2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe Long Term Owner's Review: 2-years
It's been two years since I purchased my 2008 Infiniti G37 Sport Coupe. In those two years of ownership the US has elected a new President, we've all been dealing with a fluctuating economic crisis, there have been large changes in the Nissan and Infiniti lineups from an environmental perspective, and I've put just over 30k miles on the odometer. Regardless, where did the two years go?
Issues and Annoyances:
There are issues with every vehicle, nothing you didn't expect. For the most part, my annoyances with the vehicle, as detailed in the 10-month article, are the same minor issues. I've gotten used to the high console and I've learned how to adjust the environmentals. The passenger-side seat belt still rattles at times against the door, nothing new there. But, there are some new issues to report. Sometime after the 10-month review the exhaust system started to rattle. Seems others have had this issue and the result was the same; Infiniti replaced the muffler under warranty. I have also had issues with tramlining. Tramlining is when "directional control is disrupted by the vehicle's tendency to follow the longitudinal ruts and/or grooves in the road". In effect, grooves in the roadway, and "truckers ruts" will cause the car to jerk left and right, a very annoying issue when driving 70+ on the highway and just a pain to deal with in general. Infiniti has looked at the car and the issue, per them, is due to inside tire cupping of the front tires. What caused the cupping? That's hard to say and up for debate, never to be answered. The solution is to replace the tires. Personally, I've just lived with the issue. I have over 30k miles on the factory Bridgestone tires and still have decent tread left, which is a surprise to some. At this point I'll just live with it an additional month or two and "bite the bullet".
Another annoyance started this past winter. When driving over bumps there is occasionally a slight "clunk/tap" from the dash area in front of the driver. Initially I thought it was due to something within the gauge pod but was unable to pinpoint the exact location. Luckily, for me at
Months of Ownership: 24 months
Vehicle list price: $41,300 + $500 for aftermarket spoiler
Total Maintenance:$48.80 for 3000 mile inspection, $80 for new air filters + Standard Oil Changes
Repairs: Muffler replaced under warranty
Miles Per Gallon: 22-24MPG in mixed city/highway driving
Review by: Matthew Moody (audtatious), NICOclub Administrator – moodym.com