Interior controls could be challenging to learn how to operate and there was the added use of inferior construction materials. Nonetheless, after 364 days with us, final testing showed the car was quicker, both to 60 and in the quarter-mile blast—by 0. The drive wheels loose synchronization and essentially stops working on even small inclines. Still, it left such a lasting impression that we decided to keep the new G on G3 for a while. Definitely not the ride I got used too!!.
The instructions simply state to spray on the product and wipe it off—but you have to come up with a clean, dry cloth, and the maker recommends microfiber, which is inexpensive. This is due to the car's rear-wheel drive configuration. Hit a van at the drivers side backwheel area. When I drive normal I go through 4th gear easily. Overall, it's a great sport sedan.
The outlined problems with the transmission worked out to be the one drawback of this car. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. One of these requirements specifies the vertical gradient values for headlamps. If this is considered normal operation, would not all Infiniti vehicles exhibit this? I think it might be grinding coffee. Its large trunk and commodious rear seats meant that staffers with families could take it on weekend jaunts and trips out of town. I do not know if this was a maintenance problem unique to this loaner or if this is a defect in the algorithm being used to control the transmission and drive train. After speaking with the service manager, john, I was told that he called Infiniti technical support who stated that the problem is considered normal operation.
Infiniti technical service bulletins report that one issue with the G35's transmission is its transmission control module. Some highway legs saw fuel economy soar to 28 mpg; around town, a figure in the high teens was the norm. It gets excellent reviews on Amazon and likely is as good as Deoxit. After 12 months, 24 days, and 23,681 miles, how did our Sport stack up? This G offers a near-perfect blend of ride, handling, practicality, and comfort. The dealership addressed the problem at 50,000 miles, but it has since returned. A few editors were adamant that the labor of six gears was not worth the payoff, particularly while wading through lurch-and-stop urban traffic.
The G35 coupe has also bee cited for its lack of headroom, which was actually several inches less than that offered in the G35 sedan. Alas, no, but it's darn close-as serious a contender as there is in the market. If gear selections are not corresponding with the transmission's actions, the fault is likely with a transmission-range switch. Our notes never failed to mention the G35 Sport's tricky throttle response. In 2003, we named the first-generation Motor Trend's Car of the Year.
I drove a manual I30 and it drove like a dream. Several drivers had the same terrible experience. Unscrupulous mechanics will often suggest a more expensive repair, such as a rebuild, when adding some transmission fluid will fix your G35. While offered with an optional sport-tuned suspension, many G35 owners have had problems controlling the G35's ample power in winter conditions. Some small changes were made to the G35 coupe for the 2005 model year, but otherwise it remained largely unchanged over its five year production run. The six-speed manual transmission available on later G35 coupe models was considered clunky and difficult to use. Finding the switch is a bit tougher.
We stuck with the last, which works out to the minimum required under the warranty. Reduced visibility increases the risk of your vehicle being involved in a crash. That takeup is so on-off—going from disengaged to engaged amounts to maybe half an inch of total pedal travel—drivers were consistently stalling the vehicle. This means that the headlamp aim may be difficult to adjust. A few months ago I started to have intermittent problems going from 1st to 2nd.
I hope that you will conduct test to determine if this is a serious problem, because not only does it cause a safety hazard with steering due to the pulling unevenly I will lead to motorist being stranded under conditions where there is snow on the highway. For example, the CodeScout detected overheated intake air, a misfire in the second cylinder of a four-banger, and something called an evaporative emissions warning. Another common problem with the G35 coupe is its handling. The last item most likely involved one of us failing to tighten a gas cap adequately after a fill-up. I have never liked the way the G35 clutch works.
If you have automatic transmission problems in your G35, ie: it hesitates when shifting gears or seems sluggish shifting from one gear to the next 1st to 2nd gear, 2nd to 3rd gear, 3rd to 4th gear, etc. The rpms in the car would remain low and the tires would hardly move. Nearly 200,000 vehicles were recalled in 2005 for replacement of fuel filler hoses that were found to be cracking. This is where lack of refinement can be celebrated. But that was not the case. I have since taken it to another shop and they don't agree with Infiniti findings and corporate has still not sent me anything in writing or any pictures of their findings.