2008 INFINITI G35

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$8,995
$1,011
below average
94,082 Miles
18,243
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 94082
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Sedan
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.5L V6 24V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Richmond, VA

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Option & Equipment

1st and 2nd row curtain head airbags
4-wheel ABS Brakes
ABS and Driveline Traction Control
Aluminum center console trim
Aluminum dash trim
Aluminum door trim
AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic front air conditioning
Braking Assist
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Clock: Analog
Coil front spring
Cruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Digital Audio Input
Driver and passenger heated-cushion
driver and passenger heated-seatback
Driver Seat Head Restraint Whiplash Protection
Dual front air conditioning zones
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Dusk sensing headlights
External temperature display
Front and rear reading lights
Front fog/driving lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 17 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 23 mpg
Fuel Type: Premium unleaded
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection with Passenger Seat
Headlights off auto delay
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash 6-disc CD player
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Leather seat upholstery
Leather steering wheel trim
Leather/aluminum shift knob trim
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 5.3 s
Max cargo capacity: 13 cu.ft.
MP3 player
Passenger Airbag
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power remote trunk release
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Radio Data System
Rear bench
Rear seats center armrest with pass-thru
Regular front stabili
Remote power door locks
Remote window operation
Self-leveling headlights
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional power steering
Stability control
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Total Number of Speakers: 6
Trip computer
Vehicle Emissions: ULEV II
Video Monitor Location: Front
Wheel Diameter: 17
Wheel Width: 7.5

Recalls & Defects

VIN JNKBV61F38M252781 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

NISSAN IS RECALLING 204,361 MY 2007-2008 ALTIMA, ALTIMA HYBRID, 350Z, 350Z ROADSTER, MY 2008 ALTIMA COUPE, ROGUE, MY 2009 MURANO, AND INFINITI MY 2007-2008 G35 SEDAN, MY 2008 G37 COUPE AND EX35 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS' OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) CONTROL UNITS. A VARISTOR IN THE OCS CONTROL UNIT LOCATED IN THE PASSENGER SEAT CUSHION MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THIS COULD CAUSE AN INTERRUPTION OF SIGNAL BETWEEN THE OCS AND THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU).


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Information about Dealer

good experience, good car

4.8
C. Gibbons on 09/26/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 4.0

I bought a high mileage Nissan Altima there almost 2 months ago. There was no phony hype. The salesman let us make our own decision and seemed to be honest when we asked him questions. The air conditioning needed charging and he took care of that before I picked it up the next day. The car seems to run very good. I'm happy with the experience at this car lot.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 156 reviews

Doesn't drive as good as it looks

2
Mark on 07/28/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 15

After owning this car for two years and driving it 15,000 miles per year, I have to say that I am quite disappointed. It’s a very beautiful looking car and has stood the tests of time very well, and hasn’t needed anything yet. Granted that mine has very low mileage for its age, I can always count on it taking me where I need to be without fail. But the driving experience is lacking in so many areas. Compared to other cars on the market, it feels very “amateurish”. Kind of reminds me of Kia cars during that initial phase when they were trying to make the brand more appealing to consumers but still weren’t tuning the driving dynamics right. The 2010+ G37 coupes and sedans are better vehicles, but as for the 2007-2008 G35 sedan, there were numerous kinks that had to be worked out. The car just doesn’t feel confidence-inspiring. The whole thing is just too unpredictable and I never feel like I have proper control over the vehicle. It’s stubborn in the way it behaves on the road and the vehicle never listens to driver inputs. The thing that probably bugs me the most about the car is the transmission. The 5-speed automatic is counterintuitive, sloppy shifting, has a tendency to hunt for gears, and rarely puts you in the correct gear required for the situation. I guess I could have went for the manual but my options were limited at the time of purchase. The gears are all spaced very close together and it always shifts too early, cutting off power and denying me a large reserve of the advertised 306 horses. In stop-and-go traffic, the transmission shifts through its entire gearset during the 10 feet you’ve moved up in traffic and annoyingly holds the gears long after you’ve let off the accelerator, like you’re “stuck” in the gear. On the highway it revs at over 3,000 RPM because of the tight spacing between all the gears, making you think you were driving a 3-speed automatic. The shifting can also get pretty violent which makes driving this car a headache. Another thing that bugs me is the engine performance. Doesn’t have a linear or predictable torque curve. It’s very soft on low-end torque and needs to be revved out a great deal to keep up with other cars on the road. Engine is very loud and course sounding and because of the sloppy powerband it’s not really so much of a joy to ring out either. Most mainstream cars have more smooth, predictable acceleration and meaty grunt off the line. G35 does not have that and other cars on the road will be going faster from stop light to stop light than you. Often times I find myself missing that smooth, seamless, meaty, refined feel that my old Volkswagen had even though that car had a fraction of the horsepower. The steering feels artificially heavy, like they tried to go after BMW’s chunky/hefty steering feel but instead they put effort over feedback. Steering doesn’t feel predictable or communicative..just simply difficult to turn which hampers the maneuverability. Doesn’t have a good on-center feel and the steering doesn’t always give you a good idea of what the front tires are doing. Turning radius could definitely be better. The brakes are soft and don’t provide much confidence or linear stopping power. They feel like Sentra brakes...or maybe even a step below that. I’ve tested the brakes and the car the stopping distance is very long compared to other cars I’ve had in the past. You need to keep a big distance from other cars in front of you because the brakes probably won’t save you in a panic situation, which I find somewhat unacceptable in any modern day vehicle, especially a sport sedan. The cornering abilities are disappointing. It feels very heavy in the corners and makes you (along with your loose items in the vehicle) feel like you’re being sucked into a vortex around a slight bend in the road. After exiting the turn and getting back on the gas, literally 99% of the time the transmission won’t put you in the correct gear to propel the vehicle back up to speed. The car just drives very amateurish. While everything operates as it should going down the road, the car behaves very stubbornly and leaves much to be desired. On top of everything, the gas mileage will empty your pockets. While the vehicle has made it to 60,000 miles, I could see it needing transmission/drivetrain and suspension repairs in the future. These components of the vehicle simply feel very low-rent feel to them and I don’t see them standing the tests of time. Material quality and ergonomics are also seriously lacking. I’ve seen car interiors from the ‘90s hold up better. Storage solutions are lacking and the armrests are practically useless. My advice if buying this car is don’t be fooled by the advertised 306 horses. The car certainly doesn’t feel like it was built properly for that kind of power, and you rarely ever get to use them. Maybe skip the “X” and go for the RWD “S” model with the manual and the active 4 wheel steering...

Good value for the money

4
Otnahs on 05/02/2016

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

It is a great mid-tier luxury performance vehicle

5
T on 11/28/2015

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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I made the best investment

5
nadia on 11/17/2015

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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I was sketchy about the price but i test drove this car once and bought it the same day. I love everything about the car! Feels like I am in a grand luxury car whenever I drive it. I have leather seats and a sunroof which is great for the hot and humid Florida weather. The exhaust sounds like a bad ass (: when turning on and driving off with the car. The power is strong. Gas mileage is horrible, but listen to the other posts, its WORTH it ! The tire to road frequency is great. Tires grip the road beautifully. Boast and sound system is not that loud hearing music from the outside, but the inside sounds good. I get about 20-30 mpg on the hwy and about 19-20 on the road. I'm a female so I don't drive harshly or roughly. My car has black stripes and is silver and I get so much compliments from it. I have 99665 miles on it and it drives like new. Maintenance is so expensive that is a con! If u cannot afford it, don't buy an Infiniti! Repair is not a big issue because I have not replaced much yet except for my hoses and battery which is about 140 altogethor And that's it. After 100k drive belts and fluids are needed to be changed 8 years later and that's it. Hopefully it will last another decade. Brakes don't last very long and they are very expensive when u go to the dealer !!! But other then that once u drive you'll feel very confident with the car because its so perfect. I shoudlve gave the car interior three stars because the steering wheel chips and looks nasty so I put a cover on it and the doors are chipping and scratched on the drivers side so be gentle when it comes to cleaning products. Water works just fine. The seats are so perfect. I wipe them with water and that's it. They are so climate controlled but I think because its leather and thseres a switch to warm up that seats when its cold . A/C works beautifully . another con is that my car is sooooo low !!!! When going over bumps, u must be cautious because I could hear the scratching noise under the car! Even when going slowly. Thank god under the car has a covering. After I'm done financing I'm going for a q45 or q50 which is an extension of g35/37

8 year old G 35 gets stellar rating

5
Jean Thomas on 11/16/2015

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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I have only 2 complaints-1.the Navigation system is substandard- but I use my iPhone maps app anyway and it is always good. 2. It takes premium gas which is a little more expensive but is totally worth it! The dealership support at West Houston Infinity is superb! All of the service managers and personnel are great and my advisor, Norman Issac is superb!

Infinity 2008 3.5 Sport

4
G on 09/08/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 4

Exactly what I wanted and more

4.8
av125009 on 02/11/2015

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

Got this car to replace a totalled '02 bmw 325xi. Shopping for cars was a real disappointment, everything was either too underpowered or too expensive. Infiniti's value blew me away; I test drove a 2008 g35 and bought it later that day. Sure, the Germans make a smoother ride, but the g35 is quicker. The 306HP V6 is a blast to drive and its interior is feature rich and well designed. The nav system is very intuitive and well designed, especially the steering wheel controls. Rear wheel drive gives it a great sporty feel but is useless in the snow without proper tires. The gas mileage is terrible, I get about 13 mpg in the city. oh well, its worth it.

First car

5
cammmmmmm on 12/18/2014

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 got this car for my 16th birthday and it is so much fun to drive. it has 130000k miles on it and it drives like its brand new. it is very fast and i constantly want to drive it.

my 2008 Infiniti G35

4.5
saminhouston on 04/27/2013

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

I love my infiniti it now has 128k miles on it. the car is immaculate, i love it, it has some flaws but im 20 yrs old so for me i think its perfect. i have the fully loaded package (tech & sport) but i have the journey model b/c in houston 99% of the time you wont have snow lol. ive always done maintenance on time, no problems what so ever not even one. I take care of my care so it takes care of me, 128k miles strong & im going to keep this car forever.

My first real investment pays off...

5
ebbandblow on 10/21/2011

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

First of all, WOW. This car captured my eye from the moment I spotted it during my search for the best car in my price range. At first what really got me into it was it's stock 306hp V-6! And good thing because if it were not for it having a more powerful engine than the Acura TL Type S, I would have never even considered this car as an option. Now moving onto the inside (where I really fell in love with the car) you see a gorgeous speed/tach gauge setup with a barrage of buttons all with the perfect touch of accent lighting. Not to mention just about any tech feature you can fit into a sport sedan (even if you don't opt for the tech. package.) Continued below

Two Years Later & Would Do It Again!

4.6
dbal72 on 10/14/2011

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

Two-year follow up on my 2008 G35xS. Have the "S" pckge which makes car even better. The "S" package is 18" beautiful wheels, different front facia, side rocker panel, paddle shifters, sport seats. Suspension stays same as stock which is nice blend for sport/comfort. Bought used and have owned two years and put on over 50k miles. ZERO problems with this car. Reliability has been rock-solid. Other than typical maintenance I have put nothing into this car. Have always owned Audi/VW and even though the Infiniti interior isn't quite the fit and finish of the Audi it is close. The AWD system in this car is flawless. Drives like RWD until you need the traction in snow/rain.

Dream car

5
thew60 on 07/28/2011

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 had my eyes on this car since 2007 when it came out. I got my 008 G35x after getting rid of my 2006 Maxima which was great except for the pathetic turning circle. I purchased a pre owned car with 27K on it. Looks and rides like new. This is my dream car. Maybe I have low expectations of a dream car (Lamborghini maybe?) but I am realistic. The car is beautiful on the outside and inside. It is comfortable, quiet, has a killer Bose sound system, and handles fantastic. I had the same engine in my Maxima but you not know it here. The engine makes a sweet growl and has amazing power off the line and consistent through the RPM. Something Infiniti did with the drivetrain and they did it right !!

Balance empitomized

5
dustinson on 01/27/2011

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

Balance. This car has it in almost every aspect. I love how it balances power, control, reliability, comfort, usability and value. It isn't the same as a coupe 6MT on a summer's day, but makes up for overall enjoyment, year-round. I wasn't able to find more bang for my buck. I previously had a 2007 G35 Coupe 6MT. It was Wonderful, but I needed a second AWD car for winter. Decided on the G35x for AWD, Power and 4drs (got kids!). Wife now drives it and loves it. I spend an hour in it every day and am thankful for every minute. I am a big fan of Infiniti's now. They do such an excellent job with their cars. They don't make them feel overly mechanical or disconnected.

AWESOME

5
DSK on 12/02/2010

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

Just purchased and am blown away by the performance of this car. Need AWD and compared to Audi A4 Quattro. This car is a beast and is unbelievably fun to drive. I am ecstatic and can't wait to drive it. You owe it to yourself to test drive one of these if you are in the market. I had a hard time not tipping my hand in front of the dealer, it is that much fun to drive, ridiculous value. Infiniti is very helpful as well.

G35 GOGOGO

4.8
TonyBoston on 11/04/2010

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

I Got this car in 2010,is fun to drive plenty HP, every I looked at it still fall in love with this baby G35X-S,nice sound system, As I know everyone notice gas mileage can't complained about it with 306 HP. Take a test drive G35 then you'll know what I mean.

Not a German car

4.4
DannoK on 09/28/2010

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

Seems obvious, right? The car has been way more reliable than the German cars I've owned, but the build quality seems below their standards. It's 2.5 years old now and the dash above the steering wheel is warping, the rubber gaskets around the doors are starting to crack and there are wear marks on the rubber coated parts of the steering wheel, and no, I don't wear any rings! It's a great drive, though! Always plenty of power, plenty of gadgets and very reliable.

Bought it used and love it

4.5
Nito on 09/12/2010

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

I just bought a 2008 in 2010 to replace my 2006 ML 350 because it wasn't very fun to drive. This G35 has been so much more fun. Don't know what I was thinking when I bought the MB. I hated driving when I had it. This car has restored my love of driving. Best car I've owned so far.

Best Car Made

4.9
T Downs on 09/09/2010

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 only had my G35 for 1 week. I love it. Drives great. The sound system is the best. It is fun to drive. It is very comfortable. Very stylish everyone looks when I drive by.

ok car

4.6
jennifer on 08/12/2010

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 had my car for about 2 months now and the performance is awesome. I have always driven sports cars and this one definitely out performs most of them. It is a very fun car to drive but I have had issues with the poor gas mileage. I understand with over 306 HP you aren't going to get the best gas mileage but why have a performance car if you can't drive it like you want. I also am having issues with the brakes squeaking and my car only has 25k miles on it. I guess the brake pads have to be changed frequently on the car. Wish I had known that before I bought it.

Well worth the wait!

5
Lovemyg35x! on 08/08/2010

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

Just purchased certified pre-owned with 23,000. It feels like a brand new car! I love everything about it. Drive 400- 600 miles every 6-8 weeeks and so far it has been a dream. The fastest car I have ever owned and nicest ride. Also love the way you are treated by infiniti. Anything I need they are quick to please. Don't ever see myself owning anything other than an infiniti ever again!

Enjoying the ride

4.9
AZ Driver on 05/27/2010

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

Hit the 2 year/30K mile mark and thought a review was in order. Journey model with sport, premium, Nav, and technology package. Fun to drive, handles well, accelerates without difficulty, beautiful to look at especially the interior. Negatives are the tires wear quickly (not unexpected), small blind spot on driver side, the front exterior dings easily from rock chips (as does the grill), and the 6 disc changer decreases the opening in the trunk to get things in/out. No problems with the dealership but haven't had any issues to deal with.

Perfect car so far...

4.9
Aubrey179 on 04/25/2010

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 absolutely no problems with this vehicle. I purchased it about 70 miles from my home, because I did have an extremely rude experience at my local dealership (Auto Place Infiniti, Buffalo, NY). I am sure the Infiniti company would not stand by that behavior, and I presume it was an isolated event, however, inexcusable. Rochester's Dorschel Infiniti, its email/purchasing communications, were flawless! It has been extremely reliable, with nothing but maintenance costs, thus far. I do wish the fuel economy was a bit better. And the only technical quality gripes I have with it are that the side view mirrors are not heated, and the trunk lid quality and closure feels a bit cheap.

Really great car

4.9
dmac on 03/28/2010

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 this car used at 2 years old with 17,500 miles on it and saved $10K off new. Very fun to drive and stable. It eats gas though, which should be expected. Not as silky smooth to drive as a Lexus, but much more beautiful to look at. RWD fishtails badly in snow, even with stability control. If you live in a snowy area, get the 4WD for sure. Steering pulls strangely at stops on uneven pavement which the dealer told me was normal, but it is a bit unsettling. Acceleration is great (esp. from 50 to 80) and the controls are easy to use. I love to drive it.

Sedan & Sports Car in One!

4.8
David on 03/25/2010

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 was looking for a replacement to my 05 Audi 3.0 Quattro. I have driven Audi's for years and thought I would be purchasing another. Then I test drove a used G35xS for the first time. Never looked back. I have owned many cars over the years and this is by far my favorite. Great all-around vehicle with all of the technology and toys for less money than an Audi, BMW or Lexus. I avg. 20 mpg in mixed driving. This car is a screamer. The "S" package takes it to another level with the sport seats, paddles shifters and beautiful 18" rims. Make sure you test drive one of these if considering a sports sedan w/ AWD.

Had to Share

4.9
Omahan on 01/01/2010

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 thought I needed to share just how good this car is. From build quality, to reliability and performance, I can't really think of one thing I dislike about this car. It is absolutely fantastic. Since I own the X-model, I don't know how I lived though the midwest snow storms without it before this car. Even after two storms of 10+ inches of snow this last month, I get around with absolutely zero problems! Handling is crisp and performance from the 306 hp engine is great! Just an all around fun car to drive that looks and rides great. The back seat is actually big enough for two adults to comfortably get in and out of, unlike the 3-series BMW which I've also owned. Great car!

Excellent Sport Machine

4.9
Spankee on 10/06/2009

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

This car was purchased from my company for $10,000 less than blue book. I had my eye on a sports car, but with a luxury look. This was it. I had an Infiniti QX56, but with gas prices, I just could not afford to let the tags, insurance, and now gas eat away at my pocketbook. This car is fun to drive. This car is awesome. My G35 Sport has the automatic/manual/paddle shifters on the steering wheel which makes this car more fun to drive. The only thing is that since I drive this car fast, I wish it had a bigger gas tank.

Not What I thought It Was

4.5
Doc. D on 09/22/2009

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

I bought this car used thinking that it would be the best car that I would ever own. It turned out to be ok, but was a big let down. Driving it off the lot I felt great I thought it was a reliable car for my wife. In the Arkansas rain my wife hydroplaned and ended up in on coming traffic. The so called traction that this car has is supposed to help it stay on the road but it doesn't and when the slip light comes on you are already all over the road I thought it was just my wife driving bought some $1000 tires to go on there to make sure she was safe and then it happened to me but I was able to keep control of the car. AC runs very loud.

Our first luxury car

4.6
GT69 on 08/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

My wife and I bought the G35 as a "retirement" car in anticipation of taking long road trips. We have been extremely satisfied with the comfort and convenience of this car. We particularly like the navigation system and other technology features, such as the color back-up camera and CD changer. This is our first "luxury" vehicle and we enjoy the feeling when we hand the car over to the parking attendant at our favorite upscale restaurants in Atlanta.

Poor Man's Lexus

4.9
Mike from Tempe on 07/21/2009

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

Super impressed with this car (so far)! We've owned Mercedes (S, CLK, & E - Class), Jaguars, and Audis in the past and are tired of paying $200+ for a key-fob!! Switched to Japanese for the reliability factor...and...there's not many of these on the road (vs. 3- series BMW! Quicker 0-60 than my 99' CLK 430!! Would have paid another 20K for a similar model Lexus!

WOW

5
amspychalski on 05/13/2009

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 had this car over a year and am still in that "new car love" with it. The 306 HP engine puts out TONS of power, so much it has turned me in to one of those people who speeds anywhere and everywhere. I have driven tons and tons of cars, and have never driven one this fast. As the dealer said, it is a sports car with a sedan body. The interior of the car is equally as stunning as the performance. All of the functions, including the navigation, are extremely easy to use. We love the iPod dock in the center console, as well as the ability to use an external flash drive to import music into the car's memory for playback. The seats are overly comfortable and roomy all around.

Luxurious, well-built and sporty

4.8
bman33 on 04/14/2009

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

I am very happy with this car. Solid ride, quiet, nice interior. Visually distinct lines on the car. Very responsive steering. Transmission shifts are smooth and close together. Coming off a 2003 Audi A6, the build and ride quality of the G35X seems much better. Averaging 20 mpg in mixed driving.

I'm definately impressed!!!!

4.8
Nate on 04/12/2009

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 been a Maxima guy for years and never thought I could afford a G. I've always liked the looks of the G35 so I decided to test drive one. It was all over after that. WOW is all I had to say. I bought the 08 early this year because of the rebates, only paid 32K for it with the Sport and Premium packages. I still have my 03 Maxima which I like alot but I let my sister drive it for now because I just can't see letting it sit (and sit it would as long as I have a car like the G). The VLSD (vicious limited-slip differential) and paddle shifters add to the FUN factor for sure. I'm 29 and feel like a kid in a candy store every time I get in my car.

They should compare BMW to this car

4.4
AtlNate on 04/10/2009

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

Everyone that is "in the know" about cars says this is the car to give the BMW 3 series "a run for the money". Rubbish. This car is quicker, sexier, and cheaper than its German counterpart. Plus, I haven't even got to the interior. Driving a BMW is like driving something an engineer built to a specification. Driving the G35 is like something a engineer designed and then an interior designer architect and artist redesigned. Its performance characteristics are superb, but more importantly, the car engages you. Its beautiful curves and attention to design and detail creates an experience. Remember, we (as humans) like things that look like us. The car looks like a supermodel.

Head Turner

4.4
Pete Bennett on 03/23/2009

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

Just hit the 5,000 mile mark and love the car more and more each day. I receive so many compliments on the car with most indicating that the car must have been very expensive based on it's looks. People assume this car was very expensive even though it's priced at or below the price of the vehicle they are actually driving themselves.

Great Car Great Price

4.9
nepats555 on 03/22/2009

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 looked at Audi, Lexus, no comparison when you factor in everything.

A great car

4.9
Sam on 03/09/2009

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 have been eyeing the G series ever since the first one came out. My 1998 Accord finally gave me fits, so it was a chance to hop into a G35. I had a great deal on the 2008 vs. a 2009 so I decided to pull the trigger. I love the interior, and the color scheme. The Premium package is a must. I like the G35S but at $2200 more, I decided to go without. I love the way it looks, and the manu-shifting is great. Not as instantaneous as a 6MT, but I rarely race, if ever. All in all, would definitely do it again. Didn't care much for the navigation (already have an awesome $200 Garmin) and the CF slot. With an iPod and an MP3 CD player, who needs CF?

Excellent Ride... Fun to Drive!!

5
OnebadTKE on 03/09/2009

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 been looking at the usual culprits in this class of vehicle for about 2 1/2 months now -- BMW, Lexus and Infiniti (both M35 and G35). I LOVED the G35 from the time I sat down until the time I left the dealership last! To get the MOST enjoyment from the car, I definitely recommend the Sport option for the added bonus of the seat upgrade! Granted the different sized tires may be a problem for some, but I have had to buy sport tires on my last 2 vehicles so am used to the cost! Regardless of some of the other "complaints" on the car, the gas mileage is a non-issue...unless you are coming from a Honda Civic or Mini- Cooper! 20 MPG city/25-28 MGH HWY is great for a PERFORMANCE SEDAN

Seems to be better with age

4
paulo6 on 01/25/2009

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

Just hit 4K miles and got the 1st oil change. I got the Sport package. The car seems to now loosen up a bit, giving it a higher FUN-TO-DRIVE. My 2006 6MT was more fun to drive, but this 09 xS edition is slowly catching up

Strong Player

4.9
Go Irish on 01/25/2009

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

Leased the 08 G35 Journey with Premium Package, liquid platinum is the perfect color for this vehicle. My decision was between the '09 Acura TL and the G35. There was no comparison between these two vehicles when evaluating features, and performance for the money. The G offered 306 hp, smart key, upgraded leather seats.

Couldn't be happier

4.8
lovemyG on 01/13/2009

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 admit I'm biased, I wanted the G since I saw the first photos of the 2007 model. I waited out the lease on my previous vehicle, then searched for more than a month to find a 6spd Sport. I live in upstate NY and took delivery in late November at the start of snow season; after nearly 2 months, I have no regrets about buying RWD. A set of Blizzaks all around, plus VDC and a light touch on the throttle and clutch, and I haven't had a problem at all. The G is everything I wanted; stylish, sophisticated, RWD, 6MT, with all the tech gadgets I could ask for. A friend rode in it and commented "Nice, but not a BMW or Audi." Which is exactly why I bought it.

Fun - Great Value - Nav Needs Work

4.6
MSP G35X-S on 01/10/2009

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

I looked hard at BMW, Audi and Infiniti when I was looking for a new car. Each had similar driving characteristics, but I ended up with the G35 because of the value of the content for the price. Living in Minnesota, the AWD feature was important, and the addition of the Premium, Navigation and Sport packages the price just couldn't be beat. Great linear acceleration with the right sounds. Sticky in the corners with the granny system on, but easy hang the rear out when you turn it off. Beautiful looks outside, nice inside. AWD is great in the winter with the all-seasons. The nav system is restricted from most functions when the car is in motion thanks to the lawyers - really annoying.

08 G35x

4.9
smitty1515 on 12/24/2008

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 am writing this review after ~6 months of driving. I love the car and did a bunch of shopping prior to my purchase. I live in MN so an AWD or FWD vehicle was a must. I test drove the following vehicles prior to my choice of the g35x. Honda Accord Coupe, Nissan Maxima, Lexus IS250 awd, Lexus ES350, and Nissan Altima. The G35 was a combination of all the vehicles and really offers the power and luxury which could not be surpassed by any of the aforementioned vehicles. I drive in Minneapolis rush hour daily and the snow mode comes in quite handy when the weather takes a turn for the worst. I constantly try to lose control in this vehicle on secluded country roads and it's almost impossible.

A Pleasure to Drive

4.9
Rob on 12/20/2008

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 car is for people who love to drive. Acceleration is fantastic. Handling and braking are smooth. Very tight turning radius for a car this size. Road noise is a little more prevalent than in competitor's models, but not bad overall. You can feel the transmission shifts a bit. This car has a lot of power for a 5-speed. Likely corrected with the 7-speed in the '09. For me, the MPG has been trending at 17 over the first two months of ownership. I'm a little on the aggressive side, but previous cars haven't penalized me as much as this one does.

Defective G35S

3.8
peter on 12/20/2008

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

This G35S with summer tires would not survive in a snow storm. I'm battling with Nissan with a suspension, steering or tracking problem as this car is way too sensitive to road crown compared to every car I've driven, it drives straight in the right lane but would crash into the woods next to the left lane as soon as the hands are off the steering wheel, after alignment done on it 3 times, Nissan is refusing to acknowledge this quality defect while all 3 of their loaner cars I've driven drove without this problem, I would trade it in for an AWD especially living in the NE, a RWD just won't cut it in snow. It's worse than a Maxima SE, don't waste your money

Great First Car

4.8
Me on 12/17/2008

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

I am 16 years old and I received this as my first car. I got the black on black with navigation and all those nice amenities. This is for sure an amazing car. I only have around 2,500 miles on it. It's a quick and cool car. I have one of the nicest cars and campus and its definitely a head turner for other teenagers. In the 4 months I have had it, it has been good to me, besides a few unfortunate scratches. Not a single dent when I got hit in the parking lot. Quality.

Family Sport Sedan

4.8
BSmith on 12/15/2008

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 excellent choice for anyone wanting a performance sedan that's usable in daily life. The performance is stunning, but it seats four comfortably and has a reasonable trunk. The suspension is more sporty than luxury. Selectable comfort/sport suspension settings would be nice. Overall, this is one of the best cars you can get on a "normal" budget.

I like it better than my BMW

4.8
Karl on 12/06/2008

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

Hadn't planned on buying the G35 - always lusted after it, though. I bought an 06 325i. Frustrated, dumped it in 08, too many trips to the shop! Looked at the Maxima (never a fan, but liked the new look in 09) LOVED it, but couldn't pay $37K--more than the G. Drove the G, power kicks the 325. Who needs this sort of power? The brakes, lovely, the growl, exhilarating and no tranny lag when punched. Smooth, sure footed (though not as much on mountain roads as the BMW) and quiet. The drive train hump encroaches into the foot-well so front passenger's left leg/foot tilts at an odd angle. Front doors close solidly, rear doors sound tinny.

Plenty of Bang for the Buck

4.9
2nd Car on 12/03/2008

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

If you get this car I highly recommend the Premium Package. It includes the completely integrated iPod hookup (Lexus does not), a sunroof, upgraded stereo, and more comfortable seats with the seat assist feature. My first car was a Camry so the 306 hp performance is a definite upgrade. I love being able to pass and merge at will. MPG has been 20 mpg so far vs 30+ with my 4 cyl Camry. This is not a full size car so if you are going to have frequent backseat guests you might consider something larger. A few of my friends have BMWs but they were very impressed with the look and performance of this car. For the money I don't think it can be beat.

Great Purchase

4.9
R.S. on 12/01/2008

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

Purchased our vehicle last week, the wife and I absolutely love it! It is very responsive, and has a nice smooth ride. The acceleration is outstanding, as well as all the bells and whistles. Love the voice recognition, blue tooth, and navigation. It is a bit annoying that you cannot input directions on the nav while on the move, but we'll get over it. If you are in the market to purchase a car, I recommend you take a look at this car. There is not a vehicle out there that has the features that the G35 comes with at such an affordable price. Awesome job Infiniti!

G35X

5
JRC on 11/27/2008

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 wanted a vehicle with reasonable performance, all wheel drive, navigation and adaptive or intelligent cruise control. After factoring in reasonable price, (Edmunds Incentives and Rebates section saved me thousands) the list became a toss up between the EX35 or the G35X. I chose the G35X as it has been on Car and Drivers 10 best list. Great car. Infiniti offers more technology and performance for the price than any other make. My dealer experience has been very pleasant also.



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