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Well my wife has a 2002 Infiniti I35. The carpet, right where the floor mat sits, develpoped a cut. The dealer agrees to warranty it (which was a surprise to me), and gives my wife a 2004 G35 sedan for a loaner. It has all wheel drive also. I took it out on Monday night. First impression, seats are extremely comfortable and supportive. Dash lighting isn't to my liking (orange lights). Ride is very smooth. Acceleration is amazing. It is definitley faster than the SLS, and my wifes I35. Two drawbacks that I found. As mentioned before, the orange dash lighting. Also, the transmission seems to be on a turbo lag set-up. You mash the throttle, while already moving, and it takes up tp a full second to respond. This may be due to the traction control, I am not sure. But, once the tranny kicks down, hold on. She really takes off. If they do not have the I finished by tomorrow night, I will take it out again, to do more "research". It is in no way the fastest car on the road, but very fast indeed. If I was in the market for a new sedan, The G35 would be a contender.

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300 hp? In the 3.5? My wifes '02 is rated 245, and the '04 is rated 260. Maybe your are thinking of the 4.5? But anyway, the G is a nice car. Hopefully we will hook up with each other tomorrow evening. I got some experimenting to do.

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DAMMIT!! The wife just called me, her I is done. So the G is going back right now. I was looking forward to another evening with it. Oh well, what can you do? Anyway, I was quite impressed with it overall. I didn't notice a foul exhaust note to it, but really wasn't paying that close attention. I am also amazed at the hp ratings that were posted above, for the 3.5. Those are some nice numbers, for a v-6. I didn't get to enjoy the hp wars of the '60's, and am wondering when the current hp wars will end. Hopefully not for a long time. The engines being produced today are amazing. Well gotta go sulk now.

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