No sport setting required - 2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Infiniti FX50: No sport setting required

June 10, 2009

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It has been noted numerous times in the long-term blog how our Infiniti FX50 has a firm, some say harsh, ride. It's not too bad for me. But what is odd is that it has a sport suspension switch that degrades the ride quality even further. The only other setting is Auto.

I drove down to San Diego a while back and tried the sport setting on some relatively smooth sections of the 5 and 405. That lasted for about 30 seconds: it was too harsh.

I'm surprised that Infiniti instead did not include a comfort setting; that would be a welcome addition.

BTW, when I drove it last night, the warning telltale lights that Lord Vader noticed no longer appeared. Typical electronics fix? -- power down / power up? We'll keep on eye on it.

Albert Austria, Sr Vehicle Evaluation Engineer @ 14,630 miles

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