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Here Are My Favorite Older Infiniti Models

Although Infiniti’s current lineup leaves a little to be desired, the brand has had more interesting times. In fact, Infiniti has made some unusual and exciting cars in the past — far more than their current lineup would suggest. Today I’m going to go over five of my favorite older Infiniti models, all of which come from a bygone era in Infiniti’s history.

1991-1996 Infiniti G20

1991-1996 Infiniti G20

The Infiniti G20 was a sporty compact luxury sedan sold in its first generation from 1991 to 1996. The G20 used the same 4-cylinder engine as the thrilling Nissan Sentra SE-R from the same period — and while its 140 horsepower doesn’t sound too exciting, the G20 was also far lighter than any modern luxury car. It was also a handsome design, and it’s a shame few survive to the modern era. Find an Infiniti G20 for sale

2003-2007 Infiniti G35

2003-2007 Infiniti G35

The original Infiniti G35 was probably the best Infiniti of all time. Sick of not offering a truly competitive sport sedan versus German rivals like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti went all-out developing the G35 — and they created the best sport sedan on the market. Featuring a powerful V6, rear-wheel drive (RWD) and a sporty coupe version, the G35 was a smash hit, and it turned around Infiniti for the better. Find an Infiniti G35 for sale

2003-2007 Infiniti FX45

2003-2007 Infiniti FX45

The Infiniti FX45 is one of my all-time favorite SUVs. One reason was the launch color: In 2003, Infiniti debuted the FX45 with a copper exterior and a bright orange interior. But it wasn’t just that — it was also the fact that the FX45 is a shockingly small luxury SUV, and Infiniti installed a 4.5-liter V8 under the hood with 320 hp — at the time, completely unheard of outside the Porsche Cayenne that was just going on sale. The original FX45 did 0-to-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, and it was one of the quickest SUVs on the road when it came out — and it had the bold styling to match. Find an Infiniti FX45 for sale

1990-1992 Infiniti M30

1990-1992 Infiniti M30

The Infiniti M30 was Infiniti’s first 2-door car, meant to bring a little more performance to the lineup that also included the smaller G20 and more luxurious Q45 right when Infiniti launched. Also adapted from a Japanese-market Nissan, the M30 was offered as a coupe or convertible — but nobody bought very much of either. The M30 was sold for only three years before it went away, and Infiniti didn’t offer another coupe again until the G35 a decade later. Find an Infiniti M30 for sale

2003-2004 Infiniti M45

2003-2004 Infiniti M45

The Infiniti M45 was an unloved Infiniti model — but I always thought it was cool. Adapted from a Japanese-market Nissan, the M45 was an RWD luxury sedan with a 340-hp 4.5-liter V8 under the hood — and it was more exciting and faster than any luxury sedan should be. It also suffered from unusual styling, and it wasn’t popular at all — so it was only sold for two model years. These days, seeing one on the road, just 15 years later, is very uncommon. Find an Infiniti M45 for sale

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