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Old 11-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Narrowed it down. 2013 WRX or 2009-2010 Infiniti G37. Suggestions?

I put an order in for a Subaru WRX on October 4th. However, the long wait time for the car to come in has given me time to do additional research. I'm now considering canceling my order and going with a used 2009-2010 Infiniti G37 instead. I really like both cars. The WRX looks better and will be more fun, but the G37 is nearly as fast, has a smoother ride, and it comes with so many extras. I'm frustrated by the lack of information from Subaru and my dealership concerning my order. Based on some of the feedback on these forums, it sounds like I may not see the car until February. How would you guys compare these two cars? Any advice?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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They really aren't even comparable. What do YOU want out of a car?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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They really aren't even comparable. What do YOU want out of a car?
^ Yes.

Test drive both, we cant decide the car YOU want.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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I put an order in for a Subaru WRX on October 4th. However, the long wait time for the car to come in has given me time to do additional research. I'm now considering canceling my order and going with a used 2009-2010 Infiniti G37 instead. I really like both cars. The WRX looks better and will be more fun, but the G37 is nearly as fast, has a smoother ride, and it comes with so many extras. I'm frustrated by the lack of information from Subaru and my dealership concerning my order. Based on some of the feedback on these forums, it sounds like I may not see the car until February. How would you guys compare these two cars? Any advice?
Depends on what you want to do with your car. If you want to mod and track your car, go with the WRX. If you are just daily driving go with the G37. Is snow a factor? They are very different cars.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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If the Subaru arrived today, I would take it. However, the possibility of a 4-6 month wait is almost unacceptable to me. I can get the G37 this weekend. When I ordered the car, the dealership led me to believe that the 90-day quote was a worst case scenario and that it would likely arrive far sooner. I'm generally patient except when it comes to me spending large amounts of money. In this situation, I expect far more information a lot faster than SOA and the dealership are providing.

I live in NC and snow is not a factor. The looks and speed of the WRX are the key selling points for me.

Ideally, I want a car with great pickup from 0-70, good handling, great looks, and a decent interior. I don't typically drive any faster than 75, but I love to accelerate quickly to that speed. The mileage is a wash for the two cars. I suspect the maintenance is quite a bit lower for the Subaru. The Infiniti is certainly the more grown up car, and it looks like it can keep up with the WRX everywhere but from a full stop. I'm used to a small car, and the G37 is at the edge of what I would be comfortable with.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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Do you drive a lot?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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Probably a little over an hour each day.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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also consider what you want to do with it, soon you will develop that mod bug.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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Sounds weird but how old are you? Kids, gf/wife, dogs?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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I'm in my 30s with a wife. If I were single I would be going for a 2 door performance car. I had to compromise on a 4-door car as long as a manual is an option. I don't intend to track it, but I do want to have fun.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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You didn't mention kids so why do you need 4 doors?


(note that the guy asking has 2 kids and a Lotus and CRX)
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #12
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Where are you in NC? I'm in Raleigh and I see one WRX on the lot fairly close and I see a bunch of WRX's (and one STI) on lots near Charlotte. Obviously you probably had something specific in mind since you put in an order, but you may want to consider what's around locally if they're close to what you need option-wise. I know if I saw a car that was pretty close to what I was looking for, I'd drive 2 or 3 hours to pick it up. You may have already considered all of this, just throwing options out there in case you haven't. Good luck in your search.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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Sadly, I don't need four doors. It is part of a compromise with my wife. She is the type who thinks cars are just to get from A to B as cheaply as possible. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum, but I'd prefer not to refight the same argument that we've had about my Tiburon over the last 8 years. I can get any car I want under 30k as long as it has 4 doors. I can live with that as long as I find something fun to drive.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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All I have been able to find within 50 miles of Raleigh are hatchbacks. I would only consider a 4-door with a spoiler and fog lights.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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Eh... Just wait for the WRX if the wifey is down. You're going to regret it if you don't. Get the GxxS in a few years when you are over getting revved on sitting at stop lights.

<<Considering a new WRX in the future after selling STi to get the wife an SUV early this year.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:01 PM   #16
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I would get the G37. The WRX interior leaves something to be desired. You don't have to worry about snow, so AWD isn't necessary. The performance between the the 2 are basically the same. So I guess you can narrow down your decision to whether you want a better interior or a better aftermarket support. Or something along those lines...ha. Sounds like the G37 is better for you.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #17
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Flip a coin, subaru heads, infiniti tails. catch it and cover with your hand. Youll figure out what you what without even looking at it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:07 AM   #18
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Hey I just moved to NC near asheboro and went to Strider subaru in asheboro and they told me if I ordered a WRX for me now it would only take 6 weeks and 8 at the very most. I am looking for a new hatch. Did I read correctly that there are hatches near you at the dealers?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:59 AM   #19
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I'd go with the G37 myself, preferably the awd version. You can throw a twin turbo or supercharger in the G37 and run 450-500hp all day, and that includes the sedan. Great sleeper with a superior interior and build quality. Oh, go with the 2010 because that's the year they made bluetooth streaming standard, otherwise you need the navigation system to stream music

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #20
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Hmmmmm......I had a 350z. Somewhat comparable to the G37. I would go for the new WRX. New car, new warranty, Quick, cheaper to insure, cheaper to maintain.

Only you can decide.....and remember......

Good things come to those who wait!

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An Infinity and Subaru are hugely different cars. You should really drive both. Sales guys who I travel with often have an Infinity. Every one of them could not wait for their requirement to get a new car and none have bought Infinity again. I have no idea why. They drive well....get sucky gas mileage, are very nice inside, are very expensive to buy but hold value pretty well. These guys tend to be comparing to 3 series and TLs.

The Subaru, on the other hand competes with a Rally Art, a Mustang and to some extent a Civic Si sedan. They are all performance bargains at the expense of luxury.

Your wife wants YOU to get a 4 door. Um....then maybe you should want HER to get a Wrangler. Why the heck does she care? Does she think you need an old man's car to look grown up or something? I'm way older than you and today, I'm driving my 21 year old Honda CRX. **** driving something grown up.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #22
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Sadly, I don't need four doors. It is part of a compromise with my wife. She is the type who thinks cars are just to get from A to B as cheaply as possible. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum, but I'd prefer not to refight the same argument that we've had about my Tiburon over the last 8 years. I can get any car I want under 30k as long as it has 4 doors. I can live with that as long as I find something fun to drive.
Tell her that clothes and shoes are only for covering your body and keeping the elements out, and make her wear a blue tarp wrapped around herself every day.
Let her know that she can make decisions on her own car, and you will decide what you want. Seriously, do you tell her what clothes, shoes and other **** she can purchase? If not then she has no say.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:24 PM   #23
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I bought my wrx new in 2009 when I was 27 because I always wanted one and picked it over the Infinity coupe. Have not regretted my decision until the past year or so on choosing the wrx. The mod bug got me and have thrown more than I care to think about into the car, and although I still enjoy the car I find myself wanting more luxury and comfort. Guess i am just getting older but love driving my wife's Ford Fusion sport now because of the ride and amenities it offers, but still hate the front wheel drive. Just consider how long you want to keep the car you are going to purchase and what your feelings may be in the years to come. My car is fast and fun, but it is loud and the interior is horribly cheap and noisy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #24
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Are you guys saying that a stock WRX is faster than a G37? Seems like it would be the other way around.

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Hmmmmm......I had a 350z. Somewhat comparable to the G37. I would go for the new WRX. New car, new warranty, Quick, cheaper to insure, cheaper to maintain.

Only you can decide.....and remember......

Good things come to those who wait!

Just my .02
If he mods it, then the new car warranty may not be all that great of a factor. Also, I can't see the WRX being much cheaper to insure than a G37 sedan.

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The stock wrx is faster than the g37 from 0-60, from a roll not so much.
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