Pros INCREDIBLE sound system, powerful engine, smooth shifting automatic, Drive Sport shift mode, paddle shifters, sport suspension, much improved interior, sporty seats, great gas mileage, auto-on headlamps, standard fog lamps, smart key, BEAUTIFUL CAR!
Cons It doesn't have wings...which are sometimes needed to fly over the traffic that gets in your way. Seriously, though, it's very difficult to find fault with this vehicle!!
Summary This car is AWESOME! Compared to a BMW 335i, which costs $10,000-$20,000 more (depending on the options), this car wins hands down, in my book. The BMW handles only very slightly better (it takes a professional driver to be able to tell the difference), but in just about every other category, this car beats the BMW. This car is faster, the interior is nicer, the electronic controls are much more intuitive, the car is more reliable, and the sound system blows the BMW stereo away!
Also, I don't know why people are complaining about the gas mileage on this car. I drive mine fairly hard, about 60 miles per day in Dallas, TX traffic (half highway driving and half city street diving) and I am averaging right at 20 MPG. The G35 is a rear wheel drive sports car that has a 306HP engine, runs sub 14 second quarter miles, and does 0-60 in barely over 5 seconds. This is NOT a TOYOTA PRIUS, so what do you expect? I think that 20 miles per gallon is pretty good mileage for a car producing this much power!
The G35 is a beautiful automobile, and the interior is MUCH improved and much quieter when compared to the 2006 and older models. I have the G35S sedan, with a 5 speed automatic transmission. As stated earlier, the G35 has a 306 HP V6
engine, which provides amazing acceleration. And, the sport tuned suspension helps provide amazing handling. The 5 speed automatic transmission provides very smooth shifting in standard mode, and very sporty shifting in DS mode (DS = Drive Sport). And, the paddle shifters give you even more control, by allowing you to manually shift the transmission. And, for me, best of all, the sound system is absolutely incredible (as I said in the summary, this car "rocks")!
The sport package provides a stiffer (but not too stiff) sport tuned suspension, 18" wheels with performance low profile tires, limited slip differential, larger, upgraded 13" front & rear disc brakes, paddle shifters on the steering wheel, sportier, 8 way adjustable, wrap around, bucket seats with thigh extenders (I'm 6'3", and the thigh extender makes a huge difference in comfort for me), aluminum pedals, sport stitched leather steering wheel, and a more aggressive looking front end.
And, finally, once you get over how awesome this car accelerates, brakes, and handles, and you turn on the stereo system, you are, again, blown away! This sound system is AWESOME! There is a function called "Driver's Audio Stage", which tunes all of the speakers so that the driver is in the CENTER of the sound. It is awesome! The base response is so accurate, tight, and responsive. Throughout the entire audio spectrum, the sound is flawless. If I close my eyes (with the car parked, of course), I could swear that I'm in the studio with the band. It is truly amazing!
I highly recommend this vehicle!! Comfort, luxury, amazing performance, amazing sound system, amazing reliability...this car has it all!
Pros POI will find 100 resturaunts. info page will let you know what is up in a road incident. or just scroll to the incident and push enter then push details..the info the experts needed was there they just didn't know how to reach it
Cons I wish it had the same VR systme that came with it originally it had more choices
Pros This car is too fun to drive
Cons Couldn't be better
Pros 306 ponies, EFI, V-6...do the math. Solid and quiet
Cons Little disappointed with the Factory Navigation Package. My Garmin at 1/4 the cost is easier to use and more accurate.
Summary 2008 G35XS With the Nav, Sport, and Premium Options, this is my second "G" car. I got the fever after buying a 6MT coupe a few summers ago. Just got back from a 400 mile road trip. Didn't feel beat up or overly tired afterwards. On poorly/worn pavement you have to DRIVE the car. It will wander a bit searching for grooves in the road. Thanks to very tight steering, that's to be expected. Very quiet at "other than posted speeds" here in the desert southwest where you can let her breath a bit. Managed 25.6 mpg as advertised is the system display, so I can't really complain about mileage. Paddle shifters are a major plus when passing traffic on 2-lane highways. I'm beginning to believe that the Nav system is purely software based rather than GPS (dynamically) adjusted as you drive. It does track and locate your position accurately, but doesn't seem to accurately compensate for driving speed changes. It doesn't seem to recognize going faster means arriving sooner.......with little or no change to your ETA. Regardless of whether I changed the settings for the driving speed to AUTO or set it manually, I still couldn't figure out why a 60 mile leg at 60 MPH took 71+ minutes to drive, according to this system. I got to where I needed to be, I just couldn't rely on the ETA. Total time enroute was off by as much as 45 min. which is very unacceptable. Almost a geewhiz and pointless GPS, but still very useful to help find your way. My Garmin is by far more accurate and reliable. Yet this car is a total blast to drive and is a recommended buy as far as I'm concerned. Quick, responsive, quiet, and smooth as glass.
Pros Superb power and handling with slick styling at a price much lower than similar German products plus a better reliability record than German hardware.
Cons Really hard to find any but the storage area could be better.
Summary Try driving other similarly priced Japanese and German Sport Sedans and the choice to buy the G35 becomes obvious.