The lease on my 05 FX was up. I loved it, but just wanted a change. I drove A LOT of cars... Had experience in BMW 530xi, X5, Porsche Cayenne S, Range Rover, Touareg, MDX, RDX. Previously owned 2 Lexus RX300's and a couple Explorers. When it came down to it, there wasn't anything else out there that (IMO) topped the FX35. The FX just sticks to the ground. You don't turn a corner, you THINK the car around the corner. Steering is tight and 6cyl engine is powerful. Can't imagine why anyone would want a FX45? A little heavy on gas. Though premium is recommended, no problem on regular. The FX does have a huge blind spot. My 05 was tough learning to back up, but the rear camera is a dream.
Seats are very comfortable. Backup camera really solved a big problem backing up in previous models, especially in the dark.
Blue tooth is a bit quirky and does not get good reviews from call recipients.
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