The Good The 2008 Infiniti G35 offers a variety of digital music options, such as internal hard drive, iPod integration, and CompactFlash. Its hard-drive-based navigation system includes live traffic and shows rich graphics. The car handles exceptionally well, with responsive and precise steering.
The Bad The interface for the internal-hard-drive-based Music Box feature doesn't make it easy to find music, and the Bluetooth cell phone integration can't import contacts. The car could get better gas mileage.
The Bottom Line The 2008 Infiniti G35 is comfortable in a commute and fun for sport driving, while its cabin tech options are on the leading edge, offering rich navigation, good music options, and Bluetooth cell phone integration.
Infiniti G35 2008
As we spun down winding mountain roads, exercising the famous 3.5-liter V-6 and shifting with its paddles, we inwardly smiled, as the exterior of our gray 2008 Infiniti G35 didn't hint at the power and performance within. It is a sleek and curvy modern design. We like the way the hood nestles caplike between the two front fenders. However, the general shape of this sedan makes it look like a car for the everyday commute. Perhaps it looks like a car that middle managers might use to take team members out to lunch, or a car that won't attract much notice from the local authorities.
But the G35 is more than just engine growl and traction control lights. Infiniti has been taking its cabin technology seriously, and that's clearly shown in the G35. Our test car was fitted with the latest navigation system, Bluetooth cell phone integration, and a stereo that could play from a wide variety of different audio sources, such as MP3 CDs, iPods, and even CompactFlash cards.
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