This is a very good looking sturdy SUV and a great second hand buy. It is basically a luxury Nissan Pathfinder, with an auto (AWD) mode, although the AWD mode is not that effective.
Compared to a Lexus or Acura, the suspension is stiffer and cabin noise is higher.
My biggest regret with this vehicle (which I should have checked when I bought) :
The rear seating is very uncomfortable, there is hardly any headroom and sits very high. If you plan on using a car seat DO NOT BUY buy this SUV. The passenger door entry is narrow and the seats being high, moving a toddler in and out of the car seat is not a pleasant affair.
. Cargo space
. HID Xenons
. The cat convertor near the exhaust cracks at the seams - needs to be welded.
. SES light comes on - in my case it is either the fuel cap or the post cat O2 sensors (a common problem and replacing O2 sensors will help, but will occur again unless the ECU is programmed).
. The BOSE CD system will keep skipping CDs after a couple of years and installing an aftermarket system is not that easy.
. The IVIS - infiniti vehicle immobilizer system is very sensitive to interference from other
RFID sources (access cards etc.). It intermittently fails to recognize my key and then starts working again.
. Brake pedal travel, needs getting used to
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