Bought this car 2 days ago and traded in my Lexus ES 350. The Lexus is truly a fantastic car for comfort and fuel economy, but it requires you to lose your man card. My past cars have been Mustang V8's, Saab 9.5, BMW 525 and Acura TL. I've only driven the G37 about 4 times so far, but I love it and can't wait to drive it again. It's quiet and comfy when you want it to be, but can certainly growl and perform with the push of a pedal. Some say the brakes are touchy, I say precise. Some don't like the "off the line" acceleration, buy a true sports car. Some don't like the trunk space, IT'S A COUPE! Head space? I'm 6' 190, no problem. I'm a car guy again!
Sold a Lexus i loved.. for an Infiniti i love more!
written on 03-06-2012
Ever since i saw a Lexus IS300 in first year of production i knew i wanted one. Eventually got a black 5 speed with spoiler.. (had my mind on NEVER letting it go)...... daily driven, loved it for 6 years longest i've had a car.. and then just happened to stop one day at lunch and test drive an absolutely gorgeous athens blue G37S... just on a whim.. guess what - i ended up buying it that same day. I'm 5'3" and find the G very comfortable. Like another reviewer said, it's a little light on response, need to anticipate acceleration or use the paddles or tap over into DS mode for more immediate shifts. For a 6 cylinder this car is FAAAAASSST!! 0-60 much faster than a Straight 6 Lexus, wow...
I traded my 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5S for a 2008 G37 Coupe because the lack of power it had and it was boring to drive. The G37 Coupe is so fun to drive; especially when merging on the highway >:] With this car car you can pass others cars with ease. The stock exhaust is just amazing when you turn it on and the interior design is really nice as well. The BOSE sound systems is really loud and nice and listening to music on my car is what I love to do (especially when commuting to work). I like the memory seats. Also, I use the iPod integration and use the steering wheel controls and it makes it easy to select songs and the iPod is out of sight the whole time.
2 weeks and 500 miles later I still have a huge smile on my face each time I drive it. Got the premium pkg with 19" sport wheels. I now look foward in the mornings to start her up and head to work just for the chance to drive this car. Acceleration is FUN-nominal and this car turns heads ever where I go and each compliment are very positive. There is nothing I would change on this car, its a pleasure to drive everytime. Each time I get out of the car I find myself looking back with a smile wishing I could just keep driving. Test drove the BMW 335i, Acura TL & Lexus IS350 and none had it all wrapped in one beautiful pkg as the G37 did.
This car is absolutely a joy to own. Not only does it have a 330 HP engine that is fun to drive but all the features and options this car has is unbelievable. The Bose system in the premium package is one of my favorite things about this car. It is so clear and if you like loud stereo's, you can crank it up to really feel the 2 10" subs. Everything from the design, performance, luxury and affordability makes this car a must have for any sort of car enthusiast.