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Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infiniti G35 and G37 reliability

Postby mkaresh » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:30 am

In the fall of 2005 I started conducting my own reliability research, with the aim of reporting more detailed and more easily compared information than is currently available. Results are also updated four times a year, not just once a year, to more promptly catch any changes as the cars age.

NICO saw the value of this research, and has been very helpful. When I first posted this thread, 77 G35 owners had signed up. We're now approaching 600! Back then, we weren't yet collecting data on the G. Now we're providing results for every model year, even the 2008.

But more participants would still be helpful--especially for the coupe. The G37 is also included.

To encourage participation, anyone who helps provide the reliability data will have full access to the results free of charge.

For the details, and to sign up to participate:

Vehicle reliability research

Update: the G is also the only model with THREE sample sizes over 100. And the 2003 is at 97--that will be #4. This owner group is awesome.
Modified by mkaresh at 11:40 AM 6/26/2008


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Postby AZhitman » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:02 am

Guys, please take a minute and enter some info... Let's help Mike out with his research!

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Re: (AZhitman)

Postby G_whizz » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:48 am

Done!

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Postby AZhitman » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:15 am

Bump for the n00bZ!

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Postby mkaresh » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:25 am

Thanks, AZ.

Current counts:2003: 292004: 172005: 19 (getting close)2006: 122007: 5

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Postby C-Kwik » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:48 pm

I no longer own the G35 so I'm guessing I can't help much here. Let me know if you need any data for a Titan though.

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Postby mkaresh » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:44 pm

Just about any vehicle can be enrolled. I start collecting data when I get 25. I'm not close yet for the Titan, but the only way I'll get there is if people sign up beforehand.

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Postby mkaresh » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:32 am

Current counts:2003: 322004: 19 (getting there)2005: 22 (very close)2006: 152007: 7

Hopefully I'll be able to start collecting data on the 2004 and 2005 by next month.

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (mkaresh)

Postby G_whizz » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:08 am

<bump>

get on this guys!

It takes less then 1 minute!

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Postby rydwhite » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:08 am

I'm registered. Just got to figure out how it all works.

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Postby mkaresh » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:17 pm

Here's the gist of it:

You'll receive emails with links to the surveys each month.

The first month you're required to respond, and then the month after the end of every quarter (January, April, July, October).

If you have had no repairs, the response is just an approximate odometer reading and verifying that two other pieces of info are still correct. Very quick.

In other months, you just respond if you had a repair the previous month. Then you fill out a longer survey, but it's still just one page:

http://www.truedelta.com/survey.php

The email will contain an encoded link to the survey, so you won't even have to log in. Just click the link and you're there.

That's it. The site has other surveys you can fill out right away, but those are voluntary and are not required to remain a member.

I also send out monthly updates to keep people informed of improvements to the site, but it's also not necessary to read these if you haven't got the tiime.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them.

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Postby G_whizz » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:08 am

*bump*

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Postby mkaresh » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:34 am

Thank you, sir, may I have another (bump)?

Started collecting data on the 2005, though still a couple short of the minimum. 2004 next closest, six cars short of the minimum.

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Postby G_whizz » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:49 am

LOL..u just bumped yourself. If you see this post get lost in the threads just bump it and it will go near the top.

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Postby mkaresh » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:20 pm

Can someone retitle the thread?

I've decided that "G35 reliability - how does it truly compare?" may work better.

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Postby G_whizz » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:25 am

This will be done shortly.

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Postby mkaresh » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:23 am

Thanks.

I'm going to collect data on all but the 2006 this month. The 2004 and 2005 are each still a single car short of the minimum, though. So more cars would help.

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Postby mkaresh » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:06 am

I started collecting data on all years, even the 2006.

Current counts:2003: 372004: 292005: 232006: 202007: 19

Total: 137

For at least 2007, and maybe all years, I'll have to separately analyze the coupe and the sedan. So please keep them coming, as I'll need especially large samples to do this.

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Postby mkaresh » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:08 am

Up a few more per year, to 148 total. I'm looking forward to good results for many of these years in mid-May.

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (mkaresh)

Postby WhiteyClay » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:48 pm

On it.....baby

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Postby SVTCOBRA » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:40 am

Entered info for ONE of our 05 G35 sedans, but wouldn't let me enter the other.

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Postby mkaresh » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:39 am

Include a different plate number for the second. I don't need the plates right now. But you do need a way to tell the two apart. So enter some distinguishing feature in the plate: color, transmission type, sport vs. non-sport, coupe vs. sedan, etc.

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (mkaresh)

Postby G_whizz » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:28 am

Much appreciated...keep it up boys and errr ahhh girls...

We have a sweet young lady here as well now that graces us with her presence every now and again...

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (mkaresh)

Postby caveytaz22 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:18 pm

I am not one bit happy with my G35 coupe. I have been having an oil consumption issue since I leased the car less than a year ago. They've already performed two oil consumption analyses (4000 miles each) and are asking me to do it again for another 4000 miles. Infiniti has pretty much accused me of lying. My last oil consumption analysis they zip tied the dip stick and told me not to open the hood of the car. My oil changes only take place at Inifiniti. I was also instructed to not add any oil to the car if it runs low on oil. I am to request that they send someone to get the car if it runs low on oil. I see a few others are having this issue however, I haven't seen a resolution as yet. Any resolutions out there????

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (caveytaz22)

Postby 92slicktopZ » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:32 am

signed up!

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (92slicktopZ)

Postby Warpkor » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:11 am

I'm in, too.

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (mkaresh)

Postby BigWill » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:13 am

Just signed up. Thanks to Michael for the opportunity, and to NICO for helping to make it happen!

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (BigWill)

Postby mkaresh » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:31 am

You're very welcome.

Those of you who have signed up--so far this month not enough of you have responded to the survey for me to provide results on any year of the G35. Please respond if you haven't already - this is the survey you receive the emails for.

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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (caveytaz22)

Postby ampsucker » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:37 am

hmmmm.... how are you supposed to know if the oil runs low if the dipstick is tied and you can't open the hood?

wait till the light comes on? that means the engine is already loosing oil pressure, right?


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Re: Come on guys get on this!! re:information on Infini ... (mkaresh)

Postby Saso » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:50 pm

I'm in for the survey.


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