2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan: Hard Drive
May 15, 2007
New Topic: optional Stereo - the sound is excellent, not quite up to Lexus Mark Levinson standards but still very good.
The Premium Package gets you the Infiniti Studio on Wheels Bose stereo and the optional nav package gets the hard drive with Gracenote software plus a compact flash card slot and XM NAVtraffic. Both packages run a little more than 2 grand each but audiophiles will call it money well spent. In fact if it were my money, I'd skip the Sport version and opt for the Journey, then add the nav and Premium package...
At first i was bummed that there's only a single CD player up front, then I loaded a bunch of CDs on to the hard drive and realized it didn't really matter. I loaded disc 1 of the Two Tone Collection: A Checkered Past loaded on to the hard drive and blasted ska all weekend long.
The display works well and thanks to Gracenote software, song title and artist name are instantly filled in - no such luck on home burned discs though. One thing I can't figure out is how to navigate by list or how to play the songs from the hard drive in random order - so far, I can't find the car's owner's manual either.
I like the audio system but I don't like having to listen to all the songs in the same order each time.
Brian Moody, Road Test Editor @ 4,697 miles