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    Sold my g35 after 10 1/2 years of ownership

    Fresh Alloy was the first forum I ever belonged to and at the time it was huge. I purchased my 2004 G35 Coupe in July 2003 and took delivery in Sept 2003. My car was completely stock and looked equivalent to a new car. It had 56,000 miles when I sold it on Feb 3rd 2014. I was asking $14,900 and had only received a few calls. The 3 times I showed it, I was offered $13,000 and turned them all down. After approximately 5 weeks on the market during the 4th showing I Sold it for $14,200. The bonus was that I received another $700 back from Infiniti for my proration on my Infiniti Elite factory extended warranty. I paid $34,000 for this car new and got back 44% of it's value after over 10 years. That's pretty impressive, but my car was close to a museum piece. Keeping it that way was not easy and it took a lot out of me, parking away from other cars, having it constantly garaged, and taking care of every single item that needed attention. We all know how weak the interiors are. I had my seat bolster changed 2 times and the seat side repaired to look like new. Compression rods,CD player,steering spindle,ball jonts, wheel bearings, ceramic pads, window motor and actuator and items I just can't remember....Oh yes....Tires, tires, and more tires. The G35 Coupe did like to eat tires. It was a super reliable car and never once let me down. For me, it was time for a change. Last November I purchased a 2010 Jaguar XK Coupe with 4,800 miles from the original owner. We can't keep all our cars, but I always will have fond memories of my G35 and this forum. I posted many times here and learned a lot. Good luck to all the forum members and enjoy what is certainly one of the best looking, classic designs that came from Infiniti. So long for now.
    2004 G35 Coupe/Ivory Pearl/Graphite/5AT/Premium/Clear Bra Original Owner SOLD 2/4/14
    2006 G35 Sedan/Ivory Pearl Original Owner Sold 1/17/17
    2017 QX50 White/Graphite every package including Tech
    2001 LS430 Silver/Grey/Nav
    2010 Jaguar XK Coupe Liquid Silver/Charcoal 7,000 miles

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    bocatrip,

    what a great story!!!!!

    love that Jag!!
    Mark

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    Hate to see a fellow old school G owner pass the baton - hope she got a good home

    The Jag is a tasty choice for a replacement - enjoy !!
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    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
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    Bocatrip.

    Thank you for your write-up and more importantly for the quality company you have given us over the years.

    I sincerely wish you the very best in everything you do.

    Fred...
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
    Bocatrip.

    Thank you for your write-up and more importantly for the quality company you have given us over the years.

    I sincerely wish you the very best in everything you do.

    Fred...
    Palmerwind. Thank you so much for the very kind words. After so many years, leaving the forum does feel like losing a family member. Change is a big part of life and it's something we all must deal with. I am sad to leave my friends who have given me such great support and info during my 10 years of ownership. I truly enjoyed my car thoroughly for the entire decade of ownership. It was a great looking car that never looked dated. To me it was the best designed Coupe to date! I could certainly have seen myself keeping my G35 for the balance of my life and leaving it to one of my grandchildren, but in the real world that would not be practical. I probably will be stopping by to see my old friends and possibly throw in some words of wisdom. I do know a lot about the first generation G35! Take care everyone and stay well.
    2004 G35 Coupe/Ivory Pearl/Graphite/5AT/Premium/Clear Bra Original Owner SOLD 2/4/14
    2006 G35 Sedan/Ivory Pearl Original Owner Sold 1/17/17
    2017 QX50 White/Graphite every package including Tech
    2001 LS430 Silver/Grey/Nav
    2010 Jaguar XK Coupe Liquid Silver/Charcoal 7,000 miles

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    Sorry to see you go, boca! Thanks for all your posts and shared info over the years. It's been a pleasure and enjoy the new Jag!
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    I'm late to the party (don't know how I missed this one!), but I echo the sentiments of the others. You had a good run, Boca, and we enjoyed your contributions to the forums.

    You can still stop by, though - you have a lot of experience that others on here could benefit from. So if you're still listening, drop by and share your knowledge anytime you want.
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    I feel you... I bought my coupe in early 2004 (2003 6mt), I remember the excitement... I ordered it from Grubbs, seemed forever for delivery... Bottom line, I just paid $1350 (to Grubbs) for an oil change and to get my drivers side window working again... They replaced the motor, regulator, and the door lock actuator.. I've been dealing with problems with the electronics of this car for the last 5 years... Not using the window, having to manually lock the drivers side door, etc... It has only 93k on it, I just can't let it go, ya know? It still runs/drives like almost new because I've maintained it throughout all these years.. If Infiniti or Lexus or Acura (even BMW) would have put out a car to make me want to switch, I would, but they have all fallen short... Can't justify getting rid of the G for another car until it is not the best looking car on the road (excluding exotics). Seriously, not one car has turned my head since 2003 like the G35 coupe... G37, not even close, Lexus copy... Please suggest any alternatives which have a 6mt with the ground breaking looks of the "G Coupe"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djcox2112 View Post
    I feel you... I bought my coupe in early 2004 (2003 6mt), I remember the excitement... I ordered it from Grubbs, seemed forever for delivery... Bottom line, I just paid $1350 (to Grubbs) for an oil change and to get my drivers side window working again... They replaced the motor, regulator, and the door lock actuator.. I've been dealing with problems with the electronics of this car for the last 5 years... Not using the window, having to manually lock the drivers side door, etc... It has only 93k on it, I just can't let it go, ya know? It still runs/drives like almost new because I've maintained it throughout all these years.. If Infiniti or Lexus or Acura (even BMW) would have put out a car to make me want to switch, I would, but they have all fallen short... Can't justify getting rid of the G for another car until it is not the best looking car on the road (excluding exotics). Seriously, not one car has turned my head since 2003 like the G35 coupe... G37, not even close, Lexus copy... Please suggest any alternatives which have a 6mt with the ground breaking looks of the "G Coupe"...
    Well, if you love the way your G looks, you know there's nothing out there that looks comparable except maybe the Nissan Z.

    What you might want to consider is having your G "restored" and updated. That costs a chunk of money, but it's cheaper than buying a new one, and you can end up with basically a new car, and one that looks totally unique. Shops like Martin Bros. Customs (seen on 'Iron Resurrection' on TV) near Austin, and others, can really transform a car.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
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    Old timer checking in

    Nice to see this forum is still around. It's been awhile since I sold my 2004 G35 Coupe and replaced it with a 2010 Jaguar XK Coupe. I still think about my ownership of the G35......and as a matter of fact, enough to have purchased last year a 2017 QX50 completely loaded. Yes it's not a sexy Coupe but it is the last of the Infiniti line with the same "bones" as the original G35. V6 with variable timing, 6 speed transmission (not CVT), reliable rear wheel drive, and handles quite well. I know this is not the subject area for this car but I wanted to drop by to shoot the breeze. I hope all the members are doing well and enjoying their rides.....even if they are getting older....but personally, the first series G35 Coupe was the nicest looking of all the Coupes to date!
    2004 G35 Coupe/Ivory Pearl/Graphite/5AT/Premium/Clear Bra Original Owner SOLD 2/4/14
    2006 G35 Sedan/Ivory Pearl Original Owner Sold 1/17/17
    2017 QX50 White/Graphite every package including Tech
    2001 LS430 Silver/Grey/Nav
    2010 Jaguar XK Coupe Liquid Silver/Charcoal 7,000 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocatrip View Post
    Nice to see this forum is still around. It's been awhile since I sold my 2004 G35 Coupe and replaced it with a 2010 Jaguar XK Coupe. I still think about my ownership of the G35......and as a matter of fact, enough to have purchased last year a 2017 QX50 completely loaded. Yes it's not a sexy Coupe but it is the last of the Infiniti line with the same "bones" as the original G35. V6 with variable timing, 6 speed transmission (not CVT), reliable rear wheel drive, and handles quite well. I know this is not the subject area for this car but I wanted to drop by to shoot the breeze. I hope all the members are doing well and enjoying their rides.....even if they are getting older....but personally, the first series G35 Coupe was the nicest looking of all the Coupes to date!

    Boca!!!!!!

    Yay!!
    Welcome back!!!!

    Now be sure to post up in our Infiniti truck forums.. maybe with some pics!
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