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Acura TL, Infiniti G35, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#438 of 708 Re: 2007 Acura TL vs. 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan [bator1]
Apr 30, 2007 (9:44 am)
You're pretty much off base...unless you have seen a bunch of used 07 G's on a lot...doubtful. The redesign of the G, while slight on the outside, is about as radical as the redesign of the 03 TL to the 04 (Both of which I have owned...well leased). Back in o4 when I drove them both (Along with legacy), the TL had it..hands down. The situation is flip-flopped for 07...I'm sorry if that doesn't ring so well with people. This 3.5 V6 turns like 7600 rpms...that's only about 500 shy of my 2.2 liter S2K. One blatently ugly thing about the current tl are those hideous clear tail lights...unless of course you have a 1995 civic...then god bless you. As far as info on the TL...I got it form my driveway (See previous picture link) Truly bad thing on the G is the MPG..I think they will put a higher (Lower numerically) rear in it next year to deal with all the complaints...it's a torque beast..no need for such low gearing.
#439 of 708 Re: 2007 Acura TL vs. 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan [ggesq]
Apr 30, 2007 (9:47 am)
Type S seats are horrendous...unless, of course, you want your seats to look like a mustangs...ie retro. On a better note, maybe the leather will ear better than my 04...which wore shamefully.
#440 of 708 Re: 2007 Acura TL vs. 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan [johninnj]
Apr 30, 2007 (9:48 am)
It's a torque beast..no need for such low gearing.
Yeah, my next purchase should be a neck collar.
The snap from starting is rediculous... still trying to get used to the power under the pedal when starting off.
#441 of 708 Re: 2007 Acura TL vs. 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan [scottm123]
Apr 30, 2007 (9:59 am)
Girlfriend calls it "Jerky" lol. Much more controllable with 6mt I'm sure. Have you noticed the auto trans is ready to run hard at a moments notice. I take a turn, goose it a little (Cracks me up how easily the slip light comes on), then it holds first like I want to run...even with no throttle input at all....talk about smart. I started tapping the right paddle to upshift it when I play like that (Admittedly, the car has trouble reading my stupidity!!) Can't completely disable the ESC..I guess much like the IS. My smiles turned to frowns the first donut I tried only to have it push me wide...Damn thing only lets you brake-torque the motor to about 2500 rpms if you ever want to drag race someone. I practiced that after a hemi daytona charger got me out of the hole by about 1 1/2 lengths. By 75 I caught and passed him..this thing really is fast.
#442 of 708 Re: 2007 Acura TL vs. 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan [johninnj]
Apr 30, 2007 (12:38 pm)
I like how if I come into a corner and let off the gas a little, it knows enough to drop a gear and hold it until I'm out of the corner and accelerating again.
Seems to know right where I want to be before I want to be there.
Definitely wants to run.
I really wish I had a "Grandmother" switch for when the wife was in it.
I could pretend it's just a smart "Dad's" car when she's in it, but from the sound of the exhaust note and the snap from starts, she knows I bought more than a "Dad's" sedan.
#443 of 708 Re: 2007 Acura TL vs. 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan [scottm123]
Apr 30, 2007 (12:53 pm)
That's really funny..I couldn't agree more. Sub Legacy (The limited edition one) has something like that. I was just reading new gsxr1000 does also. Of course, M5 as well. With todays tech, it's only a matter of time before we click and pick...horsepower....economy....towing.....etc. It already exists in the aftermarket...especially for the big diesels.
Apr 30, 2007 (2:50 pm)
I got 34 mpg on a 4 hour trip NJ to Rhode Island. Same on way back....no traffic, no a/c used.
#445 of 708 Re: Mileage [buyer777]
Apr 30, 2007 (3:19 pm)
All thos #'s are nuts. I think if I see 25MPG highway with the G I will be happy. I hope the 6mt people are doing better with real world #'s ! !
#446 of 708 Re: G35 all day long [johninnj]
Apr 30, 2007 (3:42 pm)
You wrote "A note on the G, the seats are more adjustable, and the steering wheel is both tilt able, and telescopic, unlike the TL"
I didn't know that TL's steering wheel isn't tilt able and telescopic? hmmm, I need to check my car again maybe its a hyundai.
ooh I know maybe its my neighbor's TL(4 cylinder) sir william hill
R&T : "The new Infiniti G35 Sport was the odds-on favorite coming into the test. Itís the newest of the bunch, it possesses the strongest engine (tied with the Lexus), and it has distinct sports-car roots, sharing its drivetrain and platform with the Nissan 350Z. However, it brought up the rear here, being soundly pummeled by the Lexus and losing out to the less-powerful Acura.
"Smooth and quiet"
G35 As impressive as the engine is, the rest of the drivetrain isnít up to the same standards. A high amount of vibration resonates through the 6-speed manual gearbox, and the take-up point of the clutch is like an on/off switch, making it nearly impossible to leave the line smoothly.
The pedal engagement feel for the clutch is poor. And because of this, even though we usually applaud cars that come with manual transmissions, Iím thinking that I may prefer this one with an automatic"
The major complaint is the steering, which is a bit numb and heavy.
2 seconds faster? I'm speechless
#447 of 708 Re: 2007 Acura TL vs. 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan [ggesq]
Apr 30, 2007 (3:42 pm)
Obviously, this is subjective but the rear end setup of the G is butt ugly. Well- go ahead and add the interior to that as well
Couldn't agree more. Also kind of effeminate looking ??? Huh? Yea? Acclimation?