Just got a RAZR huh? I've had one for about 3 months now and absolutely LOVE it. Here's how to make it work with your new M45 Sport:TXSJaybird wrote:I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!!
Tomorrow I pick up my Black 45 Sport with stone interior, aluminum dash.
The V8 is intoxicating!! Thanks for the feedback/support fellas.
I got SW Infiniti in Houston to come down $1k off sticker, and throw in tint, sunroof deflector and rear spoiler. This was after 3 rounds of negotiating.
I asked for the whole aero kit included, but no go. Perhaps I will add that later.
From what I have read, dealers are not coming too far off the msrp.... Anyone have a different experience?
I just picked up a Motorola Razor also, and cant wait to start using the Bluetooth.
Looking forward to posting pics soon!!
Consumption problem? Could you elaborate?maxnix wrote: Most wear is in the first few miles. And one thing you don't want to encourage is the excessive consumption problem that plagues a few VK45DE.
On the 2003/2004 M45 (and the same engine in the 2002+ Q45), if you do not break-in the engine properly, the oil consumption goes very high!TXSJaybird wrote:Consumption problem? Could you elaborate?
Keep it to under 4000 rpm for the first 1000 miiles and try not to WOT it off the line. Think smooth and shock free while constantly varying rpm.TXSJaybird wrote:Huh. Dont baby the engine? I would have thought the other way around...but thats why I come here, to learn!!
The dealer I went to is very serious about regular servicing. They include all of it for the first 2 years, and they were adamant that I get in there at the proper times. I like that.___________________________________________________________
I gotta tell ya guys, (and I hate to even write this)......but im thinking of trading it back in for the M35 Sport
3 main reasons:
1) Black paint...seduced me at the dealership, but ive already remembered how easily it dirtys and show scratches. In 1 day, in my garage, its already gathered a ton of dust and pollen.
2) Gas- so far I have averaged 12mpg. I know it could be better, but the way I like to drive, this is gonna hurt.
3) Technology, I sacrificed the Journey AND tech package for the V8. The base was $50.3.
I just checked out a silver M35 Sport, aero kit, tech/journey package, SAT, DVD for the same price.
Im going to call the dealer tomorrow and see if this is an option. I have less than 100 miles on my black 45, and its the same cost as the silver M35.
I have no idea how the "laws" or whatever work in this situation??? I just got it Sat, and will talk to the dealer on Monday.
No starting-from-stop WOTs, yes, but I would definitely take it to redline or close to redline occasionally - just do it very smoothly. That gets the pistons moving and with a tiniest bit of stretch in the pistons rods, etc., it gets the rings and walls deburred past the "normal operating range" (so to speak!)maxnix wrote:Keep it to under 4000 rpm for the first 1000 miiles and try not to WOT it off the line. Think smooth and shock free while constantly varying rpm.
Pretty good! I would also strongly recommend doing the oil and filter change every 3750 miles - this does not need the dealer per se. If they did not include it in the car price (that is an interesting Infiniti dealer option for sure - I know that some other mftrs do it standard!), then it is simple enough to do!TXSJaybird wrote:The dealer I went to is very serious about regular servicing. They include all of it for the first 2 years, and they were adamant that I get in there at the proper times. I like that.
Honestly, I will be very surprised if it is possible ... only if they have not registered the car yet, I suppose!TXSJaybird wrote:He said it "shouldnt" be a problem switching them out....but of course tomorrow will be the final say. We'll see....
Cool! You will like the car a lot! I am pleasantly surprised by your dealer too - that is good!TXSJaybird wrote:Im keeping the black beauty, M45. The dealership was actually cool enough to offer me the M35 if I wanted it.
I think you will be completely happy on the long run. After you Zaino it, a California Duster will help keep it pristine..TXSJaybird wrote:Fellas, just got back from the dealership.
Apparently I was suffering temporary insanity, or some sort of buyers remorse?!?!
Im keeping the black beauty, M45. The dealership was actually cool enough to offer me the M35 if I wanted it.
I drove it extensively (Thank Brian) and it just doesnt compare. I will have to let off the lead foot a bit, but it almost seemed to balance out, as the V6 has to try harder. Basically, what all you guys were telling me!!
I had the 2 side by side, and no matter what, I just couldnt tear away from the black M45. Sure, more car washes are in my future (as well as some Zaino (thanks Z!) but in the end, i have a good feeling in my stomach, which matters most.
Now, if I could only figure out how to post pics on here?!?!?! NEWBIE I AM!!
Your pocketbook is probably happy that you did not drive the 8 - you might have gotten hooked!bb-m35 wrote:Well I picked up the 6 - I didn't even drive the 8. I'm still not convinced it's worth the extra dough for regular street driving - looks good on paper but beyond that I have to say I'm skeptical - and I tend to have a heavy foot.
Very true! I think we are all kinda surprised by that.bb-m35 wrote:But I am mostly surprised that the dealership would even let someone go back and swap out cars.