1994 Infiniti G20 Reviews

1994 Infiniti G20 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Reliable, quick, Nissan products FTW

Faults:

Needed EGR valve replaced, needed knock sensor replaced, needed fuel pump replaced at 170,000.

General Comments:

Bought the car not running. Had been sitting for years. Since I am a mechanic, and knew of Nissan's good track record, I bought this Infiniti.

Are parts a little more expensive? Yes.

Is it hard to work on? Yes.

Is it reliable? Yes.

I own a five speed, and rag on it like you wouldn't believe; redline everyday, banging gears everyday with 175,000, stock motor, stock trans.

These cars are quick and can take a serious beating.

Recently swapped the engine for an sr20ve. Now it's even quicker.

The cool thing was the motor I pulled still had good compression and lots of life left; 300,000 would not surprise me at all.

Bottom line is you pay a little more, but it's worth it in the long run for sure.

Also feels a lot more solid than my 1998 Civic EX, and that's a good car as well, just not quite as good or as fun as my beloved G20!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2011

1994 Infiniti G20 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carInfiniti G20

Summary:

I enjoyed owning this car and will definitely consider another Infiniti in the future

Faults:

Replaced air conditioner compressor at 100,000 miles - replaced exhaust system at 95,000 miles, leaking radiators at 104,000 miles. I took my car in to the mechanic to have a small leak changed and when I went to drive it home, something happened to the transmission and now when the car shifts from first to second gear there is a very noticeable jump. I never had problems with the transmission, but it looks like I will need a new one. I'll probably end up replacing this car.

General Comments:

I have really enjoyed owning this car. It's 11 years old now and only recently starting having problems. I will be very sad if I have to give it up for a new car. I wish I could afford a g35. I'll possibly look into getting a later model g20. I wish Infiniti still made G20's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2005

1994 Infiniti G20 Touring 2.0 Liter I-4 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Liter I-4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired119500 miles
Most recent distance122950 miles

Summary:

An underrated luxury sport sedan

Faults:

It needed a new constant velocity boot at 119500 miles.

Trunk struts starting to wear.

Motorized antenna does not always go up and down.

General Comments:

The 1994 G20t is in my opinion one of the most underrated luxury sport sedans. With Nissan reliability and the luxury features one would expect from a much more expensive car, the G20 is a bargain at around $5000. While some may doubt the performance due to the 2.0 liter I-4, it is also very light and accelerates well onto the highway.

The car handles very well on both wet and dry roads.

The automatic transmission shifts extremely smoothly.

The interior leather trim lasts a long time and does not wear easily.

It could benefit from more interior room, so if you are very tall or need to put more than two in the back seat, this is not your car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2002

1994 Infiniti G20 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

I love this car!

Faults:

Minor transmission problems.

Motorized antenna won't go down.

Radio died.

Passenger window motor died.

Slight radiator leak.

Leather seats have really begun to wear.

General Comments:

A true luxury sports sedan.

Low horsepower engine, but holds its own very well.

Very attractive interior/exterior.

Will make heads turn - a somewhat rare car (But hard to find parts for)

Powered by one of the most reliable engines (Nissan SR20DE)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2002

1994 Infiniti G20 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance196500 miles
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

Great bargain especially if you find a used one!

Faults:

Radiator has a very small leak in it after 195,000 miles.

ABS brakes sensors went out at about 155,000 miles.

The leather seats have wore out on the driver side.

Shocks have been replaced once and the CV joints have been replaced.

Brakes have been changed 3 times so far.

Starter went out at about 175,000 miles.

CD player died and a speaker blew after heavy use of course.

Headlight wires burnt out at 180,000 miles.

General Comments:

The list of problems seems long, but with over 195,000 miles on it those are all bound to happen to all cars.

I am a snowboarder and make many trips up the mountains in the snow with up to 4 people at a time in the car with a roof rack.

Transmission is still good.

I am beginning to hear lifters sticking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2002

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 8 reviews