I bought my 2007 Infiniti G-35 Coupe, with nav system, rear active
steer, 19 " wheels in March/April 2007. I now have 7,000 miles on it. The
car is extremely fun to drive. You cannot be unhappy with this car. It is
fun, fun, fun, and more fun.
The tire wear seems to be normal. I have
Bridgestone tires. I believe the high wear complaints people have had are a
result of driving habits. In addition, low profile tires are meant to wear
out much faster. i fi get 16,000 miles out of my tires, I would be very
happy. Also, I believe that leaving the VDC ON, helps to wear down the
tires. Leaving the VDC ON can make the car sluggish when moving from a dead
stop. It makes the car grip the road with incredible force. I drive for the
most part with the VDC OFF, except on rainy days or slippery roads. I have
had no need to use the VDC often since the car adjusts itself pretty well on
high speeds at tight turns.
Because my car has a rear-active steer, it handles excellently well,
especially when going through tight turns at high speeds. Because of this
rear active steer, the need for the VDC to be ON, appears meaningless.
Keeping the VDC OFF saves my tire from excess wear. I think the traction
control, VDC, and rear active steer on this car is an overkill in the
vehicle's handling and stability characteristics. You won't notice the effect
of the rear active steer at slow speeds.
The brakes are no more Brembo brakes. However, they work well, and they
seem to wear less quickly than the Brembo brakes.
The interior of the car meets all my needs. The leather quality of the
seats are great. The pedals (brakes, accelerator, and clutch) have a tip-toe
feel to it like a race car. The short shifter is marvelous. The seats hug
you. The wheels are easy to clean. The sound of the exhaust is heavenly,
especially when you drive in an underpass or enclosed area. it does
intimidate other cars. The buttons in the car are easy to reach and adjust.
The car seems to perform excellently at high RPMs or high speeds in
excess of 75 miles/hour. It seems to hate slow speeds and low RPMs. The
steering wheel feels heavy at times, and the car can be very tedious to
drive on a hot sunny day or when the air is not on. I typically drive most
of the time with the air off. I guess the steering wheel is that way since
it is speed sensitive. At high speeds, the car is stable while holding the
The car loves to REV. 4000 to 5000 RPM daily is routine. I have heard
people complain about oil usage. Well, I change my oil every 3,000 miles.
the manufacturer suggested 3,750 miles. The dealerships use synthetic blend
of oil when the car was sold. I once used mineral oil (regular oil) and I
found that the regular oil made my car very sluggish. So, I now use
full synthetic oil. I actually use Mobil 5w-30 Full Synthetic.
I found that using synthetic blend or mineral oil led to more than
expected oil consumption as a result of evaporation form high temperatures.
You can see black soot at the tip of the exhaust evidencing the
of the oil. Of course, during the break in period, oil consumption will
naturally occur until the car settles. Oil consumption in this car is
normal, except when it is excessive. So, .5 to 1 quart every 3,000 miles is
not strange at all. I have the same effect with my other car. High
performance engines typically use up oil.
The synthetic oil was an advantage in this car because it reduced the
rate at which the oil was being used--this means synthetic oil evaporated
less quickly than mineral oil under severe use and temperature. It made my
early morning crank, more quiet, and it appeared to dissipate heat much
faster. I always let my car warm up before driving. So, I am sold on
Synthetic oil for the rest of my cars natural history with me.
Oil changes with Mobil 1 Synthetic run me about $50 an oil change. I also
understand that the cost of replacing the 4 tires of this car will cost about
$1,000+. However, since it is a rear wheel drive, I expect the rear tires to
go bad before the front tires. So, i may be replacing just two tires at a
I am of the belief that the this car (2003 - 2007 model year) will one
day end up as a classic Japanese car. The G-37 S, while powerful, does
not have the same looks as this car.
The care is fun to drive. Buy this car if you want to be happy. I always
find reasons to go out to drive. I haven't yet travelled with this car but I
already have 7,000 miles on it, and I don't drive it everyday. I have had
the car for about 4 months and you can form the mileage, how much I enjoy
driving it when I do. The resale value is good as well.
You can also upgrade this car with an Injen Cold Air Intake, Bola Catback
Exhaust, and either a supercharger or a turbo charger. Either way, you will
be getting more than 390Hp from the engine. The car is truly a work of art.