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View Poll Results: Best SUV currently available?
Mercedes ML500 0 0%
BMW X5 41 60.29%
Porsche Cayenne 10 14.71%
Infiniti FX50 3 4.41%
other, specified below 14 20.59%
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:48 AM
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Japanese brands are excluded...

Yea, Japanese brands are excluded just because they are... well.. Japanese.
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Yea, Japanese brands are excluded just because they are... well.. Japanese.
Sounds like general bias.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:57 AM
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Infiniti QX56. Except fuel efficiency sucks, but man, what a NICE vehicle. I got one for my wife a few months ago and she says it is by far the nicest car she has ever had. She came from an Imola Red 4.4 X5.
Sorry to have to break it to you but according to consumer reports, its like the LEAST reliable car ever. Scored a solid black circle. On top of that, my buddy is a tech at Infiniti and he says the car is so poorly put together that the Japanese execs flew in from Japan to inspect the factory and ask WTF was going on. Yeah, go figure. Hope they fixed whatever it was they were doing wrong. This was 2-3 yrs ago when the car first came out. Its probably not as bad now.
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Sorry to have to break it to you but according to consumer reports, its like the LEAST reliable car ever. Scored a solid black circle. On top of that, my buddy is a tech at Infiniti and he says the car is so poorly put together that the Japanese execs flew in from Japan to inspect the factory and ask WTF was going on. Yeah, go figure. Hope they fixed whatever it was they were doing wrong. This was 2-3 yrs ago when the car first came out. Its probably not as bad now.

Yep, tons of old problems with the older models I learned while researching them. 2008 was supposed to be the year that substantially all of issues were addressed.

The fit and finish of her 2008 is excellent, and she has had ZERO problems with it. Also 2008 saw the biggest redesign for the vehicle since inception (new front and rear treatments, new grille, standard 20 inch wheels, and a completely redesigned interior, among other things). What an awesome SUV.
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Yep, tons of old problems with the older models I learned while researching them. 2008 was supposed to be the year that substantially all of issues were addressed.

The fit and finish of her 2008 is excellent, and she has had ZERO problems with it. Also 2008 saw the biggest redesign for the vehicle since inception (new front and rear treatments, new grille, standard 20 inch wheels, and a completely redesigned interior, among other things). What an awesome SUV.
Glad they fixed those issues. It was pretty bad. The electronics would act up a lot I heard. I knew they could figure it out. Probably had to fire some lazy workers.
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