Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Discussion of Infiniti's amazing (and underrated) sport-luxury crossovers, the EX35 and EX37. For 2014, the EX series will be renamed QX50, in line with Ininfiit's new naming conventions.
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Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby Jtate007 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:17 pm

60k dealer serviced old lady owned.

Always been a v8 American guy, what a well balanced vehicle. Pleased to find a RWD version with such low miles

2008 RWD journey in pearl white.
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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby PalmerWMD » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:20 pm

Gorgeous!
They are known smooth and reliable vehicles.
The engine may "only" be a 13 yr old V6 but it may surprise you..

And welcome to Nico!! :dblthumb:

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby Jtate007 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:58 pm

My first new car purchase was a 2000 mustang 3.8l v6 5spd. I was 20 years old. What a difference between an ancient pushrod engine and a HP smaller engine. Very impressed with the build quality thus far.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby sherwooa » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:16 am

Nice! Enjoy.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby DodgeGrady » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:49 pm

What makes your
2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey
a unicorn? I'm trying to learn more about that vehicle because I own one.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:36 am

DodgeGrady wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:49 pm
What makes your
2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey
a unicorn? I'm trying to learn more about that vehicle because I own one.
Grady: Welcome to the Nico!! :yesnod
I think he means that its a rare vehicle.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby LQQX50 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:09 am

:chuckle: These things only get . . . Tighter and Stronger with Age !

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby sherwooa » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:46 am

PalmerWMD wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:36 am
DodgeGrady wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:49 pm
What makes your
2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey
a unicorn? I'm trying to learn more about that vehicle because I own one.
Grady: Welcome to the Nico!! :yesnod
I think he means that its a rare vehicle.
I would guess due to the RWD, which was uncommon for this platform, and such low mileage. Then again, with such low sales figures https://www.goodcarbadcar.net/infiniti- ... s-figures/ overall for the EX, I think they're all pretty much unicorns at this point! :chuckle:

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby Johnnydangerus » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:37 am

One owner with an actual perfect service record according to manual. Old lady owned. Garage kept. Low mileage. Oil change every 3 months etc.... Type of car everyone looks for but never finds. usually always some issue in past with pre owned vehicle. My guess on unicorn?

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:51 am

Johnnydangerus wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:37 am
One owner with an actual perfect service record according to manual. Old lady owned. Garage kept. Low mileage. Oil change every 3 months etc.... Type of car everyone looks for but never finds. usually always some issue in past with pre owned vehicle. My guess on unicorn?
That's also a good take. :yesnod

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby AZhitman » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:38 am

Also a VERY capable track/touring car.

I spent some time on the local road course with a 6MT EX35 (I was in a supercharged G35 Coupe), and the EX was giving me all I could handle.

Later in the session, I rode along (since I was unable to shake this driver) and was very impressed with its behavior in stock configuration. Great purchase!

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby DodgeGrady » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:22 pm

Mine is AWD and is a bit of a road eater.
I like the car, but I pine for a truck as I have a small handyman service. I'm seriously considering a trailer hitch so I don't have to load her up with tools. There's barely any room inside after I put my tool bags in. I manage to keep a seat in the back clear for my daughter. Even emptied out I'm a 6 foot tall 285 pound man and that makes the driver's seat fairly tight for me. Anyway, I'm looking into a trailer hitch. Was a hitch available as an option on these? If so, does anyone know the part number? What about roof racks? Were they an option from the factory? Part number? If possible I would like to keep OEM parts on her.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby DodgeGrady » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:26 pm

I would add some pics, but I can't figure out how to. Lol

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby sherwooa » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:43 pm

AZhitman wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:38 am
Also a VERY capable track/touring car.

I spent some time on the local road course with a 6MT EX35 (I was in a supercharged G35 Coupe), and the EX was giving me all I could handle.

Later in the session, I rode along (since I was unable to shake this driver) and was very impressed with its behavior in stock configuration. Great purchase!
FYI - Pretty sure there was never a 6MT or any manual transmission option on the EX. Just the 5AT and then later 7 speeds.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby AZhitman » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:32 pm

Correct, my mistake. It was a paddle shifter automatic with manual shift mode and rev-matching. Still, very capable car!

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby sherwooa » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:15 pm

AZhitman wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Correct, my mistake. It was a paddle shifter automatic with manual shift mode and rev-matching. Still, very capable car!
Indeed! The G genes are strong in this car...I had a 2004 G35 Coupe some years ago and that car was very capable on the track. The EX shares a lot of the same steering feel (if a bit lighter) and balance.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby AZhitman » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:32 pm

Yep. Very impressive, and I think the extra weight in the rear actually helps.

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Re: Purchased a unicorn 2008 ex35

Postby LQQX50 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:19 am

DodgeGrady wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:26 pm
I would add some pics, but I can't figure out how to. Lol
:crazy: Same here . .

:rolleyes: Can't even get an Avatar :blush:

Figured out the Smilies though :yesnod

LQQXed at the FAQ and :confused: Seems like quite a bit of work

So whether we have an EX EX35 EX37 QX50, RWD ~ AWD these things are rather rare and definitely under appreciated in automotive market place and never really sold in bulk here in the States

These are essentially a Tight, Well Built, Powerful, Sedan with Hatch doing its best to disguise itself from being the badd A** SPORTS CAR it really is

So in essence, if your here, and own an '08 up to a '17 . . . You know how special your Unicorn is

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