2006 INFINITI M35

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$3,900
$5,931
below average
212,062 Miles
110,904
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 212062
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Location: Tampa, FL
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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Sunroof/Moonroof
Bluetooth

Notes

10-WAY Adjuster,​ Power Seats - Driver,​12-Volt Power Outlet(S),​160-Watt Audio - Radio,​18 Wheel Size,​245/45r18 Tire Size,​3-Point Seat Belts IN ALL Positions,​4 Cupholders,​4-Wheel,​ Disc,​ Vented Brakes,​50 State Emissions,​6 Audio - Speakers,​6-Disc CD Changer,​ Dash Audio - CD/MP3,​6-WAY Adjuster,​ Power Seats - Passenger,​8-Spoke Wheels,​Adjustable head restraints,​Airbag - Front Driver Side,​Airbag - Front Passenger Side,​ALL Season Tires,​ALR/ELR Safety Belt Systems,​Aluminum Alloy Wheel Material,​Armrest,​ Rear First AID KIT,​Auto-Dimming,​ LH Mirrors,​Auto-Dimming Mirrors,​Automatic AIR Conditioning,​Auto on/off headlights,​Auto Tilt-Down IN Reverse Mirrors,​Bench Seats - Rear,​BI-Level Consoles,​Bluetooth,​ Hands-Free Phone Communication,​Body-color bumpers,​Body-color door handles,​Body-Color Mirrors,​Brakes - ABS,​Cancel Switch Traction Control,​Carpet Cargo Area,​Chrome grille,​Color-Keyed Trim,​Controls,​ Audio Steering Wheel,​Controls,​ Cruise Steering Wheel,​Control(S),​ Voice-Activated AIR Conditioning,​Controls,​ Voice-Activated Audio,​Courtesy lights,​Cruise Control,​Delay OFF Headlights,​Door Power Locks,​Dual Outlets,​ Chrome Exhaust,​Dual-Stage Airbag - Driver,​Dual-Stage Airbag - Front Passenger,​Dual zone air conditioning,​Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Brakes,​Extendable Visors,​Front & Rear Energy Crumple Zones,​Halogen Headlights,​Heated Mirrors,​Immobilizing System,​IN-Glass Turn Signal Mirrors,​Integrated Antenna,​Intelligent KEY System Keys,​Latch,​ Rear Child Seat Anchors,​Leather Upholstery,​Leather-wrapped steering wheel,​Locks,​ Rear Doors Child Safety Features,​Map Lights,​Memory-Activated Mirrors,​Memory-Activated Seats - Driver,​Memory-Activated Steering Column,​Memory-Activated Steering Wheel,​Micron AIR Filter AIR Conditioning,​Mirror,​ Illuminated Visors,​MP3 Audio - CD/MP3,​Multi-Information Displays,​Multi-Spoke Steering Wheel,​Outlets,​ Rear AIR Conditioning,​Passenger Airbag - Occupant Sensor,​Pockets,​ Door Storage,​Pockets,​ Seatback Storage,​Power-Assisted Brakes,​Power Mirrors,​Power Rack & Pinion Steering,​Power Windows,​Pretensioners,​ Front Safety Belt Systems,​Prewire,​ Satellite Radio Capabilities/Wiring,​Push-Button Start Ignition,​Quick Brake Assist Brakes,​Rear Defoggers,​Rearview Mirrors,​Rear Wheel Drive System,​Remote Keyless Entry,​Shade Band Windshield,​Side Curtain Airbags,​Speedometer Instrument Panels,​Sport-tuned Steering,​Stainless Steel Muffler & Tailpipe Exhaust,​Storage Consoles,​Sunroof,​ Power Moonroof/Sunroof,​Tachometer Instrument Panels,​Temporary Tire Size - Spare,​Theft Deterrent Systems,​Tilt/telescoping steering column,​Tint Glass,​Tire pressure monitors,​Titanium finish Wheels,​Touch Screen Displays,​Trip Odometer(S) Instrument Panels,​Trunk Remote Releases,​Variable Intermittent,​ Front Wipers,​Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Traction Control,​V-Rated Tires,​WMA Playback Audio - CD/MP3


Recalls & Defects

VIN JNKAY01E36M103453 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 vehicles manufactured April 4, 2004, through October 5, 2010. Over time, the accelerator pedal sensor signal may deteriorate resulting in the output of an incorrect signal causing the engine to go into fail-safe (limp home) mode.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 211 reviews

A true sleeper car.

5
Eric on 10/08/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I have an 06 M35 Sport and love it. It handles like a true sports car. At 100+ mph it feel like it is on rails. The ride is a little stiffer of course but that is what the Sport edition is for. Fuel economy average is around 21 which is fine for this car. Seating is comfortable and roomy. It has 120K miles and still drives like it has 10K. If you are looking for a 4 door sedan that drives and handles like a sports car not sure you could go wrong with any of the Infiniti line up.

Good..but not perfect...Secret: Extend. Warranty

4.3
sikkdaddy on 03/02/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought my pre-owned '06 M35x last Spring ('11) with roughly 60K miles - Had done a lot of research and had owned an older I-30 with 275K miles (replaced tranny @ 230K miles) - Had great luck, wanted to keep the brand. During my research, I kept hearing others mentioning the Infiniti Elite Extended Warranty - I had heard about a dealer in Arizona (Scottsdale I believe) that had the best prices - I dealt with a lady named Courtney (Finance Mgr.). I didn't/don't have a ton of discretionary $ - So the $1600-$1700 for the extended warranty was a hard pill to swallow - Especially for my wife - But we "found" the $. Have MORE than recouped the $ invested (both frt. wheel bearings, CD plyr)

Outstanding car, only very Minor problems

4.9
jland216 on 12/19/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall I am very satisfied with my 2006 Infiniti M35x I brought it recently in August 2011 with 86,000 Miles on it and I currently have 98,000 Miles (Highway Miles) So far only had Minor issues. The first problem I had was the drivers side wheel bearing went bad $400.00. I had a very small oil leak but it was from Jiffy Lube forgetting to put back on the gasket for the drain plug. And my driver seat is broke but operational to drive the car safely needs a seat bracket and a new motor $1100. As far as the power train very nice acceleration but not as strong as the M45. Engine is loud but I like the way it sounds like a muscle car. Smooth ride overall very reliable on long road trips.

Still love the M

4.8
pressman on 11/03/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one amazing car, nearly 5 years into its life, it still kicks, its handling is almost without equal for a car in its class. Still a looker from the front, never understood the tail lights, everybody who sits in the car says WOW. My g-friend calls it the space ship. I am a serious driver and I LOVE THIS CAR.

Reliable, Fun To Drive

4.8
StillaYankee on 10/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After having to finally give up my 94 Q45a 2 years ago I searched for months for a car that would fill the void. Had my heart set on a GS but a dealer recommendation convinced me on the M35 Sport and I'm so glad he did. The car handles great, the ride is reasonably quiet (probably quieter than most reviews but you can hear the tires when the radio isn't on) and the power is amazing for a 6 cylinder. I do wish they had added an extra gear or 2 like others have commented as getting the same mileage as my 10 year old Q wasn't expected. If I just travel on the Interstate I can squeeze out 21-22 mpg if I drive like my wife. Don't expect more than 20-25k on the tires.

Best Bargain in the Luxury Category

4.3
Tim on 09/15/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, our 2006 M35X has far exceeded our expectations. The interior especially, is something that needs to be seen and used to be appreciated. Out of all the gizmos and gadgets controlled by the center console and LCD screen, it is somehow still very easy and convenient to use. The seats are supportive and "sporty" while still being a very comfortable place to spend the afternoon. Performance from the 3.5 V6 is more than adequate, although it isn't an adrenaline pumping muscle car, of course. Best way to describe it is "deceptively fast". It never slams you in the seat, but 80 mph happens quickly and very easily. Overall, there aren't many negatives I can say about the car.

A lot of bang for the buck.

4.3
Michael on 12/08/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving my 2006 M35 Sport for a month I am really happy. The ride is very smooth and much quieter than the reviews make out. The seats are extremely comfortable and the engine has more than enough power for my needs. For being a 4 year old car, there is only one minor rattle coming from somewhere near the glove box and that is intermittent. On the downside, the center stack controls do take some getting used to and the gas mileage is not great. I'm averaging about 21 mpg. Overall this really is a great car, fun to drive, and with distinctive looks.

Best Luxury Sedan for the Money

4.9
REG on 10/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I leased my M for 39 months and it was nearly perfect in every way. Solid performance, ultra comfort, every feature you can think of (and more), and as reliable as they get. No defects whatsoever, and OK gas mileage (22.5 mpg). I'm waiting for the next gen M which will be another killer and, supposedly, a hot hybrid as well.

Great But

3.9
AEL on 08/25/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Car is very good BUT there are some things that are ridiculous. The one that is driving me nuts and is dangerous and cannot be fixed is the Phone/navigation system. Some over paid fool allowed it that when you are on the cars blue tooth phone (incoming volume to low) the Map screen switches to a display telling you on the phone. The Map cannot be shown unless you get off the phone. So if you are using the Navigation system and you get or place a call you have to pull off the road until you've finished your conversation. There so far is no fix - its part of the design.

Bought M35Sport used with 28k miles

4.5
funnn25 on 08/02/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I paid $25k and traded my 07' bmw 335 sport with 48k miles for $24k. Interior: M35 winner Exterior: M35 winner (more chrome accents) Performance: BMW 335 winner Audio: Tie Road Noise: BMW 335 winner Accessories: M35 winner (keyless start, back up camera) Comfort: M35 Maintenance: BMW 335 before 50k miles since BMW pays for all maintenance but after M35 is the winner, also 335 needs new rear tires every 6 months at $250 per tire Winner: M35 if you want luxury and 335 if you want pure performance.

Incredible car/affordable used

4.8
Mick on 07/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M35 is the hands down winner that delivers an excellent balance of price, reliability, performance and features. For some reason, the M35's first two years of depreciation is greater than most other luxury cars making used models very affordable. Why? I have no idea; the M35 one of the best sedans on the market. It is likely you can find this model about 2 years old at less than half of original MSRP. I purchased mine about a year ago (8/2008) and it is still under full factory warranty (5/60 b2b, 6/70 pwrtrain). O2 sensor replacement was the only warranty job performed to date. No other issues. An all around incredible car.

The REAL 4 Door Sports Car

4.9
Steve C on 07/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After comparing the E350, 530 and GS 300, the Infiniti soared over all challengers. Reliability, performance, features, etc. Drove the base model first, ended up buying the Sport. This M is a sports car by every definition. Quick, responsive & confident. I took a freeway on ramp cloverleaf @ 50 and the 245/40/19's didn't even chirp. Nissan needs to share its TM'd 4DSC title with its cousin! The road noise and feel are detractors if you expect or desire a smooth and quiet ride, and maybe I will tire of the firmness and noise. All I know is that now I drive it every chance I get, even though I bought it for my wife! More than ample room in the front and rear seats along with the trunk.

M35 reliability

4.8
aseetpatel on 07/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is solid, I just finished 4 years with it and am heading into year 5. I saw a couple posts regarding a rattle - I had it too and just figured out last year that it was the intermittent wiper speed turn handle. I also had trouble with the hands free phone and the dealer put in the same mic that the newer ones have and it works ok. Having gone thru a wide variety of cars (2 acuras, 1 BMW, 1 Lexus, 1 Cadillac, 1 olds Aurora) I have to say this by far has been my best experience.

Most car for your buck

4.4
Will on 06/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I spent months looking for my next luxury sedan, but I fell in love with the M35 as soon as I saw it. Sleek, not flashy exterior complements a roomy, comfy interior loaded with technology. Sound system is awesome (14 bose speakers), and 6 cd player plays data cds too, very useful. Nav sytem, dvd player, push start ignition, heated/cooled seats, the list goes on. The backup cam is the best on the market right now. The 280hp provides plenty of kick, and the AWD and snow mode features truly shine in the snowy New England weather I live with. Overall a very smooth ride, and very fun. Low maintenance, but Infiniti service is somewhat expensive. Absolutely the best car for the amount I spent.

A long-term Best Buy: '06 M35

4.6
Jeff C on 05/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the best sedan I have ever owned. It handles well, is fun to drive and is very reliable. One minor recall item. Dealer service has been competent if not a bit pricey. I have thought about trading it in annually and always come back to the same conclusion: 'this is just a great car!' Look for reasonable miles, 1 owner and dealer serviced. Ask to see the maintenance book or other evidence of a well cared for vehicle.

I own 2 M35X AWD and love them

5
David on 03/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 2 of these and can't imagine why I had a BMW before. I love the rear camera, voice activated nav and phone, heated and cooled seats. The service bills are less than half of what I paid on my last BMW once the BMW service plan ended. The AWD is great in the mountains and light snow. After owning 8 Lexus cars and SUV's I didn't think I would switch, but I like this better than the GS AWD sedan.

Beautiful Vehicle

4.6
MReddick on 02/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Wasn't even considering an Infiniti at all until my husband forced me to test drive the M. My heart was set on a Mercedes e-class but it did not compare to the M at all. It was love at first sight, it seemed when I sat in the drivers' seat it hugged me. The features are endless, the appearance is flawless. This flagship is the envy on the road.

Reliable car, packed with great features

5
Jimmy on 01/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car brand new years ago and it's been a great car so far. When shopping for this car we compared it to the bmw 5 series and the lexus gs. This car has more features, more space, and lower cost. We wanted to stay below 50k, but have navigation, rear view camera, push button start, HID lights, and ventilated memory seats. This car was the best deal and we don't feel we sacrificed on looks or design. The interior is smart and the exterior looks sharp. The V6 sounds great when you floor it. So far, 73k, the car hasn't had any issues, however, the Infiniti maintenance is expensive.

The car you love to hate.

4.4
Waltersbuy on 11/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love all the technology in this car. The interior is roomy and comfortable. The back up camera is so helpful and the push button start is very convenient. Car has a lot of power and gets going really fast! I have had many problems with the glove box rattling. Took it into the dealer and they replaced the glove box but it hangs a little on the left side. Brakes are HORRIBLE on the M35 sport. Had to replace all the brakes at 19,000 miles. If put on any other tires besides the OEM ones, then the car rides like crap, shaking on the freeway and all.

Awesome M

4.9
Tomas on 11/10/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car. It has style without the snobbery. I love the understated elegance of the car. It has a bit more road noise that some of its peers in this class but overall its an excellent.

Hard to find a negative

4.8
bgregory on 10/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. When I bought this car I drove all other cars in its class. Now after 2 years I am very happy with my decision. Still get strangers complimenting the car. I drive it pretty hard and am averaging 18.5 mpg. I prefer to drive her as she was intended, and it is fun to drive. The fit and finish is still perfect after 28,000 miles. The interior design is very comfortable from a drivers perspective. Good trunk space. Holds 4 sets of golf clubs. Mine has 14 speaker sound system. Awesome! Negative? microphone for phone sounded poor. Infiniti has a fix and did it for free. I am told it sounds great. Intelligent cruise control is very nice but does not like the rain. I live in Seattle.

Awesome Value for a Luxury Car

4.9
srichter on 09/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I leased the M for 3 yrs and it has been a flat out great car, The positives have been many. Great acceleration, great handling, incredibly fun to drive. I compared it with Acura, Audi and it was more affordable and more fun! Infiniti has been great on service and overall customer service but I have found their prices to be excessive. The only cons I have experienced have been with the bluetooth. The reception on both ends in so poor, it's not worth using.

Electrical gremlins

4.1
Gremlins on 07/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

A wonderful car except I have had 4 experiences with electrical gremlins. The lights have come on during rain storms & refuse to go off! Somewhere water is getting to a computer & the dealership cannot fix the problem. My experience with Infiniti roadside is not to be in a hurry. A minimum of an hour wait for just simple jump. Ready to go back to the German cars again!!

Great Ride

4.9
Ross A on 07/15/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My M35 was one of the most fun cars to drive that I have ever owned. Plenty of power and very quite. I never had a single problem with my M35. Just did the normal services and put fuel in it. To me, the best cars are the ones that never have to go to the shop except for servicing.

Worst $54k car on the market

2.1
4-time Infinitiowner on 06/02/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

The voice navigations system does not work thus you are unable to use the navigation system unless you are parked. The voice system can nopt even recognize basis roads such as "Piedmont Road". The dealer says it just works poorly they could not even get the car to recognize the same words. The gas mileage on highway is 19 miles per gallon which is the worst in class. The Sport model rides rough. With so many cars in this class I would not recommend this vehicle and most certainly do not spend the money on the navigation system.

Near Perfect Car

4.8
Matt on 03/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car for the money. It has most features except for power folding mirrors and rear sunshade (both of which my Audi had). It's a near perfect blend of size, performance and handling. I keep looking at cars for when my lease expires, but unless a new car comes out for '09, I'll be leasing a new one or buying this one. In my opinion, there is no car that that balances perfomance and features like the M.

Great car but.......

4.8
bfan on 03/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Beautiful vehicle with a lovely ride. Now my wife wants it. She wouldn't touch our 740il but loves this ride. Loaded with features, tires now goodyear eagles, spare does not have ability to monitor tire pressure, causes alarms to go off while driving. Stereo is great, info centre amazing but the nav will not work when a destination is input, keeps resetting every 15 secs. Dealership won't fix, 105,000 km puts it out of warranty. Lane drift feature awesome as is cruise control which slows car down if you get too close to car in front. Have lots of snow lately, 12" overnight but awd keeps car moving safely on unplowed roads. Car is not yet 2 years old why won't dealer fix nav?

Great Car

4.8
mpbross on 02/02/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have driven BMWs for years, wanted something that had great performance (power, speed, agility) as well as style and comfort, for less than a BMW or Mercedes. Was wanting a Q45 but they aren't in production so I got the M35 and I love it. It is great fun to drive, very responsive & aerodynamic. It is very roomy for clients and a husband who is 6'3". Love the sport package look and feel. I've only had two issues with the car: 1) already have had to have rust spots from paint chips on body fixed (due to rocks thrown up on highway) and to me it seems the BMW body/paint stood up better and 2) needed a new battery because one cell went out.

Great Car

4.9
Mark L. on 10/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. I had a G35 and an I30. All the Infinitis that I've owned have been super. Nissan has improved the line vastly. The only negative, the weatherstripping around both front doors have worn through.

Love This Car

4.9
ace5720 on 09/29/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own the 2006 M35X with the Technology Package. It is a terrific car and lots of fun to drive. The ride is smooth and quiet. The M35 has amazing power for a 3.5L engine, and has every bell and whistle you could ask for (except an interfaced iPod). Being 6-6, I am particularly impressed with roominess - plenty of headroom and leg room. The surround sound is fantastic, the keyless entry/start is great fun, and the Bluetooth works flawlessly with my iPhone. The only negatives I would mention are the headlights (narrow lighting area at night), middling gas mileage, and the lack of an iPod interface. (BTW, you can play the iPod via the rear L/R inputs.) The M35 is my favorite car ever!

Great Car

4.6
L. Morgenstern on 09/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive. Great interior. Excellent performance. In car "bluetooth" and navigation work very well. Overall could not be more pleased after two years.

M35 - The True Value Sport Sedan

4.5
Jeff C on 07/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a 2003 M45 with very poor reliability for an early build M35 (May 2005). This has been the best sedan I have owned! It combines spirited performance from the 3.5 V-6, great handling due to the sport package and incredible interior amenities and comfort. BMW owners marvel at how spacious is the interior. Maintenance has been routine and operating expenses fairly low. Only annoyance is the inadequate seat belt clearance with the sport seats requiring alot of effort to buckle up! Gas mileage could be better at 18.8 miles per gallon mixed hwy/city.

Love it

4.9
hbkid on 06/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M35 is the best car I have driven. It handles well and has nice pick up. I prefer how the European sedans shift as the M35 is a little more sporty. Also, it is a little difficult to discover all of the technical options because there are so many. All in all, I have really enjoyed my M35 over the last year and a half. Would highly recommend this vehicle.

First Luxury Car - Great Choice

4.5
DW on 05/12/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove a lot of cars before settling on a M35x. The primary factors were performance, bluetooth, and enough room for my 6'5" 240 lb frame. The V6 sounds great and does move the car, but it doesn't feel like the stated 6.1s 0-60 time. Gearing is very tall and there is little grunt in the higher gears. This hurts mpg as well, 17/22 in moderate driving. The car looks great both inside and out. Watched people look it over in parking lots and had people walk up to me and ask about it. Personal comfort is excellent. Drove 900 miles in one shot over Christmas and did not feel sore until hour 12. Interior is very ergonomic.

The best Infiniti on the market today!

5
hal stuhl on 05/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is outstanding! The beauty and speed of this machine are simply breathtaking. I love driving fast it this car because it gets me there even faster than any other car that I have previously owned. Great car! Very luxurious.

Great car.

5
Mike on 03/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a great vehicle. Always positive response from passersby. I have had several BMWs and would not put this in the same class for torque but drives as good as much higher priced vehicles.

Beautiful car but gas "hog"

4.5
LG on 02/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I use the car commuting back and forth to work every day and we have used it for long-distance driving. I love the car, I just have found it to be a little too big for me as I have been used to driving Acuras in the past. The ride is smooth and comfortable, the navigation system is great (although it failed and had to be completely replaced already) and it seems to ride well in the snow. Overall, a very satisfying driving experience...

Nice, but No Luxury Car

3.8
twoaxes on 02/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Before I bought this car I owned a BMW 530i. I test drove the Audi A6, BMW 5, Infiniti M35x then bought the M35x. I would have taken the Audi but the car seemed very underpowered when I test drove it. The M35x is a nice car and its about $10,000 cheaper than a comparably equipped BMW. However, it is a noisy and bumpy ride for a luxury car. And the gas mileage is not great but it is all wheel drive so I don't have great expectations. It is a good value for the price but unless they fix the road noise my next car will be a BMW or Mercedes.

Fantastic car

4.9
HOLDER OF M on 01/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I first walked into the bmw dealership looking for a 5 series. After being disappointed that bmws don't have much design unless you spend 80 grand i thought about special ordering one black on black with anthracite wood because of the fact that i hate wood grain. I then heard about the new m35 coming out and had to rush to go see it. I drove over to the infiniti dealership, found a black on black sport m35 with aluminum trim and fell in love. I have owned my car for 2 years now and i don't regret my decision at all. This is the best thing i have ever invested in and if you are looking for a great car this is the one.

Solid

4.9
CMcNary on 01/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience with this car has been outstanding although it is still quite new. Great dealer service; no issues with mechanics or electronics so far; all the performance I need; outstanding comfort. Living with snow, the AWD with snow feature has been a real eyeopener and I will not drive another car without it.

No regrets

4.8
dj2oo1 on 12/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car! Researched and drove virtually every other comparably priced sedan. Best combination of ride, technology and reliability. Price was a bonus. Have owned BMW and find the driving experience comparable, technology and reliability is top notch and beyond the German cars. Styling is a bland compared to others (Audi). Initially, I thought interior was busy but quickly found out it is very logically laid out. Have tried to like i-drive and mmi but just doesn't make sense to me... Overall, great execution. Sum is greater than parts!

Best car i have ever owned!!!

5
LABOOKER on 12/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this car! My husband bought it for me for my 30th birthday and it was the best gift ever! I went from an Infiniti QX56 to this car. I was a little nervous about how I was going to squeeze two big bulky car seats in the back seat. They fit perfectly! My two girls, ages 1 and 2, and I could not have a better car! I feel so safe and comfortable in the car...not to mention I don't look like the typical minivan mommy :) I have always owned an Infiniti, 15 years, and this is by far my favorite one!! This car is an attention getter The head lights took a little while to get used to because they turn

Great Car With Bad Original Equip Tires

4.6
fb001 on 12/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the M35 Sport. We love the car, great driving experience, high level of comfort and plenty of features. However, after 14 months the tires are worn out completely. Beware of the Bridgestone tires. Also, my experience with Infiniti service was not good. I found them to be overpriced. Most of the inspections that Infiniti charges for in their service plan are provided free by GMC for my Yukon. Stay away from Infiniti service!

Better than TL

4.9
McTavish on 11/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quieter and way more refined than the TL. More comfortable than BMW 5. Roomier than the E class.

Good Performance - quality is not there

3.5
GR on 11/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had my car for over a year now and the first year was great but now I am experience some quality problems. The rear brakes needed to be totally replaced with only 20,000 miles. Having some electrical problems as well. Passenger side power mirror not working, one power window not working and some of the dashboard lights intermittently come off and on.

Nice car, lousy service

4.1
Barry Bienen on 10/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Beautiful design. Ride and handling couldn't be any better. Car rides and handles like a little limousine. The features are bountiful and useful if only they worked. The nicest feature, the blue tooth phone went from virtually unusable due to an echo to not working at all. Had massive fight with dealer service who says it is supposed to be this way. No sense in having it if it does not work. Loaner car was filthy and our car returned unfixed with grease stains on driver's seat and center console.

michaels car

4.4
mike897 on 10/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

gas the biggggggist loser. 18-20 road on speed control (75) western states. tech package, made only for straight interstates.. sun in the AM knocks out the speed control, going east (bright). thanks michael

Fun with M35x

5
Bruce W. Romick on 10/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since the date of purchase, this car has had NO problems. Everything has worked as advertised, and no unexpected bad surprises have occurred. I have owned many high performance luxury cars including several Porsches, Mercedes, Lexus, and other Infinitis. This one is really fun to drive, reasonably economical to operate, and is a high tech heaven. Indeed, if I had to find a complaint, it would be that the technology is a little over my head. I still have not completely figured out how to take advantage of all the high tech features. Nonetheless, after 6 months of ownership, the car still has a few fun and entertaining secrets and surprises. Ownership has been a pleasure.

Best car I have ever owned!!

4.6
SAHMOCHA on 10/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a joy to climb inside this car! It makes me smile everytime I get inside. I had originally planned on getting the FX, but walked past this car on the lot and had to have it! I purchased a corporate driven vehicle that had not been previously titled. I got such a deal on this car! I have owned many cars and this is far and away the best one ever! If you want a new car you need to at least give this one a test drive first! This is my first Infiniti, but will not be my last!

Best performance/luxury sedan ever!

4.9
Nickie on 09/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the best car I've ever drive, in term of performance, comfort and fun to drive. The more you drive this car the more you will fall in love with it. From time to time, I felt as it understood my feeling. This is a very smart car, I'll guarantee that it will move you in a way that you never had experienced before. You will enjoy every minute of it. You can have all the luxury, performance and gagets in a car, but the most important thing is safety. I felt free and secure driving my new born baby around. I've this for nine month and still enjoy every minute of it. Don't take my word for it, go test drive for yourself. Enjoy!

Best Infiniti ever

4.9
kasy on 09/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

by far, best car I ever leased-- comfortable-- exterior noise level is nonexistent inside car -- voice controls (especially navigation) are EXCELLENT-- all controls at hands length--- acceleration is second to none--- optional manual transmission is a blast-

Great Car

4.8
MJ on 09/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a 2004 Acura TL for the M35 Sport. Major upgrade! The styling, ride and blend of luxury and performance is well balanced. The ride is smooth, especially considering the 19" rims and tires. Everyone compliments the car from my sportcar loving friends to the non-car person. I test drove and compare the M35 to the GS 300, MB E350 and 300M and the Infiniti was the winner hands down. When making my decision weighing the pros and cons of each the M35 Sport won in almost every category. The only negative was my concern with gas mileage after reading the reviews prior to purchasing, which to my disappointment is reality. With that said, I would still highly recommend the M.

Great car, fun to drive

4.9
m35 on 09/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second infiniti (the other a 1991 Q-45) this is by far the best car I ever owned, my other cars included, 3 Mercedes, 2 Mazdas, Volvo, Nissan Maxima, 2 Oldsmobiles, and I can say for sure that my Q-45 that I drove for 10 years, and this M-35 are the best build, reliable cars in the market today, in my opinion. The M-35 is a joy to own.

Unless you drive it in the rain!!!!

4.8
Papa Jack on 09/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My oh my, my first AWD and with all those horses...two days of terrible storms and I was da king of da road. Fabulous seat comfort made me want to buckle up and drive to Perdition (or Moosejaw), I have had 6 Infinitis (last was a G-35 w rwd) but this is the real thing. Gas mileage not as good as promised but if I spend $45k for a car should I be whining? Voice activation system GPS and I have translation problems. Effortless acceleration and auto/manual shift is smoother than my G- 35 was.

Happy Camper

5
Easy Rider on 09/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has it all: comfortable ride, high tech, great looks. It is more than I had hoped. This is my first Infiniti; it won't be my last. No other car can boast of such cutting edge technology. Advice to those who are looking for a new car: be sure to try this one. You will be impressed.

The best i have ever owned!!

5
michael on 09/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Luxurious....Comfortable...Attractive.....Sporty....I could not have asked for anything better than this....And it is priced smarter...I looked at the lexus gs...The m35 beats it in every category....Lexus is wayyyy over priced....

A Breakout Vehicle for the Infiniti Line

4.8
blov8r on 09/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

At long last Infiniti has "got it right". This car has it all ... style, quality, power, high-tech, and an identity. Heads turn. The seating for the driver's a 10-way seat ... as comfortable as any I've ever had; unfortunately the 2006 model had a 4- way passenger seat but this glaring error has been corrected in the 2007 model (that is otherwise the same car). The V-6 puts out enough power to accelerate this 4000+ pound vehicle from 0 - 60 in less than 6 seconds. On the highway it is steady as a rock. The Sport model is as nimble and fun to drive as any of the five Corvettes I've had and FAR more comfortable. In 16 months it has only been in for routine oil changes.

Overall Best Car

4.8
Luvspeed on 09/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the M45 version of this fine Infiniti vehicle, and I must say for the price, its a great deal, and even as money is no object, this car beats mercedes and bmw as far as overall best performance sedan around.

This is a quality car

4.8
greg on 09/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy with this product. After 18,000 mi. I have only needed oil changes and the car still rides like the day I drove it home.The voice activated controls and navigation system is both easy and fun to use. I normally change cars every 2 to 3 years but I will seriously consider another M35.

Doesn't get any better

4.8
JCorby on 09/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a 2203 i35 Infiniti which I thought was excellent ... until I met the M35 Infiniti pushed the envelope this time with a car that has everything, style, comfort, brains and brawn.... the 6 has guts The 14 speaker Bose Surround system is like sitting in a concert hall with perfect acoustics Consumer Reports gave it one of the highest ratings ever ... owning one i understand why . I will be an Infiniti owner for life

Kids Even Like it

4.9
Franke on 08/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked up a Year End 2006 - got a great deal and love the drive! Being a technologist and understanding the difficulties to get Voice Recognition to work (have people that design Voice controlled PDAs for me), I am definitely impressed with what they have done in this area. Just need to learn how to maniulate the controls on the sterring wheel to utilize most of the console system features. The DVD surrond sound definitely rocks. If you love technolgy and performance, this car will not disappoint.

form follows function

4.8
Chris DeHaven on 08/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

been driving Saabs for nearly 20 years. GM helped me look around at others...BMW, LexusGS, all 3 Caddys, and Chrysler300 as well as the new Saab9-5. None compared favorably with the M to me, The M was also the best lease deal at 25k/yr by far! This M is absolutely the finest sports sedan I've ever been driven! 7 months and 15k, and not one regret!

pleasantly surprised

4.9
ken on 08/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

shopped volvo, lexus, bmw, mercedes, really was impressed with infiniti's attention to detail and the features. The dash put me over the edge, real rosewood with beige interior was simply beautiful. Runs extremely smooth and is very refined. The features that add to the package include a/c seats, intelligent cruise control, intuitive nav. system, and a bunch of safety oriented stuff. The back up camera Average 21 mpg combo city/highway. It is difficult not to jump on it, very willing to get up to highway speed. It is also difficult to fully appreciate all the pluses of the vehicle. Very happy I bought this over the 530i or the lexus. From a bang for the buck standpoint, big score.

Great Car

4.9
KEN on 08/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had 4 Audi's and this car made me switch. Great combination of styling, performance, handling and features. Really enjoy getting in and driving this car. And all at a price well below Audi. Sorry Audi, maybe someday you will win me back.

Nice Change

4.5
Guy on 08/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, has the style of a benz, but misses the looks. The ride is great on a smooth surface, rough on hard roads. Directional tires make the steering a challenge, but im sure this is normal for the tire specs. Only issue at 7k miles was the trim on the door handles falling off.

Smooth M

4.9
SMOOTH on 08/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's been tagged, CONSUMER REPORT CAR of the YEAR and it lives up to the tag, plus! A whole lot of BANG for the buck. Infiniti has champion in the M!!!!

best car I drove

4.8
boopsy2 on 08/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went out for a new car lease.I test drove the BMW 325i and 330i, the Lexus GS300, the Cadillac STS V6 and the Infiniti m35x. I loved the infiniti because I am a big guy and it was comfortable to sit in and the acceleration is amazing and the cornering and drive is amazing.The lexus was okay, but very crappy radio and seemed like a stripped down boring interior.The BMW 5 series was a great drive but the stock radio was horrible and a was not crazy about the new exterior design.The cadillac was okay interior, very nice stock radio, but the drive felt a little to loose and bulky but the Caddy ext. is nice but bulky.Make sure you test drive this car

Best Car I've Owned

4.5
BG on 07/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've driven the car for a month and like it more every time I drive it. A great value for the money, the M35 drives and handles flawlessly, rides smoothly, accelerates well. Very quite cabin, all the technology you need and more. Excellent ergonomics. I made a great decision with this car.

Wow

4.8
New Owner on 07/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful. Blows away the Audi it replaces. Performance and handling are outstanding. Features like inteligent cruise control are first rate. It really impressed two of my friends that have 2006 Lexus GS300's

Very pleased

4.6
eric on 07/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I tried all 3 M35 models and found the Sport to be equally as comfortable and noticeably more fun to drive. I got a great deal here in July with the insanely low 24 month no money down lease program. I test drove the Lexus GS 350 and IS 350 and came back to the M. It was a combination of value, performance and styling that made me ultimately choose the M over the Lexus models.

Great Car

4.9
Gigi on 07/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have to drive long distances, and this car really makes it such a pleasure. It is fun to drive.

Great Car

5
Bruce on 07/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a almost a perfect ten. With this kind of performance/ horsepower and handling you're getting about as good mileage as one can expect. I am averaging around 18.5 for city driving. Not bad at all! The only negative experience that I have had with the dealership service response. The car was delivered missing a very small part. The salesman acknowledged the problem, and promised he would send me the(less than $5) part. Well, 3 calls to the saleman, 4 calls to the salesmanager, 3 calls to the general manager, and 3 calls to Infiniti customer service PLUS 4 months waiting and I finally received the small item. Car is a ten, service is a one! Outstanding car. Highly recommend

wonderful car

4.8
md on 07/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the car for 6 months and didn't think I would love it this much. I now look forward to my commute. Impressed with handling, speed and braking. The car is both luxurious and sporty. Love all the gadgets. Looked at the usual German and Japanese models and it boiled down to the Lexus GS and the M35x. German cars just aren't that comfortable. Didn't expect this car to be so much better than my old GS. I now find the nav system, back-up camera, hands-free phone and satellite radio indispensable. My only dislike is the light-colored interior shows every smudge (wash hands and feet before getting in).

I Love it

4.9
charlie on 07/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the 2006 M35x when it was introduced in Mar 05. I looked at all other cars, but purchased this car. I have owned lexus for years, but was not impressed with the new GS. I have to say, I love everything about this car. The ride, style performance, features are all great. It is over a year I have owned this car and have not had any problems. By far, this is the best car i have ever owned.

Bmw, mbz, audi get out of my way!!

4.9
dsignum on 07/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove the bmw 5 series, audi a6, mercedes slk 350 and the M35 from Infiniti. The M35 had the best performance, acceleration and technology features than any of these german models. I read consumer reports magazine (oct./nov. 2005 edition) and the m35 came out on top. I read nytimes, usa today columnists and all agree that m35 is the best luxury sedan. HANDS DOWN. I now cruise in an M35 ivory pearl with 19" rims, Navigation and Entertainment center and with sport ground effects. This car has bmw drivers' heads turn - both men and women. I go to a night club in LA,OC and Vegas and they valet my M35 in the VIP right next to the upper end benz and 6/7 series bmws. I highly recommend!!

Concerned Customer

4.1
Concerned customer on 07/09/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I recently purchased the 2006 M35 and the day I took it off the lot my radio stopped working and I had no control over the air, navigation system, or radio it all shut down. They cannot give me an answer as to why it happened. It has now happened twice without any explanation as to why it happened. Infiniti did bring a loaner car directly to my home for the weekend which was very nice but I am very concerned that they can not pinpoint the exact problem. I have owned Infinities in the past (G35) and never had any problems.

M35 Sport

3.8
Miguel on 07/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Fuel consumption extremely high, not shown on original paper from manufacturer, too noisy on the road, hard shift between speeds

Great Experience

4.6
M35SportJWT on 07/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exceptional!! One of the best cars I have owned. And I have owned many. Handles well, very good performance. Love the Bose 5.1 sound system. Nav and voice recognition systems are great. The wife loves the XM sat. Looked at Mercedes, Audi, Lexus and others before buying. Dollar for dollar the M35 is the best value. The whole experience compares very well with our G35 Coupe!! Love them both.

Great Sport Sedan

4.8
CG91 on 06/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I leased the Infiniti M35X after test driving the Audi A6 and the Mercedes E350. All three cars are excellent sport sedans, my decision to go with the Infiniti came down to price. As a current G35 coupe and FX35 owner the deal I got on the M35X was far better than the Mercedes or the Audi. The car has excellent handling, ride, engine and transmission. The Nav and blue tooth work well. The back up camera is a nice feature. My gas mileage has been about 17 MPG. Voice recognition is good for the nav. Overall an excellent value for mid luxury sport sedan.

Jack of All Trades

4.6
donnyd on 06/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M35 is the first car I've bought solely for my own driving, and I can't imagine a better fit. Handling is responsive and firm but not overly stiff, interior room is excellent (I'm 6'3"), and the engine rocks. It's a Japanese 5-series, folks, but more reliable and frankly, more solid all-around. Plus, it's 5-10k less expensive. What else could you want?!

Not that great - electrical problems

2.9
Chris on 06/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has had a lot of electrical system problems. It's been in and out of the shop numerous times. It doesn't drive that well; brakes grab and it steers hard left. Interior looks nice but isn't that comfortable on long trips. Take a pass on this model and buy a BMW or Mercedes.

sport meets luxury

4.9
PB on 06/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The more I drive the Sport M35 I love it. It has a tight feel and great pick up. I have owned a lexus ES, LS and 911. The M35 has a real sport feel but all the comfort of a luxury car. Yes it is a little noisy but with the Bose stereo rocking you will never know. The gas mileage is really around 15-20 MPG. Which is weak compared to Lexus and BMW. I did not drive the M45 but the M35 is quick and fast so the M45 must be a rocket.

Great Car

4.9
Stan on 06/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car i have ever owned. Came down to Lexus or Infiniti, I chose Infiniti and have never regretted it. Plenty of power you do not need the v8, going around curves is like riding on rails. MY gas mileage is good for a car like this, 17 in town 24 on the road, Love the nav and back up camera. Plenty of tech for anyone. Only down side are headligts due not go out far enough but you get used to it.

Infiniti M35 Sport

4.6
car lover on 06/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought an Infiniti again since I had my previous Infiniti for eight years and the only repair I needed was a small air conditioning part that needed replacing which was covered by the warantee. The M35 is 10 times more fun to drive than my previous car. I also got the tech and journey packages which may driving almost brainless with a great audio system.

Great car

4.8
firecapt on 06/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my m35x about 2 months now and love it, best car i have ever owned. Have had no problems, love the navigation and back up camera. Car has plenty of power and is just fun to drive.Gas mileage is decent for this car, getting 17mpg in town and 24 on the road using mid range gas. Got it with the Journey-Nav package which was just the right package. Get the car you will love it.

M35

4.3
Reubin on 06/09/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

M is an excellent value (cheaper by comparison), and fun to drive; Great handling in the canyons of Los Angeles. At 100+ mph handles superbly; you have to put some effort in keeping your speed down.

Sweet Ride

4.8
Carlsport on 06/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just passed the 500 mile mark 2 days ago and have enjoyed opening it up! It has exceeded my expectations in all areas except for gas mileage, which I've been a bit disappointed in (about 19 mpg), considering I'm mostly on freeway (though in LA, its not always open freeway). Anyway...I almost got the M45, as I wasn't sure this would have enough ooomph, but I've been plenty pleased so far!

fun fun to drive

4.9
hershel on 06/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best looking car on the road. everybody stops to look. great performance, great sound system. I love the interior.

Great car since day 1

4.5
donefsky on 06/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a real prize for the money. A few annoying minor things could have been done better.....the seat memory buttons are too low on the door to be useful. The passenger seat adjustments are too limited... your passenger sits low. The electric window switches are too far foward on the door....Gas mileage is terrible 17 mpg tops combined driving...The nav system does not invoke the most direct trip. A-B on the garden State might be most direct...but it will send you into 200 adjacent roads for the same trip. Use nav only when your 3 miles from your destination or it will take you to China. Now the good..Great brakes, great ride, luxurious interior like a living room, sound system

M35X chases BMW 535xi

4.3
Gary Foster on 06/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This cr is loaded with electronics, great transmission, very comfortable interior, and a new look exterior that stands out. It can really jump out of the starting position and the rev on the RPM makes it fun for a open road. Not the best for city driving. On highway, it is smooth and confident, a bit noisy without awesome stereo blasting. Included XM and DVD audio which both deliver superior digital sound. Hook up for Ipod as well. The console feels a bit bulky at first. It took a bit to get used to. AWD is good, although it is not an AUDI Quattro. I think the 18" tires may have something to do with the awd compared to an A6 with 16". Reliable, fast, and fun. Very hi- tech.

Excellent

4.8
Alan on 05/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive and the seating is very comfortable. The 6 cylinder engine has a good feel and a lot of pep.

Hold On Tight

4.8
John Milton on 05/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are very pleased with our acquisition of a M35. The car is well-made and reliable. The dealer treated us with respect. Followup has been good. The car has a very European feel to it. As a result I sometimes accelerate in a "herky-jerky" manner. I am hoping to improve my driving skills as I continue to drive it more.

Great Car

5
Robert on 05/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car, its loaded and the ride is super. This is my second infiniti my first was a 04 G35 sedan.

Great car- but I miss my A6

4.6
Rick W on 05/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car - no question about it. It does almost everything very well. But - if it got stolen tomorrow, I would replace it with an Audi A6. I drove 2 A6's before my 06 M35 and I miss the "feel" of the A6 handling. The M rides like a Lexus - if you like that very smooth, but somewhat "floating" ride, you are gonna love the M. If you like the German "road feel" - you may miss it in the M. As a quick aside, my wife just bought a G35 AWD and I actually prefer the handling of the G better than that of the M. Much more road feel. The M 35 is a FAST car. Unless you have Nascar roots, this 6 cylinder car is certainly sufficient to speed you around town. M45 is overkill.

Lot of Bang for the Buck

4.5
rharlow on 05/15/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2003 Acura TL S type that I was happy with. But I was ready for a change. I looked at Passat, Audi A6,Mercedes E350, Camary v6 XLE(270 HP), Avalon, Lexus ES350 and a few others. It camed down to the A6 and the M35 with the journey package an XM. It was really close. I struggled with the decision. It came down to cost and and I really wanted that "Push Button Ignition" I really enjoy the ride and how the car looks. So far I am happy with my purchase.

Never again, Lexus

4.9
SteveK on 05/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the car for 8 months and taken it on longer trips as well as work, etc. It is so enjoyable; quiet enough but with some road feel. Plenty of power for accelerating or cruising. Seats are fantastic and beautiful interior. Sound system fantastic, especially the 5.1 surround. The Smart Cruise control is great, but still need to turn it off with people coming into your lane. Lane departure is OK, sometimes annoying. Drives like RWD, but AWD worked fine in snow. My favorite all time car was my '91 LS400, and since then also owned an ES300. This has been better! Plus, the dealer makes you feel like it's an honor to have you own their car, not that you should thank them.

Whip

4.9
orlandom35 on 05/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove them all (5 series, GS, A6) and this one is far and away the sweetest. Total luxury and performance with a technology package that is unmatched. Fuel economy is only an issue when you hammer the accelerator (which is hard not to do!) This thing turns heads with smooth lines and mean looking rims. I only leased it for 2 years because I tend to get tired of cars at that point in the "relationship" but I may buy it at the end of the term!

M35 + Tech & Journey = SWEET!

4.9
drolla on 05/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is such a sweet car, it's hard not to love it. There is plenty of power, plenty of comfort, plenty of style. I've never been the type to walk around the car with a cloth to wipe off dirt smudges (the opposite, in fact), but this car has made me change; I find it to be a thing of beauty. It has so many features and conveniences that it would almost be a toy if it weren't such an incredibly driving machine.

Great Var

4.8
badboy on 05/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only "problems" 1. Does not lock doors when you shift into drive or reverse and does not unlock doors when you shift into park. 2. Does not come with rear adudible sensor for backing up. Car has the camera but not the audio option which is helpful. 3. Dealer was not forthright with its promises and statements. I had to verify with Infiniti and correct the dealer. Otherwise a great car at a price under the competition.

Very nice

4.8
AK99 on 04/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice car, with strong acceleration and a fantastic navigation system. Seems more special since there aren't that many on the road. Who knew cool seats would be the coolest feature ever.

Infiniti Forever....Dream Come True!!!!!

5
Anthony on 04/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had my M35x for 3 weeks and I have already vowed I'm never trading this car in!!!!!!! My friend bought a 2006 Volkswagen Passat and I was so jealous because he got his new vehicle before I had even made a choice on what I even wanted!! Went to a dealership on a whem, saw the M and fell head over heels. The premium package is worth every penny and the graphite interior is flawless. The Sound System and navagation is awesome. I just can't explain how much I love this car, its simply Best Luxury Car on the road!!!!!!

Love My M

4.9
debun on 04/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spent many months researching a lot of different cars and came down to the RL and the M35. The M35 won out and I cannot be happier. The dealer had the exact car I wanted (Diamond Graphite with Tech Package). The ride is solid, the car smooth without taking away the feel of the road and the acceleration is as good as my old TL. The sound system is awesome and I get lots of envious looks from people everywhere. I also want to say that the dealer Sewell Infiniti was terrific and they spent over 2 hours before I decided to buy the car just going over all the technology features. The other dealer I had gone to could not eve find a car with the Tech package.

Still Waiting

4.8
C. Hearn on 04/12/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third, and best , Infiniti. (I35 and FX35)and I have yet to use the warranty on any Infiniti i have owned. This car runs great on regular no lead fuel and gets 25-26 Hwy. and nearly 20 in town. Excellent technology and teriffic comfort. There is no better value than Infiniti when the term is defined as reliability, comfort, features and quality. My dealer is great too.

Much better than a 300C

4.6
CharlieMD on 04/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my M35x for 5 months and find it almost perfect. Fun to drive in the snow. Runs fine on regular gas but still wish it got better gas mileage (averaging 17).

Still a thrill to drive 1 year later..

4.6
MikeB on 03/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my M35x with the premium option pkg about 1 year ago (my kids adore the DVD player nad this car's sound sytem is truly amazing). It still feels new everytime I get into it. This is car I don't think you'll ever tire of. Wonderful pleasent interior, intuitve controls and a beautiful road feel. Great engine growl and fun to play with in manuel shift mode! I can only imagine what this car'll be like in 2 years if it is this good in its' first incarnation. I wouldn't wait to get one, I've loved this last year of driving it.

WOW

5
cool car on 03/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so amazing it has everything anyone could ask for and with a reasonable price. the car's rear wheel steering is great and the backup camera is so cool it makes parking so easy. i totally recommed this car to anyone you can afford it. infiniti really knows how to make a car, but i might be biased because i did have two infinitis like 5 years ago.

Best Car in its Class

4.5
tac on 03/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is awesome. Best acceleration, loaded with gadgets, comfortable. Best of all, it's the least expensive. $629/mon. 15k mi.

Great but poor ride

3.6
gabby on 03/08/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Great car but poor gas mileage, a lot of wind noise, noise rough engine. Great handling and great interior. However, would not purchase another one because of the engine and road noise AND fuel economy. Very very poor blue tooth technology. Tried every recommended cell phone(which was very expensive) and my calls were mostly to poor to hear or recieve. "You sound all garbled like you are in a barrel." I got that all the time no matter where I was. Also tried another cell phone carrier but still the same. If I am going to pay for Blue Tooth techology I expect it to work at least 50% of the time. After all, it is quite expensive. Also, car as died twice had to have it jump- started. Electrical?

Love it Love it Love it

4.9
Kevin on 03/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the nicest car I have ever had. I am a big guy and this car has lots of room,lots of power and is lots of fun. The car gets decent gas mileage. Other than that this is a great luxury car...my kids love it too.

M35 non-sport, Journey Package

4.6
aaficianado on 03/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the car for 2 months, and have confirmed that I made a very good buying choice. Infiniti has a winner in the M35 ... great quality, all the latest gadgets, quick & responsive performance, comfortable ride. The journey package sound system is very good .. of course the 14 speaker system is out of this world. And although the price is not cheap, you get great value for your money, compared to other cars in the luxury sports sedan segment. Seriously considered the MB E350 .. great car, but cost a lot more, not as roomy, and poor reliability history.

Infiniti Man

4.9
Al Zammit on 03/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M 35 is my fourth Infiniti since Infiniti first came out. I think this one is by far the best in design, comfort safety and great technology. I moved from Mercedes to Infiniti in 1990 and this M35 is as good if not better than any Mercedes that I have ever owned.

M35 vs. Others in Class

4.8
Paul on 02/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my M35 Sport. I made extensive comparisons of the Audi A6, BMW 525, and the Lexus GS300. This car is the best combination of performance, style, comfort, technology and value. None of its competitors could be as well equipped for this price. I have owned it for 9 months and it has not been back to the dealer for any service issues. I must admit that it is not as much fun to drive as my wife's BMW 325 convertible on a sunny summer day, but for the other 9 months it is a great car.

Fun to drive

4.9
Marvin Frank on 02/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving Lexus exclusively for past 10 years, including LS & SC, this car is a pleasant and exciting change. It's fun to drive and really solid. I find the seat a bit too firm and the dash dials overkill and somewhat distracting. Passenger seat sits too low and needs elevation control. Compared car to new Lexus GS 330 and car has limited colors, much slower performance and limited visibility compared to M35. Dealer very liberal in pricing even with limited stock. I was looking for silver with brown interior but chose white/wheat since lighter interior really attractive.

I Looooove this car!

4.9
mhardy on 02/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Being a household that had two SUVs, we decided we really missed not having a sedan. I really liked my friend's TL and set out to look at them. At the Acura dealership, the TLs were great, but they were offering a good deal on the RL. I liked the RL alot, but being a prior Infiniti owner, I wanted to look at the G. Needless to say, when I got to the Infiniti dealership and saw the M sitting there, it was game over for Acura. Everything about this car was perfect: the interior, the lines, the smooth engine. I went back and forth between the RL and M about 3-4 times to be sure, but while the RL was a nice car, it did not grab me the way the M has. I looooove this car!

Love it

4.9
Mulligan on 02/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the car 2 weeks and love it. It's very comfortable to ride in and appreciate all the personal adjustments I can make. Love the way the Navigation System works. Today I had the dealer setup my new Bluetooth phone and it works great. I had a Mercedes C320 and this car is a big improvement on comfort and ride and features.

Driving in style

4.6
Leo Morgenstern on 02/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new Infniti M35X has it all! It's fun to drive and has all extra's. I have never been in a car with all the options the M35X has. With the t.v. and entertainment console in the back seat I never hear from the kids anymore.I love the car, it has plenty of power and is easy to drive and enjoy. THANKS, LEO M.

fgc3

4.9
fgc3 on 02/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched and test drove them all TWICE OVER - Infiniti M, BMW 530, Audi 6 and Acura RL. After all that, I had NO hesitations about purchasing the Infinit M. Far more styling and options compared to the others. Down the the littlest of details. The BMW came closest. Fun to drive (although definitely not as much power as the M), but drab and boring. I purchased the M35 Sport with all the options. With the "M", I feel like I have every amenity available in a car now-a-days WITH POWER AND STYLE. Love the car.

Beautiful Car

4.9
CGC on 01/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great looking car on the exterior and interior. Fun to drive, beautiful interior. Plenty of room front and especially back. Leather is soft and rosewood trim is very attractive. I am getting 19 mpg in the city. Though some reviews state noisy ride I find the ride quiet and comfortable. Bose system sounds terrific! I love this car.

long time BMW convert

4.8
ct1211 on 01/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had every intention of getting a new BMW 5 series. But its stark interior weird stlying and LACK OF POWER landed me in the infiniti So far 0 problems and the best car I ever owned!

Second Infiniti

4.8
Mark on 01/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned G35 which I traded in for the new M. M is a much better car. Interesting to see comments from BMW lovers about styling and quality. New 5 series is ugly as sin and has extremely poor quality. Have two neighbors with 5 series and they are constantly in the shop. BMW is the handling king but at what price?

Better than a LexusGS300 by far

4.9
New M35 Rocks on 01/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a Lexus RX300 for a few years and hated the feel and workmanship. I finally was able to buy a M35 and wow have i been pleased! No unexpected shop visits and great service. I am always getting looks from others. A Mercdes Benz service mechanic pulled me over one day to say that I had a very nice car. I love the Journey package too and it is worth the extra cost. Heated and cool seats are great. Wood interior is nice. I didn't like the shiny wood interior of Lexus. Also, like the feel of a Rear Wheel Drive car better. I test drove the GS300 and I had to literally slam my foot on the pedal to get a quick accleration. Guess that is the price to pay for a quieter engine.

M35

4.9
JD on 01/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this vehicle for 8 months. It is far superior in price/value than any of its competitors. Exterior design could have been more bold. Gas mileage could be better. Otherwise an exceptional vehicle.

Beer Can

4.8
sharbyte on 01/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the car since August and it is fun to drive and built very well for a beer can. I have had several major door dings and a Dent in the hood from a rock. In most cars you might have only received a scratch. The hood fix cost $540. The recent door ding will cost $800. The thing was made from old beer cans if you ask me. So if you plan on owning one of these you had better save your money to fix what should be minor scratches to fix the dents. It has ruined the joy of owneing an otherwise fine car.

10 Month & still great

5
CREDITMAN on 01/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pick up my m35x on 03-24-05, left next day for 14 day vacation. Couldn't wait to get back to drive the M. Had to drive a rental minivan for vacation. As of today the car has 17,649 mile with no problems what so ever. Avg. mileage is 18.5 to 21.9. Great performance and handling. The only complaint I have is that the seat warmer don't get warm enough. Dealer says it a new system that has a heating plate that warms up and the fan blow the heat up thru the seat. Still doesn't get a warm as my prior Lexus or my wife'a Audi Allroad

The BEST Drive

4.9
RDZumbaugh on 01/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE this car. Without a doubt, it is a HOT car. With the 14 speaker Bose Stereo, it makes driving pure pleasure. The POWER is incredible and at a GREAT price. You certainly get a lot of value - great price with tons of amenities.

Very Solid Car

4.4
Jason in Taipei on 01/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Was not looking to buy an Infiniti, but was really attracted to once I saw the M35. The performance and features are just plain solid. The suspension is not overly stiff like the BMWs.

They did it right

4.9
bcorig on 01/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid, smooth ride. More than enough power. Tempts you to do things one probably shouldn't do. Handling excellent. Bigger than RL, G Lex inside and out. Instruments well placed. Sound system adequate. FUN to get in every day.

Love to drive

4.8
RichardZ on 01/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my 2004 Acura TL for the M35 and now LOVE to drive again. This is an awesome car. It is beautiful and rides like a dream.

My Dream Car

4.9
brian haug on 01/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have wanted to buy an infiniti for about 3 years now. I liked the G35 but when I saw the M35 I jumped right in. The technology, comfort, and look of this car is unmatched to me in this price range. I didn't need the 8 cylinder so the M35 was perfect. The drive just feels right. This all coming from a former BMW owner.

This is a driver's car

4.9
Serious driver on 01/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got Journey/Tech, black/black, sweet. Lots of fun to drive. Taut suspension, excellent motor/exhaust sound. Noisy? Well, I don't want a banana boat like a Lexus and I know those are quiet and also mush-like in their ride. Go get a Lexus if you want the old GM feel (which does have its place). But I like to drive and this little sweetheart accelerates well, sits snug on the road and stays flat on hard curves. Turn off the annoying lane change feature, otherwise sweet. But I'm new with the car, only 200 miles, will report back later.

Great Vaule

4.6
Marlin on 01/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have about 8,000 miles on our M so far and we love it. The sport package offers a perfect balance between performance and luxury. This is a "must have" sedan in this price range.

Lots of car for the money

4.8
V on 01/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M35X is my choice for an AWD daily driver. Compared to the Germans - BMW 530xi, MB E350 4MATIC and Audi A6 - the Infiniti is better equipped, more comfortable, more reliable (according to Consumer Reports) and similar in overall performance. The Lexus didn't impress me, and I found the Acura RL a bit sluggish and "loose". Plus, at least in my area, the M35X was about 20% less expensive than any of these cars on a 3 year lease.

So Very Disappointed!

1.9
troubled m35 owner on 12/31/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have owned this m35 for 7 months and it has been the most frustrating time I have ever owned a car. You would think after spending $50,000 + for a car< I would have an enjoyble experience. NOt the case. The blue tooth sound quality is muffled and can't use the feature. The cart rattles like crazy. The dealer can't find half of them. The seat broke. There is a brake and suspension problem that the dealer cannot figure out. When I call Infiniti Customer service, they basically tell me "too bad". Take the car back to the dealer. Customer service is horrible. They give you the run around and just keep avoiding the problem. I finally got so disgusted, I sold the car.

Helpful hints

4.9
RickPSL on 12/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Waited for 06 Acura RL only to find getting it to the same level as M35 sport w/Tech/Journey Package would cost a small fortune. 19" wheels,I-pod connection,back-up camera,& laser cruise are all extra! HINT– Set dvd to auxiliary & plug in I-pod behind console). I Love my M more each day. HINT- Buy a MP3 file converter for your PC. I have over 60 tracks on one CD (try doing that with a BMW 5 series!) My school teacher (English major) friends are amazed that the M understands voice commands, They gave up on their 06 BMW 5 series. I drive them crazy when I say “TIRE PRESSURE” or “DESTINATION CHEESECAKE FACTORY PALM BEACH" and up pops the screen! I have 50+ dvd-audio/dts discs WOW the sound!

best ever

5
kevin on 12/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car was reviewed in March by a USA Today automobile writer. He concluded his review by stating that the mew 2006 m35/45 would make bmw, lexus, mercedes obsolete. I thought he was overstated until I bought the car. It is a dream and dollar for dollar the best car on the road. It is a smooth handler with a great tranmission, wonderful interior, and delivers its 280 horsepower with style and performance. think it is the best new car in years. I have never received more compliments on a car from people that know nothing about infiniti, which rarely advertises any car.

I now love to drive!!!

5
Laura on 12/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never cared what kind of car I drove just so long as it got me where I needed to be. Not anymore! One test drive in the Infiniti M35 and I had to have it! This car will make your pulse race with the push of it's button! That's right I push a button, I don't turn a key! The leather seats, bose sound system, and voice recognition command system make me feel like I am wrapped in luxury! What more could a girl want?

Everybody needs to drive an m35x

5
drockhold on 11/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this vehicle for about 6 months and wow! Do I ever love this car--it is real fast and the cornering and handling ability is outstanding! It gets great looks everywhere I go and the performance overall is is that of a bonifide new millenium "muscle car" Granted, it isn't a porsche or a 10 cylinder Mercedes. However, it beat-- hands down any other car like it in its class and I researched and drove them all--the CTS, Audi,Acura RL,BMW, LS, and Lexus. I was really wanting a Lexus but the 2 Lexus dealerships I visited really turned me off as did the actual vehicle because of no all-wheel drive at the time of sale. It's great watching other people look at it too!

The new luxury sports sedan leader

5
Bob Marshburn on 11/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M series from Infiniti is the new luxury sports sedan leader. After comparing the BMW 5 series, Lexus GS, Audi A6, and Acura RL there was no comparison. The M leads them all in value, styling, handling, quiet, comfort, and performance. I could not be happier with my purchase!

Great Gadgets and Fun to Drive

4.8
Southern Lady on 11/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I decided to trade my Lexus SX430 I thought I was going to end up with a new BMW 5 series but once I looked at one up close I was very disappointed with the interior of the BMW, especially the nav system which is very cumbersome. The saleslady had so much trouble trying to show me how it worked I decided right then and there that it just wasn't for me. I ended up test driving the M35 and fell in love with the voice activated nav! I am in real estate and this nav makes my life so much easier. The car has outrageous power and comfort - love the way it drives and for a gadget lover like me this car is a dream come true. I have every single option available and I love it. So much fun!

Dazzling!

4.8
cooker on 11/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After checking out the Acura TL, Audi A-6, Toyota Avalon and Lexus, IS, the Infiniti was the clear winner. The manufacturer got just about everything right on this car. Easy access (I am 6' 2"), great seating position, intuitive electronics and a joy to drive. And the dealer was superb, knowledgeable, polite, professional and competent. As mileage is improving with each tank (now up to 20.6 overall mpg), I look forward to driving this car for many years. One suggestion-- do read the owner's manual. it is written by a native English speaker and will reward the several hours of study.. Great job by the Nissan corporation.

Great Toy, fun to drive.

4.5
Steve on 11/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Though it lacks the overwhelming sense of power that V8s give there is nothing stodgy about driving the M35. It corners flat, responds quickly to the accelerator and has every comfort, convenience and entertainment feature known to man.

Worth it for the money!!!

4.4
DANIELE on 11/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at the lexus 300 before i bought this one, and the quality was much better with this car, and also 5,000 dollars cheaper with navigation. But i did notice on the downside with this car, the gas mileage is horrible,and the paint is very, very thin on this car, i got a rock chip on the freeway and was shock how thin it was, almost tissue paper thin. But other then that this is fun car to drive. "I love it".

Week One

4.8
Larry on 10/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my M35x a week. What a car! I had a Lexus GS300 for 7 years. What a difference between these two cars. I've got to think the Infiniti is more akin to a BMW for ride and handling. Comparing the Lexus with the Infiniti, I'd have to say the Lexus had a smoother ride, less responsive handling, a quieter engine, and a smoother transmission shift. But the Infiniti has power, handling and features and price that beat the 2006 Lexus line hands down. I love the XM satellite radio. Now I can start the day in whatever radio mood I'm in - bluegrass, jazz, blues, gospel or comedy. Love the horsepower in this baby.

A Luxurious and Sporty Winner

4.8
Katherine Vierkorn on 10/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a luxurious vehicle with spunk, buy the M35. Even though it is loaded and handles beautifully, it is priced lower than the competition. It is a blast to drive - check out the acceleration on this V6 (feels like a V8), the turning radius (even good on the AWD model), the responsiveness of the brakes and steering at high speeds. Wow. It really stands out in the crowd. It's not just another [insert name of common luxury car in your area here]. It is also surprisingly roomy - front and back. It sits a little higher off the road than most sedans for easy exit/entry and a better view of the road. The voice activated control system makes life easy.

Almost perfect....

4.8
lawdawgmi on 10/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have an M35x and absolutely love it. That said, there is room for a couple of improvements. I only have two significant issues with this car--the first is road/tire noise. At highway cruising speeds, especially on concrete-type road surfaces, the road and tire noise is too obtrusive for a high-end midsize luxury vehicle like this one. I don't demand Lexus-like silence (in fact I've never owned a Lexus and have little basis for comparison), but the M should be at least as soundproof as my BMW X5, and, unfortunately, it's not even close. My second issue is that the Bluetooth hands free function needs improvement. Not loud enough non my end and not clear enough to people I call.

best of 4

4.8
tennnnn on 10/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 4th infinit. I30, I35, FX35, and now the M35x. GREAT car. Super driving. It's a driver's car and yet has comfort for passengers. very quiet for midsized sedan.

M 35 Sport great all around car.

4.9
Rod Lindholm on 10/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love driving this car. Infiniti nailed the balance between sport and just getting around town.

Color me disappointed

3.9
Nick on 10/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

After shelling out nearly $50K you expect that all of the features you paid for should work properly. Apparently I was mistaken! My Bluetooth does not work. My Nav system works when it wants to. My sunroof has been replaced twice. The headliner will not stay in place any longer. My fuel mileage is in the 12-15 mpg range (not acceptable). The road noise is loud at freeway speeds. The "smart key" - not so smart Reverse camera shorts out. Lane Departure Warning system sounds alarm for no reason. This car has been a complete disappointment. Infiniti has blamed me for these defects, and they refuse to buy the car back. Run away screaming from your local dealership!

My 06 Infiniti M35

4.9
Bob on 10/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a classy car. Great fit and finish inside and out. Has a nice exhaust note. Engine & Transmission are top notch. Handles like a sports car.

M is a Magnificent Machine!

4.6
MSportFiend on 10/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned a new M35 Sport for 3 weeks now and fall in love with it more every day! After exhaustive research and test drives of competitors (A6, 5-series, E- series, GS300), arrived at the M as hands-down winner. Perfect blend of luxury & performance - with the luxury of a Lexus or MB, performance of a BMW, at a much lower price. The M has that "bank vault" door sound that tells you immediately it's a quality, solid vehicle. Performance, even with the base 280hp V6, is top in its class. Test drove the V8 also and WHOA, it's scary fast. V6 is plenty for me and probably is for most people. This car gives BMW a real run for its money. Drive one before you buy German!

I was amazed

4.9
Gazi on 10/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a new car so bad. I test drove Audi, BMW, Porshe, 350Z, Lexus and Acura. I went to infiniti to test drive G 35 which initially i wanted to buy. After i finished test driving i was pretty happy with its performance, but i wasn't really happy with interior design, Suddenly my eyes got stuck at the M series which came out liek a day before i went to the dealership. WHen I got inside of that, looked at the interior, i was amazed and i decided immediately that if i buy a car, that would be infiniti. Then i test drove it, the performance was awesome.. I am a great infiniti fan now. I love my car and I can bet that it can beat BMW, Lexus, Audi, Acura easily by price, performance and design.

Great Automobile

4.8
JWM5 on 10/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an awesome car. My 2004TL was a fine vehicle but this car is tops. It has outstanding performance, drop dead looks, lots of leg room and quality workmanship throughout. I've only had it for two weeks now but I am truly enjoying my drives each time I have to go somewhere. I can't imagine anything any better for the price. Infiniti really has a winner with this one.

Love my M35!

4.8
mvp on 10/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this car after finding that the Lexus competition does nothing when you press the pedal. Finally, the Lexus salesman took me to a downhill ramp, asked me to floor it, and Voila! It moved. Big Deal. The M35 has excellent acceleration at city speeds, even uphill. Touch the gas and enjoy serious forward motion. Has a quiet ride (surprise, one review said it was noisy) and it just glides over streets, including potholes. I'm still marveling at the fab suspension. Love the tech features and the thoughtfulness in allowing us to do things in more than one way - you're not wedded to using the voice system. Best of all, it talks to my Treo 650, making hands-off phone calls a breeze!

Head Lights

4.6
W. Shmerler on 09/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Head Lights throw a minimum distance. Difficult to see road especially in bad weather. Standard Headlights throw much further. I am waiting for my dealer to check alignment.

Almost perfect

4.9
blov8r on 09/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My M35 Sport came fully loaded ... all the gadgets. It's designed for someone who "drives" cars, doesn't merely "ride" in them. Gas mileage is mediocre but in a $50K car that shouldn't be an issue. The only real negative is the poor power seat adjustment on the passenger's side and I'll bet it will be corrected mid-year or in the next model year. Bluetooth connectivity is a bit shaky ... phonebooks don't transfer in ... but aside from that it works well. I actually prefer the body style of the discontinued M45 (more sleek) but overall I consider this car the best I've ever owned. More fun to drive than any of my Corvettes!

WOW the best luxury sedan on the market!

4.8
Giant on 09/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Spent about a month shopping for a car, lease was up in about 35 days so I made it an effort to really shop extensively. I was attracted to infiniti's G35 and FX lines, but once I set my eye's on the M, my mouth started to water and I knew something was very special about this car. My first impression was that the interior was unlike any other sedan I had seen, and of course the ample buttons, yes the control panel was the frosting on the cake and the inteligent key made the choice of much easier. I ended up buying the M35 with the journey and tech package. Everyday I drive it I feel as if the car is a rare species, one that gets many looks and turns from pedestrians with Benz's, and BMW's.

The 1st Month

4.9
zidecar on 09/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new M series is a satisfying integration of style, performance and useability with technology as the glue. It foreshadows many of the new features that should become common place in the family 4 door sedan over the next 5-10 years. What makes the M different from its competitors in this class? It is the flexibility of "choice"! The driver has the option to exercise either a traditional or a "high tech" approach to using the car's many features. It remains for Infiniti to cultivate a recognizeable public persona for the M to assure its long term success.

Love my M35X

4.9
marron612 on 09/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had an A6 Audi for 5 years; good car but hard on brakes and a little small interior. The infiniti is plush, yet sporty with lots of room for me and my grandchildren. I love speaking to the computer for radio and climate control and not having to take my hands off the wheel. Has great pick up hands well and I like seeing what is behind me .

the M35x

4.8
joe murray on 09/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the car is beautiful and fun to drive.i would like a little more power than the 6 gives you but it is enough.i have not driven it in wintery conditions yet so i can't speak about the all wheel drive

Love the M35, Even With Glitiches

4.6
jodyjay on 09/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about the M35 is great, but there have been two glitches. First, on cars with XM satellite radio, when the artist and song titles are displayed, only the first ten characters are displayed, so you don't get the full name of the artist or song title if they exceed 10 characters. This does not occurr on M35's equipped with Sirius satellite radio.Hopefully, Infiniti is trying to come up with a fix. Second, my front right tire was leaking air. On the second return to the dealer, they gave me a knew tire and rim, so hopefully the problem is fixed.

Built to drive

4.9
JJ on 09/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Infiniti's M has had a major facelift for 2006. The reviews from Consumer reports, Motor Trend, Road & Track, and other magazines have been outstanding. Great styling, workmanship, and materials. The 3.5L motor is the same as in the G35 and 350Z with great reliability and performance. Suspension is tight with minimal body lean going into corners aggressively. 19 in rims with summer tires makes this car stick to the road. GPS Navigation system is full of features with voice activated navigation that allows one to search not only by address, but phone numbers as well. Linking to bluetooth phone and hands free talking is available too.

A Must Automobile to Consider

5
rfm13413 on 09/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After researching Audi Acura BMW Mercedes and Lexus. This vehicle offers more amenities, styling and performance than all of the above. I have owned 2 Audi A6's and was very pleased with both vehicles but after driving the M35 I was hooked. Infiniti has done their homework with this vehicle and has made a fine product.

M35x a hit!

4.9
Ted on 09/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A superb combination of ergonomic design, outstanding performance, great comfort, and fun to drive.

luv my m35

4.8
wayne davis on 09/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love this car, i try not to drive it all the time because i also have a pickup, but i cant help it. awesome design in and out.

Almost Pefect Car

5
phillyb on 09/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most perfect car I have driven. It is a balance of luxury and performance that no car I have owned can match. Beautiful interior and exterior and the features were not just a after thought, they are there to be used and are easy to learn to use. The AWD is just a nice feature, cannot tell it is working, plus it does not affect the handling, like my BMW fixed AWD system did and my Volvo S80 really did, that car rode like a truck compared to my new M35X.

One of a select few

4.9
Marc on 08/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In my lifetime, I have been truly captivated by a handful of cars. The Infiniti M is one of those cars. I have owned cars such as the 240-Z, MR- 2, and Stealth/3000GT. They were all really great cars, but the M does exactly what it has been promoted to do with incredible precision. I believe that the engineers were remarkably focused in their efforts. There just isn't anything to complain about; I've never driven a car quite like this before. The engine, handling, and interior comforts are in a class by themselves. If you are interested in a sporting car with four doors and refinement, this is it. The Acura and Lexus don't come close.

Wolf in Wolf's Clothing

4.9
Smitty on 08/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Went to dealer to test drive AWD G. While waiting for salesperson I opened the door to the M on the showroom floor. The interior looked like it belonged in a yacht. Hooked right there. Drove the M. The smile is still plastered to my face. Smooth, elegant, classy, sporty, fun, nimble. After one month of ownership I still have that "Christmas morning" feeling every time I wake up. I've owned probably 20 cars over the years and this one blends the joy of my first car, a '70 Chevy Impala, with the fun of my Datsun 240Z. Before buying,I read everything on the web and drove a half dozen cars allegedly in this category. You should do the same. You will have no second thoughts.

A Really Great Car

4.9
James R. Briggs on 08/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never owned a car like this. I've driven it 7000 miles so far with absolutely no problems. It is a joy to drive, handles wonderfully and the 14 speaker Bose sound system is the best I've ever heard in a car. In fact, the sound when watching a movie is better than in a theater. I'm still learning all the navigation and information systems. Tremendous is all I can say.

Designed to Outperform...

4.9
Love My M on 08/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got rid of my Jag. What a dog! I bought the M just as a replacement car. I was not really in love with it. But this car simply outperforms and exceeds my expectations at every level. It is so smart that the AC fan quiets down when I push the Voice Command button. Then it revs up again after I've given the command! My infatuation with the Jag began to plummet as soon as I brought it home. In contrast, I love my M more each day! I love driving this car. I sometimes take a drive just to drive it....

I love this car

4.9
clark on 08/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It is a great combination of performance and luxury. It is fun to drive and just plain nice to be in. I test drove every competitor - I personally think it is easily the best car out there - before factoring in that it costs less than all of its serious competition.

The Infiniti M35 is a joy to own

5
Joe M on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Infiniti M35 Sport is definitely the best car I've ever owned. This car simply oozes personality and soul, which is something that seems to be missing from many of its competitors, especially those from Japan. The interior accouterments are well designed and appealing, and the technology is top notch. Photographs do not do this car justice, as the smooth and subtle lines are very hard to detect from a simple picture.

Get One...It is really amazing

4.9
Doug on 08/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Originally, i wanted the Audi A6 3.2. My cousin got one, it is beautiful and offers a supple ride and is very attractive, but I feel that Infiniti knew what the new A6 was going to be and beat it in every category..first being $$. You cannot get a better deal in the mid-lux category. Make sure you opt for the chrome wheels, it just adds so much to the exterior. The interior is spectacular. I suggest everyone touch the neck bolster and feel how much cushion supports your head...think and then say...everything else is probably this good...actually, it is!

My New M

4.9
MikeP on 08/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After my first 1000 miles I can summarize this car in one word: "wow". I just completed a trip through the mountains of West Virginia and it handled the moutain turns and passes with incredible ease. The expression "corners on rails" certainly applies. The engine is smooth and powerful with great low end torque. The seats are very supportive, the interior fit and finish is impeccable. The rear backup camera has proven to be a useful feature that I never knew I needed before. Several comparison reports I read consistenly rated the M first among its peers including BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and Acura. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a car in the $50K range.

BMW to Infiniti

4.9
Clarksville on 08/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a quality automobile that gives you a great driving experience. I went from a BMW 540i to the Infiniti and don't regret the change. The push button ignition is a great feature that has me spoiled with my other car. It rides quietly and has sports car type acceleration.

M35x

4.4
edspider1 on 08/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I still can't believe a swapped my 2004 Lexus LS Ultra for the Infinity M, but I don't regret it for a minute. The M is fun car to drive. The drive seat feels so good. Except for lane departure and the rear DVD, the Lexus had all the same cool features. But in the Lexus most of them just didn't work. Infinity really got it right. Bluetooth, XM, voice recognition, cooling seats all work wonderfully. Yes, the LS is a tad more refined and polished, but the M is younger, smarter and more fun.

A BMW for $15,000 less!

4.9
michael v on 07/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Replaced my terrific '98 BMW 540i with the M35. Almost identical performance, features, comfort but with likely higher reliability. V6 engine is very strong and the manumatic shift mode is very responsive. Steering feel and handling is terrific. The car corners like its on rails! Back seat room is enormous! Front seats are very comfortable, especially with the cooled seat option. The information system is intuitive unlike I-Drive of new BMWs and the LCD display is easy to read in any lighting. The fit and finish is first rate. Huge trunk. Every safety feature you can imagine -- head curtain airbags, ABS, stability control, etc. You don't need the M45 unless you're a drag racer.

Amazing

4.9
FL M35 owner on 07/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Advanced technology, advanced styling, advanced performance. This car is a ten. Wish you could see the smile on my face!

M35 best car owned

5
physicsdawg on 07/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My former favorite was always 280ZX T top. Great fun and powerful. However, the M35 blows away everything, including 280ZX. I tried the BMWs, Accura, etc., M35 is an incredible vehicle. Infiniti service is the best too. This was our 5th infiniti!

Love this car!!!

4.9
mattyb on 07/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fantastic. The only item I am not a big fan of are the controls on the steering wheel. I tend to hit them unintentionally.

M35 Sport

5
Dick on 07/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2nd Infiniti this year. A great car, great dealership. I replaced a '03 Jaguar S-Type V8 an I couldn't be happier. A much better overall automobile. For a car in the same price class as the S-Type...there is no comparison!

Awesome

4.9
bgwlsw on 07/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has the latest gadgets, safety features, and the machine moves! The torque rivals the Acura Legend of the early 90's. There is nothing so far that is suspect in this beast! It handles so well. It was a better buy than the Acura or the Jaguar at that price!

Thrilled to death

5
sjm on 07/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched and drove MB, BMW 5 series, Lexus, Acura, Volvo and Audi A6-the Infiniti M35 blew me away. The options I wanted were provided in the journey package without unneeded extras. The car is a pleasure to drive. Bluetooth works great- get satellite radio. This car offers more bang for the buck.

Best midsize car for 2006

5
louie croce on 07/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the build quality to the way it drives this car is almost perfect. The style stands out and the 19 inch rims the sport package comes with are some of the nicest stock rims ive ever seen. The car has plenty of power for a 6 cyl luxury car and handles great. The interior is comfortable and well laid out and designed. This is well worth the money.

lots of fun

5
bob on 07/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Test drove the lexus, acura and of course the m35x. hands down no comparison. Can't wait to get behind the steering wheel everyday. Lots of toys. Cars has incredible pickup. my kids say it "ROCKS". navigation system is excellent. seats very comfortable and stereo system is excellent

M35 vs TL

4.9
jojot on 06/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded an Acura TL for the M35 and the quality of the M35 is better BY FAR. The ride is solid and quiet. This could be my first of many Infinitys if it proves to be as reliable as I think it will.

for anti-minivan moms - PERFECT!

4.9
busy mom on 06/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm on the road a lot and a mom of 2 - I wanted comfort, reliability, and safety - but something fun to drive! I'm in sales and drive about 22Kmi/yr! This car is PERFECT! DVD for the kids, Safety features are excellent and all STANDARD! Lexus wanted $$$ for the same safety! It's comfortable, stylish, fun to drive yet easy for my kids to get in and out and safe. Every feature is in the right place - accessible!

It's a Kick

5
Ron on 06/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded a 1995 J30 for an M35 and have not looked back. Had the J 10 years and loved it, the M is a modern, larger and more advanced version of the J. It handles well, accelerates quickly, is comfortable and draws looks from others. We saw it first at the auto show last winter and fell in love with it. This is our 6th Datsun/Nissan product (first was a 73 240Z)and believe it to be as solid and reliable as the earlier cars, at least as much as one can determine after 6 weeks and 500 miles. Infiniti, you done good with this one.

Dream Machine

4.9
Silver Shadow on 06/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at the BMW 530, Audi A6, and Lexus GS300, this is the one to own. Great value, looks, performance, and build. This is a true "Drivers" lux sport car.

The ultimate gadget

4.9
Jerry Ryen on 06/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the moment you drive this car off the dealer's lot, you'll dream up reasons to take it out for a drive. The miles tick off effortlessly because you are so relaxed with the quietness of the interior and only the sound of the audio system. This car has the best of the best when it comes to gadgets. I own the very latest camera, PDA, computer, you name it gadget. This car tops them all. And it’s very intuitive; most anyone will be able to learn each of the features in no time. I told my wife not to get black because black cars show the dust and dirt more. I've changed my mind. I wouldn’t have this car in any other color. It's truly a dream.

Best car I've owned

5
mmm good on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't belive the quality of this car. Every thing is tight and built with HQ materials. Even the doors sound great. Best Bose system ever (& i've owned 4. I've never been much of a car audiophile, but this baby just begs to be played with. Power is sweet. The VQ engine revs so easily. Ride is sweet too. I was expecting harsh bumps with those 18's, but not so. bumps and other road imperfections are realy muted.

BMW Killer

4.9
steve cooper on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The infiniti M35X is everything advertised and more. It performs like a sports car and rides like a high end luxury car,with all the bells and whistles. It easily blows away my BMW 525!

FANTASTIC!

4.9
CSR on 05/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my M35 Sport with Tech and Journey packages a month ago,and this car continues to impress me the more I drive it!!I traded in a 2002 BMW 530 I, and had thought that NOTHNING drives like a BMW. I've found out how wrong I was!! While the steering on the M is not the dead on feeling as the BMW, comfort, ride, and the overall style and the VALUE of the M surpasses the new 5!

Wow, What a car!

4.9
Josh on 05/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never had this much fun driving a car. I look forward to driving it every day...and that is still the case after alot of driving for 1.5 months!! Smooth, with lots of power. Love the Nav, DVD on the Nav screen...what a picture! Beautiful inside..lots of head room. Great stereo...I plug my ipod into the system...great sound. Adaptive cruise and Lane departure also very helpfull. Great brakes!

M35-excellent

4.5
E.Maple on 05/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Awesome ride with the sport package, super quick. The fit and finish are very nice and the interior is roomy. I have had BMW's and for the money you cannot get any better than this.

Wow what a car.....

4.9
Eli on 05/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just picked up my new G35X, in pearl ivory with wheat leather...BEAUTIFUL I really wanted the sport model but being from Pennsylvania I needed to think of winter so I opted for the all wheel drive model. So I sported it up with the 18" chrome rims and the areo package. The car is amazing I cannot say enough great things about it. It's smarter than a person with two PHD's. I compared the ACURA RL, the Lexus GS and the Audi A8. I am sure I made the right decision. The voice activation controls are wild. The car shares the driveway with its big brother my 2004 Infiniti FX. I shopped every Infinit dealership from Brooklyn to Baltimore and wound up buying it at my local dealership.

M35 is Awesome

4.9
TomC100 on 05/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned the Audi A-6 until I purchased the Infiniti awd M35 with the Journey package. Car has excellent acceleration, tight handling and is pure plesure to drive. The voice recognition, adaptive headlights and airconditioned seats are my favorite features. I have the umbri gray color and have gotten more compliments on it than any other vehicle I've owned. ALl the redundtant knobs and buttons might be a bit much in the interior, but other than that, I have no complaints. Infiniti is on more of a comeback with this sweet ride.

Better than a BMW for alot less $$$

4.8
DrTravel on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M35 has a very teutonic feel about it but has a better engine, better handling, and much better reliability. Plus I get to save over $10K - for me that's real money. The car is not as luxurious (or quiet) as the Lexus GS but then again I prefer to be driving the car rather than having the car drive me. That being said, the car feels more luxurious and is definitley quieter than the M-B E-series and the BMW 5- series. I chose the non-sport version because it has 90% of the sport version's handling but provides a more comfortable daily ride. The central control center is growing on me. Love the ventilated seats and the upgraded stereo is much betetr than average.

YIKES!

5
Scott E on 04/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Acura RL was coming off lease and I looked at everything....BMW 530, Audi A6, MB E class and the Acura RL. The RL was $200 more a month than my '02 lease. I couldn't warrant $760 for an ACURA!! I drove the others and then the M35...WHAT A CAR!! The amenities are 2nd to none, from the rear camera, voice recognition that my kids can use and have fun with, the turning headlights, super stereo, keyless start, etc. The ride and performance are incredible. I got the Journey Pkg, XM and trunk mat. Interior room is amazing (larger than the Q45). For the money and then some, I couldn't find a car that came close to competing based on looks, handling, size, comfort or amenities. I'm thrilled

The best of its class

4.9
Alan on 04/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The M35x is a pleasure to drive, and based on the number of random people who have complimented me on the car, I'd say it looks great too. It's nimble and fast, quiet and refined, and has every imaginable gadget. It feels solid but not heavy, sporty but not harsh. I really think Infiniti has outdone itself with this model. The build quality is better than the BMW 530 and the roominess and looks beat the Acura RL hands down. As a trusted friend said, "It says success without being arrogant about it".

Infinit M35 Sport

4.8
Dickster 1 on 04/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great acceleration and handling are just the beginning of the accolades for this finely built and sylish sedan. Equipped with all the bells and whistles including navigation, lane change warning and back up camera assist, it offers safety and spirited fun. The interior is tasteful elegance and the bolstered heated and cooled seats make you feel like they were designed just for you. The keyless system is a feature that I could do without. Keys are still needed to lock the car, so the additional complexity is perhaps overkill. The only negative I've experienced is the low slung design make tires and wheels susceptible to curb scrapes. Watch out German competitors- you've been out done.

Infiniti M35

4.9
dochamp2 on 04/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove the audi a4 and a6 and they can't hold a candle to the infiniti. A crisp ride with all the comfort one could ask.

1 Great Car

4.8
Westlake Ed on 04/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Infiniti. Very strong performance. Ride is smooth, but more road feel in the sport model. Interior is very comfortable, but not plush. Voice recoginition system is easy to use and great with a bluetooth phone. Rear camera takes a little getting used to, but works very well. Fit and finish is first rate, and 19" wheels are beautiful in chrome. Dealer discounted MSRP slightly, but that is expected on a new model. Mileage is not good, but a 280HP power plant is expected to use quite a bit of fuel. Really like this car so far.

Love this car

4.9
Dan S on 04/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the car a week. So far its great! Power, fun to drive, easy to use nav and other goodies. Roomy interior, great radio/CD (tech package). Great lease rates! So far the best car I've owned (leased) in the last 28 years I've been driving

My M

4.8
Tom Abrahamson on 04/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The driving experience of the M35 sport will sell you this car. I test drove BMW530/545, Audi A6, Cadilac CTX, Lincoln LS. After the initial thrill of driving the M35, I have had the car for a month and a half and still love to get behind the wheel. I believe this to be the best car in its class, and the best value in its class. Infiniti seemed to provide more options for your dollar than the other vehicles. If you love gadgets this car has them without sacrifincing the real car underneath.

You'll want this car

4.9
speters57 on 03/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned many cars in my life, but this one stands out from the rest. It has everything you could ever want, and more. The price is reasonable as well, compared to some other cars in its class, and the standard features are awesome. If you're looking for a car in the Acura RL, BMW 5 series, Cadillac STS, Lexus GS, you owe it to yourself to drive this car too. If you're like me, you'll be impressed and maybe even buy one.

The Best!

5
M35x is GREAT on 03/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is great!!. Infiniti really made themselves #1. This car is absolutely amazing!! For such a big engine and AWD, the gas milage is still great. I get 19 miles to the gallon city and 25 hwy. People always turn their heads when I drive by. I have gotten such good feedback on my M35x. The interior is very confortable,and luxurious! My kids have so much room in the back, and they love the DVD player. The car fits me and my family so well we never want to give it up!

bmw drive/lexus luxury

4.6
bg on 03/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned2- MB, 3-bmw's, 3-lexus', went out to purchase new car last week and M wasn't even considered at first. Decided to give it a chance and fell in love. Wanted AWD, so 6 cyl was only option. With Journey package and nav as the extras. Similiar MB and BMW were 8-10K more. Lexus was softer ride. Acura couldn't compete with the handling of this car. Audi was closest in price and amenities. Never thought I would buy an infiniti because of resale value in past. I know that the G and FX have improved I hope that the M does as well. Only have 400 miles on car and am very happy so far. With 18" tires it soaks up the bumps fairly well. Will try to lower tire pressure to see if it softens ride

Hard to beat!

4.9
sjpeters on 03/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove a lot of cars before I ended up on this one. I owned a Cadillac CTS, I drove a Mercedes E500, Acura RL, TL, Cadillac STS, and looked at the Lexus and BMW. The M35 blew me away. Not only can it handle it's own from a pure driving experience, but economically it can't be touched. You owe it to yourself to drive one if your in the market.

Awesone

4.9
EV on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After test driving the BMW 5 series and the Lexus GS300, this car won hands down. The ride features, although some what high tech, are outstanding. I have only had the vehicle for 5 days and could not be more plesed. Best decision I have made for some time

M35

4.8
Steve on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A solid, quiet, and heavy sports car in a sedan shell, with excellent handling, but a firm ride. The precision steering and superb handling makes it particularly fun to drive. The six is deceptively powerful and performs like an eight; in fact, more powerful than many eights. Gear shifts are imperceptible. The air conditioning is adequate, but seems underpowered, and not on par with the 2006 Lexus GS 300. Bought the base model M35; options are expensive and just a few will add up fast. Drove the new Lexus ES 300 before deciding on the M35. The Lexus has a somewhat more luxurious interior and softer ride, but the handling characteristics are far inferior to the M35.

Eye opener

5
Tom on 03/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove and considered a group in this catagory including BMW 5, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS, Lexus GS300. All were the 6 cylander versions. The Cadillac was out immediately, poor interior and performance during the test drive. The Audi, BMW, and Lexus all drove and preformed in a similiar fasion. I especially liked the interior of the Audi A6. The overall package, including absolute fun to drive, technology, and "bells and whistles for the dollar" went hands down to the Infiniti. I am a previous BMW 535 owner and present '04, Z4 owner, and now an Infiniti M35 owner and lovin it.


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