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High Mileage Sedan Adventure (150k+)

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High Mileage Sedan Adventure (150k+)

This will be a review/photo record of what buying a high mileage G is like.

Bought my first Infiniti last month, a 2005 G35 Sedan Premium with a hundred and fifty-one thousand miles on it. I had a lot of preconceptions about G35s, I had a general feeling that they were unreliable and sub-par luxury cars. Coming from Toyota, and Honda I had no idea what to expect. The reason for the purchase was I needed a new daily around the four thousand dollar range. I had my eyes set on an Integra which goes for around five grand in my area, or a older Lexus LS400 which also goes for around five grand. Obviously I am planning to work on the car myself and cars is my hobby. I was camping craigslist when an ad popped up for a G35 with a too good to be true price. I called the guy and met up with him the following evening. He lived in a sketchy part of town and yes he was also very sketchy. He arrived with the car running. He had drunk driven and ran into a guard rail with part of the car., so there was some damage. The interior seemed alright and everything worked. He was high as f*ck so I had to ask him the price over and over again because I thought he was mistaken. He reassured me that $2500 was his asking price. I managed to talk him down to $2400!!
On to the pictures
Here's how it looked when I got it
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Here's some shots of the fixes that are being done. Headlight replacement, fender replacement
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The idiot before me managed to do an oil change, but ruined an otherwise well kept car.

I managed to get it registered and safety checked (a Hawaii only thing). I am now driving it around and I have to say the car surprises me everyday. The power is great, many many torque, and the amount of luxury features is amazing. It doesn't feel like a 10 year old car, although the suspension could use some work. For a car that has been in a accident and is high mileage I would say that this car runs and drives great.
Things that are broken that still need fixing are:
VSC light keeps de-activating every time I floor it.
Check Engine Soon light is on
Airbag light keeps flashing on and off.
The a/c shuts off in traffic.
Interior is dirty as hell.

Here's a shot of the grossness
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More content to come after I start restoring/modifying
 

Last edited by KenTK808; 04-24-2015 at 05:14 AM.
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