Best Car I've Owned
I've always liked the look of this car especially when I first saw the car on old Japanese films from the 1970s-2000s . After my Nissan started having transmission issues (a code popped up and stayed on), I decided search for a new car. I wasn't about to pay $5k for a new/used transmission. It just happened that 2 2003 Infiniti M45 popped up in my area. One was gray. I test drove the gray car, even put money down on it. The second M45 was black. When I saw the black car, I fell in love instantly. Sometimes a car chooses you. The gray car didn't feel right. However, the black one did. I got the car home and people were giving me thumbs up and honking. I took it to a couple of Infiniti dealerships so they could inspect the car. I'm not one to just trust the word of 1 shop. Oh boy talk about needing major work. I needed new shocks (front and rear), new calipers, engine oil leak needed rectifying, new tires and rims (was on 20inch rims), had a subwoofer in the trunk (not professionally done), starter and alternator. I took care all of the issues including the engine oil leak and added a new radio and back-up camera. I've spent about $10k on the car (to return it to stock condition and to my specification). Now, the car is a rocket. The car is great on the highway, not so much for city driving or stop and go traffic. The gas mileage is so-so. It is a V8 so it is going to suck up gas. On the highway, you don't even know you are doing 75-80 and more until you look at the speedometer. The interior is bland. Cheap plastic parts make up the interior especially the arm rest. The drivers' seat creak but if you get it in a good position, you won't hear it. The cd player is in the glove compartment box. There's no after market parts for the car due to the fact that it was produced for 2 years for the US Market. However, over in Japan it was produced for decades. Parts are hard to source new. Am I happy with the car? Yes, I am. You have to take care of the car, love it, baby it. You will have to put money into the car. If you do all of that, the car shouldn't give you any trouble at all. Oh as for the Nissan, the check engine light went off after I purchased the Infiniti. Btw, I've had the Infiniti for 5 years.
One of the most fun cars I've owned
Ive owned this car for about 5 years and other than fuel mileage I have absolutely loved it. The vk45 V8 lives up to the power of it's racing heritage and the cars handles daily driving and long road trips without mechanical issue or issues with comfort. The real shame is they didn't make more of them.
When I purchased was curious, but learned car quic
I was looking for a different vehicle and the infiniti m45 was the last vehicle I saw. I have seen it on the road slightly and always loved the look, but never thought I would be purchasing one. Upon first drive it doesnt feel as big as it looks. The driver seat holds you in pretty well and with all the features in it, making it fit your comfort for driving is pretty easy. Now being a bigger car it actually doesnt have much roll to it and handles decently. Acceleration is okay but does lag in lower gears. Manuel mode does no justice as the car will just shift itself. Its more of a "fun" thing. Electronics are a bit outdated and doesnt do things I wish it would. My 04 Bonneville GXP electronic features were far better. I also noticed solinoids go out on everything. From drivers seat to windows and etc. Driver seat also "creeks" after good use. Body of vehicle holds up pretty well down to chrome and molding around car. Mine still shines up pretty well. Overall I do really like this car as it does turn heads because alot of people arnt use to seeing it and those who do know what it is...love it!!! Price it goes for I would recommend it but you do have to take care of it.