My 24-month lease ends in April and I'm debating whether to get a 2008 or jump ship. I like the m35 . . . BUT I suspect that the Bluetooth problems with Verizon still exist and it appears that the gas mileage is even worse with the new model. Over a year ago, my dealer promised that a Bluetooth fix was in the works. Never heard a peep after that so I have to assume that the echo issue has never been fixed. Per the mileage, my light foot has made the situation manageable. Around town I get high teens. On the highway, I get 22-24 mpg. A friend with a 2007 gets about half that, however, and her dealer told her the problem is that the car is "overengined." Sounds like a crock to me. Before getting the 2006, I looked at the Lexus GS (tiny, bland interior), BMW 5 Series (not nearly as good a value), and Audi A6 (ditto). I'm not aware of anything else worth considering, though I did rent a Cadillac DTS awhile back and did my best to remember how to navigate a ship. So here we are back in Infinitiland wondering whether a reup with the latest model makes sense or whether there's preferable alternative. My 2006 listed for 49,250 and I'm paying $644 a month all in. Front money was $1,200. Annual mileage is 20,000. I thought that was a decent deal and would hope to do at least as well next time around, especially considering the fact that rates are coming down and Infiniti appears to be looking at an increasing inventory. All suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks.