2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe Long Term Owner's Review: 50,000 miles
The last long-term owner's update was April 2010 at 30,000 miles which means it's now been over 1.5 years and over 20,000 miles since I last wrote about my 2008 Infiniti G37 Sport coupe. Not much has changed since then; the economy still relatively stinks, unemployment is still high, I have more gray hair. The car itself is closing in on 4 years of ownership and to me it still feels like a new car!
For the 2-year review article I documented some additional annoyances such as a seat belt rattle, tramlining due to tire wear, and occasional clunks or taps from the dash area. Seat belt rattle can be somewhat diminished by making sure the extension arm is our and holding the belt away from the door. Tramlining was fixed with new tires. The occasional clunks or taps from the dash is actually the external plastic trim around the base of the windshield lightly moving and causing the noises and there are easy fixes for that. Otherwise, I have noticed a new vibration noise coming from the passenger door area. I am unsure what it can be and will have to update this article at a later time as I have not determined the cause. I'm hoping it's something in the glove box but I feel it's something within the door or with the door panel itself. Time will tell. Additionally, the sides of the leather driver’s seat seem to get slight cracking in them. Not anything major but not what I would expect either as it is noticeable upon inspection. Keeping the seats clean and conditioned from day 1 is needed. After 50,000 miles the driver’s seat seams to have a little movement forward during hard braking, something else I should have looked into before the full warranty expires.
From an external perspective the paint still looks new and the Scratch Guard paint seems to do a decent job at healing light marks. I am really glad I had 3M clear bra installed on the front as I feel the car would be rock-chipped to death without it. There are still some rock chips where the clear bra has not covered the paint fully. Additionally, I have had a few rock chips around the fender lips which I have had to touch up, which is minor.
I've previously stated I can never leave well enough alone and the same has gone with this G37 coupe. Previous updates will detail some changes to the vehicle and since the 2-year review there have been a large number of changes. The car has a full Invidia exhaust system, R2C dual intake system, Hotchkis sway bars, and BC Racing coilovers which replaced the earlier-installed Tein H-Tech springs. Factory tires were replaced with wider Hankook Ventus v12's which lasted until just recently. Current tires are ContiExtreme DWS which should allow travel in light snow. Yes, this car really is a daily driver.
I'm still quite happy with the vehicle and don't have any regret. The car as performed flawlessly with minor issues and standard wear issues. It's what I expected out of the vehicle.
What does the future hold? I guess that depends on Infiniti and the next-generation G-coupe which should be released in late 2012 as a 2013 model. Regardless, as milestones are met with this vehicle I will continue to post updates.
Months of Ownership: 43 months
Vehicle list price: $41,300 + $500 for aftermarket spoiler
Mileage: Approximately 51,000
Repairs: Muffler replaced under warranty, brake job ( <$200), battery ($80)
Miles Per Gallon: 26MPG +/- highway driving
Previous Infiniti G37 Coupe Review Articles::
Infiniti G37 Coupe: 2 Year Review
Infiniti G37 Coupe: 10 Month Review
Infiniti G37 Coupe: 2 Month Review
Review by: Matthew Moody (audtatious), NICOclub Administrator