By Cars.com EditorsMay 13, 2009
About the video
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder walks you through the 2008 Infiniti G37 S.
Hi, I'm Joe Wiesenfelder, from cars.com. This is an Infiniti G37S Coupe. It was redesigned and renamed from 2008.
Now we're looking forward to getting out on the track, but for now, we'll do a quick walk around and I'll show you what makes, this G37 an S version. First off, the Sport brings a deeper front bumper and also lower rocker panels. The Sport also has the Sport suspension, 19 inch instead of 18 inch aluminum wheels. And it has 14 inch disks, larger, 13.8 inch to the back. And it has these aluminum four piston calipers. Now the spoiler is functional. It prevents the car from getting too light in the rear end at high speeds. Now it's an option, but it's only an option, on the G37S or on the journey with the S package. The G37S Sport comes with, the six speed manual transmission. Also exclusive to this are, aluminum Sport pedals and accent stitching on the steering wheel. Sport also has these multi-way Sports seats. One adjustment, is this fine length cushion adjustment. That's about it for the Sport features. A few more that we think are worth mentioning, are the fact that the gauges, move up and down with the steering wheel. The screen here is standard, even though navigation is an option, you get the screen no matter what. I'm not crazy about knob interfaces. I like touchscreen better. If you're gonna have a knob, it seems to me, it might as well be down here. So you're not poking up here, as you would with the touchscreen. Overall, the interior is much better than the previous generation. There's a lot of fake metal out there. This is real aluminum. And on the con side of the pro/con list, this is supposed to be a cup holder, please. The center arm rest is minimalist, as is the space and the storage console. On the upside, we've got an analog audio video input for your MP3 player, et cetera, and an actual iPod connection, so you can control the iPod, from the system in front. Now, to get into the back, first you pull the lever, and then there's this little button here. You push that once and the seat moves out of the way on its own. On the passenger side, there's actually a neat little rocker switch here, that allows the passenger to move it back and forth, for the driver to move it back, if the passenger is gone. Now, if the passenger wants to give me some leg room, I'm in pretty good shape, all the way back to here maybe. I'm six feet tall, it's actually not that bad. For headroom though, my head is touching the glass and the ceiling. One pothole and I'm two inches shorter. The G37 is a big improvement over the G35. Which itself is pretty good. The S version is the best, if you're looking for performance, but if you wanna drive in the winter, you're gonna need all season tires. And if you don't like a rough ride, it's obviously not the one for you. <v Narrator>For additional information on this car or any other, go to cars.com and our blog KickingTires.