I didn’t like the coupe much either but then I was looking to replace my Z with something as sporty but slightly bigger, the coupe was way too soft to satisfy that.I've driven a G35 coupe and was very unimpressed.
I'm not sure about the AWD, but the Kizashi sold like free HIV and Suzuki Automobiles got kicked off USDM Island some time ago. No dealers, no parts and good luck finding one in a junkyard as a last resort.Wasn't the Suzuki Kizashi available with AWD, though those might have been CVT only?
Or realize my dreamDon't forget the Infiniti EX series/QX-WTF. They're basically a shortened G-series wagon; they don't pretend to have any offroad capability at all.
I've driven an FX35, didn't like it. Not sure if a V8 would fix that.
Good tires can make a world of difference. I would argue, though, that good studless tires are as good on 99% of the surfaces Finnish winter can throw at a motorist. Sheet ice in the rain is where studs are needed the most.If the problem is mainly the steep driveway, have you tried studded tires? That's what we are doing this year for my wifes FWD Mazda 5, because of steep driveway issues.