I recently looked at the G35 Sports Coupe. What beautiful car. I'm seriously thinking of getting this car. The only hesitation I have concerns driving in the snow. Would you have any reviews on how this car handles in the snow? I really love this car. Thanks.
Could someone comment on how their transmissions shift? I drove some Nissan before and they tend to be very smooth, almost don't have much mechanical feel, but hard to find gears sometimes. How's the G35 shifting? Pedal height and weight?
Your problem with the gas gauge is not an accident. The automaker adjusts the gauge with the "V" shape of the gas tank, and also adjusts for the irresponsibility of its drivers, to run the tank as low as possible before refueling. Great idea!
I have a 6-speed coupe (I just traded my 6spd sedan) in Montreal Canadian weather... had 10cm dumped last night and I was zipping past SUV's with OEM tires - thanks to the VDC. You have to be a complete idiot to make this car go out of control... not much idiots driving this type of car anyways. The gearbox gives a racing mechanical feel.. the way it should be - very inspiring.
I bought my g35 in 2003, and it is the best coupe I have ever had. I had a Porshe, a Corvette, and an Acura Integra, but this is the best. Mine is silver, but I think I am going to trade it in for an Athens blue coupe.
The car is not good in snow. The VSD tends to keep the car from completely losing it, resulting in a 180°, but that same VSD won't let the rear wheels spin. I got stuck on a hill and had to back down and find an alternate route. Even after turning VSD off, and trying to get a running start, the car will not allow you to spin the rear wheels to assist in gaining the hill. The ignition cuts out, and I hear a zzzzzz sound from the rear - like something is slipping. After a few minutes of this, I began to smell something funny.
Don't plan to drive this car in the snow!!!
Get snow tires for your G35! It's a world of difference in the snow. Before I had all season tires and I was fish tailing everywhere. After getting snow tires.. no fish tailing.. I drove the Chicago local streets this past winter in a snow storm with no problem. I am not worried about snow this year with my G...