I'm struck by how much more pleasant it is to drive the Infiniti G35xS than our Four Seasons G37S coupe. Though its automatic is only a five-speed, I appreciated not having to live with the delicate clutch-throttle relationship in our G37S (which is starting to ruin that car's bargain-BMW appeal for me).
Also, the G35xS has great acceleration and a decent amount of torque (268 lb-ft) for a mid-size sedan, and I don't particularly have an issue with the sound of the V-6. It's a bit raw and coarse - so what. The base price is about the same as the less-powerful BMW 328xi (though the BMW does have more linear steering).
As previously mentioned, I too like the seating position in the G35. The driver sits higher in the sedan than in the G37 coupe (and rightfully so), which is great because keys, coins, and credit cards weren't falling backwards out of my pockets and down under the G's seats the way they do in the coupe. Also, the G35's seatbelt doesn't hit my neck all the time.
David Yochum, Assistant Editor