Infiniti FX

Infiniti FX

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Paulog13

112 posts

128 months

Tuesday 26th December 2017
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Updating the thread finally with a picture of my car! Sorry for the delay, enjoying the car although miss the roar of a petrol V8. In hindsight I should have held out for a petrol FX, especially now with all the diesel hating going on now...😡

PLuKE

267 posts

151 months

Wednesday 24th January 2018
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I have started looking at the FX30 and the newer QX70

Is there any difference worth going for FX over the QX?

I would be looking at the 3.0 diesel versions, what MPG can I expect?

Thanks

milu

1,868 posts

227 months

Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Can't comment on mpg really but my 5.0 petrol does about 22 so quite a bit more from the diesel I should think. There's not much to choose between fx or qx. Just a name change really.i suppose the qx might have a few updated bits but they're nothing major.
Nice car whichever you choose.

d_shaw_uk

7 posts

30 months

Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Hi folks - I'm new to this FX forum but have some previous experience with the Infiniti brand at Reading.

With a little one on the way the C Class W204 coupe needs to exit stage left - is anybody here looking to offload their 2012+ FX in the coming months?

Open to the 30d and 37 petrol - not sure the V8 is for me (but could be tempted!)

Would love to pick up an FX from one of the forum members here.

Thanks in advance - Dave

T5GRF

Original Poster:

1,539 posts

225 months

Wednesday 25th July 2018
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d_shaw_uk said:
Hi folks - I'm new to this FX forum but have some previous experience with the Infiniti brand at Reading.

With a little one on the way the C Class W204 coupe needs to exit stage left - is anybody here looking to offload their 2012+ FX in the coming months?

Open to the 30d and 37 petrol - not sure the V8 is for me (but could be tempted!)

Would love to pick up an FX from one of the forum members here.

Thanks in advance - Dave
Dave I started this thread a few years ago when I was in a similar position. I've driven all 3 variants, the 37 will have most of the running costs of a 50 but felt a little lacking in power to me. The V8 is a Lovely engine, makes a nice noise and can return early 20's with sensible ish driving. I'd go for the V8, but they are rare cars to find.
Good luck with your search!

Siy

431 posts

180 months

Wednesday 25th July 2018
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I would argue thatthe FX37 is not underpowered - I had one for 2 years, and thought it was great, and actually plenty of poke.
I then went for an FX50 - and yeah, that thing is fun!

I would def go for the 5.0 V8 ... without any doubt - but dont be put off the 37... they are great to drive.

Only problem with these cars is when it comes to selling! (although I did get lucky selling the 5l)

d_shaw_uk

7 posts

30 months

Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Cheers guys for your speedy responses and advice.

I drove a Q60 coupe a few years ago (I came close to committing but chose an E92 instead) so have experience of the Nissan-derived 3.7 petrol. Mated to the auto box with paddles it was responsive enough for my needs - and needless to say I suspect/expect that drivetrain to have ported over to the FX. I think on balance the 37 is my preference, although they’re hard to come by in the classifieds.

Like I say, if anybody here is selling or knows of somebody who is (either a diesel or petrol), I’d be very keen to chat!

While I’ve got you chaps, have there been any nasty gotchas on the FX’s materialise in the past year or so? Anything mechanical to look out for?

And what about mileage considerations on a ~ 2012+ FX? Should the especially leggy (90k+) examples be avoided or will the six/eight cylinder Nissan blocks keep powering along? What needs looking at around the 90/100k mark?

Welcome any top buying tips - thanks in advance!

Dave

SAS32

11 posts

120 months

Sunday 5th August 2018
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Fellow FX owner here with a 30d Premium S, so I thought I would say hello as I had no idea this thread existed.

I bought the FX to replace a Cayenne 3.0d and I am still impressed each time I drive it. I look forward to those drives too as the FX is a great steer and it improved greatly when I ditched the all season tyre's for some decent summer replacements.

The standard specification is quite overwhelming when you have come from something like a Cayenne where literally everything is an expensive optional extra, so most are quite sparsely equipped in comparison to the FX but then very few cars are as highly specified as an FX.

Build quality is spot on, squeak/rattle free, which couldn't be said for the Porker and the leather is very high quality. The Cayenne has some nice plastics and aluminium trim but nothing to justify the additional over the FX, for me at least. It has also been 100% reliable too, which I expected from a Japanese brand.

I can recommend a bottle of Forte Turbo Diesel cleaner if you have the 30d as my car with only 35k took off like a scalded cat after several miles with the Forte in the tank. I guess either or both the egr or variable turbo vanes were a little gunked up, which happens with most cars fitted with these components.

I had intended to run the FX for a short period and then buy a Macan but PDF problems have put me right off them and then I remember what a fantastic car the FX is, so I'm just going to enjoy both it and the exclusivity as I can't think of a replacement that offers so much for so little.

d_shaw_uk

7 posts

30 months

Monday 6th August 2018
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That’s a glowing report - really appreciate your insight.

All those aforementioned comments tie in with the research I’ve done and the reason these FX’s appear to be the best kept secret of the 2010’s...

Interestingly, the Macan has been my favourite SUV/CUV in terms of shape & proportions, so to have found a physical equivalent in the FX is something of a chance find.

I am viewing an S Premium 30d later this week so will update the thread here! Wish me luck...Dave

Luke.

9,200 posts

211 months

Monday 6th August 2018
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Good luck!

Just a quick question, anyone with kids have one?

I love the car, but put off by the small boot. Are getting much stuff in there?

DSLiverpool

12,499 posts

163 months

Monday 6th August 2018
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I had an FX50 2012 I now have an old Cayenne, the game changer is the suspension where the FX was hard in all modes the cayenne on air is like a limo.
The FX boot was ok, the reliability excellent but the leather was very pleathery on my car (quilted stitching)

Luke.

9,200 posts

211 months

Monday 6th August 2018
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swerni said:
I've got 2 children 18 and 16 and had the car 3 1/2 years.
When the were younger we'd use a roof box if we were going on holiday, now they need less stuff so it's easy.

we are also all quite tall and have plenty of room in it.


I still smile every time I use mine
That's good to know, and Iike you I want the 50S.

I've actually seen pics of your orange one in the Punch Bowl. Looks smashing.

Luke.

9,200 posts

211 months

Monday 6th August 2018
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One other thing that's just popped into my head.

I'm about 20 mins from Infiniti Maidstone.

Are they any good?

Luke.

9,200 posts

211 months

Monday 6th August 2018
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swerni said:
First rule of PB wink
Ooops...

Luke.

9,200 posts

211 months

Wednesday 8th August 2018
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Morning. Anyone know of any FX50S for sale?

Swerni, do you have a link to the one you mentioned the other day? All I could see was one small photo.

Luke.

9,200 posts

211 months

Wednesday 8th August 2018
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Who is this Milu you speak of?

Luke.

9,200 posts

211 months

Wednesday 8th August 2018
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Found him. Wasn't hard. biggrin

Milu, any more details?

Cheers.

logit

72 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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Morning everyone. I posted a thread in the car buying forum as I'm hopefully looking to buy an FX. I love left field choices but I don't want to buy something that's so super rare that servicing/parts are a hassle and no one wants to buy it off me when I come to sell lol.

I had a few more questions and thought I'd post in here to keep all the info in one place and hopefully get some views from current/past owners:

1) 3.7 petrol vs 3.0 diesel - I only do 8 to 10k miles/yr so the petrol seems a no brainer, especially as the diesel is in the higher tax band as well?
2) How hard is the ride on the 21" alloys? Does it bang and crash over small potholes? Anything that you can compare it to?
3) Is it ok as a family car? I've heard the boot is small, especially for the size of car (400 litres, or the same size as a VW Golf).
4) What's the reliability been like? Would you buy another?
5) Is it worth going for the facelift car (not necessarily the Qx70, think the FX had one around 2012/13)? The newer front grill does look smarter but there's not many around in petrol guise.

Grateful for any thoughts.

Edit: I was thinking about this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Infiniti-FX37-S-61-Plat...

I spoke to the owner and it's on Maxxis tyres eek so I'd need to factor in getting better tyres (best part of a grand for four 21" tyres I'd say). Any thoughts on a fair price for this car?


logit

72 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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Check this one on 24" rims laugh Looks ridiculous!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

ReaperCushions

4,178 posts

145 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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logit said:
Morning everyone. I posted a thread in the car buying forum as I'm hopefully looking to buy an FX. I love left field choices but I don't want to buy something that's so super rare that servicing/parts are a hassle and no one wants to buy it off me when I come to sell lol.

I had a few more questions and thought I'd post in here to keep all the info in one place and hopefully get some views from current/past owners:

1) 3.7 petrol vs 3.0 diesel - I only do 8 to 10k miles/yr so the petrol seems a no brainer, especially as the diesel is in the higher tax band as well?
2) How hard is the ride on the 21" alloys? Does it bang and crash over small potholes? Anything that you can compare it to?
3) Is it ok as a family car? I've heard the boot is small, especially for the size of car (400 litres, or the same size as a VW Golf).
4) What's the reliability been like? Would you buy another?
5) Is it worth going for the facelift car (not necessarily the Qx70, think the FX had one around 2012/13)? The newer front grill does look smarter but there's not many around in petrol guise.

Grateful for any thoughts.

Edit: I was thinking about this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Infiniti-FX37-S-61-Plat...

I spoke to the owner and it's on Maxxis tyres eek so I'd need to factor in getting better tyres (best part of a grand for four 21" tyres I'd say). Any thoughts on a fair price for this car?
Great choice. I don't own mine any more but hopefully can help your questions:

1) Petrol... well... just because.
2) Mine had the 21inch wheels and it was firm but nice enough. I felt like the larger wheels helped with the 'planted' ride that I enjoyed with the car. Also, anything less looks lost in those huge arches.
3) Was fine for us with a new born (Plus gubbins) and dog.
4) Bought mine on 107k mile and sold it on 140k miles. Didn't have a single issue. Literally just some oil changes and petrol. It felt like it could easily go on for another 100k miles like that as well. The engine is used in a huge array of other cars so is quite common and well known.
5) Up to you based on looks / what you can afford