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#1069 of 3411 E-mail from infiniti to FX owners
Aug 19, 2003 (6:25 am)
Here is an e-mail I received from infinti today.
Dear FX owner,
We designed the FX to make a statement. In turn, the press has
made a series of their own. In fact, Motor Trend called the FX35
'one of the most entertaining SUV's on the planet'* while the
Robb Report noted that the FX45 'can be thrown into curves with
a gusto that no traditional SUV should attempt.'** Now, its your
You've had a chance to experience your FX first-hand and we want
to know what you have to say. What are your thoughts and where
has your FX taken you? Better yet, what about your fellow owners?
What trails have they blazed, and have they crossed paths with
We're featuring real FX owners on Infiniti.com, and you could be
one of them. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and
let you compare notes with the exploits of your FX driving
partners across the country.
Simply reply to this email with your favorite FX thoughts,
impressions and even stories. You can even attach a photo--of you
and your FX, a personalized license plate, just about anything
that shows the adventure in you and your sporting machine.
It's a chance to share in the FX experience with owners all over
the country, and to put your own FX in the spotlight. Even if
only to make yet another statement.
We can't wait to hear about it.
Your friends here at Infiniti!
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*Motor Trend, September 2003
**Robb Report, July 2003
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#1070 of 3411 FX 45 Gas mileage
Aug 21, 2003 (5:55 am)
What kind of real world gas mileage can be expected from an FX 45? Is it that much different than a 35?
#1071 of 3411 FX 45 Gas mileage
Aug 21, 2003 (8:24 am)
I drive mostly in the city and suburbs, with a lot of stop-and-go driving and some local highway travel mixed in. According to the trip computer, I average about 15.5 mpg. On the highway, it would be closer to 20, but I have yet to actually measure it. My one long uninterrupted highway trip involved towing my boat, so I didn't bother. According to what others have said about the FX35, you would do about 17-18 in the city and low twenties on the highway. The RWD model would be slightly better, maybe 25 while crusing on the highway.
Aug 21, 2003 (8:34 am)
best I have done is 22 mpg on flat land in an FX35 RWD but maybe that is because I rarely go under 80.
Aug 21, 2003 (10:10 am)
My daily commute takes me 55 miles on interstates from 65-75mph and that equals out to 21-21.5 mpg. Several longer trips on rural interstates, 78-83mph, the average drops to about 20.5mpg. One stretch dropped to 19.5mpg with a strong headwind. I do very little stop and go driving, so I cant help you with that mileage.
#1074 of 3411 FX45 Mileage
Aug 21, 2003 (10:57 am)
I got my 45 in June and it has about 7k. Definitely broken-in at this point. It's a loaded Tech.
My mileage is not long trip at steady speeds. San Diego has almost LA-like congestion so the freeway I do is like cut and thrust surface street urban assault work. Not good on the MPG.
The last three receipts (91 octane is about $2.25 a gallon here) indicate a range from 13 to 15 mpg.
Now I love full out torque launches in my 45 so if you put an egg between the gas pedal and your foot, you will do better. But it's not my style.
In fact, the 45 will satisfy your addiction for high G-Forces in both acceleration and cornering.
I never knew what 6.3 seconds felt until I started leaving behind almost all the other cars at the stoplight. With the 45, you don't have to be concerned if you are in the wrong lane for an upcoming turn. Just grab the shifter and hang some near redline manual shifts. I'm putting in a full time reverse camera soon so I can see what I'm leaving behind.
I think the biggest difference between the 35 and 45 has got to be in the first 100 feet.
Both can hang the corners (with the 20"wheels) at .87g, and I've slid around some freeway ramps so fast the "slip" light/system comes on!
The FX has got to be the most fun you can have sitting down.
Aug 21, 2003 (1:26 pm)
I'm putting in a full time reverse camera soon so I can see what I'm leaving behind.
Be sure to take snapshots also!
Aug 21, 2003 (7:43 pm)
My mileage seems to to be real close to yours with my FX 35 tech. An interesting note, my wife, who is not really a hotrodder, has turned into an acceleration maniac. She likes the sound of the engine when she makes it go. The gas mileage calculator on the Nav always read much lower after she has had the car for a few days. May turn her into an enthusiast yet!
#1077 of 3411 Stanny1-most fun you can have sitting down
Aug 21, 2003 (7:53 pm)
COrrection! Some might say the "The FX has the be the 2nd most fun thing you can have sitting down" I guess it just depends on what position you are coming from!
#1078 of 3411 2004 fx-35 release
Aug 23, 2003 (12:31 pm)
does anyone know when the 2004 fx will be released???? i am stuck between getting an 03 tech [and maybe not getting it in the color i want] and waiting for the 'improvements' on the 04's....quick survey:liquid copper- is it cool or not..cool next year??? in 5 years???? my other favorite is diamond graphite....does anyone have numbers for color popularity??? anyone's guess what the dealers would sell for on the 04's???