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Infiniti FX45 Infiniti FX35



  • I just took the FX35 out for a test drive and loved it. I have a question about the nav system. After I had set it and hit the voice activation the screen went blank during my drive. It continued to track but I had no idea where I was. Is this a safety feature so you don't look at the screen or is there a way to turn it on with the voice prompt. This would drive me nuts wondering where I am during my drive. I would like to see where I am as well as listening for the prompts.
  • wibblewibble Posts: 569
    It looks like it was set to switch off. This isn't the standard setting and is easily changed so the map stays on all the time.
  • stanny1stanny1 Posts: 962
    Last Friday I ordered a new set of Goodyear RS-A 265/50/20 (Original FX45 Tires) from Discount Tire.
    Guess What?
    Still Waiting!
    Yesterday, I got a call from the manager who called Goodyear.
    They haven't made these for a while and need to ramp up production. It seems that there are only a few vehicles using this tire, and a heck of a lot of demand has occurred as loads of FXs need their first tire replacement.
    DT is searching every store around to see if a set is available.
    If not, they will make me a deal on choice #2, which is the B.F. Goodrich KDW at about $237 each (Costco's current price).
    Costco has just changed their policy. They will no longer install tires purchased outside. So much for the Tire Rack approach. I prefer the care Costco takes in mounting aluminum wheels. They will actually hand start the lug nuts and hand torque them as well. Discount once jammed and crossthreaded my mag wheel lug nuts by using an air wrench to start the nut. Not a good idea. It took me about 200lbs to remove. Luckily, it wasn't on the side of the road with a flat.
    It's not a bad idea to check the installer's work with a torque wrench.
  • GischpelGischpel Posts: 133
    The Tire Rack has RS-A's in stock at $192/tire. I've had great experiences with them and my local installer.
  • stanny1stanny1 Posts: 962
    Got a call from Discount Tire and they had a set Fed-Exed in from Northern Calif. Luckily, someone cancelled a set and the other store was glad to unload.
    Now I have the problem with the pressure sending transmitter being recognized as the order of wheel placement was changed. One wheel is spitting out 34 lbs but the flat tire signal light is still on.
    I understand the dealer can "reassign" or reset but can this be done by the consumer? Thanks
  • wibblewibble Posts: 569
    It needs a "Consult" unit to reset the monitors so it's probably is going to need a dealer visit.
  • fxguyfxguy Posts: 132
    I test drove an 04 fx35 with the 18 inch wheels today. I must say that i found the ride to be quite harsh. Is there anyway that you guys know to make this thing ride a little less harsh? Do i have to invest in some other type of tire or will i just have to deal with it?
  • I too have had my FX35 in for multiple sunroof repairs to no avail. I finally gave up and contacted the BBB under the lemon law. The dealership that I had the repairs performed at acted as if they had never heard of any problems.
  • wibblewibble Posts: 569
    Make sure that the dealer has set the tire pressures correctly. The car is shipped with 40-45 psi in the tires.
    The FX35 is an SUV with the emphasis on sport. If you find the ride harsh on the 18" and the tire pressures are correct then it may not be the car for you. Try an FX and an RX at speed through a set of twisties and you'll see why the FX feels so firm.
  • ccapccap Posts: 40
    Just sold my BMW 540i and figured that I would get an FX45 because I want performance and espically All Wheel drive. The New england winters wrecked havoc on the Bimmer and I was sliding all over the place.

    However, I just a good hour with the vehicle and for one that was very excited about the the purchase, I came away wondering if this is a good purchase. The biggest thing I am havinf trouble with is the ride. It is very stiff and sometimes unforgiving. Also for things that Infiniti does so well, others it does so bad. For example the arm rests were rattling like crazy when I was going over bumps. They are cheap plastic. While the buttons feel pretty good to the touch.

    Just wondering if anyone has felt the same about the ride and if they have decided to buy and feel happy about there decision or have decided on another all wheel drive vehicle.
  • Or do we need special tires for the TPMS?
    Also what month does Infiniti come out with their annual DVD nav update?
  • colecole Posts: 67
    My wife and I were all set to get an FX35 last week. We went to the dealer for one final, extended, test drive. We were gone for 1 hour... Halfway through the test drive, my but was killing me!

    We passed on the FX. It's really a shame b/c it's a beautiful vehicle.
  • If you want a "cushy" ride don't buy the FX. FX is for folks that want a performance driven ride and to "feel" the road. I have the FX w/Touring (18 inch wheels) and the ride is just right for me. My wife thinks it too rough but she doesn't ride with me often enough to make it a deal breaker. The rattles in the center armrests are very easily fixable and shouldn't make you decide not to purchase the vehicle. If you get the AWD with 20 inch wheels your ride will be slighty stiffer than mine, which I wouldn't personally want it any stiffer.
  • jpa300jpa300 Posts: 8
    Just got this from a dealer who has been looking for the FX35 I want. Do you guys think it's a good deal? I was thinking of telling him to add clear bra, mats and splash guards and closing the deal.

    There is a 2004 FX35 AWD, copper/brick-black, premium, tech., sport. The MSRP is $44,060. I'll make things simple & easy, they will need at least $800 over invoice($39,561) to put this deal together. That would be them blowing the car out at $400 over invoice and then adding $400 to have the vehicle shipped to us.
  • What about adding Sirius SAT?
  • pyro2pyro2 Posts: 4
    This weekend I priced out a 2004 Tech,Touring,Sport. and Chrome rims. $700 under invoice. Or I can go $500 over invoice on a 2005.
  • carnaughtcarnaught 'zonaPosts: 2,341
    Get the '05 for $500 over invoice. It'll pay for itself on less deprecitaion than the '04 and probably be more refined with previous "bugs" having been worked-out.
  • infifxinfifx Posts: 10
    I also got a quote for 2004FX 35 AWD with touring for around $635 under invoice in NJ. The dealer won't commit to 2005 pricing yet. Which state did you get the quote in.
  • sib715sib715 Posts: 15
    I purchased my 04 FX last month in Atlanta, Sport, Tech, chrome wheels-1500 under invoice, BUT $500 doc prep fee,so it was effectively 1200 under
  • sib715sib715 Posts: 15
    Yhe DVD update is available:
  • pyro2pyro2 Posts: 4
    I got the quote for $500 over in the state of MN
  • infifxinfifx Posts: 10
    I also got a quote for 2004FX 35 AWD with touring for around $635 under invoice in NJ. The dealer won't commit to 2005 pricing yet. Which state did you get the quote in.
  • miamia Posts: 12
    Got a price of $1k under invoice on an '04 w/ AWD, Touring/Tech/Sat Radio/Alum. Crossbars/Splash/Cargo
  • Why don't you guys get on the correct thread. The pricing thread is not here.
  • ccapccap Posts: 40
    OK!! Here is what I did. I purchased an FX45! I love it. Yes it is a harder ride than my old 540, but this thing is a BLAST to drive. The dealer gave me a car for a couple of days to make sure. The handling, and power on this thing is great and beacasue of the ride, you feel better connected to the road.

    At first I thought I would not be able to handle it, but I love every inch of it!!

    And being 6'4" tall, I actually fit better in this car than my 540 and an X5 which I was also thing of getting. GLad I didn't. Having WAY TOO MUCH FUN in my FX45.

    Hey, does anyone know of other forums that are all about the FX45? Looking to join. Thanks! :)
  • wibblewibble Posts: 569
    Prepare to see this disappear! :(
  • ccapccap Posts: 40
    Tell me why you say that???
  • stanny1stanny1 Posts: 962
    What Rough Ride? Hey. it's a Sports Car with a Backpack, not a [non-permissible content removed] SUV like a Lexus RX3--. FXes separate the Men from the Girls. Or as Arnold says..."the girlie men".
    When people ask me to compare a XXX SUV with the FX, I say "too fast, too hard, too small". You need a Tahoe or Lexus, the Camry (appliance) of SUVs. (OK, maybe the Avalon of SUVs).
    The FX is for men who still have testosterone (and women who have some also.)
  • wibblewibble Posts: 569
    Because his post did! (Disappear that is).
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