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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
#12756 of 16984 Re: The Great (Acura) TSX Debate [billyperksii]
Dec 23, 2011 (7:55 pm)
I wanted to try another brand because my previous car was the 2003 TL Type S, the G just did not do it for me, I tried to force myself to like it but I just knew it would have been buyers remorse.
When I was looking for a new 2005 ELLPS, I looked at the G35 along with the TL. The G35 was noticeably a bit narrow, but not a show stopper for me. I actually like a bit smaller cars. I thought the TL's interior was nicer. I drove the G35 and noticed the major power, along with a major growl. I didn't like the lack of refinement. The TL was smooth and quiet.
I then drove the G35 on a transition ramp between two freeways that you can take at about 55mph. There is a perpendicular concrete seam with a bit of elevation difference on this ramp, so going over it, the car jolts a bit and it is on a fast curve. On the TL, the car was steady over the bump. On the G35, the steering wheel jerked pretty hard and I really had to be holding it tight or it would have jerked out of my hand. Not so on the TL. Based upon that experience, the TL won. I just turned 115K on my TL today, and I've only had to replace a window actuator along with normal maintenance and an outside air temp gauge recall. No other mechanical issues.
#12757 of 16984 Re: The Great (Acura) TSX Debate [sweendogy]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:42 pm)
Unless the tranny goes.
#12758 of 16984 Re: The Great (Acura) TSX Debate [kdshapiro]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:58 pm)
It's a 2011. We should be fine- but I do have roadside help if needed.
#12759 of 16984 Re: ELLPS - IS350 [shipo]
Dec 24, 2011 (5:59 am)
I just got 328i wagon with manual. Picked it up two month ago in Munich and again yesterday in Spartanburg, SC Performance Center. So, unless I'm in the Matrix-like dream world, I can vouch personally that they make a non-M manual transmission car, even in least "cool" body type.
All it takes is go to a dealer and order it (yeah, the may not have one on their lot, but it does exist).
#12760 of 16984 Re: The Great (Acura) TSX Debate [tlong]
Dec 24, 2011 (7:16 am)
. . .and I've only had to replace a window actuator. . .
Would that have been the driver's window? Mine is starting to make some odd noises, and after having had to replace window regulators 7 times (that's right, 7) on my last car, I'm very tuned in to how the performance changes before the outright failure.
Either way, I may have one coming on the TSX.
#12761 of 16984 Re: The Great (Acura) TSX Debate [billyperksii]
Dec 24, 2011 (8:09 am)
Honda dropped the Accord Hybrid since it didn''t get any better mileage and the cost was too high.....
#12762 of 16984 Re: No manual 3s ? Re: ELLPS - IS350 [rayainsw]
Dec 24, 2011 (8:20 am)
Ray when I build any 3 series currently the Auto is automatically chosen for me, was never that way even the 335is. Also there is no M Sport package for any 3 series (except for the M3.) Not that I'm not saying one can not be build, their website does not show manual 3 series (except for M3) or the M sport package. My 328i has the M sport package its the close's I'll get a M3 for a while.
#12763 of 16984 Re: ELLPS - IS350 [shipo]
Dec 24, 2011 (8:34 am)
FOr some reason BMW's USA website defaults all cars to an Automatic, it has never done this before, the packages for the 3 series have been halved between the 11 MY to 12 MY. So i assumed BMW was just making the 3 series with limited packages to until the new 3 series comes out. I could have been wrong, or their website has a serious issue.
#12764 of 16984 Re: No manual 3s ? Re: ELLPS - IS350 [flightnurse]
Dec 24, 2011 (8:42 am)
I don't know why you can't find it, but I didn't have any problem finding the M Sport pkg on the BMW web site, in the build section, under "Options", when configuring a 328 coupe.
I'm sure it's available for convertibles as well.
#12765 of 16984 Manual trans. \ M Sport 3s
Dec 24, 2011 (9:37 am)
Copied directly from the Build on the web site -
2012 328i coupe:
M Sport Package $2,800
And, since this is a 'sedan' forum -
the 328i sedan:
M Sport Package $3,750
And an example of current [ new ] 3 inventory
at my local dealer - a 335i:
M Sport PKG
18" x 8.0" front & 18" x 8.5" rear star-spoke alloy wheels (style 193M)
P225/40R18 front & P255/35R18 rear run-flat performance tires
shadowline exterior trim
increased top speed limiter
And the dealer where I ordered mine has a 335i
with a manual trans. in stock -
confirmed by a picture on the web site:
Bodystyle 2 door Coupe
Engine 3.0L I-6 cyl
Transmission Manual 6 Speed
Ext. Color Jet Black
Int. Color Saddle Brown
Stock Number B4500