobody knows how to remain at one speed or how to get out of the way. The ICC fixes those issues... set it and forget it.
The seatbelt pre-tensioners... eh.
$900? I'd do it, but that's just me.
#47 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [scottm123]
Mar 13, 2008 (6:58 am)
I wouldn't pay the extra for ICC or adaptive headlights personally. I made the jump for the rear view monitor alone on my '07.
ICC is cute, but I find it doesn't fit with my driving style. It also adds complexity and potential cost to repairs for front end damage. The main issue I have with ICC is it is always hitting the brakes as I'm about to change lanes to go around slower traffic. Then I have to wait for it to acknowledge that there's no one in front of me and/or hit the gas myself to get back up to speed. I've taken to turning it off.
I do like the headlights though, but I don't think that's enough reason to spend the extra money.
Just my $0.02.
#48 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [adamr001]
Mar 13, 2008 (7:42 am)
The main issue I have with ICC is it is always hitting the brakes as I'm about to change lanes to go around slower traffic.
I've found a way around this issue.
If you just slightly rest your right foot on the gas pedal as you approach a car you're about to pass, the system will not slow down. You don't need enough pressure to increase your speed. Just a light touch keeps the system from slowing.
Of course, you don't need to do this all the time, just when you are approaching a vehicle which is slower than you and you intend on passing.
To each thier own, but I think the ICC is great!
#49 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [scottm123]
Mar 13, 2008 (11:09 am)
Interesting. I'll have to try this after they finish realigning the sensors. (Had to have my front bumper replaced, don't ask).
#50 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [adamr001]
Mar 14, 2008 (4:28 am)
Thanks for the inputs. Still not sure which way I'm going to go. Since I have two weeks before I go to the dealership I'll try to get them down some more on the price.
#51 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [adamr001]
Mar 14, 2008 (7:39 am)
I just had mine replaced as well.
#52 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [scottm123]
Mar 14, 2008 (8:02 am)
No wonder there's a nationwide backorder. Heh. Got mine back yesterday, they did a great job.
#53 of 55 Re: 08 Tech Package [adamr001]
Mar 14, 2008 (9:53 am)
Yeah, mine's like brand new too, but it took 3 weeks to get it back. Not so much because of a back order issue, but because I asked them to put a sport bumper in it's place.
All worked out until the ICC sensor didn't line up and another X bumper had to be ordered.
That's what happens when a coyote jumps in front of you while doing 80 on the highway.
#54 of 55 Tech Package/ ICC
Mar 23, 2008 (7:16 pm)
I am just about to pull the trigger for purchasing the G35xS,Nav,Prem and tech next week, I have resarched this vehicle well but the only question I have for which I need your input is as noted below. Last week as I was checking out the car with the above configuration, I noted a small plastic plate at the lower left hand side of the front bumper, the dealer said that it is the "ICC unit" Now I drive 4-5 months out of the year on snow and salt covered ( snow and dirt with stones in reality ) roads in Wisconsin. As you can surmise that driving under such conditions gives a lot of beating to the underside and front of the car. So my guess is that the ICC control unit will not only take a lot of beating but will also not work correctly while being piled up under the thick layer of snow. Am I overanalyzing or would you agree in ditching the tech package for my situation ?
#55 of 55 Re: Tech Package/ ICC [a1s1a1]
Mar 24, 2008 (6:11 am)
If the sensor gets dirty and you try to set the ICC, it will give you a readout on the center console that states that the sensor is dirty.
The sensor is housed in a way that salt and debris will not affect it but if that front window is dirty, it won't function.
Just hit it with a hose or a window cleaning squeegee and you're back in business.