2007 Infiniti M
There are 13 user reviews for the 45 Sport trim shown below
- Performance, technology, comfort
- gas mileage
I picked up my M45 Sport nearly two years ago. I was in the market for a MBZ, BMW or some other German luxury, mid-size automobile. When I first got behind the steering wheel of the M45, I got a big grin on my face. Now I grant you that anyone that is familiar with BMW and MBZ would know that they were not sitting in a German car....but in this case...it was a good thing. BMW and MBZ feel that their name alone will sell their cars...and it does. But, this M45 overwhelmed me with technology and it had gorgeous leather seats, beautiful wood trim and twice as many gadgets as any car out of Stuttgart. After taking it for a quick spin, the salesman let me fiddle around with everything and then showed off the 14 speaker BOSE system...needless to say, I had to have this car. It had the aforementioned BOSE stereo system that (even for a sound snob like me) was overly impressive. It had a 6 disc/in-dash CD changer, fold down rear DVD screen, lane departure warning system, rotating xenon headlights, heated and ventilated seats, laser guided cruise control, a wonderfully intuitive navigation system, voice command technology, bluetooth, and RCA's to hook up a video game system, iPod and the like. On top of all of this, it has 19" 5 spoke wheels which look great inside of 245/40 series tires. By the way, this M45 Sport is (as of 2006---perhaps its still true) the ONLY four door car ever built that did a .90g on the skidpad....which will give you some idea as to how well it handles. I also forgot to mention that it has different suspension settings and has an autostick 5 speed transmission. From a driving standpoint the only knock on the M45 is that the tranny is not as smooth as a BMW....but I am nitpicking.
Now, nearly two years later it has not been in the shop once! It looks brand new. I must admit I wasn't too sure how I would feel driving a Japanese car around, but obviously this car is getting its due as there are five times as many on the road now than there was just a short time ago. Infiniti did a great job of putting together a performance car with every gadget imaginable and staying true to the worry-free construction that they are known for.
Long story short, if you are in the market for a 60K car and you want it to have tons of technology, do 0-60 in the low 5 second range, and never have a single problem with it....then this is your car....read morehide
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- Aesthetically pleasing, good acceleration
- 15 mpg, bluetooth is terrible, GPS sends to wrong place, voice recog doesn't work
Technology package doesn't work, GPS sends me to wrong place, voice recognition often doesn't understand, if I call friends on bluetooth they say I sound 20,000 miles away. Into the dealer 4x to fix but they say this is normal. Mileage is terrible, 15 mpg, Lexus has 8 spd auto, Infiniti has 5 spd. Sport package still has lots of sway in corners, not a true sports car. 4 wheel steering makes it vague in cornering. Tiptropic oftens delays several seconds when I click to shift. Sport package needs stiffer rear springs, car squats under acceleration. If you hit a pothole under acceleration it sounds like rear suspension ripped off the car. Radar cruise control suges gas, then brakes, then gas...totally unusable. I bought every option and most don't work correctly. Next year I am getting rid of this car....read morehide
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- Faster than my old Sentra, Handles good, love the leather
- Dealer is an idiot, loud at speed, needs CVT
I really like my car even if I am not 100% satisfied with it. Roomy and speedy, handles great! My dealer is a moron, not even close to Lexus service. This car also burns way to much gas and revs to high just cruising at 70-80mph.
Overall, I like it but will move on to a Lexus or BMW next time
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- Very fast and handles well, a lot of gadgets
- Didn't realize how much it looked like a Nissan, costly with options, dealer issues
I intended to buy a base M45 but the salesman was good and I walked out with a loaded one. I should have purchased a Lexus GS or BMW 5 at that price. It wasn't until I was in parking lots all over I realized how much my 60k car looked like 20k Nissan Altimas and Maximas!! Sigh...
It is very roomy and drives well. I have had a couple issues and my dealer is unwilling to help. The brakes squeak constantly and the speakers on the seats keep popping off.
Overall, buy the established BMW, Benz or Lexus or evne an Audi. too much Nissan here....read morehide
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- Acceleration, handling = EXHILARATION!!
- In the car the 'bluetooth', Offshore Customer Service
This car is fun to drive. I went from Lexus LS430 and GS400 as well as BMW 5 and 3 Series for good measure throw in an underpowered Audi A6 Quattro.
The Lexus is King for comfort and dependability but the M45 is a hell of a lot more fun to drive. This makes choosing be based on what your choice is. Infinity has a way to go to compete with Lexus but I believe they are very close in the car part of it; Throw in the difference in $ and cents ($20K) and for many of us they more than made it up. These two cars are in a league of their own the others are still in the minors.
I have 2 cars and a truck. A Prius for the California Car Pool lanes and a truck for hauling s...! That leaves me the M45 Sport for Acceleration + handling = exhilaration.
Don't take anybody's word for it. Take one out and test it and you too will see what makes this car rated as well as it is....read morehide
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exelent performance., Bang for the buck, from hp to option on vehicle. You can't beat.
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- great features avaible
- rides smooth
smooth ride were ever you go. it is also great on snow and ice and also looks cool
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- Excellent fit & finish, very responsive handling w/ Sport package, plenty of interior space
- Voice recognition a bit quirky, folks say I sound "underwater" when using bluetooth phone connection
When I 1st struck out into the $40K-50K car market I was like a kid in a candy store. I eventually burnt myself out on hitting multiple dealerships for info and decided to take a much more studious approach to finding the best vehicle choice. I took my search online and Infinity G35 & M35-45 kept popping up as a serious contender. I had kept an eye on Infinity for a number of years and I have to say they have made remarkable progress in the last 4-5 years starting w/ their revamp of the G series.
I looked at BMW, Audi, Lexus, Mercedes Chrysler's 300C & RT(Dirt cheap in comparison w/ more HP than most but not even in the same ballpark for overall quality) Caddy and Acura and found that the M45 offered tremendous value in comparison. e.g. For a slightly used BMW 545i SMT w/ 7k my special dealer price was going to be $56K. That aint the out the door price either folks. BMW's handling was surgical in comparison to other brands, Audi being a close second but I couldn't really justify the extra $$$ I'd have to shell out. Factor in the cost of ownership and the tendency for European makes to get more miles vertically than horizontally and the picture started to become pretty clear cut. I knew that Nissan had been churning out great power plants in the past (see VQ and FM) as well so...
I test drove an M45 sport and I was able to get a good deal on a demo model w/ the navi. Appearance is black exterior w/ baseball glove-looking tan interior. It came w/ matte rosewood trim (aluminum just looked a little blah.) that just looks amazing. Not having the glossy look really brings out the wood more. Leather is durable but not rock-hard like what's found in a lot of other comparable cars. Plenty of passenger room front and back. Back-up camera is great but creates a dependency you'll notice when you drive a car w/out it. Trunk room is OK but not great for it's class. Stock Bose system does a pretty decent job performing w/ CDs and MP3s and I am NOT typically a Bose fan. Navi system is one of the best out there w/ a large screen, choice of using either a dash mounted shuttle or steering wheel integrated controls and is easy to navigate.
I've owned this car for about 7 months and I just love driving it. I'm in this car up to 5 hours the day, as my sales activities often have me on the road for a good portion of the day and so far no serious problems. I suggest that if you're in the market to take a serious look at the M35-45 and/or the new '07 G35. I believe that the best trim option is the Sport package, offers the most bang for da buck without an avalanche of additional "bells and whistles". Absolutely 1 of the best values out their now....read morehide
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- Power, handliing, technology (not perfect - but still great)
- Gas mileage, bluetooth could be improved
I've had my M45 for almost two years (bought the 2006 model in April of 2005). The car has been great. I love the way BMW owners love to knock it down when all the professional reviews (the folks that know what they are talking about) give it top marks. I did lose the stereo system controller board but is was replaced under warranty with no real problems. My only concern is where I go next (RS4, 911???)...read morehide
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- Gobs of power/torque, GPS, Blue tooth, interior spaciousness, stylish, amazing value!
- Sport tires are noisy.
I have had mine for less than 1 week now. I am totally glad I got this car! I looked at BMW 5 series, E class Mercedes, and Audi A6; none could hold a candle to the M (all have wimpy V6 vs this amazing V8) for the price. The fit and finish are great, the interior is more spacious than any of the competitors I mentioned, the M comes with technology that the Germans only wish they could execute without being clumsy. My M45 Sport looks mean as they come with the 19 inch wheels and lowered stance! Couldn't be happier; truly the best car I have ever owned!...read morehide
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