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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
#12026 of 16251 Re: In the market... [plekto]
Sep 12, 2011 (9:24 am)
Dude not too sure what you been smoking, but you have some info.
First the TSX is a European Accord, not one from Japan.
The IS and Corrolla have NOTHING in common, first the IS is rear wheel drive and has a V6, the Corrolle is FWD.
The First Gen IS is known in Japan as the Altezza.
The 2nd Gen is not sold in Japan
The G37 and 370Z are not the same car. They share some of the FM platform but that is about it, the 370Z wheelbase is about a foot shorter then the G37s.
The CTS is a great looking car but is not screwed together very well. The Resale value of the CTS is horrible, about 45% after 3 years. The IS, G37 and the TSX are between 51 to 55% after 3 years, BMW has the highest resale value.
Regarding service, BMW has 4 yr or 50K miles bumper to bumper maintence as service on thier cars. My 2005 330i needed a new clutch, fully covered under BMWs warrenty, can't do that at Mr.GoodWrench..
the CTS is not the same size as the E class or 5 Series, the CTS is inline with the 3 series. Regarding the Nav system in the MB, which model are you talking about?
Before coming on to a public forum and giving false into and trying to be a expert, get your facts correct...
#12027 of 16251 CTS vs BMW 3 \ 5
Sep 12, 2011 (10:26 am)
Cadillac CTS vs. BMW 3-Series
Model Year 2011 2011
Model CTS 3-Series
Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 113.4 108.7
Length 191.6 178.2
Width 72.5 71.5
= = =
Cadillac CTS vs. BMW 5-Series
Model Year 2011 2011
Model CTS 5-Series
Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 113.4 116.9
Length 191.6 193.1
Width 72.5 73.2
#12028 of 16251 Re: In the market... [flightnurse]
Sep 12, 2011 (1:16 pm)
"First the TSX is a European Accord, not one from Japan."
I went to Jamaica on vacation and saw the TSX badged as an Accord, does that make it a Jamaican Accord?
#12029 of 16251 Re: In the market... [flightnurse]
Sep 12, 2011 (1:33 pm)
The CTS is a great looking car but is not screwed together very well.
That's putting it lightly. Even the Edmunds long term CTS tester became a rattle trap galore with parts falling apart in its first year. I've found that to be typical with domestic vehicles.
It drove OK, I much preferred the Acuras, Infinitis, Audi's, and BMW's.
#12030 of 16251 Re: In the market... [flightnurse]
Sep 12, 2011 (9:44 pm)
How does BMW's 4 year, 50k mile maintenance warranty deal with such repairs as brake pads and rotors? Has anyone had them replace things like that during this period?
Brake pads and rotors often require service prior to 4 years. Does BMW typically pay for repairs such as this under this program. Or are their services usually limited to oil changes and/or major repairs?
How difficult is it to obtain what they might consider discretionary repairs such as brakes?
#12031 of 16251 Re: In the market... 
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 13, 2011 (4:26 am)
Pads and rotors are included, if needed.
The rear brakes on our first 3-series went at 30K miles.. no charge..
#12032 of 16251 Re: In the market... 
Sep 13, 2011 (5:40 am)
Commuting in and out of New York (before moving up here to New Hamster) my BMW went through both front and rear pads and rotors in a little over 30,000 miles; both were replaced under the warranty.
#12033 of 16251 Brakes are covered
Sep 13, 2011 (7:16 am)
Brake pads & rotors are included. The only thing not covered are tires.
#12034 of 16251 Re: In the market... 
Sep 13, 2011 (8:39 am)
My 2005 BMW 330i has the ZHP package and I beat it hard on track days, this is the reason for clutch replacement, and yes, front brakes too. My BMW dealer did not blink and eye when I brought it in for service. I still have the car, and bought the extended 2 yr, 50K warranty.
#12035 of 16251 standard features within 3 series?
Sep 13, 2011 (9:17 am)
I purchased a 2011 335d in April and still have questions about why it doesn't have certain features that are described in the owners manual and what models they are included on.
As far as I can see, I only have 2 power outlets, 1 in the console and the other under the glove compartment...which 3 series models have them in the trunk and dual outlets on the rear of the
console, facing the back seat passengers? I also wondered why seat back cargo nets are still
offered on some 3 series vehicles and not on others and why there is no electronic compass on
the mirror if you have the navigation package, or why the heated steering wheel is deleted if you have the M Sport package.....All this does not make much sense.
If anyone has answers, let me know.