Last post on Aug 01, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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Infiniti G35, Car Buying, Sedan
#7 of 16 Re: PLEASE HELP [hawkmanva]
Aug 01, 2008 (8:17 am)
Ditto.....strictly around town (Light suburban...no bumper-to-bumper) 16-17. It's actually embarassing. 07 Sport Auto here
#8 of 16 Re: PLEASE HELP [hawkmanva]
Aug 01, 2008 (12:00 pm)
about 18MPG around philly and south NJ, 23.5 on the PA turnpike w/ an '08 X.
#9 of 16 2009 G35 = G37 sedan
Aug 01, 2008 (12:59 pm)
this point was touched on in previous post, but wanted to drive it home. no more g35 in 2009 as it will be replaced by g37 sedan. not sure what updates to expect, supposedly out in Europe now. I'm sure you can google something on it.
#10 of 16 Re: PLEASE HELP [leannstar]
Aug 01, 2008 (4:17 pm)
The 09 will be the G37. It is supposed to have a 7 speed transmission. The current G35 has a 5 speed transmission that is geared for performance, not economy. I refused to buy one due to the high RPM (over 3000) on the highway. Hopefully with the 7 speed transmission the highway RPM will be lower and the MPG higher.
#11 of 16 G35x test drive & seeking advice
Aug 27, 2008 (7:49 pm)
I test drove a 2008 G35x today with my husband & really just loved it. My husband is 6' 6" and was comfortable enough as he has trouble being comfortable at all in some cars. I want the Ivory Pearl with nav and in the AWD model. We don't have a lot of snow most winters but it has been know to get bad so I feel this is something I need. In our area and within about 200 miles, there are none. The salesman did say a few things are changing with the 2009, like the things mentioned above and a feature I have gotten use to, my doors locking when you either shift into gear or go so fast. He didn't give me details.
I was wanting the .9 APR financing but since there are no 2008 available, I suppose I will have to wait. I can but just don't want to. The salesman salesman also said there was $1000 incentive right now as well. Oh well. I settled on a car once I ended up hating and I do NOT ever plan on doing that again.
Any advice, any more information on the 2009's is appreciated. Should I order a 2009 & maybe pay a bit more? or wait and take a chance that it may not come in? and maybe have incentives added? Thanks in advance. Kathy
#12 of 16 Re: G35x test drive & seeking advice [katrich]
Aug 28, 2008 (4:30 am)
Always get the newest model year you can afford (With the exception maybe of true 0% financing which is them really paying you in in any inflationary times..which we are heavily into). The resale value should you have an insurance claim or go to sell or trade it in is worth it alone. Add the new transmission which will should save you enough gas $ to keep you off of the MPG boards complaining like those of us who are embarassed by our mpg. My TL had the autolock feature...thought I would miss it, but the auto-seat-egress thing is PRICELESS ! !
#13 of 16 Re: G35x test drive & seeking advice [johninnj]
Sep 03, 2008 (1:45 pm)
I too agree if you can get 0%, then you should get that particular model year. I debated too about either getting an '08 G35x seden or wait for the '09 G37x. Now certainly I would have liked the extra power and additional features that the '09 will have. But if you think about it, the '08 already has 306hp, plenty enough for everyday driving. Also, you'll have to assume the '09 will cost more and you won't get as much of a deal on it as you would on an '08, assuming you can find one at this point, which may be difficult. If you're looking to hold the car long term, then resale value doesn't really matter. The dealerships are trying to get rid of them, as I got a fantastic deal on mine last month.
#14 of 16 Re: G35x test drive & seeking advice [katrich]
Sep 26, 2008 (7:59 pm)
I purchased an '08 G35x last March and truly love driving the car. The responsiveness is something else!! The rear drive has it all over the front wheel drive Acura TL. It's simply a blast to drive. My only complaint is of course is highway gas mileage.
My normal combined driving gets me somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to 20.5 mpg. But on the highway, the previous posts are right on. Turning over 3k RPM at 75mph is a bit hard on the wallet. The 23mpg is about right although I have seen it creep up closer to 24mpg.
I too have been trying to see what the 7 speed transmission will do for highway mileage. I doubt it will make any significant difference in everyday driving.
So my advice is to simply to the match. It's very simple to calculate your gas expense for a given year. If it's worth it to you to wait. Otherwise, save your money up front and start having fun tomorrow!!!
Hope that helps!
#15 of 16 Re: G35x test drive & seeking advice [makdaddy21]
Sep 27, 2008 (6:57 am)
I see 20 G35x and same amount of coupes and standard G at a central NJ dealer, so just shop around. There are many sitting in inventory.
BTW, .9% is as low as I've seen to date. THe same dealer has a teaser rate for 2Y lease for $345. That ain't happening.
Also, if you look at the inventory, the cars do not show exact options for the MSRP. This makes it more difficult to compare options, so be careful in the hunt.
#16 of 16 Problem with a starting hesitation or extended crank?
Aug 01, 2009 (10:12 am)
I purchased G35 new approx. 1 year ago, after about 12k miles I started experiencing (ramdomly) what can only be described as an extended crank problem. It has not yet failed to start however, it is scary when you are away from home and your car takes several seconds(more than 6) to start. I know it is not bad gas as I have switched to several different brands and the problem still happens. There are no error codes generated and the dealership has replaced several parts to no avail. I have been attempting to get Nissan/Infiniti to step up and address the problem however, all they seem to want to do is continue swapping out parts. Has anyone else had a similar problem with a starting hesitation or extended crank?
Thanks for your replies!