Last post on Feb 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#7 of 16 Re: 2009 pricing [bocatrip]
Sep 12, 2009 (4:13 pm)
I was looking at 2009 models, but I want an M35 with options (at least tech package). A 2009 M35 with tech package is $50K MSRP. I think in the best possible scenario they will knock $10K off, which would still cost me $40K + taxes/fees which is about $44-45K here in CA. I can get a CPO 2007 M35 with tech + adv. tech package for under $33K out the door ($31K without the adv. tech package).
I would rather save $13-$15K and get a used one I think. The only problem is finding one with the right colors/options since the selection of used ones is much smaller. I will keep my eyes on the 2009 models though, I assume their prices will keep dropping as 2010 models start coming out. If I don't find a good used one, and get a good deal on a 2009 M35 I might shell out the extra money.
Also, I read somewhere that the redesigned 2011 M will come out in spring. That may be a good time to pick up a cheap 2009/2010. Although spring seems a bit early for 2011s to come out, since they probably want to give time for 2010s to sell.
#8 of 16 just bought '06 m35
Sep 13, 2009 (8:45 am)
I bought a 2006 m35 just last week with 12,000 miles on it. The warranty on an infiniti is 4 years or 60,000 miles. if you buy an '06 the warranty expires next year. An '07 will expire in 2011, making it less likely you'll want to buy an extended warranty.
I didn't because I had 10 months on the original warranty so the 1st year of any new warranty is wasted. An '07 will likely have less miles on it too but will have one less year of depreciation. Right now an '06 sells for the same price as a new accord or camry.
If price isn't a factor then buy the car in the best condition. Make sure to take it to a mechanic first to see if there're any warranty issues that should be fixed right away.
I had a new rack & pinion put in mine and It's like brand new.
These are listed at infinitihelp.com.
#9 of 16 Re: just bought '06 m35 [stoneym]
Sep 13, 2009 (1:36 pm)
I thought warranties extend the service from the original sale date of the car, not from the purchase date of the warranty. At least that's the impression I got from Infiniti CPO and Elite warranty, but I could be wrong.
Did you take the car to a mechanic before buying it or after buying it? My plan was to skip the mechanic if I buy from a dealer since I assume they already inspected it. If I buy from a private party, I was planning to ask if I can have a mechanic inspect it before purchasing it.
I was planning to get an extended warranty so getting all the warranty work done asap was not a priority for me.
#10 of 16 Re: just bought '06 m35 [valentin650]
Sep 14, 2009 (11:50 am)
Never trust the dealer. For the few dollars it might cost ABSOLUTELY HAVE IT CHECKED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC YOU TRUST. It could be the best invested money you could spend on a used car.
#11 of 16 Re: Used Infiniti M advice: 2006 vs. 2007 [valentin650]
Sep 29, 2009 (2:17 pm)
I have an '07 non-sport and my buddy had an '06 sport. Do not get the '06 if bluetooth and AC is important to you. Bluetooth in '07 is much better - night and day. he had all kinds of problems and sounded terrible. Additionally, we live in a very warm area and his AC was terrible. He was always jealous of my car. Lastly, my mpg was way better. I get about 18.5 virtually all city. He did mostly highway and got 14-15.
#12 of 16 Re: Used Infiniti M advice: 2006 vs. 2007 [golfgod2k3]
Sep 30, 2009 (11:50 am)
I believe your buddy just got a bad one. As I have a 2006 and the AC is excellent even in Texas (when I an off work, it is 105F outside and it only takes 3-5 min. to cool the car down), maybe he got a clogged cabin air filter, which should be changed at least once per year. As far as bluetooth, it really depends on which model phone you have, it works perfect on some and not so great on others. The bluetooth module is interchangeable between '06 and '07.
As far as mileage goes, I get 18 / 24, so, there is not much difference either.
But, the passenger seat adjustment is an major improvement for 2007 though.
#14 of 16 M35 Premium gas
Feb 19, 2012 (5:37 pm)
Is Premium gas required for M35? If you use lower grade, will it hurt engine? I guess your MPG will suffer? What is true MPG for 2010 models?
#15 of 16 Used M35 2010 Rental car buying
Feb 19, 2012 (6:03 pm)
I'm considering buying used 2010 M35. I found 99% M35s for sale are rentals.
Couple of questions:
1) If Premium gas is requirement, I would not trust rental drivers to put premium gas. Probably, most of them, if not all, would put cheapest gas which is 97 Octane.
Mileage on the cars are 40K miles+ on these cars. Would the lower octane gas would have caused engine damage?
2) Price for these are around $24K which is very attractive. Also, these cars still on the lots for very very long time. That's why probably, prices are low, or are they?
These are base RWDs.
#16 of 16 Prices paid for 2010 M35
Feb 19, 2012 (6:04 pm)
Could you please share what you paid, mileage, options etc.