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Pros & Cons + Powerful V6 engine + Superior handling and breaking + Sleek exterior, upscale interior + High tech standard features - Cramped back seat
Pros: - Quality Interior - Exterior design - Standard package - Power and handling - High tech Cons: - Cramped back seat
Leased a 2008 G37 Journey with premium and sports package. I never had any mechanical problem. It rides smooth, handling and comfort are superior. Interior quality is as same quality as BMW at a lower price. Overall Infiniti G37 series quality and pricing are hard to beat. Lastly, I appreciate professionalism and friendly service from Infiniti of Tampa.
BEST VEHICLE EVER
Pros: Keyless entry and ignition.
Cons: Smaller engine than G37 but still runs on premium gas.Love the car. Got it last week. Handles great and has all wheel drive. Interior is first class and front seats are very comfortable. Plenty of power with this smaller V6. Love the '7' inch color monitor with back up camera. Standard sound system is fine.
Excellent vehicle, but with some flaws
Pros: Blind-Spot Warning/Intervention
Cons: Missing Around-View monitor and Valet ModeInfiniti has gone to great lengths refining many aspects of the M for 2011 but there are still many things that need improvement. While I enjoy my M56 a lot, there are features that worked better on my '08 M45 (such as XM NavTraffic, which is a disaster on the M56 and every other 2010+ Infiniti model). And there are features that are completely backwards, like the armrest button you press OUT to fold the side mirrors IN, and the song selection button you press UP to switch to the next song DOWN on the list. Doors lock automatically at 15mph and you can't do anything about it. And there is so little ability to customize the warning/intervention systems that one is inclined to leave them off! GOOD: Blind-Spot Warning/Intervention; no more legal challenge from the navigation system every time you turn on your car; gorgeous interior; more-powerful engine with better gas mileage than M45; Forest Air; ventilated front seats; comfy front seats with Deluxe Touring Package; Malbec Black exterior. BAD: The Around-View Monitor found on the FX, EX, and QX is the most egregious omission from the M. (The BMW 550i has it!) There isn't any form of visual/audible distance warning for the front end and four corners, which is ridiculous. Also, add a Valet Mode, and enable Bluetooth Call Waiting/Caller ID.
Pros: overall value for money
Cons: fuel economyThis is my 4th Infiniti - and when the lease is up htere will be a fifth. During this long time of ownership, I have, fortunately been problem free - the only visits are for scheduled maintenance. Pluses are: appearance, quality and integrity of hardware, cockpit layout, seat comfort, quality of sound system, simplicity of navigation system, reliability, power and driveability, Minuses are: fuel economy, and perhaps trunk space.
Best for the money
Pros: High Tech, Driver Assist Package
Cons: The shift patternHaving owned a BMW 5 Series, an 06 and 07 M35, and most recently an 09 CTS, the M37 is the best of the lot. None of the current competition can match it's combination of performance, technology and reliability.