Last post on Dec 09, 2008 at 10:02 PM
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Acura TL, Infiniti G35, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#699 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [sjaieve]
Nov 17, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Interior looks nice...and I saw where a TL beat an S4 around a track....but those acceleration times are pathetic. As much as people refuse to admit..most rate power by how fast something goes when you "Drop the hammer". I had an 04 TL...and it was a GREAT car for 33K...this one weighs 4,000 lbs and costs 44K? I predict HORRIBLE sales. And what happened to the AWD G....no more sport package?
#700 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [johninnj]
Nov 17, 2008 (3:12 pm)
Yup, I think Acura will regret super-sizing the TL.
#701 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [johninnj]
Nov 17, 2008 (6:10 pm)
Yup, the old TL looks much better. The S4, like everything else from Germany, is overpriced. With the way the economy is, overpriced is not the way to go.
#702 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [sjaieve]
Nov 17, 2008 (6:26 pm)
I almost got a used one as my TL replacement....then I asked a few mechanics I know....they advised me to stay away as the parts are INCREDIBLY expensive.
Nice all-around car though....340hp V8 awd 4 door is pretty much a do-it-all vehicle.
Handled remarkable well for having such a big heavy motor up front and AWD.
I think the article I read the TLSH ran circles around the 335, the G, the IS350, and the NEW (v6superchared..30mpg) S4. That Differential has been amazing since they first put it in a prelude waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when.
#703 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [johninnj]
Nov 18, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Regarding the S4, I wouldnt get too carried away with the HP, its slower than a 335i and probably at par with the G37 but cost 8k more than the 335i and 10s of thousands more than the G37. Yeah, the S4 is not on my wish list at all.
Regarding ability to take curves etc, am not too much of a fan of that. I drive my car on the road 100% of the time, never on race tracks. To me the edmunds article has more relevance than the C&D test results
#704 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [sjaieve]
Nov 18, 2008 (6:48 pm)
"Regarding ability to take curves etc, am not too much of a fan of that. I drive my car on the road 100% of the time, never on race tracks."
Don't roads have curves too?
#705 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [bodble2]
Nov 18, 2008 (8:12 pm)
Yes they do, but most are designed in such a way that even a bus driver can take them. Let me put it this way, I have driven my 140hp commuter through those curves on the road and have not been disapointed. So I cannot justify paying a premium for any car cos some magazine says it takes curves very well. When I drive my G, I have not been let down at any twist, turn or curve either. So I do not see the need for spending say 41k on a base 335i, vs the same amount on a fully loaded G.
#706 of 708 Re: Got to love edmunds [sjaieve]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:51 pm)
At the time...the 3 series was slow, and the (Used) S4 was about 30K. Plus Audi interiors are the standard by which others are measured. I wound up getting a 40K G Sport loaded and have no regrets....gas mileage notwithstanding. My TL used to get 30 on the highway..no problem. G is still the best car for the $ to me no matter what...with (Oddly enough) Legacy GT being my second choice if value is weighed more heavily. The saved 8-10K would go a LONG way lol
#707 of 708 '08 Acura TL vs. '08 Infiniti G35 vs. '09 Acura TSX
Dec 09, 2008 (9:10 pm)
Am currently in the midst of trying to decide between the three. Base configuration for the Acuras is my current thinking. Offers from the Acura dealer (still room to negotiate almost surely): '08 TL 30, 225, '09 TSX 29605. Still need an officiall offer on the Infiniti but over the phone they said they should be able to take at least 5k off the sticker (to match the discount on the TL off sticker price). That would put the G35 at between 30k and 31k.
Understand that the TSX is a slightly different class than the other two but given that is an '09 that is supposedly comaprable to the '08 TL, wanted to include that.
1) Assuming the prices are the same, which car would you choose?
2) If the prices are different, how much cheaper would the G35 have to be to choose that over the TL (or vice versa if you think the TL is the better one at the same price).
3) What G35 package makes the most sense to compare against the TSX?
#708 of 708 Re: '08 Acura TL vs. '08 Infiniti G35 vs. '09 Acura TSX [pdxsteeler]
Dec 09, 2008 (10:02 pm)
Test drove all three (08 TSX) and for me the G was clearly the best performer and the most fun to drive. If you can land a sport package G for 32K that's the ticket