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Infiniti FX50 / FX35 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    You are exactly right you can't use autobytel or carsdirect in texas. they have a very powerful pressence.
  • Where did you guys pick up your FX35's in the Bay Area? Thanks

    Ric (
  • Hey Joystix,

    I went to Pennisula Infiniti. The guys there are great. I would ask for Ron. But make sure you get a better price than I did. I think I paid a couple hundred more than I should have. But don't go to the steven's creek one. Their service sucks.
  • ncvolncvol Posts: 196
    I really like this vehicle, but can't get over the lack of real cargo space. I have two kids and two dogs, so I don't need a 3rd row of seating, but it just doesn't seem like 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space is very much. Even a Subaru Outback has 34.5. Is this number somehow deceiving? Is there more "functional space" than the numbers reveal?
  • 93fsu193fsu1 Posts: 97
    What the heck do you need to load into it? The numbers don't really mean much. Go take a look at it and see if it looks like your stuff will fit.

    You can also rent a truck at several places nowadays for under $20 for a day.
  • ncvolncvol Posts: 196
    You'd be surprised at how much space luggage for two adults and two kids takes up, even for 3-day weekend trips. I've got a Ford Explorer right now, and space gets fairly tight. We also take our dogs with us sometimes, and that's really the kicker on space. I may just look into roof racks/luggage carriers for those trips where the dogs come along.
  • Hey, guys!
    Need a piece of advice here. I am dreaming about FX and a dealer in NY has 2003 FX45 Premium for $40,600, The car is brand new, 0 miles, not a demo or something.
    He got me approved for 1.9 APR with no down. Says I will pay $748.84/mo for 60 months (incl. tax). I am in Massachussets.
    He also says that I can lease it for 36 months for $562/mo with 10K mi/yr allowance (I will barely drive 5-7K mi a year).
    My assumption was: If I buy it and sell in 5 years, say for $20,000 it kind of makes my monthly payments lower by 20K/60=$335 so in fact the actual cost is about $415. If I lease it, dealer says, buyout is going to be 52% of $47,590 (it`s MSRP), hence $24,400 so if I buy out and sell it, say for $28,000, I`ll lower the average monthly lease payment for $100, hence true cost is $562-100=462.
    What would you, guys recommend - lease or buy?
  • 93fsu193fsu1 Posts: 97
    Don't put the dogs in the carriers! :)

    The FX might not be the best choice if you are hauling dogs and kids and luggage.

    Probably more along the lines of Expedition or some other huge vehicle would be best for long trips.
  • 93fsu193fsu1 Posts: 97
    try to get it for $39,000 - $39,600.

    You might want to take the lease vs. buy question over to finance, warranty and insurance board.
  • ncvolncvol Posts: 196
    I really don't need anything Expedition-sized. My trips with kids are typically 2, 4 or 6 hours, and the dogs only go on the 2 hour rides. The alternatives I'm looking at are the Saab 9-5 wagon and the Mercedes E320 wagon (used). I'm thinking a roof carrier might be all I need for the trips with dogs, one of them basically sits in the front seat on my or my wife's lap anyway.

    Thanks for the responses!
  • ignapignap Posts: 7
    Hey guys,

    need some advice and help. how much should i be paying for the demo car described above..

    also at this point is better to get a 2003 just below invoice or should i go for 2004

    thanks !!
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    I would say 2-3k in back of invoice so about 32-33k.
  • 93fsu193fsu1 Posts: 97
    I always avoid demo cars. They are probably driven harder than rentals and even worse than a used vehicle.

    Kind of defeats the purpose of buying a new car.

    Just get a great deal on a 2003 or wait for a 2004.
  • aas5aas5 Posts: 50
    does anyone know if there will be any new colors for FX in the new year?
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    No new colors in 2004
  • I am poised to buy a 2004 FX45 loaded with just about everything except the DVD player. Under MSRP? if so, how much over invoice? How do I determine invoice including options? Also, I'm planning on leasing - when salesperson learned that he said I shouldn't be caring about the MSRP etc.???????

    Thanks for your input!

    BTW. the Edmunds TMV pricing report gave a TMV = MSRP
  • I am about ready to try to make my deal on an '03 FX35 w/Tech, RWD. Would like to have satellite radio too but not necessary. Since the '04s are sitting on the local lots now (I'm in the Dallas area), do any of you folks have suggestions on what I should pay? I think depreciation should be a pretty big factor at this time of the year, with the '04s out. From what I've been hearing, the residuals on the '04s are not substantially better than those on the '03s, and I would think one could get more money off the MSRP on an '03 than an '04. Suggestions anyone?
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    newtisme - I would shoot for 800-1000 over invoice should be easily doable on the '04. If you are leasing however and the improvements aren't a big deal I would get a left over '03 as the MF is really cheap and residuals are the same and you should get a better discount.

    chigirl - ready to pull the trigger eh :) I would offer 1k back of invoice. Even though the tech cars have been hot sellers the 03's must go. Shoot an e-mail to the local dealers with your price and got to the first one who takes it. You can make sure they have the color combo you want by checking and looking at their inventory. good luck :)
  • Thanks, Chris, for the suggestion. I'm hoping to get this done in the next week or so. Can't wait!!

    One other question to all of you FXers out there--what is the most popular color? I favor the black, despite the hot Dallas summers, but the notes you black, FX owners gave encouraged me to stay with it. My hubby prefers the Diamond Graphite, and my teenaged daughter likes the (?!) red. What resells the best?

    Thanks to everyone on this board for info and assistance. What a great source this is!

    Cubs---wait til next year (as always)
  • From the cars I've seen in our area I'd say the Diamond Graphite, Black and Silver are the most popular, and they all look nice. I have the black and naturally think that's the best one! The FX is an aggressive-looking vehicle, and I figured that I might as well go all the way! And to my eyes, black shows off its lines the best. I like red but I don't think it's a good color for the FX at all. If I were buying a G35 Coupe then it would be a different story.
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