Not to Beat a Dead Horse, but... - 2007 Infiniti G35 Long-Term Road Test

2007 Infiniti G35 Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Infiniti G35: Not to Beat a Dead Horse, but...

April 25, 2007

Dan Edmunds hit the nail squarely on the head in his post about our Infiniti G35's clutch, so I won't beat a dead horse too much here. When I drove the G for a short while just after we got it, I definitely noticed the annoying long travel and minuscule engagement. But after driving it again last night, the clutch is now much much stiffer and sounds like a creaking door -- Smyrna, we have a problem. After sitting in traffic last night for almost an hour with it, and a half hour this morning, my left leg is literally tingling. I'll have to hit the gym later and do some right leg presses just to even myself out...

As I mentioned, traffic was crap last night so I thought it would be a good idea to see how accurate the Infiniti navigation system with Real Time traffic is. As the picture shows above, it correctly displayed my eastbound route as being Red or bad (I kept going any way). But the map also shows the westbound lanes were moving yellow, or slowly, when in reality they were moving like grass through a goose. Also, the traffic information completely disappeared after a short while (note how the lines stop at the top of the map) and did not return. Perhaps I wasn't using it properly, but my experience with Acura's XM nav-traffic system indicates that it should be a no brainer.

Also, for the life of me I can't find the auxiliary audio input jack. There's a tri-color AV port under the center armrest that should come in handy when I want to set up my VCR in the backseat, but no place to plug in an iPod or my Samsung Helix. I asked around, but like Sasquatch, people said they remember seeing it once, but weren't exactly sure where. Infiniti's press and consumer sites say it has one. I'll check again when the G isn't such a pain in the leg to drive.

James Riswick, Associate Editor @ 3,239 miles

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