Last post on Jun 23, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#15 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 16, 2008 (2:32 pm)
It's not that much better...in fact the M has hardly changed at all...except if you feel that the now adjustable/comfortable passenger seat "better" enough to justify the move. I can't imagine why you would move to an 08 early unless they gave you such a good deal that financially it made sense. There's some dealer money around now....$2500 I think on the M35....so if they will do the deal based on a capitalized cost of about $2000 under invoice....well, then go for it. Anything less...just sit tight...
#16 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [ghstudio]
Apr 27, 2008 (5:30 pm)
Thank You both! I will surely be waiting. My lease isnt up until April 2009.
I am really enjoying the car, but am just itching to do something! I drive my 535xi less and less as it lacks the luxury of my M35x, but the 300hp is a lot of fun.
To be honest, my favorite car is presently my wife's 2008 Toyota Highlander. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I may even want to get one for myself instead of the M35x and the 535xi.
#17 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [nrwayne]
Apr 28, 2008 (6:24 am)
I know I'm late to the party, but bluetooth issues with Verizon are non-existent. When the first M's came out three years ago there was a limited selection of phones that would couple but within a month or two the problem was over. I've been with Verizon throughout my present lease and have had zero issues with the connectivity. Bart
#18 of 60 Re: 2006 M35X lease is up soon [ghstudio]
Apr 28, 2008 (6:39 am)
It's not the nav system that's cripled ... it's the DVD ... and if you want to watch DVD's while driving your car please let me know WHERE you drive ... so I can avoid you. Bart
#19 of 60 Re: 2006 M35X lease is up soon [blov8r]
Apr 29, 2008 (4:53 am)
Hey, Bart, actually, certain programming functions of the NAV system are disabled unless the car is in park in my '06 M35.
#20 of 60 End of Lease
Apr 29, 2008 (12:24 pm)
I have a M45 coming off lease in June that I did a 21 month lease on at a very good residual of 76%. The new lease residuals for 24 months are at a 64% residual and the money factor is nothing to shout about. In the end it is all about dollars to me. Having leased 3 previous BMW's I decided to talk to them again. While the styling leaves something to be desired in the minds of many, I can live with it for for what they are offering on leases. I ordered a 535I with sport, premium, cold weather, premium stereo, park distance sensor and fold down rear seats. The residual was 73% and the money factor of .021 In addition to a very reasonable discount off msrp. As much as I enjoyed my m45 it was time to move on and enjoy the better mileage of the BMW at a smaller lease cost.
#21 of 60 Re: End of Lease [gjonesmi]
Jun 18, 2008 (7:35 pm)
What does the bmw lease for with the factors you mentioned. How much down, and monthly payment?? How many miles/yr?
#22 of 60 Re: End of Lease [ltcadviser]
Jul 05, 2008 (6:12 pm)
Trust me, you will HATE it if youve been driving the M35/45.
Look at the Lexus GS. I hate my 535xi.
#23 of 60 Purchase '06 M35 at end of lease????
Jul 28, 2008 (12:03 pm)
Option is to purchase M35 with Journey/Tech/Sirius for $30,413 + $150 purchase (air) fee. Car has 20K miles after 24 month lease and is in great shape. I will have to pay a $140 "rim repair" fee if I turn in the vehicle walk away, and will likely have to replace tires soon if I purchase the vehicle.
I had no intention of buying the vehicle until I started looking at '06 Lexus', BMW's and Audi's. What considerations should I have in purchasing at the end of a lease, as I have never done that before?
#24 of 60 Re: Purchase '06 M35 at end of lease???? [logs1]
Jul 28, 2008 (12:37 pm)
The only consideration is do you want to buy the car for the price. You certainly know of any problems.
My experience was that when my M35 lease expired last month, I leased a new M35 with the same option packages for $4 more per month on another 24 mo lease. ($2000 conquest cash with 2 MSD's) so no reason to buy the old car.
Reasons to upgrade:
1) A/C is much improved - you could freeze meat in the car
2) XM standard plus harddisk memory of CD's
3) Car runs smoother and tighter (can't explain this..maybe it's just new)
4) Passenger seat now fully adjusts (the 06 seat was just awful)
5) White lettering on guages is much more readible
6) voice commands are trainable (good if you have an accent)
7) Same voice now gives commands and street names.
8) Bluetooth seems improved...of course there was a dealer update for the 06's but this seems even better.
the only disadvantage is that voice commands have been significantly reduced and there are some extra steps setting up navigation.
1) Many times the gas nozzle still cuts off before the car is close to full
2) gas mileage unchanged (but now you only get a graph rather than actual numbers so maybe you feel better)
3) navigation input severely crippled when the car is moving - you still have to do the nav hack