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Infiniti G20 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 145 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2002 Infiniti G20

  • A Sentra masquerading at the Infiniti ball. Wait for the upcoming G35 sport sedan.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sharp handling, Infiniti customer service, attractive styling.

  • Cons

    Weak four-cylinder engine, Sentra-like feel and interior space, fills a niche nobody asked to be filled.

  • What's New for 2002

    A Sport package featuring a body-color grille, dark tint headlight trim and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels debuts this year, as do two new…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (49 total reviews)


Transmission went at 30,000

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti G20 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Despite being well taken care of, the transmission failed at 30,000 miles in 2008. Cost me $4 grand. Dealer said it wasn't covered. Couldn't fight them as I was going through a health crisis. Mechanics and transmission dealer said they never saw anything like it. Still pretty upset about losing that much money on such a low mileage car.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Amazing value

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti G20 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Just hit the 60k mark and loving it. I bought the car 6 months ago with 52k. As this is my first car, I didn't think I would be able to afford this nice of a car. The only problems I have had with the car are: the power antenna, and the stock rims being bent. 2 months after the purchase of the car, I blew a tire on the highway because of the rims. Replaced the rims and tires with more sporty ones and everything was good. About a week ago, my ABS light came on and my rear breaks locked up. I took it to the mechanic and had to replace the calipers, and break pads. The exhaust needs to be replaced, but I am holding off until after winter. The only thing the car needs is a bracket for the muffler



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love to drive

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti G20 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I fell in love with my G before I even bought it. Just after seeing it in 2001, I drove it right off the showroom floor and it hasn't disappointed me yet! This car is classy yet sporty and a great performer for the 4-cyl class. Solid engineering and esthetically pleasing. Still looks great today even among newer vehicles. Cons? Cup holders are inefficient. Passenger seat adjustment in the sport edition isn't automatic. My son grew up in this car and will inherit it in 2 yrs; it makes me nervous that he won't love it as much as I do.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Gem of a car!

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti G20 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Why get a Civic, Lancer, or Corolla when you can get a G20? With the G20, you get much more for your dollar - power windows, power mirrors, leather interior, moonroof, etc. People will argue that the G20 has a low resale value compared to the other models. Who cares? If you want to get an affordable used car that you intend to use for many years to come, resale value does not matter. All you should care about is reliability and in that area, the G20 is a real keeper. I'm not being biased, but I read so many great things about the G20's SR20DE engine. I dare say that the SR20DE is tougher than the competitors' engines. And since the G20 is built in Japan, no need to worry about quality.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great value for sport compact

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti G20 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

For almost 1 year I have been driving my G20 and I love this car. It's the perfect blend of sportiness, luxury, safety, and performance. I was looking for a 4 cyl sedan with curb appeal and safety in mind, and it came down to either the Accord or the G20. I'm very happy with my choice. 4 airbags, great looks, giant trunk - who could go wrong. I do hear a few squeaks and rattles now and then, and it would be nice if there was more sound dampening inside (you can hear outside road noise fairly well at high speeds). Cupholder is a change tray only. Check engine light came on at 74K miles, was rear O2 sensor. Overall this is an excellent car.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Awesome value

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Vehicle: 2002 Infiniti G20 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I found a 2002 with 35000 miles on the clock, and have added 7000 miles before writing this review. For the small price I paid, I love this car. I get great mileage and comfort without the high cost of buying a stripped down toyota or honda on the used market. This is an awesome vehicle for the high gas prices this year, I have averaged 32-33 mpg highway. It is an ultimate executive beater!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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Full 2002 Infiniti G20 Review

What's New for 2002

A Sport package featuring a body-color grille, dark tint headlight trim and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels debuts this year, as do two new exterior colors -- Silver Crystal and Maui Blue. The G20t, as Infiniti dubs the Touring package-equipped model, disappears this year.

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