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      04-17-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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Infinity FX35 - Anyone tried it?

Not to be compared to E90, but just a general question.

How is the handling, interior quality and so on.
Tell me your experiences.

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A friend of mine took home a FX45 for the weekend. It was loaded with every option offered so needless to say there was a lot to play around with. The 45 is reasonably quick. I really don't care for their looks all that much but that is personal preference.

One thing to watch out for is the 20" wheels. Unless the roads you drive on are glass smooth these things ride like chuckwagons.
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      04-17-2006, 03:21 PM   #3
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I rented a FX35 a couple of years ago and loved it. It was very quick and handled more like a sedan than a SUV. The only strange quirk about this vehicle was its looks and shape. I felt like I was driving around in an egg, as visibility was not as good as it was in my box-shaped Explorer.
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Great SUV if u can get past the fart can exhaust.
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I think it looks great i was looking at the FX45? but it was a little out of my price range so i didnt test it or anything, but the car looks great.
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I rented a FX35 a couple of years ago and loved it. It was very quick and handled more like a sedan than a SUV. The only strange quirk about this vehicle was its looks and shape. I felt like I was driving around in an egg, as visibility was not as good as it was in my box-shaped Explorer.
Was going to buy one for the Wife, but could not get past the poor visibility out the back and sides. Very nice interior. Now looking for a low mileage X5 ...
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I test drove a FX35, the power was OK, body lean was minimal and the cornering grip was pretty good

The steering didn't quite communicate with me as I'd like it to and the transmission seemed to like to hunt gears.

it's no BMW...............
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I test drove an FX35 as well...I love the interior/exterior styling, engine sound, exhaust note, handling (FM platform) and taut feel. Wasn't completely bowled over with interior materials/feel/gauges...I believe they have updated/upgraded interior in the last MY though. Also this car is useless as an SUV...cargo space is quite small.
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I test drove a FX35, the power was OK, body lean was minimal and the cornering grip was pretty good

The steering didn't quite communicate with me as I'd like it to and the transmission seemed to like to hunt gears.

it's no BMW...............
Thats pretty pathetic comparing the FX to a BMW.
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it's just the common test drive event, it was a pretty good driving vehicle but it was just really really missing something

oh yeah, and it's ugly!
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it's just the common test drive event, it was a pretty good driving vehicle but it was just really really missing something

oh yeah, and it's ugly!
I kinda like the moon buggy on steroids look....its distinctive and its a plus for me
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...I test drove one a few months ago. For a long time I thought it looked great and loved the sound of the exhaust. Once I drove it I thought the handling was alright and didn't like the interior layout as much. What's with the cheap looking analog clock?? The FX also had a huge blindspot and so visibility is a big factor esp on crowded roads in a big city.
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I test drove an FX35 a little over a year ago. For a brief period I was considering an SUV as a 2nd car. I was VERY impressed with the FX. Overall it handles more like a car than a truck. It seemed to have a nice array of options and was fairly comfortable. However, with the improved handling comes a more firm ride. Many people used to the floaty feeling of other SUV's and some cars may not like the FX.

As far as the styling goes, I actually like it. It really stands out from the other boxes on wheels. The only other SUV's that may have an advantage over the FX would be the upper level BMW X5's (V8's) and Porsche Cayenne (S and above).

Ultimately, I realized that I didn't need an SUV at this time and got what I really wanted (the E90).
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my dad got one... piece of shit! i liked it at the beggining... and like ksfrogman says.. it handles like a sedan.... because it got the Skyline altezza AWD...
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I lowered mine, installed Strut Bar and put 20mm spacers...drives like a sports car. With Forced Induction, car doesn't feel so heavy at all. I love everything about my FX so far, interior quality is ok..design sux though...Infiniti needs hugh improvment on their leather seats.
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creaminz nice mean looking FX there! i think FX looks hottttt and infiniti's interior is awesome! i really love the FX especially because it doesnt feel like you're driving a big suv, handles well and got a decent speed
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I lowered mine, installed Strut Bar and put 20mm spacers...drives like a sports car. With Forced Induction, car doesn't feel so heavy at all. I love everything about my FX so far, interior quality is ok..design sux though...Infiniti needs hugh improvment on their leather seats.
True that... Do you have a lil bump on the front driver seat?
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True that... Do you have a lil bump on the front driver seat?
I've replaced driver's side seat pad twice already...and it started to wrinkle again. So I took my car back to the dealer and asked to replace my whole seat but they said its normal wear...they refused to replace it. I'm going to try diffrent dealer to see what they have to say. It's not really a bump like 03-04 FX's does but ugly wrinkles that are bothering me.
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creaminz nice mean looking FX there! i think FX looks hottttt and infiniti's interior is awesome! i really love the FX especially because it doesnt feel like you're driving a big suv, handles well and got a decent speed
Thanks! My brother and I are trying to find some time to have a little race...2006 330i VS Supercharged FX 298whp on Mustang Dyno.
It would be an interesting race...I have a feeling that I can beat him though.
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nice fx creaminz
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nice fx creaminz
Thanks, it's great to receive compliments from BMW owners, especially e90.
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Talking about FX I got one for sale! Pretty cheap!
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