Last post on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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Infiniti FX35, Infiniti FX45, Acura MDX, SUV
#9 of 11 Re: Some questions about the FX35 [paid4c4]
Jul 27, 2008 (3:30 pm)
I too was looking at the fx35 and the acura mdx. Here is why I chose the acura over the infinity.
1. Infinity dealer would not come down much off sticker price even though it is getting redesigned.
2. Acura has ALOT more room in rear for just stuff. Auto rear tail gate is a plus.
3. Acura has a 2500 manuf to dealer incentive.
4. Alot more room in the front, place for purse and husbands 6ft tall legs.
5. Infinity was lot more of a rough ride compared to acura.
6. Cool blue lighting on dash.
7. Love the hands free bluetooth and navigation system.
8. Purchased a 08 with tech and nav for 38,500. I08 infinity would have been 43,000.
9. Basiclly I do love the outside looks of infinity about 25 percent better, but overall the acura beat it hands down. do alot of driving and research first. If i was rich I would have one of each.
#10 of 11 2005 comparison
Dec 08, 2009 (1:51 pm)
In 2005 my wife and I narrowed the new car choice down to the FX 35 and the MDX. Here's a quick run-down of our thoughts:
The FX 35 was, by far, more sporty than the MDX; both in design and the driving experience. There was most certainly more pep in the step when driving the FX35! However, the FX 35 dash board seemed to busy for the wife. If you look at it, there a ton of buttons, making it seem complicated for non-technical folks. Also, the rear, side windows in the FX 35 reduce visability. We already owned the G35 coupe and loved doing business with the local Infiniti dealer.
The MDX has a more classic and lasting design, but it drives more like a minivan than a sport SUV (like the FX 35 is). The MDX is more roomy and the 3rd row seating in the back is very usable. It was also nice that the MDX came fully loaded, with only a few exceptions. The MDX also ended up being a couple of thousand dollars cheaper after adding all the comparable features to the FX 35.
In the end we purchased the MDX because we felt that the classic style would be easier to resell down the road, it had better visability, roomy 3rd row seating, and was cheaper. That being said, we have had several problems with the transmission (as have countless others) and we are probably going to have to unload the car before we get stuck with a $3.5k repair bill. Check the Acura forum under transmission problems to learn more about the tranny problem.
If I were choosing between the two cars today, I would likely choose the MDX again because of the points I made above and the fact that the tranny problem is supposedly fixed.
Feb 18, 2010 (9:46 am)
Are there common transmission problems with 2005 FX35 at 85,000 miles? its hesitating going in reverse.