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Infiniti G35, Coupe, Sedan
#12 of 21 G35S Sedan in SNOW??
Jun 02, 2008 (3:28 pm)
Hello every one, i am considering purchasing g35s Sedan i am a huge fan of manual transmition but g35s is RWD i live in CT and we have pretty nasty winters here. i would get a AWD but i really like stick. i am trying to see if any one out there has g35s in the state where it snows and how they get around in the bad weather on g35s? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! thank you
#13 of 21 Re: G35S Sedan in SNOW?? [misha1641]
Jun 03, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Only had a few snows stick in NJ this year....but the car did just fine. The lights on the dashboard are an interesting sideshow as the computer keeps correcting (I was playing around to test it). I actually went down a side street with the throttle to the floor while travelling maybe 15 mph...it was all slush and snow...some wheelspin...some sidestep...all corrected. The RE050's suck in the cold regardless of what car they are on though.
#14 of 21 Re: G35S Sedan in SNOW?? [misha1641]
Jun 03, 2008 (4:16 pm)
We had a fairly snowy winter here in Kansas City... stormed often though not more than 4-5 inches at any given time. Lots of cold. Overall, a bit less than average for your neck of the woods ( I grew up in CT). I had the same dilemma last year; wanted a manual (I've never had anything else) but was concerned about the tires in the winter.
No problems at all getting around... BUT... I put Goodyear FI A/S tires on in place of the silly summer RE 050's. The Goodyears were the first, and maybe still only, A/S tire available in both the front and rear sizes on the G35S. I like them very much, though I jusrt remounted the Bridgestones to get some more mile sout of them before snow flies again.
If I were you I'd insist the dealer replace the RE050's with the Goodyears, or an equivalent if now available. Infiniti designers had their heads up their tails when they selected tire sizes not easily available in A/S models.
#15 of 21 Re: G35S Sedan in SNOW?? [misha1641]
Jun 05, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Got a 2006 6MT sedan myself and I live in MI. We got a record snow this year in Ann Arbor, and considering that I got stuck twice. I purchased 4 USED (My car is leased) snow tires from Ebay, and I tell they make a whole lot of difference. Actually, without them I would never consider a RWD in MI.
#16 of 21 Re: G35S Sedan in SNOW?? [paulo6]
Jun 06, 2008 (5:30 pm)
so you had no problems getting around up the hill with snow tires on?
#17 of 21 Re: G35S Sedan in SNOW?? [misha1641]
Jun 07, 2008 (4:24 am)
It was no AWD for sure, but it was perfectly manageable...you have to look at in perspective....as I said maybe 2 or 3 days of the year where it will turn me in a bad mood, when I get stuck somewhere...again, that was the worst winter (most snow) on record in Ann Arbor, MI. My lease ends in October, if I stick with a 2009 G, I might do a RWD again...or the new g35Xs (hopefully G37 by then).
#18 of 21 Re: G35S Sedan in SNOW?? [paulo6]
Jun 07, 2008 (12:59 pm)
so if you had to do it again you would get an X is that what you are saying?
#19 of 21 Re: G35S Sedan in SNOW?? [misha1641]
Jun 07, 2008 (6:10 pm)
No, as i said for 2 or 3 days a year of getting stuck and getting pissed, it is worth the Manual RWD and the extra ponies I got in the 2006. Rest of the year was a blast. For 2009, I might get the G35XS, for a change and the paddle shifters...but would not have an issue getting another 6MT RWD with good snow tires. Again, keep in mind the above scenario took place in a year of RECORD snow fall here in Ann Arbor, MI.
Jun 14, 2008 (1:23 pm)
why doesnt infiniti fix this situation-- just make the G35x in stick and we all would have the best of both worlds..sport and awd--
#21 of 21 VDC and tire wear on G35X
Mar 09, 2009 (12:24 pm)
Can an over active VDC system cause premature tire wear? I have dedicated summer and winter tires with a total of 21,000 kilometers on them and they have very uneven wear and almost done. Driverside rear tire on both summer and winter sets are the most worn. And to add to the problem I noticed this winter (2nd on my winter tire set) at highway speeds and at light throttle, the car cannot run straight and stable, the steering has to be constantly corrected (VDC always left turned on) the SLIP indicator has not been blinking more than normal. I had a four wheel alignment done, the brakes are OK. Anyone suffering a similar problem, any ideas?