Last post on Jun 23, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#8 of 60 Re: 2006 M35X lease is up soon [ewl88]
Apr 05, 2008 (5:06 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 (8:53 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 (7:04 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 (12:13 pm)
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 (6:20 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 (8:43 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?
#14 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 16, 2008 (5:32 am)
Wait for the leas to end! Why take a big hit like that now when you can wait a few months and lease an '08 for dirt cheap because the '09s will be rolling out?
#15 of 60 Re: Infiniti M35x: 2008 vs. 2006 - good move? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 16, 2008 (3:32 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 (6:30 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 (7:24 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