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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#4 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [nrwayne]
Jan 29, 2008 (10:16 am)
I purchased a 2008 M35 and love the car. I think it looks great and does everything I want of it. My prior car was a 2006 BMW 530i which was very expensive and not as fun to drive as my new M. I suggest considering the M again, even though the gas mileage is a bit lower than others. For the price it seems to be the best value even when considering the gas mileage. I use a light foot and do 24 on the highway which is not too bad considering my average speed if around 70mph!
Jan 29, 2008 (11:30 am)
I too am considering moving from my G35 Coupe into an 08 M35. I've considered the A6, and GS350, but find myself back with the M as the best value with the least amount of grief. I know the mileage is crappy but I only drive 6-8,000 miles a year. I still think the M is the best bang for the buck even with a few shortcomings (gas mileage, and 5Speed Trans)
#6 of 60 Re: 08 M35 [bocatrip]
Jan 30, 2008 (2:57 pm)
I recently returned my Q45, end of lease. Wanted to get into M35 as a lease but the price was absurd. The residual values are lower with decent money factors. In addition the dealer did not want to make a deal. Live in Southeast Florida with many dealers around. Eventually went to Infiniti of Coconut Creek and purchased a QX56 and could have made a deal for the M35 2008, but needed only one vehicle. I would pursue the M35 compared to the other vehicles mentioned.
#7 of 60 2006 M35X lease is up soon
Apr 05, 2008 (8:37 am)
I'm having the same issues as other posters. My 2006 M35X lease is up in august. I've looked at Caddy CTS (cheaper, smaller interior, unproven reliability), BMW 5 series (not really impressive exterior/interior and for equivalent M35x features would be quite a bit more expensive). Will look at Lexus GS (3 years ago I preferred M35X over GS) again, maybe Audi A6. Looks like 2008 M35x and 2006 are virtually identical. Would be nice to have the new G35's engine in 2008 M35 but I guess earliest this would happen is 2009.
My mild pet peeves with my 2006 M35x is what every one says- poor fuel economy, road noise (got used to it), wish the handling was a bit tighter in the AWD version. Guess I don't want to duplicate my currentcar. Would be nice to have some significant upgrade.
#8 of 60 Re: 2006 M35X lease is up soon [ewl88]
Apr 05, 2008 (4:06 pm)
I will be moving from my 2006 M35 to a Lexus RX350 when my lease is up in June. I can't deal with Infiniti's crippled when you're moving navigation system again. I'll likely just buy it. The only other possibility is a new FX but then I'm in the same cripple nav scenario.
You know, if the M had the new engine...and a better transmission which reved at a decent speed doing 65 on an interstate, I'd get over the nav problems...but essentially all I would get with a 2008 M35 is a new 2006 model with a better passenger seat. Unless they want to give it to me so cheap that I can't refuse...I'm out of Infiniti....and Nissan can continue to figure out how to avoid bankruptcy (they were real close) without me.
#9 of 60 Re: 2006 M35X lease is up soon [ghstudio]
Apr 05, 2008 (7:53 pm)
Are you sure the Lexus doesn't have the same legalistic restrictions while moving?
I did a quick google search: Probably should check with Lexus.
The M35x has been overall a good car for me. Aside from 2 tires getting worn ahead of their time (my brother with a m35x also required 4 tires replaced by his dealer- ?rack problem) and an accident that had nothing to do with the car (careless driver hit me), it's been problem free. Agree with the engine, transmission comments as well as mediocre fuel economy. I'm not much for SUV/crossover esp since I usually only drive myself around but that's me.
I will have to look at the alternatives. I know the Lexus GS350 is faster than M35x with the former's recently upgraded engine but I wasn't thrilled with the GS series handling last time I tried and the GS's trunk is small considering the cars size. I do like the m35x's backup camera. Lexus has a good one also but cadillac CTS and bmw 5 series still don't.
Good luck with your decision.
#10 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [ghstudio]
Apr 06, 2008 (6:04 pm)
I didnt realize there is a fix for the bluetooth. My car is almost out of warranty. When i bring my car to the dealer for servicing and complain about the bluetooth, my service manager always says the same thing. "Sorry, the bluetooth system just isnt that good"
Does anyone know what i should say to the service manager? Will they fix it if i am out of warranty?
#11 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 07, 2008 (11:13 am)
I have had the fix installed...it really doesn't fix the problems. However, just get them to write down that you have a bluetooth problem...echos, garbled voice before your warranty runs out to record the problem. I believe it's s service bulletin and will be performed for free no matter when you do it though....
Whenever I have what I perceive as a problem and they say "oh, that's normal", I make the service writer write down the problem on the ticket anyway. Then if they want to write "it's normal" and you later find out it isn't, you have clear documentation that it was a problem under warranty...right in the dealer's files.
#12 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 07, 2008 (5:20 pm)
The fix is an improvement, but not perfect. Keep the volume on your cell phone toward the low end and it should be acceptable. I had mine fixed three weeks before the end of the lease. The fix should be unrelated to warranty. Without the fix, the system is unusable with the Verizon system. Your service manager just doesn't want to do the work. Call Infiniti in CA if he refuses to do it.
#13 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [nrwayne]
Apr 15, 2008 (7:43 pm)
Thank You both.
I was called today by my sales rep who wanted to know if I wanted to get into the 08 early. He says is very much improved.
Any recomendations or opinions?
Should i wait for my lease to end or just upgrade now? Is is that much better?