Not Rational But Still Enjoyable - 2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Infiniti FX50: Not Rational But Still Enjoyable

July 21, 2009

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By most rational measures, purchasing an Infiniti FX50 doesn't make much sense. But this doesn't mean that the FX50 is the leper of our long-term fleet. I've spent a lot of time with this vehicle (a two-week rotational stint last year and then another two weeks this month) and for the entirety the FX50 has been a pleasing companion. And who wouldn't want to drive a vehicle with a buff 390-hp V8, a seven-speed automatic with rev-matched downshifts and paddle shifters (the same as on our GT-R), all-wheel drive, great front seats, a superb navigation/audio interface, respectable handling, a full boat of luxury features and distinctive styling?

There are better vehicles to spend $62,000 on for sure. But for what it is, our FX50 is pretty cool.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor at 16,350 miles

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