2007 Infiniti M45
October 3, 2014
This is the 3rd Infiniti on FM platform that I own, before M45 I had 2005 Infiniti G35 and 2007 Infiniti FX45. This car is a combination of the best characteristics of both this cars - handling and character of the G with the power and comfort of FX.
First of all, this car is more of a sports car, than luxury sedan. It's suspension is stiff and riding on 19" 245/40 wheels in LA you will always notice imperfections on the road, but it makes up for it with sharp handling and unexpected for such a big car readiness to react to steering inputs. I took it to "The Snake" section of Mulholland Highway and I really enjoyed driving it there.
Also, that engine. It makes all the right sounds and is really powerful. Acceleration is effortless and the torque is everywhere in the RPM range. Gas mileage is not very good, but it is expected from a big heavy car and 4.5L V8. However, the gas tank is big and at highway speeds the range is more than some economical cars.
Interior is nice too, seats are comfortable but supportive, and are both cooled and heated. It has all the bells and whistles that you could have in 2007, but the technology has greatly progressed since when, so if your main criteria for the car is it's ability to stream music from your iPhone, buy something else.
This is a drivers car, and if you like to drive, and not commute, you will enjoy every minute spent in it.