G37 Coupe V36 2008+ Discussion about the G37 Coupe

Looking to buy a G37 Coupe. NEED HELP!

  #1  
Old 02-22-2019, 01:58 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Acura RSX
Looking to buy a G37 Coupe. NEED HELP!

Please convince me why i should buy a 08-12 G37!!! I need some confirmation that this is a good car that's reliable and will last.
I'd rather find one that has around 90k-110k miles but if someone can tell me that getting a less expensive G37 with 125k miles is just as good then i'd rather go that route.
The difference is paying around $12k for one with around 100k miles or spending $7k - $9k for one with 125k-135k miles.
Please help!
 
  #2  
Old 02-22-2019, 05:45 PM
cleric670@gmail's Avatar
BANNED!!!
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Washington State
Posts: 6,970
Received 815 Likes on 749 Posts
Coupe 6MT Premium RAS
Comes down to which motor, 2008 sedans had the VQ35HR, 2009-newer and all 2008+ coupes came with the VQ37VHR. You probably want the VHR but it's a lot more expensive usually. There's a cosmetic revision mid-cycle and the newer style costs more as well.
 
  #3  
Old 02-22-2019, 08:55 PM
cswlightning's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 914
Received 96 Likes on 89 Posts
It's all about how it was maintained and driven at this point. The 90k mile one might be a ticking time bomb (not the drivetrain, but everything else) if the owner has been abusing it but the 125k daily owned by the middle aged car nut's wife might be in perfect condition ready to go another 125... All the motors are reliable as long as you don't get one with the oil galley issue or it's been fixed properly (IDK the years but Cleric does )
 
  #4  
Old 02-22-2019, 09:58 PM
cleric670@gmail's Avatar
BANNED!!!
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Washington State
Posts: 6,970
Received 815 Likes on 749 Posts
Coupe 6MT Premium RAS
Lol it's NEVER been fixed, it's just a lot less prevalent on the VHR motors. There is an "A" revision gasket that was used on the HR motor and a "B" revision composite gasket that was used on the VHR. I think Concept Z makes their own gasket that is superior to the OEM ones, I don't know if it's still the case but you couldn't order those gaskets separately through Nissan, they were part of an entire kit for the timing cover. Even brand new 3.7L motors have that gasket fail occasionally.
 
The following users liked this post:
cswlightning (02-22-2019)
  #5  
Old 02-22-2019, 10:00 PM
cleric670@gmail's Avatar
BANNED!!!
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Washington State
Posts: 6,970
Received 815 Likes on 749 Posts
Coupe 6MT Premium RAS
The problem isn't even the gaskets sometimes, Nissan needs to use loctite on those fasteners holding it down because sometimes they're just coming loose on their own and the gasket is still fine. iirc factory spec torque is 10ft/lbs and it's recommended to increase that torque to 12 ft/lbs.
 
  #6  
Old 02-23-2019, 07:07 AM
Blue Dream's Avatar
I drove ttrank's car solo
iTrader: (50)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: By the sea, Tx
Posts: 18,191
Received 1,432 Likes on 1,180 Posts
G35 sedan w/ too much money in mods
OP you'll get a lot more responses over on myg37.com. This sub-forum is a ghost town these days which is to be expected.
 
  #7  
Old 02-23-2019, 11:38 AM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Acura RSX
  #8  
Old 02-23-2019, 12:04 PM
cleric670@gmail's Avatar
BANNED!!!
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Washington State
Posts: 6,970
Received 815 Likes on 749 Posts
Coupe 6MT Premium RAS
The 2008 X Sedan for $10k at Car Expo doesn't even include an engine bay shot and the rest of the photo's are grainy and placed at odd angles likely to hide something. I would steer clear of that one...

The 2009 pre-facelift RWD sedan for $8k looks ok, higher miles but it looks clean. I would take that one into Nissan/Infiniti for a pre-purchase inspection. Being a pre-facelift means it will be much less expensive but you won't have a lot of the nicer/newer interior fitment or the newer headlights and exterior styling.

The 2010 coupe RWD for $11.5k looks good, fair price but it's NOT a sport package so you won't get the big brakes, VLSD, etc. Looks clean and for the miles it's a fair price, I'd take it to Nissan/Infiniti for a pre-purchase inspection as well.
 
  #9  
Old 02-23-2019, 12:48 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Acura RSX
I'd rather have a coupe as well. And i do feel good about it coming out of a BMW dealership.
I would think that they'd do a lot of inspections and take car of their cars.. or maybe im wrong.
The couple looks really nice and its only had one owner which makes me feel pretty good about it.
 
  #10  
Old 02-23-2019, 01:08 PM
cleric670@gmail's Avatar
BANNED!!!
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Washington State
Posts: 6,970
Received 815 Likes on 749 Posts
Coupe 6MT Premium RAS
It's a used car, don't assume anything. Have it taken to the local Nissan/Infiniti dealership and pay for a pre-purchase inspection. BMW is trying to sell a used car off the lot, not tell customers everything that's wrong with it so they WON'T buy it...
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
skeeter99
Buying, Selling & Leasing Discussion
4
06-05-2013 10:18 AM
conceptmat
Buying, Selling & Leasing Discussion
6
12-16-2012 03:53 PM
bosssho
Buying, Selling & Leasing Discussion
10
04-02-2006 12:57 AM
MargaritaVillan
G35 Sedan V35 2003-06
11
07-28-2005 12:36 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Looking to buy a G37 Coupe. NEED HELP!


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: