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Solid, capable...but not exceptional
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By in2themystyc
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2012 Infiniti FX FX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Overall...like it. But, its really behind the times vis-a-vis technology and options. The motor, design, and fit and finish are all excellent. But, that teeny-tiny sunroof. Really? And the nav? Its horrible. I never, ever, ever use it. The ipod interface is horrendous. No cargo cover unless you pay for it? Cheap. Pay $45K+ for a vehicle and not get a cargo cover? Wow. The overall instrument panel is weak - same as in my previous G35. Boring. Zzzzzz. I don't know if the '13 improved these options or not, but I don't think so. You'd think with as great as this vehicle looks and drives that the attention to detail and available options would be better.


Best Features

It looks good, sounds good, and drives good. And the Bose sound system is excellent.


Worst Features

Sunroof. Ipod interface. Instrument panel. Cargo cover. Nav system. All are weak, weak, weak. I'd expect this from a Chrysler or GM, but not a Nissan/Infiniti.


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New model is cheap
20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By marcus428
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2012 Infiniti FX FX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This is our second FX. Our first was a 2008 and we loved it! Fast, comfortable great handling and sounded great. The lease ran out so we got a 2012. Mistake. Infinity replaced the 5 speed transmission with a cheap 7 speed transmission. It robs power, is confused, shifts up and down at random and delays during quick acceleration (like when you need to pass a car). The manual function is very dangerous. When down shifting, the transmission disengages and the car free-falls for a full second until the transmission re-engages. Also, after 6 months there will be a foul smell from the AC upon start up. The dealer will recommend turning off the AC for a few secs every time you park. Really?


Best Features

Great redesign of the dashboard. Love the 360 degree camera. AC seats are great in Florida.


Worst Features

Re-locate the side mirror controls from under the dashboard. Really? Bring back the signature throaty exhaust system (why did you design this out)? Put back the storage in the doors that were designed out. Put the old 5 speed xmsn back in. Get rid of the cheap plastic grill and cheap center console. Redesign the AC drain system so the mold does not accumulate and produce a foul smell. Hire back the design engineers that designed this SUV right the first time!


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