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Old 07-17-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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I saw this in PM and thought it looks Very nice. We have an M35x and love it. Any thoughts?

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Old 07-17-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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nissan makes interesting vehicles...

the I side of N adds some uniquely contoured and techno' heavy tweaks.

richL towed his 30 with the ugly older sister of this vehicle so it's certainly capable.

his time with armada is well documented in da'blog.
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this thing is FULL of gadgets and sensors and bells and whistles.

it's also got a big ass v8 and beefy structure.

it would NOT be a very thrifty daily driver, but will get a LOT of looks.

((they all are improving mgp while boosting hp/torque but it's still a FULL SIZED thing))

the question is what does it DO to enhance the rv experience.

the curvaceousness really cuts INTO interior storage for "box" shaped stuff.

and would it really work for a couple of happy wet, saliva tossing dogs in the back seat ??

the 20 or 22 inch wheels/tires are an issue in the CRUD (stay on tarmac, no problems)

they've SHORTENED the wheelbase compared to previous models, but added more techno aids...

so who knows if towing is better or worse.

two CLUES to the direction of this thing...

""The biggest market for this vehicle is actually Long Island, N.Y.,
and we can see how it would serve well the family making the run out to the Hamptons,
perhaps towing a boat or horses""


and....

""decision to completely conceal the towing receiver hardware within the rear bumper.
...the exposed towing hardware found on some competitors' vehicles
"looks agricultural, not contemporary, not that smooth." "


hiding the receiver, means INSPECTING or altering the receiver for REAL towing is more difficult.

give me "ag look" if that means checking the receiver/chains/7 pin is easier.
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regardless for a bambi class stream this thing will tow just fine...

but can it stand up to the bugs, birds, critters, rocks and crud...

that line the roads to camping OFF the frosted path?

are u headed to the hamptons?

whoz got the grey poupon?

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Just like the M35x we have ( bought used) they depreciate like a rock the first 2 years. We got the M for almost half of new and it leveled off. I'm thinking I could afford the grey poupon if I wait a couple years!
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I bought a new 2010 QX-56 in March to tow my 25FB Flying Cloud and it's a fantastic vehicle whether towing or not. We drove all other luxury SUVs and nothing comes close in value, fit & finish, electronic goodies and ride to the Infiniti in my opinion. My wife and I prefer the looks of the '10 over the '11 and you should be able to get a great discount if there are any of last year's models left in your region. Good luck.
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We too have been towing with an Infiniti for over 5 years now. Whether you tow in the Hamptons, in Canada (on gravel roads), or anywhere else in the world you do it in quiet, relaxing comfort with more performance and power than you will ever need. Traveling with an Airstream and Infiniti........ creme de creme.
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The 2011 QX took us to Canada and back. Fantastic vehicle.
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I'm looking seriously at a 2011 QX56 to replace my pickup for towing my 2009 28' International. It weighs the same as the 25' FB International (7,300) and the truck is spec'd for 8,500 pound max. Curious if anybody has any feedback/advice on using the QX. It's shorter than my pickup but basically the same 5.3L V8 with actually a tiny bit more torque (413 v 407). Love the pickup but the tow vehicle is also one of our daily vehicles and just a bit too large and missing the 3rd row of seats we could really use for the "other" times we're traveling without the AS
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I'm looking seriously at a 2011 QX56 to replace my pickup for towing my 2009 28' International. It weighs the same as the 25' FB International (7,300) and the truck is spec'd for 8,500 pound max. Curious if anybody has any feedback/advice on using the QX. It's shorter than my pickup but basically the same 5.3L V8 with actually a tiny bit more torque (413 v 407). Love the pickup but the tow vehicle is also one of our daily vehicles and just a bit too large and missing the 3rd row of seats we could really use for the "other" times we're traveling without the AS

We test drove a QX 56 2012 today and it is really comfy......did you buy the 2011 and if so, how does it perform? We are looking to replace our 2006 Toyota Tundra V8. Thanks, paula
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