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Pros: performance and looks
Cons: seat control location
Advice: make sure it holds enough stuff for you.I've owned my 2005 FX35 for about 7 weeks. It seems very well built and tight. Rattle free so far. I love the performance, handling and brakes. I have the nav system with laser cruise control. Once you use it, it would be hard to use standard cruise control again. Radio is excelletn. Backup camera is handy. I think the seat controls ought to be moved to the door or the side of seat, not the top where they are now.
Cons: Blind sides on mirrors could be better
Advice: Buy this vehicle if you want a sports and luxury feelI purchased the Black FX35 with the tour,sports and tech package. I have to travel a pretty good distance and the ride is quiet and superb. Everyone stops me to ask about this Suv. It's sleek and it moves. The gas mileage is average but you get alot of luxury options for your money.
Pros: sports suspension
Cons: could have better radio
Advice: get sports packagei purchased a 2005 fx35 with touring,tech and sports package.I exchanged for 18' tires.I love my fx35,with the sport suspension this car is very tight.And exchanging for 18' tires,it has a nice ride.This car is a race car with some utility,it handles curves with ease,has room enough for passengers and enough space for some storage.I like the etched trim with black interior,seats are comfortable and fit like a glove.I highly reccomend this veichle.
Pros: the design, nav system and the handling, transferable warranty
Cons: rough ride..cabin sound level
Advice: shop around....visit dealerjust one badass ride. I had to have one and after two years I found a fx35 fully loaded with 8000 miles for 33500. Liquid copper..never ending collection of features, the nav system, radar cruise control, tire pressure monitor..the car is rough riding however and could/should have been made quieter..amazing sound system, heated seats, gas mileage 18.5 overall..actualy used the rear camera on a couple of occasions...i added the windscreen for the sunroof and it got quieter with sun roof opened. The dealer treats me and the car like a king...will the honeymoon last? who knows..email with your questions or opinion firstname.lastname@example.org
Pros: Heated seats -- dual temperature control -- 6CD changer in dash
Cons: Window tint a bit too dark (hard to see at night) -- some annoying blind spots
Advice: Don't even bother driving any other crossover SUV -- the FX outperforms them allWOW! What a punch the 2003 FX35 has! The best way to describe it is a devil on wheels. With an aggressive, yet sleek and stylish design, the FX is bound to turn heads. Unlike most other SUVs we considered, the Infiniti brings the driver into the experience. You really feel like you are part of this car. THe 280HP engine provides a powerful, but smooth acceleration. Handling and braking are phenomenal...we barely even noticed any movement in the cabin. While the controls are a bit awkward and daunting, the overall performance of the sound system and internal features are superb. The Infiniti FX35 is a top quality vehicle well worth the purchase price.
Pros: GREAT PERFORMANCE- HIGH TECH - SMOOTH RIDE - TOTAL LUXURY -
Cons: SO FAR NOT USED TO ODD SHAPED SIDE VIEW MIRRORS
Advice: IF YOUR HAULING JUNK THIS AIN'T FOR YOUI GIVE THIS ONE 10 STARS, AFFORDABLE LUXURY AND POWER. LOVE THE ART DECO STYLING, HANDLING TERRIFIC, ACCELERATION SUPERB AND A NICE TUNED EXHAUST SOUND. INTRIGUED FROM THE FIRST LOOK AT THE NY AUTO SHOW WHEN INTRODUCED I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD EXCUSE TO OFFER ONE TO THE WIFE. INSTEAD SHE CHOSE A PT CRUISER. SO GUESS WHO WON THAT ONE? CHRYSLER IN 2001. 2004 CAME MADE THE OFFER AGAIN. PT TURBO PLATNUM LIMITED THIS TIME AND A NEW CORVETTE FOR MYSELF CAN'T LET HER HAVE ALL THE FUN. VISITING DEALERS FOR MY DAUGHTERS NEW CAR I FOUND A 2003 FX35 WITH 8900 MILES. DROVE IT HOME AND GUESS WHAT?? WIFE CAN KEEP THE PT !! ONE PROBLEM 6 CARS AND 6 CAR DRIVEWAY !
Pros: Response of the rack/pinion steering
Cons: trying to get out of the back seats
Advice: If you need a lot of room (if you have two or more kids), it might be a little tightI had my eyes on the FX for over a year and finally pulled the trigger. I'm very happy with the purchase. The vehicle drives the way it looks, very sharp! I put in for the sport package to get the 20' rims instead of the standard 18's, they are well worth it but beware of a slightly rougher ride with the tight suspension. There is certainly a lot of power under the hood of the 35, I don't know why anyone would sport all the extra $$$ for the 45 to get a few extra horsepower, but there is a big difference in torque though. Overall, a great ride while on the road and parked in the driveway!