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Old 11-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #26
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Also, I can see the WRX being much cheaper to insure than a G37 sedan.
How on earth do you figure that? You can practically insure Ferraris for less than WRXs.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #27
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How on earth do you figure that? You can practically insure Ferraris for less than WRXs.
I pay 68 bucks a month for full coverage and 250 dollar deductibles through geico on my 2011 wrx.. I don't think that is too bad.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #28
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I was looking a G37 myself but at 6-1, 175 lbs it felt like a coffin as the whole thing wrapped around me as I sunk into the seat which I did not like at all. I did not get this feeling from the Subie.
You have a long drive every day which one fits your tail best? That would be my starting point and go from there.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #29
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You can never go wrong with a subie! Theres nothing like subie love!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #30
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How on earth do you figure that? You can practically insure Ferraris for less than WRXs.
I pay $96/mo full coverage for a 2013 STI and a 2012 Mini Cooper S. But I'm also 38 and haven't had a ticket in almost 12 years. Ahhh, it's good to be an old slow bastard.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #31
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I looked at the G35/7 used when I got my WRX. Was a tough decision for me as well. Gs are very popular around here. I can go a whole day without seeing another GR WRX or STi, which I like. Having a warranty was also a nice piece of mind.

As for insurance, the Infiniti was actually quite a bit cheaper for me, with zero points on my record. I was deciding between EVO X, WRX, and Ifiniti G AWD used. EVO was most expensive to insure and no folding rear seat = deal breaker.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:51 AM   #32
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How on earth do you figure that? You can practically insure Ferraris for less than WRXs.
My fault. That was a typo, I meant to say "can't."
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:47 AM   #33
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I pay 68 bucks a month for full coverage and 250 dollar deductibles through geico on my 2011 wrx.. I don't think that is too bad.
Wow!! How old are you?!? That's cheap
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #34
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When you start talking insurance, where you live is as big a factor in your rate as age and driving record. You also have to make sure your comparing apples to apples in coverage.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:31 AM   #35
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Wow!! How old are you?!? That's cheap
I'm 25 with no Accidents and no points live right by Washington, D.C. In Maryland in a busy Area with usually high rates.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:15 AM   #36
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At 40, married and clean record, car insurance costs are more about the possible cost to repair the car then which model it is. For me the difference between a Imprezza, WRX or STI was less then $100 per year difference between each one.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:17 PM   #37
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2012 WRX 5-dr
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38, married, own a home (insured through state farm), perfect driving record
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #38
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I would suggest test driving a g37 manual and see how you like it. The auto tranny is pretty boring. Even in manual shifting mode, theres at least a second lag between shifts. On highway however that thing pulls strong. Sometimes i accidebtally get up to 80 without noticing
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #39
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We have a g37s, my wife's car, I owned a 350z as well, and I test drove wrx's several times. I would not bother with the non S Infiniti, the standard versions are completely different and not that fun to drive. We love the Infiniti, very well rounded car and quite fast. Straight line speed off a rolling start, I would say its a wash, but the wrx feels more composed around corners. The Infiniti is super smooth, that v6 is one smooth revving engine, sounds great too. I think you would be happy with either car, or at least I would be.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #40
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We have a g37s, my wife's car, I owned a 350z as well, and I test drove wrx's several times. I would not bother with the non S Infiniti, the standard versions are completely different and not that fun to drive. We love the Infiniti, very well rounded car and quite fast. Straight line speed off a rolling start, I would say its a wash, but the wrx feels more composed around corners. The Infiniti is super smooth, that v6 is one smooth revving engine, sounds great too. I think you would be happy with either car, or at least I would be.
I love the suspension on my girlfriends g37x, way far better than my rex. Theres some body roll but i guess a good set of sway bars should fix it. The car feels heavy below 60mph though and sometimes i have to really step on the gas to get it moving.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #41
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Was considering a G37, test drove it, only comes in auto for awd, see them everywhere, interior felt just like my Altima for the most part, and the rear seats didn't fold down. For the used price of a 2010 G37, I got a new WRX....awd, manual, plenty room for storage, hardly ever see them on the road. 32, married, 3 kids...so glad I didn't go the used BMW/Audi/Infiniti/Acura route. Hate the idea of buying used cars and those cars are all over the road.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #42
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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.
Given that criteria I say get an older model used STI , mod it and stay below $30k . You will be VERY happy and she will too if you simply stay out of boost when she's in it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:47 AM   #43
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my brother just got a new g37xs sedan. It's a really nice car and very very comfortable. It's a great everyday car and has enough power to deal with normal driving. For me the only thing my car has over the G is the fun factor. But it does make me want to get a more luxurious car after I drove the G.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:05 AM   #44
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on a subaru forum, what do you expect as an answer but if you want my opinion go with the WRX unless u want a luxury sport car.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:11 AM   #45
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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?
I would go with the wrx because my friend had g 37 and he got it brand new and after a year I would always have problems. Also a wrx is a very reliable car but if you. But if you puick Subaru I would get an 05 sti
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #46
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How on earth do you figure that? You can practically insure Ferraris for less than WRXs.
Not true. When picking up my 2013, I called my insurance company, and gave them the info on my 2013 WRX *wagon*. They then told me they owe me a refund of $11, since I had recently paid my policy for 6 months on my 2010 Mazda 3 s Hatchback. "Are you sure", I asked? I got the check in the mail a week later.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #47
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A g is nothing but an overpriced Nissan, that's it. Worked at an Infiniti dealer for a little while and the interior doesn't hold up any better than their Nissan counterparts. The 37 was a little better than the 35, but not by much. But hey you can be cool and rebadge the g to be a skyline since that's what it's used for in japanland. I considered the 4door g some before the wrx but I personally hated the way the g felt driving around town.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #48
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Totally different cars, man. I had a 2006 G35 coupe and still miss it sometimes. Great road trip car -- gets decent mileage (and has a large tank), quiet cabin, fast on the freeway, handles well. The WRX is going to be faster and handle better, though not quite as refined. Based on your description of your wife she's going to like the G a lot more.

That said, grow a pair and buy the car you want. I think it's fair that you guys agree on a budget, but if your wife is dictating what car you buy then you've got bigger issues. Can you imagine telling her which shoes/purse to buy??
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #49
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That said, grow a pair and buy the car you want. I think it's fair that you guys agree on a budget, but if your wife is dictating what car you buy then you've got bigger issues. Can you imagine telling her which shoes/purse to buy??
You obviously aren't married
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #50
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The G will get better Highway MPG, similar City MPG.

I came from an 05 G35 AT Sedan and insurance went up.

Compared to the G the WRX is louder on the road, and less comfortable, Interior looks better in the G but its not too bad in the WRX.

WRX is Faster, Handles Better, has many many more mods to do, but somethings that came correct on the G I have to mod on the WRX to fix (Sound, Brakes, Suspension)

If you don't care too much about interior looks or being a tad bit less comfortable and want to mod your car get the WRX.

Both the G37 and WRX are great buys but are were designed way different.

Like everyone said you need to test drive it. Push them a bit see what you like.
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