Although its loose grip can make the 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe tough to handle, there is a lot of fun to be had with the car. Its cabin gadgets come close to the cutting edge of what's available today.
For 2008, Infiniti made significant changes to its G Coupe, adding .2 liters of displacement to the engine, building a new valve management system, updating the cabin electronics, and refining the exterior.
Infiniti kept its same basic interface from previous years. It uses a big dial topped by directional buttons to make inputs on the LCD. The LCD itself is a standard feature of the car, present even if a navigation option isn't chosen.
The rear of the G37 is nicely designed, although the chrome lip on the trunk is an odd choice. Many other cars use the trunk lip for the middle brake light, but Infiniti chose to put it in the cabin, on the rear deck.
The iPod cable is located in the center console. The car keeps the iPod charged, and all control is through the car's audio interface. The G37 also includes RCA jacks for audio and a composite video jack.
This screen doesn't show you the exact average mileage, instead relying on a bar graph. We would prefer a numerical read out. During our time with the car, we got about 19 mpg, never breaking an average of 20 mpg.
To the upper left of the big dial is a button labeled "Carwings." This is a new feature from Nissan, only offered in Japan, which makes certain Internet information, such as local search, available to the driver.