|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$23,080|
Recognizable Nissan/Infiniti family shape hints at G37 and upcoming GTR. Simple controls; 2.5-liter, 175-hp, 4-cylinder engine provides adequate power; brakes excellent; minimal torque steer; decent stereo; rear seat folds down.
CVT transmission feels like a slipping clutch. Appalling rear vision, with high deck lid yet surprisingly small trunk. Back seat only good for kids, who will complain when they can’t see out. Cloth interior retained moisture leading to fogged-up windows when parked in rainy weather. Keyless remote a nuisance; 21 mpg is disappointing.
Unremarkable. Not especially quick, economical, handsome, or convenient. Makes a first-generation Audi TT or an early Porsche Boxster seem irresistible.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Mar 01, 2008