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Infiniti FX45, Infiniti FX35, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#455 of 3411 Colors and Wish List
May 03, 2003 (6:11 pm)
Walmart has a small dash one for $6 and a medium sized one for $10. I think an autozone type store might have an even larger size. I have not used one personally but I talked to an infiniti dealer who had a black G and he swore by it. At 10 bucks it's worth a try.
1) More Seat adjustment for Passenger u/d(supposedly on 2004)
2) Factory Chrome wheel Option (starting with may production per FA)
3) Wider back seat entry wells
4) More storage place in the cabin
5) Nav as stand alone
2 of my 5 I have heard are being adressed. I really don't think it needs more power I mean the 45 beats everything short of a TT cayenne and my FX35 will run with a X5 4.4 All for a lot less $$$$. These are great cars. My wife likes mine so much she is asking for her own
May 03, 2003 (7:30 pm)
clpurnell, I believe 1, 2 and 5 are being addressed already, correct me if I am wrong. I don't think #3 will be corrected since that would require a pretty major body change, and the vehicle just came out. So far I have found the storage space to be adequate - the side pockets are pretty roomy and the center console is deeper than most. The glove box is on the small side however. Maybe they could add some slide out compartments under the front seats?
My main wish list would echo that mentioned in the post above, which would be an adjustable suspension (with sport/normal setting, the sport being the current setup). In the reviews and customer feedback that I've seen, the firm ride is the main criticism and addressing this issue would greatly expand Infiniti's potential customer base, I think. That said, I hope they don't do anything that would lessen its handling abilities by softening it up too much - just add the option via a switch for when you're driving on really rough roads, have clients aboard, etc.
#457 of 3411 RE: Wish List...
May 03, 2003 (9:10 pm)
Sure, 315hp may be fine now, but in a couple years, cars w/300+ hp will be as commonplace as cars w/200hp today. And as they say, you can never enough power....hehe. Also, I really wish they made the NAV voice-activated like in the Q45. Using that annoying small joystick to change info. is frustrating (and you can't change stuff when the car is moving). BTW, a while ago, I saw a cool-looking pre-production photo of a FX45 w/chrome wheels and turn signal marker lights on the side mirrors (ala Benz)....guess you can't have everything.
#458 of 3411 Regarding Colors
May 04, 2003 (6:59 am)
One of the easiest things for Infinity to do to ehance the crossovers saleability is to increse the range of color options for the exterior and the interior.
The brick interior is fun but not available on the white or non sport vehicle.
How about a nice medium metalic red which would be more elegant than the red offered.
The willow interior is going to be a pain from a maintainance standpoint and it is kind of boring unless you choose an exciting exterior color.
There are many inexpensive cars that offer a much broade range of color choices.
I am hoping that sometime in the future car companies will allow us to individualize our color combinations.
Can anyone comment on how much below invoice they are buying the FX for?
May 04, 2003 (7:20 am)
Short of buying under previous VPP schedule I don't think anyone is buying under invoice. I got mine for $434 over invoice or about 3800 under MSRP. If you are anywhere near texas or willing to buy out of state you can get the same deal from Grubbs in Dallas through the end of the month. I agree on colors I would love to see a deep blue color and a tan interior that is darker than willow but not as dark as the brick. Either way i still love my car and enjoy it more with every drive.
#460 of 3411 RE: Colors....
May 04, 2003 (11:30 am)
I like to see Infiniti offer a similar exterior color to that offered on the new 40th Anniversary Mustang: "Mystichrome"....it changes color from dark purple/green to silver to black depending on viewing angle and weather...now something like that would go well with the futuristic styling on the FX. I would also like to see Infiniti change the interior to something a lot more futuristic to match the exterior.....like LED gauges, uncoventional steering wheel, etc....more like what we saw on the concept car. The current interior is too dull. BTW, I have the Willow interior and even though it's a little more work to maintain, it looks more "clean" and "airy" and makes the interior look more spacious. The Brick color is "fun," but it may be too much of a "fad" in my opinion and may go out of style in year or so.
May 04, 2003 (2:36 pm)
I went by the dealer. They had maybe 40 on the lot but only one desert sand. I thought the desert sand was attractive. I thought the willow interior was attractive but maintenance is an issue. Does anybody know if the factory all weather mats match?
#462 of 3411 Radar Detectors
May 04, 2003 (3:00 pm)
Is this only a problem with the tech package?
May 04, 2003 (3:08 pm)
The factory rubber mats that come with the Willow interior is a close match but to me, they're kind of flimsy...I bought the ones from WeatherTech....much better!
#464 of 3411 RE: Radar detectors....
May 04, 2003 (3:13 pm)
With cars equipped with Laser (Intelligent) Cruise Control, there is a known problem with radar detectors (esp. Valentine One) frequently going off.....most likely due to the front laser sensor gauging the distance of the car ahead to "pre-pump" the brakes (Brake Preview). No solutions to my knowledge.