2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test


2011 Infiniti M56: Bringing Maggie Home

July 18, 2011

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While it doesn't quite compare to Brent using the Mustang to deliver his wife to the hospital in a cloud of burning tire smoke, I just happened to be driving the long-term Infiniti M56 when we brought home our newest family member, Maggie.

She was rescued from a high-kill shelter in San Bernardino by Jimi's Angels and taken to their store called Barks & Bitches here in LA. It's a neat place. Though also a pet store, it primarily functions as a home for about 20 rescued dogs who get to play with each other while being trained and acclimated to other dogs and humans. They also let you take them for walks, which gives you the rare opportunity to essentially test drive your dog. You can see why this appealed to me (not to mention that our 8-month-old Maggie is already housebroken and pretty well trained). If you're thinking about a dog and live in Los Angeles, please consider them or any rescue place. There are so many loving, adorable dogs out there who deserve a chance.

Any way, commercial over. I had my wife and her sister sit in the M56's back holding firmly onto Maggie in the middle. There'll be no dogs milling about the car on my watch, as I prefer not to murder my dog with an airbag. I'll be buying one of those doggie car seats soon, since we were told she travels well.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor who promises not to blog about his damn dog at every possible moment @ 13,000 miles

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