Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
8/30/10 11:58 a.m.

I'm glad Tim got that off his chest. It was a very long week, listening to him actively hating that car every time we got in it together. Almost made me appreciate the road noise and constant dinging from the "alerts."

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MadScientistMatt UberDork
9/1/10 10:20 a.m.

Wow. That review makes me feel very good about my beater Suburban, which offers all of the road noise and questionable ergonomics at a lower price. I'd have expected something G37 based to be more comfortable.

Duke UltimaDork
9/22/10 11:15 a.m.

I've hated the FX since it was first introduced. Not since the 1974 Lincoln Mk IV has there been an uglier, more functionally useless, heavier, over-priced, and under-performing mountain of crap.

xmnr None
4/22/11 3:35 p.m.

I haven't driven the current FX, but I drove an original FX45 when it came out and I actually really enjoyed that. Granted, it cost a lot less back then, didn't have all the latest tech that apparently is annoying the author, I'm pretty sure it had 18 inch wheels and narrower, taller tires, and I'm pretty sure it weighed a good bit less than the 4528 (!) pounds listed here, although I doubt it was more than 500 lbs less. I thought it handled very well for a car that size, but then my reference was a 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Tom Heath
Tom Heath UberDork
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

The 2010 Infiniti FX50 is nearly identical to the 2009 model, from the 390-horsepower V8 to the giant, 21-inch wheels. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between the 2009 and 2010 models unless you're connecting to the Bluetooth-capable DVD entertainment system that's new for this year. Everything else remains unchanged.

The FX50 is not an inexpensive proposition, as similar money could bring home a Porsche Cayenne or a BMW X6. The Infiniti seems perfectly capable of hanging in that company in terms of specifications and features, but it may not offer the badge appeal of the European machines.

Infiniti took a unique styling direction when they penned the shape of the FX50 and its kid sister, the FX35. The liquid curves are divisive: The line between "love it" and "hate it" is a fine one.

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