Unless clinical depression has invaded your frame of mind, Infiniti's new convertible is guaranteed to stretch a reflexive smile across your face. The yowl of the V-6, the joy of clicking shift paddles, the agile maneuverability, and the alluring exterior lines are what jumps us car people out of the rack every day to hit the road. Add in the mechanical symphony of the folding roof and a chassis that's only a little less stiff than the donor coupe, and you've got a fine ride. Top-down turbulence is under control and the back seat is roomy enough to carry two adults without complaint. Like a Jeep CJ, a year in the Army, a college degree, and a one memorable drunken weekend, a convertible - any convertible - is a right of passage not to be missed.
Don Sherman, Technical Editor