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2004 FX35/45

jgrjgr Posts: 8
edited March 23 in Infiniti
Does anyone know when the 2004 models come out for the FX. I was shopping yesterday in NJ and was quoted 1% over cost for the FX35. I noticed the first year depreciation is almost $10,000 for it and was wondering if I should wait for the 04's. I would hate to buy an 03 and have it depreciate almost 10K if the 04's are coming say in September.
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  • Please say which NJ dealer quoted 1% over cost. Do they have a lot FX35 in stock? Looking for FX35 with prem pkg in light color. Thanks.
  • jgrjgr Posts: 8
    The Dealer was Ramsey Infiniti in Upper Saddle River.
  • wibblewibble Posts: 569
    Rumour has it that the initial 2004 FX production is 0 and that the 2004's won't be appearing to November / December.
  • njexpressnjexpress Posts: 170
    DO you think it is still worth going for an 04 FX? I am really concerned about the resale; I tested an RX and an MDX back to back and decided instantly that the RX isn't for me. I will do it again with MDX and the FX. Other than the looks, the MDX strikes me as a good buy; I had no idea of getting one until I comparison shopped it, just to make sure i did not overlook anything. The depriciation is 6K at the end of year 1 based off of sticker but, if the buyer moved in during the yearend close out and got one for 2500 below MSRP, it will still be a great bargain considering that there are just double digit miles on the new car. It's comparing 2 entirely different things, te FX and the MDX but, I would apreciate your feedback.. I am currently waiting for the 04s to roll in so I could make a decision one way or the other...
    Thanks!
  • neek21neek21 Posts: 2
    does anyone know when the 2004 model fx-35 is scheduled to be released??? i am stuck between getting an 03 tech and waiting for the 'improvements' on the 04....quick survey..liquid copper-is it cool or not???? does anybody have numbers on color popularity??? my second choice is diamond graphite...
  • My Dallas-area dealer tells me that the '04 FX's are due here in October, with about a $200 price increase. He also said they've partially unbundled the tech package, so you can get the navigation system without the DVD player. I'm assuming the lease residuals will be higher on the '04's, but not sure whether the deals on the '03's sitting on the lot will be better overall. I'm dying for the tech package on the FX35, but don't need the DVD player since my daughter is now in college, so it might be cheaper to wait for an '04.

    Dealer said that white (glacier pearl) is one of the most popular colors, as are the diamond graphite and then black, and silver. He had a red one, and to me, it almost looks like a flamingo (maybe it's just because it was sunset). He inferred that they wouldn't come off of MSRP, but yet he has 30 of them sitting on the lot. When I am ready to get mine, I'll see if serious negotiation makes any difference....

    Anyone hear anything different on the availability of the '04s and the tech package?
  • I was told here in New Jersey that they will hit the lots in November.
  • To Chigirlintexas:

    On not discounting FXs, here in Columbus, Ohio they are running them at $3000 off sticker with it painted across the windshields. My guess is that there is maybe even a little more to be had if you work it right. Like you saw, we also have a lot of them sitting on the lot here in Columbus. I shopped them back in March when they were still new and there was no discounting. Now there is. They are also running lease deals like FX45s for $499/mo (about $1600 down).

    Interesting how this has gone. I think they envisioned them flying off the lots. At least here in conservative Ohio you still don't see too many on the road.

    Good luck! Keith
  • Thanks for the info, Keith. I'm glad to see some discounting on these babies. I've been on Edmunds every day (all day on the weekends, it seems) to read about buying experiences, how people like them, and even researching other cars, but I keep coming back to the FX. It is an incredible vehicle and I cannot rest until I get one! Until then, I try to stay focused on my Cubs, who at this writing are in first place with 4 games left....and are bound to break my heart yet again. Wouldn't it be nice to console myself with a new FX???? My friends here in Dallas just don't understand.....it's a sickness for which there is no cure, except for a World Series championship.

    I have a better chance of getting the FX!

    Thanks for the info!
    Linda
    GO CUBS!
  • Hope you are able to get your FX soon - trust me after you drive it home you will not want to rest! I felt the same anticipation as you and it's still there, whenever I need to go anywhere - it's a real road machine and you will love it.

    Good luck to your Cubbies, as long as it's not at the expense of the Twins in the World Series! <g>
  • Any thoughts/word from others on when fx35's might start hitting the lots. In August I was told that it would be September. Now I am hearing November. Some have spoken about December and the new year. Any other experiences from dealer talk?
  • I have heard from mid October until December for the 2004's to hit the lots. (Even one rumor that there is a ship full of them on its way at this moment).

    It appears that Infiniti has delayed the production and shipment of 2004's because inventories of the 2003's are still pretty high.
  • Now I have a dealer saying that they will come in 2-3 weeks (mid October). I hope that it will be on target because I need to buy a car soon.
  • 93fsu193fsu1 Posts: 97
    2004's have arrived but are being held at the ports because there are too many 2003's. Some in Canada have taken delivey of their 2004's.

    Now where can I find out the dealer incentives they must have to move out the overstocked 2003's?
  • Any thoughts on whether to take a 2003 vs 2004 FX35. I would like to purchase the car in 2-3 weeks, but if infiniti is going to creep them in, I may have to either choose a different car or get a 2003. It seems that infiniti made some mechanical changes to the car, not just cosmetic stuff, so I am tempted to wait for a little while longer to get a 2004.
  • 93fsu193fsu1 Posts: 97
    The base msrp for the 2004 went up about $150.

    The packages have been separated. A fx35 with premium and sport will run you about $800 more for a 2004 than a 2003.
  • Where is the pricing data for the new 2004 Fx's with options?
  • 93fsu193fsu1 Posts: 97
    I got it from a dealer.
  • I'm a newbie here, but I've really benefited from everyone's messages.

    I'm going to be picking up a 2004 FX35 AWD with sport, premium, and technology packages next week. Several Southern California dealerships will be getting the 2004 models beginning 11/3 (Monday).
  • ncvolncvol Posts: 196
    I talked to a dealer tonight and he mentioned that changes for 2004 would include softening the ride a bit and putting a height control to raise up the front passenger seat.
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