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2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan and Coupe

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  • srs_49srs_49 Posts: 1,394
    If DRL's mean that much to you, I guess so (look at a Lexus or MKZ, I mean).

    BTW, why would you go to a stereo shop to have DRLs set up?
  • billpaulbillpaul Posts: 103
    I have been driving cars without DRL's for years, e.g. my 2001 Honda Accord. I recently bought a G37 & so still have the same problem.

    My solution has always been to just drive with the regular headlights on. It took 9.5 yrs to burn out one of the headlights on my Accord, which isn't bad. However, this also lights up the instruments/console, and a row of lights on the console recently went out. I have to wonder what it will cost to have this fixed. Might have gone a lot longer if I hadn't been using the lights every day during the day.

    So, one solution with the G37 is to drive with the headlights on all the time. However, this decreases the instrument lighting because the car assumes you are driving at night. So, there may not be any really satisfactory solution.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    All Nissan and Infiniti products in the US do not have DRLs. Personally, I think it is stupid they do this since they are the only ones. Every other manufacture in this country has them standard so I don't know why they just don't join the club. But they really don't have too since its not a law here like it is in Canada to have DRLs!

    If you really want them, you'll have to go to another manufacturer!
  • I found this info at www.motorist.org/drl/. I also looked around and its not true that "most" auto manufacturers have DRL's in the US. They are mandated in Canada due to weather (whiteouts, snowfall...etc.). Take a look at the cars on the hiway next time your out , most cars dont have' em here's why:

    The first, last and only large scale U.S. study that has been completed and published on the effects of DRLs as safety devices, was conducted by the insurance industry Highway Loss Data Institute. The results; vehicles equipped with DRLs were involved in more accidents than similar vehicles without DRLs. The difference was minimal, but the meaning was straight forward, DRLs aggravate other motorists, obscure directional lights, waste fuel, "mask" other road users that don't have headlights on, or don't have headlights period (pedestrians and bicyclists) and their net effect on accident reduction is zero or worse.

    Because DRLs negatively effect other motorists, versus the owner of a DRL equipped vehicle, they should be omitted from all new cars by government mandate. Furthermore, all states should explore legislation that limits daytime headlight use to low beam or parking lights. The government, in concert with various corporate interests has sold the driving public a bill of goods that doesn't live up to its advertised claims. It seems only fair that the government and the same corporate interests undo the damage they have done.
  • I found this info at www.motorist.org/drl/. I also looked around and its not true that "most" auto manufacturers have DRL's in the US. They are mandated in Canada due to weather (whiteouts, snowfall...etc.). Take a look at the cars on the hiway next time your out , most cars dont have' em here's why:

    The first, last and only large scale U.S. study that has been completed and published on the effects of DRLs as safety devices, was conducted by the insurance industry Highway Loss Data Institute. The results; vehicles equipped with DRLs were involved in more accidents than similar vehicles without DRLs. The difference was minimal, but the meaning was straight forward, DRLs aggravate other motorists, obscure directional lights, waste fuel, "mask" other road users that don't have headlights on, or don't have headlights period (pedestrians and bicyclists) and their net effect on accident reduction is zero or worse.

    Because DRLs negatively effect other motorists, versus the owner of a DRL equipped vehicle, they should be omitted from all new cars by government mandate. Furthermore, all states should explore legislation that limits daytime headlight use to low beam or parking lights. The government, in concert with various corporate interests has sold the driving public a bill of goods that doesn't live up to its advertised claims. It seems only fair that the government and the same corporate interests undo the damage they have done.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    edited May 2010
    You couldn't be more wrong about the DRL manufacturers in this country .All Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Chrysler, Subaru, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, VW, Volvo, Suzuki, Hyundai, Kia, and Sabb have DRLs standard on their models.

    Nissan and Infiniti is one of the only MAJOR auto manufacturer in this country, I think except for Ford, who doesn't offer DRLs on their models right now. There might be 2 or 3 smaller manufacturers who don't, I'm not sure about Mazda or Mitsubishi but as you can see from the list above, the overwhelming majority in this country have DRLs standard on their vehicles.

    Now, I'm not trying to say that Nissan and Infiniti HAS to put DRLs on their vehicles, I just think it be nice if they do some unique/cool thing with white LED DRLs! I think it would really complement the RED LED tail lights they have on a good majority of their products, especially Infiniti since none of their Japanese competition has done a white LED DRL thing yet. They could be the first one if they played their cards right but I don't think they have any intention to do so!

    Plus, that is only one study your quoting. I have seen other studies showing that people with DRLs have a reduced risk of accidents since people have a better chance of seeing you then in none equipped DRL vehicles during the daylight hours! I have had more close calls in my Nissan, that doesn't have DRLs, then in my Acura that does. I believe that they do help avoid/reduce the amount of accidents because other drivers can see you better during the day. I'm not saying you can't have an accident with DRLs, I just think they do help to a point and I'm sick of hearing the argument that they can blind people sometimes when they are oncoming. Maybe if you have a eye problem or an eye disease, but for people like me with normal vision, I have never had problems with DRLs blinding me. In fact, I feel I notice cars better that have the DRLs then those that don't!
  • woj207woj207 Posts: 54
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but on the headlight knob I just turn it forward to manually turn DRL's on and then I just leave it like that. Seeing as how I"m never in front of the car, does this mean the lights only come on when its dark? because I never have to turn my lights on at night they are always on. Until I turn the car off.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    If you live in the US, there is no DRLs on any Infiniti's or Nissan's! They don't come with them at all. If you turn it forward during the day, your actually putting on either your parking lights, or if you turn it all the way, your actually Xenon headlights would then be on all day!

    Again, there are no DRLs on any of these cars! Personally, I just leave it on auto and the headlights automatically come on at night when it gets dark enough.
  • woj207woj207 Posts: 54
    OK, then my lights are on auto.
  • larrys8larrys8 Posts: 30
    Hello all,

    You all have been very helpful in helping me get the best price/deal on my new G. So far I love the car. I am thinking about a few minor modifications. For one, I would love to increase the sound/exhaust note. Can any of you suggest any modifications that would do that (cat back/ axel back, etc.). I am not looking for something really loud, just a little more. I was looking on line at what is offered by megan racing.

    Any thoughts would be great!!
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    Will NEVER understand why people want their car to be louder. The mfgrs all spend millions trying to figure out how to make the cars quieter. Do your neighbors a favor and leave it the way it is.
  • jtlajtla Posts: 375
    For mod questions, you may want to try MyG37.com.
  • bondibondi Posts: 9
    has anyone tried any of those performance chips that claim better mileage and more horsepower? have 2010 G37XS. some are advertised as low as $70. seems to good to be true. Thanks.
  • I asked my dealer if they had any and they said no. Of course, I'm not overly impressed with them
  • tkogradytkogrady Posts: 7
    edited October 2010
    I bought the G37S convertible. I accidently left a pair of running shoes in the trunk and went to put the top down. A warning on the dash told me the trunk was open, so I closed the roof, checked the trunk, which was closed and tried again. Same thing. The next day, I noticed two identical dents and scratches on the roof on both side of the car. The dealer (Infiniti of Willow Grove, PA) basically told me it wasn't their responsibility. So I escalated it to the regional sale rep who said the same thing. This is a $50K car loaded with technology - GPS, Sonar, you name it. But they didn't think to put in a sensor that would stop the roof from damaging itself.
    What's worse - on the next serice visit I took it to a different dealership (Infiniti of West Cheste, PA), I asked them to check a rattle coming from the back of the car. And they told me there were two loose bolts in the roof. They had the nerve to tell me that it was the people who did the body work to repair the roof probably didn't tighten them enough. But the roof was painted in place because there was residue of paint left on the tops of the windows. Anyone else have problems with service with Infiniti? I gotta tell ya, I'm really disappointed.

    Link to youtube video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBMHf78-n04
  • srs_49srs_49 Posts: 1,394
    That's a real bummer, man!

    But, I would be hard pressed to call it a defect. Maybe a design deficiency, or a lack-of-feature, but not a defect. Now if the roof had an obstruction detector and it didn't work as advertised, than that would be a defect :P .

    BTW, that a was nice youtube post.
  • I think it's both - the lack of a sensor or the fact that it would get damaged so easily would be a design defect. The two loose screws they found in the roof would be a defect. But either way, I could forgive that if they would stand by their product, but I'm really disappointed by the lack of service or accountability.
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    At what point are we individually accountable for our own flaws rather than blaming those around us?
  • I didn't losen the screws in the roof . . .
  • Seriously?

    Car makers are under the gun to get the MPG up, if it could be done with a chip you don't think they would?
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