2012 Infiniti G Sedan
There are 2 user reviews for the 37 Journey trim shown below
- Extremely powerful engine, very stable handling, good comfort, great fit and finish
- Engine is not as smooth as some other competitors - styling is understated
Purchased As Used
Purchased one year old - almost a new car. Since we changed from a V-8 car, we thought it would be less powerful. The engine accelerates the car almost like a large motorbike and the level of comfort was beyond what we expected. The feedback from steering wheel is excellent - bit similar to very sporty cars - Nissan ZX or BMW, as the car handles just like those cars we used to own. Having said so, we feel the ride is not as cushy and soft as some American sedan or Lexus at low speed, but it gets very stable at highway speeds and drives like an arrow. Acceleration pedal has a bit different taste from other cars, making it challenging to drive as smooth as silk (Lexus does). But it is a fun to drive car for sure and by far more reliable than European cars, based on Consumers Report (which we believe has been surprisingly accurate to predict car reliabilty). Fuel consumption is not as good but not bad for its high performance engine....read morehide
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- Appearance, value, acceleration, handling, fit and finish, amenities
- Easily dented, transmission occasionally shifts prematurely
Purchased As New
I have no idea what the user below is talking about. He was probably on crack when he wrote his review. People like him give online user reviews a bad name.
Anyway, my previous model is a 2007 G35, so I was pretty excited to get my hands on 2012. G series's appearance basically stayed the same since 2009 with minor changes. It worked for them so far, don't see a reason why they need to change it unless something completely outlandish comes along.
Inside, fit and finish is of very high quality as before. My only concern is that the interior paint on my inside door panels wore prematurely, and that the wood trim peeled off after about 3 years. But Infiniti was very good about replacing the peeled off wood trims. Unfortunately, the interior paint belong to the regular wear and tear category. The amenities are plentiful as before. Rear view camera comes standard.
Overall, if you liked the G series from 2007 on, you'll still like this one a lot. Handling still gives a slightly different feel than BMW 3 Series, which I've driven on occasions when I'm the DD on some nights out. The acceleration still feels like it "swells", Going from 0-20 didn't feel as quickly as from 20-60. Doesn't bother me, but may turn some people off.
My biggest complaint is that this car seems to be even more prone to dings and dents than my 2007. What I would really like to see from Infiniti is to design something that protrudes out to both sides to prevent dings and dents from idiot drivers who don't know how to park and don't pay attention to other people's cars when opening their doors. It may sacrifice the styling of the car somewhat, but it'll save thousands of repair dollars later.
Overall, if you liked G before, there's no reason to switch to any other model now....read morehide
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