Help me decide on my next Infiniti purchase.

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Help me decide on my next Infiniti purchase.

Postby UnMaTcHeD » Sun May 10, 2009 4:56 pm

Well after 6 months of ownership, I have finally decided to trade in the EX. The main reason is the lack of rear passenger space. I went to the dealership this morning and was looking at the M and the dealer gave me a fully loaded 2008 M45X to take home for the night. It's truely a wonderful vehicle, but I am not 100% sold on it.

At this point I will either get the 2008 M45X (approx $47k) or the 2009 FX35 (approx $45). The M is a dealer demo which has just under 6,000 miles, but the 4 year warranty begins when I sign the papers and drive the car off the lot. The FX is a brand new vehicle.

Right now I can't decide between both and would appreciate any input as I try to make up my mind.


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Re: Help me decide on my next Infiniti purchase. (UnMaTcHeD)

Postby BadQ45t » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:17 pm

The M can be had really cheap right now since it has not stayed competitive...it is a great car, but only 330hp and 5 speed tranny when all other V8 luxo are 380-400hp and 6-8 speed tranny.

The M should be cheaper, they are offering brand new ones for 15k off sticker in many dealerships....this car will tumble in value when you drive it off the lot, if you do another 6 month and out you're going to pay for it. I'd take the FX if there is any chance of that.

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Postby seldomseen » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:27 pm

Get an '09 FX50...they are being steeply discounted right now. You will love the 390 horsepower too.

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Postby Timmbo » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:54 pm

seldomseen wrote:Get an '09 FX50...they are being steeply discounted right now. You will love the 390 horsepower too.
What kind of discounts have you seen on the FX50's? Just curious, I would love one!

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Postby UnMaTcHeD » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:41 pm

Here are pics of my FX35;




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Postby atlex35 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:02 am

Rims look nice! What are the specs?

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Postby UnMaTcHeD » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:00 am

atlex35 wrote:Rims look nice! What are the specs?
Thank you, they are 20X8.5 5-114.3 with a 40 offset.

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Postby seldomseen » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:49 pm

You should've gone with a "lip-less" 20" wheel...those joints look small and the tires look to thick. 21" or 22" wheels with a lip would've given your a FX a more aggressive look.

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Re: Help me decide on my next Infiniti purchase. (UnMaTcHeD)

Postby SteveTheTech » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:10 am

I like the style you went with. I had a similar set on my black on black J30. The larger sidewalls and Paradas must make for a great ride. That is a wise choice you have made. I really like the way the OE wheels and suspension on the FX35 are setup. It ride better than the G or EX but it is still fun to drive.

Personally I think I would have made the same choice over the M45x, although I really like that car the FX is a little more practical to lug stuff around town. Plus the M45x doesn't have the 7 speed trans.


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Postby UnMaTcHeD » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:59 am

Thank you sir.

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Re: Help me decide on my next Infiniti purchase. (UnMaTcHeD)

Postby jEzTeR » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:18 pm

I say go for the M. I loved my 03 M45!

They have more room than and I'm not in love witht the new body on the FX.

just my $.02

Both will be awesome choices.

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Postby Timmbo » Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:29 pm

WOW!!! The only thing better than an '09 FX is an '09 FX that is black with black rims!!! NICE RIDE!!!!


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