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    Jan 25, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    we had both the QX56 and G37 Sport. Both great vehicles, the QX is driver unfriendly with poor dash viewing and hidden controls but luxurious, powerful and nice to drive. The 37 is a cop magnet, i had the 6 speed and it goes like a raped cat. Good car for the money but I think the QX is overpriced at $85K CAD and would rather have a Cadillace escalade....don't let them tell you they hold their value......good luck..........Keith:icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    A RWD car ain't too fun in the snow. Spend the extra cash for the AWD version of the G37. I think they still make them. And yeah, they have mediocre resale value.
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    personally i wouldn't even consider a G37 for winter driving...mine stayed in the garage during winter............
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    stilsurchin saidit goes like a raped cat.

    HAHAHA I'm stealing that!!!
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    I drive a 2008 Acura TL Type S and it does awesome in the snow with my blizzak tires. I even take it up to 8000 feet in the winter to ski.
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    Have a 2008 G37 RWD and love it! Always put winter tires on it for the cold months and occasional snow or ice, and was ok. However, if you get lots of snow, the AWD Sport model would be perfect. If that was available when I got mine I would have probably got it. Not sure if it is so much a cop magnet, it just takes over your soul and makes you do bad things! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    My sister bought a brand new g37x with the premium package and navigation package. It is a blast to drive, fast for a v6. The awd is great in the michigan winters. It goes to the dealership for oil changes and it is pretty cheap. She loves it.

    She is trying to talk me into a M56x.
  • denvermark

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    Jan 26, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    We love our FX35. It's just generally great to drive and the AWD plus snow tires makes it get around in any weather. Highly recommend it!
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    Jan 26, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    i know people who have Infinity's and in Canadian prairie winters command start is a must, unfortunately, what they were told is Infinity's cannot have command starts, their electronics are so sophisticated, a command start will bugger up the car. so check your model choice to make sure it is compatible. when it's -40 base temp, being able to start your car without going out in that is a god send. Otherwise they seem very nice and reliable vehicles, and the people i know who drive them like them alot.
  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Jan 26, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    If you are after a good AWD system, why not consider an Audi A4?

    IMO, Quattro blows away all of the AWD systems available. I've had Quattro (in both the A4 and S4), X-Drive (BMW 535), and 4-Matic (E350). Not only does Quattro run circles around the others, but the dry pavement/regular conditions handling is far superior to what BMW and Merc offers.

    The 2.0T is a very powerful 4-cylinder engine, it's only a few seconds slower than the G37 in the 0-60mph run and the fuel economy is excellent.
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    Jan 26, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    Love my G35... no problems in 3.5 years whatsoever. Comfortable and sexy piece of machinery... Although moving to cold weather ... I've slid around a bit with the RWD so if there's an AWD of the G37, get that. The FX is cool, but kind of bulky.
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    Feb 01, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    Used to have a 2003 G35 Coupe. Bought it new, actually got to special order it. Loved it but it was time for a new car this summer. Decided against the G37. I don't like the new body style.
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    Feb 01, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    I had a G35 sport coupe and LOVED it. So much fun to drive. Unfortunately I got sent overseas for work and had to sell it back to the dealer, but I still loved it. It wasn't really practical for taking more than one person in or hauling a lot of stuff, but it looked good and was a blast.

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    Feb 01, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidits a toss between 2011 G37 AWD Infiniti vs. 2011 Lexus AWD IS350.

    My top choice would've been C or E Class from Mercedes but there are no dealer incentives, the Canadian markup vs. US is steep... and I need AWD.

    I dont know, Ive gotten to the point where Im totally turned off by the idea. I would just stick with my old swinger car but its on its last mile imo. I dont feel excited about it at all.. Ive been reading bad things about the service center for Infinity, whereas Lexus has the best service in the city... but the IS is due for a re-vamp next year... and its a car that Ive never really liked. Performance wise its fine, I dont think its very comfortable... but then again Ill get to see it again tomorrow.



    I have an IS250 and one thing you will like about Lexus in general is the Service. You will find tha there are more standard items in the basic car like sun/moon roof etc. The IS suspension is geared towards racing, thus more rigid than cars in its class. My best friend, says the IS250 handles mountain roads way better than the A4. With 350 engine, this little car has tons of power. I didn't realize the IS350 has AWD, used to be only the 250 that did.
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    Feb 01, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidits a toss between 2011 G37 AWD Infiniti vs. 2011 Lexus AWD IS350.

    My top choice would've been C or E Class from Mercedes but there are no dealer incentives, the Canadian markup vs. US is steep... and I need AWD.

    I dont know, Ive gotten to the point where Im totally turned off by the idea. I would just stick with my old swinger car but its on its last mile imo. I dont feel excited about it at all.. Ive been reading bad things about the service center for Infinity, whereas Lexus has the best service in the city... but the IS is due for a re-vamp next year... and its a car that Ive never really liked. Performance wise its fine, I dont think its very comfortable... but then again Ill get to see it again tomorrow.


    What don't you test drive a Subaru Outback with the 6 cylinder , he has good power , is a blast on snow covered road ,and with 8+ inch of ground clearance is more than adequate for off-road driving ..... the price difference will allow you to afford a nice vacation at the seaside ....icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 01, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    5ebastian saidThey changed it up, to tell u the truth I didnt even consider Lexus until I met up with an old friend in the Infiniti dealership parking lot. Small world... but I hadnt seen him since I graduated, he was there to service his car and said.. never again would he buy an Infiniti. Now I have my doubts. I dont want to end up hating my decision. Lexus, Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW, Infiniti, and even VW are all considerations but at this point a lot of the stock features are very similar. What I notice about Japanese brands is that a lot of the added features are stock. They have better toys but after driving the C350 4MATIC its hard for me to be comfortable without knowing for sure. I just love how silent and smooth it drove.

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    I would also consider a Subaru was at the Subaru/Jaguar dealership. I think wots holding me back is brand equity. I dont want to run into problems 6 months or 2 years down the line. I honestly dont know too much about EU cars.


    Subarus ( the Outback more than the others models ) have an excellent resale value in Australia and in the U.S .
    But what you will not get with a Subaru , is the " aura " of brands as , Mercedes , Infiniti , Lexus and so on ....
  • DuggerPDX

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    Feb 01, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    I had a M35X, beautiful car on the inside. Unfortunately the wheelbase was just slightly wider than the driving ruts on the highway I drove 120 miles on each day. It was always forcing the car all over the road, I looked like a DUI, not fun. I traded it for the Audi Q5.
  • darryaz

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    Feb 01, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    I had a G sedan as a rental a few years ago. Drove it from Phoenix to LA and back. It handled nicely on a long trip.

  • patsfaninny

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    Feb 01, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    I have had 3 FX's and never had any problem with any of them. Infiniti makes a great car. The styling is a little out there. Last year I went with the Audi Q5 and absolutely love it. A little less curvy then the FX but still has a unique look and is much cheaper. It has a smoother ride than the FX. FX feels like a truck and Q5 feels like a car.

    They actually compare the Q5 to the EX but the Q5 is bigger then that EX and smaller then the FX. The only thing I miss about the FX is the sound of the exhaust pipe. If you go with the FX definitely get the AWD version. You can't give away the RWD version at the end of your lease or when trading in.
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    Feb 01, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    have a ex35 awd with 20k journey with all the toys...no problems just steering column...stock tires suck for snow...