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Old 05-08-2013, 08:58 PM
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Based on the q moniker, is this supposed to be slated above the g and m series? If so, the 3.7 liter v6 engine is disappointing. I would expect at least a v8 option,
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Still not a fan of the Infiniti nose/grill.
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IT does looks awesome but it wont be available on stick anymore 2013 is the last year of the old G... and my brother is picking it up this weekend from texas gray on black G37S 6MT
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I could get used to the front but the rear is fugly....looks like a chevy cruze!
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Front looks aggressive. Lots of road presence, rear is plain jane. It'll sell well.
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As the sedan goes, this is definitely better than the current G37 sedan.

How did you think the layout of the two screens are in person?? That bottom screen looks like its a fingerprint magnet.
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** sign **...looks like Infiniti is rushing to copy the new Lexus look.
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Not a fan. Front looks too much like the Lexus GS (which is fine... but fine on a Lexus). So the front is nice and aggressive, then the profile and rear are as vanilla as can be.

I'm sure the coupe will be nicer...
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Front and rear look like they belong on different cars. Looks like someone installed a wings west body kit on the front. Not a fan.
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I actually like pretty much everything about it. I love that interior, too. The only thing I do not really like is how the rear reflectors are "cut" into the bumper.
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Interior, especially the doors, look incredible but like someone else mentioned, the front and back dont match. I like the front, hate the back
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It looks like an M!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:47 AM
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Based on the q moniker, is this supposed to be slated above the g and m series? If so, the 3.7 liter v6 engine is disappointing. I would expect at least a v8 option,
Welcome to last year. Infiniti decided to rename their sedan lineup with the G getting the Q50. This is a makeover of the G37.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:55 PM
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I like the design of the big gap, looks like it vents the engine compartment well
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:09 PM
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** sign **...looks like Infiniti is rushing to copy the new Lexus look.
If they are, they are doing a pretty bad job.

I think they are still on the same design plan they've been on for a while:
Infiniti: Park a Sea Creature in Your Garage!
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Originally Posted by speedemon90 View Post
As the sedan goes, this is definitely better than the current G37 sedan.

How did you think the layout of the two screens are in person?? That bottom screen looks like its a fingerprint magnet.
Size is great and easy to reach as well, unlike touchscreen on FX (screen is too far)
Menu seemed simple unlike BMW

If you hate fingerprints on the screen, I guess you could use the knob in the middle. I didn't play with the knob but I guess it navigates also
Like our 3G TL...I don't use the touchscreen
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Another dual screen setup, this must be the way of the future?
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^ They will eventually morph into two big screens like on the Tesla S.
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Question: why are manufactures equipping cars with excessive red-line tach's and speedometers climbing higher (140mph, 160mph, now 180mph on the Q) -

I don't understand... the ECU has fuel a cutoff at 7200rpms (most likely) and shifts occur below that point. Why do you need a 9K tach or a high read speedometer in a car that will (most likely) never see those numbers?
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^^^^^

It's all a psychological game.

The auto makers are trying to fool the drivers into thinking that their vehicles can go much faster and their engines can rev. much higher than they actually can.
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stupid internet, double reply - deleted this.

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Old 08-05-2013, 08:23 AM
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http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dl...#axzz2b6IJzZm3

BOSTON -- Infiniti will keep filling orders for the outgoing G37 sedan for the rest of this year, even as its replacement fills dealers' showrooms.

Rather than attempting an abrupt changeover on its highest-volume model, Infiniti says it will build both the old G and the new Q50 sedan for the rest of 2013.

The Q50 goes on sale nationally today, Aug. 5. Both models are built in Japan.

Infiniti will introduce the hybrid version of the new sedan simultaneously. The company expects the hybrid to account for about 10 percent of Q50 sales.

Infiniti has been in close contact with its 200 U.S. retailers on the launch of the new sedan. In recent weeks, the factory has held VIP customer events at about half of the stores, allowing Infiniti owners to test drive the Q50 and compare it to a BMW 3-series.

As it steps up marketing efforts on the Q50, Infiniti will offer the older sedan as a less-expensive option for Infiniti customers, says Rob Simmons, Infiniti senior manager of marketing for the Q50. But Infiniti will not continue to advertise the G.

Infiniti expects initial customer traffic for the Q50 will be tilted heavily toward purchases rather than leases, Simmons says.

Leasing accounts for about 75 percent of transactions for the G37, which is in its seventh year. Q50 leasing will be less than 50 percent of deliveries, Simmons forecasts.

Last year Infiniti sold 46,828 G sedans in the United States, or about 40 percent of total sales.
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75% lease rate -
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75% lease rate -
That is about right.

The Germans are even higher.
A lot of people in their late 20s and early 30s do not like to "purchase" cars anymore.

My parent's generation: "You should buy the car, so you own it later and no car payment"

My generation: "Fuck that, i want to drive a nicer car for less money, i don't have to worry about repair cost, Technology > reliability, I am not going to keep the car for more than 5 years anyways if i buy, so what is the point?"
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^ not that long ago I seem to remember the 5 series was in the 30% range of lease rate - but geez, at this rate everyone is just renting.
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^ not that long ago I seem to remember the 5 series was in the 30% range of lease rate - but geez, at this rate everyone is just renting.
i think now it is 80%+, especially in So cal, which i think it is a smart move. Luxury/expensive cars will have higher repair cost and with all the new tech only means more electronic stuff will break later.


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I wouldn't be surprised if the #s are higher now.

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G37's are going to be a nice choice for people looking for a cheap entry level luxury sedan with a starting MSRP of $32,550.

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Infiniti Press Release

Infiniti Continues Production of G37 Sedan – Will Be Sold Alongside the All-New 2014 Q50 Premium Sedan

• Infiniti G37 sedan will remain on sale in the United States until mid 2015
• Revised line-up with M.S.R.P.s repositioned, effective August 6
• All-new Infiniti Q50 and Q50 Hybrid available this week at Infiniti retailers nationwide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 5, 2013) – Infiniti today announced that a revised line-up of the Infiniti G37 sedan models will continue to be available in the United States through model year 2015 alongside the all-new Infiniti Q50. Base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (M.S.R.P.) are being repositioned to reflect the product hierarchy with the higher content 2014 Infiniti Q50 – which will go on sale this week at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

"The introduction of the Q50 with its distinctive design, engaging performance, world's first technologies and unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization, enables us to pursue a two-pronged strategy, said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. "It creates room to strategically offer the repositioned G37 at the lower end of the near luxury segment in addition to the higher-positioned Q50. The two vehicles aim at different market segments and allow us to serve different customer needs."

Two models of the Infiniti G37 Sedan will continue to be produced, the G37 Sedan Journey and G37 Sedan AWD. Only two options will be available, the Premium and Navigation Packages.

The significantly streamlined and focused G37 product lineup is a key driver of the price repositioning. The adjusted base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan are:


Model: G37 Sedan Journey
Engine/Drive: 3.7-liter V6 / RWD
MSRP: $32,550 USD

Model: G37 Sedan AWD
Engine/Drive: 3.7-liter V6 / AWD
MSRP: $34,150 USD

Destination and Handling $905 USD

The dramatic new 2014 Infiniti Q50 is offered in a choice of 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 or 360 net horsepower 3.5-liter Hybrid models.

Starting prices* are $36,700 USD for the Q50 3.7-liter model and $43,950 USD for the Q50 Hybrid Premium model. For full information on the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 premium sedan, please visit InfinitiUSA.com.

* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license and destination & handling fees of $905. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
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On that note, G37 lease deals are looking extremely tempting. The wifey expressed an interest in swapping our 12 Accord.

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On that note, G37 lease deals are looking extremely tempting. The wifey expressed an interest in swapping our 12 Accord.
At the dealer I go to the leases were pretty good. I think a 24 month one was like $279 a month but I don't remember how much down they wanted. I wonder what this "revised" G37 will have done as a 2nd mid-cycle refresh.
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My hunch: think G25 trim, just with the 3.7l motor.
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Looks like Infiniti took a page from the Acura book: How to cannibalize your car sales.

Who's gonna buy that Q....whatever?....when you can get a G37 at that price....not to mention NOBODY knows who or what the Q is...but they do know about the G37.

Infiniti is lost at sea when it comes to their sales/marketing strategy.
The public is confused, and it appears so is Infiniti.
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There are different ways of looking at this.

Starting at just $32.5k, the G37 sounds like a very tempting deal. After all, we are talking about a RWD 328hp luxury sports sedan that will do 0-60 in low 5's and 1/4 mile in the 13's. However, the 2nd gen of the G is getting outdated. Most cars late in their life cycle have great rates and incentives anyway. For instance, in Canada, Acura was offering $10k off the 2012 MDX for about 1 year. There are also plenty of low mileage used G37 out there that are well below $30k. If you buy/lease a brand new G37 now, it will just blend in with all of the 2g G37 out there IMO.
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The cars are too similar IMO to sell alongside one another for that long. I think this can only hurt the Q50 by confusing customers. Unless I'm missing something and the Q offers something dramatic that the G doesn't?
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It's a bad move by Infiniti. This will only boost G37 sales.
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And just when I thought my car was getting "old"

I love it. The G is enduring like a DC2 Integra even more so it appears. It will be a 9 year old design before it is finally phased out lol.
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thought there would be more of a delta between US vs LA/NY to be honest...at least for those brands shown.

regional print ads/billboards/commercials are very telling.

In NYC, or within a 15 mile radius, it is very rare to see anything but a lease deal. Just about everything is in "$xxx" not "$xx,xxx". Seeing the actual MRSP for a car actual throws you back for a second like, wait, people actually buy cars??

i remember seeing a chart that mapped out leasing % epicenters, and it almost looked like a population map, with gradients around most/all primary MSAs (minus major southern/Texan MSAs as ownership means something). guess thats not a huge surprise though for a multitude of reasons. same goes for housing - renting v owning.

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LA is big on leasing, but remember we live and die by our cars here in Cali, literally. Our public transit is shitty, so most people have to drive everywhere to get somewhere.

Plenty of my friends buy a few lease or in some cases continue a 5 year debt trend and purchase a car then trade it after 2 years or less lol. I always tell them you might as well lease.

I can't say I'm much better, but my G is almost paid off, so I'm planning to keep this one, for a while atleast.
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LA is big on leasing, but remember we live and die by our cars here in Cali, literally. Our public transit is shitty, so most people have to drive everywhere to get somewhere.

Plenty of my friends buy a few lease or in some cases continue a 5 year debt trend and purchase a car then trade it after 2 years or less lol. I always tell them you might as well lease.

I can't say I'm much better, but my G is almost paid off, so I'm planning to keep this one, for a while atleast.
I'll give you 1 year before you trade it in.
When the new Q60 comes out.
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Plenty of my friends buy a few lease or in some cases continue a 5 year debt trend and purchase a car then trade it after 2 years or less lol. I always tell them you might as well lease.
I was like your friends buying and selling brand new cars after 2-3 yrs. What a colossal waste of money. I think it's funny how there are always those on various internet boards who make fun of people leasing as "throwing money away" when in reality, leasing makes the most sense for those who turn over their new cars after only a couple years of ownership.

In CA, the biggest problem with buying vs. leasing is the fact that you have to pay 8 to 9+% sales tax on the entire price of a new car. When you lease, you only pay sales tax on the portion of the car you are leasing. In fact, sales tax is charged by the month so if you turn your lease in early, you pay even less sales tax. This is a huge advantage for leasing. Factor in fantastic residuals offered by BMW and other mfgs and leasing is an absolute no brainer.
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I'd like to know where all these 4-year-old German cars end up after their lease ends. In my town it really seems like you don't see very many 8-year-old BMWs and Audis compared to new ones. So what happens, poorer people from out of town buy them? They only last 3 more years or so?

I don't know if I'm just oblivious to the old cars.
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