I was the original poster on the other site referenced by a responder.
The CR article actually dealt with reliability being 80% below average, and even if their statistics are off a bit, it's still a pretty poor showing, at least in my opinion. In fact, it was the lowest in its class, which left me stunned.
But I do like driving my 2012 X35i, though it has a habit of drifting to the right, which bugs me, and the service folks haven't been able to fix it.
That's a minor issue, and I do agree with the person who responded by saying that the car's role is to be driven and enjoyed as such. Its reliability rating must have some adverse impact on residual or resale value, though, but it's true that on a day to day basis, one drives for enjoyment, safety and comfort, though not in that order and not for resale value.
Last edited by Runon MD1; 11-11-2012 at 02:03 PM.