2001 Infiniti G20 Base 2.0
The reviews don't lie, it just keeps running
Motor mounts 2014 - fixed with the windshield glue trick.
Starter died in 2015.
MAF sensor died in 2015.
eBay MAF sensor died in 2016.
Starter from Auto Zone died in 2016, right past warranty. Junk yard starter - still working.
Passenger window button, kinda broke, needed extra push pressure bushings!?
The back wheels always made a clatter sound the entire life of the car. I assume it was the struts, brake guard or old bushings, but I could never find the source.
Changed synthetic oil every 15k miles.
I bought this car because it fit all my needs and because of the reviews on this very site. I was not disappointed! I got this to drive for Lyft at the time and put a lot of miles on it; drove from NM to NC multiple time with no problems.
The sunroof never leaked.
Only time it failed me was the 2nd and 3rd starter.
The car looked rough when I bought it; front leather seats were ripped and worn; got seat covers.
The car came from Florida, and was noticeably rusted and the paint was wearing. I initially gave it full tune up after I bought it, and then rarely ever had to work on it after that.
I drove to NC again its 7th trip, abused it a little more by driving over poorly cut forest that scrapped the undercarriage, and nearly ripped off the bumper, still worked, gave it to my niece, then she hydroplaned and finally lost the back bumper, but it still runs and is over 250k miles. I barely took care of it.
I really I miss this car and regret not getting the manual variant. Never had a IACV problem, sprayed some cleaner in the intake every half year. But yeah they had so few typical problems. These really are fuel efficient tanks! Best MPG was driving across flat midwest ~35 MPG, typical MPG was 29.
Drink holders - just get some aftermarket ones.
Turning radius - not a deal breaker, but you can turn things into 3 point turns.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2018