I found my unicorn, but am having a lot of trouble obtaining one.
Infiniti G37 Sedan manual.
Its RWD, has 330 HP, manual, and a backseat with four doors.
Problem is, they are awfully rare.
Any tips on buying sight unseen?
Or is it better to just compromise and find a different car that's local?
My wife's car is the 2011 AWD (auto) sedan. I really like that car. Great power, athletic chassis, cheap to buy, cheap to own, really nice place to spend time. I don't like autos, but the 7 speed is actually pretty decent. Be aware, the fuel economy sucks. The car hovers right around 18mpg no matter how you drive, it seems. It's a big car but the thing can hustle.
As for finding them, the manual coupe is more common than the manual sedan, but they do come up every once in a while here in Seattle. They made them for so many years and they didn't change much, so they do come up. When the sedan went from the G35 to the G37, they stopped rubber coating the plastics so the steering wheel and armrests hold up better on the G37.
I would find one, local or not, and have a shop inspect it for condition. I've bought two cars after a non-local inspection and got what I was expecting, more or less. If you can find an inspector that will take it for a test drive, take a video, take pictures of the mechanical inspection, and do a carfax, you should be in pretty good shape. Assuming the seller gives you good pictures so you know the car's cosmetic condition.