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You are in the Sedans
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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11368 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [smarty666]
Aug 17, 2010 (9:16 am)
smarty, I am with you on this. Keep your cool, billy.
I owned both Maxima and Accord in the past, and bought a 2010 G37S in March -- would have chosen TL SH-AWD had it been the same size as the 3G TL. Personally, I like the intimate feel in a cabin. Some may think the interior of G37 is cramped, but coming from a 2007 BMW 328i, it feels spacious to me.
A friend of mine is considering the BMW 5-series, but I strongly recommend the TL to him and save the $10k-$15k. I think I almost sounded like a Acura salesperson.
There isn't any bad car in this class, just personal preference.
#11369 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [smarty666]
Aug 17, 2010 (9:18 am)
funny, a user name ending in 666 trying to keep the peace
It's entertaining watching somebody 'go off'...let em go at it...
That's why reality shows choose people that grate on each other.
Sometimes I volunteer to bring bad news to the old crusty IT network guy we have...and watch him throw his hands in the air and huff and puff...very entertaining for me
#11370 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [jtla]
Aug 17, 2010 (9:55 am)
Who said I was heated- I don't take any of this stuff personal, I do this for fun entertainment and information. I don't have anything bad to say about the Maxima, It was on my list in 2002 but I ended up with a 2003 AcuraTL type S.
As another poster would say- Happy motoring.
#11371 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [ivan_99]
Aug 17, 2010 (12:02 pm)
It's quite an entertaiment here in this forum. I admire people that think Acura is not the same class with Infiniti.
Poeple please help me, what's wrong with me? I made a huge mistake three years ago to pick MDX over FX35, and I made another mistake last month that picked TL over G37. I am thinking to trade my 07 MDX in for 2011 ZDX. Please someone stop me for another mistake.
#11372 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [billyperks2]
Aug 17, 2010 (12:05 pm)
I don't have anything bad to say about the Maxima, It was on my list in 2002 but I ended up with a 2003 AcuraTL type S.
I drove a rental Maxima of around that vintage. It had great power, great audio, but compared to my A4 the handling sucked -- especially that solid beam rear end.
#11373 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [billywah!]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:34 pm)
billy, like you i have owned my G from the moment I drove it off.- "straight cash homey" Randy Moss.. But unlike you I did research when buying the car, i got one that was less money more powerful and better looking- a better car- FACT, I understand your love for your car but noone else except 35k people (sales number: down from 75k from 06, one in 6k comes in stick) in the states have bought that car-- they did a bad job in the redoing it- FACT. For you to post comments about the maxima/quest/sentra is just nonsense -- in your TL chat I posted not only the differences in the engine but also the fact the Nissan Line (ex Z and GTR) are FWD -- FACT. please post one FACT- just One//
and enjoy your upgrades-- i hope you install the lights under the car- those are always nice.
smarty - you always seem to find me -- your always there to save a TL 2009-2010 owner when they are in a pickle. nice work but you made the right choice in 2008 when they were making FWD (normal) sedans that had an edge..not "performance sedans"
#11374 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [sweendogy]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:20 pm)
I'm not billy - you replied to the wrong post!
#11376 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up [sweendogy]
Aug 21, 2010 (10:17 am)
Through the years I've owned a Toyota Supra, an Acura TL, Acura CL, an Acura MDX and a 2004 Infiniti G35 and my wife has a 2007 G35. Owned several Accords and a Prelude. All nice cars.
However, the transmissions went out after the warranty on the TL and the MDX. We had a great deal of problems with the CL. The transmission went out on my brother's MDX and his Accord. All of these transmission blow ups occurred shortly after the extended warranty ended.
Older Accords were bulletproof and unbelievably reliable. Transmission problems there now too.
The Infinitis are fun to drive, reliable, great looking, and reasonably priced. MPG suffer a bit but it's not bad. Their AWD is amazing and the car is 100% rear wheel drive unless it detects a need to use the front wheels
When the new body style on the G37 sedan comes out in a year or two, I will be one of the first in line to test drive it.
#11377 of 16982 Re: will the real SLim Shady please stand up 
Aug 21, 2010 (10:46 am)
I forgot to mention another important point.
Infinitis (and Nissans) have timing chains. Hondas And Acuras have timing belts.
Timing belts are $600-800 to replace and if they break, it probably will cost you a new engine.
Timing chains are virtually indestructible.