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.
Fun Car never had any real repairs had the car for between 45000 and 94000 miles.
Get the sports version has the silver rack on top and the larger tires seems to ride better than the other versions of this vehicle.
Uses lots of gas around the city will average only about 16 MPG driving mellow.
I am pretty tall with long legs and the car is comfortable.
Cannot say that about too many.
Navigation, Body style is still unique and timeless
I bought my FX-35 from an Infiniti dealership with 29K almost five years ago. I now have 96K.
In this time i have gone through two dash boards due to deffects in the material which was fixed by the dealerships, two tears in the side of the uphostery, a small plastic gear in the front seat controls has broken which is a $900 bill and now the transmission has failed.
I took the car into the dealership for an unusual noise in the drive train and routine maintenace.
i picked it up and it wouldn't shift into reverse without pressing down on the gas pedal.
And then there are those horrible, horrible Bridgestone Potenza tires.
Comfort and power, body design, gas mileage for a crossover suv is not bad on the highway.
Once you drive one you could only then understand the difference between sport design SUV’s like the FX35, FX45 or the BMW X6 and the rest of the SUV pack. I drive daily in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and the FX is best equipped to be agile enough to zoom through heavy traffic more like a sport car then an SUV( more like a sedan on steroids). I have the 2005 FX35S sport package including the larger rims but the car does not need any additional sport features…..it breeds aggressive driving…300HP ….sport exhaust system. Supper cool interior (I have the light cream interior) with excellent attention to details ( M. Pop)
You seat high like in a SUV and you don’t have the extra space that you don’t need….still space enough for my dog to fit well in the trunk (65 pounds female Boxer). I love the one touch mute button especially design for incoming calls …..Controlling a Boss sound system that has a bass subwoofer installed in the full size spear tire (creasy….I know but is true)….it feels like the car was design to make you turn your head and look…..and for good reasons ..Cheers.-
(M. Pop )