2004 Infiniti G35 Reviews

2004 Infiniti G35 5AT 3.0 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles
Previous carCadillac Allante

Summary:

Zippy, and easy on the eyes

Faults:

TPMS was buggy as we drove off. They stated it may just need a little air, but it never truly went away. Haven't been bugged enough to replace the sensors.

Gas gauge didn't display properly after having it for a couple months. Found some manuals online, and a mechanic friend and I opened up the fuel sensors and swabbed them with a Q-tip. (It has 2 fuel level sensors BTW). This fixed the issue for free (minus time).

Driver's side window stopped working; bought a new unit online for $140, and fixed it with a friend.

Also bought winter tires, since I'm in the North.

Paint scratches/chips fairly easy.

Last oil change, they said they saw evidence that the block may be leaking oil around the gasket.

General Comments:

Very speedy! Sporty looking.

I really enjoy taking this car and driving it around. It gets decent gas mileage at the low 20 MPGs. Premium fuel is a bummer.

It isn't the most comfortable thing ever, but the seats do hug you.

Bose stereo is awesome, puts out some good bass.

Haven't had anything terrible go wrong with it in 2 years of ownership; very thankful for that.

I also get compliments on my 8 year old car, as if it were a new model car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2011

2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe 3.5L V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles

Summary:

Fun to drive, fun to look at

Faults:

Exterior paint chips easily.

Rear-view mirror rattles.

When fueling, the gas tank design sometimes causes the pump to click off before the tank is full.

General Comments:

Compared to a G35 coupe, most other cars out there are: A.) ugly, and B.) slow. Driving one of these will make you wonder how so many people can put up with their beigemobiles.

Although the engine is listed at 280hp, it's got great torque, and seems like a lot more when you put your foot down. It revs very smoothly and delivers good power at all RPMs. The automatic transmission generally shifts at the correct times; there's a tiptronic-style system if you want to shift yourself, but I rarely find myself using it.

The handling is responsive. Steering is precise and communicative. My only complaint is that sometimes the stability control will kick in long before you approach the car's handling limits - I've gotten it to activate by taking a long, sweeping curve on a highway ramp at 60mph.

The exterior styling is top-notch. The lines are simple, clean, and elegant (much more so than the current G37, in my opinion), and the profile is beautiful. The LED taillights are distinctive and very cool looking.

The interior is clean and functional, but not especially luxurious. Most of the materials seem to be Nissan-grade: there's lots of silver-painted plastic and textured rubber. However, the seats are very comfortable. Getting into the backseat is difficult for anyone adult-sized, but once you're back there there's generally enough room.

So far, my G35 has been reliable, but still fairly expensive to own. I haven't had to fix anything outside of the standard maintenance. Fueling a G35 is almost SUV-expensive: it requires premium gas and only gets 16-20 MPG under normal driving. You can also expect to buy tires relatively often. The negative camber increases tire wear, and the tires are staggered so you can't rotate them.

All in all, I highly recommend the G35 coupe if you're looking for a stylish car that's a blast to drive. After owning one for a year and a half, getting in and driving to work in the morning still puts a smile on my face.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2011

2004 Infiniti G35 6MT 3.5 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carNissan 2 X 4 Truck

Summary:

Great car!

Faults:

Uses oil.

Seems to go through tires quickly. That might be because it encourages aggressive driving.

General Comments:

I love the car.

I would buy it again.

Very fast.

Handles great.

Decent gas mileage -- for a sports car.

Nice interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2010

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 14 reviews