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LEXA
04-25-2008, 07:44 PM
Check out the new review at FoxNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352380,00.html)!

A couple of snippets:

Of all of the "crossover" and "segment-busting" designs coming out these days, the EX may be the first that actually crosses or busts anything.


Inside, the EX gets the same distinctive design as all vehicles from Infiniti these days, one of the few automakers that have managed to come up with a truly unique look for their cabins. From the swooping dashboard covered in wood and creased leather to seats Infiniti claims are based on the cut and fit of a kimono, it looks and feels like one of those hip cigar bars for people who don't smoke. No doubt the EX’s target market.

(LOL, EX Woman! No Cohibas for you!)

EXceptional Woman
04-25-2008, 11:24 PM
LEXA you are hilarious. I got a good laugh at that. My family is Cuban too, this car is just made me for me. Anyway, thanks for this review, I really enjoyed it. Especially the video. Funny thing is I didn't even realize it was the Dark Currant until he was in the garage! I love seeing my own color combo in other pics and videos. I'm still waiting for JT4 to indulge me. Where you been JT! Hurry up with that project already and get your pics in!! :-)

LEXA
04-26-2008, 09:00 AM
I totally missed the video, thanks! That was great, especially when he went through the car wash with the AVM on - LOL!

I would have believed the review model was black til he got 'indoors' too - overcast skies I guess.

Here's a direct link to the video in case other people missed it over there:

FOX NEWS VIDEO REVIEW (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352380,00.html#)

http://i25.tinypic.com/2rrqed1.jpg

LEXA
04-26-2008, 09:05 AM
Also, what did he call it? An SCU? A Sports Coupe with Utility*?

Actually that's probably the most truly accurate acronym we've heard yet.

(Although I'm still very partial to SYBIL :) )





* (Good thing he didn't transpose the letters & call it a Sports Utility Coupe, I guess.)

LEXA
04-26-2008, 02:25 PM
Here are a couple of short blurbs I found this week that probably don't merit their own separate thread, so I'm just going to file 'em in here if that's OK with everybody:

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From AutoWeek (http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080424/FREE/669327742/1024):

OUR TAKE: This EX35 as tested is only $3,295 less expensive than our long-term Acura MDX. Just another example of how fast a price tag leaps when you add in all the high-tech gizmos that luxury-car shoppers are sure to be enticed by.

Speaking of gizmos, the around-view monitor is a spiffy feature. When the EX is shifted into reverse, the center screen shows an image of the area around the entire car (http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080424/FREE/669327742/). Now, some owners might depend solely on it and refuse to turn their heads--which could prove to be bad, considering the system won't show an approaching car when backing out of a parking spot. It is really good, however, for avoiding hazards such as garbage cans, or for parallel parking.

As for the styling, we found it polarizing, with roughly equal numbers loving it and being repulsed by it. Everyone, however, found the interior extremely pleasant. It features high-quality materials and superbly comfortable seats.

Driving the EX reveals its best traits. It handles with aplomb, carving freeway ramps nicely for a small SUV while always exhibiting a stable ride. There is power to spare from the V6 (http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080424/FREE/669327742/), which is teamed with a transmission that offers quick downshifts for passing.

This easily sits at the top of the small-luxury-SUV heap.

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And from Kicking Tires, the blog at cars.com (http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2008/04/friday-fleet--1.html):

I was really surprised by how sporty this crossover was. In some ways I think it’s more fun to drive than the G35 sedan. It has lots of power and a straight-up seating position that I appreciated. Another surprise came after parking behind my own Subaru Outback. The Outback was taller than the EX35. Weird. The complete lack of usable cargo space — my dog couldn’t fit back there — loses me as a potential buyer, though. — David Thomas, senior editor

EXceptional Woman
04-27-2008, 10:07 PM
Great screen shot with the car wash :-) I can tell how much you loved that!