2007 Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan – Test drive and new car review – 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan

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The new G35 is, to my eye, a styling

Infiniti took familiar from the first-generation G35 sedan. as the L-shaped taillights (link to photo), and applied them to a sinewy shape with sports-car lines: A long that flows and bulges the fenders and a short trunk blends almost seamlessly the rear window. The old G35 was luxury-car but the new one is sports-car ….

Improvements under the hood Nissan’s updated VQ-series Displacement is the same at 3.5 liters, but is up to 306. Other engine include a higher redline RPM vs 6,600), stronger structure, and to the variable valve timing

In addition to rear-wheel-drive, Infiniti now an all-wheel-drive version called the The all-wheel-drive system is notable not so for its technology but for having the mother of all ATTEAS E-TS, which for Advanced Total Traction System for All Electronic Torque (shouldn’t that be ATTEASFAETS?). Bet one will roll right off the reps’ tongues.

For my test, Infiniti supplied me a G35 Sport model, the only available with either a manual or a 5-speed automatic (my had the latter). Other versions of the G35 the G35 Base, G35 Journey, and aforementioned all of which are automatic-only.


In the Driver’s Seat: Form over function

Driving is comfortable but all those buttons are a bit at first

Photo #169; Gold

The Infiniti G35‘s displays the blend of sports-car and luxury-car class that company Nissan does so My test car had an all-black cabin with metal patterned to like rice paper very cool. The comfortable seats include a manually thigh bolster .

One feature I really liked is the steering column. The instrument moves with the wheel, so you have a clear view of the But I didn’t care for the elongated paddles. which are anchored to the column and don’t rotate steering wheel.

Turn the more than 70 degrees or so and you reach them. And while complaining, the cupholders are too wide and to secure a cup or bottle securely a major oversight in a car designed for driving.

My test car didn’t a navigation system, but it did have a LCD touchscreen to control climate and functions. I loathe these they distract attention the road. Fortunately most can be accomplished with redundant located elsewhere on the dash .

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The back doors are shaped for entry, but lack of headroom and toe make back seat on par with a compact car (actually, compacts are better). Theoretically one seat three across, but the of the seat and the big driveline tunnel the floor would make it uncomfortable. The trunk is tiny big fender intrusions. and there’s no seat, only a narrow for skis.

On the Road: Sports-car and lots of power – too much

The G35’s sports-car is its best attribute. The Sport I drove has lower-profile tires the other models, which no made the hard sports-car even firmer, though the did do an admirable job of taking the edge off the sharp bumps.

The handling of the G35 Sport encompasses car enthusiasts love about Corner fast enough and the end will slide a bit, the electronic stability control calls it VDC, for Vehicle Control) stepping in to keep the car getting too far sideways. In a way, the G35 is like playing a video It feels like you can do anything, but the step in before you can do any real to yourself or the car.

I wasn’t enough to turn off VDC, not a closed racetrack that had of run-off space. The G35 has a problem as power-on oversteer. With 270 of torque from its engine, the G35 is than willing to spin its wheels, and anything but the most prod of your accelerator coming out of a corner causes the to break loose and the car to fishtail

An over-zealous throttle foot almost positively lead to a if VDC wasn’t there to step in. the electronics are a boon in the rain; VDC off it’s almost impossible to away from a stop spinning the wheels when the is wet.

Journey’s End: the definitive four-door sports car

the old G35 turned up to 11 — that’s the new G in a

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