I just sold my 2005 fx35 fully loaded w/ 97000 miles to a dealer. I only got $9000 for the FX35. I did not want to sell the fx35 to a private party because the FX35 started using a quart of oil every 700 miles.
I traded my Explorer for this vehicle. I am very happy with everything about it. The style, the performance and simplicity of regular maintenance. Changing the driveline is very simple. Take bolts out, fill it with the proper fluids and put bolts back in. Other than the tranny, all fluids are available anywhere. Air filter is easy to change. Spark plugs are harder because of all the wires and the cover, but shouldn't take longer than an hour. BIGGEST problem of this vehicle is its valve covers (alot of them). They leak after 80K and you have to change them BOTH. With the cheapest options (you buy the parts, you get your buddy to install it), it will still cost you $600+. That sucks
Best in its class
Good enough for an SUV
Any terrain it's good
Valve covers (i believe this has been addressed with the second generation FXs) and its seals.
Why the hell would you make cheapo walmart spark plug seals then have it a part of the valve covers so you have to replace the WHOLE housing rather than just the seals.
Must have been a stupid employee who came up with it.