Happy with my ex-35. it's fast, great design, safe handling, excellent torque. Except: Spartan leg room space in the rear seating arrangement. Highly suggest infiniti attempt to increase leg spacing at cramped rear seat area. Reliability impressive.
I love my SUR. I say this because it has great utility and drives and handles like a roadster. Quick, tight, and fun to drive. Because it is small and like a roadster it lacks some back seat room for passengers. Though I didn't buy it for that purpose, we have figured out how to accommodate and it really hasn't turned out to be a significant issue. MPG (21/27) is another disappointment for a small car but this is the price you pay for the power and that sporty feeling. I love the car, better than most any other I have owned. I strongly would recommend the EX35.
I have been watching this car since it came out last year and test drove one. I really thought it was a little too cramped and too much money - I drove an SUV. Anyhow, my boyfriend kept telling me to try it again when the price came way down, so I asked my dealership if I could take the car for 24 hours and they let me. I was sold after that! I just love it. I drove everything from the Lexus RX, BMW 328 wagon, Outback, Impreza, Acura RDX, Acura TSX, Toyota Venza (nice car, but too big for my needs), Mitsubishi Eclipse. I might have chosen the Outback, but I hate the exterior look and I HATE the red lights.
This is a fun but luxurious car to drive which is what I wanted as my old gti was too low and dangerous for the mountains of Colorado in the Winter. Needed something I could drive all year but was still fun and wouldn't beat me up for longer drives. Tried a similar year FX and was sadly disappointed. Its possible it needed some front end work as it was used but the salesman who showed me the Ex said he thought I would notice the difference in handling over bumps in the road. He was right it was huge. The Ex also felt quicker and being smaller easier to change directions with. Both vehicles felt miles above the same year Bmw x3 which felt slow and harsher over the bumps. I am single so always just leave the rear seats folded down so the back seat room is a non issue for me. Not sure about the handling in Winter conditions yet as my tires need replacing and hitting icy spots is kind of scary right now. The EX3 is so nice on the highway when I want to pass another car as it accelerates really well. I just wish there wasn't that slight lag before the power comes on but its reasonable. I will say that the old gti with the little turbo was more fun to ring out going up the mountain passes here. The 3.4 6 banger might actually be faster if I want it to be but it just doesn't like to be revved to the max like the little turbo and isn't quite as fun going around the turns but then it is a lot more comfortable doing it. Owned for about 9 months now. Still no problems and still liking it.
I purchased my ex35 the first year it was out thinking its an infiniti I would have no problems. I have has several recalls on the car. Very unreliable, the delarship has wrecked it two times, being southwest infiniti! I have 19,000 miles on it and the brakes on the rear have gone out. They have refaced the rotars two times and will not cover this under warranty. Motor in the mirror for the tilt down option has broke, power steering collum has gone out. I had to replace the battery at 6 months old. The list goes on. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER INFINITI. Its supposed to be a luxury brand and its just a nissan! Save your time and headaches!!!