Japanese luxury manufacturer Infiniti has made one stunning luxury crossover SUV when they introduced the EX35 back in 2007. With the drivability of a sedan and the ruggedness of a small sports utility vehicle, the Infiniti EX35 is perfect for everyday city driving and the occasional weekend vacation to the countryside. As a relatively new vehicle in the industry, the EX35 features an astonishing array of features that aren't available in ordinary automobiles. Special "self-healing" paint, top-of-the-line parts, and superior Japanese manufacturing are just some of the things that you'll find from this ride.
As Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti has been at the forefront of creating advanced vehicle technology, and it clearly shows with how they made the Infiniti EX35. The company's Around View Monitor (AVM) offers front, side, and rear vision thanks to a series of cameras that eliminate blind spots when maneuvering through tight spaces. The EX35 also features a "self-healing" coat of paint that will literally restore itself from light scuffs and scratches from daily wear and tear. Finally, the EX35 also has a Lane Departure (LDP) system that electronically assists drivers when switching lanes. With all these features and more, the EX35 is certainly in a class of its own.
Infiniti EX35 parts aren't just about luxury and style. Apart from the AVM and LDP systems, the EX35 is fitted with a V6 engine, all-wheel drive, adaptive front lighting systems, integrated fog lights, and more. This translates to a powerful vehicle that's capable of going from 0-60 MPH in just 6.2 seconds. So whether you're driving around town for your daily commute or are heading out to the countryside for a weekend getaway, the Infiniti EX35 has you covered in more ways than one. If you keep it running with the best aftermarket parts and routine maintenance, then you've got a keeper in this compact luxury ride.
Everyone knows that highway driving is more fuel efficient than city driving, but I want to save even more despite the fact that I'm already driving frequently on the highway. Is there any other way for me to save more on fuel?
Stop-and-go driving requires the engine to use more fuel whenever it needs to accelerate from a dead stop. Thus, it is really wise for you to drive more on the highway because cruising puts less load on your engine than constant accelerating in stop-and-go driving. But to save more on fuel, there are driving habits that you must also learn to avoid. If you are always tempted to carry almost everything until there is no more space in your vehicle, then by all means change this habit right away. The extra weight adds burden to the engine, the suspension, the steering, and even the braking system. Also, avoid unnecessary braking so as not to waste energy and extra fuel in accelerating again. As much as possible, maintain constant speed by simply using cruise control. And one more thing, properly inflate your tires.
Yesterday, I noticed that my back rim was dented like I hit a curb or something. Would it still be safe for me to drive my EX35 around with this dented rim? I can't afford to get a replacement just yet, so is there a quick fix that I can resort to for now?
If it's just a small dent, you can still drive your vehicle, but be sure to find time to have the dent straightened. Now, if you fail to do this and you start hearing a thumping sound when you drive or feeling any wobble or vibration through your steering wheel, then you'd better take it to a repair shop as soon as possible because the dented rim might have cracked or the lug holes are already damaged . You see, a damaged rim can cause uneven wear on your tire, make your vehicle harder to handle, and even reduce your gas mileage. So before the worse comes to worst, have that dented rim repaired or replaced, depending on what your mechanic will recommend.
While driving my EX35, I fell off the road shoulder and almost crashed into a tree because it suddenly swerved. Before it happened, I was having some difficulty with handling. I wonder what went wrong.
Check the shock absorbers if they are already worn, especially if you often take your Infiniti EX35 off road or to unpaved roads. The ruggedness of such tracks puts so much stress on the shock absorbers, resulting in ineffective cushioning or dampening of the wheel bounces. Continued use of damaged shock absorbers will lead to sudden swerving. Also inspect the control arm bearings, bushings, ball joints, idler arms, and pitman for any defects. Do not forget to also check the condition of the nuts, pings, U-bolts, and leaf springs because defects or faults on these parts, when left neglected for a long period, may also lead to various suspension system problems.