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Infiniti FX35, SUV
Oct 06, 2003 (7:37 pm)
Any thoughts on whether to take a 2003 vs 2004 FX35. I would like to purchase the car in 2-3 weeks, but if infiniti is going to creep them in, I may have to either choose a different car or get a 2003. It seems that infiniti made some mechanical changes to the car, not just cosmetic stuff, so I am tempted to wait for a little while longer to get a 2004.
#18 of 34 2004 prices
Oct 07, 2003 (12:50 pm)
The base msrp for the 2004 went up about $150.
The packages have been separated. A fx35 with premium and sport will run you about $800 more for a 2004 than a 2003.
#19 of 34 2004 vs 2003 contd
Oct 07, 2003 (5:36 pm)
Where is the pricing data for the new 2004 Fx's with options?
#20 of 34 2004 pricing
Oct 08, 2003 (3:20 am)
I got it from a dealer.
#21 of 34 2004 Arrival Date in Southern California
Oct 30, 2003 (1:51 pm)
I'm a newbie here, but I've really benefited from everyone's messages.
I'm going to be picking up a 2004 FX35 AWD with sport, premium, and technology packages next week. Several Southern California dealerships will be getting the 2004 models beginning 11/3 (Monday).
Oct 30, 2003 (9:24 pm)
I talked to a dealer tonight and he mentioned that changes for 2004 would include softening the ride a bit and putting a height control to raise up the front passenger seat.
#23 of 34 ncvol
Oct 31, 2003 (2:35 pm)
The improvements in the 2004 model were posted on www.nissannews.com:
GARDENA, Calif. (October 8, 2003) – Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan North America, Inc., today announced 2004 model year pricing on the breakthrough Infiniti FX45 and FX35 premium crossover SUV. In 2004, FX continues to offer a unique combination of aggressive styling, outstanding performance and luxury car comfort.
The all-wheel drive FX45, with its standard 315-horsepower V8 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and long list of luxury features, starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,375. A powerful V6 engine version, the FX35 features a MSRP of $35,850 for the all-wheel drive model, while the rear-wheel drive model begins at a MSRP of $34,350.
Enhancements for the 2004 FX include a refined suspension for improved ride comfort, a new 8-way power passenger seat that replaces the previous 4-way design, available aluminum roof rails and 20-inch chrome-plated wheels, new dark silver metallic finish added to 20-inch wheels (for non-chrome wheels), standard HVAC air filter added on all models, and the addition of a Snow-Mode function (shifts throttle input algorithm in low-speed slippery road conditions once activated by the driver for enhanced traction).
I've also noticed that by spliting the Tech package for FX45 (they now offer DVD entertainment system separately) they've raised prices by about $800 for the Tech package.
#26 of 34 Just bought an FX 35
Dec 09, 2003 (11:48 am)
In Columbus. Dealer was wonderful to work with. Got a deal at 1000 over MSRP. For such a new car I was happy with the deal. Edmunds reported most people were paying sticker.
Copper/Brick. Touring and Tech with Sirius Sat Radio (my first sat radio), cargo area protector, and splash guards. The touring package on the FX 35 includes all the Premium equipment as you probably know. Went with the 18 inch wheels since there just was not one with the configuration I wanted and including 20 inch wheels. I'm okay with that and it may even help soften the ride just a bit.
My take after living with one for two days? The dealer let me have one for a couple of days to try it out prior to my purchase. It was a Black/Black with Touring and Tech and 20 inch Chrome wheels.
Nav system is one of the best I've seen and I am a regular user of Garmins Street Pilot III. I like the Birds Eye view and so far the maps have been complete. Ride is crisp but steady. You might spill your coffee on a bumpy road. Acceleration is fun and quick but this is not a race car and those looking for a screamer will be dissappointed. Exhaust note is very pleasing; it even has a raspy bark when you push it.
The seats are easily the best I've had. I have been driving a Porsche (Boxster) back and forth to work and the seats in the FX35 are MUCH better. The fit is perfect, lumbar support very good and the side bolsters hold you in nice and snug. Buy the car for the seats and your won't be dissappointed.
I could go on and on but I'll finish with the sound system. Really, really nice. The subwoofer is in a special isolated device located in the spare wheel of all places. I thought it was a bit strange but the effect is great.
Get the tech package; lots of toys for those long drives.