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      02-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #23
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Yeah, the biggest problem with the G37 is the Altima Coupe.

That being said, a buddy of mine has a brand-new, fully-loaded G37, and it will knock your socks off. But it looks an aweful lot like above mentioned $23k FWD sorority girls car.
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      02-05-2008, 01:02 PM   #24
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      02-05-2008, 01:15 PM   #25
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My take on the G37S: Close but no cigar.

I think the HP at 330 is a tad optimistic. 32 HP jump over the 298hp G35C 6mt should be showing more significantly in acceleration tests, but people are saying the G37S is barely faster.

Buddy has a lightly modded G35C 6mt and I'd say it hauls pretty good from the passenger seat.
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I just this past week test drove both the g37s manual and the 135i manual. My impressions are very simple..............

The G is a very nice car but just doesnt compare. When I turned on the 135 and grabbed the wheel it was almost like you could feel the life of it. The G was no where near as exciting to drive, the G is a good all around vehicle but if your looking for a drivers car the 1 is hands down the 1!
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      03-31-2008, 01:31 PM   #27
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My take on the G37S: Close but no cigar.

I think the HP at 330 is a tad optimistic. 32 HP jump over the 298hp G35C 6mt should be showing more significantly in acceleration tests, but people are saying the G37S is barely faster.

Buddy has a lightly modded G35C 6mt and I'd say it hauls pretty good from the passenger seat.
Weight and gearing kill the G37. Going by buzz in the Infiniti forums the general consensus is that the lighter G35 sedan is faster, if only slightly. Add miserable real-world fuel economy to the mix (neither the 6MT or 5AT have a true highway gear) and a more than superficial resemblance to the Altima coupe and you have to wonder wtf Nissan was thinking. I seriously wanted those guys to hit it out of the park with the new G because it forces everyone else to step up their game. The sedan is a big improvement but the coupe has some problems. They basically got duped by BMW's "300 hp" N54 and thought a 330 hp NA motor (yes the rating is optimistic) was going to give them the horsepower edge again. The high-compression VQ37VHR will not be easy to mod, either. While it's clear that the coupe is a good handler, Infiniti has some issues to address to get its overall performance up to segment expectations.

Since I'm buying later this year and in the market for an automatic (I know...boo) I'll be curious to see if the Jatco 7AT from the European G makes it into the 2009's. A couple more cogs may help low end pull and top gear mileage.
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      03-31-2008, 06:19 PM   #28
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Fuel economy is pretty bad with those Nissan V6's. Buddy said he gets about 15-17 mpg around town in his, which has the older "DE" engine, but I doubt they've improved it any.
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