Last post on Apr 22, 2007 at 9:49 AM
You are in the Infiniti G35
What is this discussion about?
Infiniti G35, BMW 3 Series, Coupe, Sedan
#44 of 53 Re: Road & Track on Crack [yukit]
Jan 21, 2007 (5:52 pm)
Keep us posted as you proceed. The bicycle thing is especially interesting to me -- I don't think the G can do it. Even the coupe, with the fold-down seats, has a smallish triangular hole to put the fork & handlebars through.
The BMW 3 with fold-down seats is certainly better, but perhaps not better enough. My ultimate fallback is the 3 sports wagon.
I'm sure you'll enjoy your search, and even more the car that it reveals.
#45 of 53 Re: Road & Track on Crack [cdnpinhead]
Jan 21, 2007 (7:55 pm)
Although the total capacity is large, the trunk opening is quite narrow, especially if you get the navi option because the CD-changer is mounted on the top side of the rear deck blocking the opening partially.
I cannot use my bike/ski rack that mounts on the trunk either since I will lose the trunk access completely (no folding rear seat)
Another little quirk I discovered is the keyless entry system unlocks the driver's side door, but you need to press a little button in the door handle to open the passenger & rear doors.
So it may not be the most practical car, but I am sure most people will manage. OTOH, the car drives great, & navi is very good (though I don't like the crippled mode while driving that Lexus use)
#46 of 53 How come INSIDE LINE still doesn't have G
Jan 21, 2007 (11:56 pm)
first drive? Anyone know when they would have it?
BTW, please don't "hi-jack" others' thread by clicking reply and changing the subject. Post your own thread if you like.
#47 of 53 Comparison chart on performance.
Jan 22, 2007 (12:26 am)
Does anyone know where I could find a comparison chart on all these cars' performance? 0-60, 60-0, etc...
#48 of 53 Re: How come INSIDE LINE still doesn't have G [py777]
Jan 22, 2007 (7:07 am)
Cars.com has finally added a Motorweek video for the 07 G
#49 of 53 Re: Road & Track on Crack [factfinder]
Jan 22, 2007 (3:22 pm)
I would have loved to have bought a bmw 330ci, but reliability is most important to me.
#50 of 53 Re: Comparison chart on performance. [py777]
Jan 22, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Edmunds.com has a comparison feature and Road & Track mag also has a comparison chart (of most vehicles)-unfortunately, neither of these have been updated with the latest 07 models (edmunds shows both the 07 G35S and 335i as "being researched").
#51 of 53 Tough, tough decision
Mar 24, 2007 (1:40 pm)
I have a deal on the table for 07 G35 Sport with all of the goodies. Great car, good deal. But..I am having trouble pulling the trigger because of the 335i. I've owned 4 BMWs, never an Infiniti. 335i was a little more wonderful to drive than the G35. Dealer (although not a good one) is local--Infiniti dealer is 120 miles away. Price is the biggest issue--10k difference which translates into about $85/month lease payment. Don't know if it's worth it move up--pay the BMW price--or go ahead with the G35 purchase-save $3k?? As I said, a tough one--I can't buy them both! Any opinions from owners of either?? Thanks!!
#52 of 53 Re: Tough, tough decision [wbb56]
Mar 24, 2007 (4:02 pm)
I have a fully loaded G35S including 4WAS package and love it, however if the dealer for infiniti is 120 miles away then, even though I prefer the G over the BMW, I'd say in your case your better off with the 335i. I say that assuming $1000/year more is "easy" for you to digest? if that's stretching you a little thinner then you prefer to go, then get the G and do local oil changes, you'll never need to go to the deal except for possible recalls/TSB's and that might be never, the past generations had very little issues.
To be honest, I'm not a big fan of leasing because it's a lose-lose decision for the customer. It's probably the same price to finance the G as it is to lease the BMW, except at the end of 3 years you fully paid off all interest and have a little equity in the car, the last 2 years of payments are all equity so at the end of 5 years you then have about $20,000 in value. Looking over the coarse of 5 years, although your payment is probably $750 month, it's really only costing you about $400 a month to drive the car while the other $350 goes into a savings via equity. then in 5 years you can trade the car in and get $15-20K down payment toward a new car.
Infiniti's offering 5.9% financing which is excellent.
#53 of 53 G35 sport vis BMW335i
Apr 22, 2007 (9:49 am)
I just bought a G35 sport automatic with premium and Nav., white with spoiler (didn't really care about the spoiler but car came from the factory with it.) Take delivery this week. Test drove both G and BMW 335i. AS a 67 year old guy who raced GTO's for a dealer back in the sixties, owned 5 corvettes in the past and presently own a 10 second Buick Turbo Regal Limited and a 98 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP,I feel I know a little about performance cars. I offer you my reasons why I bought the G over the BMW.
The BMWi with 300 ft. lbs of torque at 1400 RPM's is quicker espically on the bottom end. The ride was amazing with the run flat tires over rough roads, smoother than the G but not distracting enough to me to make a difference. Ride over rough roads in the BMW was even smoother than a new Avalon Limited I tested. My Pontiac GTP with 100,000 miles is really rough riding on patchy roads. The interior of the G is much nicer than the BMW with my first impression of the BMW interior as old style plain Jane with very flimsy looking cup holders. I am about 6 feet tall with a long torso, so I need plenty of head room on cars with a sun roof. The IS350 does not fit and while the BMW does offer just enough head room the car is smaller than the G and I sought of had to squeese into the bimmer. Cost is a factor but if the bimmer was as large as the G and had as nice interior, I would of paid the difference for the BMW. I came away thinking the BMW is a great car for a younger guy. (25-35). I also was impressed with the G's Bose stereo and Music Hard drive. I know we are going to just love the new G. Now if my wife can only keep away from getting speeding tickets. It took only a week for her to get one back in 1987 when I bought the turbo limited and this new G is as fast as the Buick when it was stock.