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      03-27-2012 01:26 AM #1
      Inside Line - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      An Infiniti for Mrs. Mainstream

      http://www.insideline.com/infiniti/j...and-video.html

      Car and Driver - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      Infiniti turns the volume to seven (passengers).

      http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...er-test-review

      Automobile Magazine - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      A new segment and a new focus.

      http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...ive/index.html

      Left Lane News - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      The missing link to Infiniti’s well-received line of crossovers and SUVs.

      http://www.leftlanenews.com/infiniti...ve-review.html

      Road & Track - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      Infiniti aims for the middle with 7-passenger JX crossover.

      http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/dr...-infiniti-jx35

      Autoblog - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      Plugging a hole with a seven-passenger synthetic cork.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/27/2...-drive-review/

      Autoweek - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      Infiniti throws its hat into the premium three-row-crossover ring.

      http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...IEWS/120329868

      Winding Road - 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD
      Infiniti has a goal. It plans to sell over 600,000 cars around the world by 2016.

      http://www.windingroad.com/articles/...niti-jx35-awd/

      Kelly Blue Book - 2013 Infiniti JX35
      3-Row luxury goes electronic.

      http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-...lley+blue+book)





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      03-27-2012 01:45 AM #3
      blaaargh, I will never get used to that ridiculous D-pillar kink. Kind of sad that the new Pathfinder is better looking. I think the article called it exactly for what it is...a comfy, roomy semi-upscale brat-hauler with a good usable third row and respectable fuel economy, and nothing more. I'll bet that CVT makes it an absolute turd to drive.
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      03-27-2012 01:57 AM #4
      Why would anyone expect greatness? Toyota didn't try with the RX and Honda didn't try much harder with the MDX. GM certainly hasn't tried with the current SRX and Ford has given us a refried 1999 S80 in the current explorer. If Nissan can make a profit off of spendy, unsavvy customers, more power to them. Hopefully it'll translate into an eternally competitive Z and G... inshallah, it'll eventually result in a competitive Sentra.... when I'm 90.

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      03-27-2012 02:03 AM #5
      Ridiculously overstyled.
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      03-27-2012 09:26 AM #6
      I think it actually looks a lot better than I thought it would, especially considering this one is white. It's hard to hide bad styling on a white car.

      It's also nice to see Infiniti/Nissan finally learned how to make interiors that don't look cheap.

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      03-27-2012 09:30 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      I'll bet that CVT makes it an absolute turd to drive.
      *shrugs*

      The CVT is why the Altima is my favorite non turbo 4-cyl family sedan to drive.
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      03-27-2012 09:39 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      I think it actually looks a lot better than I thought it would, especially considering this one is white. It's hard to hide bad styling on a white car.

      It's also nice to see Infiniti/Nissan finally learned how to make interiors that don't look cheap.
      Their most recent generation of interiors is very, very good -- FX/M/QX/JX.

      The G is sort of the leftover in the lineup. The interior isn't bad by any means, but it could be better.

      And Nissan's CVTs are *very* good when mated to big engines. The V6 + CVT in the Altima/Maxima is great to drive. Big, fat wave of torque--what's not to like?
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      03-27-2012 09:54 AM #9
      Credit Infiniti for avoiding the LED lights and big gaping grille trend.....

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      03-27-2012 09:58 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      It's also nice to see Infiniti/Nissan finally learned how to make interiors that don't look cheap.
      Welcome to 2006.

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      03-27-2012 10:05 AM #11
      Dashstrokers will kill this as the dash is hard plastic.

      It's meh.

    12. 03-27-2012 10:14 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      Welcome to 2006.
      The current G interior looks incredibly cheap for the price of the car.


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      03-27-2012 10:22 AM #13
      Note to OP, its a 2013, not 2012.
      We get a LOT of calls and e-mails about this thing. I think it will easily become the second volume vehicle behind the G. It fills a gap that's been missing for a long time in Infiniti's line-up, and they are gunning right at the MDX.
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      03-27-2012 10:34 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by PassSedanGLX View Post
      And Nissan's CVTs are *very* good for a CVT when mated to big engines. The V6 + CVT in the Altima/Maxima is great to drive. Big, fat wave of torque--what's not to like?
      FIFY. I don't know, maybe I need to try an Altima or Maxima, but the Murano I drove didn't fill me with warm fuzzies. Coupled with the droning engine note of the VQ, it was enough to take it off the list.

      Doesn't matter for the JX anyway though, it's too goofy looking on the outside.
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      03-27-2012 10:36 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      Welcome to 2006.
      Yeah I agree. I like the interior in my brother's 2007 G35x. But the trend is continuing, they keep getting better.

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      03-27-2012 11:27 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by vrsexxy_GTI View Post
      The current G interior looks incredibly cheap for the price of the car.

      It's 100% class-competitive. That segment gets way more credit than it deserves for interior quality. Dress the G up in aluminum or wood trim and such and it will look just fine even next to an Audi.

      All of these cars are just a great big sea of grey plastic in their base trims.
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      03-27-2012 11:40 AM #17
      Its too bad Infiniti made it slow and soft...
      Lets see what the next MDX brings, the current one is still my pick for 7-seat SUV.

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      03-27-2012 11:43 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by vrsexxy_GTI View Post
      The current G interior looks incredibly cheap for the price of the car.
      The changes are small, but here is a 2010-12 G interior.



      It's not superb, but it's clean and sleek. On par with the Lexus IS, and certainly worlds better than this old-school GM parts bin masterpiece.


    19. 03-28-2012 12:20 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by vrsexxy_GTI View Post
      The current G interior looks incredibly cheap for the price of the car.
      I think it's not bad considering the age of the product. Not class leading, but still competitive.

      If we're talking about cheap interiors.... especially for the price, look no further than the new 3 Series.

      Uneven wide trim gaps. Both cars in the showroom had the same problem. Interior looks nice in photos, but materials looks really cheap in person. It's a step back from the E90.

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      03-28-2012 12:53 AM #20
      3-Series interiors have never really impressed me. Either the material quality is good and the design sucks (E46) or the design is cool and the material quality sucks (E36, E90, apparently F30).

      Regardless, this should be a smash hit for Infiniti.

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      03-28-2012 12:54 AM #21
      While of course it may seem biased given the current cars we own, but yeah I'd rock an MDX in a heartbeat over that car.

      I do like the exterior styling, interior is so-so.

      265 HP and a CVT in a car that big? No thanks.

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      03-28-2012 01:35 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PDing View Post
      I think it's not bad considering the age of the product. Not class leading, but still competitive.

      If we're talking about cheap interiors.... especially for the price, look no further than the new 3 Series.

      Uneven wide trim gaps. Both cars in the showroom had the same problem. Interior looks nice in photos, but materials looks really cheap in person. It's a step back from the E90.
      While I'm no panel gap sniffer, I sat in/played with a well-equipped F30 328i and it felt every bit as refined as the 5er and 7er inside. In terms of feel good-ness, the F30 is a thorough improvement over the sparse and dated E90, and it might be my favorite interpretation of BMW's current interior design.

      Anyway. The JX is going to be a huge hit. I can feel it in my bones. TCL hates it. Certified.

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      03-28-2012 02:20 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by S4cabriofox View Post
      Anyway. The JX is going to be a huge hit. I can feel it in my bones. TCL hates it. Certified.
      I'll be very curious to see what the sales numbers are.

      They really need to do huge advertising on this thing so people know it exists.

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      03-28-2012 07:25 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post
      The changes are small, but here is a 2010-12 G interior.



      It's not superb, but it's clean and sleek. On par with the Lexus IS, and certainly worlds better than this old-school GM parts bin masterpiece.

      Are you really criticizing GM by showing a picture of 10 year old interior from a defunct car brand? How about showing a CTS or ATS interior? FWIW, I actually like that Saab interior!

      I don't see a lot of parts bin stuff in the 9-3 interior, at least not parts shared with domestic NA GM products. Even if the 9-3 does share parts with other GM products, don't be naive enough to assume that Nissans and Infinitis don't share interior parts.
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      03-28-2012 07:53 AM #25
      More CVT, more not caring. I've driven an Altima and a Murano and neither gave me any kind of feel or feedback. Granted they are people movers and not meant to be inspiring, but at least make an SE-R Altima again with a proper gearbox and manual.

      Even the Maxima is called a sports-sedan by their company, yet comes only in CVT

      I just can't come to terms with CVT's and that will always keep me away from Nissan/Infiniti.

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      03-28-2012 08:03 AM #26
      That Inside Line review thinks women will get REALLY excited for this thing (see last line of the article )


      And yeah, CVT sucks, but I'm sure we'll look at this for my wife when the time comes. It looked really good at the auto show this year.

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      03-28-2012 09:24 AM #27
      It looks a lot nicer in person, I have to admit. I wasn't sold on it just from the pics when it first came out. I actually think Infiniti will sell a lot of these. It's similar in style to an ML or GL Mercedes but obviously more afforable. The interior looks nice, I think a lot of people assume the worst of Infiniti interiors from pictures but when you sit in them they are quite nice. It has a solid and more luxurious feel overall than the F30 I recently test drove.

      However, i'm not too sure why Infiniti went with the old VQ35..they keep doing that in America for some reason while all of the other countries are getting the VQ37 in the cuv's/suv's. My best guess is they want to test the market for this and will then introduce the other new engines expected to be released. Even the VQ40 would have been a better choice. I also find it hard to believe the CVT squeaked out better mileage than the 7 speed, and that surely would have made acceleration a bit better too.

      All in all 8 seconds 0-60 for this big thing is still class competitive, and the people buying it are likely not thinking about fast 0-60 sprints.

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      03-28-2012 10:31 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Are you really criticizing GM by showing a picture of 10 year old interior from a defunct car brand? How about showing a CTS or ATS interior? FWIW, I actually like that Saab interior!
      Relax. I was just teasing our favorite resident Saab apologist. The same one that bashes the G interior yet has no issues with the 9-3 interior. New GM interiors are pretty great.

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      03-28-2012 11:05 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by PassSedanGLX View Post
      It's 100% class-competitive.
      i disagree. having sat in the G as well as its Japanese (Lexus IS & ES/Acura TL) and German (BMW 3er.Audi A4/MB C-Class) rivals....it has the worst interior in regards to quality of materials used. Lost of cheap plastic compared to the other cars.

    31. 03-28-2012 11:33 AM #31
      I think this vehicle will be a the next best seller for Infiniti after the G. Sure, it doesn't seem to have the driving abilities of vehicles like the MDX, or X5, but Infiniti already has the FX if that's what you want. This vehicle instead targets comfort, utility and value. Provided you don't go crazy with options a well optioned model with AWD could be had for $42K. That undercuts pretty much every other vehicle in this class

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      03-28-2012 11:58 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      I just can't come to terms with CVT's and that will always keep me away from Nissan/Infiniti.
      Even though every other Infiniti comes with a 7-speed auto or 6-speed manual?
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      03-29-2012 01:04 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Are you really criticizing GM by showing a picture of 10 year old interior from a defunct car brand? How about showing a CTS or ATS interior? FWIW, I actually like that Saab interior!

      I don't see a lot of parts bin stuff in the 9-3 interior, at least not parts shared with domestic NA GM products. Even if the 9-3 does share parts with other GM products, don't be naive enough to assume that Nissans and Infinitis don't share interior parts.

      How does his doing this surprise you? jwaters is a notorious Saab hater and picker of the scabs on Saabophiles.
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      Quote Originally Posted by HerrGolf View Post
      Toyota didn't try with the RX
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