2007 Infiniti G35: Armrest & NavTraffic Update
June 25, 2007
Shortly after we received our long-term Infiniti G35, one of our readers asked to evaluate how much the armrest interferes with shifting the 6-speed manual. The answer is it doesn't interfere at all, which is good. But it's also not possible to rest your arm upon it, which is bad. Even with the seat all the way back, I had to reach my elbow back just to touch a corner...
The 6MT G35 also has pretty lousy set of shallow square cupholders, which I'm not too worried about, but some may find it significant.
I also should update the situation I had with the G35's nav traffic feature. On a venture out to City of Industry, Calif., the nav traffic worked very well and was accurate by about a quarter of a mile predicting where traffic slowed. It seemed to show traffic flow on all highways, but as before, it failed to show traffic for a rather large strip on I-10 between I-405 and I-110 in Downtown LA. My guess iis that it's a problem with the XM traffic feed, not the car. I guess that strip is always so bad, reporting it seems redundant.
James Riswick, Associate Editor @ 6,153 miles