2003 Nissan Skyline V35/ Infiniti G35 - Review

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  1. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    Engine: 3.5 L VQ35DE V6
    Drive Type: rear wheel drive
    Bodyshape : Coupe
    Tyres - 245's at the rear and 235's in the front 18" alloys
    Transmission : 6 Speed manual
    Year: 2003

    We have been searching a car for one of my mate and we went out to this guy Gaami on the cheltenham Highway who imports cars and sells them. He had 3 of these skyline v35's in manual and one in Auto

    We had a chance to drive a V35 skyline in manual only 60,000 kms on clock with factory warranty.

    Review:

    Exterior and interior: When you say its a 9 year old car you wouldn't really think of having all the set of luxuries and looks at the same time .. Well then you haven't seen a V35 in person.

    This car is Coupe but its way bigger then a Mercedes CLK Class , its spacious inside and way big like a muscle car. Interior has all the basic things as dual climate control , in built cd player , airbags , steering has controls in hands, power windows and the bits and pieces.

    Performance: Lets come to the point and talk about performance , well when I get into a V35 and drove it .. I wasn't expecting that to be as fast as R series of it as its non turbo V6 engine BUT! I have to take my words back because it is really fast for a non turbo car.

    I drove it on the highway , 0-100kmph I changed only 3 gears and the car was happy to take the acceleration .. Traction control was on but still I was getting the skid and constant wheel spin even on the moving car. It is quiet astonishing as a performer and a show stopper as well.

    We took turn at about 80KMPH and the car wouldn't lose even a second of a grip thanks to its 245 wide tyres at the back .

    Ride Quality : It has all the sporty features and you wouldn't expect it to perform like a gentleman's car.. well your wrong because this car in actual facts is very quiet if you don't rev higher. Car seats and the suspension is so good that you won't even feel the car is moving .


    Value for money : For a weekend driver , this car is great who doesn't wana spend millions to get a unique car .

    For daily driver , this car is a curse to be honest
    Mileage figures are just something you don't wana hear. It takes 98 Octane premium unleaded fuel , does 100KMS in 15 Litres of fuel.
    Parts are expensive because this being part of a infiniti (US range)

    Overall for a performance enthusiast its a good project to work on, but for a normal daily driver rather get something more realistic.
     

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  2. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    whats with the fuel efficiency figures? too heavy
     
  3. Codename.47

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    15 litres per hundred kms thats an average . v6 3500 CC engine
     
  4. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    so whats the verdict?
     
  5. Codename.47

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    if its a weekend car go for it , if your going to travel a lot during weekends too , its a curse :D
     

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