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Did you ever get fixed up on a blind date and instead of your friend touting the girl's "personality", he told you that she is drop dead gorgeous? And then when you arrived at the restaurant, she looked even better than you anticipated. But then 10 minutes into the evening, you discovered something (or two) that just ruined it. It could have been a nasal whiney voice, or a loud horse-laugh, or something equally grating, and you knew that any kind of long-term relationship just wasn't in the cards. Well, that happened to me years ago, before I was married, and a similar thing happened to me last week with a test car.

A brand new Infiniti G37 Sport Coupe was delivered to my house. I'd seen photos and thought it was beautiful, but the shiny new coupe looked even better in person as I ogled the "arrest-me-red" machine sitting in my driveway. It has a long, low profile with a sharply sloping roofline finished off with a subtle deck spoiler, huge 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels filling the bulging fenders, and a look that says, "I'm ready to rumble."

It was so sexy looking that I grabbed my wallet, jumped in the car, pushed the starter button on the dash, grabbed a handful of leather wrapped gear shift knob, pushed in the clutch, and was ready to take off for a brief sprint around the neighborhood. That's when the love affair ended. The clutch. It's awful. It's the equivalent of a hairy mole on the tip of Julia Robert's angel face.

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Wow, the author of this article talks about the SAME EXACT thing I've been complaining about. He hates the clutch and it's engagement point. So I guess I'm not alone in my opinion...LOL
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Interesting read, I take delivery of "her" new G37s next week and i will keep an eye out for those glitches.

Hope they arent bad, or if so there is an easy fix.
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Imagine if he drove the auto instead of the manual, his review would have been a bit nicer. His main bitch were seats and stick.

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^^^and the door locks

who the f* bitches about door locks...or cares for that matter.

I bet I've only hit the button inside a half-dozen times, i always just use the key fob
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Imagine if he drove the auto instead of the manual, his review would have been a bit nicer. His main bitch were seats and stick.

True, his biggest complaint by far was the clutch engagement point. I think he's exactly right after test driving a G37 last week. It seems that he had the car for about 10 days and still didn't get used to the weird clutch engagement. So I'm glad that I'm not the only one who felt that the clutch is terrible on these cars. I won't buy an automatic, so if I can't find a good way to adjust the clutch engagement, I'll probably end up buying another car. And that sucks because I really like everything else about the car.
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This article made me very nervous to go test-drive a manual G37 under the scrutiny of the dealership. I didn't want to embarrass myself and stall the car. But guys, I don't see what the problem is... I drive a 2005 m3 w/6spd and had no problem at all transitioning into the G and driving it relatively smoothly. It was very different from my car but after about 2 minutes it was all smooth sailing, and I never stalled.

I'm convinced this is something you can get used to. Loved the car by the way. I don't know if I'd trade my M for it, but I was very impressed.
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Well, just picked up the G yesterday. Its an early build 2008 manual. The quick and dirty is. There are no clutch issues, i picked it right up. And, i havent driven a manual in years. My wife to be also had no problems. For us, the clutch is a non issue. Car drives GREAT!

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yeah i'm only partially through this article and had to come back and say that this dude writing it is a douchebag... agreed, it's not the BEST clutch.. but umm... if he can't pick it up in the first 5-10 minutes, then he doen't know what the hell he is doing.

i'm afraid to read the rest of the article and see what other dumb shit he says.

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instead of saying this:

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Sadly, 10 days later, I hadn’t gotten much more proficient in the first-through third-upshift and downshift routine.
he should have just wrote:

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i'm a toolbag that doesn't know how to drive any other clutch different than the one on my 1984 Z28.
give me a break.

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i left a comment on the article, what a tool.

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i left a comment on the article, what a tool.
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Very good MSB, funny stuff.
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haha thanks.. glad you guys enjoyed.
it's nothing to do with how good or bad the G37 is.. (won't go there with 14) but... just the fact that apparently the dude has no clue to drive and he just told EVERYONE.
SOMEONE had to call him out. haha

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this is too good not to post on here too

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trying to figure out a "nice" way to say this...

But, if you can't figure out that clutch in 5-10 minutes... then you should not be reviewing cars.
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