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2004 FX35/45

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  • aas5aas5 Posts: 50
    The improvements in the 2004 model were posted on www.nissannews.com:

    GARDENA, Calif. (October 8, 2003) – Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan North America, Inc., today announced 2004 model year pricing on the breakthrough Infiniti FX45 and FX35 premium crossover SUV. In 2004, FX continues to offer a unique combination of aggressive styling, outstanding performance and luxury car comfort.

    The all-wheel drive FX45, with its standard 315-horsepower V8 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and long list of luxury features, starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,375. A powerful V6 engine version, the FX35 features a MSRP of $35,850 for the all-wheel drive model, while the rear-wheel drive model begins at a MSRP of $34,350.

    Enhancements for the 2004 FX include a refined suspension for improved ride comfort, a new 8-way power passenger seat that replaces the previous 4-way design, available aluminum roof rails and 20-inch chrome-plated wheels, new dark silver metallic finish added to 20-inch wheels (for non-chrome wheels), standard HVAC air filter added on all models, and the addition of a Snow-Mode function (shifts throttle input algorithm in low-speed slippery road conditions once activated by the driver for enhanced traction).

    I've also noticed that by spliting the Tech package for FX45 (they now offer DVD entertainment system separately) they've raised prices by about $800 for the Tech package.
  • rollbarrollbar Posts: 297
    In Columbus. Dealer was wonderful to work with. Got a deal at 1000 over MSRP. For such a new car I was happy with the deal. Edmunds reported most people were paying sticker.

    Copper/Brick. Touring and Tech with Sirius Sat Radio (my first sat radio), cargo area protector, and splash guards. The touring package on the FX 35 includes all the Premium equipment as you probably know. Went with the 18 inch wheels since there just was not one with the configuration I wanted and including 20 inch wheels. I'm okay with that and it may even help soften the ride just a bit.

    My take after living with one for two days? The dealer let me have one for a couple of days to try it out prior to my purchase. It was a Black/Black with Touring and Tech and 20 inch Chrome wheels.

    Nav system is one of the best I've seen and I am a regular user of Garmins Street Pilot III. I like the Birds Eye view and so far the maps have been complete. Ride is crisp but steady. You might spill your coffee on a bumpy road. Acceleration is fun and quick but this is not a race car and those looking for a screamer will be dissappointed. Exhaust note is very pleasing; it even has a raspy bark when you push it.

    The seats are easily the best I've had. I have been driving a Porsche (Boxster) back and forth to work and the seats in the FX35 are MUCH better. The fit is perfect, lumbar support very good and the side bolsters hold you in nice and snug. Buy the car for the seats and your won't be dissappointed.

    I could go on and on but I'll finish with the sound system. Really, really nice. The subwoofer is in a special isolated device located in the spare wheel of all places. I thought it was a bit strange but the effect is great.

    Get the tech package; lots of toys for those long drives.

    Roll
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,822
    Congrats on a great deal! Be sure to let us know how you like it after you put some miles on it.

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  • I'm also considering the FX. Let me make sure I understand: you bought a 2004 FX35 for $1,000 over invoice? Sounds like a good deal!
  • rollbarrollbar Posts: 297
    That's correct. I am rounding a bit, my information indicated they made 1015 over invoice but frankly, I have never been sure any dealers cost was accurately reflected on any paper they offered to share. However, Edmunds seemed to support their claim.

    I am glad to share more after a few miles. I pick it up on the 10th, tomorrow. I did like the black but was afraid of the work necessary to keep it nice and I do think the lighter colors show off the body lines which I think are quite nice.

    This is my first SUV by the way, so it will be an adventure.
  • For you comparison shoppers out there:

    I just bought a 2004 FX35 with touring, sports, splash guards, all weather mats, and cargo area protector for $38000 before taxes, or approximately $750 over invoice. It took a pretty good amount of dealing via email. So far, I'm thrilled with the car.
  • A week ago, I bought a 2004 FX35 RWD Diamond Graphite/Graphite w/ tech, touring, sport, chrome wheels, splash guards, cargo protector, wind deflector for $41,200 (that's $650 over invoice). The MSRP for that car was $45,455. My advice to any prospective buyers would be to check the dealers' inventory at www.infiniti.com and then contact the dealers directly via email. If you have several dealers in your area, chances are you can get a good price by comparison shopping. I had the deal negotiated over email and went to the dealership just to sign the papers.
  • rollbarrollbar Posts: 297
    Well, I *was* feeling good about my deal.... ;-)

    And still do really. I got an AWD, I don't know how prices compare between RWD and AWD.

    Roll
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,822
    Looks like we've got competing discussions on this vehicle, so I'm going to close this small one and send you to the active discussions:
    Infiniti FX45 / FX35 (general discussion)
    Infiniti FX45 / FX35: Prices Paid & Buying Experience

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