by boyracer3 on Jan 9, 2011 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.
by hasai on Dec 28, 2010 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!
by david on Oct 22, 2010 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.
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.