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2003 Infiniti FX35 SUV

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Infiniti FX35 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Infiniti FX35

  • A stylish melding of form and function. More than just a tall station wagon, the FX35 has several unique features to recommend it to the pseudo-SUV buyer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Terrific handling, strong V6, unusual styling, comfortable seats, choice of rear-drive and AWD configurations.

  • Cons

    Limited cargo space, restricted rear visibility, cluttered center stack controls.

  • What's New for 2003

    The FX35 is an all-new crossover SUV from Infiniti. It is performance-oriented, and boasts a powerful V6, sharp handling and available all-wheel drive. It's also a less expensive alternative to the V8-powered FX45.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



130,000 miles near flawless!

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought CPO in 08 w 40K mi. I have always averaged 35-45K/yr. Usually switch cars every 6 mos-2 yrs. Have had difficulty finding cause with this car. Squeaking brakes have been a constant issue. My cd changer skips when it's cold $500 for rebuild and xm loses signal when it's hot. Those are the only problems I have had. Period. I've owned ford gm toy niss Honda Audi BMW vw & Porsche, the FX has been the most pleasant overall. Performance & handing are great. Service beats all others. Nav is better than 07 Audi or BMW. Also ave mixed 21 mpg and 25+ at 80mph.




Buy it used

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I never dreamed I would be driving this type of vehicle but have come away impressed with most everything about it. Never like the looks but have grown to appreciate it...I don't ever get tired of looking at it. What's impressive is how well it's put together and how smooth it is. The driveline is unbelievable and the sound of the engine is simply awesome. The suspension soaks up the bumps nicely and you always feel in control. It handles like it's on rails and cannot be appreciated until you get into another vehicle. It's for people that want sports car like handling without the penalty. Has plenty of room but limited height due to it's shape. Overall, a great vehicle!



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If lease, yes, if buy

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

My suspicion for all the lovers of this car is that they haven't hit 100 or 110k miles. Mine overheated. Changed every part in the cooling system(cap, thermostat, water pump, radiator) and now they are going to tear down the engine. Search online for "2003 FX35 overheating" and you will find many of us who needed new blocks or engines at $6 to $8k. this is not what I expected from a "reliable" car company like Nissan. Never again. However, it's a great car to drive and if you plan to turn it back in after 60k miles, Go for it! But don't keep it or buy used.




Disappointed

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought the car new in southern California. After five years of the door lock fails intermittently depending on ambient temperature. Leather seat splits at the most unusual area. Fuel gauge does not function properly and the dash board starts to blister and bubble. Not to mention the power rear view mirror does not readjust properly at times. My Honda Accord of 10 years never had these problems! I applaud infiniti for fixing some of the problem at no cost, but still it is a nuisance. The infiniti experience is a bit tainted based on these events.




Owner loyalty

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

It was love at first sight for me on the Infinity FX35, this car really does look much later than it is. It is six years old and without any problem. It has been on Reno/Tahoe/NoCa/Interstate 80 in the snow blizzards lots of times. And you are safe in this car, my Mother has used it for mountain/snowy trips, she fell in love with it. This would be the safest- fastest car for your loved ones. And the GPS got me all around metro San Antonio and I get lost easily. When this reaches 200,000 another one will be purchased. And I have not forgot just how gorgeous this car is...and with inner beauty.




No regrets

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased used Sport edition with 26K miles and have overall been very satisfied at 53K. More or less a full-size wagon, it is fun to drive with decent cargo space. Was a little concerned since 2003 was first model year, but only issue has been one fuse replacement that was not really expensive to address. CD player has become jammed, but mostly use ipod and satellite radio. Have only used regular fuel, but acceleration has been solid. Although now seven years old, exterior styling is timeless (which I think is better than 09 body style change). Would definitely recommend to anyone dealing with dual child seats and does not want or need huge SUV or minivan.



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Full 2003 Infiniti FX35 Review

What's New for 2003

The FX35 is an all-new crossover SUV from Infiniti. It is performance-oriented, and boasts a powerful V6, sharp handling and available all-wheel drive. It's also a less expensive alternative to the V8-powered FX45.

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Talk About The 2003 FX35

2003 Infiniti FX35 Discussions See all Started By

texasrider
texasrider
06-03-2008
I currently own a 2003 Audi A6 CVT, which I love but I looking at purchasing a 2006 or 7 FX35. My concern is that I was trying to stay away from the "AWD" version but the majority of the one...


blckthree
blckthree
05-29-2003
FX35 2003 Recalls...


fxfan
fxfan
11-20-2003
I know grubbs internet manager was quoting $770 over invoice on FX35 2003 with sport package, but Grubbs didn't have any premiums in black. Austin Infiniti had 3 2003 white premiums, I think all with...



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