Muscular appearance. Refined luxury interior. Luxury features. Awesome road performance. I have not driven the M35 (the V6 model), but I can tell you that the M45 (V8) owns the road. Coming from a Ford Explorer V8, I was not happy with everyone passing me on the expressway. With the M45 I can perform maneuvers that were impossible in my Explorer. I can out maneuver most cars on the road. The interior is also a lot more roomy than the G series. Can be affordable if found used, but pricey if bought new.
The interior features are very well thought out with little details that I am still discovering. For example, when you have the climate control blowing on high and you need to use the voice recognition, the car knows to lower the fan speed to reduce the cabin noise. Very cool. Cabin tech is top notch with execellent Bluetooth phone integration and seemless iPod integration. Everything shows on the nav display and it all feels very well designed to work together.
Plus, walking into an Infiniti dealer service department makes you feel like you are in a really nice hotel lobby or airline executive club, complete with plasma TVs, couches, and work cubicles and small offices. Not to mention made-to-order omlettes and sandwiches and complimentary beverages.
My ownly complaint so far is that the rear door wood panels came unglued shortly after purchase. Apparently this is a known issue and I am still waiting for the parts to come in so I can get it addressed.
Highly recommended vehicle if you want the ultimate in sporty luxury.
2008 Infiniti M45Derrick B - San Antonio, TX12/24/2016