2012 Infiniti G Sedan Sedan G37 Journey 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 7A)
I have a black/black 2012 with just under 36,000mi miles, that I bought (used) in March, 2013. This car replaced my 2004 G35 that started blowing blue smoke at around 124K. People complain about the transmission shifting and mine was not fabulous, at first. The car learns how you drive and starts to shift accordingly. This car has power, handles great and is very comfortable. I took this on a road trip last summer from the Atlanta area to New England where a couple of things really stood out. First, this car is very comfortable, even after 6-7 hours behind the wheel. Gas mileage? My roundtrip include driving through NY (north and west of NYC), in Boston, the White and Green Mountains. All told, I drove close to 3,200mi and kept all gas receipts so I could calculate mileage. I ended up at north of 31mpg!! I highly recommend this car to anyone wanting a sports sedan, especially if you have kids. Very roomy, a terrific value, and the power to satisfy whenever the horns come out on a twisty road!
2012 Infiniti G Sedan Sedan G37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)
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.
2012 Infiniti G Sedan Sedan G37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)
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
power and the general way the car drove
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.