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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
#12426 of 16252 Re: New 3 series [sweendogy]
Nov 07, 2011 (7:51 am)
The point I was trying to make is- Infiniti is spending so much time chasing BMW that they are getting left behind in the dust.
Secondly, I base my buying on my own experience with the car and the features that fits my needs. Not like the gullible ones that goes by what some magazine articles states. I say this all the time, back in 2000 when I graduated college, I got a decent job in a brokerage shop making a relatively good salary. I wanted a car and saw the Mazda Millennia, every research I did gave the car thumbs down. Me and my infinite wisdom test drove the car for about 2 hours- car was incredible and gave zero problems for the 36 months that I leased it.
I have no problems with Infiniti, I wanted the FX when they first came out, I went the NYC auto show to check it out and it was a big disappointment in terms of rear space accommodations. I wanted the G35x, same problem-space and in addition that awful growl that invades the cabin.
The TL has been very very good in the 27 months of ownership, the next stop for me are the Germans-if Acura upgrades the RL to a V8, I will stick with the brand. Here is the short list for next car hunt-
E63 (Depends on the bonus and incremental base pay increase)
What do you think SWEENYDOG?????
#12427 of 16252 Re: Ferrari vs. ? Re: What is the best way to get a Serious [fedlawman]
Nov 07, 2011 (8:15 am)
fedlawman...glad you enjoyed "Opaline". It's one of my faves....especially in surround.
While the weather is still nice (high 60s....in November, no less), I'm going to have to do a "get ready for winter" detail. Of course, now that the time change occurred, I'm hoping the weather holds out for the weekend, since it's too dark to do after work.
After 4K miles, I'm averaging 23.4 MPG in my 335i xDrive. Pretty darn good. I'm pleased.
#12428 of 16252 Re: Ferrari vs. ? Re: What is the best way to get a Serious [graphicguy]
Nov 07, 2011 (9:28 am)
I too have my copy of Opaline DVD-A. I like it A LOT. It reminds me of a mash-up of sounds from a couple of other groups, dominated by a kind of Hootie and the Blowfish sound but with a touch more of an acoustic mood.
Hard to beat for the price and in the TL it is a tasty treat of tunage!
Try some of the DTS offerings, if you get a chance -- also quite a treat, usually.
#12429 of 16252 Re: New 3 series [billyperksii]
Nov 07, 2011 (6:15 pm)
Having just bought a G37, I spent a week with it on a trip. I'm not impressed with Acura TL, they have not really moved forward in few years. And while I did a boat load of driving and looking, my wife and I were on the same page regarding the Acura, just no interest.
The cabin was too big for me along with the turning radius.
The G37 is a very compelling package. A fully loaded car, except the tech package cost me what a basic 335 would have been. (The 2012 M is really sweet and the M hybrid is gorgeous.) Does BMW fulfill it's mission better, yep. Would I rather be driving a 550 yep or even a 335, yep. But there are always compromises in life.
#12430 of 16252 Re: Ferrari vs. ? Re: What is the best way to get a Serious [graphicguy]
Nov 07, 2011 (8:22 pm)
I like the quieter tracks best. I love "Today/Tonight," "Candleburn," and "Drawn Out." Great songs with simply stunning sound! A couple of the louder tracks sound a little compressed/congested in places when I play them at volume.
Mark - I hear some U2 and Coldplay in this album.
The weather already sucks here and my M is in semi-hibernation now (battery tender all week long).
That's surprisingly good fuel economy - neither of my cars (Volvo and BMW - both with significantly smaller & less powerful engines) do as well.
#12431 of 16252 Re: Ferrari vs. ? Re: What is the best way to get a Serious [fedlawman]
Nov 08, 2011 (6:15 am)
fed....mark.....glad you like my recommendations. "Today/Tonight" is one of my favorite tracks, too. About 3 years ago, DTS was selling their own surround music disks on their own WEB site. I suspect they were getting out of the surround music biz in favor of the more popular (and more volume) DTS HD movie blu ray disks. Some interesting titles. Haven't listened to them in a while. Don't know if they're out of print or not. Have to dig them out.
My MPG is at 50-50 city/interstate. When I'm all interstate, it bumps up to about 28 MPG. All city driving is about 20-21 MPG. Pleased with all of it. Turbo 6 cyl, gobs of torque, no turbo lag, I'm liking it.
I still have to wonder how the BMW faithful will react to 4 cyl motors in the 2012 vs what has been years and years of 6 cyl offerings. I've read and heard of how "wonderful" the new 4 cyl engines are supposed to be. However, I don't know of anyone who's driven one yet (including the trade rags).
#12432 of 16252 Re: Ferrari vs. ? Re: What is the best way to get a Serious [graphicguy]
Nov 08, 2011 (6:43 am)
I have to admit that the I-6 is intoxicating. I love the turbine-smooth power and sound it makes. It's one of the things I miss the most about my old 325i.
I'm sure the new 4 will be smooth, but I doubt if it will match the refinement of the I-6. On the other hand, it will no doubt be much smoother and more refined than the I-4 and I-5 I currently own.
I'm going to have to research those DTS discs...
#12433 of 16252 Re: New 3 series [kdshapiro]
Nov 08, 2011 (6:44 am)
To each his own- I say the opposite, TL over the G.
Secondly, what do you mean Acura has not moved forward in a few years. Tell me what's so advanced on the G that the TL does not have mechanically and technologically? I am really baffled on this satement.
#12435 of 16252 Re: Perceptions of Luxury Sedans [gsluxurysurvey]
Nov 08, 2011 (10:58 am)
I took the survey:
- You should make it clear the purpose of the survey in your post
- There's an issue where you rank features 1-5 in importance, but there are only two features to rank.