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LEXA
04-04-2008, 10:11 PM
EX review @ Canadian Driver (http://www.canadiandriver.com/ctc/blog/trucks-suvs/2008-infiniti-ex35.htm#Day4).

(It's a Day by Day review so it reads backwards to Day 1.)

EXceptional Woman
04-04-2008, 10:29 PM
Thanks for finding more fun articles, LEXA!

LEXA
04-04-2008, 10:33 PM
Pics, we got pics. The review car from the gallery at Canadian Driver:

http://i30.tinypic.com/16771b7.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/24zap1x.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/9v8px3.jpg


[edited to fix pictures. hopefully uploading them to a different host will save us from the dreaded red x? fingers crossed :) ]

LEXA
04-04-2008, 10:36 PM
The review was generally a rave, but he said something that surprised me:

The turning radius is not all that great, though, which is most likely due to the AWD system, so parking in tight spaces can be a little bit of a pain until you get used to it.

Do any of the AWD owners here agree?

LEXA
04-04-2008, 10:41 PM
You're welcome EXceptionalWoman! .(Just poking my head up after loading all those pictures -whew!- so I just saw your post.)

I had seen this a couple of days ago but the series wasn't finished yet & I forgot about it til I saw it posted elsewhere. ;-)

You have AWD don't you? Is he right about the AWD making the turning more difficult?

EXceptional Woman
04-04-2008, 11:39 PM
You have AWD don't you? Is he right about the AWD making the turning more difficult?

I do, and haven't found the turning radius to be bad at all. I was used to a pretty tight radius on my Accord EX Coupe (even better than my husband's little RSX!). We have a winding driveway and I have to do a quick 360 to get into my garage. No issues at all.

LEXA
04-05-2008, 12:15 PM
I just posted another review from the San Francisco Chron this morning & the reviewer said this:

The Infiniti EX35 is a fine piece of work in any of its available configurations, but especially so in a loaded example of the Journey model in either rear- or all-wheel drive. I was actually afforded the opportunity to experience both drive trains during a recent press launch. The rear-wheel-drive unit is just fine, but the all-wheel is certainly more confidence-inspiring in wet or icy road scenarios.

Back to square one! Guess everybody's different, the only way to be sure is to make sure & test drive both.

LEXA
04-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Hmmm. Those pics aren't showing up today. I'll come back later when I get some time to fix 'em. Sorry, everybody. Don't know why they disappeared.

fish43
04-05-2008, 05:39 PM
I too am surprised at the turning radius comment for an AWD. Having had a Maxima I would say the EX turning radius is not an issue.