Some people that buy this car should not be allowed to buy it. If you're not looking for a sport car, then stay away. The suspension is stiff, you will feel the bumps. I love to feel the transition of the road, I bought this car knowing I was not looking for a Cadillac that my grandfather would enjoy. I am sick of people thinking that this car should be one.
Also, if there is something that bothers you about the vehicle when you test drive it; ie the seat controls. then don't over look it and buy it anyway, because then you'll be here complaining and whining.
Furthermore, the Murano is built in the US, while the FX35 is built in Japan. My father owns a Murano AWD and still prefers to drive my FX due to fit and finish.
But again all this is my honest opinion.
I just traded my Murano for an FX35 and the FX is NOT a dressed up Murano! I also have a G35 and the FX reminds me more of the G than the Murano. The Murano is a very fine vehicle, but it is more of a blend of the altima and the Quest. The Murano has a real mini van feel to it. The FX wraps around you. The finish is first class, and the feel is tight sports vehicle. It is a totally different vehicle! I love it!!
This is very true that speed and pasion you feel in FX35 is the one you don't feel in any other SUVs. The only thing disappointing is that I change my cars very frequently, therefore, selling after one year I get the maximum of 60% of my purchae value.
Geeze, I want a FX35 so bad! I'd take it over a BMW or Benze anyday! Nissan and Infinity make an amazing car! I'll have to wait a year a so until they depreciate into my price range. These reviews have helped me steer towards the FX now. Thanks everyone!
Get one now. I just purchased a 2006 F35 with 11,000 miles for $33,000. It has all the options, and the original manufacturers sticker was in the manual. It listed new at almost $49,000. It is perfect and looks brand new. I think that's a pretty good deal. Cars here in Utah tend to be a bit higher than most places in the country. I love the car.
The look of the fx35 caught my eye back in 2003 and I was determined to purchase one. it took me several years but this was and is my dream car. I paid an awesome price of $25,500 for a 2004 perfect condition with 27,000 miles, sports pkg. I couldn't be happier. every time I drive my car I'm smiling :-)
It does have alittle rougher ride but that's what I like. Handles great, looks great, I'm thrilled!!!
...I have owned my FX35 2005 for almost year... and definitely can tell that these are two different cars when comparing to the Murano... I've test driven a Murano... and can tell you that the handling and performance with sport suspension by Infiniti... is much better... and looks with 20's and wood trim are just incomparable...
The FX35 and the Murano are not at all the same car... not even close! And by the way, there has never been a Murano built in North America. They have always been built it Japan.
I am going to check out a autumn copper 2005 FX35 this weekend. Has 26,000 miles with orange leather interior, navy, etc fully loaded for $23,000!! I have admired this vehicle for some time now and had to make a decision from this car and a laser blue Mini Cooper S. The Mini Cooper I wanted is not available anywhere so far, but I feel more excited about the FX more than anything. Wish me luck!!! ;)
Hey did you buy that 2005 FX fully loaded... I just purchased a graphite 2005 one without navy though.. it had 55000 miles in good condition and paid $18500... one owner. Drives great so far with all the features along with HID headlights and fogs.. Love this SUV.
Yup fully loaded 26K miles and 1 owner was a lease $23,000. Fully loaded navy reverse camera heated seated etc. brick black interior shes abeauty. going to pick it up on saturday can't wait!! ;) factory warranty still on car as well.
Bro, the problem is not the car, it's about your miles... TOO MUCH and the car will give you problems.
Just an FYI. It's built on the rear wheel drive G-series sedan "FM" platform. The Murano is not built on this platform, instead adopting the Altima/Maxima as its base.