A real pleasure to drive
December 3, 2018
I've owned over 40 cars, including several Mercedes, Jaguars, and other high-end vehicles. The Infiniti Q60 convertible compares well with the best of them. It has thrilling response in acceleration, a smoothly shifting automatic, and a nice tight grip on the road.
Interior appointments are of high quality, with plush heated and cooled leather seats, very readable gauges, and relatively intuitive controls for the various electronic features.
I've only a few minor complaints, and even those are pretty commonly shared with similarly priced luxury convertibles. The cup-holders are not well thought out--though not as poorly done as the Mercedes SLKs or the Jaguar XKRs I've owned. Infiniti would also do well to install all-season performance tires from the factory, rather than summer tires. I swapped mine out immediately for Michelin Pilot A/S 3s, but I've been told others are equally pleased with some of the Hankook products.
When purchasing this particular car, I compared it with similarly priced Mercedes SLKs and E350 Cabriolets, as well as Porsche Boxters and Jaguar XKs. I'm not a BMW guy, but if you're looking for convertibles in general, that's another option.
Of course, there is not much leg room or head room in the back seat, but it's a hard-top convertible with a raking roof line--so no surprise there. On the positive side--I'm 6' 6" and find the front seats very comfortable, both in leg room and head room. And unlike most convertibles, visibility is good in all directions.