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2007 Infiniti G

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2007 Infiniti G Review

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The 2007 G35 Coupe carries on without the styling upgrades made to its stablemate, the G35 Sedan. Far from dated, the Coupe's sleek styling, intelligently appointed interior and sizzling performance attributes seem at odds with its ridiculously low sticker price, which makes it a thorn in the side of long-time rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Powered by a rev-happy V6 engine and driven by its rear wheels, the G35 Coupe is endowed with the performance attributes so important to enthusiast drivers, yet also has the styling and sophistication to impress those who appreciate the finer things in life. Simply put, the G35 Coupe represents a masterful blend of beauty and brawn, with a hefty dose of reliability and strong resale value tossed in for good measure.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like traditional rear-wheel-drive performance coupes with all the luxury trappings of a premium sedan, you'll love the G35. Its long hood, short deck and low-to-the-ground stance are ideal for enthusiastic driving.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're a tall driver, you'll find the G35 Coupe to be a tight fit, even with the driver's seat at its lowest position. Some will lament the lack of a V8 option, but only those who have not experienced the G35's V6.

What's Significant About This Car?

A push-button starter is made standard (not available on models with the manual transmission), as are automatic on/off headlamps.

Driving the G

Driving Impressions Thanks to the G35's standard traction control and excellent brakes, the rear-wheel-drive coupe provides outstanding stability in all driving conditions. The steering may feel a little heavy, but its responsiveness...

to the driver's commands is never in question. The ride is firm and direct, but only when the G35 is equipped with the optional 19-inch wheels and upgraded Sport-Tuned suspension might some people consider it to be on the rougher side.

The G35 can accelerate with such fury it might seem there should almost be a warning label draped across the dash. You'll discover the five-speed automatic does an excellent job of holding its upshifts until every last ounce of torque is milked from the current gear. Of course, true enthusiasts will want to opt for the six-speed manual transmission.

Pop-Up LCD Navigation
The clever pop-up LCD navigation screen keeps the navigation controls separate from the audio controls.

High Center Console
The high center console allows you to rest your arm perfectly in line with the six-speed manual.

2007 Infiniti G Details
2007 Infiniti G photo Interior

Although it lacks the more modern interior of the new G35 Sedan, the execution of the G35 Coupe's interior is still rated as excellent. It is true that some materials have a less-than-luxurious feel, and the power seat controls remain inconveniently placed atop the lower seat cushion. As we mentioned, headroom is a challenge because of the tapered roofline, but the seating is still first-rate. Another nice interior touch is the adjustable pod that houses the instrument gauges—it moves up and down with the tilt wheel.

Exterior
2007 Infiniti G photo

The G35's raked rear end may mean minimal headroom for rear passengers, but it is a positive in the looks and aerodynamics departments. Cargo space is on the small side, but the wide trunk opening, coupled with a deck lid that can open at a 90-degree angle, makes it easy to load large or bulky objects. The big 18-inch alloy wheels look just right on this car, and they actually deliver a fairly comfortable ride.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The G35 Coupe comes with a 275-horsepower V6 (293 horsepower with the six-speed manual), five-speed automatic with manual mode, automatic air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), illuminated entry with remote, bi-xenon headlamps, dual heated power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible six-disc CD changer, side-curtain airbags, front side-impact airbags, leather trimmed eight-way driver and four-way passenger power and heated seats, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls, tire pressure monitor, 17-inch alloy wheels and power windows.

Optional Equipment

Options include a six-speed manual transmission, Bose audio, power glass moonroof, onboard navigation, 18- and 19-inch wheels, sport suspension, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, limited-slip rear axle, Rear Active Steer Package and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Under the Hood

The G35 offers only one engine choice, but it's one beautiful piece of machinery and without question is one of the best V6 engines on the planet. You'll marvel at the amazing power, and perhaps even more so at the impressive fuel economy.

3.5-liter V6
275 horsepower @ 6200 rpm (automatic), 293 horsepower @ 6400 rpm (manual)
268 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm (automatic), 258 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm (manual)
EPA city/highway: 19/26 (manual), 18/25 (automatic)

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2007 Infiniti G Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 865 Ratings for the 2003 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

possibly one of the best ever sports sedans,,

By on Thursday, August 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "quick, real performer"

Cons: "not great mileage, firmer ride than most sedans"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"wonderful driving, transmission velvet smooth, only issue is the transmission program revs the engine very high , gives awesome performance, but does use more gas,, mileage is about 19 at best"

Freaking love this car

By on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 198,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and well built"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been an amazing car, approaching 200k miles with mine and have never had a major problem."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

First NonAmerican made car owned

By on Saturday, August 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,475

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Color is excellent, mechanical-excellent, only brakes and tires. Would buy again if the body style changes."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

The ideal family sports car, looks great too.

By on Thursday, July 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The perfect compromise for the person that wants it all... a four-seater, 280hp, feels and looks like a sports car. The fine leather interior, premium sound and Tiptronic transmission are very easy to fall in-love with..."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Teriffic!

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,700

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "AWD system, jet-like engine, comfort, dependable"

Cons: "No bluetooth (but car is an '04)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Own a 2004 x model sedan. Very fast & I personally feel its not that bad on gas, not great, but not terrible! Runs like a watch. The 3.5 V6 is like a race car motor!! Had for 2 yrs now & has 112k miles & still runs perfect. No issues with normal maintenance. A pre-owned G37x will be my next step, but this one may run forever!"

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Reliable, fun to drive car

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Bulletproof reliability, fun to drive"

Cons: "Thirsty, some parts are pricey."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned my G35x for 7 years and 75000 miles and it has given me no trouble at all outside of regular maintenance. It drives extremely well considering it's age and mileage and the spirited way I drive it. Love some of the features like easy to use controls, comfortable seats, reclining rear seats, In-dash6CD changer, dual glovebox, shiftable transmission, remote window operation, full auto windows, AWD....ETC It's thirsty on gas but I don't really care about that since there are other necessary expenses in life that consume much more of our money without the constant media hammering. I've greatly enjoyed my time with my car."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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