Last post on Sep 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM
You are in the Infiniti G37
What is this discussion about?
Infiniti G37, Coupe, Sedan
#193 of 259 Re: Why the limited color and trim selection for 6MT? [lone_ranger1]
Mar 21, 2010 (3:14 pm)
1) infiniti feels manual drivers dont have time to look at wood
2) infiniti feels the colors dont look as good or will sell on the coupe
3) doest think those colors will sell
4) infiniti sells more sedans and is trying to keep the costs down for the lesser selling coupe--
hope this helps --
#194 of 259 Thinking about G37x with nav, prem and maybe wheels package
Mar 22, 2010 (7:02 am)
Looking for feedback on this one. I am seriously considering the g37x with nav, prem and maybe the wheel package. I went for a test drive with the intent of ruling it out and getting the TL. I really only looked at it because my wife has a 06 Murano and we have been very happy with the look, feel and realiablity of her car. Took the G for a drive and thought it was an amazing car for the money. Also took out the 2011 M, also a great car, but a little too big and plush and out of my budget (sales guys says he could make it work). Anyway, then went and drove the TL, interior room TL was a great fit, nice car, but frankly handles and drives like my current 07 accord-V6. The TL AWD/Tech would be the smart decision from a comfort and size perspective. Feature wise, the loaded TL and loaded G seem very similar. However the G was so much more fun to drive. I want to take one for the day to get a better idea. OK, so I have rambled on enough. Here are my questions that I am hoping you can help me with.
1. I am a big guy about 6ft and 230 lbs. I need to play around with the seats, but seemed fairly comfortable. I commute about an hour each way 5 days a week. Any comfort issues that anyone is aware of? (I am intentionally staying away from the sports package because of the additional bolstering on the seats).
2. Real world MPG in mixed driving? I am hopeful for 20 or 21 (I get 22-25 in my accord).
3. The layout of the interior of the G seemed more logical, intuitive and easier to use.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be very helpful.
#195 of 259 Re: Thinking about G37x with nav, prem and maybe wheels package [larrys8]
Mar 22, 2010 (10:34 am)
Larry, I can certainly relate to how a test drive would hook one on to a car. I chose BMW 328i over the current generation G in 2007 when it first came out. This time around, I did not think I would consider a previous runner-up at its fourth model years, and thought the TL AWD would be ideal for my next ride. After a few test drives on both (and a few others), the G37 won my heart with its fun to drive characteristics.
Now, to you questions:
1. Smart move on your part to avoid sport package. I have the sport seat, which fits fine for my 5' 7" 145 lbs. body, but I can see how big guys like you will feel cramped in it. Others with the regular seats may comment on its comfort, but I have not seen any complaint in various forums (and I have visited a lot).
2. I am still in break-in period and getting 20 MPG with 900 miles so far (50/50 city/hwy miles). And this is with a lot of idling time playing with all the tech toys. I expect this MPG number to go up after break-in period. Others with longer ownership of the car please chime in.
3. As you have observed, the loaded TL and loaded G are tie on the equipment list. The interior layout is up to personal taste, but I am not a big fan of all those buttons on the TL. The G, on the other hand, has a clean design which is very functional and easy to use.
Hope this helps.
#196 of 259 Upkeep on Graphite Shadow?
Mar 23, 2010 (10:56 pm)
Can anyone with graphite shadow share their experience on how clean it keeps and how much effort is required to maintain its appearance?
Mar 25, 2010 (5:46 am)
Thanks so much for your response. The more I think about all of this and the more I read all of these posts; makes the decision harder and harder. Thinking about everything from a pre-owned 7 series to the 2011 M37 (which I also took for a test ride).
I guess the search is half the fun.
#198 of 259 Re: Thinking about G37x with nav, prem and maybe wheels package [larrys8]
Mar 30, 2010 (1:55 pm)
have had my 2010 g37x with prem, nav and sport for two months. coming from 2006 m35x.
1. m a great car too big for me. new' "g" a drivers car vs. luxury. fast and fun.
2. stay away from sport seats. i'm small, 5'4" and 136#. would be tight on manly men.
3. fit, finish on interior very good. tight and well layed out.
4. 0nly 1800 miles to date and getting 18-20 mpg. not broken in yet but difficult staying off the gas pedal when you hear that roar.
#199 of 259 Re: Thinking about G37x with nav, prem and maybe wheels package [bondi]
Mar 30, 2010 (4:54 pm)
Thanks for responding, I am going to take one out for the day on Friday. I guess its all downhill from there. I like the wheels and the paddle shifters that come with the sport package, but again with my size I am worried about the seats. The dealer claims they cant get the AWD with wheel package, only the sports package. I will try and spend some time in both.
#200 of 259 Infiniti-- please bring a G35xS with a manual
Apr 01, 2010 (4:48 pm)
huge wish - i want this car--
#201 of 259 Re: G37 - new generation [smarty666]
Apr 07, 2010 (10:12 am)
It would be impossible for Nissan to offer an optional rear wheel drive Maxima. That changes the fundamental design of the car completely. However, AWD could be an option since they already offer it on the Murano/Rogue.
#202 of 259 Re: G37 - new generation [dat2]
Apr 07, 2010 (2:16 pm)
Plus, if they had RWD, that would make the Max no different from Infiniti. FWD is what has still till this day distinguish Nissan from Infiniti. I hope they leave it that way but I do agree I think a AWD option might not be that bad of a idea.