Brett's car was starting to feel it's 73,000 miles, so last Saturday we were off to the Infiniti dealer to look for a replacement.
I liked his old M just fine, but the new ones are even better. And he got silver with a black interior, the same as my LR3 and one of my favorite color combos.
The exterior is a bit beefier than his previous one, which was a bit more sleek, but they're still handsome.
The interiors however, are amazing. I think Infiniti makes the most attractive interiors in production anywhere. And then they fill them with the most ridiculous and wonderful options. I should also mention here that while we were out we hit the Audi dealership, and while I think their body styles are really attractive, I was totally underwhelmed by the interiors. They really did remind me of the Volkswagens of my youth.
Back to the M, first there's the 9 mg hard drive for downloading your music. Or you can stream it via bluetooth from your phone. FM and Satellite of course as well. They also take your phone and download your phone book into the car so you can call anyone. And of course dialing is done by voice command.
Then there's the "Cabin Odor Sensor" which detects bad smells and works to clear them. Or as we're calling it, The Fart Filter.
There's also the Forest Air system which filters the air coming into the car. The breeze function randomly alternates between vents so that you get differing senses of air movement. It sounds ridiculous and the salesman said he wasn't a fan, but I think its very pleasant.
The first two shots are from the Infiniti USA website, while the last one is my phone shot from Monday night when we went out for dinner. The White Ash wood trim has silver dust rubbed into the grain before the lacquer is applied, and is just as pretty as it sounds.
Seating is firm and adjustable, as well as heated and cooled. The steering wheel temperature is regulated to a constant 68 degrees. And the engine is peppy. Not quite as peppy as the G, but not sluggish at all. Responsive and totally fun to drive.
All in all, I'm a huge fan.