2007 Infiniti G35 Sport: All the Right Sensations
September 21, 2007
I rose early this morning and thought this might be one of the rare days when I'd get to the office early, too. But as soon as I settled into the G35's cockpit, I knew that wasn't happening: I simply had to go for a drive. Although not all is perfect with our G35 Sport (clutch, steering, cabin materials), there are many details that Infiniti handled beautifully. The very look of the place kindles my enthusiasm for the car -- modern, bright, colorful displays reflecting off traditional black sport seats and a thick-grip, three-spoke steering wheel...
Of course, those sport seats are traditional only in appearance, as Infiniti has equipped with them power-adjustable bolster width on both the seat-back and seat-bottom -- so you can set them to give you a comfortable squeeze no matter how broad your shoulders or how wide your hips. That contact makes the G35 subtly more endearing.
Finally, the shifter: It visibly vibrates and pulses like a Miata's. That's not exactly a sign of refinement in an entry-level luxury sedan, but in a manual-shift G, which is something of a tough guy anyway, it's an important line of communication.
Erin Riches, Senior Content Editor @ 9,339 miles