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Infiniti FX45, Infiniti FX35, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#2701 of 3411 Re: FX35 running (side or step) boards suggestion? [mrlover]
Aug 07, 2005 (6:52 am)
I live in Canada, just found out that infiniti (in Toronto) seems to not carry running board for FX35 anymore?Any suggestion on where & which type of running board good for FX35? will after market installation void corrosion warranty? Thanks a bunch
On my recent annual visit to Toronto, I actually saw an FX there that had chrome tubular running boards. I'm certain the FX was registered in Ontario. I'm not so sure that it's a good idea to put running boards on the FX since it really does not have a high ground clearance. Also, I think that it lessens the visual appeal of the vehicle.
Our 2003 FX35 has heated side view mirrors, so I'm certain 2004s have those, especially Canadian models.
#2702 of 3411 Re: Service engine soon light [ghostrider142]
Aug 07, 2005 (5:15 pm)
A trick I found out about right after getting my FX35. When tightening the cap, make sure it clicks twice. If it doesn't you are apt to get the check engine light. This is what the dealership told me to do when mine had the same issue.
#2703 of 3411 Re: Which gas octane to use??? [pepito]
Aug 07, 2005 (5:37 pm)
Hi there! Been running regular gasoline in my 04 FX35 for some time now and no issues here.
#2704 of 3411 LOVE my FX35!!!!
Aug 07, 2005 (5:45 pm)
For any of those out there still trying to decide if they should really give into their desires for an FX35, I say "go fot it"!!! I have had my FX since last November and still love it each time I start it!
#2705 of 3411 Re: Stillen strut bar installed. [gvlng]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:01 am)
The clear light is not standard on the 2005 models. It only comes with the sport package. I ask the salesman when I purchase mine. By the way, from what I read it sounded like the strut bar is working out quite well for you. I am glad.
#2706 of 3411 Re: Which gas octane to use??? [mtmikey]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:08 am)
Really? I find that when I use regular on mine, it causes a hesitation when I accelerate. Doesn't this happen to you? or maybe it's all in my head. I don't blame you using regular, I do the same here now and then since the gas price relief is no where in sight.
#2707 of 3411 Re: Which gas octane to use??? [mtmikey]
Aug 08, 2005 (9:36 am)
I too have been running 87 (some 89) in my FX35 for a while now. I can not detect any performance loss at all. Its even possible my gas mileage went up My FX35 has a little over 12,000 miles on it now and for the first 10,000 miles (mostly 93 octane) I averaged about 17.5 mpg. For the past 2000+ miles (mostly 87 octane) I've averaged 18.5 mpg.
#2708 of 3411 FX/35 Update
Aug 08, 2005 (10:18 am)
I have had my FX/35 AWD (2004) for a full year now (15,077 miles). I love the FX and it never ceases to amaze me. Here is a summary of my unbiased observations (pluses and minuses) over the last year:
(1) Superb engine and transmission ( I get 21.1 miles per gallon, mostly highway driving, octane 87),
(2) highly reliable car,
(3) Quite a few squeakes (and at least one rattle, which I hear any time outside temperatures are below 50 degrees F, i.e. Winter-months and especailly over rough roads of northern chicago suburbs I hear this one rattle; even after FOUR attempts by dealear to solve the issue - well, I changed my dealer).
(4) The Suspension is great on smooth highways (18 inch wheels, non-sport supspension, although in all honesty for majority of people out there it might still be a bit stiff on especially rough roads; I however love mine),
(5) Superb handling on both wet and snowy roads (only with 18 inch wheels, but not the 20's, which slip and slide on snow and slush)
(5) Relatively Limited cargo space as compared to other comaprably sized SUV/Cross overs.
Enjoy it responsibly.
#2709 of 3411 Re: FX/35 Update [cyrus]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:20 pm)
I have the 20s with the sport suspension. Otherwise, same car and agree with your observations. Phenomenal engine. Great sound and plenty of power. When you need to hustle, just switch to manumatic and feel the sling shot power kick in. Agree that cargo space is limited but when you put the rear seats down it is quite cavernous.
The 20s have plenty of grip on dry, wet and slushy roads. On deep snow, not so good. In that case, either buy snow tires for the winter months or drive a Volvo XC70 like my wife's when you face a snow storm!
The only real bummer is the interior. A bit bland, not very upscale and several minor squeeks from the driver's middle arm rest which also functions as a storage bin. It seems to rattle quite a bit.
Otherwise, this car is AWESOME! Jon B.
#2710 of 3411 Re: FX/35 Update [dante]
Aug 09, 2005 (6:45 am)
I also receive rattling from the center arm console. I tried tightening the screws and it helped a little. Also, after I hit a rough spot in the road, a "clicking" sound comes from the front passenger side air vent. It goes away then comes back. I guess thats the trade off for the sport suspension. I can live with it however.
Do you know if the radio is satellite ready ?