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A Refined Sports Car that's affordable
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Chuck
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2012 Infiniti G Sedan G37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)


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Previously owned a 2003 e39 BMW and made the switch to Infiniti after that car was totalled by another reckless driver. A lot of what drove me to the G in particular was it's similarities to my prior car, RWD (the G37x is RWD unless you need the front tires, or AWD), power, a non-CVT transmission, and refinement. I like the AWD capability if I need it, but really enjoy receiving my power from the back end the majority of the time. Car will not slip in the rain no matter how hard you damper the pedal in AWD only mode. Have yet to discover its snow capabilities, but I'm confident. A few paragraphs doesn't do the car justice, but the G so far for me has been a pleasure to own. From the salesmen, to the dealer service, to the actual vehicle, I was impressed and felt accommodated, and that same feeling has continued after purchasing. My fiance went with a Nissan SUV (not a rouge..), and while they try to help their customers, she's buying an Infiniti at the same dealer I purchased mine as her next car from her own experience with both. These days, it pays to have an accommodating dealer as even bullet-proof cars require some servicing, and their methods used in the service center are not intimidating, and will get anything covered under warranty that they can. From replacing a speaker, to a new piece of wood trim, they had me covered. I have yet to spend a dime outside of my first two oil changes. Car currently has 51k on the odo, and I bought it with 44k. So far I have a 12 hour drive under it's belt and a few other trips that lasted around 2-3 hours. This is along with my daily city commute, which offers everything from bumper to bumper traffic, to stretches of highway. Reliability so far has seemed great, from the way the transmission shifts, the idle, and acceleration. Drive comfort over the long haul is superb (highlight), and on short trips it's great unless you're in traffic. The 7spd transmission is a bit cumbersome at very low speeds (0-15mph) during traffic, but traffic is annoying regardless. The cabin and driver's position really lends you to feel confident driving it. Great visibility, and the feedback on the wheel allows you to "feel" the road. The steering is crisp and has great radius. The weight of the car causes a bit of "rolling" in corners, but driving habits around corners and some firmer tires can help a lot. It was designed for overall use, not an enthusiasts weekend toy. In an emergency situation while traveling 70mph, I had to jam on the brakes and even while sliding I felt in full control (made it out of that situation just fine, there was a huge blown out truck tire in the road I didn't see until I was right in front of it). The car is a great mix of cruise ability (rides on rails on the highway and cushioned feel in general), moderate cornering, and decent acceleration. You can't have all 3 without sacrificing something. Cabin space is great too, I could be 300lbs and 6'4 and feel comfortable in the car. Currently 220 and 6'2. I'd say the car fits 4 very comfortably, without the rear passengers sacrificing any leg room. Main downside is the low-end torque. The engine has great HP, but the low end torque doesn't match the high rev power. Kind of a character flaw if you will, doesn't degrade from the overall goal I had when originally purchasing and knew this going into the purchase. Overall, the value is the best aspect on the car for what you're getting. The power, interior, exterior, options (when purchased used), are all accounted for for the least cost. Couple sacrifices being the torque rating, engine noise at high revs, build quality (don't confuse with engine reliability). Build quality can be seen in the door panel fastening, seat fastening, and materials used. A couple I looked at gave off a rather strong oil smell with very few miles, which led me to believe a lot of the used cars weren't broken in properly (manual states driver must not exceed 4k rpm during first 4k miles). Generally, the used sport models were beat up, at 35k. Some caveats: I wouldn't have purchased the car unless I had it fully loaded with the premium, not sport, package and the 18" Enkei wheel optional addition. I really dislike the 17" factory wheels, and not having a sun-roof is a deal breaker. I also wouldn't have purchased the car new, as I think the new prices are inflated since it can be bought 3 years old for around 1/2 cost new (with all the options added). Best about buying used, is the cars even without the premium package were priced about the same as the premium optioned one, lending me to conclude that the used dealers don't market the options that came with the car, which is their own disservice. Takes a bit of homework to find the right one! These salesmen really have no clue what the car was sold with more than 75% of the time. Some were optioned with premium package, but not the wood interior or the 18" wheels. Probably a hundred or two different option combinations on the car.


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Fun at first....novelty wears off
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By tomlovescars
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2012 Infiniti G Sedan G37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)


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At first, the power, the handling the looks are awesome....but after a few months, it just became another car at which point, I didn't appreciate the crappy gas mileage and the hesitation if you didn't use premium. not that comfortable for more than an hour to 90 min....would start to want to get out of the car. the car is fast, though and fun to drive


Best Features

power and the general way the car drove


Worst Features

OEM tires (Goodyear RA-S) wear out fast brakes lasted 20K premium label in name only......all others in the class offer free maintenance when new.


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Fun and Valuable
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By kluthage421
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2012 Infiniti G Sedan G37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)


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Very fun car to drive. Much better value than BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. People may say this car has road noise, but it is because of the OEM tires. Replace them right away. What is great about this car over its competitors is that it is not numb. You can tell details of the surface the car is on. You can feel it in the wheel and pedals. You don't want a car that is numb (BMW, Lexus etc.), unless you are driving in the city a lot, in which it's pointless to have a 3.7L V6 engine. So, the transmission isn't super smooth and F1-like in it's shifting speed. I like to feel when the car shifts. The G is a higher performing Maxima that looks better.


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Screaming engine at high revs. Direct Adaptive Steering. Headlights. Stereo. Interior lighting.


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Looks nice but many faults
3 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By sherm624
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2012 Infiniti G Sedan G37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)


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We hated this car so much that we returned it 9 months before the end of our lease and paid thousands just to be rid of it. The car looks great but driving is a chore. Steering requires effort, engine noise will wake the dead. Everyone thought the car had an exhaust leak. Transmission is horrible - difficult to launch smooth. Gas mileage is around 22 combined. It misses the mark in luxury by neglecting amenities found in competitors, such as cooled seats, front sensors (only has rear), rain sensing wipers, wood steering wheel. On trips longer than 30 minutes it is not comfortable and the cabin is very cramped. No wonder they stopped making this car.


Best Features

Power, handling, looks


Worst Features

Transmission needs to be smoother, reduce engine noise, increase interior space, increase gas mileage, increase tire wear (35K?), add front sensors. The Q series is a vast improvement but not quite enough.


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2nd "G" and Still Loving It...
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By dbalsam
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2012 Infiniti G Sedan G37x Sport Appearance Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)


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Prior had 08 G35xS. Bulletproof reliability and loved the car overall. MPG's were not the best and some road/wind noise. Recently stepped into a 12 G37xS. Even though they look similar, a lot of smaller improvements to make car even better. I am also avg. 3mpg better doing same drive. Writing this for anyone looking for a great used car value that appreciates sporty sedan vs. a Camry/Accord. Probably still the best overall value in a 4dr. sports sedan with AWD. Road/Wind noise improved on G37 and much quieter on Hwy. with 7spd auto vs 5spd as engine revs are lower. Suspension seems better over bumps vs. G35 and more solid. Steering lightened up some at low speeds vs. G35.


Best Features

"S" sport package. Gets you the sports seats, 18" wheels, more aggressive front bumper/side sills. A Tasteful pkge. Great steering/handling and AWD with a feel of RWD. Easy to use Nav and Bluetooth for phone. Better MPG vs. older G35. Like rear sensors with back-up camera. Like the sound of the VQ engine when pushed. Plenty fast for most drivers. Drive normal and behaves normal, drive fast and push it and becomes a blast to drive.


Worst Features

BOSE needs a "real" subwoofer in parcel shelf and that system could be better. 7-spd auto could shift a tad smoother like our Audi 8-spd. Fold-down seats would be nice. Not much else as the Q50 is the successor to this car. Drove the Q50 as a loaner though and like G better although the Q50 interior is nicer. Would have been nice these last few years to update the interior and nav interface on G as it is identical to my 08. No big complains. Couldn't find anything else in price range with performance and features and reliability at this price. My 08 had 105k on it and only had a wheel bearing go bad. No other issues...


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