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DrewSRX
05-21-2008, 12:12 AM
Infiniti EX35 Named a '2008 Top 10 Best New Road Trip Vehicle' by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080520/cltu089.html?.v=95

LEXA
05-21-2008, 09:01 AM
Thanks Drew! This is what they had to say about the EX:

Infiniti EX35

In addition to a plush, flexible interior, the EX35 offers a LaneDeparture Prevention System that can help keep any driver -- quite literally -- in line. A small camera detects lane markers in front of thevehicle and, when inadvertent lane departure is detected, the system applies a small amount of left or right brake force to nudge the vehicle back on course.

Their complete list:

Audi S5 Ford Flex
Bugatti Veyron Infiniti EX35
Chevrolet Malibu MINI Cooper Clubman
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Toyota Prius
Dodge Grand Caravan Volkswagen Eos

LEXA
05-21-2008, 05:42 PM
There's a gallery of the cars selected by Kelly Blue Book at CNN Money (http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/autos/0805/gallery.kkb_road_trip_cars/index.html).

LEXA
05-21-2008, 05:49 PM
Also, a couple of weeks ago (May 9), Business Week had an article The Coming Boom in Boomer-Friendly Transport (http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/may2008/bw2008059_070594.htm), which I only just saw today.

Accompanying their article was a feature Ten Cars for Aging Boomers (http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/05/0509_old_boomer_cars/index_01.htm) & selected the EX as one of it's top ten (it is slide #7 at the link.)

From Business Week:

The Infiniti EX35 crossover has what parent Nissan Motor calls "Around View Monitor," using four, wide-angle video cameras to provide a 360-degree view surrounding the car. The monitor display looks like a birds-eye view of the car. "For the elderly drivers, the Around View Monitor minimizes the need to turn their heads around as they attempt to reverse park," said Etsuhiro Watanabe, associate chief designer at the Nissan Design Center in Japan. The EX35 also has Lane Departure Prevention, which brakes via the stability control system, if it senses the car drifting out of its lane.