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2004 Infiniti Fx 35

2004 INFINITI FX35

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FX35 a HUGE disappointment

by from Louisville, KY on June 22, 2011

Purchased a used 2004 Infiniti FX35 with 82,000 miles back in late 2010 for my family and they absolutely loved it. The car rode well, handled well, comfortable and quiet-riding, along with stylish, s...
Purchased a used 2004 Infiniti FX35 with 82,000 miles back in late 2010 for my family and they absolutely loved it. The car rode well, handled well, comfortable and quiet-riding, along with stylish, so we were quite satisfied with it. The MPG was not all that great (14 MPG city/18 MPG Hwy). Couple of months afterwards the car began to have issues with ignition coils burning up which wound up costing us $1500.00 to fix. Infiniti eventually (March 2011) put out a technical Service Bulletin (TSB) related to the ignition coils burning out and the TSB showed it to be a grounding issue with the cars electrical system. Not soon after this, the car stalled on my wife 3 times for reasons I did not understand. I took it to the local Infiniti dealer where they replaced a certain component (don't recall what the name was). Long story short, the car died out on me the very night I picked it up from the dealer. This was the straw which broke the camels back. The following day I took the FX35 and traded it in for a low miles 2008 Honda Accord which I hope will last me for many years and hopefully won't cost as much to fix if something does go wrong with it. My advice to anyone looking to buy an FX35 is they are wonderful cars when they are electrically and mechanically sound, but be prepared to pay dearly (shouldn't surprise anyone) if they begin to break down.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Great blend of sportyness and sportutilitiyness

by from California on April 10, 2007

The best feature by far of this car is its ability to excel at two very different tasks. On one hand, it handles extremely well on the road, taking corners with ease and eagerly accelerating. On the...
The best feature by far of this car is its ability to excel at two very different tasks. On one hand, it handles extremely well on the road, taking corners with ease and eagerly accelerating. On the other hand, it is a very solid and stable vehicle on snowy and icy roads. Having both these attributes in one car is worth its weight in gold to me.
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Does recommend this car

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Forget BMW and Mercedes

by from Orange County, CA on March 29, 2007

Great drivers car. With features like the satelite radio, GPS and intelligent cruise control this car comes fully loaded. I enjoy the stiff suspension and 20" wheels that come with the sports packag...
Great drivers car. With features like the satelite radio, GPS and intelligent cruise control this car comes fully loaded. I enjoy the stiff suspension and 20" wheels that come with the sports package, the car holds the road as well as being comfortable. The added space of a cross over SUV adds utility to the whole package with a touch of elegance. Only downside is that I wished I had waited for the 2005 model so I could have had the bluetooth option.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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great cross over

by from colorado on December 18, 2012

I have a 2004 fx 35. I really got lucky with the this purchase and found a mint condition fx used. Prior to buying it the seller spent about 3k on the 100k maintance. Plus new tires, new brakes and re...
I have a 2004 fx 35. I really got lucky with the this purchase and found a mint condition fx used. Prior to buying it the seller spent about 3k on the 100k maintance. Plus new tires, new brakes and replaced about every fluid you could imagine. This was a 9 yr old car with almost 100k on it and the most mint used car I have ever purchased. Not even a scratch. I was wondering why someone would care for a car so well. I soon found out after the joy of owning it for a few months. The car is extremely fun to drive and much more of a sports car than a luxury suv. The exhaust growls when you start it, it stops on a dime and handling is amazing. It also does better than any suv I have owned in the snow. Of course I have only owned 4x4 and never an all wheel drive. My previous suv was a Toyota sequoia and I loved the smooth ride but with poor brake design and the poor traction in the snow at highway speeds, it had to go. The fx drives like my old BMW Z and this has pros and cons I guess. If you like a sports car drive like a z or 350z this is the suv! Cons: its bumpy like a sports car. On broken roads it can sometimes be harsh. With the stiffness it can also cause the interior to rattle only when cold. Get the heater going and the rattles go away on rough roads. Also, with the sports car comparison it eats gas like a sports car but better mpgs than traditional suvs. So if you want a sports car that you can drive year around and pile all your gear and people into this is it. If you want a luxury , smooth, granny ride this is a poor choice. If I could make 2 improvements I would offer a softer suspension and better mpgs but that might totally take away from the joy of driving. I give it a 9 out of 10. It's everything its suppose to be and its totally in a class of its own.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love this car!

by from Kansas City, MO on December 18, 2013

This car is by far the sportiest AWD vehicle I've owned. Great gas mileage and luxury ! Replacing tires will really hurt the pocket book, but overall I would buy the same vehicle again.
This car is by far the sportiest AWD vehicle I've owned. Great gas mileage and luxury ! Replacing tires will really hurt the pocket book, but overall I would buy the same vehicle again.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Best SUV I've Ever Owned

by from Raleigh, N.C. on May 14, 2012

The FX35 may not get as much press as the BMWs and Porsche SUVs but if you drive one you will be hooked. It is stylish, comfortable, performs like a sports car and is more reliable than any other high...
The FX35 may not get as much press as the BMWs and Porsche SUVs but if you drive one you will be hooked. It is stylish, comfortable, performs like a sports car and is more reliable than any other high performance SUV out there. The V6 has 285 HP but will get 25MPG if you drive it moderately. The navigation is first class and the adaptive cruise control is ahead of its time. The 20" wheels provide superb comfort. The Sirius/XM radio is first class and easy to use.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great car, where it counts at least.

by from Dallas, tx on February 25, 2015

I've had two Infiniti cars in since I have been driving (i'm 30 now and I started around 17, so you are welcome to do the math). I currently drive a 2004 FX35 SUV. It's starting to show some signs of ...
I've had two Infiniti cars in since I have been driving (i'm 30 now and I started around 17, so you are welcome to do the math). I currently drive a 2004 FX35 SUV. It's starting to show some signs of aging, but overall it's safe and reliable. I may have to sell it soon due to the fact that the parts are insanely expensive to replace. Overall it's comfortable, drives like a race car, and feels sturdy. The only issue with driving it is the fact that the rear visibility is kinda bad, so parallel parking is almost impossible at times. I think that was part of the sacrifice of making an oddly styled body. It looks cool but that isn't a practical aspect. One major gripe I have is that infiniti is really stingy on the small details and accessories. Say goodbye to your 6 cd changer (mine broke after maybe 3 years.) and the door handles snap off like twigs. They use cheap plastic for those things, and the dealership charges a bloody fortune to replace them. That part really makes me angry, since I've lost about 3-4 handles in the 10 years i've owned the car. It's a huge inconvenience. Also, things like windows and body panels are ungodly expensive. My rear window was busted by a stray golf ball once. the cost of the window was $900. Thank god it was paid for by the golf course. SO anyway, to sum it up, for the most part you are getting a really great car. This company really can do better when it comes to the small stuff, especially when you are paying for a fancy Nissan. Stop using cheap plastic for your door handles. Ditch the convoluted cd and unreliable stereo systems. Put a little more money into those imbelishments, and you will have what is essentially a perfect car. Also, keep the rear viewing radius in mind for future models. The things are built like tanks, so I always feel safe in it. That and the great motor really are huge selling points. They do tend to go kinda south in the last few years (my 95 j30 did not do well in it's last few months). So my suggestion is to expect to keep it maybe 10-12 years. After that, get rid of it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Nice SUV

by from on April 26, 2013

You get a lot of car for the money. I recommend the sport package as it generally also comes with the navigation and back up camera. The display screen looks a little dated on pre 2005 models with a d...
You get a lot of car for the money. I recommend the sport package as it generally also comes with the navigation and back up camera. The display screen looks a little dated on pre 2005 models with a digital readout from the Back to the future delorean. but its still a really nice driving car. MPG is dead on with the EPA rating
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superb comfort

by from Massachusetts on September 1, 2012

Excellent vehicle with superb comfort. Great styling and rides like a car. Highly recommended! Traded in my BMW X3 and thrilled with the value, ride and affordable alternative of the Infinity.
Excellent vehicle with superb comfort. Great styling and rides like a car. Highly recommended! Traded in my BMW X3 and thrilled with the value, ride and affordable alternative of the Infinity.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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stylish, comfortable and quick....

by from chicago,il on January 22, 2007

Just bought one and I'm nicelly surprised with the exeptional blend of stylish comfort and power....Somewhat limited rear view, but on the end it may be an "adoptable"condition. Hope it'll be reliable...
Just bought one and I'm nicelly surprised with the exeptional blend of stylish comfort and power....Somewhat limited rear view, but on the end it may be an "adoptable"condition. Hope it'll be reliable for years to come...
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