Last post on Jul 06, 2009 at 8:01 AM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G35, Sedan
#16 of 25 Re: G35 or 325i automatic
Feb 22, 2006 (12:02 pm)
I have just given up my 2003 325xi for a G35x.
Granted, it was the old model BMW, but I had a very bad experience with it. The car stalled many times while driving. After being at the dealer for the 3rd time, they informed me that there was an un-documented recall. It took close to a year to get this far.
The BMW was great in the snow/ice (We're in NY). Lacked any punch (new one has more hp), and was cramped.
We tested the new BMW and quite frankly, the cost was a big decision in getting the G35x, which handled great. Both were tested in the snow.
#17 of 25 Sno' trouble...
Feb 26, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Ditto, regarding snow and ice. My '04 G35x was fine after our (Yonkers NY) blizzard on the original RS-A's. Of course, I waited for the plows to come through and then I was off goofing around the city of hills, following my friend in his Cherokee. I usually turn off the VDC in the snow; I just take it easy on the turns, and this time I needed to use Snow mode-usually it isn't necessary with judicious throttle control.
#18 of 25 G35X home in the snow
Mar 27, 2007 (8:07 pm)
3 weeks ago I traded my Jaguar X-Type (AWD) for a G35X, Black on Black Premium. I had the bad luck to pick it up in the middle of a Northeaster in New England.
I put it in snow mode and tooled right on home through 3 - 4 " of slush and freezing rain. Loved it.
The G35 would eat my Jag for breakfast power wise, though I really enjoyed my Jag for the 3 years and 60k that I owned it.
I love the G35x.
#19 of 25 Re: G35X home in the snow [alanroseman]
Mar 28, 2007 (12:35 pm)
Hello Alan -- I understand you just bought a brand new G35x. Congratulations.
Your color combination is exactly what I would want
Any problems so far?
Im in the process of buying a new sport sedan, and im debating if I do end up with the G35, if I should wait for the 08 instead of buying the 07 since people generally say its a good idea to wait for the 2nd yr model to avoid 1st yr glitches.
#20 of 25 Re: direct comparison of 2005 BMW 325i vs 2005 Infiniti G35 frm couple w/each [gitak]
Jul 21, 2007 (10:28 pm)
I have to agree with this post. I had a 330 for 4 months in 2006, worst mistake I ever made. If you want quality go for the Infiniti. The BMW drove nice, but in 4 months I had it back to the dealer 5 times and they couldn't fix any of the problems. I was told that they knew there were issues and they hoped to have a software update sometime in 2007 that would fix it. It wasn't that great of a car and definitely wasn't worth the price. Not even close.
Conversely, a friend of mine has the G35, I love driving it and it is by far a superior car. My personal opinion is that it handles and drives better than the BMW and is better quality. I'm sure some BMW people will disagree, but personally I'd go with the Infiniti in a heartbeat.
#21 of 25 Re: direct comparison of 2005 BMW 325i vs 2005 Infiniti G35 frm couple w/ea
Jul 22, 2007 (6:55 am)
After test driving the G35 coupe and driving the 330xi which I lease, I respectfully have 180 degree opinion.
One problem I had was fixed and the level of service and care at the dealer is unbelievable.
#22 of 25 Re: direct comparison of 2005 BMW 325i vs 2005 Infiniti G35 frm couple w/ea
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 22, 2007 (9:33 am)
We're doing Dealer Reviews now at Edmunds if you'd like to write one up real quick. I'm sure others would appreciate the info on your good service.
#23 of 25 230 hp of 328xi versus 300 hp of G35x
Nov 09, 2007 (12:58 pm)
can anyone elaborate on the 230 hp of 328xi vs 300 hp of G35x? are these hp directly comparable or should i compare in reference to / rpm? I felt better driving 335 to 328 (obvious reasons) but not sure where G35 is in comparison to the above two. For regular street and highway driving does the additional 70 hp of 335 or G35 make a difference?
#24 of 25 Re: 230 hp of 328xi versus 300 hp of G35x [bmw33]
Nov 11, 2007 (3:24 pm)
For regular street and highway driving does the additional 70 hp of 335 or G35 make a difference?
You are not going to get two people to agree on this. You should drive them and see if the performance is adequate for you. I drove a lowly 330. It's 230 hp was more than I needed, that doesn't mean I didn't want more. However the extremely flat response of the engine gave the feeling of power everywhere in the band.
Jul 06, 2009 (8:01 am)
Just bought the G35x and it blows away my BMW 325xi. All around better car, plus the cost of the German repairs was killing me.
Save yourself $6K and get the Infinity quality -- you won't regret it!!