View Thread: What do you guys think of the new Infinity FX45/35?


Sia Bani
What do you guys think of it? What are the reviews thus far?

lexus1581
unpractical and ugly but it is a beast on the open road

masestylez
I'd 4wheel the hell out of it for sure

Sia Bani
I don't think its ugly actually...for a small SUV, i think it's pretty good looking, kinda cayenne-like, but definately better looking.

masestylez
I like the Cayenne looks

lexus1581
how could u not like the cayenne....the turbo has 450 hp and 460 lb ft

Sia Bani
That's the turbo version, and it won't be out for awhile anyway.

k6kicker
i love the 45 :tahoe: they need to cram that v8 in the g35 :clap:

silverTA2002
I think it looks sweet. Performance is impressive, and the price is good as well.

The only quelm I have is that due to it's unique shape, you lose out on a lot of interior space. After sitting in one, it's a lot smaller inside than I first thought.

Sia Bani
My parents are in the market for a new, smaller SUV (and now crossover vehicle!). My mom likes the volvo, I like this one (for a small suv/crossover; I can't say no to all that power), and my dad wants it purely for utility. This would also be the 3rd car for them to switch off driving it.

silverTA2002
For a small SUV/crossover, this would definitely be the route that I'd go!

eric rxb
Originally posted by lexus1581
how could u not like the cayenne....the turbo has 450 hp and 460 lb ft

Yeah and it only costs as much as a 911 turbo

Agent SPEED
Its a beautiful car. Infiniti has doen a great job. :clap:

k6kicker
a murono would be a nice car too.........

Sia Bani
ya, its a little more subtle than the g45. It doesn't have the same engine setup as the 45 though right?

k6kicker
not even the same platform, wieghs alot less, and has a 280 hp vq and cvt.....could be fun.......

Sia Bani
not the same platform? Are you sure about this? I just saw it for the first time on TV last night for about 3 seconds, and I think it's probably the same platform.

k6kicker
fx45 is off the fm platform the murono is off the altima

Sia Bani
linkage por favor...

k6kicker
here (http://www.freshalloy.com/site/features/tech/platforms/home.shtml)

in the mean time try to get some mouthwash to get the taste of my ballsweat out of your mouth...bitch:tahoe:

Sia Bani
dude, chill. I believed you, I just wanted to read more about it. They're very similar anyway, other than the position of the engine.

masestylez
Most likely, there is mad platform sharing between the two

mustangdriver
It's not bad. I like the fresh design at least!

silverTA2002
I definitely like the looks of the FX over the Murano.

Plus, the base is RWD vs FWD for the Murano.

Sitting in them, they're both real comfortable.

Since both have AWD, does the Murano have a fwd bias and the FX have a RWD bias under normal driving?

Sia Bani
Well, my parents just called me while they were looking at it. They loved it, but it was too small for their needs unfortunately. You guys don't know how hard it was to convince them to even check it out! They wouldn't believe me when I told them how fresh the design was and how beautiful it looked up close!

That's all they kept saying...it was very goodlooking, but too small. Apparently our Lab wouldn't fit in the trunk.

eric rxb
Originally posted by Sia Bani
That's all they kept saying...it was very goodlooking, but too small. Apparently our Lab wouldn't fit in the trunk.

You've got a lab? Black or yellow?

I have a yellow lab. He's a great dog, really fun loving, really hyper.

Rotary Boy
the fx is tight, we test drove the fx45 and it was a fricken blast to drive. I really liked it and I hate just about everyother car-suv. pretty nice if thats what you are in the market for though

masestylez
Originally posted by Sia Bani
Apparently our Lab wouldn't fit in the trunk.

That means you need a smaller meth lab.

Sia Bani
I used to have 2, but Charlie died. He had two distinct heart disorders but he honestly really didn't know the difference. When he would get excited, his heart couldn't pump efficiently enough, so he'd get into a trance, start wobbling, fall...then get back up in 3 seconds. And this dog was soo playful, we constantly tried to keep him calm. He actually fell in the pool one time he went into the "trance", but fortunately my dad was close enough.

Here's his twin brother that lives with my parents today. He's 5 I believe. Jesus, I remember the day we got both of them like it was yesterday!

Sia Bani
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silverTA2002
So, you need a bigger SUV? Yukon Denali. Those things are badass.

Sia Bani
The yukon denali is no more than a "luxurious" 2003 Tahoe.

If you're talking escalade, my parents really have no intention in staring in the next 50Cent video :D

And those are actually too big for their needs.

They are talking about the ML, who objects?

lexus1581
how about the rx300 or 330? If those are too small, how about the gx470?

Tr0nX_68
Originally posted by Sia Bani
The yukon denali is no more than a "luxurious" 2003 Tahoe.

If you're talking escalade, my parents really have no intention in staring in the next 50Cent video :D

And those are actually too big for their needs.

They are talking about the ML, who objects?

The new Lexus GX470 would make for a splendid alternative. While not as powerful, it has all the luxury appointments of the ML, with a better interior to boot.

While VW's reliability is shady and inconsistent, the new VW Toureg (is it pronounced twatrag?) can be had with a V8, in all its luxurious glory, a height ajustable suspension, Quattro for rainy days, and that teutonic feel that the ML has.

Infinity FX45? Kind of weird, and more like a tall RWD wagon. Are your parents going through a mid life crisis affair? If so, march them towards your nearest Infiniti dealer.

Caddilac SRX. First off, I hate the name. But this vehicle looks like a sweetheart of a SUV. And it has true dual exhausts! But Cadillacs reliability, especially on a vehicle this radical...err, give it a year.

Acura MDX. *Euro trash laughter* I'm just joking. You parents might as well get themselves a Honda Oddesy -- different sheet metal, but more room.

Chrysler Pacifica. Hey, theres a looker. But no V8. Awwww.

Well Sai, duly keep up informed.

Sia Bani
I'm thinking the toureg is too small. The fx45 is a sweet ride, and if it were a little bigger, they'd get it.

I'm not sure if they checked out the lexus gx yet. The MDX has gotten great reviews from magazines and people I know that own them.

I don't think they want american.

Thanks for the advice. (My name is pronounced and spelled the way you see it up there on the left! :D I promise, its no typo!)

Tr0nX_68
Sorry Sai, err, Sia. It got stuck in my head, Sai, because it rhymes with Bani. Sigh Banigh

And are you sure about the toureg? I believe the Toureg is larger than the FX45. And the all wheel drive system just plain kicks ass.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by Tr0nX_68
Sorry Sai, err, Sia. It got stuck in my head, Sai, because it rhymes with Bani. Sigh Banigh

And are you sure about the toureg? I believe the Toureg is larger than the FX45. And the all wheel drive system just plain kicks ass.
No problem. It's actually pronounced like "seeya banny".

Ya, I like the toureg now too. I researched it a bit more, and it's cool. But the day they're going to decide is tomorrow, and the toureg isn't out unfortunately.

mouser82
It looks good but I do not know if I would want to spend that much money and then tear it up off road.

Sia Bani
Which are you talking about, the Toureg or the fx45? I'm guessing the fx45, so I'll say that it isn't desinged to be taken offroad. It only has awd and it's practically a raised car. So it would be ideal for family trips to the local mountains during the winter, and a little extra space compared to a car.

Sia Bani
Well, they leased the ML500 in Silver/grey interorior. I believe they got a pretty decent deal and they'll have it tomorrow. Thanks for the advice. :cheers:

eric rxb
Not a bad choice. Personally for that price range I would have gone for the 4.6L X5, but I certianlly wouldn't complain if given an ML.

Sia Bani
I would have too, but they kinda new the salesman at the benz place and my dad really thought the x5 was too feminine. The guy at the bmw dealer was saying 44 for a 3.0, and they just didn't feel like having to bargain with that type of bullshit.

eric rxb
I think the ML is more feminine looking than the X5. I think the ML shape resembles a Minivan more than a SUV

lexus1581
whats the AMG version of the ML?
Is it the ML55 AMG?

Sia Bani
Yes, its the Ml55.

The femininity of either is obviously a personal view, so there's really no point to argue it.

lexus1581
sia, you know we are going to need some pics of the car right?

eric rxb
Yep. It competes with the 4.6SAV version of the X5. The X5 couldnt be an M version of the X5 because the MX-5 is a Mazda, and the X5 doesnt have a manual trans, which all M's have. (i know there are a few M3's that are auto, but they aren't making any more)

eric rxb
True, I wasn't really trying to argue either. The tape player is weird in the ML because it's behind the whole nav thing. It folds down. That kinda irks me.

lexus1581
bmw cant come up with a name for a M series X5 if they had a manny for it? They need some serious help then. How about just naming it the M5X?

Sia Bani
I don't think it has a tape player, because their other mb doesn't. I tihink tape players only come with it if you don't opt to purchase the cd changer.

Sia Bani
Lexus, mos def! I just don't know how interested you guys would be though.

lexus1581
hey i dont care if you just bought a 1986 honda civic or a ferrari 550 maranello guys. I just want to see some pics of your new ride when you buy it.

Sia Bani
Haha, I'll post them in a couple weeks when I go down to visit I guess.

mrgokou
Originally posted by eric rxb
True, I wasn't really trying to argue either. The tape player is weird in the ML because it's behind the whole nav thing. It folds down. That kinda irks me.

thats nothing compared to the new RX-8 dash. I think the hold thing folds down for a vertical loading cd deck. really screwy.

eric rxb
I think it also had to do with the fact that they don't really think it would sell that well if it had an auto trans.

I was in a few ML350's that we were moving for a car dealership and they all had tape players and cd changers