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Infiniti M37



  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    Part of the problem is with the tires. The Maxima, G37, and M have come with really lousy OEM Goodyear RSA tires. These tires are the loudest I have ever had on any of the cars I have had and both Nissan and Infiniti should be ashamed of themselves for putting those tires on these premium vehicles.

    Now, that is not to say the cars are not partly to blame for the road noise, they are, but tires make up a good portion of how much road noise and feel is translated into the cabin. Interesting enough, the new 2011 M37s at my local Infiniti dealer no longer come with the RSAs but top of the line Michelin Primacy's. That is a tire that is more fitting for these vehicles and should considerably lower the road noise translated into the cabin

    I've read several reports from Maxima, G37, and M35/45 owners who once they switched off their crappy Goodyear RSA's and put on Michelins, Kumhos, and Pirelli's on their car found that not only did the ride quality improve, but the amount of road noise translated into the cabin decreased as well.

    Just saying, the tires are part of the problem and Nissan/Infiniti better straighten it out. If Nissan can put top of the line Primacy's on the Altima, they most certainly can do it for the Maxima, G37, and M37/56!
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 931
    Drove an M35 with Tech today. My reference is the 2008 M35 that I currently have on lease...and drove to and from the dealer. The M37 is an evolution more than a revolution. The new engine feels pretty much the same...the transmission is smoother, but you still feel some jerkiness when stepping on the gas. Major improvement in the navigation system over 2008. You no longer have to do a hack to use the nav when driving. When driving on an interstate and looking for restaurants, it scrolls (the 2008 didn't). The information display on the top of the screen on the 2008 doesn't take up space on the screen....and there's a display between the speedometer and tach. Mirrors fold in. It's a better feel sitting in the drivers seat..but the seats are pretty much the same (which is good). The michelin tires are noticeably better and quieter.

    It's going to be a tough decision when my m35 lease expires in June. $50Kish will buy a corvette, a mercedes E, a BMW 5, a lexus sleeper favorite the Jaguar XK....or a CTS Lots of competition.
  • bocatripbocatrip Posts: 194
    edited April 2010
    If you drove an M37 with the tech package, it is actually an upgrade to the seat in the base 2008 M35. There are 3 different style seats in the 2011 M37. The seat for the base model, the sport package, and the tech package. All 3 are somewhat different. I found the seat in the base model M37 to be somewhat firm with the leather not very soft, and not as comfortable as in the earlier M35 base models. Other than that, the car performs fantastically.
  • m4mm4m Posts: 76
    M37S is indeed a great sport sedan.
    I love the interior. Infiniti has arrived in regards to fit and finish and refinement. You can't really say that Mercedes or Lexus are better any more. What a massive difference from 09 M35. This is my lottery car.
    Given that the 550i has gained a massive amount of weight, I just don't see it outperforming this rolling sculpture.
  • slyfox16slyfox16 Posts: 35
    .the transmission is smoother, but you still feel some jerkiness when stepping on the gas.
    I just bought an M35x, after having a BMW 528 for 10 years. I found your comment interesting as I don't find the transmission to be that smooth. I also feel there is hesitation when accelerating. Is this a trait indicative of the M35?
  • bocatripbocatrip Posts: 194
    If comparing transmissions between the M37 and 5 series, there is no comparison as BMW is the smoothest shifting of the two. However, the M excels in the reliability dept.
  • bernsterbernster Posts: 27
    I have driven 2 M37s. I noticed engine vibration when stopped at lights on the first one. 2nd didn't vibrate but both had jerky transmissions. 2nd had Deluxe Touring, Premium and Tech. The first only had Tech. Deluxe Touring seats were much more comfortable. I would only get an M with all 3 packages as they are great. I am a techy and could not live without all of the wonderful features.

    But I do not like the way the car drives with the jerky transmission. Has anyone driven an M56. If so, how is the transmission? I have a 2008 M45 and it has wonderful seats (even better than M37 with Deluxe Touring), drives smoother than the M37 and just has a better feel when you give it the gas. I would want an M56 with all 3 packages mentioned above without the sport package. I don't think any dealer has one. I may test an M56 with sport just to see how smooth it shifts. The dealer said it would be the same as M37 since its the same transmission. If so, will look at other brands.

    I had 4 Lexus 400/430 models and got used to a smooth ride. But Lexus got so boring I gave my last one to a family member halfway through the lease. I will be looking at Mercedes and BMW if M56 is not for me.
  • j21mj21m Posts: 22
    I still maintain that it is too "Maxima-ish" looking for the price...I love my 2007 M35. my lease is up in August, but am terribly disappointed in the way this one looks! Back to due-diligence in finding the right car. :mad:
  • bernsterbernster Posts: 27
    Just drove another M37. Not jerky and no vibration. Go figure. Also drove a totally loaded M56 sport. Well was I surprised. I thought the sport would have a harsh ride and uncomfortable seats. Wrong on both accounts. Ride was great and had no complaints about seats. We compared them to the M37 with Deluxe Touring seats and there was not much difference other than slightly stiffer bolsters in sport. Now leaning towards an M56S. Lease is up in 2 months on my M45 so I have some time to think about it.
  • bocatripbocatrip Posts: 194
    edited April 2010
    Of the 3 seats that are available, I believe the Deluxe Touring Seats are probably the most comfortable. The base seat and the sport are very similar and are both quite firm. The texture of the leather on the base seat is somewhat on the rough side.
  • prophetprophet Posts: 72
    I drive about 18 to 20 thousand miles a year so I trade quite often. As a previous owner of an 06 & 07 M35, and most recently an 09 CTS, I looked forward to driving the 2011 M37. I was very impressed with it and bought one with the Premium and Tech options this past week.

    It drives as well as it looks and the Michelin Primacy tires are as good as the Michelin Pilot Sports I had on the CTS. In comparing the M37 with my CTS and an 03 BMW 5 Series I owned, the M37 is a clear winner. Although they drove well, the reliability on the CTS and BMW left a lot to be desired.
  • m4mm4m Posts: 76
    edited May 2010
    Wards Auto has named the 2011 Infiniti M as having the best interior for premium priced sedans. This is over Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, etc r-best-luxury-interior
  • scottw58scottw58 Posts: 38
    Topaz they are dicounting the car $5k now..go through a buying service if you cant get the deal below It $200 below invoice.

    I just received this email from USAA buying service last night. Sales must be slow for M37despite what some sales guys here are posting. Do your research before buying! Here is email: Or contact USAA directly or another buying service. Or just negotiate this deal or better! I'm still waiting for $3,000 below invoice before I pull the trigger. I still like my M45 enough to be patient and not over pay for this fast depreciating car.

    From: USAA Car Buying Service []
    Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:46 PM
    Subject: Your price has dropped

    2011 Infiniti
    M37 4dr Sedan RWD
    YOUR OLD PRICE: $500 above invoice including incentives
    YOUR NEW PRICE: $200 below invoice including incentives (about $5k off MSRP)
  • scottw58scottw58 Posts: 38
    Agree with your review. The car is not much different inside vs old one. We have G37 and M45. G37 is too tight for me.. My wife loves it though. M45 feels a lot bigger inside. I hate that navigation too. Ok to talk on cell phones/bluetooth and text in Georgia while driving but I can't click 1 button on navigation. :c)

    I'm going to also look at new redesigned BMW 5 series coming to showrooms next month. Much quieter car and you can use navigation while driving! I had 2006 BMw 750.
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 931
    Navigation has improved on the 2011 M's...less is locked when driving: you can now select more points of interest, not just the five they've chosen; you can find points of interest along your route (e.g. on interstates); you can now scroll to see the 20 nearest restaurants (etc). It's better, but still you are limited.

    The BMW navigation is nice when it works! the salesman and I tried to put in an address by saying the house number, street, city, state in one sentence and it took us 5 tries. When that works, it's terrific...but that's only if it works for you.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    The BMW and MB competition to the M are still definitely more refined in a couple areas then the M, especially in ride quality, engine noise, road/wind noise level, etc but with each generation of the M, Infiniti is getting closer and closer to matching BMW and MB refinement in those areas! Personally, I like the M over the latter because I enjoy that little more sporty/aggressive sound, noise level, ride quality, road feel that it has, that the BMW and MB do not!

    Personally, and after reading the initial reviews and test drives by C&D, MT, etc, I think the best bet and more refinement in noise levels (both engine, wind, and road) is getting the M37 with one or two packages to it because the M56 is outrageously priced! I mean my God, a semi loaded M gets into Lexus LS prices and for that, I'd rather be in the much more refined LS then M56

    Personally, I would be in the M37! I really don't need a V8 though I do give Infiniti some credit that with that super powerful V8, there is only a 1mpg reduction in fuel economy for over 400 hp! Thats pretty impressive!
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 931
    My m35 is in the shop and they loaned me a G37 with 1000 miles on it. I'm about to replace my M35 which is coming off lease so this was a good opportunity to drive a G in real life. The G37 is an incredibly quiet,peppy car with a tight/sports falls down on interior finish, loud A/C fan and seat comfort (for me), but the engine/drivetrain are fantastic, as good as the 3 series I test drove, if not better. I'll be going with an M37...but I might just drive an M37 sport before I decide on the M I want to the lease.
  • bingy22bingy22 Posts: 3
    Hi All:

    If anyone is fortunate enough to get an american express 150/500 offer, can you please send to infm37 (at)

    Thank you
  • alfstinky1alfstinky1 Posts: 34
    Test drove an M37X w/prem today. The power was very good and transmission which people are not liking I had no problem at all Even switching from econo to sport it shifted fine. Handling was good and roomy inside. Tires were quite both highway and local streets. The interior I found to be very lacking in a luxury car. The door handles which on my sons G35 are chrome are plastic here, and the so called wood trim is more like laminated plastic. The seats are fine and the dash and nav screen are nothing special. As the interior goes (very cheezy) this car at 53K is grossly overpriced. Looked at an Acura TL and except for the seat quality the interior trim is every bit as good and the outside mirrors at least have turn signals built in. This car should have an msrp around 45K not 53K. Very disappointed after what I've read about the interior being so superior.
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