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First impression, on the streets: "Eh ... Eight more hours, and I get my '45 back." Once I got on the highway, though, I liked it a lot better- but dayum, the VQ needs to rev to make any power, huh? It was fun to drive, and you could immediately tell you're not whipping the huge, tall ass of an FX around as I did the Mario Andretti thing on the 101 back to work. I wish I could have gotten a 6MT G35C, but they don't hand those out as loaners (big surprise, eh?).

I still felt like I was in a Maxima, though (just no torque steer). Is the interior of the G35C just as ... "spartan"? True, this was a 17K/mi loaner that was beat to ****, but it sure looked way cheaper than my FX interior.
 

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Yep, the Coupe's interior is identical. It's not bad in Graphite and if you take care of it, but it's not as nice as the FX's interior by a long shot.
 

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I had my FX35 in for service a few weeks back and they gave me G35 (4 door) as a loaner. I don't think it had any kind of sports setup. What I though about the G35, was that it was much more mushy both in handling and in get up and go than my FX. Now once it got to above 3500 rpm it was like it went to a difffrent gear and would just jump. Under 3500 it was like a mush. This might be a result of the adaptive learning and the G35 was just not driven hard. I was very happy to get my FX back.
 

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WeGaFX said:
I had my FX35 in for service a few weeks back and they gave me G35 (4 door) as a loaner. I don't think it had any kind of sports setup. What I though about the G35, was that it was much more mushy both in handling and in get up and go than my FX. Now once it got to above 3500 rpm it was like it went to a difffrent gear and would just jump. Under 3500 it was like a mush. This might be a result of the adaptive learning and the G35 was just not driven hard. I was very happy to get my FX back.
I noticed this in my loaner sedans as well. The transmission deffinitely is running on a different program and it's not nearly as good as the FX's. I also noticed that the tranny does not downshift for you when you decelerate in manumatic mode. My Coupe was a 6MT, so no problems there. Also, the Coupe has sportier seats with heavier bolstering.
 

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I am now at 18000,but I had my 15000 service done early during a sun roof repair.Got a G35 sedan as a loaner.Everything said applies.Sluggest around town and handling was just OK.Once I got clear of the slow driving and stepped in it ,it flew above 3500.I have blown off Z's and never raced a G35 anything,but I was not impressed...my FX45 is a much better vehicle and I was happy to get it back
 

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WeGaFX said:
I What I though about the G35, was that it was much more mushy both in handling and in get up and go than my FX. Now once it got to above 3500 rpm it was like it went to a difffrent gear and would just jump. Under 3500 it was like a mush.
Very True...I am driving the G35 sedan loaner as well. since my FX is in service to replace the bottom leather for both the drivers and passanger side for the seats. I will pick the car back tonight. I hope they did a good job. by the way the g35 does feel faster when push the gas.
 

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If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the 15K?
$250. I'm on the "VIP" program at Thousand Oaks Infiniti- I didn't buy from them, but they put me on that plan, so I get my oil changes for free. Normally, it's $280. I bet you can strike deals with Infi dealers, though.
 

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I also noticed that the tranny does not downshift for you when you decelerate in manumatic mode.
Yeah, and it'll shift up, too- which I found disconcerting. I'd try and drop into 2 from 3 to slow down, but it decided it should be in 3 instead. At least with the FX, once it's decided to shift into a gear (and I wish it'd do it when I wanted to, regardless, but oh well) it stays there.

I found I could spin out on a hard power-on turn with VDC off in the G35S; either I can't do that in the FX (AWD?), or I've never gotten the FX in a turn hard enough to do so (and I doubt that).
 

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I got a g sedan loaner today after I dropped off my car for a few issues :(

The sedan really takes off in 2nd gear. 1st hear kinda lags. No way is this car faster then my TL-s even though its lighter and has comparable HP ratings.
 

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kcrudup said:
I found I could spin out on a hard power-on turn with VDC off in the G35S; either I can't do that in the FX (AWD?), or I've never gotten the FX in a turn hard enough to do so (and I doubt that).
I can do that in my RWD with VDC off. Not something I make a conscious habit of, though.
 

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ahhh...i used to "drift" my old G35s all the time when it was wet out. i had a much better experience with my sedan as far as off the line power was concerned. my accel was very linear and super responsive. i have, however, had a g35s loaner that did not drive the same way. i makes me wonder if people dont break these cars in properly :?:

my FX35 seems to get faster and faster by the month. especially with the cold air intake and the ztube. once the ECU gets used to the air flow variations, i can really wail on it and get good pull at lower RPMS. ......still no 45 though kenny :D
 

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I can [spin the rears] in my RWD with VDC off. Not something I make a conscious habit of, though.
Heh. I was quite surprised when it happened, 'cause I've yet to do it in my '45- I guess the AWD makes that much of a difference.
 
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