Pros The only luxury vehicle to have 360hp and achieve 32mph
Cons I have to figure out what to do with all them money I saved by NOT buying the Lexus Hybrid.
Summary Wow, I just realized how useless these "user" reviews are. I turn to CNET for customer reviews on products I'm not that familiar with and I read the user reviews like the bible. It turns out the "user" reviews on the Infiniti M hybrid aren't even written by people that have driven the car!
I happen to be extremely familiar with the M35 Hybrid and I'm glad to see that someone realizes the Infiniti M35h isn't a re-badged Nissan. None of the Infiniti's are. Second, the Infiniti Hybrid uses battery technology that was developed and produced by Nissan/Infiniti... Not Toyota, which is what everyone else uses. Third, the Infiniti lithium-Ion batteries use elements that can be returned to the earth someday with little to no impact. all other hybrids use nickel-metal hydride batteries that produce more toxic waste and pollution than normal vehicles do burning gas...
...And lastly, will some please get this right? All Infiniti's (including the M Hybrid) automatically transfers up to 1,000 contacts from your cell phone to the car (as long as you have a phone that was made in the last couple of years)... it's called the "Handset Phone book"
Pros This is not a car for the Prius crowd. It's for those who wants to have their cake and eat it too.
Cons None yet. I am still waiting for a test drive. From what I have seen, the trunk is smaller but very usuably shaped.
Summary This is not a car for the Prius crowd. It's for those who wants to have their cake and eat it too. Let's see.. a Lexus GS450H gets 22/25- that's pathetic for a hybrid. Maybe Lexus will do better on the next redesign but for now, the Infiniti M35h is the one to beat. I drive a 330HP M37 right now and it's plenty fast. With more horsepower and all that torque from the electric motor, this is going to be almost like the 420HP M56! The technology in my M37 is really easy to use. Cnet needs to spend a little more time on their reviews, the phone book copied all 342 of my contacts instantly. The car maintains two phone book. One copied from your phone and a second one labled "vehicle phone book."
Decent Gas Mileage
Cons Not sure would have to try the car out
Summary I hate reviewing things I havent personally used but I had to respond to the review above since this person obviously knows nothing about cars. Infinitis are not repackaged nissans, the nissan altima and maxima use the nissan d platform and are front wheel drive cars. Infinitis use the FM-L platform and are rear wheel drive/all wheel drive. An MKZ is in fact a repackaged fusion that uses a platform designed by Mazda. The lincoln MKZ only produces 191 hp from a 4 cylinder and gets 41/36 while this infiniti produces 360 hp from a 6 cylinder and gets 27/32. Personally I would like the car that goes faster and doesnt use front wheel drive. Unfortunately the only American made luxury car worth purchasing is the cadillac CTS/CTS-V and possibly the new Chrysler 300 but since they are mostly owned by Fiat not really sure if you can call that American.
Pros You cannot tell any change between the battery and gas....this is so different from the Camry I rented for a week on business.
Cons None that I have found after one month.
Summary I bought this car because it is fast and very nice looking. Infinity is very different from a Nissan. Infinity is taking market share from Lexus and deservingly so. The interior is extremely nice and they used expensive materials. The exterior styling is awesome and beefy looking. This car is a bargain compared to other hybrids that don't nearly get the milage results. This is the kind of car you will keep for 8 years or more because it is cheap to operate and fun to drive.
Pros Great gas milage and even better power.
Cons None found.
Summary Drove one today, 3/30/2011, not what I was expecting in a hybrid. No way to notice the changes from battery to gas and back unless you're watching the gauges. Smooth gentel accelerations on cithy roads and awesome power for merging onto the busiest highway. Four, larger, guys in the car and drove and handled like noone was in the car. Handling was great on the curvy back roads. I could go on and on about how great the car is. DRIVE ONE at the first chance you get, you'll love it!Drove one today, 3/30/2011, not what I was expecting in a hybrid. No way to notice the changes from battery to gas and back unless you're watching the gauges. Smooth gentel accelerations on cithy roads and awesome power for merging onto the busiest highway. Four, larger, guys in the car and drove and handled like noone was in the car. Handling was great on the curvy back roads. I could go on and on about how great the car is. DRIVE ONE at the first chance you get, you'll love it! Dad, Mom, the kids will love driving this car, EVEN GRANDMA!
Updated on Apr 1, 2011
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