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Car and Driver really gets one right!

Postby Jeff Williams » Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:51 pm

Got my May C&D. "The $55,000 Question"

1 - Infiniti M45 Sport - 219 points2 - Acura RL - 215 points3 - Lexus GS430 - 208 points4 - Mercedes E350 - 202 points5 - Audi A6 4.2 - 199 points6 - BMW 530i - 198 points7 - Cadillac STS V-8 - 191 points8 - Jaguar S-type 4.2 - 181 points

All this out of a possible 250 points!

The M lost a couple points in driver comfort, 3 in ergonomics, 2 in features & amenities, 2 in fit and finish, 2 on interior styling and 2 on exterior styling. The powertrain was a perfect score, except for a 1 point loss in fuel economy and engine NVH. Performance was perfect, except the loss of 2 points in ride.

The last line:

"The M45 Rocks. Game over."

That about sums it up!

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Postby Jesda » Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:20 pm

It was quite an astounding victory for the M!

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Postby louiegz » Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:08 am

It's about time Infiniti wins one in this segment. Hopefully, for Infiniti, this traslates to sales.

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Postby Black95Q » Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:51 am

This reminds me of what the G35 did to it's class.


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Postby Mr1der » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:07 am

too bad it doesn't look as good as the last model...oh well!

it'll break the 13's!

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Postby elwesso » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:31 am

I think it looks more of what it is than the old M...

Really there is no comparison.. Looks aside you have to prefer the new M.. The ultimate M would be the specs of the new one in the old M body..

Im going to go drive one here in a few weeks hopefully...

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Re: Car and Driver really gets one right! (Jeff Williams)

Postby szh » Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:08 pm

Jesda posted on this article recently:

Jeff Williams wrote:The last line:

"The M45 Rocks. Game over."

That about sums it up!
Totally agreed!


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Postby BadQ45t » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:23 pm

I know a few folks bought the old M and I liked, it... BUT COME ON, the new M Rocks, inside and out.

This is my next car, period. Cannot wait for them to come off lease in 3 years, that makes my Y33 about 10 years old, perfect.

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