Sharpness all around
The M line from Infiniti is synonymous with high-quality elements in a competitive luxury sedan market. Today, we will put our focus on the 2008 Infiniti M35, which enters its second year since the design refresh in 2006. The car gets a retouch for 2008. New sheet metal parts make their way onto the car. You get a new front grille and bumper, taillights, fenders, rear bumper, and a new trunk lid. The smooth lines on the car have come to grow on us through the last few years and we reckon it will age gracefully.
The 2008 Infiniti M35 looks cleaner, sleeker, in fact. The option between 18 and 19-inch wheels helps drivers get the best out of the car, all the while imparting a wider and cooler stance to the car. If you add on the Sport Package, you get alloy wheels, and more aggressive front and rear trim, more on that later. Overall, the aesthetic of the car is spectacular and it is one of those cars that give you a warm feeling every time you look at it.
Blitzing the road
Now, the general line of cars from Infiniti, especially the M line gets a range of options. As our focus lies on the 2008 Infiniti M35, we will take a look at the engine and its specs. For the M35 Infiniti has equipped the car with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The 2008 Infiniti M35 engine is powerful enough and for those looking for a frugal option, this is it. The car has plenty of power. You get 275 horses and a peak torque output of 268 lb-ft.
The car might possess an engine that is fairly less thoroughbred than its M45 counterpart, however, it does not hold its punches. The V6 is sprightly and delivers adequate amounts of power and performance. You will have no trouble accelerating. The 2008 Infiniti M35 0-60 is a respectful 6 seconds. The engine makes a sonorous sound as you accelerate. The high-pitched sound it reaches as the rev limiter climbs is particularly sweet to the ears.
The 2008 Infiniti M35 comes matted to a five-speed automatic that plays well to the strengths of the engine. All-wheel drive is optional and we recommend that you get it. The car’s agility and grip increase by leaps and bounds when the power delivery goes directly to all four wheels. The chassis and suspension combo give the 2008 Infiniti M35 a firm ride. The ride is very compliant. It can absorb bumps quite well and you can throw the car into corners without worry.
The steering is precise but may feel a little rough at low speeds. This car may look suburban but driving one in the city will feel a little jittery. Opt for the Sport Package and the power distribution improves, along with an increase in braking, and you get Rear Active Steering. The latter gives you better control over the steering at higher speeds. The car’s handling feels much better with this trim and the upgrade might just be worth it. While the 2008 Infiniti M35 specs might not scream power and performance, Nissan’s expertise in chassis making helps improve matters.
Brilliance in quality
Step inside the car and you will find a cabin that is swathed in luxury. There are quality elements everywhere you look and touch. The leather on the seats and dash is supple and soft. The wood and metal trim is standard and is an added touch of class. The seats are firm, give you ample support, and can be adjusted for maximum comfort. The cabin is huge and can seat five people, comfortably.
There are plenty of options available for the 2008 Infiniti M35 that help maximize the luxury sedan experience. You will be surprised by the sheer upgradability of the features on this car and that is something we will touch on later. The cargo space is not the best and neither is the cabin’s noise. The car’s upscale feel is good and is a salient reminder that Infiniti means luxury.
The standard equipment list on the 2008 Infiniti M35 is enough to keep everyone safe. However, if you want a foolproof system, upgrading the car is a great idea. The optional advanced technology package adds a slew of tech upgrades designed to keep your car feel safer. These include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and preview braking.
Features that go above and beyond
Perhaps the biggest talking point is the number of features you can add on as options. The 2008 Infiniti M35 can be customized from top to bottom. At the time, this car came with every conceivable technological option in a car. For those that want the most out of their cars, the Infinity M line had it all. Even the base model M35 had enough features to wow any consumer. The more packages you chose the more loaded your car gets. It is a luxury sedan true and true, and Nissan has made sure that people remember the Infiniti name well.
The 2008 Infiniti M35, the base model, itself is a remarkably good car. It’s got the looks, and it’s got the power. Not to mention the Infiniti M35 is a luxury sedan. The comfort level you get in a car of this caliber is unrivaled and the price point at which the M35 goes is far below its competitors.
We should also address some of the minor issues that come with the car. Among the small list of the 2008 Infiniti M35 problems is that the car requires premium fuel to run. This factor coupled with the low mileage makes the Infiniti M35 a slightly more expensive car to run.
Despite this, we feel that the 2008 Infiniti M35 is a car that is worth the money. You get something that stands out from every other luxury car on the road. If you are willing to splurge and upgrade, you will get a car that is bespoke and comes filled to the brim. There are quite simply no major setbacks with this car, and this in itself is rare.