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Old 01-24-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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Infiniti...all makes and models..

I bought a 2009 G37x with 20k on it just about a year ago...

Thought I would wait and see if I liked it before yapping on ADV about it... so after just about 20,000 miles:

All things considered, I have to say I am pretty damn happy with the car..

The engine and seats are probably the two high points...

Engine: The induction sound is fantastic and it pulls sooooo nicely, but it does have to spin to make power; it is not a torque monster...

Seats: The seats are great.. at least the driver's is.. haven't spent any time in the pass seat...

Low points...which are really not that bad... would probably be the transmission programming and trunk size...

Trans: It sometimes seems like it doesn't know what gear it should be in (there are 7 gears on this model)... It is not as quick to downshift as you might like... I did drive a 2013 when this car was in the dealership for a warranty repair (front right axle bearing & only repair to date) and Infiniti clearly updated the transmission program. It was very eager to drop gears which generally made for a sportier driving experience in traffic...

Trunk: After coming out of a 2006 Jetta TDI (http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...light=Infiniti) which had a surprisingly large trunk, the Infiniti was a bit of a let down... but hey.. if the size of the trunk is the worst part of the car, that's not too bad..

Is it the best looking car on the road??...Nope..

Is it the fastest car through the twisties??... Nope..

Does it scream for attention??? Nope....

Do I worry about the next major repair expense??? Nope...

Does it seem to be fitting into the family nicely??... Yep...

Anyone else have an Infiniti??? Want one???

Can't wait to get rid of one??

Love em?? Hate em??



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Old 01-24-2015, 01:43 PM   #2
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I traded an 06 Porsche Cayman for my 11 Infiniti G37X over a year ago. Don't regret it a bit.
Every time I get in it I give a little "ahhhh". I just fits me well and is very comfortable. I've never
considered myself a car guy and normally just keep buying the same thing. I'm on my 6th
Jeep Grand Cherokee. Haven't had a sedan in years and thought I'd try it again.
My wife calls it a "Grandpa car". I don't care. The Cayman as an everyday driver wasn't
fun for me. The ownership costs of a Porsche are excessive and I still kept her Carrera if
I need to be reminded of an uncomfortable ride.

So far it's been oil changes and a wiper blade. I could get use to that.

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Old 01-24-2015, 06:12 PM   #3
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My wife had a 2005 G35 Coupe. It had a great engine, was reliable as could be but the staggered tires it used and the camber on the front was nuts. The 19" tires would need replacing every 20,000 miles. I would not hesitate on a G37x though.

She drives a '12 Maxima right now with the 3.5 liter engine and it is pretty nice.

The premium gas need always peeves me a bit on these cars but it's not a bad price of admission I suppose.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:27 PM   #4
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I think there's a guy on here that has a supercharged one with like 500 horse or something like that.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:51 AM   #5
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Some asshole parked one in my driveway last night.

















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Old 01-25-2015, 08:24 AM   #6
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I had a 06 6mt g35 coupe. No real complaints. The only annoying thing was the traction control, it truly was a awful design.

It was a great tow rig as well..lol


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Old 01-25-2015, 08:37 AM   #7
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A-Bone, you couldn't have posted this at a better time! I have been seriously thinking about a slightly used G-37 S (coupe) or maybe a Q-60 to replace my 350-Z. My wife is having a bit of trouble with her left knee and wants an automatic (Don't know if I can get used to a car with auto trans but for her I'll try) I thought the G37 S with paddle shifters would still be somewhat sporty and much more comfortable than the Z. We very rarely use our 4 wheeled vehicles ('03 350-Z has 40,000 miles) as both of us use a motorcycle for most of our transportation but we live in an area with great mountain roads so whatever 4 wheeled vehicle we have must be fun to drive and handle well (350-Z has been great). So I'm very interested in opinions on the infinity - either G-37 S of Q-60 coupe, probably 2012 to 2014 vintage,
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:31 AM   #8
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Some asshole parked one in my driveway last night.

















If by driveway you mean your 'skating rink' where you used to have a drive way...

Hey.. I told u to take it for a rip if u wanted...

Another time....
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:15 PM   #9
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If by driveway you mean your 'skating rink' where you used to have a drive way...

Hey.. I told u to take it for a rip if u wanted...

Another time....

When the roads are dry... and you're welcome to take the truck out for a romp. The torque is addicting!
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:25 PM   #10
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Parents have an '07 G35. Nice car. Never had any issues.
While it may not be the best in any one thing, it is a nice well rounded car that does most things very well.

My biggest gripe, I don't like bottom hinged gas pedals.
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:58 PM   #11
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I had a 06 6mt g35 coupe. No real complaints. The only annoying thing was the traction control, it truly was a awful design.

It was a great tow rig as well..lol


Where is this?
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:40 PM   #12
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Where is this?
Matewan WV
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:26 PM   #13
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When the roads are dry... and you're welcome to take the truck out for a romp. The torque is addicting!
I do want to drive that Turbo F-150... while it is under warranty...


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Old 01-25-2015, 06:33 PM   #14
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Parents have an '07 G35. Nice car. Never had any issues.
While it may not be the best in any one thing, it is a nice well rounded car that does most things very well.
Yeah... that pretty much sums it up... It does most things better than average...

The reliability ratings are what made the final sale for me... If Audi or BMW had the same reliability ratings, there is a good chance I'd be driving one of those.... But with my life being as hectic as it has been the last few years, I want a car that is stone-reliable.... While I realize that nothing is a sure thing, I am banking on the reliability to keep me happy with the car...

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My biggest gripe, I don't like bottom hinged gas pedals.
I think they stole that from zee' Germans....
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:35 PM   #15
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Looks like I am finally going to be able to give the all-wheel drive a thorough review...
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