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2006 Infiniti FX35 Consumer Reviews

4.3
Average based on 19 reviews
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Good Vehicle, with some drawbacks

by from St. Paul, MN on September 10, 2012

I purshcased this vehicle about 1 1/2 years ago used from a dealership. I did a ton of research on it before I bought it so I knew basically what I was getting into in terms of pros and cons. One thin...
I purshcased this vehicle about 1 1/2 years ago used from a dealership. I did a ton of research on it before I bought it so I knew basically what I was getting into in terms of pros and cons. One thing I did not find a lot of information on was winter driving and I live in Minnesota so that was important to me. This car is not very good in the snow. Granted I have the Sport edition so I have the 20 inch wheels, but the cars is very slippy in the snow when starting and turning. When you put it in snow mode it is a lot better when starting, however the car is still very easy to have drift on you when turning. I was dissapointed with this since it is an AWD vehicle. The other major problem that I had was that at 80,000 miles, my AWD went out and needed to be completely replaced. The dealership and my local mechanic said this was the first time they have ever seen this happen on an FX so I guess I just got really lucky.....but still, the dealership wanted $2,500 to replace with a new AWD transfer case but I ended up getting a used one with a lifetime warranty installed for $800 at my locall shop. The problem was that neither place could ever find the root cause of why it happened in the first place which is pretty dissapointing. This vehicle is a ton of fun to drive, has not so good gas mileage, and a very stiff suspension. I owened a Lexus before it and I would gladly trade this one in for another RX300 because I feel that the Lexus is a better vehicle overall, although not as fun to drive. Overall, the trade off on reliability, comfort, winter handling and gas mileage are not worth it though.
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Different than the rest

by from Saint Paul, MN on August 1, 2011

After a lot of research and debate I purchased this car in April with about 63,000 miles on it from a local dealer. I had previously owned a Lexus RX300 and was VERY satisfied with that SUV. I decided...
After a lot of research and debate I purchased this car in April with about 63,000 miles on it from a local dealer. I had previously owned a Lexus RX300 and was VERY satisfied with that SUV. I decided to make the switch to the FX35 because I think it is the best looking crossover on the road and it gets very good reliability ratings. I have a 9 month old son so space and practicality was an initial concern as well. I have been very satisfied with this purcahse so far. The vehicle is very comfortable and REALLY fun to drive. It is a unique SUV which I like because there were a lot of choices out there but none of them excited me like this one did. I considered the Lexus RX350, the Acura MDX, Subaru Outback. I have no regreats so far! Things I like about this car: Fun to drive! Comfortable (just took a 5 hour road trip and it was great)! Styling Enough room for my family I wish the gas mileage was a little better, especially in the city. I have been averaging about 15-16 MPG for city driving, and about 21 on the highway. On my recent road trip I averaged about 30 MPG. Overall this has been a great vehicle and I am glad I purchased it!
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LOVE THIS CAR

by from Summerville, GA on November 15, 2009

I purchased my 06 FX35 from a family member which had purchased a new 04 FX35. I had fallen in love with the 04 which the family member later traded for a similar SUV Product. I have always driven spo...
I purchased my 06 FX35 from a family member which had purchased a new 04 FX35. I had fallen in love with the 04 which the family member later traded for a similar SUV Product. I have always driven sports cars since I started driving over 20 years ago. I have found this vehicle to handle like a TRUE Sports car but I have the feel and ride of TRUE Luxury. I have as much head and leg room as I could possibly hope for. Every day I drive this car, the more impressed I become about my purchase. Absolutely worth the money spent. I would recommend this vehicle to those in the market for for Sports Luxury. In the future I will definietly purchase new or certified pre owned,and I would STRONGLY recommend to those in the same market.
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Great Vehicle

by from Texas on February 25, 2013

I purchased this car for my daughter as a graduation present. The color of burnt orange is her school's colors (Univ of Texas). I may end up keeping it and giving her my new 2013 Equinox instead. lol ...
I purchased this car for my daughter as a graduation present. The color of burnt orange is her school's colors (Univ of Texas). I may end up keeping it and giving her my new 2013 Equinox instead. lol Powerful 280 hp V-6. Luxurious throughout. The car, although a 2006, was well maintained and the dealer put new tires and brakes on it. Was in great shape. Very powerful. Gas mileage is nothing to brag about, but after having owned a 1999 Durango for so long I am used to lousy gas mileage. Only two real complaints: (1) Needs premium gas, and (2) the entertainment center is mystifying. You really need to pull out the owner's manual and play with it to get used to all the settings. All in all - outstanding vehilcle.
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researched it bought it happy

by from California on November 9, 2009

We have always liked the styling of this vehicle and are happy to have purchased one. I have had other luxury vehicles that have been good but this offers everything. Every gadget you can imagine. I a...
We have always liked the styling of this vehicle and are happy to have purchased one. I have had other luxury vehicles that have been good but this offers everything. Every gadget you can imagine. I am 6.4 and am not comfortable in so many vehicles plenty of leg and headroom here. Sporty ride with the sport package rides like it is on rails almost feels like 4 wheel drive even though mine is not. Best navigation system I have seen and I have had one in my last 5 vehicles. Consider this vehicle if you want something different.
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2006 fx35

by from boston,ma on September 15, 2012

Great styling and comfort. Feels like a sports car that sits high off the road. Has every option you can think of and a few I didn't know existed. The one draw back is the blind spots even though the ...
Great styling and comfort. Feels like a sports car that sits high off the road. Has every option you can think of and a few I didn't know existed. The one draw back is the blind spots even though the mirrors have a custom round mirror to see directly next to you. Overall I love it and would highly recommend the FX35. I'm hooked and this wont be my last FX i buy.
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yes

by from west palm beach on August 2, 2012

I had my FX35 for about 2yrs and i have not had any problems with it. It has power and looks good. i notice it also keeps it value. I think the only down side is it does burn alittle too much gas. But...
I had my FX35 for about 2yrs and i have not had any problems with it. It has power and looks good. i notice it also keeps it value. I think the only down side is it does burn alittle too much gas. But over all its all good!!
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Fabulous

by from Atlanta, GA on February 26, 2010

I love my new car!!!!! I had my pervasively car for 10 years and was ready to upgrade in a major way. I have to say "boy did I". Cars.com help me find the best price in town without having to go deale...
I love my new car!!!!! I had my pervasively car for 10 years and was ready to upgrade in a major way. I have to say "boy did I". Cars.com help me find the best price in town without having to go dealership to dealership, save time and gas. The only thing I do have to say is Cars.com need to improve on updating their site when a car is sold it being that cars on the site are sold so quickly. The dealership I did end up going to were very customer service friendly and help me and my husband in the best way possible. I couldn't have asked for a better car and salesman. Thanks Cars.com
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Wanted to own one, whenever i saw it on the roads.

by from Durham, NC on March 19, 2007

Like the body style, the rid and its comfort. I liked it when i first saw it on the road. I fall in love with it when i test drive it. A few months later purchased a new 2006 SL Model.
Like the body style, the rid and its comfort. I liked it when i first saw it on the road. I fall in love with it when i test drive it. A few months later purchased a new 2006 SL Model.
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love it

by from La,CA on June 7, 2011

i've been wanting this car since 07. I finally got 1 this yr and i love it. It rides smooth and it drives light. I like the fact that it drives like a car but sits high. Its also easy to wash lol
i've been wanting this car since 07. I finally got 1 this yr and i love it. It rides smooth and it drives light. I like the fact that it drives like a car but sits high. Its also easy to wash lol
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