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1999 Infiniti G20 - Expert Reviews

 

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#1
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...Each passenger will find three-point belts, with front and side air-bags standard. Trunk room was quite good for the size of the car, with split-folding rear seats and a cargo net to help out with hauling. If you're thinking of opting for the base G20, keep in mind most of the features that would make this vehicle a "luxury" or "near-luxury`' vehicle aren't standard. No sunroof, fog lamps, leather, power sunroof, heated seats, air-filtration, automatic climate control, power driver's seat or built-in garage-door opener. Those are optional above the $21,490 base price. The keyless entry...

#2
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...smooth corners, I took the position that, yeah, you can get a car with a solid rear axle to corner well on a smooth surface if you locate the axle properly and stiffen the suspension enough. But what's it going to be like when I come barreling through a bumpy turn? The answer was: surprisingly well planted. There was virtually none of that disconcerting sideways dancing you often get from beam axles. What I also like about this car is that its athleticism doesn't translate into a hard ride. The body structure is rigid enough that the suspension designers could get the level of handling they...

#3
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...Although it won't win any awards for originality, it does score high marks for functionality. The controls for the air conditioner and radio are angled slightly toward the driver and are easy to reach and simple to use. The speedometer and tachometer are nicely styled and easy on the eyes. You get a clear view of the road - front and rear - from the driver's seat, which helps gives the G20 a feeling of airiness. The G20 is slightly larger than the old model, with improvements in space in the rear and in the trunk. The doors open wide, so passengers don't have to twist and contort to get in...

#4
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...More than 100,000 miles were put on prototypes that eventually evolved into the G20 platform. In addition, engineering figured that, while it was a good idea to make the car go, it was an even better one to make it whoa. In this light, braking was enhanced 10 percent through the adoption of new, larger, 11-inch vented front disc brakes(10.2-inch solid rear discs), and the inclusion of a new state-of-the-art anti-lock brake system. The go power is provided by Infiniti's 2.0-liter(121-cubic-inch), double-overhead cam, 16-valve four-cy linderengine. Lift the hood and you'll see two beautiful...

#5
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...I also wondered why a car that's destined for a luxury showroom doesn't have any wood inside. Even fake wood, which is getting better looking these days, can add warmth and a touch of class. But the G20's interior is free of these embellishments, with no shiny silver or brushed chrome anywhere. Orbe said customers don't seem to mind. But what else conveys this is a luxury car to aspiring, up-and-comer-type buyers? G20 buyers do get front and side air bags for the front seats, as provided in most other luxury cars. The warranties also are among the best in the business. And Infiniti's...

#6
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...The redesigned car rolled out of retirement last week with a suggested retail price of $20,995, including Infiniti's standard $495 destination and delivery charge. That's almost $3,000 lower than the base price for a G20 in 1996 and also lower than the A4, Integra GS-R sedan and the Contour SVT. And as the data panel indicates, it includes a pretty good collection of standard comfort and convenience features. My G20t tester, which added automatic climate control air conditioning, a limited-slip differential, slightly more aggressive tires, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and...

#7
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...But all things considered, the G20 puts up a good fight next to the BMW. I'll tell you what. I'd much rather have a G20 than, say, a Honda Prelude. She: I like the fact that there aren't a million G20s on the road, so you don't always see yourself coming and going. And isn't the 3 series sort of a Yuppie cliche, anyway? The G20 feels fresh and new. In some ways, a car like this is a reviewer's worst nightmare because what can you say? On paper, I thought the 140-horsepower engine would be underpowered. And I have to admit, it sounded a bit wimpy. But it didn't feel wimpy. He: The G20 Touring...

#8
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...Both the heating/cooling controls and radio are located up high in the dash, where they are angled slightly toward the driver to make them easy to reach. Things the driver touches dozens of times each day, such as the turn signals and radio buttons, have a quality feel. A single cupholder in the center console is so close to the dash that tall cups barely fit, and another is located inside the little console between the seats. Neither is conveniently placed, and both are hard to use. Back-seat passengers have dual cupholders in the pull-down center armrest. The G20 is important for Infiniti...

#9
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...The Touring version I drove was set up with lower-profile tires, limited-slip differential, fog lights and a jazzy spoiler. The interior is comfortable and roomy, for a small car, though tall drivers might find legroom kind of tight. The G20 is a few inches longer and wider than its predecessor, which seems to have created more space inside. The cabin feels well-thought-out and nicely designed, seemingly more European than Japanese, probably because of its Primera roots. The optional leather seats in our test car were smooth and supportive, though black-leather seating is not really a great...

#10
1999 Infiniti G20 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...The problem is this: Like its predecessor, the new G20 is a front-wheel-drive, four-cylinder affair that feels and looks more like a well-done economy car than it does a luxury ride. The G20's 2-liter, 16-valve aluminum-block engine is designed to pump out 140 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and produce 132 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm -- again, a good but not terribly daunting performance. The engine is mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission. An electronically controlled four-speed automatic is optional. The G20 is a tightly and rightly built car. But it comes with a pathetically...


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