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against the wall
03-12-2005, 07:59 PM
whatever happened to the infiniti i35? nissan has done most of their vehicles as infiniti versions so why stop at the i35? make it like n upscale maxima with the same power but more luxurious

Naga Royal Guard
03-12-2005, 08:23 PM
there was speculation of the Nissan Tenna becoming the i35, but with the brilliant G35 sedan in AWD form who wants a glazed over maxima anyway?<p>the i35 always looked too much like a maxima, the doors were always the same :(<p>Toyota and Honda manage to pull this type of car of better, they use entirely new sheetmetal and whatnot

AM2
03-13-2005, 11:22 AM
I guess they wanted to make Infinitis RWD/AWD only...<br>Besides they have 2 models(the G35 and the M35) to fill the void left by the I35...

fockerRN
03-13-2005, 10:17 PM
The I35 was discontinued after the 2004 model year. When the Maxima was redesigned, Nissan/Infiniti decided not to continue the I35. It was a great car (we used to own an I30) but I guess they felt there was a much smaller market for it since the Maxima went up in price and the G35 was in the exact same price range.

IcedG35
03-16-2005, 03:39 PM
The M35 is meant to be the replacement for the I35.

Charger
03-16-2005, 03:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The M35 is meant to be the replacement for the I35.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Really? I thought the G35 sedan took the I35's place.

IcedG35
03-16-2005, 04:01 PM
No that took the old G20's place

GerjurdKing
03-16-2005, 09:31 PM
The G35 in no way replaced the G20. The G35 is no Sentra...(this doesn't mean that I like either)

IcedG35
03-17-2005, 05:42 PM
Yes it did, they merely raised the bar while doing so. The G is still the entry level sedan at Infiniti.

knicks125
03-18-2005, 06:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The G is still the entry level sedan at Infiniti. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>and one of the best sports sedan/coupe out there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
03-18-2005, 10:50 AM
The G35 or M35 are not direct replacements of the I35.<br>They just overlap the market that the I35 once occupied.

IcedG35
03-18-2005, 03:13 PM
Which would make the M35 the replacement. If it takes the sales that would have gone to the I35, then it's pretty much the replacement. Plus, I will look for them but there are Infiniti press releases about how the M35 is what they view as a replacement for the I35

Andre
03-19-2005, 12:04 AM
*biting lip bloody*<p>an LHD Teana w/ mfr plates has been rumored to be testing in Az

AM2
03-19-2005, 11:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Which would make the M35 the replacement. If it takes the sales that would have gone to the I35, then it's pretty much the replacement. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>One reason I think that the G35 and M35 are indirect replacements of the I35 is because the M35 is a bit more expensive than the I35 while the G35 has similar pricing but is a bit smaller...<br>The M35 starts at $39,000(its a GS300 competitor)....<br>The G35's price range is $30,600 - $33,150 <p>The 2004 Infiniti I35 price was $30,600.<p>Based on price alone, the G35 would be the replacement, but I guess the M35 is closer in terms of size/interior space.

IcedG35
03-19-2005, 04:47 PM
I see what you're saying but this could have just been a way to give each car in the lineup more room. also, the M is a lot more car than the I was, so they may have wanted to move that whole mid entry segment upscale.

Santeno
03-21-2005, 09:08 AM
AM2 is right on this one. The I 35 was dropped simply because it never made a believable Infinity, and never created the volumes in sales infiniti needed. Nice car but It's maxima roots where far too obvious (hell in many countries there was an identical version with nissan badges sold as a high spec Maxima). Also, once the G came out, sales of the I fizzled. Like others said, there was just too much overlap between the Maxima and the I.

AM2
03-21-2005, 01:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's maxima roots where far too obvious (hell in many countries there was an identical version with nissan badges sold as a high spec Maxima). Also, once the G came out, sales of the I fizzled. Like others said, there was just too much overlap between the Maxima and the I. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>From where I come from the Infiniti I is known as the Nissan Cefiro... and it competes with the Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords.