Infiniti FX

Infiniti FX

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DSLiverpool

12,383 posts

161 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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Correct - it’s a standard car with colour coded trim, rear screens and rorty exhaust - it has nothing to do with the Vettel

aaron_2000

4,063 posts

42 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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T5GRF said:
I have a vague recollection that the ICR (Infiniti Centre Reading) produced a couple of cars that were re-mapped and had I think a quicksilver exhaust fitted,. I’m not sure what ICP stands for but maybe it’s a typo as should read ICR..?
The ICP 425's, one orange, one green and one white. All with black wheels and tinted lights, mapped with a better exhaust. I remember in late 2012 looking at them unregistered in the dealer on AT, I assume that's the same white one I saw then. Thought they looked mega then, still do now.

Edited by aaron_2000 on Friday 3rd May 20:48

Swervin_Mervin

3,270 posts

197 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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Cheers all. cool

Sir Snaz

560 posts

145 months

Monday 20th May 2019
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I have joined the fold!
We have just bought a 56kmiles 62 plate FX30dS Premium - all the bells and more of the whistles!
a total used 4x4 bargain ...well apart from the road tax.
Roll on Friday delivery.

One question for the minds here .....remapping - good idea / bad idea? I am sure there is a LOT more in the engine both BHP and torque plus it would be great to make it more efficient

snas

aaron_2000

4,063 posts

42 months

Monday 20th May 2019
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Buckets more in it, I'd imagine a Nissan specialist would be your port of call.

T5GRF

Original Poster:

1,535 posts

223 months

Monday 20th May 2019
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I think the engine in the FX30d is sourced from Mercedes so it maybe best to talk to a merc specialist.

Tejaph

4 posts

19 months

Monday 27th May 2019
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The 3ltr diesel is a Renault unit- sourced through the Nissan Renault tie up.

The 3 lira diesel gets excellent reviews. Personally I found the quick down a bit slow - i don't know whether it was the gearbox or turbo- lag (or both).

Massive torque though.

I would be careful about mapping. I've heard that it can lead to overheating and shorten engine life.


Sir Snaz

560 posts

145 months

Wednesday 29th May 2019
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Having had it for a weekend, I don't really see any reason for a remap. The torque is a lovely lovely thing .....as is the car!!

One question for owners here, I was looking at our sat nav - and it says that it is :

Map Version 11-12 Map No.2
and
Program Version X3E32001

Is this up to date - or is there a newer version? if so where can i get that newer version

ta

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Paulog13

112 posts

126 months

Monday 3rd June 2019
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Hi, i paid around £150.00 from memory for my local Infiniti dealer to update my Navigation Maps to the latest version around 1 year ago. They needed the car for 6 hours as they need to load all the Maps by individual DVD.

My Map Version is: GEND EU H.A

Program Version: X3E52007.

Fantastic cars though, and in my opinion great value for money. I've had mine just over 2 years and not replaced anything except tyres. My brother has now bought an almost identical car, which he loves....

Edited by Paulog13 on Monday 3rd June 16:48

Sir Snaz

560 posts

145 months

Tuesday 4th June 2019
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super ...thanks for that Paulog .....and already after just 2 weeks of ownership, I cant see us changing anytime soon - great car and everyone seems to love it as its so different looking

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SAS32

11 posts

118 months

Monday 17th June 2019
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I can only echo the positives already mentioned in the thread as I have owned my FX 30d longer than any previous car and I've had some very nice cars.

I still look forward to driving it each and everytime, and whilst I do look around at replacements (usually the day after buying a car), it doesn't go any further, which is a novelty for me. It just ticks so many boxes I'm inclined to keep it indefinitely plus it's great fun to drive too, which is one of the many reasons it keeps me happy.

Not had a single issue in two year's, which is absolutely amazing given past ownership experiences. The 30D also has a 7th injector in the exhaust for DPF regeneration, which can take place regardless of what the engine is doing, unlike all of its rivals. You can't underestimate the additional peace of mind this gives when you read about the dpf issues on the Macan or DPF oil dilution on the Land Rover 3.0D prompting oil services every 4k!

Just had the big service with new front/rear diff and transfer case fluids and the old fluids were still very clean. Brake fluid and antifreeze were also refreshed plus engine oil and filter.

Now that it's getting warmer I finally changed the filters in the climate seat bases with positive results in seat cooling output, which is much appreciated after the gym. The originals were much dirtier than I expected given the low miles and the fact I keep my cars clinically clean, so I'm pleased I changed them as they only took a few minutes each to replace.

The FX climate seats actually cool the air using a peltier system, which is far superior to the optional ventilated seats you'll find on most of the competition (when rarely specified), which simply circulate cabin air through the seat perforations. Current XJ and Range Rover use the same system and the exact same filters, although I purchased mine for a 1/4 of the price via a Russian seller on Ebay.

The BOSE speakers are pretty rubbish, so I have upgraded these along with the tiny sub amp, which has made a big difference in audio quality. I also purchased the Infiniti illuminated door sills, which look very smart and the dim LED bulbs behind each door pull have been replaced with much brighter items. The factory bulbs are so dim I had no idea they were there for several months. I also had the headlight aim raised by my MOT guy as they were aimed very low but now provide much better illumination whilst still meeting MOT requirements. Headlight bulbs were changed to the latest Osram's, which are great.

I'm running 295/40/21 tyres, which is a very common upgrade on the same 21" rims in the USA. I don't notice any degradation in ride quality, which is firm if you have the S Premium like me. The FX certainly looks more purposeful on the wider tyre's plus you benefit from a significant increase in choice without the silly prices.

Had a recent long drive in the early hours of the morning and the weather was atrocious but the sure-footed FX took it in its stride, and you can't put a price on that. It eats motorways regardless of the weather.

Hopefully some of the above might help current and prospective owners.

Cheers.

Sir Snaz

560 posts

145 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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Hey SAS32, like you - we are loving our FX!

just wanted to pick your brain on tyres - we have the 21inch wheels, and interested to hear that you are running a slightly different size. Forgive my ignorance on this, but does running the 295s over the 265s mean that each tyore is 30mm wider? - does this not cause issues with fitting?

ShireSquirrel

9 posts

38 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Just a quick note to anyone buying a new Infiniti after 2018.

I just found out that a lot of dealers have added nearly 50% to servicing costs since Nissan's decision to pull the brand out of Europe. For instance, the A and B service on the top end models were generally around £270 and £480+ respectively. These are now upwards of £300 and £680.

I actually bought mine from Infiniti Reading -- would definitely *not* recommend them! Who decided to supply the car with less than 5 months servicing and neglected to mention the impending rise in service costs. After complaining to the sales manager I was offered £80 off the service, as if that compensates for them withholding key information at the point of sale. Anyway, I'd heard enough things about Reading and I probably should have avoided them. But, you live and learn!

SiT

953 posts

160 months

Sunday 4th August 2019
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I have literally just read each of the 26 pages of this thread and it’s been truly enlightening, I have seen a PH member ZX10 NIN vehemently recommending most of the Infiniti range to people in the ‘Car Buying’ are of PH.

I started looking at some of the AT links he was posting and couldn’t believe the value for money these cars represent secondhand!! I am currently running VX220 Turbo and MK6 Golf diesel to cover the bases of cheap daily and entertaining weekend sports car.

However, the novelty of having three cars in the household with only parking for 2, coupled with my daughter and wife’s hatred of the VX sees it often sat on the drive under its cover. This wouldn’t normally be a problem and the smile the VX gives when I do take it out puts all that to the back of your mind. Although it seems a job change and relocation could be in the pipeline and as such I might look to offload both the VX and the Golf and was looking for an SUV replacement.

Having previously owned an ‘08 Mercedes ML320 and later a 2010 X5 30d they both proved a big hit in our household and saw plenty of use. I had started looking at the ‘10 facelift ML as I think it’s great value for money right now, I spend my working days in an X5 so didn’t want to go this route again. Also had a long term hankering for a 2010+ RRS 3.0 which also seem to have taken a tumble of late.

Although having read the last 26 pages I think I am going to go out and buy an FX30d - what a stunning car!!!!!! And the spec you get is mind blowing, the poster above who penned his thoughts about driving the FX in adverse weather and feeling cocooned and planted struck a chord with me. These SUV’s are perfect when you have a family, we ventured up to London around Christmas a few years ago in the X5. When we came to leave it was snowing quite heavily, was dark and proper wintery. It sat on the A303 back to Somerset as if it was a summers day, family were warm, safe and fast asleep and not once did I feel vulnerable.

My concern with the FX is resale down the line but I guess you just have to suck that up, although a 2011/2012 purchased now at £10-£12k surely hasn’t got much more to lose?

Interested to hear anyone else’s thoughts who has come from another SUV and found the FX good/bad/indifferent??

Si

Tejaph

4 posts

19 months

Tuesday 6th August 2019
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My most recent cars are a CL500 (picked up "cheap" for £30k with just 10k on the clock, and sold a lot cheaper at £15k with 30k). Lovely, fast, comfortable car. Not nimble. But I sold it when I worked out it was costing me £500 every time I drove it (once a week or so).

We have a Landcruiser petrol V6. A (moderately) rapid tank. Bulletproof, and will hopefully last forever. (If it's good enough for the Taliban, it's good enough for me). But wobbly above 70, so quite tiring on long drives.

Then I bought the FX50S. Fantastic. £17k, like new (I needed to upgrade the battery as I also use it one a week or fortnight, and a few that I looked at had battery problems).

Fast. Great handling . Can comfortably do 500 miles or more n a day without being knackering. Easy to drive in traffic because of cruise and distance control, etc.

Seats four in comfort (but not much space inside).

The petrol engine is supposed to be bulletproof.

The four wheel steering makes it very stable.

Ride a bit harsh. Toying with the idea of downsizing the 21 inch wheels to 20 inch.

It would probably be difficult to sell, but I tend to keep cars for a long time anyway. If I sold in 5 years with 50k on the clock I expect I would still get £10k. So depreciation at around 25p a mile is acceptable.

Go for it.

Swervin_Mervin

3,270 posts

197 months

Thursday 12th September 2019
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Thread bump, because this rare thing has come up for sale just up the road from me.



I have huge amounts of want for this, but £40k seems bloody pricey, when a std 5l V8 FX50/QX70 can be picked up for more like £15k. Still, it's a big drop from over £100k new!

aaron_2000

4,063 posts

42 months

Thursday 12th September 2019
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I remember seeing new Vettel editions sitting for so long in dealers.

Swervin_Mervin

3,270 posts

197 months

Thursday 12th September 2019
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Is it the same exhaust as the ICP425 do you know, or was the ICP an off the shelf aftermarket job?

ilikejam

817 posts

75 months

Saturday 5th October 2019
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Hi all

Looking at FXs as potential next car and think I’ve just about got my head around the spec hierarchy.

However there’s one come up for sale near me just listed as a 2013 FX30d and the seller (local independent) seems unsure whether it’s S or GT and Premium or not. I’m struggling to tell from the options where it sits as well.

Are there any defining options that the S has over the GT that would make it immediately stand out?

This one has the quilted leather heated/cooled seats and sunroof so it’s not exactly lacking, just be good to know!


Cheers

DSLiverpool

12,383 posts

161 months

Saturday 5th October 2019
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Check on your right knee if it has lane keeping - top spec has that.