• Jun 22nd 2006 at 10:58AM
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We were all wowed by the Infiniti G35 coupe and sedan concepts that made the auto show circuit rounds this year, and it appears that the sedan at least will reach showrooms as a faithful reproduction of those auto show darlings. We also get a peak on the inside where a new dash with a deeply inset nav screen and iDrive-like controller are featured prominently. A forest of trees gave their lives to slather the dash and center console in unpolished bark (aluminum trim is also available) and we think those are the solid magnesium paddle shifters Nissan told us about in New York behind the small but beefy steering wheel. A six-speed manual is also available, which will give the G a leg up on the Lexus IS350 that's only available with a six-speed automatic. Expect the G35's 3.5L V6 to be producing well over 300 horsepower when the car goes on sale this November.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Infinity cannot figure out what to do with their front end, to have a unique corporate look. This car in the picture is not distinctive, with last-gen LS300 Saturn headlights, and a Ford-ish grill. I really think they need help, but it's typical of a Japanese car company to not have a strong creative identity, since the culture doesn't promote standing out and being individual. The new Acuras suffer the same. These are great car companies, and so unidentifiable. All that great engineering in such bland packages.
      I saw the back of the new Lexus LS and swore it was a last-gen Merceded S-Class until I pulled right up to the bumper.
      The Cadillac marque is so exceptional in its look. BMW breaks ground, though a little quirkily in its bustle back, which I personally like, but see the objections of others. At least these companies pushed the envelope and gave us recognizable, outstanding designs.
      Let's go Infinity, drop this lack of styling trend! Give us something that is all your own. The ad for their cars, with the paintbrush swiping an arc horizontally, turning into a car roofline, just doesn't translate when you see their boring cars in person. Like Chevy's re-styled Impala, classy simple but leaves no lasting impression nor shows any passion for creativity.
      • 9 Years Ago
      oooo....a lime green Versa!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The G35 and RX8 are both great cars, but quite different. RX8 cannot be beat in handling by anything else with a rear seat. G35 handles well for a sedan, and is fun-to-drive, but feels like what it is, a great sedan. A car cannot truly feel like a sports car without a sports car's driving position.

      G35 of course kills the RX8 in the power department. It will be significantly more expensive once the dealing's done.

      My site can be used to compare prices of the RX8 and current G35. I'd expect the price on the new car to be one to two grand higher, and little or no discounts at intro.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Man, everyone's been ripping on the Model-T for years. With engines, and seats, and wheels.. wtf mate? /sarcasm

      I'm not shocked that a car looks like another car. Besides that, I don't see much in common between the G35 and the L-Series, not every car out there is a complete rip-off of another. Get a grip, it's just not possible to make a vehicle that can sell that takes NO inspiration from something else.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does this new 2007 infiniti g35 have a information centre trip computer? similar to that of the acura TL...the 2007 acura TL somewhat is comparable to the 2007 g35.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Has there been an announced release date? All I have heard is late this year.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Lithous" what are you smoking?

      You are comparing a G35 to a Saturn. A Saturn. You couldnt even compare it to a Cadillac, much less a freaking Saturn.

      In the entire Nissan/Infiniti line up this car comes in second only to the new M class. I haven't been a Nissan/Infiniti fan and I think all that will change with this new G35.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I might have to hold out on buying an RX8 after seeing this thing.
      • 9 Years Ago
      A set of brakes and rotors in a year??? A set of pads, maybe, but no way rotors as well.

      I have 51K on my 2004 G35 Sedan and have not yet reached the wear limit on the the pads. But the pads are a high-performance, soft compound and if you stomp the brake at every stop, you will experience higher wear.

      As for the 07, it looks amazing! I think it will do even better in the market than the current version.
      • 9 Years Ago
      He's a salesman out of Chicago so he does a lot of stop and go driving, and driving in general. (110k on his 03 G35)

      He says his dealer will never 'turn' a rotor and he goes through one set of pads (front or rear), along with the rotors) every year.

      He said both Infiniti dealers he's gone to over the years, claim that the rotors are not made to be turned on these cars. Not being a car guy, he doesn't know whether or not to claim BS.
      • 9 Years Ago
      CHECK OUT MY NEXT VEHICLE in all-wheel drive form. This is what the Lexus IS should have been in many ways.....especially size! Size matters in this category and after driving an Altima last weekend, I have come to the realization that Nissan is able to build a reasonably-sized (drivers) car that a 6ft man can be comfortable in and yet its not so big that it won't handle well. I am sure this 'G' is going to hit the mark and force Lexus back to the drawing board. What is Lexus thinking building that IS with such a ridiculous dimensions.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just put my deposit down on the all-wheel drive version. The dealer had one in the back so I got to check it out and sit inside, check out the systems, etc. Couldn't drive it, but should be like the '06 with even more oomph.

      The Sport version front seats are too narrow for my thighs--the bolsters make it too tight a fit, but the non-Sport version should be fine. The interior is very much like the M's, nice leather, same basic config on the instrument stack, same Nav system (yes it has trip computer, tire pressure display, the works. You can get the rear-view video camera, real-time XM traffic, etc. Basically it's a scaled down M with a big honking engine.
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