Also, a brief update. A 6-speed G35 is probably the best everyday car $5000 Canadian will buy. It’s quick, reasonably nimble, spacious, reasonably comfortable, has a banging stereo and is quite reliable. Gas mileage is also great for a V6 so long as the RPMs are kept mostly below 2k. My sedan is running great but it needs a few small odds and ends taken care of, all listed below:
-The weld is failing on the tailpipe side of the tailpipe-to-midpipe flange.
-The factory bracket for the rear license plate light has kinda disintegrated.
-03-06 G35 sedans often have rot in the b-pillar area of the doors and I need to fix mine before winter starts.
-The car needs re-alignment because Ontario roads suck (and because I secretly want a little bit of toe-out up front to help with steering response).
Pretty small and inexpensive stuff in the grand scheme of things, especially for a 14-year-old rust belt car. Otherwise it’s been awesome. Maybe I’ll even treat it to some upholstery work in the near future (quilted black alcantara would look awesome in place of the chewed-up perforated leather inserts and the seat bolsters could use a re-dye).