2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey new car reviews

The Infiniti safely (and sportingly) transported us to South Carolina's horse country.
On the way there and back, we stopped to see some sights.

Better than: 280ZX 2+2
But not as good as: Nismo 370Z
GRM Bang For The Buck Index: 87.18

Remember the old 2+2 Nissan Z-cars? That's about where the Infiniti G-coupes come into play. They may not be as razor-sharp as the two-seat versions, but there seems to be demand for them--something that's sporty but not too hardcore.

After sampling the latest Infiniti G37 convertible, we got to spend some time with a G37 coupe. We'd have to label this one as quite loaded; options added nearly $10,000 to the final tally.

It had the Technology Package ($1150 for intelligent cruise, rain-sensing windshield wipers, front pre-crash belts and brake assist), Premium Package ($2900 for power sliding moonroof, Bose sound system, driver-seat memory, power-tilt wheel and a 2.0GB music box), Sport Package ($1850 for a viscous limited-slip diff, 19-inch wheels, summer tires, sport brakes, sport seats and "unique front fascia and side sills"), and the Navigation Package ($1850 for an XM system teamed with in-dash navigation and an even bigger music box). Then there's the $550 rear deck lid spoiler and $375 R-Spec brake pads.

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David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

There was a lot to like about this one: awesome power, great brakes, comfy interior and a good suspension. However, there were some trade-offs, too: darty handling and squeaky brakes. I know, we're supposed to be all hardcore and stuff, but maybe the 370Z should be the sporty one and the G37 be the more comfortable one.

Don't try to be everything to everyone. Honestly, some different options could have made the difference.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/4/11 12:48 p.m.

Doh!

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury MegaDork
1/21/11 4:36 p.m.

I prefer the looks of the previous Gen G coupes the newer ones personally. And the exhaust note of the G35s was just plain sexy, the G37 is a little less so in my opinion. I wouldn't kick one out of bed, but if I were interested in a sports coupe, an Infiniti wouldn't be on the list. That said, Im glad to see that they are still offering the sports car bits like summer tires, LSD, and sports brakes...Good for you Infiniti!

superblackser
superblackser New Reader
1/27/11 9:59 a.m.

I'm an owner of an '04 G Coupe, and things like Brembo brakes, VLSD, Pilot Sport tires, those were all standard equipment. Spring rates were same as my 350Z in front, a little softer in back. I dislike the direction they've taken with the G37, somewhere along the line this model gained hundreds of lbs, dropped all its really attractive performance features except as options, and added $$$ to the sticker. I disagree strongly that just because it's the 2+2 it should be a mush-machine, there are plenty of other options out there for anti-performance cars. You don't put the same basic chassis and suspension of a Z into the G then water it down with soft springs/dampers, that's not how it was designed to work.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Remember the old 2+2 Nissan Z-cars? That's about where the Infiniti G-coupes come into play. They may not be as razor-sharp as the two-seat versions, but there seems to be demand for them--something that's sporty but not too hardcore.

After sampling the latest Infiniti G37 convertible, we got to spend some time with a G37 coupe. We'd have to label this one as quite loaded; options added nearly $10,000 to the final tally.

It had the Technology Package ($1150 for intelligent cruise, rain-sensing windshield wipers, front pre-crash belts and brake assist), Premium Package ($2900 for power sliding moonroof, Bose sound system, driver-seat memory, power-tilt wheel and a 2.0GB music box), Sport Package ($1850 for a viscous limited-slip diff, 19-inch wheels, summer tires, sport brakes, sport seats and "unique front fascia and side sills"), and the Navigation Package ($1850 for an XM system teamed with in-dash navigation and an even bigger music box). Then there's the $550 rear deck lid spoiler and $375 R-Spec brake pads.

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