Owned since new. Has always been great mix of performance, reliability and value. Over 205k and going strong. I've had modifications done to improve handling by adding adjustable suspension and lower tires, which makes this already great handling and steady SUV, an absolute dream to drive especially around tight corners.
Once you drive one you could only then understand the difference between sport design SUV’s like the FX35, FX45 or the BMW X6 and the rest of the SUV pack. I drive daily in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and the FX is best equipped to be agile enough to zoom through heavy traffic more like a sport car then an SUV( more like a sedan on steroids). I have the 2005 FX35S sport package including the larger rims but the car does not need any additional sport features…..it breeds aggressive driving…300HP ….sport exhaust system. Supper cool interior (I have the light cream interior) with excellent attention to details ( M. Pop)
I traded my Explorer for this vehicle. I am very happy with everything about it. The style, the performance and simplicity of regular maintenance. Changing the driveline is very simple. Take bolts out, fill it with the proper fluids and put bolts back in. Other than the tranny, all fluids are available anywhere. Air filter is easy to change. Spark plugs are harder because of all the wires and the cover, but shouldn't take longer than an hour. BIGGEST problem of this vehicle is its valve covers (alot of them). They leak after 80K and you have to change them BOTH. With the cheapest options (you buy the parts, you get your buddy to install it), it will still cost you $600+. That sucks
One test drive with this car is all I needed. I was going to purchase the Murano but changed my mind immediately after driving the FX. The way it corners is incredible. I cannot imagine a car being more sure-footed that the FX. The car is solid and heavy but very stable and it makes the driver feel in total control even at higher speeds. The quality of the materials inside is also quite a departure from otherluxury nissan cars. It is as if the FX was made by a different company, with different standards of quality, far exceeding the standards of other brand of vehicles and even some of Infiniti's own line of previous year models. Move over X5/RX330/MClass.
I've had this car for about 9 months now and can't say enough good things about it. It's fun to drive, has good acceleration, has a fantastic bose stereo and is one of the coolest designed cars on the road. The front seats are some of the best I've ever sat in, with bolsters that hold you tight. Head room is good for tall people (I'm 6'3"), which is hard to find these days.