2013 Infiniti JX35: Old Habits
February 28, 2013
Clearly, this isn't the intended use of the JX35's rear seat entertainment system. But old habits die hard. I still like to turn around while in reverse and brace myself against the passenger headrest, and there's a perfect finger-grabrest thanks to the headrest monitor's screen bezel.
But this caution is becoming increasingly futile in today's cars, especially in tanks like the JX35. There's almost no point since it's hard to get perspective on where you are and what's under the beltline. More often it's just eyeballs dancing between rear windows, mirrors and the rearview camera. Which makes it all the more surprising when you get in cars like the Impreza or Nissan Leaf for example, cars that have pretty open greenhouses. You start to notice visibility as a character merit, something you took for granted five or so years ago.
Meanwhile, check out that headrest. It's a thick as an ice-block!
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ around 16,800 miles