Infiniti G35 Sedan: Drive it in Wedges
July 24, 2007
I'd been dreading the inevitable day when I would have to drive our long-term G35 in shoes with heels on them. It happened yesterday when I was wearing my wedges and it turns out my dread was unwarranted. In fact, clutch operation was actually smoother and easier compared to my normal shoes.
The only explanation I can come up with is that clumsier shifts are a fact of life in taller-heeled shoes because you can't work the third pedal with the same delicacy. However, the G's clutch pedal doesn't reward a delicate touch, so my blocky heels were pretty much the perfect match for it.
One other observation: A while back James wrote an entry about the driving position in our G35 versus that of the G37 coupe. He's taller than I am and preferred the coupe's lower seating position. However, I'd like to cast a vote for our sedan. Because I'm short of torso, I find it more relaxing to sit a bit higher (but not "SUV high") with a lower cowl surrounding me. The G's cockpit suits my physiology quite well.
Erin Riches, Senior Content Editor