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             Infiniti G35 Coupe (Manual) (w/Leather)
                                    Base price: $33,290

              Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-drive; 2-door 4-passenger coupe
                                      COMPLETE REPORT CONTENTS



Content                                                          Section

Detailed vehicle specifications                                       1

Capsule Review                                                        2

Road tests, reviews & related feature articles                        3

J.D. Power and Associates Power Circle Quality Ratings                4

NHTSA crash-test ratings                                              5

Kelley Blue Book detailed vehicle pricing & standard equipment        6
                          COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 1: Specifications




                                     Infiniti G35 Coupe (Manual) (w/Leather)
                                     Base price: $33,290
                                     Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-drive; 2-door 4-passenger coupe


Base price:                                   $33,290
Vehicle type:                                 front-engine, rear-drive; 2-door 4-passenger coupe
Interior volume, F/R/cargo (cu ft)            53/33/8 -
Cargo volume, seats up/maximum (cu ft)        27/65
Wheelbase                                     112.2 in
Length/width/height                           182.2/71.5/54.8 in
Turning circle                                37.4 ft
Curb weight                                   3400 lb
EPA city/hwy mpg                              20/27
Fuel-tank capacity/range                      20.0 gal/380-400 mi
Passive restraints                            driver and passenger front, side, and curtain airbags; rear curtain airbags
Bed capacity (cu ft)                          44.8-0


POWERTRAIN                                    3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6, 280 hp, 270 lb-ft; 6-sp man


SUSPENSION
F                                             ind, unequal-length control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
R                                             ind, multilink, coil springs, anti-roll bar


BRAKES
F/R                                           vented disc/vented disc
ABS                                           standard




                                        Future Product Intelligence

2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe (Manual) (w/Leather) A redesign is expected on the platform of the redesigned full-sized
SUVs.
                         COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 2: Capsule Review


                          Infiniti G35 Coupe (Manual) (w/Leather)
The G35 coupe was introduced late in 2002 (as a 2003 model), just in time to earn a spot on our 10Best list. It wasn't a
hard call to make, as there's a lot to like about this car. Although it shares its architecture with the Nissan 350Z, the
Infiniti is more GT than Z, with the expected levels of premium and standard amenities such as ultra-soft leather seats
and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. And the rear-drive G35 coupe gets plenty of lunge from a 3.5-liter all-aluminum
DOHC V-6 that puts out 280 hp and is mated to either a short-throw six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed
automatic with a slick manumatic shifter. A four-wheel independent suspension makes for exemplary handling, and for
those who want more, there's an optional Sport package with a limited-slip differential, 18-inch alloy wheels, and high-
performance tires. Updates for 2004 are minimal.
               COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 3: Reviews, Road Tests and Features



2006 Charting the Changes — Infiniti
Infiniti

October 2005




Nissan's luxury unit hopes to increase its annual U.S. sales by more than 50 percent, to 200,000 vehicles, over the next five
to seven years. To that end, it continues to systematically revamp its lineup. There's a redesigned M-series that shares
much of the FM platform used by the G35 and other Nissans, but fully 60 percent of the M35/M45's components are
reportedly new. The Q45 gets a Sport model. The G35 coupe is updated with bixenon headlights and revised taillights. The
QX56 SUV adds a 60/40 folding third-row seat and a few new options. The FX gets a face lift, including a new grille, bumper,
and wheel design.

Unchanged: G35 sedan.

Future: GT-R super-sports car on modified FM platform with a 450-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, in late 2007 or early 2008.

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               COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 3: Reviews, Road Tests and Features



2005 Infiniti G35
Third Place: $35,000 Sports Sedans

October 2005


"Rear drive and lovin' it" is the G35's motto. Power oversteer, slashing-quick
                                                                                                      Infiniti G35
steering, fearless brakes, six big holes under the hood, and six gears in your right
hand.

We've been yakking good things about the G35 since Infiniti pulled the sheets off
it in 2002. Draped over a 112.2-inch suspension bridge of a wheelbase is a tidy
shape marked by clipped overhangs and quad afterburner taillights. Share this
good taste with friends. The cabin has so much space to spare that the back
bench has adjustable seatback rake. At 15 cubic feet, the G35's trunk ties the
Saab's for largest, and the lid has an obvious release button below the left
taillamp. Many of these cars have no release button or one hidden where dirt
collects.
                                                                                       Highs: Makes fast-car noises, attacks
At 3520 pounds, the G35 ranks among the lightest here. At $34,760 as tested            corners, strikes a happy balance
(without navigation), the G35 trades with the cheapest here. It also runs with the     between ride and handling.
faster crowd, the 3.5-liter VQ V-6 now good for 298 horsepower and 260 pound-
feet of torque. Launch at a lazy 3500 rpm, and it'll do 5.9-second sprints to 60       Lows: Some buzzes and rattles, gauges
mph and 70-to-0 stops in 169 feet. We've ranted before on the comical confusion        hard to decipher, stability control prone
of textures and colors in the G35's cockpit. No idea goes wasted, including the        to epileptic outbursts.
one to make the gauge graduations orange and the redline marker a pale shadow
all but impossible to see. One idea that strikes us as genius quality: hitching the    The Verdict: Aging gracefully down the
instrument pod to the steering column so they move as a unit. Nobody                   rankings.
complained of obscured vision.

                                           Although it flits up mountain roads with stability and quick reflexes, the G35
                                           doesn't punish you for your fun with a brittle ride. The car did demonstrate some of
                                           its coarseness for which we have criticized it in the past, including elevated road
                                           noise in the cabin, chatter in the steering column over bumps, and an unpleasant
                                           graunching of return springs each time the clutch was pressed. The stability control
                                           was prone to fire a brake caliper or two even when the car was well within its slip
                                           limits.

                                           Once, the G35 could have won this test. Now it's aging into third place, and it has
                                           nothing to be ashamed of.
               COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 3: Reviews, Road Tests and Features



2005 Charting the Changes—Infiniti
Infiniti

October 2004



Infiniti has reshaped some sheetmetal to strengthen the family resemblance of the
G35 and Q45 models and has given them a redesigned dash and center console.
The interesting lane-departure warning system becomes available on the FX35/45
[see Technical Highlight below].

Unchanged: QX56.

Dead: M45, I35.

Future: An all-new rear-drive, longer-wheelbase M45 is scheduled for a spring
2005 intro as a 2006.                                                               Infiniti Q45

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHT: To keep distracted, drowsy drivers from wandering out of their lanes, Infiniti will offer a lane-
departure warning system on the FX35/45. The system uses a small camera that mounts in the overhead console and peers
through the windshield. A dedicated computer loaded with image-recognition software determines the boundaries of the lane
and the car's position relative to them. If it determines the car is drifting out of the lane, the system emits a noise that
resembles a car going over rumble strips.

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                     COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 4: Vehicle Quality Ratings




Power Circles were designed as an easy-to-use system for rating products and services.Please note: Power Circle ratings are
based on surveys sent to more than 50,000 new-vehicle owners nationwide. These ratings do not include all information
used to determine J.D. Power and Associates awards.



                             OVERALL           MECHANICAL          BODY AND INTERIOR         FEATURE AND ACCESSORY
YEAR    MAKE     MODEL
                             QUALITY            QUALITY                 QUALITY                     QUALITY
2004 INFINITI      G35


LEGEND
          Among the best
          Better than most
          Does not really stand out
          The rest



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                          COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 5: Crash Test Ratings




Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)crash tests cars,
light trucks, sport-utility vehicles, and vans that are new, popular, redesigned, or have improved safety equipment. These
vehicles are then rated on how well they protect drivers and passengers during frontal and side collisions. NCAP uses a five-
star system for rating vehicles, with five stars indicating the highest safety rating and one star the lowest. Although it is
impossible to assess how well a vehicle provides protection in all circumstances using a single test, NCAP ratings provide a
useful basis for comparing vehicle safety.

For more information, visit http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/



                          FRONTAL STAR RATING*           SIDE STAR RATING**
    MAKE & MODEL                                                                       ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING
                             Driver       Passenger     Front Seat     Rear Seat
    2004 INFINITI G35      Not Tested      Not Tested    Not Tested    Not Tested                   Not Rated


*   Legend for NHTSA Frontal Star Rating                       ** Legend for NHTSA Side Star Rating
5   stars - 10% or less chance of serious injury               5 stars - 5% or less chance of serious injury
4   stars - 11% to 20% chance of serious injury                4 stars - 6% to 10% chance of serious injury
3   stars - 21% to 35% chance of serious injury                3 stars - 11% to 20% chance of serious injury
2   stars - 36% to 45% chance of serious injury                2 stars - 21% to 25% chance of serious injury
1   star - 46% or greater chance of serious injury             1 star - 26% or greater chance of serious injury


Note: Frontal tests should be compared only within the same weight class or within a range of 250 pounds of the vehicle
weight.




About the NHTSA:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting
from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles
and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local
highway safety programs. NHTSA investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards,
helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats
and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer
information on motor vehicle safety topics. NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety, to develop
the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements.
                            COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 6: Kelley Blue Book




Infiniti G35 Coupe (Manual) (w/Leather)                                                 BASE INVOICE          BASE MSRP
Price With Destination Charge and Required Equipment                                           --                  --


                              PRICING DETAILS AND REQUIRED MINIMUM EQUIPMENT


                                                                                           INVOICE               MSRP
Base Pricing                                                                                   --                  --
Destination Charge                                                                             --                  --
Required Minimum Equipment                                                                    0.00                0.00
Price with Destination Charge and Required Minimum Equipment                                   --                  --


Note: Base price does not include optional equipment, advertising or other dealer costs. See links above to view and select
optional equipment.

For more detailed pricing please visit www.kbb.com.


                                                 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
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                                                 STANDARD EQUIPMENT
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