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Old 08-25-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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So, I'm thinking about getting rid of the Mustang for potentially an Infiniti G35 or G37 sedan... Something a little more practical, but still a little fun to drive. This could also save me a couple hundred bucks a month. Am I crazy??
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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No, there has been a few members who traded their Stangs for other vehicles, only to be back a few years later.....go ahead and feed your crazy mind!
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:47 PM   #3
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I've been thinking the same thing. I just paid off my 2010 and thinking about getting a Subaru WRX. I like the idea of all wheel drive. But it's hard to justify trading in a car with only 31000 miles when it's already had most of deprecation. Also wouldn't want to get into another car payment. On the other hand I'm planing on putting new tires on this week at a cost of $700-800. I think I can probably get about $18,000 to 20,000 on a trade and keep my payment about what it previously was. If I don't pull the trigger in the next few days and get the new tires then there wiould be no way I would trade the car in for at least another year or 2. The new Mustang hasn't really grown on me. Maybe if I see one in person it will, who knows.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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Yes you are, go ahead and do it. Like Roy R said you'll be back.

I did the same same thing years ago; traded my 99 GT in for a Jaguar S type sedan in 03. Kept the Jag for two years and right back into another Mustang. I'll never do that again, to this day that 99 GT is the only car I've ever regretted selling.
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So, I'm thinking about getting rid of the Mustang for potentially an Infiniti G35 or G37 sedan... Something a little more practical, but still a little fun to drive. This could also save me a couple hundred bucks a month. Am I crazy??
Just curious, how would you save money? Would the Infinity be a used one?
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:51 PM   #6
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Just curious, how would you save money? Would the Infinity be a used one?

I wondered that too.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:58 PM   #7
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If I needed the practicality I would go either 300 or Charger 2010+ with the hemi. Perhaps the focus ST or WRX could be on the list too since they are manuals are high on the fun factor. G35/37 are just glorified Altimas. Sure they are nice and practical but not much more fun than a Camry or accord.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:04 AM   #8
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We put 106,000 miles on a G 35x. Great car but totally different than my Bullitt. Reluctantly traded for a Jetta Sportwagon TDI so I could carry a string bass. This is also a great car but a totally different vehicle that we also use heavily.

Bottom line, the world of cars is more than Mustangs, but you can't "replace" a V8 rear wheel drive car that doesn't look like anything else on the road.
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I'm just kinda kicking the pebble around. I'm not hurting for cash, just thinking more practical. And yes, the g35 or g37 would be used. I hate dodge, so chargers are out. Thought about the focus ST, but it's still a focus, I can't bring myself to get it. My wife had an 06 focus that was absolute garbage; died at 90k miles. But again, I haven't jumped off the ledge yet, and if it helps, my wife thinks I'm crazy too, haha.
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Nice cars, you may regret it though!
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To G or not to G, that is the question...For me, it would be simple. Just ask yourself this question: Can I live with a car that does not have that V8 sound? I find it intoxicating and if I ever move on to another car that doesn't have that burble, I know I will miss it.

Like others have said, you can always come back.
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G35/37 are just glorified Altimas.
The G35/37 are glorified 350/370 Z's. Nothing like an Altima at all. Not sure where you even got that idea.

That being said, I'm still with everyone else. If you get rid of the Mustang, you're very likely going to regret it.
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Yep. You're nuttier than elephant schit. But what do I care. Drive what you want to. Hell, we wouldn't care if you came plodding up in here on a plow mule.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:26 PM   #14
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I wouldn't buy a G35/37 because I could never get used to that buzzy exhaust. Inside becomes unbearable after a few times. Outside, ugh, I can always tell when one is around. Sounds like a pissed off hornet squawking through a megaphone. Annoying yes, intimidating no.

As for the Altima/G comparo, have you seen the Altima Coupe? Looks like the infinite. Also, few years ago they both used the same engine 3.5L.

It wasn't until they dropped the 3.5L in the G (G37) that I would no longer consider comparing the Altima and G car.

The newer G37 is more like a 370Z now instead of an Altima.
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Yep. You're nuttier than elephant schit. But what do I care. Drive what you want to. Hell, we wouldn't care if you came plodding up in here on a plow mule.
Says the guy who thought about trading his Stang for a F%$^# TRACTOR.
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If you don't know about G35 and G37 coupes, then don't talk. They are directly 350z/370z chassis that have been stretched ~8". All g35s came with the 3.5 v6 liter making around 280hp. They are IRS and rear wheel drive. They are tight and nimble and are fun to drive. The altima on the other hand is a FWD car and come are a i4, some are a v6. The exhaust is obviously a v6, though not necessarily bad. They are fun cars and more directed at handling than muscle.
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I wouldn't buy a G35/37 because I could never get used to that buzzy exhaust. Inside becomes unbearable after a few times
Dude, I have a G35 coupe. They are not buzzy nor rice sounding at all. In fact, you can't even hear the exhaust on the inside.
I know a lot of people put rice exhaust on them, but mine is stock, quiet and really quick!
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i like the g35/37 coupes. i doubt id own another nissan after the few i had were plagued with electrical gemelins
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Lol at Altima=G, the G37 is an awesome car, a friend owns a G37s coupe with a 6 speed, it is pretty damn cool.
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