2002 INFINITI I35

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180,024 Miles
52,863
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 180024
Color: Other
Body Style: Other
Transmission: 4-speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.5L V6 255hp 246ft. lbs. 3.5L V
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: Unknown
Location: Fort Wayne, IN

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Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2001-2003 Nissan Maxima, 2002-2004 Pathfinder, 2002-2006 Sentra, 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4 and I35, 2003 FX35 and FX45, and 2001 I30 vehicles. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.


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Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 142 reviews

Dont buy this car

3
curtis on 08/12/2016

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

i bought my used car with 150,000 miles on it. it is now august, a year later with 22,000 more miles on it. I've had to buy a new alternator, my seat wouldnt move back and forth for about a month or two, my window is stuck - the battery went out the motor, my breaks went out on me, my motor mounts are failing, my ignition coil is bad, and i have a oil leak. the car drives nice when it wants to, but i dont recommend it to anyone for a first car. oh, i forgot to mention i had to buy a new battery as well...all within a year. dont buy nissan products. had i known this car was going to give me all this trouble, i would not have bought it and left it at the dealership.

Not worth it...

2
Vic on 12/13/2015

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

You will find these cars with a low price, too good to be true? Yup. I bought my 2002 I-35 in 2013 with 45,000 miles for $9,000. It was immaculate. I put a bunch of miles (40,000) and in 2 years it started to fall apart. Dealer gave me $2,000 because it had every recall issue and some. Motor mounts, seatbelt stick, power seat failure, o2 sensor, and when the pump failed, I said forget it. I drive 20,000 miles per year. I owed $7,000, so I lost $5,000 and vowed to never buy a Nissan product again.

Endearment

4
Paul on 07/31/2015

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

This is just my experience with this car. I bought the car with 128k, few cosmetic issues but over all seemed like a pretty nice ride. The second day after purchasing the car it would not start, had it towed to the dealer and they told me i needed to replace some battery harness cable, starter, alternator, and a few more items, honestly cant remember them all. After all that the car never went more than 2 weeks without the engine light coming on. Blew 2 ignition coils, catalytic converter, a few sensors. Car had many oil leaks. The car is very expensive to maintain with high miles. Spent roughly $2500 in repairs over the course of a year. But some how you manage to overlook all the faults the car had, because you love this car. Yes it broke down all the time and costs you a lot of money to maintain, but when you drive this car you feel like a million bucks, even with the paint fading, and the bumper falling off, the light smoke slipping out of the cracks of the hood, the duck tap covering the huge rips in the leather. It just all depends on whats important to you...

BEST ENGINES EVER

4.6
dtagani16 on 05/13/2015

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

To be honest i never liked infiniti before this car. It has opened my eyes to extreme reliability. I bought mine used with 140K on it dealer maintained with records. I have never been stuck with this car ever. Has it had minor issues yes but being a DYI guy i fixed most of it myself. The engine and tranny are great i am at 200K right now and have tried to beat the car up and still it goes strong. I would recommend this car to anyone as it is one of the most reliable engines out there. Infiniti will get more business from me in the future.

I will buy another Infinity

5
Janel Still on 02/24/2015

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 purchased my Infinity in December of 2001 - the car is a 2002 though. It is now 2015 and I'm still driving my Infinity. She has 229,000 miles on her and she still runs great! I still have the same engine and transmission in her. I will definitely buy another Infinity.

Be careful...

4
pontiacdude4 on 12/05/2014

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

I bought the 2002 I-35 in 2012 with 45k for $9k. It was pristine. In 2 years I put another 45k (I know, a lot). It fell apart. I traded it in for $2k and lost my shirt (almost $6k!). Problems were engine mounts, emissions, struts, power steering pump, etc. It's interesting because they are the only luxury cars under 80k going for <$5k and they look awesome, but I think there's a reason for the cheap price. It's a shame because the interior/exterior is nice, but it's basically a Maxima underneath and Nissan, well it's not a Toyo/Honda..

Unreliable and poor quality componets

2.6
ironpete0827 on 07/04/2014

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

As a person who worked in the automotive industry, I was always impressed with Nissans value for the money spent. When time came to purchase a vehicle for my wife I chose the 2002 Infiniti I-35 Sport. In the 12 years we've owned this vehicle I have put over $6000.00 in repairs in only 150,000 miles. Replaced rear brake calipers three times due to faulty design. Cam-shaft sensors twice, MAF sensor, numerous vacuum lines due to splitting, leather interior stitching came apart. Moonroof motor, and alternator.Car spent more time in shops then serving the family, and I now have sworn off Nissan , though I own a 72 datsun 240 and a 1991 300zx. Very poor choice of vehicle.

Outstanding Value and Performance

5
michael_po on 06/23/2014

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

Recently purchased a 2002 midnight blue Infiniti I35 from a private owner and am very pleased. The 3.5 Liter V-6's 255 HP engine is highly responsive, yet very quiet and smooth running. The soft tan leather interior, plush carpeting, and space age instrumentation, are immaculate. The A/C is ice cold. You would never know this vehicle has 92,000 miles on it. A true looker! I drove a 1998 INFINITI I30 for 197,000 miles until the timing chain went. Enjoyed that very reliable car too, but this vehicle is so much more roomier and comfortable. INFINITI definitely improved the model tenfold in introducing the I35. OUTSTANDING!

So-So....

3.5
pontiacdude4 on 04/07/2014

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

You will have issues with this car... I bought a 2002 with very low miles, 45k, for $8,900. Interior is awsme, it's fast, pretty comfortable. BUT.. engine mounts, seat jams, doors don't close well, turning radius, cruise control goes, and now the dreaded A/T light with transmission slip. Looked online, goods news, might not be AT, but sensors (was a recall). Either way, $$.

2002 Infiniti I35 4 door sedan brought April 2013

1.9
alicezhouses on 01/16/2014

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

Worse car I have ever owned. Unreliable and a piece of junk. $6900 paper weight. This car was purchased from a used car lot in the Atlanta - Stone Mountain GA area. The lot had good buyer reviews. Which was likely my mistake in purchasing a 2nd hand car. The car has had multiple electrical, gas, sun roof, heating and cooling problems. With 121,000 miles, I knew it wouldn't be perfect. We had to buy motor mounts, due to a vibration in the car, the car has stalled out numerous times and been towed 3 times in the last 6 months, which included smoke coming from the engine 3 times. Window problems, and more. Have spent $1500 for repairs on top of the $5400 price of the car.

Great car for the money

4.6
npn888 on 12/06/2013

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

I bought a 2002 I35 with 157k miles. I have been driving it for a few months now. Im happy with car except for minor issues. The one I got is the sports base model and its kind low for me and turning raduis is worst than my G500 SUV. Im surprised with the acceleration and steering is very tight. Braking is also very good. For a 11 year old car with 157k thats awesome. Mileage is around 24 to 28 mpg. Bose system is the best part of the car. Its like listening to a high end system at home. Like any other car just make sure you get one that is well taken care of with no accidents etc.

Wonderful car but gasaholic!

4.6
romeol99 on 03/07/2011

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

I bought this car in 2007 with 57K miles on it. I love this car. Very responsive and the quality of this car is awesome. I've only had 2 repairs with this car, radiator and steering fluid replacement. Mind you, it's best if you immediately repair any issues before it gets worse because it can get pricey. I engine lights comes on from time to time. I believe its because of the amount of oil in the engine. Once I add oil to lights come off. Who knows! Once I felt my radiator was going bad I fixed it pronto. Trust me you will save lots of money. Car has a very smooth ride and it has never failed me til this day. The biggest problem I have with this car is that its a gasaholic! Terrible

I35 review

5
Ron on 10/07/2010

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

This has been the best car I have ever purchased and I have had many. It gets better gas mileage than most 4 cylinder cars and has a very responsive 6. The front wheel drive is great for winter snows in the mountains. The fold down rear seat has come in handy many times for hauling material.

Amazing!

4.4
trish on 08/31/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Been driving this beauty since 2005, really only had few problems. Once the power steering fuel had to be replaced, another time some minor things.The only concern is that after 100K miles when you see these minor problems, they all add up very fast, for instance it took me $200 to replace the HID headlights. But let me tell you I have done three cross country trips in this car without a trace of discomfort! The leg space is amazing for both front and rear passengers. I haven't met anyone who is not impressed with its interiors. Drive feels very secure. Perfect family sedan! Can't imagine to part with it!

Can't believe the other reviews!

3.3
Maria on 08/05/2010

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

I leased this car in October 2001; for 4 years it was great except for the 2 or 3 recalls. Bought it in '05; 1 month later, it all started falling apart. It now has 99,000 miles on it and I have put so much money into it it's not even funny. Spark plugs, hoses costing $700, O2s, transmission, motor mounts (twice), struts, CD player doesn't work (55,000 miles ago), sun roof opens at will and now it decided not to close. It sounds like there's a window open in the car all the time. If you put too much base on the radio the rear view mirror shakes to the beat (WOW!); that happened from the beginning. Oil leaks. Not to mention all the dings and dents on the front/back doors! Wanna buy it?

Horrible money pit

2.6
allison on 08/02/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Purchased this car with 80,000 miles on it and odometer now reads 111,500. Since that time, check engine light came on, needed to replace radiator (it cracked), temperature gauge (it broke), left rear brake caliper (it seized). Suspension is the worst, pretty much intolerable. The engine has the most obnoxious clunking I have ever heard. Was recently told the muffler and catalytic converter will need to be replaced asap as these do not pass inspection. This car is a money pit when it comes to gas and repairs and the performance is disgraceful for the infiniti name. Will be purchasing a Honda/Acura and will never consider a Nissan/infiniti in the future.

Bangarang

5
bagregson on 06/22/2010

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

Nothing but the good stuff! This is an amazing car. Great Bose System, 6 Disc CD, Leather. I've had the car over 2 years and put ~30K on it. I drove to and around Disney World over 1000 miles on 3 fill ups. 36 MPG. The secret for this and every car is to drive 55 MPH everywhere you go. Spread the word this car is the real deal!

used i35

2.9
russ29 on 01/30/2010

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

I purchased this 2002 I35 when it was five yrs old with only 32000 miles on it. I have owned three other nissans always thought they were great cars but not his one. After two years the exhaust system broke, heater motor sounds like the bearings are bad, check engine lite was on until I tapped on the sensor and the Bose sound system blows. Can't wait to sell it.

One of the best used car values - ever!

4.4
RK on 12/22/2009

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

I have owned about 30 cars, old and new, from sport cars to luxury cars to family haulers, and my used I35 has impressed me more than anything I've ever owned. It is the perfect blend of sport, luxury and utility. Build quality is so good the car still looks and drives like new, even with 120,000 miles on the clock. This is one car I could own forever, since it has the best of everything, and actually could last forever!

Overall decent

4.5
jess_m on 11/24/2009

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

I purchased this 2002 infiniti in nov of 2008 used with only one previous owner and 90,000 miles on it. Overall it's been a great car with a few fun luxury perks to it. The gas mileage isn't bad for a V6 engine and for how quick it is. I've had to replace my 6 disc CD changer once (which was pricey) because I had a skipping CD inserted and it disabled my entire dashboard. Apparently it was a problem my repair guy said happens to this model of car...? I also had to replace my rear brakes. It's a fun car to drive, but the repairs are pricey- which is something I expected anyway with a luxury vehicle.

Overall happy with this car

4.1
Brian on 11/11/2009

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

I bought car in Nov 2001, now 110,000 miles; biggest problem was a radiator leak that I postponed fixing, which later caused major engine problems (huge expense). 3 engine mounts replaced. New radiator and radiator fan. New catalytic converter (there are 3). Note that it is better to just wait and see if engine light goes off after a while, because diagnostics have brought up a range of repair suggestion every time- from catalytic converters to oxygen sensors-(now light is off). Highway driving is smooth. Passenger side seat motor broke but is in good position. Gas mileage not bad. Overall happy with this car.

Go buy one, you won't regret it!

4.9
Justin on 07/07/2009

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

Best car I've ever driven. Infiniti doesn't hold its value like Lexus, Acura, etc... Why? Passing power all day long, sexy masculine looks, solid fit and finish! I have 229,000 miles on mine... bought it with 89,000 4 years ago... so I load 35k per year on her. This car will probably run forever!

Infiniti Fan

5
I-35 Fan on 07/03/2009

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

This is a terrific car. Bought it used 4 years ago and haven't had one speck of trouble. Highly recommend this vehicle to anyone.

Infiniti I35... what a good car to have.

4.9
ferdi1 on 06/13/2009

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

Hi everyone, I have been driving my Infiniti I35 for 6 months now. Today I decided that I have good enough knowledge about the car. So now I can write a good review supported with real facts. 1. Handling - The car handles very well and it is also very secure. In high speeds feels very stable and the stability control system works very good. 2. Power (255hp) - When I press the gas pedal the car accelerates very quickly. The engine is one of the 10 best engines ever made. It also goes to NISSAN 350Z, no need for more comments. 3. Interior quality and design - The seats are not the best I've seen but they are good enough. The interior is very nice and the sound is great.

Great Car

4.8
JOKER on 05/26/2009

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

This is a great car. I had this car for about 3 yrs now and I only had some minor problems considering that I have 130000 miles on it. Gas mileage is pretty good. With 255 hp it is extremely fast. Very well built and looks nice. Infiniti is a great car and I think they should make an I45, I know it's going to be a beast.

Nice car

4.5
Sina on 04/26/2009

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

I bought my I35 last year and I have put 25k on it so far. Other than the regular maintenance only other thing I did for it is the rad replacement. Overall I've had a good experience with it, other than the known problems such as turning radius and fuel efficiency, Infiniti has done a good job. Very spacious room front and back. Too much similarity in interior parts with Maxima and Altima, is this supposed to be a luxury sedan. Sound system really stinks!

Love it but it is getting old....

5
Susan on 03/10/2009

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

There is nothing bad to say about this beauty, but it is getting older. My 14 year old wants this car for herself when she turns 16. That says it all!! Unfortunately, Infiniti no longer makes the equivalent. Front wheel drive, comfortable larger sedan, but sporty, fold down seats, and good gas mileage...what happened to that concept? It makes me sad, as the M series does not have those things.

Old but very reliable

4.8
LovethisCar on 03/02/2009

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 always read consumer reviews before buying a car and now I feel obliged to return the favor. I own this car for past 6 yrs, now have 100k on it. Still no complaints. Car looks great, enough room for a 6 footer. Nice quality leather and Bose system is crisp. I get about 20-22 mpg for city/hwy which is not bad for a car this size that is also very fast. Quality build, never had to spend a dime on it except for regular maintenance. After passing 90k I sometimes see the check engine light, but it goes away after a couple of days. These cars cost a bit more initially, but pay for themselves in the long run. I plan to keep it for another 3-4 years.

One of the best cars out there!!

4.9
AJT123 on 01/18/2009

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 is my second 2002 Infiniti I35 (first one was totaled). I bought it for the engine, looks, and reliability. 114k miles and the only issue this car has ever had was a few broken motor mounts. I expect to drive this car literally until the wheels fall off, and I know that it will be a long, long time before that happens. This is a wonderful, superbly built car. Build quality and reliability are excellent. The I35 was probably the best car (durability and reliability wise) that Infiniti ever built. Think about it, take a Nissan Maxima (already legendary for reliability...how many old Maximas do you see on the road??) and ADD ONTO IT with Infiniti quality control and upgrades.

Infiniti Fan

5
Infiniti Fan on 01/18/2009

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

The I-35 is a terrific car. Bought it used and have owned for three years. Drives great and is extremely reliable. Highly recommend this vehicle for someone looking for a great used car!

Just a great car

4.9
sci35owner on 11/05/2008

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've had my I35 for 2 years now. Its my favorite car I've ever owned, and I normally trade in every couple of years. Engine is phenomenal, handling is great, interior has all the appointments of an entry level luxury sedan. I test drove several other cars including a G35 and this one was the best overall car. Normally I would be ready to trade in for a new car by now, but I love this car so much, I'll be hanging on to it for a while. Also a great used car for the money.

My favorite car, period

5
Infinity4Life on 08/05/2008

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

My I35 Sport is the 1st Infiniti I've ever owned, and I'm thoroughly impressed! I currently have over 160,000 miles on it, and so far, no problems other than the passenger side power seat motor needed replacing. Love all the options: heated steering wheel, mirrors, and all 4 seats, power rear window shade, full-size spare tire, sport suspension, standard 17" wheels, etc., has the most options for the $$$. Would buy another I35 if they were still being offered! Wonderful auto.

Hard to improve perfection

5
Matt on 06/21/2008

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

Infiniti makes a quality car. It's solid on the road, fun to drive, and you'd never guess the gas mileage would be so incredible. Fully loaded car is truly luxury on a whole new level - heated steering wheel keeps your fingers comfortable at all times.

My favorite car ever

5
huskersOmaha on 03/17/2008

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've had my I35 for almost 6 years now, and I still love it. I love the styling (pearl white w/gold trim). In the 6 years I've had it, the only repair was the light on the heated seat went out. It just runs and runs, my dependable "baby". Comfortable, fast, good gas mileage.

Well built luxury ride

4.8
Frank on 12/06/2007

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

I35 is an good deal if you want the performance of a G35 and room space of a luxury ride. I am glad that I bought it!!

Fast, fun, and RELIABLE!

4.6
frankwick on 05/24/2007

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

I already have over 121,000 miles on my black 2002. I give this car top ratings in terms of reliability. Two things have gone wrong with this car in its lifetime. 1. I had to replace my A/C clutch (found replacement on ebay). The clutch itself was working, but the plate got knocked off somehow. 2. My driver's seat doesn't move forward or backward any more. The motor still works, but the seat is stuck. Luckily it's stuck in the correct position, so I haven't had it fixed yet. The car is fast. Faster than it looks. It's very comfortable and easy to drive. The car strikes a nice balance between comfy and sporty. It's not a caddy and it's not a BMW M3.

My Car

5
Suzanne on 01/09/2007

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

I have been an Infinity owner for 13 years. I have always leased and am now purchasing my I35. My reason for selecting the Infinity I series was safety, reliability, easy maintenance with no problems, ever. On top of all that the car is beautiful inside and out. It's hard to beat for the money.

I Love This Car!

5
Murray on 01/01/2007

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

When I bought it it was 3 yrs old with 22,000 miles on it and in excellent shape. I bought Infiniti's Elite Protection Plan with zero deductible to cover the car when the basic warranty ran out in Nov. '05 and have been thoroughly pleased. Every issue that has come up has been covered under warranty at no additional cost to me and the dealership service experience has been top notch. The only reason I rated it a 9 for comfort is that I have the Sport Package which has a slightly stiffer ride than the non-sport version. But it is a blast to drive and very comfortable to ride in. The cabin is roomy and rear seat passengers are treated in luxury with heated rear seats and a power rear sunshade.

Infiniti I35 5-year review

5
ZED on 11/25/2006

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 have been very satisfied with my 2002 I35 performance, overall quality, and dealer service (free oil/filter change-life of ownership). Had one problem regarding the driver power seat motor-it failed but was replaced under the 5yr-50K warranty. The warranty expired in 9/2006 (only 29K miles on it now). Took in for 30K mile service-approx $800...OK. But my sunroof was stuck open & service said I needed a new motor & some "rail", estimate $2100! Not happy about that-calling service manager as I found online a motor and complete frame for approx $1000.

my infiniti 135

4.5
mishezee on 07/27/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this car, its the first car I've owned for quite some time. I find it to be very responsive, especially on the brakes. The car handles very well and picks up speed within a few seconds.

Love My I35!!

4.8
Lori on 12/24/2005

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

I absolutely Love the comfort and preformance of this car. I wasn't shocked at all that Infinity is made by Nissan! I have always owned Nissans for length of life and they give you good looks as well as all the fun gadgets! It's like they fill the car up with amenities as Standard and you feel like you got a good deal!

Unreliable

3.3
knoticalone on 11/29/2005

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

Thought it would be a reliable car but has been problems since I bought it. Only 34k and it smokes like crazy (dealer says this is normal) and has had transmission problems.

Fun Car

4.6
FullerIowa on 09/16/2005

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

I35 is an awesome machine. I was in the market for a car that could match style, comfort and performance of my 98 BMW 740IL but not force me to take out a 2nd mortgage to pay for it. Not until I found the I35 was there a comparison. It is roomy, fast, comfortable and stylish.

Best car I have ever owned

4.5
Driver Bill on 04/06/2005

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

Thrilled to be an Infinity owner. We bought it for reliability, the heated seats and steering wheel. The Bose sound system with lots of speakers makes driving a pleasure. We hope to keep this car for ten years or 150,000 miles whichever comes first.

great car

4.9
dadof7 on 03/08/2005

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

I have had the car just over 3 years. No problems whatsoever. Still fun to drive and I can zoom past most everyone when I need to (or want to). Comfortable, loaded with options, a fantastic car at a great price.

Good Car

4.1
Al Bentley on 02/19/2005

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

The vehicle has been very sound mechanically. Very comfortable and handles well on the road. Ride would be better with different tires- low profile tires have a rougher ride

Jully's I35

4.6
Jully on 10/23/2004

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

Like it alot, heated stearing wheel makes everyone jealous,in winter.Thankfully there is 4 heated seats.Spoiler really makes it look better.Subwoofer makes it a sound system.Excellent power, 45 to 65 a snap.Brake assist, Electronic stearing and throttle etc.,makes a very satisfying and thankfully reliable vehiecle.

What is the smell in this car

3.9
Digga on 09/08/2004

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

We have had this I35 gold pkg sport pkg since 02 Have had it back to the dealership at least five times. They have taken sun roof out three times, The sun shade off four times, they can not find where the smell come's from, it smells like mold but they think it has something to do with the glue from the interior roof The car drives great But we seem to go thru BRAKES

Rock solid

4.9
Rob Dahlager on 08/31/2004

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

Of all the cars I have owned, this is by far the rock of Gibralter of them all. Maintenance costs have been very low, comfort is unbelievable, durability is amazing. if I had a choice, I would never own another car.

Excellent car

4.6
hilfar on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable on long trips. Got the sport package in order to get the stability control. The ride is a little stiff but smooth and it handles great! I get 22-24 mpg in town, 30 mpg on highway. Trip computer is nice, but the mpg figure is about 3 mpg high compared to actual. The dealers have all been very courteous and give me loaner every time I take it in. If I have a problem, they diligently work to resolve it, with no question asked. It does have a wide turning radius, but I've gotten used to it and have no problems parking or turning.

Great car, will buy again!

5
rreid2774 on 05/13/2004

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

We have owned this car for 2 years now and have had absoloutely no problems. It is a fun car to drive and a great family car with a sporty feel. Would highly recommend! Just a note: Recommends midgrade fuel and while this costs more, we have noticed about 2-5 mpg difference vs. regular fuel.

Awesome!

4.6
Ron (clickman) on 04/29/2004

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

Kick-ass performance. This is a car for people who love to drive. If you want the softest ride or best gas mileage look elsewhere. Nerds who nit pick about the clock (real class) or other minor issues don't have a clue. This is for people who know & appreciate a true drivers car combined with luxury. All others need not apply, as you wouldn't appreciate it!

This car really moves!

4.8
Pauld on 04/10/2004

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

Excellent vehicle, lots of power, very very comfortable on long rides, I'm 6'2" and have no problem finding that great driving position. Classy looking vehicle. I'm averaging 24 mpg and always get 32+ mpg on the highway at 70+ mph. Try getting that out of a 4 banger! This is just a great cruiser. So good that I even bought a G35 for the ultimate fun!

High-Performance Bomb Disguised As Sedan

5
Mike in LA on 03/15/2004

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 bought this vehicle new and it has made 4 trips across country (California-Illinois). It's a dream out on the interstates and whips city traffic with neck-snapping acceleration and wonderful brakes. Better than expected fuel mileage for this large and luxurious a car. Tight as a drum and silent up over 100 mph. Conservative but elegant styling. It's an all-around winner and great value.

Outstanding Automobile- JL Review

4.9
James Lee on 02/25/2004

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

Stylish car, with great handling and feel. Helps me relax and actually enjoy my commute. Very quite ride, even at high speeds. I average 23.8 to 24.0 mpg and 11 1/2 to 12 hours of driving per tank.

Almost, but not quite

4.8
1nowino39 on 02/09/2004

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

Got this 1 y/o old car with only 5000 mi. Miss my '96 I-30. It had fewer bells and whistles and less power but a smoother ride and narrower turning circle. The '02 has been reliable and comfortable, but not exciting to drive. Trunk requires concentration to close. Mileage 20-22 in mixed city/hwy driving. Excellent accereration and braking. Overall handling very good. Excellent at avoidancce maneuvers. Only prob with '02 currently is a jerking at 40- 60 mph when foot is removed or placed on accelerator. Large interior, very comnfortable for my larger friends. Large trunk. Well made, quiet ride over smooth roads.

Infiniti in Kansas City

4
Karen827 on 02/07/2004

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

This is the second Infiniti I bought because I love the way it drives, the sharp appearance and it is very reliable. Every time I have to take it in for routine service the dealership knows me and treats me like a person, not a number. I love the way they wash your car when you take it in and if your car needs to remain at the dealer for a considerable time, they give you a rental car to drive. I would definately recommend this car to my friends and family.

Best bang for the buck!

4.8
Kfwa on 02/04/2004

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

Extreemly powerful, great looks, fun to drive. Nice option package. Looked at Lexus,Jag,BMW,Acura, nothing came close in bang for the buck.

Excellent ride, but...

4.8
jimmyr on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

I love this car. Got it in Phoenix with the winter package included (heated seats & steering wheel, etc.). Only to find myself back in NJ and laughing at how I'm glad those options are in.

A wonderful machine

5
critter on 12/20/2003

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! good pick up, good headlights, many toys, The winter package and side sills are the only way to go if you have winters ...wow. No other car comes close to this car in this price range.

Very not impressive

1.4
Hummm on 11/06/2003

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

This car hasn't impressive quality that Infiniti has been advertizing. I have driven for one year, and had so many problems with several rattles, wind noise, cocked steering wheel, out- of-round tires, bad compass,and even bad dealership services. We are thinking about selling this mess off.

joe moe review

4.4
joe meo on 10/24/2003

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

its is a very classy well bulit vechical

Good solid sedan w/ good power

4.5
pbowles on 09/16/2003

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

Great car at a fair value. It is what it is... a luxurious Nissan Maxima. Comfortable inside, with many luxuries coming standard. Options are minimalized (but they didn't skimp either), which makes for an easy buying decision. Car is very peppy, & quick, but feels luxurious at the same time.

Infinity Review

4.5
Rick Hagar on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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 is a great car, handles well, is sharp, and luxurious.

NICE CAR

4.5
r.guinto on 07/31/2003

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

I love this car. It zips right along with the power of a bigger car.

Great Value

4.6
Tririck on 07/09/2003

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

Got a grat deal on a 2002 model Infiniti's web site will tell you where the 2002s are. My dealership still has three in inventory. Only differences between 2002 and 2003 models are woodgrain around shifter and ashtry, and the satellite radio option.

Best Priced High Performance/Luxory Car

4.8
Joe L on 07/04/2003

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 just love this car. From NYC I've driven it to Cleveland (RR Hall of Fame) and Myrtle Beach. Long drives with nothing but enjoyment because of the I35. You can not get a better high performance/luxury car for the money. Lexus ES300 is overpriced and underpowered. Acura TL Type S just doesn't have the same luxurious interior look or feel.

2-yr summary

4.1
Retiree on 06/19/2003

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

I love the way it looks but don't like taking it on long road trips. Too noisy and uncomfortable seats.

1st word that comes to my mind - awesome

4.6
Lev on 06/18/2003

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

For everything what I35 offers and what it costs, I35 is the best deal on the market.

great car

4.6
smh on 05/09/2003

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

Great car for the money. Slightly noisier than a Lexus, but quite acceptable. Dealership provides excellent service. Car shifts smoothly, and plenty of power at high speeds. I recommend the car to others.

Love my new car!

4.8
yankeebelle on 04/09/2003

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 searched Acura,Lexus,Lincoln,Audi, and Volvo and was disappointed. Only this car had all the "toys" I was looking for and enough luxury to smooth out New England roads without losing the feel of the road. I have driven up icy hills with no problem, the heated seats are loved by all my passengers, and I want to drive all the time ! It rides well, very solid feel. Lots of spunky horses under the hood takes some getting used to, but I LOVE DRIVING THIS CAR !!

Great Car!

4.5
David V. on 03/25/2003

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

This is my third Infiniti and hopefully will not be my last. Having driven it for 16,000 miles I enjoy it as much today as the first day I drove it home. Yes, the turning radius is larger than I would like, but everything else from the great sound system, comfortable seats, to the spoiler and chrome wheels make it very special. The engine is very smooth and powerful which is a marked improvement over the I30 which I had last. I don't think dollar for dollar that you can get a better car. The color makes a huge difference in styling appeal. Mine is black which makes much more of a statement and looks richer.

Impressions of my first luxury sedan

3.6
Ilyavich on 02/11/2003

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

The engine performance (i.e.: acceleration, shift points, noise, etc.) is excellent. Due to a wide turning radius & some lean on tight curves, it dosen't handle as well as my former Accord. Highway ride is smooth & road noise is low. Except for the hard to find gear shift position indicator, controls & gauges are well laid out & the interior is comfortable. Some of the interior fittings are low quality. All doors are hard to close. The Bose stereo & 6-disc CD changer provide an excellent entertainment system. Fuel consumption is only fair for a 6 cylinder.

My favorite car in our fleet.

4.9
slday55 on 02/03/2003

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 a joy to drive. Very comfortable, very responsive. Fuel economy is OK, and the suggestion to use premium fuel is one to be heeded, so its a little more expensive to operate, but you get what you pay for.

Great Car

4.9
tom75 on 01/26/2003

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 choose the I35 after considering the Lexus ES300, the Lincoln LS, and the Accura TL. I have not been disappointed. The power is unsurpassed for a four door family sedan. The sound system is also top notch

Value in class

4.6
nowino on 01/24/2003

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

Second "I" car. Still have '96 I-30 w/76,000 mi and minimal repairs, but lots of fun and good mileage (29-30 mpg on hwy.) New I-35 bought over Lexus ES 300 because of power. Traded '93 Lexus ES 300. Both dealers excellent. This car has everything I want and need. Two relatively minor complaints. Wide turning circle, 2.5 ft wider than Lexus LS 430. And less than supple ride, harsh at times even with standard 17 inch wheels??? Can live with these and probably will for 75-100,000 miles.

My I35 LuvIt

4.8
Iluvmynissan on 01/19/2003

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 love my Infiniti I had a fully loaded 98 Maxima after it was stolen I got the I35. Yes they still look like the Maxima inside with a few more features. Yes the turning could be tighter but the car is still great. The ride is great for long distances. Dealership is great they go above and beyond. Even when its there fault. While looking at other cars like the Acura TL, Lexus ES300, Jaguar which was too small. None could change my mind. I did sway on the TL for the auto stick but the color choices for the TL were boring.

great car,great price

5
jat on 01/12/2003

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 great fun to drive, and is loaded with many options standard. The acceleration is class leading, and I would reccomend this car to anyone.

Mixed emotions

3.8
BZ in Beloit on 12/30/2002

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

This car is a love-hate. I love the engine performance.Under throttle the torque steer is unbelievable. The engine is smooth as silk up to the redline. Transmission shifts nicely. The seats are uncomfortable for long trips. The stereo is excellent. The heated steering wheel is too hot, even through gloves. The heated seats are nice in the cold. The gas mileage is pitiful. Don't believe the trip computer because it lies. The instrumentation sucks, well positioned but inaccurate. My speedometer is 7% inaccurate and no one will fix it. The climate control works very well. Overall I like the car in the city but on long trips I wish I had a Q45.

Happy, Happy

4.8
SloppyDrunk on 12/06/2002

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

Considered Acura TL, VW Passat and Volvo S60. Would have preferred a smaller car but loved the ride, features and "look and feel" not to mention reputation for reliability (#1). Navigating in small spaces is no fun but driving on the open road is a blast. Time spent commuting is fun with this thing. Love the sound system. Aside from the big size and gas mileage it is the perfect car for me.

most bang for the buck

5
bigred on 11/26/2002

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

Like most of you, I'm a car freak. I researched & drove the usual suspects (BMW, Audi, Acura, VW, Lexus, Saab) heavily. BMW & Audi isn't worth the price. Saab scares me being run by GM. That left me with TL-S & I35. TL- S is slightly better, but I35 makes an offer you simply can't refuse. I look forward to 10 years of worry-free ownership. Bottom line: most car for your money, hands down.

Very Happy!!

4.6
Chul1ss1mo on 11/11/2002

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the car for one month and am very happy! Love the way the car rides. Only defect is the wide turning radius. I find myself having to frequently back up when entering parking spaces.

Warning! Watch out fot the seats.

3.8
mirekm on 11/06/2002

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

The front seats look good, but not ergonomically correct. There is not enough support in the lower thigh, and there is no adjustment to extend the length of the seat. Even with the lumbar support, there is not enough support in the lower back, which result in back pain, discomfort and frustration. My commute to work is only about half an hour, but after a few minutes of driving I can’t wait to get out of this car because of discomfort.

good value but needs serious improvement

3.4
rodiva on 10/17/2002

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

Powerful engine but ok steering and handling. The center console is cheap material and poor design. speakers are misplaced and out of balance. bad quality midrange sound. The rear sunshade is good, but supporting bars look werid when stretched. the bars need to be shortened in length so it will be a straight line when stretched. this car elsewhere has better features: massager on every seat, reclining rear bench seat (like the G35), speed projection onto front winshield at night (like Nissan 240sx), Auto tilt down right side mirror when in reverse (like the old Q). same price

What I35 did you people buy?

2.1
RobR on 10/02/2002

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

I have not had a good experience with my I35 over 10000 miles and 5 months. Despite repeated trips to my dealer, the thing pulls to the left so hard that my left forearm is swollen by the time I get to work. This thing rides as harsh as a lawnmower, drinks gas like a water buffalo and the dash looks like a Mattel toy. My wife has a 98 I30 with over 50000 miles on it and we are always fighting over who gets to take HER car. Pass on this car and drive straight to your Lexus dealer.

It is great

5
Texanese on 09/27/2002

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 just bouth I35 last week..It is great, my wife loves it. It is strong eng., cool air, nice dash board and excelent Bose system.

Made the right decision

5
on 09/18/2002

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 many months of research, I've just purchased a new I35. I feel that this car provides the best value in its class. You feel good while driving it.

One of the best value in near luxury

4.9
lovemy35 on 09/17/2002

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

Wow... I just purchased my car recently at Austin Infiniti for $26,385 +ttl with sunroof package, truck mat & mud guards (w/200 miles). I can't believe got this car for the of a V6 Camry. The sales staff at this dealer was 1st class!!! I am very happy with my purchase. Pricing this car (w/ ~ 200-500 miles) at other dealerships (Dallas/Houston), I was quoted for >$28,500. Ck out their websit... I just wanted to share this deal with you all who are in the market for an I35.

Satisfied

4.6
Leabo on 09/14/2002

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

I am very satisfied with my recent purchase. The ride is smooth and the comfort level is high. I compared the Infiniti to the Lexus ES300 and Acura TL/S-Type. The Lexus was way over priced. Acura and Infiniti were similarly priced, but Infiniti's warranty is superior and loaner car program will be handy. There is plenty of power, both starting and passing... the car looks classy and can fly.

The Obvious Choice

5
tech pooh-bah on 09/13/2002

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

We have had the car for 5 months(6500 miles) and everything is perfect with the vehicle- fit and finish, drivetrain. Love the performance, confortable seats for long distance driving. This car is clearly the obvious choice in the entry luxury sedan segment. Others test drove/considered: Acura TL Type S (smaller interior-head room), BMW 330i (hyper-expensive compact car), Lexus ES- 300(more expensive, weak engine).

Great Value!

4.9
dangen on 09/05/2002

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 for a month and love everything about it. The style and what you get for the money cannot be beat by any other make. Great power, handling, and comfort.

One on the best cars out

4.9
jenisera on 09/01/2002

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 amazing and it is very fun to drive. I just purchased this car yesterday. I have been going every where with this fun to drive and luxurious car.

Best Car For The Price

5
Joe L on 08/23/2002

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 looked at the comparable Lexus, BMW, and Acura. All great cars, but compared to the I35 they were overpriced and underpowered (except the Acura). It came down to the Acura 3.2 TL Type S and the I35. I chose the I35 for the better interior design, folding rear seats and outstanding Infiniti service.

My Infinity

4.4
Al Stall on 08/15/2002

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

Despite a couple of negatives, the car was delivered in first class condition, has tremendous power and is a delight to drive. I got what I would expect from a car of this class. .

great value

4.5
dws on 08/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Beautifully built, Very comfortable, Quiet smooth powerful drive train, Good value when compared with Lexus ES300, and Acure TL, After driving it 12,000 miles I feel I made a good choice.

Great Car

4.9
james_r1 on 07/29/2002

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

THeres not much to say except what a great car. I am very pleased with the purchase of this vehicle and would recommend it to anyone!

VERY UNRELIABLE

2.9
Arnold siegel on 07/26/2002

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

I have had problems with the car since I purchased it. It's been recalled twice. The car stall's when I'm driving or stopping, it bucks when driving at high speeds then feels like it's going to stall out on me. My wife will not drive the car anymore because she is afraid. The infiniti has been in and out of many service centers and they cannot find the problem.

Drives Great

5
firefly99 on 07/25/2002

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 my Infiniti I-35 since October. I could not have made a better choice. I looked at other cars in the same class and this was by far the best choice. The car drives great and it is the first new car I have had without buyers remorse.

What a Drive!

4.8
bmagnino on 07/17/2002

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

When I was looking for a replacement for my leased Lexus, I drove the ES300, Altima and the new Cadilac CTS. Then I drove the Infinit G35 and I35. While the G35 was so much fun, the interior console design crowded by 6'6" husband. The I35 design worked well and the wood touches were more beautiful than the G35 which is more hi- tech design. This was my first Infiniti and I find the value and comfort of this car far surpasses all competition.

Good Overall

4.8
Mur on 07/08/2002

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First "luxury" car I've owned and I've been satisfied so far. Taken two long trips (Ohio to S. Florida) with no problems except an annoying click when pressure is applied to the accelerator pedal. Checked w/dealer and it's supposedly happening in all I35's. (Throttle switch?!) Overall, it's a wonderful car that I'd recommend to any 1st time luxury car buyer.

Love My I35

5
CaptainTK on 07/05/2002

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 my first Infiniti. Extremely happy with my purchase and I think it's one of the best values on the road. We were previously looking at Mercedes, BMW & Lexus but when I compared the value of the Infiniti my wife and I were sold immediately. We were treated very well by Brian Clifft at Infiniti of Orlando/

Value Plusss

4.6
WestPlamBeach on 07/02/2002

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 shopped Acura, Lexus,Mercedes,and Infiniti. The Lexus ES300 has to few horses and to high a price for a dressed up Camry. The Mercedes C is too small. The Acura TL is a worthy competitor. But, in the final analysis, I chose the I35 for the overall package of comfort, quality, price, and performance. I haven't been disappointed. I now have 10,000 millws on the odometer, and feel I made a good decision

My best investment

5
Kris in SF on 07/01/2002

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

Sure, everyone talks about BMW. But if you seriously doing research about a car, you won't regret a bit by at least test drive the Infiniti. Either the G35 or I35 will erase the $6000 more BMW out of your head. I got the I35 for more space and luxury . It has everything I've ever wanted inside, plus I got the navigation system too. The BOSE sound system KICK ass big time!!. Seat is very comfy, interior details are awesome. This car is 95% made in Japan unlike the Acura TL which made in US (really in Mexico) and still has the same turning signals control as my old 1990 honda civic. What's up with that?? Almost got the Acura, but didn't like the exterior and the details inside.

I35 burgerbits

4
burgerbits on 06/28/2002

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

I am enjoying the car and like the car overall for it's quality, performance and features, but the ride is harsh over bumps and you feel road grain.

Not a fancy Maxima

4.8
spencerz on 06/21/2002

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

Just picked up my I35 and love it! I also looked at Lexus ES300, BMW 5 series and Volvo S80--the I35 is definitely the best value, and 5-10K less than the others I tried. I had several Maximas before this, and have always enjoyed them, but needed a change. I've heard the term "it's a fancy Maxima", but it is not. The I35 is more in the luxury class, while Maxima is sporty--both extremely reliable!

A consistent good deal...

4.6
Rich in CA on 06/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

This is my 3rd Infiniti "I" series car...which says... I really like this car. It's comfortable, stylish, and has many good features (such as the speakers, CD player, home security, etc.). I never worry about reliability, I never lift the hood and service is great (Saturday service and a loaner). This year I shopped particularly hard and long... looking at the comparables...and, still feel I got the best deal.

Best Value

5
Bob C. on 06/07/2002

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 looking at the Mercedes C240, Lexus ES300, and Acura 3.2TL S, we finally looked at the Infiniti I35 and G35. Our goal was to find a nice sedan to replace our Honda Odyssey. We were so impressed with the I35 that we bought the one in the showroom. It had more space than than the G35, and had more bang for the buck than the other cars that we had looked at. Although I thought we would buy a C240, I am not unhappy that we did not. For $8,000 less we got more room and horsepower. While the G35 is more of a sports sedan (watch out BMWand Audi), the I35 is a luxury sedan - which is what we were after. I cound not be happier.

Infiniti I35

5
golfer7 on 06/06/2002

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

a strong and smooth 255hp V6 engine, good handling, good quality and price, lots of standard equipments, nice and luxurious interior, Infiniti name and service.

Awesome Car

5
DAVEH on 06/05/2002

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 this car purchase for nearly a year before picking the I35. I looked at the Camry, Audi A4, Acura TL, VW Passat and found the I35 to be the best value of the group. I commute nearly 3 hours a day in my car so I wanted something that was very comfortable (I am 6'3" -250 lbs) and reliable at a great value. After riding in a friend's I30, I became seriously interested based on the smooth ride, great leg/head room and all the standard amentities that are options in other models considered.

Great Car

5
HankL on 05/30/2002

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

Car rides like a dream. The heated front and rear seats are a great feature.The pickup is great and there was nothing wrong with the car.

New Car Bliss or Grief

4.5
newohI35 on 05/22/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I love the features of the car. I have had a few problems with the bridgestone tires and the alignment being out. These problems showed up as pulling and excessive chatter in the front end while driving.

Very Happy with I35

4.9
Brian D on 05/19/2002

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. The key word is value. It costs thousands more to obtain equivalent comfort, performance, and quality in other models. I cannot believe how responsive the gas pedal is. The ride is very smooth and quiet, yet you're always aware of the horsepower. Some wonder if it's a glorified Maxima. Like others, I found that it's poorer Nissan cousin would have been nearly as expensive given my desired configuration. I was sold after considering the nicer interior, the higher manufacturing standards, the superb stereo, thicker window glass, and the Infinity warranty and roadside assistance program.

2002 I35

5
Don Crist on 05/13/2002

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

Have had no problems at all. The car is very quick and also comfortable. Gas mileage is good for the size of the engine. Great features for the money.

Fun car, Great price

5
NewOwner on 05/09/2002

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 looked at a Lexus, Mercedes, Acura and this by far offered the best value for price, fun, and reliability.

Can't Go Wrong

4.8
Bill1 on 05/04/2002

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

Excellent choice for entry-level luxury. I got 31 mpg on highway which was better than expected, about 23 around town. Handling and feel is great and the engine is fantastic! Get the sport package if you can. It's worth the price.

Yeah baby!

4.9
Purrfect on 05/01/2002

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

For the money, nothing beats the I35!!!!

More Than a Maxima

4.8
mikesimmons on 05/01/2002

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

Some will say that the I35 is just a Maxima with different sheet metal. To that I say, the Maxima is a great car! Unfortunately, the Maxima's styling is odd and it is difficult to configure one the way I want it without having to accept options which I do not want, such as the moon roof and heated seats. The handeling is a blend of sport and comfort. I do not drive like the people of Car and Driver so, the more extreme characteristics of a car are not too important to me. The I beam suspension, for example, is fine with the driving I do; I won't be entering a cross country rally. The car delivers the same economy with regular gas at reduced performance.

I35

4.8
RILEYCHARLES on 04/30/2002

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

THE CAR RIDES BEAUTIFULLY. HAS GREAT PICK-UP, A LITTLE TOO POWERFUL FOR FRONT WHEEL DRIVE. ENGINE EXTREMELY QUIET. OVERALL, A GREAT DRIVING EXPERIENCE FOR A NEAR LUXURY AUTO. GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY.

a sound choice

4.3
jgore on 04/27/2002

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

build quality is excellent. Close the doors you will see. Turning radius is wide. We have the sport package the ride is stiff (still ok). Engine is super strong. Gas mileage is very good. I was told to expect 26mpg but got 31.5 on a long trip (highway miles on cruise no a/c on). We get mid twenties in town. We got the chrome wheels. They draw many positive comments and will turn heads. We had the wood package installed. It was better than the standard dash look. We went to the auto show and looked at everything. We liked the Lexus, Mercedes and Lincoln, but for the money the I is tops

The best

5
Blues3131 on 04/19/2002

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 was looking for a car that would satisfy my heavy foot as well as my need for luxury.I am no longer looking! The I35 is the best car for the money on the market.The build quality is superb.I was looking at everything and kept getting drawn back to this car.The Mercedes I was looking at would have been 8 grand more for the same features!Not to mention the size difference!The Acura TL felt cheap, and had too much torque steer.The ES300 (less HP) was also too expensive for the features it offers.Every comparison points to this car!The only thing this car doesn't have is a telescoping steering wheel.Big Whoop!

Great car

4.8
I-driver on 04/16/2002

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

Very comfortable. 6'3" and 280 lbs makes it hard to find cars where I don't feel cramped. Well equipped. Great value.

Second Infiniti I30/35

5
pmclane on 04/14/2002

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

A reliable, upscale, sporty car with enough luxury to satisfy most enthusiasts.

prefer it to my lexus 400

4.9
zadt991 on 04/13/2002

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 been driving a Lexus 400 for the past 3 years....super quiet and comfortable. Prefer the I 35 for superior road handling and interior layout. Comes equipped with all possible upgrades as standard including excellent leather seats,best possible headlights,6cd player in the dash etc. etc. Best quality value I have ever driven. My prior autos were 91 Lexus 95 Volvo Turbo and 99 Lexus 400.

Great car, great value

4.9
adpin on 04/10/2002

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 the 2002 Acura 3.2TL-S and the 2002 Lexus ES300 before settling on the 2002 I35. I bought the silver/graphite with the cold weather package and sunroof/sunshade. Out the door, I paid $31,077 including tax & tags. The ES300 was $5K more for similar equipment and not the performance specs. The TL-S was nice, but the interior was not as spacious nor as nice as the Infiniti. The car is solid, quiet, and comfortable. A bit of road noise sneaks in, but it has large, low profile tires connecting you to the road. Best balance of performance and luxury I could find.

I35

4.8
tbrymer2 on 04/05/2002

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

So far the vehicle is great. Everything I ever wanted in a car, except for the turning radius. Smooth, quiet, powerfull, confortable, and looks great.

Redefined Luxury

5
Susane on 03/27/2002

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 new I35 was the best investment I have made. I drive over 20,000 miles a year and I needed a car that would make it fun while safe. The 255 hp engine makes it feel like I'm driving a sports car, but the styling and comfort remind you that it's a luxury vehicle. The Bose sound system is amazing.

great car

5
STANLEY COHEN on 03/24/2002

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 have the car about one week.Had a 300m before.this is faster,much quieter,much smoother ride.good looks,bose radio is great,has all the gizmos that you would expect from a luxury car. this is my first japanese car,it rides as well as my spouses lexus for 7-10000 less.

i35b

4.9
hfhfgh on 03/22/2002

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

amazing as can be

Great Deal

5
Nicki on 03/21/2002

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 my I35 for 6 weeks and it is exactly what I expected. Previously drove a Maxima and wanted the same reliability, comfort and acceleration in a different package. I test drove an Acura 3.2 and Lexus ES300--the Acura was like driving a Honda and the Lexus was too pricey. I got the sunroof package and cold weather package for $29,000. Great value.

ho-hum

2.5
s1117 on 03/21/2002

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

Good value compared to the rest in its class. Needs more refinement.

Outstandiing value

4.9
mworsham on 03/19/2002

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

Outstanding value. You won't find a better match of luxury and performance in this price range. Throw in the Infiniti Total Ownership Experience, and you have a winner!

Five Months with an I35

4.9
SDI35Owner on 03/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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 car provides great value for the money. I test drove quite a few competitors: Lexus ES300 - weird interior, Camry-type feel, weak engine; Acura TL - cramped but well designed interior, sleek look, decent power, but car dealers insist on MSRP, sometimes asking higher prices for certain in-demand colors/options, which I find unethical; Audi A4 - excellent interior, but the smallest of those tested, nice power, very ugly rear end, easily the most expensive car tested, great engine. After working through these cars, I kept coming back to the I35 for it's combination of power, luxury, and value.

Great choice for 30-40k!

4.9
cbiddle on 03/13/2002

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 a C320 but it cost too much for what you get. The next one was a 3.2 TL which was a decent car and quicker, but looked like a polished Honda. So I went for the I35 w/ more conservative styling, larger size and mid-range price. (1% over invoice) I got every option. I wasn't sure about the chrome wheels (too flashy?) but I get alot of compliments. In short, great car, good deal, great service from dealer (had some options put on the car.) 9 out of 10.

Infiniti Under-rated

4.3
John Freudenreich on 03/12/2002

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

I recently tested: Saab 9.3SE Lincoln LS Infiniti I35 Volvo S60 Straight up preference: Volvo, Infiniti, Lincoln, Saab. Purchased Infinity-Better value for the money. Lot of included items others state as options

I35 is wonderful value

4.9
A17 on 03/12/2002

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

Having compared the I35 to Lexus ES300, Audi A4, Volvo S60, Acura 3.2TL, Saab 9-3, VW Passat and VW Jetta, I came to the conclusion that the I35 gave me the mix of comfort and handling for which I was looking. It was also by far the best value for the price. Comparing out the door price for similarly equipped cars, the I35 was thousands less. I also appreciated the dealer. I've been driving the car now for about a month. Build quality is the best I have ever seen. No complaints at all.

Great Car

5
bhavesh on 03/07/2002

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 best car for the money! I looked at all the competition but did ot find any thing close to this fabulous car!

Love it...

4.9
KO on 03/04/2002

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 my I35...I am very pleased with what I got for the price. Acceleration is great, and has good comfort.

Great Car...Great Deal

4.9
kd on 03/03/2002

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 my I35! You get a lot of bang for your buck. Excellent acceleration, and smooth ride! If you are looking for a car in the I35's class, you must drive this one!

Love the Car

4.8
Kent on 03/02/2002

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 really love my I35. I traded in an I30 for the bigger I35 engine and I'm glad I did. The automatic transmission is very smooth and efficient. When I need power, the 255 hp. engine kicks in nicely. The only item that would make it more fun to drive would be a manual shift stick. The price difference between a loaded I35 & a loaded Maxima was about $2K. I think the interior & exterior refinements as well as few extra luxury items make it worth the difference.

great luxury car for smart shoppers

4.8
slum on 03/01/2002

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

wonderful car for the name, price, and performance. this car is overlooked and ignored due to poor marketing and small budget. for smart shoppers who actually do their homework and compare options and prices, this car is a winner.--isn't it always true that great bargins are never publicized?

Arizona I35

4.9
Mr Coburn on 02/28/2002

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 wife and I decided to purchase the I35 based on very detailed car market elimination. The Acura TL-S type has inferior interior build quality especially the leather seats, and the exterior lacks style. The Lexus I-300 is too small and cramped! Good build quality but about $3000.00 more than a loaded I35. The I35 has the best warranty and bang for your dollar!! We got a loaded one with window tint and auto rear sun screen and in dash 6 CD changer. For $30,000.00 out the door.

I35 is a deal

5
RobFinFLL on 02/14/2002

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

Had my I35 for 3 weeks. Its a great car. Excellent combination of luxury, performance and value, with roomy interior and big trunk. Best part is price. Its loaded at $30k. Cars like the Volvo S60, Audi A6, Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES300, look good in ads at $399 leases, etc., but when you add the options to these cars needed to match the I35, the I35 wins by several grand.


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