Infiniti FX

Infiniti FX

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Deerfoot

4,339 posts

144 months

Monday 14th October 2013
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Boshly said:
Lastly come on guys, pics!! thumbup
yes Come on OP, let's see it!

Boshly

2,768 posts

196 months

Monday 14th October 2013
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swerni said:
You need another car like I need another bike.

What are you doing Andy?
Raptors gone smile need an everyday car thumbup

T5GRF

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1,535 posts

224 months

Monday 14th October 2013
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Nice one Andy, will the potential purchase be silver?


Boshly

2,768 posts

196 months

Monday 14th October 2013
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T5GRF said:
Nice one Andy, will the potential purchase be silver?
Very much depends on the vendor wink

wookietaff

43 posts

125 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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Hope you managed to squeeze a good deal out of Saxtons. I couldn't get them to where I needed the price point to be.

Sorry about the rubbish picture and you might notice how it only just fits in my space, hence carpet pillars.......


Boshly

2,768 posts

196 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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It looks lovely - white would be my favourite colour thumbup


wookietaff said:
Hope you managed to squeeze a good deal out of Saxtons. I couldn't get them to where I needed the price point to be.
Well I called, told them I'm interested and then emailed what I felt was a reasonable offer (asking price but an Infiniti service and a years tax) and ....... no reply frown

Don't feel like I ought to chase them! I just may have to wait a little while for another car. Let me know if you see any others crop up smile

T5GRF

Original Poster:

1,535 posts

224 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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Very nice wookietaff, congrats! What do you think you will do regarding the warranty?

Andy, I got the feeling that when I spoke to Saxtons about the silver car that they were not prepared to move more than a few hundred pounds on the asking, they didn't come back to me either following my verbal offer.

Good luck with the search, I have just driven back from London this afternoon to Herts, I just love he car, the wait will be worth it!

wookietaff

43 posts

125 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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Saxtons have had that car since Feb and it started at 32k so yes they have likely taken a hit but also they need to move it on. I'd hold out. But their comms aren't the best which isn't encouraging. Too many cars, so not enough attention detail or the customer for me.

Will probably go for the warranty for piece of mind and as a useful resale tool as I might have to go overseas next year with work. So the FX unfortunately could be a relatively short term proposition. The inspection is I think GBP140 which is a pain but I'll swallow it, am getting the end of warranty check at the same time. The passenger seat heating function isn't working and having read a few US forums seems its a common problem so need that addressed. Does yours work OK?

Really interested in the remap and exhaust options Infiniti Reading have used on there own limited edition examples which takes it to about 425BHP I think.

Boshly

2,768 posts

196 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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Cheers for info and heads up guys.

Infiniti have now got back to me and confirmed the warranty remaining on the Saxton car is void due to the service gap! Shame as it would have covered the car until late March 2014. Saxton are mad!

I'll keep looking as the only other options are Cayenne (don't like the front) and X6 (love it but been there!).

smile

Thehandshake

181 posts

86 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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T5GRF said:
I am hooked!
cloud9

Sweet as a nut, one of the best colour combos available. Always loved them especially the V8 ones.

T5GRF

Original Poster:

1,535 posts

224 months

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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wookietaff, the heated and cooled functions on both seats work thankfully, the only issue I had when I picked it up was a intermittently working spare key. I took it into Infiniti St Albans, they changed the battery FOC and thankfully all good again.

I need to have a chat to the service manager when I take the car down in December for its service and warranty inspection regarding their claims experience on the warranty. Most of the US forums seem to confirm that the major mechanicals are pretty bullet proof, but they do suffer the odd electronic niggle and in my experience these items are rarely covered by after market warranties.

The exhaust and remap sound interesting, do you know if Reading can supply the remap and exhaust to us, if so have they indicated a cost?

Andy, I think I mentioned earlier in the thread about the service history gap and suspected Infiniti would void the warranty because of this, as you say for the sake of a poxy £300 service they have probably knocked thousands off the cars value! Keep looking, it will be worth the wait. I will keep my eyes open for you.

Thehandshake, thanks I really like the colour combination thankfully!

wookietaff

43 posts

125 months

Thursday 17th October 2013
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Couple of updates

Infiniti Reading have stopped using the remap as they had reliability problems with it I was told but are selling a cat back exhaust which improves the sound (if not the BHP). Its also a rather impressive looking thing with carbon tips. Priced at GBP1100 fitted.


GALLARDOGUY

8,160 posts

179 months

Thursday 17th October 2013
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Boshly said:
Cheers for info and heads up guys.

Infiniti have now got back to me and confirmed the warranty remaining on the Saxton car is void due to the service gap! Shame as it would have covered the car until late March 2014. Saxton are mad!

I'll keep looking as the only other options are Cayenne (don't like the front) and X6 (love it but been there!).

smile
I browsed at that and thought it was a lot of car for the money. What's this about a service gap though?

T5GRF

Original Poster:

1,535 posts

224 months

Thursday 17th October 2013
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Petrol FX cars need servicing every 9000 miles or 12 months. If my memory is correct the car should have been serviced in May based upon time, it is still yet to have a service so it's nearly 5 months overdue, hence the warranty problem.

T5GRF

Original Poster:

1,535 posts

224 months

Thursday 17th October 2013
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Thanks for the update on the remap and exhaust, did they mention what kind of reliability problems they had experienced?

wookietaff

43 posts

125 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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Afraid not, no further details. Exhaust is an interesting option but would need to hear it on a FX50 first before committing.

T5GRF

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1,535 posts

224 months

Saturday 19th October 2013
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Do they have a white FX there with the exhaust fitted?




wookietaff

43 posts

125 months

Sunday 20th October 2013
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The expensive ltd edition one at £49k?

I presume it has this exhaust fitted but don't know for sure.

T5GRF

Original Poster:

1,535 posts

224 months

Sunday 20th October 2013
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Yes that's the one. I will have a listen to it whilst waiting for mine to be serviced next month.

wookietaff

43 posts

125 months

Monday 21st October 2013
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I tracked down the maker of the exhaust, its Quicksilver who are UK based and manufactured. They make exhausts for a range of high end vehicles. Looking at their price for the FX exhaust delivered (GBP1050) I think the fitted price quoted by Infiniti Reading (GBP1100) might be good value.

One other thing, I'm looking at the most economical way to update the sat nav specially as I'm relying on it for speed cameras. Its a Navteq system I think. Exploring how I can source a 2013 map update for reasonable money.