The 2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe: Product Review

Five months ago, I purchased a brand new Lakeshore Slate (blue) Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe, and it has been by far my most satisfying car purchase to date. The Infiniti G35 is sleek and beautiful, and it performs incredibly. Test driving other coupes with comparable options, I found the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe to be the best all-around package for my money. The specs and options are quite desirable, but actually owning the Infiniti G35 has proved to be even better than any dealer’s sales pitch could ever describe it.

The Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe is powered by a standard 3.5ltr v-6 engine, with 280 horsepower and generous 270 ft torque. It is equipped with a CVTCS (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System), which utilizes an internal computer to continuously tune the opening of the high-flow intake valves to supply the engine with optimal air flow for even, continuous combustion and improved dependability.

Engine performance of the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe is optimized at all speeds, not just for selective rpm ranges. This makes for an engine that accelerates faster, runs more efficiently and will effectually last longer. The Infiniti G35 also boasts a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter. This makes the shifting so balanced that it is an absolute pleasure to drive.

The new Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe optional navigation system is an advanced computer tracking unit which reroutes the driver to avoid detours and traffic jams. This is indispensable if you live in a metropolitan area like I do. It also sports a retractable 6.5″monitor that informs me of necessary maintenance reminders to keep my car running soundly, and an advanced trip computer with a fuel economy calculator-very cool. I also sprang for the Premium Package, which included a highly gratifying Bose audio system. Eight powerful speakers are precisely tuned to optimize the acoustic potential of the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe’s unique construction. Controlled by a superior RDS (Radio Data System) which includes an in-dash, six-disc CD auto changer with MP3 compatibility, the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe is like owning your own private auditorium. An ultimate accessory for road trips, you can insert up to six discs into a single slot for a continuous drive with no juggling cds to keep the tunes going.

Infiniti quotes city gas mileage at approximately 19 mpg for the manual version, (which I have,) and 26 mpg for the highway. I have discovered that my Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe actually gets a little better mileage than that: closer to 22 miles in the city, 28 highway. In addition, the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe is a certified LEV2. That means, it’s low emissions, so it’s better for the environment.

After all the specs and options, what’s the bottom line on the 2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe?

This is a very sleek, beautiful automobile that will get you noticed. It exemplifies luxury from bumper to bumper. With its buttery soft leather interior, its superior Bose sound system, and its quiet, smooth shifting engine, the Infiniti G35 Coupe literally spoils the driver. The look of this car is old Hollywood meets new millennium. Heads never fail to turn when I’m driving down the road in it. But more importantly, I feel safe in this car and in control of it. That’s because the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe handles like no other car, so much so that it almost seems to anticipate your hands. Its responsiveness is, in my opinion, unparalleled. The G35 Coupe is not a car you will be taking in for service every two months either (other than routine scheduled maintenance). It’s more than reliable, and will run just as smoothly with 50,000 miles as it did with 50.

After five months of being an Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe owner, I’ll never go back to Lexus. I’ve found my dream car. If you’re shopping for a classy, reliable, but sporty car this year, the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe is the one to buy. It handles and moves like a more expensive sedan, but it’s sleek and sporty like a midsize coupe should be. Take a test drive today, and see for yourself why the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe is the best mid-size coupe on the market today. A car can’t make you happy, but getting the luxury you deserve sure doesn’t hurt.

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