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# 175595 5-Jul-2015 17:00
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Preferable a 2008-2011 model...

They look like a nice blend of performance, toys and comfort and possibly more reliable than a German equivalent?

Any feedback on ownership welcome.




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  # 1337355 5-Jul-2015 17:12
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I had a 2006 250GT sedan, then got a 2009 370GT Crossover (Skyline Crossover)

Lots of toys, especially if you get the Type P or SP (SP available only as a sedan). Very fast and comfortable. Chain driven engine and no red flags in all my research on the 3.7L V6 engine.

However, If you don't know Japanese, the entertainment unit will frustrate you. There is no current, clearly supported way to get it translated to English or have NZ NAV added. In just the last 2-3 months there have been a few people rumoured to be able to do the conversion but it's a Russian sourced software upgrade that only a few people have access to and they want to charge $1600 NZD for it. Crazy thing is it would be worth it to me if included GPS and I could see an example of a converted car first.

One of the things I wanted in a car was no squeaks or rattles and despite getting mine direct from Japan, I figured since the 370GT models were al unchanged as various Infiniti models they would have a good handle on that sort of thing. I was right and my one (2009, 54km) has NO rattles or squeaks.

I also think the sedans look great as well.

They are NOT particularly fuel efficient, I have been trying to drive it nicely but can't get much better than 8km/litre in town - however on the open road where it can use 7th gear more I got about 11.5km/litre. (80 litre tanks as well)

I really really like it.

Couple of little things to note - Most of them don't include cruise control and the finish on the doors and steering wheel before about 2010 flakes of really easy and looks bad.

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  # 1337362 5-Jul-2015 17:21
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Cheers - N



Cheers indeed - exactly the kind of feedback I was hoping for.

Appreciated. Presume you had no major mechanical/electrical issues? What sort of service costs did you have?

Not so bothered about the GPS side of things, but would like to be able to listen to the radio and use my iPod etc without learning Japanese!

There is a 2010 SP edition which I have my eye on at the moment with 78k on the clock.

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  # 1337368 5-Jul-2015 17:29
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Cheers - N



Cheers indeed - exactly the kind of feedback I was hoping for.

Appreciated. Presume you had no major mechanical/electrical issues? What sort of service costs did you have?

Not so bothered about the GPS side of things, but would like to be able to listen to the radio and use my iPod etc without learning Japanese!

There is a 2010 SP edition which I have my eye on at the moment with 78k on the clock.

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I haven't had it serviced yet as it had full japanese service records and was done less than 5k ago in Japan. I checked the oil and it was very clean so happy to believe the rest of the service history.

Have had zero issues so far. (I only had the V36 250GT sedan for a few months as it was a temporary car while I waited to find the right 370GT)

Assuming you get the Bose system (all the crossoversm don't know about the sedans but I THINK it's in all of them too) it's excellent. Obviously you will need a band expander for radio... They do Bluetooth streaming as well, but getting it setup is NOT straightforward to the point that the first 3 car dealers I spoke to locally about it said it only did Bluetooth phone pairing, not streaming as well. They DO streaming however setting it up is epic hard if you don't know Japanese.

It has a USB port for Ipod attachment but I don't use iDevices so don't know if that works on all new phones/ipods.

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  # 1337391 5-Jul-2015 17:37
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Talkiet:

Cheers - N


How snug/small are the seats? I am a fat bstard so not sure if the Japanese market cars have Japanese-sized seats rather than the American-sized ones in the Infiniti models!

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How snug/small are the seats? I am a fat bstard so not sure if the Japanese market cars have Japanese-sized seats rather than the American-sized ones in the Infiniti models!

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You won't have a problem, it's a biggish car. Go drive one though!

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  # 1337399 5-Jul-2015 18:04
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Talkiet:  Go drive one though!

Cheers - N



Oh I will do!

Thanks for the input.




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