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Acura TSX, Infiniti G35, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#138 of 211 Re: TSX vs G [sjaieve]
Jun 21, 2009 (6:44 pm)
Professional automotive journalists almost always prefer the car that is sportier and more fun to drive. When push comes to shove, 330hp and RWD is always going to be more exciting to play with than 280hp and FWD.
But nobody can say one car is "better" than the other. If you want a luxurious car that can spit a little fire when you want it to, then the G is a fine choice. There are, however, others who are willing to trade a little vim and vigor for some spit and polish.
The TSX is not as quick or dynamic as the G37, but it is a jewel of a machine.
#139 of 211 Re: TSX vs G [sjaieve]
Jun 22, 2009 (3:12 am)
Thanks- I love my 06 Milano red/ebony 6MT/nav tsx, bought new 11/17/06. It has almost 85,000 problem free miles. Glad you love your G's as much.
#140 of 211 Re: TSX vs G [fedlawman]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:33 am)
The base G37 doesn't have a moonroof, heated seats, iPod integration, auto-dim rearview mirror, compass/homelink, or Bluetooth. All standard on the TSX.
From your list I need only a heated seats. iPod is a joke and useless for me, I don't speak when I drive, no need for Bluetooth Moonroof is HUGE minus for me, because of less head space. I better pay $500 in order to get it removed:-)
smooth and refined Acura V6 engine
Nice joke. Please, try BMW I6 at list once, you will get an idea about smooth engine. Honda's high revs engines with torque steer far away from "smooth".
#141 of 211 Re: Acura vs. Infiniti [sjaieve]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:40 am)
To be frank, I am not loyal to any brand
Same here. Had 2001 acura tl-s, replaces brake rotors and pads every 30K miles, trans 3 times, leaking sun roof, clock lamp replaced 6 times, rusted exaust. Drop that junk at 50Kmile and switched to Accord....wrapped brake rotors, leaking windshield... Now I'm driving horrible BMW ....with 0 issues. 58Kmiles and counting
#142 of 211 Re: TSX vs G [fedlawman]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:57 am)
That's because you haven't done much research and don't know what you're talking about.
You're right. I don't care about the TSX because of the weak engine. The last time I look at all of these cars closely was back in late 2007. I tested drive the TL and the G back in 2005 and I couldn't live with the TL even if I could find one cheaper.
However, you're the person who brought up the lack features on the G. You try to add the premium package to the G to make it equal to the base TSX. So, I think it's fair that I want to know if those 3 features are included in the TSX as well.
#143 of 211 Re: Acura vs. Infiniti [ingvar]
Jun 22, 2009 (7:06 am)
previously owner a nissan maxima with MT- three transmissions, new engine, leaky sunroof, power windows stopped working, all covered under warranty, I am not loyal to any brand either: previously owned mercedes, volvo, mazda, mitsubishi, hyundai, honda, nissan, eagle, ford, chevy, and now acura (along with a hyundai and mitsubishi truck) My 06 tsx also has 0 issues, 85Kmiles and counting
#144 of 211 Post number 127 (guess couldnt resist)
Jun 22, 2009 (7:54 am)
Refer to post 127 on this thread, I dont think anything has changed even with the additional horses. Acura's new engine with 250+ horses, not even sure how much exactly, takes the new TSX to 60 in less time than a the Rav 4 V6. Look the 305hp TL, slowest car with 300+ horses. The point I am trying to make is not about 0-60 times, but about delivery. Where are all the horses ending up with such uninspiring 0-60 times. The word that comes to mind is wastage, somewhere along the line there is some serious losses being made, something I cannot stand. No one makes more powerful 3.5l engines like Toyota (IS350) and Nissan (VQ engines and the CVT engines in the Maxima and Altima). I would have to add Honda (Honda Accord Coupe V6), but exlude Acura as under that name plate, they have certainly managed to mess up the good stuff available from the parent company. The Accord Coupe V6 is a sexy beast IMHO.
Handling: Dont even need to go there, another phrase that comes to mind is
There seems to be a lot of talk about bluetooth, moonroof etc, bear in mind that the average buyer of a G spends 36k (MSRP) on this car. This is enough to get the premium package at least. Also note that the G can never be priced like the TSX, the guys at Nissan would be absolutetly NUTS to go that route. These are serious perfomance cars we are talking about, if you want the VQ engine you need at least 29k (the 350Z) and at that price you are getting the base model. You will notice that even an Evo starts at 32k (base), that is just the way cars in the G's league are priced, save for the Genesis Coupe. There is always an exception to the rule
As I noted in post 127, unless you are truly trying to be myopic and not willing to look at big picture, you will also realize that the G drivers are those guys who looked at the 335i (lucky bastards driving those cars:)) but realized that the car is expensive yet the G is very close in performance to this car. So rather than spend 52k, on a fully loaded 335i. you can save +10k on the G. Many G drivers, I included do not even consider FWD cars.
And before someone rants about interior room, bells and whistles, refinement, residual value, reliability I would seriously consider picking up a copy of Consumer Report and see who is placed 1st in the ELLPS category. Consumer report is hardly a performance oriented magazine, but looks more at ownership experience. Do you know which car has a 95% approval rating from its owners.
I am sorry, this is not the right car to pick for a comparison. Have you considered the Maxima, Altima v6, Honda Accord v6, Hyundai Genesis V6 (at least its a RWD), Evo, 328i, A4 2l 4 banger, Camry v6. I think before you can even start dreaming of taking on the G, you should seriously consider these worthy contenders for the TSX. I probably would pick the 328i or the Honda Accord before I can start thinking of the TSX
#145 of 211 Re: Acura vs. Infiniti [nj2pa2nc]
Jun 22, 2009 (8:25 am)
...talking being loyal to any brand...'m in the same boat...I (we) used to own Corolla, Camry, Solara, Avalon, 323i, Altima and they always had this or that problems. Out of those cars, the Avalon seems the worst of all. Currently, my '07 Altima and '08 G seems to be holding good...but may be b/c they're still relatively new.
I didn't get any Hondas in the past b/c I don't like their designs at all. However, the current generation of Hondas are not bad. I might try the Accord to replace the Altima in the near future.
#146 of 211 Re: TSX vs G [gooddeal2]
Jun 22, 2009 (9:16 am)
"Bose, memory seat, heat seat, an power tilt & telescopic steering wheel...not sure if those are included with the base TSX."
"However, you're the person who brought up the lack features on the G. You try to add the premium package to the G to make it equal to the base TSX."
360w 7-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with RDS, XM satellite radio, and iPod integration.
Heated leather seats with 2 driver memory.
Manual tilt & telescoping wheel.