Premium Package, Technology Package, Auto Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, BOSE Sound System
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 117K Miles, Blue/Tan
Premium Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, BOSE Sound System, Front Seat Heaters, Sunroof(s)
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 61K Miles, Gray/Black
Lots of power when you want it, but also very refined. And that distinctive exhaust sound! Before this one I had a 2009 G37 Journey. That was a very nice car, but when it was totalled in a rear end collision, I found a 2008 G35XS. It has a slightly smaller engine, the older 3.5L one, so about 20 less HP, but wow - the sport tuning and all wheel drive make a big difference in the way it feels and behaves on the road. In wet asphalt conditions, the RWD of my G37 would spin the back wheels often on acceleration. With AWD (the X in the name), you can practically floor it in almost any weather condition and take off like a shot from a cannon. The Sport (S) also makes it a more firm and agile feeling ride. Love this car!
This is my first dabble into the luxury car market, as well as with Infiniti, and I have to admit that I'm very impressed with my G35S sport sedan. While not quite on par with some of the Mercedes or BMW's that my friends own, when you look at the level or performance and luxury you get, for the relatively low price you pay, it's a no brainer. The responsiveness of the G35 engine is amazing! Power, power, power! And it handles like it's on rails. Absolutely NO play in the steering (which took some getting used to), and no body lean what-so-ever when taking a curve at a spirited pace. On the down side, that great handling suspension when attacking the road aggressively can prove to be a bit on the stiff side when just crusing around town. Nothing too over the top, but small bumps are definitely noticed. The interior is very comfortable, and fit & finish is excellent. Again, not quite the Mercedes or BMW luxury touches, but extremely well crafted. The front seats are more sport than luxury, but they are fully adjustable to include lumbar adjustments, and can be tailored to fit each person's preference. I'm 6'2" and have no problems fitting in the car, but anyone much taller than that might have head room issues. There also is a bit of road noise in the interior, and I'd like the cabin to be a bit quieter, but it's definitely not a deal breaker. Like most other G35 owners, my biggest complaint is the fuel consumption. If this car got about 5-7 more MPG it would be awesome. All in all, I am very satisfied with my G35S Sedan and would (and have) recommend it to my friends.
The 2003 G35 is a great car. I bought the 6 speed manual and it is absolutely flawless. The clutch will take some getting used to but it is easy to learn. The car comes with more than enough horsepower (260hp) although I would have waited and got the 298hp that was offered on later year models. The car rides comfortably even with the sport suspension which I think is a must. The leather is soft and plush and all interior aspects of the vehicle make people go ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Trust me I get a lot of compliments on the car. There are only 2 complaints that I have about the car. One of them being that the car will lose tractions very easy in rain and snow if you are taking turns. It will stick like glue on dry pavement but one wet pavement be careful because it will come out from under you...but thats just all the horsepower at your feet. The other complaint that I have is the Infiniti G35 is supposed to be a luxury sports car...why is there plastic on the bottom portion of the car. If you buy a 2003 or 2004 I would recommend getting one with the appearance package which replaces the plastic trim with an actual "body kit". Other than that the car is great, looks sleek and is no doubt the best bang for your buck luxury model you can get. Its been 4 years and it has been in the shop 0 times. You must test drive one for yourself.