COAL Capsule #1: 1991 Infiniti G20–The Infinitely Big First Lesson

Infinit G20 1991



(Brenden is 24, but has already had fourteen cars)

Back when I was sixteen, I had a huge thing for the P10 (Nissan Primera/Infiniti G20) platform (and Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti, in general). Multi-link FRONT suspension, very attractive styling (at least, in my opinion), and that legendary SR-series motor. My main requirement was that it HAD to be a 5-speed, though. If you know about these cars, you realize how hard they are to find. Well, I just happened to be out in Dix Hills one day, when I saw the owner of a European car shop putting a for sale sign on what appeared to be a 91-93 G20.

Infiniti G2o r

image: cargurus

I immediately inquired about it, and it turned out to be a five-speed! It had only 105k on the odometer, and was owned by the owner of the shop since new. It was almost too good to be true, and it was in my driveway that day. As it turned out, it WAS too good to be true. There were many things that the previous owner “forgot” to tell me about, such as the poorly repaired accident damage and damage from the motor caused by overheating. As much as I loved the car regardless, I was young and much too broke to give it the work that it needed. I was understandably extremely pissed, but it taught me a lot about what to look for when buying a used car. No regrets, just lessons learned…not even a good picture to remember it by; maybe just as well.

Infiniti G20 fq