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#12 of 239 M37 Driver's Seat
Apr 06, 2010 (5:38 am)
I have a question concerning the new 2011 M37 driver's seat. I have a bad lower back and most car seats are unacceptable to me. This is my problem and not the auto manufacturer 99% of the time.
I like the 2009 G37 driver's seat but found the 2010 M35 seat uncomfortable (again just me here). I didn't buy the G37 because I like a bigger car and knew the M37 was around the corner. Can anyone comment on the M37 seat (prefer sport package) vs. the standard G37 seat? I don't fit well in the sport package G37 seat because the side bolsters rub my thighs (not comfortable).
For me the BMW 550 with comfort seats are the best out there; but, the BMW would cost me 20K more than a M37 and have less options. My current ride is a 2008 Acura MDX Sport and I love the seats but the SUV is heavy, slow and not that much fun to drive.
Every time I go to the Infiniti dealership which is an hour from my home the sales people "hover" over me. I don't enjoy that. Plus, they don't understand my back problem and 50% of the decision comes down to the driver's seat.
#13 of 239 Re: M37 Driver's Seat [valueguy]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:16 am)
I happened to love the comfort of the 2010 Base M35 seat and yet find the 2011 Base M37 seat somewhat firm and uncomfortable. I have not tried the sport seat, but the additioanl cost is excessive, so it will be out of the question regardless.
#14 of 239 Re: M37 Driver's Seat [valueguy]
Apr 06, 2010 (9:41 am)
Value----I test drove the '11 M56 a couple of weeks ago. One of the first things that I commented to the salesman was the comfort of the driver's seat. It felt similar to my leather la-z-boy!
He said it was upgraded leather from the base M37 and I could really feel the difference. He also had the cooled seat function on and it was probably the most comfortable seat I've ever felt in a car. BTW--I'm 6'3" and had plenty of room in both front seats. Very comfortable.
You might try it out and ask if those upgraded seats are available in an M37 Sport. They might be. Good luck.
#15 of 239 Re: M37 Driver's Seat [valueguy]
Apr 06, 2010 (10:56 am)
I recently took a test drive of an M56 and I found the seat to be much too firm, and that's just compared to my 2008 M45. Compared to other cars, it's extremely firm!
However, the dealer told me that the Deluxe Touring Package (and possible the Sport Touring Package) has a more comfortable seat. Nothing like the Lexus LS460, but better than the base model.
I haven't verified yet (since I can't find an M56 to drive locally w/Touring), but that's what I was told...
#16 of 239 Re: M37 Driver's Seat [bahunkus]
Apr 06, 2010 (11:25 am)
I appreciate the reply. The web site says the sport package has "bolstered" seats as well as the deluxe touring package. The latter has better leather.
I only need a seat as good as the G37 (base). That seat had just the right amount of back padding in the correct place. The M35 seat was larger but the padding seemed different to me. We all know how subjective driver's seats can be.
Anybody ever sat in the BMW 550 with comfort seats? That is BEST IN CLASS.
I can live with some additional road noise but I must have a good seat or my back hurts after 10 minutes.
Why the hell isn't the sport package avail with the deluxe touring package? I would very much like to have both but now must choose between the two. Who wouldn't want the better leather seats if they could afford it?
#17 of 239 Re: M37 Driver's Seat [valueguy]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:27 pm)
I also found the G37 sedan seat to be more comfortable than the M37. I don't get what Infiniti is doing and why don't they keep a good thing going. The M35 had great seats. Why did they change them? I may just have to go elsewhere if I don't get used to the M37 base seat.
#18 of 239 2011 M37 Premium Package.
Apr 11, 2010 (2:20 pm)
I am just coming off a G35xS lease, and in the market for an M37, M35 2010, or an A6.
Here are the details of one lease option here in Mass.
Cap Cost: $50,145
Money Factor: .000771 (calculated of a 1.85 int rate)
Residual: 56% - $298087.80
Down Payment: $1730
Term: 39 Months
Monthly Payment: $699
Doesn't seem bad, but think I can do better. Like to hear any thoughts...
#19 of 239 Re: 2011 M37 Premium Package. [ecoastharley]
Apr 11, 2010 (4:34 pm)
You gave us all the information except which model this was...2010 M35? 2011 M37? Since it is on this forum, I am guessing it is the M37. I would say $3,400 off MSRP for this car is a pretty good deal, but as some will point out, that deal may be a lot better in 6-12 months.
If the numbers you list are for the M37, I am somewhat surprise at the very good money factor. Was this through Infiniti? If not, please explain.
#20 of 239 Re: 2011 M37 Premium Package. [pedro45]
Apr 11, 2010 (5:18 pm)
Sorry about that... I put it in the title and not in the post.
Yes... it is a 2011 M37 thru Infiniti Financial (at least I think it is thru them, I didn't get the specifics but Infiniti ran the numbers so assumed it is IFS). Actually... for the two recent quotes I got on a 2010 M35 had a money factor of .00023 and the 2011 M37 had 1.85% (which is think is .000771).
Thanks for the tip on the MSRP... I will have to think if I have time to wait. My lease ends soon... 45days or so.
#21 of 239 Destination Fees
Apr 15, 2010 (5:42 am)
I've read that the auto manufacturers have substantially increased their transfer fees (from the factory to the car lot) over recent years as an additional profit center. I'm thinking of getting the M37. The destination fee on this car is $865. The dealer does not have my particular car at this time and wants to obtain it from another dealer. As I remember, he would charge me an additional $600 for the transfer. Is that what it costs to ship a car, or is the dealer doing to me what the manufacturer does to them?