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Old 12-17-2012, 08:19 PM
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[email protected]#$ I am selling my G tomorrow!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:20 PM
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Sadly will also probably hurt our resale a bit now that the "G" will be a discontinued model.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:27 PM
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Sadly will also probably hurt our resale a bit now that the "G" will be a discontinued model.
That's a good point. And I was looking forward to owning the new G sedan or coupe too Now it's gonna have the lame Q label. When I think Q I think large barge sedan.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:34 PM
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Infiniti is planning for the future with this, yes it will suck a little now but the new naming nomenclature will open up many naming options for future upper and lower models. Let's face it, the current naming convention makes zero sense, we just got used to it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:43 PM
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Wait till they throw in another X for the AWD sedans and coupes.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:46 PM
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This is an interesting move. They're new Q sedan better Wow the community at large with performance and style. All I'm going to say about that.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:52 PM
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I have the perfect solution: send Johan de Nysschen to run Lincoln!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:01 PM
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Derivative, but necessary methinks.

Annoyed at the trend that coupes are automatically considered higher grade even if they have the same running gear. Like BMW and its so called 4 series.

Agree that this is because of the pending downsize in engine displacements.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:08 PM
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It's not hard to figure out. This move is to keep consumer perceptions from being swayed by nomenclature. Future Infiniti products (like every luxury car maker out there) will feature smaller engines for better fuel economy. So if the new G has, say a new 2.0-liter direct injected and turbocharged engine, the marque doesn't want to call it a 'G20T' or something like that. Consumers may feel that it's a downgrade from the current G37 as an example. All of these new products will be sold worldwide and I expect Infiniti will want to maintain or increase their current pricing structure.
If Infiniti want to hide the engine displacement on the badge, why can't they just name it "G". Not "G37". Not "Q50". Just simply "G". Simple as that!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:10 PM
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Sadly will also probably hurt our resale a bit now that the "G" will be a discontinued model.
Resale would be affected anyway. The release of a new model tends to do that. But there is a potential upside: could the G37 become a performance icon in the future? The VQ37VHR could conceiveably have the most output of any engine and we may look wistfully at the days when premium fuel remained affordable at $4/gallon. Kinda like the days when we filled up Boss 429 Mustangs and Hemi Cudas with 78 cent/gallon gas...
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:15 PM
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If Infiniti want to hide the engine displacement on the badge, why can't they just name it "G". Not "G37". Not "Q50". Just simply "G". Simple as that!
They obviously considered and rejected this. Apparently "Q" has the image de Nysschen wanted going forward in the future. Simple as that.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:22 PM
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I havent heard anything on my end and i think this is ether a joke or just something being tossed around.
No, that's an Infiniti press release that went our worldwide today.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ashmostro View Post
Derivative, but necessary methinks.

Annoyed at the trend that coupes are automatically considered higher grade even if they have the same running gear. Like BMW and its so called 4 series.

Agree that this is because of the pending downsize in engine displacements.
Agreed. For 2011 the Sedan was, what?, 100-150 lbs lighter with the same engine?

IMO - Sedan>coupe. 4 doors are better'n 2, dammit.

On a related note - Brought my wife's Lexus to the dealer today to have her TPMS sensor reset (it wouldn't clear for some reason). The Lexus dealer is 200 yds from the Infiniti dealer. The entire operation, showroom, building, parking, car lot, service department, etc... makes the Infiniti dealer look like they aren't even trying. It's monstrous. The service area is immense, and covered, and it has a tile floor for crying out loud.

They don't have a coffee pot... they have a snack area inside that looks like a Starbucks, complete with a barrista to make your coffee (free, of course) or give you a bottle of water, or a muffin or danish. I was impressed, and I don't impress easily.

My wife's car (and Lexus in general) has a much nicer interior. Their fit and finish is just better, the leather softer. Where Infiniti excels over the Lexus (IS-F excluded) is performance, IMO. But really... a 306 hp IS 350 with 277 lb ft vs a 328 hp G37 with 269 lb ft is pretty damn similar. The IS is almost 200 lbs lighter, too, so they'd probably be a dead heat in a 1/4 mile.

I guess what my rambling boils down to is - I am probably going to get a Lexus next. No time soon, mind you, my G is 2 years old and paid for... but I did inspect the hell out of the IS-F and the IS 350 while I was there.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:52 PM
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I guess what my rambling boils down to is - I am probably going to get a Lexus next. No time soon, mind you, my G is 2 years old and paid for... but I did inspect the hell out of the IS-F and the IS 350 while I was there.
The IS is also about to go obsolete, and is being replaced by a much larger car.
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