Posts tagged "infiniti"

Today's Rave: Infiniti JX second-row slider

Today's Rave: Infiniti JX second-row slider
I recently had the chance to check out the all-new Infiniti JX, a new crossover that has taken very specific aim at the Acura MDX. After a very brief time with this hot new number, I think their aim was true. I’ve never found the MDX to be terribly inspired or interesting. It’s luxury. It... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Infiniti G37 IPL

My week is coming to an end with the 2012 Infiniti G37 IPL, and it is with some bittersweet feelings that I’ll let go of the keys. On one hand, I absolutely loved the stomach dropping acceleration and guttural engine rumble that you feel all the way down to your toes. On the other hand:... Read more »

Today's Rave: Infiniti Performance Line

Today's Rave: Infiniti Performance Line
Every once in awhile, I come across a car that I absolutely don’t want to give back. I swapped into one such car yesterday: The Infiniti G37 IPL. Wow. Introduced in 2011, the Infiniti Performance Line takes an already sporty lineup and makes it that much better. It is what M is to BMW, S... Read more »

Today's Rant: Trunk space in the Infiniti G37 S Convertible

I always close out my test week with a last-chance-to-ask-me-any-questions statement on Twitter. Today, @Russell_Cambell asked: Would you buy one with your own money. Honest one-word answer: No. And it’s not because it isn’t a great car. It’s not because of the price (which is a bit steep at $58K for the Limited Edition model).... Read more »

Today's Rant: Cup holders in the Infiniti G37x S

Let me start by saying: I hate talking about cup holders. I’m not the kind of reviewer who counts them and makes sure there’s 2 per passenger. Nor do I usually pick nits about their location. They don’t help you drive the car. And while they’re nice to have, they wouldn’t usually make or break... Read more »

Today's Rave: Moveable instrument cluster on Infiniti G37x S

OK, anyone who’s followed my blog for any length of time knows that I’m short. I have to push my seat all the way forward, and I often have to eat the steering wheel while I drive. Another problem I tend to have: When I lower the steering wheel so that I have a comfortable... Read more »

2011 Infiniti M37: Roomy but expensive

I liked the 2011 Infiniti M37. But it was mostly for all the gadgets and geegaws that were included in the $60K price tag. The navigation system worked really well, and I fully appreciated the voice commands that got it right the first time. The rear camera was helpful for those tight city maneuvers, and... Read more »

Today's Rave: Infiniti M37 greeting lights

Even though everyone else at the office leaves at 5 p.m., I just can’t seem to get my butt out the door before 7 p.m. Which means that it’s full dark by the time that I leave. And though the area is safe (it’s Hoffman Estates, for Pete’s sake), there’s just always something a bit... Read more »

2011 Infiniti QX56: Not high on the Chicago list

Well, I’ve talked about the sheer size of the Infiniti QX56 and the bad fuel economy numbers, but what about the rest of the vehicle? All-new for 2011, the QX56 has a larger than life curvaceous design that is both bold and elegant at the same time. The interior is is spacious and luxurious with... Read more »

Today's Rant: Infiniti QX56 fuel economy

My very first drive in the Infiniti QX56 was a relatively normal one in my book. A 45-minute commute from Logan Square to Hoffman Estates. Traffic was stop and go from Kimball through Harlem, then it was smooth sailing at speed all the way up through the Jane Addams to the Barrington exit. I averaged... Read more »