I drove Audi's for 12 years; after looking at the Q5, Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota & Ford decided on the EX35, and have never looked back.
Fun to drive, classy interior, tight fit & finish, cozy cabin, retro clock, warm leather, wood accents, the works!
Was surprised that the XM nav, weather & traffic require separate purchases after 3 months.
Mileage isn't what they promise or other reviews mention.
Had one problem within a week of purchase with a rear "clunk" when going over a bump which Infiniti immediately repaired.
Storage is fine for short trips or 2 passengers.
I would recommend the car to anyone.
I had been
looking for the smallest most luxurious SUV on the market and sort of stumbled upon the EX35.
Bought a 2010 from CarMax in Jan. 2014 and have enjoyed it so much.
I truly cannot even imagine driving a more refined, comfortable, practical (I have no kids), good looking, quick vehicle.
Adding a new set of Michelin all season performance tires helped a lot. I like everything about this car and have no complaints other that the so so gas mileage.
I plan to own this for a long time. as of November 2016 i am still very pleased. and Modern Infiniti does a great job.
Absolute most favorite auto I've ever owned! Cost of ownership (maintenance and repairs) are higher because it is a high performance vehicle and high-end luxury automobile. Worth every penny, and Rickenbaugh Infiniti in Dacono, CO is the only place I will ever take it. Has only required basic preventive maintenance. So spoiled by this little gem, I won't own anything other than Infiniti!
My previous review, entitled "hugely flawed" now need updating. My wife's EX went in for a service and for attention to the gearbox. She had mentioned the problem to the service department on two occasions and was fobbed off with "it's the car, it's normal", a somewhat typical reaction to females in an automotive environment. This time the service representative I dealt with was more positive. "Sounds like it needs the software upgrade". That is what was done and, guess what... tons more response. It now feels like her 2008 EX. Quick and ultra-responsive with no silly down changes. It's a shame the dealer didn't offer this first time round; perhaps it wasn't available.