2012 Infiniti M 3.7L V6 AWD 7-speed Automatic Consumer Review - A wonderful ride and excellent
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2012 Infiniti M - Consumer Review

2012 Infiniti M M37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)

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M37x Sedan (3.7L V6 AWD 7-speed Automatic)

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69 of 89 people found this review helpful
A wonderful ride and excellent buying experience
By drinwv on

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2012 Infiniti M M37x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A)

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The cabin is absolutely luxurious, with a very sporty feel. All of the materials feel wonderful (I got the Premium and Deluxe Touring packages, which add a little to the experience). It is whisper quiet, has LOADS of power, and an amazing array of gizmos. In searching, I ended up visiting dealerships in two different states, and they were both really great. I bought it at Cochran Infiniti in Pittsburgh, and they include a pick-up service where they'll drop off a loaner Infiniti and take your car to service (even though we live 80 miles away!).

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Power, ride quality, stereo, feel of interior materials, exterior design
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By drtate
on 03/27/13 12:02 PM (PDT)

I wrote this review and have some updates (I recently traded in the M for a 2012 Audi A8). So here are the parts that got to me over time: - The cabin is NOT whisper quiet. It's actually pretty loud. The upgraded Bose 16-speaker stereo is supposed to do something about the noise, but it doesn't. At all. It's a LOT louder than I was hoping for. Edmunds found the interior noize level at 68.7dB (here: http://www.edmunds.com/infiniti/m37/2011/road-test-specs2.html). That's higher than the BMW 535i at 67dB and the MB E550 at 66.9dB (couldn't find info for the E350), and even the E350 CONVERTIBLE at 67.1dB). - For all of its technology, it didn't ever surprise me with an "Ohhh, it does THAT" experience. It does what it does, and it just didn't feel as advanced as I was hoping. Granted, I didn't get the Technology Package (adaptive cruise control, lane assist, etc.) because all of the reviews stated that these systems were really intrusive. But maybe I would have been more impressed if I had gotten that package. - It's only got a rear camera, tho it's got a LOOOONG hood. That hood is sexy as anything IMO, but it needs to have a front camera or at least front sensors. - The trunk feels really cheap. I don't know why, but it didn't actually close more than half the time. I would have liked to have a power open/close option. - The nav screen could be bigger. There's room for it (at least an inch on each side is just black plastic), so it looks like someone decided to go with a smaller screen. Still like: - The sound and the power. They're just GREAT! - The interior design and materials are beautiful. - The seats are comfortable as anything. The upgraded semi-aniline leather is really nice. My new opinion: Buy one used and you'll be happy as a clam if you want a fairly luxurious SPORTY sedan. If your main goal is luxury or technology, I think you should look elsewhere. For example, the BMW 5 series offers a heads up display, night vision and power close doors and trunk, along with internet connectivity. None of those are available in the M.

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