Stylish, Lots of Power, and the AWESOME exhaust sound
Memory for one touch automatic power side window on passenger side went at 20K.
Spoiler light went at 22K.
New bolts for rear axle at 25K.
Replacement of front brake pads as they were separating.
Luckily all of the above were covered under warranty.
I've had my 2004 G35 Coupe for 7 months now and have so far enjoyed this beauty of a car. There's plenty of power under the hood and the exhaust emits a great tone (It's actually one of the best things about the car).
The car is a real eye catcher on the roadway with its sleek styling which has much similar lines to the 911.
I've had a few problems, but all were taken care of by the dealer. Even the brakes are covered under warranty for 3 yrs or 60kms.
The car is a ton of fun to drive and handles great with the 18 inch Michelin Pilot Sports gripping the road. With the traction control off, the car will slide out sideways with no effort at all... I never get tired of putting this car to its limits. The power is seamless and just seems to keep on going. If you drop your foot to the floor, the car will keep accelerating and accelerating. I have had it up to 220km/hr (approx 135mph) and I'm sure it will keep going!!
Unfortunately all the power translates to awful gas mileage. I get less than 500kms (300 miles) in a particularly large gas tank that requires it to be stocked with premium gas. I will admit that I do have a bit of a lead foot, but that is what this car yearns for.
As with most sports coupes, the backseat is fairly small and the trunk is almost non-existent, but the rear seat does fold down which makes some extra space.
I'm not sure if I would get another one as they are rather inpractical as a 4 season vehicle in Canada combined with the lack of backseat/trunk, and lousy gas mileage. However, you are only young once where you have total control over your purchases and thus, I thought why not!! With a good set of winter tires ($1500) combined with the traction control, winter driving is relatively painless up to this point.
Although a G35 coupe will prove not to be a repeat purchase, I will most likely stick with Nissan/Infiniti for my next car purchase in another 18 months or so.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th December, 2005