2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test


2009 Infiniti FX50: Park It With The Ferraris

August 18, 2009

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Eenie, meenie, miny, moe.

This is the "The Valets Kept It Up Front Area" of a swank hotel on Monterey's 17 Mile Drive called the Inn at Spanish Bay. Usually there are a few Phantoms and a couple of SLRs in the mix, but as you can see it was a slow day.

I wish I can say that our long-term Infiniti FX50 was placed in that spot by somebody other than me, but that would be called lying. Instead the valets parked our FX around back. Way back.

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The best part? A flock of seagulls had attacked the FX the night before. It's tough to see in the photos, but the poor thing was covered in bird bombs. The hood, the roof, ever window and every body panel took several hits. Even the door handles were covered, which made it quite tough to open the doors. The valets were mortified.

Personally, if I were a bird, I would have aimed for that hidiously ugly Ferrari California. Man, what are the italians thinking?

Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief

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