Jul. 15th, 2005
This car is the secks  

The sunroof on my car has gone retarded. It will randomly open on its own (generally at freeway speeds), and sometimes prefers not to open or close all the way. It's been getting worse, so I brought it to the dealer this morning where I think they've ordered it a new brain.

While I waited for them to tell me what was wrong, I started looking again at the G35 coupe, since I've been considering that as a replacement when my lease is up. I was disappointed as the coupe is missing a few things (like memory seats). As I was sitting in it, I also wasn't sure if a coupe like that was really "me." It just didn't feel right. I'd never really considered the sedan because (a) it has had a weaker engine than the coupe; (b) it is was generally less-feature rich than the sedan; (c) is was too boxy.

Until 2005.

The new front of the G35 sedan looks almost identical to its sister coupe

I hadn't been paying attention, but Infiniti has raised the bar on the sedan. They've given it more aggressive styling (the front is nearly identical to the coupe now). They've added a sport-tuned suspension and upped the gadgets so that it now surpasses the coupe in some regards. They've even given it the same engine now, so there are no horsepower differences between the two.

Infiniti G35's new Intelligent KeyIn fact, they've given it Infiniti's new Intelligent Key. I held my poker face as he told me, but truly, I nearly creamed my pants. This effectively makes the key obsolete.

The way it works is, as long as long as the fob is in your pocket, and you're within 2 meters of the car, you can open the doors, trunk, and even start the ignition! You never have to remove the fob (or its hidden key) from your pocket! (Although there isn't much room, because I so have a boner thinking about this).

The bad part is, I pretty much think I want this car (unless someone has some other suggestion). Infiniti has a deal right now where you can supposedly get out of your old lease a few months early. I may try to take them up on it.

Honestly, luxury can kiss my ass. When it comes down to it, I'm just such a technology whore.

Where's the dotted line so I can sign my life away?!
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Listening to: Taking Back Sunday - The Blue Channel
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Gantrioch: The Power!gantrioch on July 15th, 2005 - 11:16 pm
Remember, I run your life :-o!
You are purchasing your next car. None of this yuppie leasing crap.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 15th, 2005 - 11:46 pm
Re: Remember, I run your life :-o!
why? I get bored with them after 3 years. Besides, this car seems to hold its retail value, so a lease should be a steal at around 40 months or so!
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Gantriochgantrioch on July 16th, 2005 - 12:24 am
Re: Remember, I run your life :-o!
If it holds the retail value, then sell it. It's like that really old LJ post of yours where you talk about what a waste of money living in an apartment is.
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Justin Carceratedmofo69 on July 16th, 2005 - 01:38 am
intelligence key?

you're screwed.

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☆★-David-★☆almosthuman on July 16th, 2005 - 01:57 am
That car gives me a hard on.

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eviltickles on July 16th, 2005 - 02:57 am
the red button on the intelligence key looks like a sign for hot coffee. damn, that is a smart key.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 21st, 2005 - 01:06 am
damnit! i hate coffee.
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eviltickles on July 21st, 2005 - 01:32 am
ooh...obviously not that smart then...
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Z: Tie-bitchmrezkill on July 16th, 2005 - 03:15 am
The Toyota Pruis also has the feature where it opens the doors as you get close (not that I'm comparing the 2 cars...I mean come on now). I wanted one of the new Benz's also for the key-less key. The more I hear about Infiniti, the more I like.

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fadingnebulousfadingnebulous on July 16th, 2005 - 07:14 am
Um... ad me?
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 21st, 2005 - 01:08 am
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fadingnebulousfadingnebulous on July 21st, 2005 - 06:48 am
Coool beans1
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on July 16th, 2005 - 07:59 am
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 16th, 2005 - 05:40 pm
5 series is above the price range I'm looking. Also, I really don't like their new design firm. The 6-series is a looker, but I don't like the back of the 5 and 7 (and now the 3). :(
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xx6ron9xx on July 16th, 2005 - 08:24 am
no idea if you remember me, but I had you added a while ago on lilronny4205, but I changed journals a long time ago. lol to make a long story short...I added you. ♥
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Dustinclewell99 on July 16th, 2005 - 05:59 pm
Now that I've read your entry following this....WOW, what a sweet deal!! :o)

Hope all is well in Cali. Miss ya..
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 21st, 2005 - 01:10 am
miss u 2. u still should've come here :-P
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