The Answer to your 4WD SUV/ Sports Car/ Needs
April 3, 2007
There really isn't much out there that comes close. Here are the Reasons
1. It handles like a G35 coupe/ Nissan 350Z
2. Gives you the versatility of a stationwagon or hatchback
3. One of the most advanced 4WD/RWD platforms on the market.
4. Rock Solid Reliablility
5. Japanese Low-Maintenance (No-Maintainance)
6. Inexpensive to own and a Thrill Ride to drive.
My first impressions of this vehicle were "This thing must defy the laws of physics because an SUV or Crossover should not be this fast and handle like a car half of its size" I was sold after the test drive but, the navigation, reverse rear camera, 20 inch wheels and overall versatility were just icing on the cake. The other cool thing about this car IF you get the navigation is the ability to see and control virtually all of the vehicles electronic systems. For example you can see your realtime fuel economy and figure out who much idle control you need while driving to achieve 20 MPG. On the same token you can see exactly when and where your wasting gas by your lead foot habits. The birds eye view of the navigation is phenonmenal and there is too much info to go into concerning the amount of features you can control but this vehicle is "Complete" to say the least.
The only reason this vehicle gets a 9 and not a 10 is because it doesn't have the fit and finish in the interior of a Lexus or mercedes and isn't as fast as a Porsche Cayenne Turbo (0-60 in about One Second quicker. )
With that being said, Lexus doesn't have anything that even comes close (RX330 forget about it, not fun to drive) Lexus vehicles are great but they ARE NOT drivers cars and ................$300 Oil changes combined with the monthly car payment of a $90,000 dollar Porsche all for a just about a One Second difference faster from 0 to 60 make buying one a very impractical idea. The FX45 is half the price of a Cayenne Turbo ( not to be forgoten is that this vehicle is faster than the Cayenne, Cayenne S every BMX X5 including the most recent 2007 models)
You can't go wrong with this vehicle but, if you buy it I strongly recommend getting the technology package including Navigation, rear camera and all the extras. In Conclusion, you guessed it, I love the Car.