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Old 12-13-2004, 02:55 AM   #1
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I am in the market for a suv and was wondering about what anybody thought on the FX35 and FX45. Please only respond if you have or had the vehicle. I am not interested in getting flamed for it. My WRX is to the point that it cant be a daily driver and my daily driver is getting tired. So rants and raves. post them here please

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Old 12-13-2004, 03:02 AM   #2
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Get and X5 4.4.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:03 AM   #3
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:07 AM   #4
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I tried to persuade my colleague into one. Its the prettiest and sleekiest suv I have ever seen man. If I could afford a 2nd car, that would be the car man! He told me after test driving it that the suspension was a little hard compared to the others ( murango ... etc ) that he has driven. But he told me he loves the power given out by it!

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Old 12-13-2004, 03:30 AM   #5
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I haven't owned one but I have decent knowledge of one.

I think the dash is okay, and the key thing is cool. The only thing I don't like about it is the styling.

Really waht is important when buying a vehicle is it's value. What are you getting for the amount of money our paying. Because if it wasn't, you would've gone out and bought it without asking anyone. I personally don't see the value in buying one of those, but thats me personally. I think that the FXT is awesome value, (specially what I got it for).

But to each his own as they say.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:41 AM   #6
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Get and X5 4.4.
The FX45 outhandles, outaccelerates, and out-brakes the BMW X5 4.6i
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:45 AM   #7
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This thread has A LOT of usefull information....

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680973
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:47 AM   #8
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:56 AM   #9
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two words. Get It.

I LOVE the styling. They look really nice in black with the 20's and they look like something that wants to pounce. Im reminded of a black puma whenever I look at it. Either engine is sufficient enough to put a smile on your face. I have driven both and liked both.

The exhaust note and any one is pleasing, not to loud but with a little rumble. Grip is amazing with the 20's and stopping is really good as well. hate the tranny gates but after all, I am a die hard manuel driver.

The interior is very nice. Its a nice design that doesnt seem to copy to much from any other manufacturer. Key fob things is a great feature. The DVD navigation system is really easy to use and subtle. Gauges are great. And space is good in all areas.

I think these are great SUV's. If I had a ton of money Id buy a Cayenne Turbo. If I had some money id buy and FX45 but still most likely be just as happy.
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:32 AM   #10
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its the ONLY SUV i'd get ...
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:45 AM   #11
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my friend got a fx35 he loves it. He says it really handles like a car....

the 45 looks very sharp.....
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:57 AM   #12
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I'm in the market for breaking peoples legs when they put a URL at the bottom of their post for no other reason than self-promotion.

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Old 12-13-2004, 09:17 AM   #13
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FX is a very nice vehicle, the biggest caveat is that the interior is NOT big at all nor is the cargo space.
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Old 12-13-2004, 09:18 AM   #14
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Here, I asked the same question a little over a year ago:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=413902


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Old 06-12-2005, 01:03 AM   #15
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FX is a very nice vehicle, the biggest caveat is that the interior is NOT big at all nor is the cargo space.
I just test drove a 35 and a 45 - both handle well, the 45 rides a little smoother, but the cargo space is crud.

10 cu ft less trunk space (seats up and down) than our Saab wagon!!!!!

I like the interior, seats, ride, handling etc.

Towing capacity, 3500lb, w t ph?

So, it is like an SUV without any of the SUV benefits (towing capacity and cargo space). The only benefit is the height (and styling etc.) compared to a wagon.

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PS kids liked the on-board DVD system.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:12 AM   #16
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Looks like a Dutch Shoe...sounds cool,too.I always notice when one is driving by.Or when a shoeshine boy is waxing one.

I don't even know what that means.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:15 AM   #17
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I'd get a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 or a Land Rover LR3 or Range Rover Sport, or a Porsche Cayenne S over that
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:17 AM   #18
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I just test drove a 35 and a 45 - both handle well, the 45 rides a little smoother, but the cargo space is crud.

10 cu ft less trunk space (seats up and down) than our Saab wagon!!!!!

I like the interior, seats, ride, handling etc.

Towing capacity, 3500lb, w t ph?

So, it is like an SUV without any of the SUV benefits (towing capacity and cargo space). The only benefit is the height (and styling etc.) compared to a wagon.

Glenn

PS kids liked the on-board DVD system.
I have a "If you can't bounce it off rocks, it's of no use" policy when it comes to SUV's. I'd much rather have a Touraeg or a Cayenne for that "class" of SUV. But, if you don't need dirt capability and want a performance SUV, that's certainly the way to go.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:27 AM   #19
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I'd get a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 or a Land Rover LR3 or Range Rover Sport, or a Porsche Cayenne S over that
I test drove the 06 Range Rover (with Jag engine, but not the 400BHP S/C) and it was ok. Stiff gas pedal.

I think the guy in the nav system is C3PO.

I might thrash a Cayenne S or turbo during the week.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:29 AM   #20
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I test drove the 06 Range Rover (with Jag engine, but not the 400BHP S/C) and it was ok. Stiff gas pedal.

I think the guy in the nav system is C3PO.

I might thrash a Cayenne S or turbo during the week.
Don't drive the S after the Turbo. It's VERY disappointing. The turbo is fan-fricking tastic on long drives, handles great for a 2 ton whale, had gods own brakes and does really amazing things off road. If I could justify the 1500 a month lease and the gas costs, I'd get one in a heartbeat. Oh....and in the snow...nothing better.
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Don't drive the S after the Turbo. It's VERY disappointing. The turbo is fan-fricking tastic on long drives, handles great for a 2 ton whale, had gods own brakes and does really amazing things off road. If I could justify the 1500 a month lease and the gas costs, I'd get one in a heartbeat. Oh....and in the snow...nothing better.
I don't actually want an SUV, this isn't the family truckster. I need a commuting car that is easier on my back than an STi (yeah I'll hopefully still keep it). (see eleventy billion other threads about how my back is bad)

Physical Therapist and SWMBO have said I need to drive something taller so I don't hurt my back bending to get into it.

sigh

I am more inclined to get
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I don't actually want an SUV, this isn't the family truckster. I need a commuting car that is easier on my back than an STi (yeah I'll hopefully still keep it). (see eleventy billion other threads about how my back is bad)

Physical Therapist and SWMBO have said I need to drive something taller so I don't hurt my back bending to get into it.

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Ah, gotcha. Well, if you've got the money for it, and want a taller car....I do like the FX45. It works quite well as a tall AWD 4 door sports car.
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:44 PM   #23
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I think this question needs to be asked:
Why do you "need" an SUV, as opposed to some other type of vehicle? Towing? Room? Bling-factor?

Personally, for an SUV, it I think it is pretty damn sick looking - in a good way. Definitly the most unique SUV out there. Unfortuntaly I can't stand SUVs, but that is besides the poiint.

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I think this question needs to be asked:
Why do you "need" an SUV, as opposed to some other type of vehicle?
Well I don't need one, though SWMBO says I need one because I am tall and it will avoid me hurting myself getting into a low car.

Test drove the Cayenne S. Think..... Blitzkreig, Junkers Ju 87, PKpfw IV.... yeah ok so quite fast, handles well, decent cargo space, tiny back seat, sucky front seats and weird driving position (wheel doesn't go high enough).
Steering effort too high.

Drove the Rover again. Fine machine. Still too big. Really proper car. Everything engineered correctly. Proper.

Maybe the FX45 is the appropriate compromise?

The dealer has one coming in the sick new 05 FX45 only "sheer platinum metallic" color (think T1000 mimetic poly-alloy).


this is definitely the color:




What about a Forester XT? Legacy GT sedan? Spec B?

Argh. Too many choices.
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Just based on the exhaust note you should get the FX.
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