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Cons: engine power
Advice: Just go for it. I think it is a solid buy.As a self-proclaimed 'gear-head' it was initially hard to accept the G20 as a replacement vehicle after a long history of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mazda Miata ownership. I have been surprised. I love the ride, and handling, the automatic trans is smooth, and the quality is excellent. I also LOVE the power seats... they are just the right blend of firm and soft. Pity that the engine is not as spunky as the rest of the car!
Cons: Passenger side seat doesn't come with power adjustible buttons until 34K
Advice: Expect to pay about $520 a month on a $0 down lease @ 34K priceI just bought this car in Mar of 03. My parents got this for my 17th birthday, and let me tell you this machine is a 'beast.' I've driven quite a number of cars since my household cars are all leased. This one is incredible, acceleration is super fast with just a light push and a stopping distance you can't belive. If you don't belive me read Motor Trends Aug 2002 edition or Car of the year issue.Everything you read in the reveiws is true, there is no gimmick. 'Own one and you will understand.'
Pros: AWD-315 H.P-laser guided rocket ship ( the back up camera is really cool!
Cons: nothing - a real work of art
Advice: Run do not walk...to get one.(by the way the car is so new-that where it lists ,what car did I buy? I had to put the QX because they didn't list the FX on this siteDamn !- What the hell was that? Is the most often comment I hear as I zoom by onlookers. This is a sharp,fast, lean,new type of vehicle ,that is a drivers dream ( by the way did I mention FAST?).I purchased the liquid copper color though I was tempted to the black. Zoom-zoom. By the way, I am a former M-430 owner, spoiuse has a BMW X-5 ( and that has less room than the FX. I am also 55 Years old, love the gadgets, crank up the 11 speaker,300 watt BOSE and rock with the stones as I put on my nearly 30,000 year avg. miles. Safe, and a lot of fun,,,Man Detroit better watch this one,,,catch one if you can, they can't keep them in the show room. Good luck
Pros: The Navagation system
Cons: It does not have a bike rack.
Advice: That it is a 5 star SUVI am very safe in this SUV.I live in Los Angeles,California and when I first tryed out for all SUV's when you are going around a sharp corner on the freeway the other SUV's trys to flip over but with the Infinity QX4 it did not try to flip over I had the feeling that I was having all control of the car it did not lean are I did not loss control.I love the Infinity SUV.
Pros: A little foot on the gas and you are gone!
Cons: The Xenon headlights don't get far down the road on low beam.
Advice: Tread lightly on the brake pedalThis car has great pick up! For me, it was by far the most comfortable of the cars listed below. Interior and exterior appearance very nice. In spite of the magazines' bashing of the control placement, I found this very intuitive and easier to use than other cars. It seems to have slightly more road noise than a BMW. The biggest difference between this car and the BMW, very light touch on the controls! BMW felt stiff, required 'more' driver input to make it work (steering, gas, brakes, and SEATS). REALLY enjoyed the coupe version of the G35, but needed a little more trunk room than it offers. For a couple grand less than a BMW, it's a great car!
Pros: Power and Response
Advice: Heated seats/mirrorsExceptional power and response over competitors in range, including BMW and Lexus. Unexpected comfort and interior quality in Biege & Platinum package. Handling and drive superior to BMW, as is total value. Phenomenal braking and traction control. Snow & Ice are NO problem for this rear-wheel drive! Bose sound system is refined, discriminating, and automatic. SAT/NAV superior to all competitors in class. Dealer experience and folow-up has been outstanding.
Cons: Radio and clock display, gas milage
Advice: Watch out for poor gas milageClock needs brighter light, radio display hard to read during the day even in moderately bright day. WOW, what a great performance car. Its bad that you are forced to get full size spear tire( which takes trunck space away) with the Winter Package!!