Originally Posted by jacob300zx
The G35 has similar power to the Mustang but also has four seat, handles better, way more luxury, and looks better than the early s197. I drive a 2012 Mustang and have owned an older G35 so I'm not being a Mustang hater, just a modular hater.
Well the mustang has 4 seats also. The problem with the infiniti's power is it has similar power but If I ever want ANY more Im pretty much stuck with going FI. I havent been following the Z33 for a few years but when I did, bolt ons did pretty much nothing for them, and most aftermarket parts like intakes were losing hp.
I prefer the mustang for looks, but thats all preference.
Now when you talk about handling you have to see if its an apples to apples comparison.
I sourced these from Motortrend
05 Mustang GT
Slalom Speed: 65.4
03 Infiniti G35 Coupe 6MT\
Now lets look at tires.
Mustang 235/55/17 Pirelli M+S Pzero Nero
Inifiniti 225/45/18 and 245/45/18 Michelin Pilot Sports or Bridgestone RE040
Sizes are pretty similar except the G35 has a shorter sidewall, but in either option the G35 has way grippier tires. We are comparing a performance all season mud and snow tire (Pirelli) with a tread wear of 400 to a Ultra High performance summer tires (Michelin and Bridgestone) with treadwears in the 100s. I bet if you put them on comparable tires the margin would narrow significantly.
Plus the suspension parts are pretty damn cheap for the mustang if I want to upgrade.
I do like the G35 and will go drive them again (almost bought a 350z awhile back) I just cant get past the fact that VQ is tapped from the factory and that when a bushing goes bad you have to buy a whole control arm.