• Stillen G Posted: 12/2/2009 1:34pm PST

    Obviously, you should drive an automatic. My manual Stillen G37S will smoke any Beamer out there.

  • Redwood Posted: 3/16/2009 8:11am PDT


    I absolutely agree with this assessment. My wife and I tested a G37 S sedan with manual and both had the same complaints. Unfortunately for Infiniti, we'd just tested a BMW 3er with a manual and the lack of refinement in the G was glaring. That was the biggest thing, but the car was also a little cramped up front compared to the 3. Funny since it's physically bigger. I would probably recommend most people get the 7 speed automatic if they got the G37.

  • Matt Posted: 3/16/2009 7:07am PDT

    "same complaint for 6 years"

    Reviewers have had the same complaint with the G35 manual since it came out in 2003. I bought 2003 6MT car new and have lived with it as a daily driver since then. Does it transmit vibes through the shifter? you bet. Does the engine sound course at high revs? sure does. While it has never had the polish of the BMW engine that costs 25% more, I find it to be an excellent combo of utility and animal. At low revs, it's torquey and quiet and delivers 22mpg average with little hint of the beast underneath. Drive down the highway and it's smooth, competent and gets 27mpg. When you are feeling naughy, turn off the VDC and go autocross and you can steer with the throttle all day if you want. It's a hoot and is a true dr jekyl and mr hyde kind of vehicle. It has been very reliable with low maintenace costs. When you are an enthusiast and can only have 1 vehicle, the G series manual is a great choice