Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible

5. Clunky Retractable Hard Top can be a Buzzkill

Infiniti offers the IPL G convertible for $60,600 which slots it in a mere $200 below the BMW 335is convertible.

Even if the Infiniti performed on par with the BMW, we had one key gripe: the convertible hard top. It renders the trunk entirely useless while tucked away, but then again so do many others.

Worse than that, the actual process involved with opening it is jarring and offensive in such an expensive car. The automaker touts its system as elegant and it looks good while up and down, but getting there is perilously unpleasant.

The car looks, sounds and feels gorgeous on the road — there’s really no contesting it.

This is supposed to be Infiniti’s top performer, but it would have to jump and swing up just to hit anything from BMW’s M Division in the knees.