I bought the car with 194k. Engine was perfect but swapped for jdm nissan primera SR20. Catalytic Delete, tuned ECU. Dynoed at 180hp with just those mods and i'm getting 28mpg city. Body is perfect except for two rust holes, no frame rust, beautiful clean interior, insulated very well. All accesories work including the R12 A/C. would recommend this to anyone who wants a luxurious daily-driver/sleeper. Very easy to work on from a mechanic's perspective. I only wish they had put in cup holders. drilled some plastic ones into the bottom of the dash. 120mph on the highway all day! very technologically advanced for its time
Dual Power Seats, air bags (its a friggin 93) 5link front suspension, ABS
just the cup holders, wish they released an AWD 5spd model
The Infiniti g20 is the first car I purchased on my own I love it can't find the gov. Had it at 127 in fifth gear with 2000rpm left Baught it with 194000 miles now has 203000 miles and runs strong highly recommended
The 93 G20 was very reliable. I put on 140,000 miles on it and it had no major repairs outside of scheduled repairs and tune-up items. No surprises at all. Impressive. The car had excellent pep and acceleration so long as there was only two people in it and no cargo in trunk. Fill it up with 4 adult passengers and truck of luggage and crank up the AC, then you can actually feel the engine being taxed on freeway on-ramps or long hill climbs. Speaking of trunk, it is large for a car this size, used the then new "Cab forward design.
Fuel economy was impressive for it's time (pre hybrid era). The car conservative good looks (like 3 series BMW of the same model year).
Infiniti seems to use thin leather in their seats. On both my G20 and later QX4, the leather ripped just 4 years later. Only the Q45 seemed to have quality leather.
I've had so much fun with this car, but it's finally giving out.. But at 17 years, and 112k miles most of which were short-range, I'm OK with that. Now, the 5th gear pops out frequently which seems like a frequent problem with Nissans/Infinitis around this model year. Also, my kids are starting to outgrow the back seats (twins are almost 8 years).
So much fun to drive (mine is a 5- speed). Never broke down on me, always started reliably. 25 mpg around town, 30 mpg highway when doing 70-80 mph. Great features for the class and year - power seats, Windows, sunroof; abs - all still working.
Fold-down rear seats. Center backseat only has a lap belt. This one just a reaction to other people's comments: There is no "real" cup holder, but you can easily remove (unscrew) the front center armrest, and use the space underneath as a cup holder.
After 17 years it's time to say goodbye to this reliable family car. Why? Twenty-first century safety and fuel economy realities demand that gas-guzzlers and cars lacking all the safety features no longer should carry your family members---or anyone else for that matter. But over the years this car rarely required repairs (one blown tire, replacement of front shocks and one bad engine mount --- that was everything in all those years. We still have not decided what will replace it.
Responsive engine, firm ride, great sound system (with optional 10-CD changer). Roomy back seat.
Needs better turning radius, and better fuel economy.