MOTORSPORTS EDITOR MAC MORRISON: I’m quite disappointed with this Infiniti. For all of its sporting pretensions, it felt slightly better than average–at best–to me.
I don’t know whose definition of “sport” Infiniti is relying upon here, but I’m quite surprised that this car was equipped with a $3,650 “sport package” that includes, among other things, a sport suspension, brakes and seats. I found the entire experience to be too soft and numb. The suspension is soft, the brake actuation gives me little confidence thanks to a touchy, spongy pedal, and I never could get my seating position quite right thanks to an inability to tilt the front of the seat bottom upward. Throw in steering that leaves me feeling indifferent, and a slow-shifting (even in manual mode) gearbox, and I had seen and felt enough within 25 minutes to know that I would never add the M37S to my personal list of potential purchase candidates. There are just far too many other cars available at this price point.
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