I bought my G25 sedan almost a year ago with 26k. Within a week, had to take it to the dealer for condensation in one of the headlights. The dealer replaced it, covered under warranty. Now just within the past month, I've had to bring it back to the dealer twice. Once for the chrome trim peeling on the center console lid and then again for a rattle in the dash/ rattle in front passenger door and broken cupholder. Once again, the dealer did all work covered under warranty. Normally I would be just disgusted with a car that gave me these build quality issues, but for some reason I seem to fall in love with my G all over again every time I get it back from being in the new Q50 service loaner!!
2 months in so far. This car is great. The ride and handling are awesome; the ride is firm but comfortable. Hard core power-heads will want the 3.7L, but I find the 2.5L to offer excellent power. I wish it did not require premium gas. I understand that this allows Nissan to achieve higher peak hp, but the peak hp folks are buying the 3.7L, so... I am not totally blown away by the styling. Other contenders were BMW and Mercedes. I like the looks of both of those better, but horror stories about reliability and repair costs ruled them out. Style is very personal, and many will disagree, but I prefer a more traditional, angular style. Despite that, I bought this car and I am very happy.
Confident: G37 Sedan is Definitely a great purchase!
written on 09-21-2011
Before making my decision on G37 Sedan, I carefully researched BMW 335i, Audi A4, Lexus IS350, the G37 Coupe (330HP). My pricing range is in between 35K - 45K. After test drove all these cars, I have to choose G37 sedan because it's a mix of quality and stylish and power. Most importantly, you could feel the car has built very solid, the engine makes you feel powerful, and confident on the street. While 335i has twin turbo but unfortunely tons of problems. Both A4 and IS350 lack of power. The G37 Coupe version is nice, but it's a bit heavier than the Sedan. also only 2 HP more than the sedan, I would recommend you getting Sedan not only I have one, but it's a better value by far.
After only owning cars from Germany and growing tiresome of the excessive maintenance cost that came with them I decided it was time for a change. Actually I was forced to change anyways due to the fact that a careless motorist killed my BMW 328xi. I wanted either a Lexus or an Infiniti for the fact that it would no longer cost me a fortune to repair or maintain those vehicles. I make 1 hour trips to and froe college and require a comfortable vehicle that I can rack up many harmless miles on. The Infiniti does not disappoint. But I must say that fuel economy isn't to much better that my BMW with a bigger engine. Also I feel obligated to mention that the cup holders are a joke and I hate them so so much! And I don't much care for the cheap hard plastics located by the steering column, should not be expected out of a 40000 dollar vehicle. But that is all the problems with my Infiniti, but I'm just nick picking the best I can, the list of complaints is much smaller than my Beamer. It also has much more space when really it's only a foot longer than the BMW. The BMW feels faster but the Infiniti is by no means a slouch. The ride quality is so much more refined in the Infiniti and it's also quieter inside the cabin. If your looking for quality, dependability, reliability, and the most value for your dollar, and inexpensive running cost with style and elegance. This is the car for you.
Having had a 2006 Acura TL and a 2008 Acura TL-S I was ready for a change. While highly reliable, the front wheel drive, rattles, and so-so drive just didn't inspire. Not so with the G37S - drives like a dream, tons of power, top-notch fit and finish - rock solid and ZERO rattles. Buy it and enjoy!
A bit of a disappointment, especially when compared to the G37. Of course, the G25 is giving up about 100 hp. Not even a chirp from the rear tires if you don't power brake. With stability control off and with power braking, the G25 spins and then bogs, as the little V6 doesn't have the power to maintain the wheelspin: a clutch pedal would help. Manual shifting via console lever (pull back for downshifts); nice blips on downshifts, will hold gears at redline.
Pedal felt completely dead and took 116 feet for the first stop. But after the tires and brakes had some heat in them, the G25 performed admirably. Pedal became firm with a short travel, and you could feel the tires searching for any available grip. Very solid and secure, with minimal front-end dive.
Skid pad: The G25's tight steering, excellent front grip and acceptance of throttle adjustment help it stay on the arc with plenty of speed. Minimal ESC intrusion when switched on, hence the identical times. Slalom: Steering effort feels artificially heavy. The G25 has a penchant for drop-throttle oversteer, making it a handful through the slalom (slightly worn tires didn't help). Front grip is good and gives a nice feel for what that end of the car is up to -- it's the squirelly rear that keeps it from being quicker. ESC barely intervenes when turned on, unless you get really sloppy.