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Pros: the Premim and Tech package is well thought out and executed flawlessly
Cons: The growl of the 330HP 3.7L V6 is appreciated
Advice: Get the Premium and Technology package if you can afford it. Skip the rest.a sports car disguised as a family sedan.
Pros: Performance AWD system.
Cons: Gas mileage.
Advice: Upgrade to 235/50-17 tires on OEM rims; K&N oil and air filters; synthetic oil changes.Buy It!! If you're looking for an AWD sports sedan that can seat 5 adults comfortably (domestic or import), stop looking! Surprisingly quick and agile in snow, rain, or shine. Infiniti build quality is reliable -- just make sure you maintain it like you should. Runs on regular gas, but best performance with premium. 215/55-17 OEM tires are OK, but upgrade asap - they are the performance limiting factor. I'm waiting to upgrade to 235/50-17 on my OEM rims. Stick w/ 17' rims if you're exposed to potholes alot. A little gas thirsty - averaging 17 mpg with my local and highway commuting, but it IS a Driver's car. Ride and road-feel are great for the DRIVER (the one who counts most in this car), passengers are less impressed.
Pros: It rides like a car, not a truck.
Cons: Navigation system is terribly designed, you have to be stopped to use most features!..Radio system is poor as well, if you have kids (see advice).
Advice: If you have kids, unlike EVERY other big SUV with dual (front and back) entertainment packages, the back seat CAN'T listen to AM/FM if front is listening to Satellite radio, and visa versa, even though the manual says it can. NO MORE SPACE TO WRITEThe car rides smooth, very roomy. The navigation system STINKS. If you are driving, and you want to see what places are around to eat, it will let you punch in all the info, it will list 50 places, but only 3 on the screen, in order to see the next 47, you have to stop the car, then the screen will scroll! Stupid! That goes for anything, gas stations, addresses, banks etc. In California, once your on the freeway, the only time you get off is when you have to, or you might not get back on, which renders this almost USELESS! They tell you it's a safey feature, but why am I allowed to type in (or speak) all the info I'm looking for, that's not a safey hazard, only going to the next screen to see the 'other choices' is? Stupid! Look at Acura! Satellite radio AM/FM are on the same tuner so kids in the back can't listen to ANY radio station other than the one the parents are listening to! (only SUV that does this) Take an hour plus drive with 3 kids who have to listen to your music/sports/talk radio, or visa versa, not a pleasant drive. (Manual is wrong, Infiniti admitted it to me AFTER I bought it)
Pros: The voice feature and the two tone seats....I almost passed out when I saw it for the first time.
Cons: not really sure something about the body style didn't blow me out the water...can't figure out
Advice: Dive this car and understand you are being watched by the haters...I have owned a Jaguar S-Type for 2 years and unfortunately it has been in the shop 5 times in 2 years; I am done with them. I will pick up my M35 (2007)this week. I test drove this awesome vehicle and the interior was stately and very handsome (to die for). The ride didn't blow me away with comfort and smoothness but it was still very good ride. My Jaguar handled better but this is a bigger vehicle. All the bells and whistles on the inside of the M35 are stunning and the price is great. Pound for Pound…this is the best car I have driven and I test drove many before I decided on this one. The interior can't be beat by any other sedan in its class. My interior (M35) is Bourbon…a peanut butter color and black combo (Like a Bentley). The Benz S500 looks better on the outside but it's over priced. Lexus, Benz, BMW and the granddaddy of all luxury vehicles…The Cadillac (With all due respect to the Caddy)...You are in so much trouble!
Pros: Standard navigation system.
Cons: Gas mileage but that is to be expected in a vehicle this size.
Advice: Test drive the Escalade, The GL450 and test drive this last you will fall in love with the QXNissan/ Infiniti has always built solid vehicles and they always build vehicles that people want to buy. There is no exception here when it comes to the 2008 Infiniti QX. From the sweeping waterfall gril to the led tailligts, this vechilce resonates of quality and commitment from a company we have all grown to love. This truck is massive and very comfortable. The seats are really great, the truck is massive and quiet. I love the growl of the 8 cylinder when accelerating, it's loud but not loud in an annoying way. You just know that you have some power under the hood. And even though the Escalade has 400 bhp and the QX 320, the QX feels quicker and stronger. Surprisingly this truck handles smaller than it looks. This vehicle is drapped with quality and luxury inside and out. This is my first full sized SUV from Infiniti and it won't be my last ,if they keep building vehicles like this, I will always have them on my list. The one thing that I really love about the truck is the standard NAV system, it's really an awesome feature.
Pros: its distinguish exterior look
Cons: rattling noise within car
Advice: Definite a good contender but ride quality is your number 1, than consider something elseI personally own the car and love it for it big size. The ride qualify is not as smooth for a luxury suv because of its hard suspension but it handles well. The only complain I have with the car is the rattling noise inside the car from the 3rd row handles to open and close.
Pros: The look and the navigational system.. It looks like a sports car and handles like one.
Cons: The leather seats do not breathe.
Advice: Get all the options available if you are going to keep it for 3 or more years. I wish I had gotten the iPod connnectorI love my FX35. I have owned two. I was the first to purchased a 2003 in Las Vegas. The '05 is much better. Very sleek, fast and handles well. Always a head turner. However, the '05 is not as good on gas as the '03. Maximum city mileage is 15.7 miles with all the optimum factors in place. And the headlights are not as bright. but the '05, has fewer bugs. I do wish they would offer cooling seats just like they offer the heated seats. In the desert, the cool seats would make a differene. Small details like having all buttons lit would be nice and the all around camera should be a winner in the 2008. Personally, the smaller '08 does not appeal to me.