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Infiniti created a major hit when they came out with the G35 in 2003. What they came up with was finally a car that mimicked the performance and luxury of a BMW 3-series, but at lower prices. The coupe also provided a car that was more practical than the two-seater Nissan 350Z.
The G35 used Nissan’s FM Platform that was shared with the 350z and Infiniti’s sporty FX crossover. The “FM” stood for front-midship, as the engine was placed farther back in the chassis to balance the front and rear weight distribution. This gave the G35 a 52% front and 48% rear weight distribution. Coupled with rear-wheel-drive, it gave the coupe sporty handling that the automotive journalists and car enthusiasts loved.
The engine used was the 3.5 VQ35DE, which produced 298 hp and 258 ft lbs of torque in the coupe. Coupled with a six-speed manual transmission, this allowed the car a 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds. For those who don’t want to row gears there was also an available five-speed automatic.
Those who opted for the six-speed models could order it with a Brembo brake system standard as well as well as a performance tire and wheel package.
The Infiniti didn’t scrimp on the luxuries either. The car came with standard features like automatic climate control and Xenon HID headlights. Safety features included a plethora of traction and stability controls and front and rear head airbags.
The coupe has been out since 2003, it is pretty easy to find them on the used market. Since these were such practical cars, most private cars will probably have above 70,000 miles on the clock.
Infiniti has a certified pre-owned program, so you can find well cared for car with a factory warranty. Using their website, Sports Car Monitor found a good example of a certified pre-owned G35 Coupe in this 2006 model at Sacramento Infiniti. The six-speed equipped coupe has 40,798 miles and comes with the optional 19 inch wheels.