Most Comfortable Car I've Owned
July 25, 2013
This is my first luxury vehicle and I'm impressed.
Yes, I know, that's why they're called luxury, but still.
I had a 05 GTO which I loved in terms of performance, but I had to part with it as my family was growing (expecting 4th boy). My only attempt to put rear facing car seat in the back of that car was not very successful. Whoever tried this would know what I'm talking about.
Sold the GTO and drove my wife's old Elantra for couple of years and eventually got tired of it. Found very good price ($17K) on 2008 M35x with 80K miles, one owner and decided to jump on it.
Switching from Elantra to M35 I should be impressed.
Well, yes, but the list of features that car has for $17K beats most of the new vehicles on the market that sell for $30K+ today. Heck, I got climate controlled seats (they cool as well), rear camera (drawing estimated path as I'm backing up and turning), GPS, DVD, ALL windows express up-down switches, all-wheel drive, HID articulating lights (those turn left/right as you turn, it's not just a side lamp), LED tails, start/stop via button, Bluetooth, ...
My perspective maybe skewed by the fact that I fix my cars myself and I'm not concerned much with stuff breaking. So far so good, but it's been only 2 months and I can't speak about reliability as everything works fine.
The only thing I miss is the LS2 from my GTO, but gas is getting pricey so the 3.5L V6 will do.