Last post on Apr 22, 2007 at 8:49 AM
You are in the Infiniti G35
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Infiniti G35, BMW 3 Series, Coupe, Sedan
#2 of 53 bimmer vs infini
Dec 20, 2006 (11:56 am)
after testing a 328xi and an awd g, i have to say i prefer the bmw. yes, the g is as fast as my 350z(had to sell when the 3rd kid came), but, there is a certain feel, fit and finish, and atmosphere in the bmw, that infiniti can't give you. both cars handle great, however, you really can't test that fully unless you own one, but both satified.
i guess one can argue that you get a lot more for your 40k in the g, including power and tech, but the tiny steering wheel(sport pkg), high quality plastics, amazing seats,and german-ness, make up the diff for me. a heavy foot in bmw gets you enough satifaction and, if i had the money and didn't need the added awd, i would easily opt for the 335. perhaps i just see too much "nissan" in the infiniti. i guess it all comes down to taste.
#3 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [anthman]
Dec 20, 2006 (6:44 pm)
Don't forget reliability of BMW vs. Infiniti...
#4 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [anthman]
Dec 26, 2006 (10:09 am)
spoken like a true bmw fanboy.
bmw lost their "atmosphere" 4 years ago when other cars like the g, tl, etc started doing everything bmw does for less money. having owned an 03 g, an 01 beamer, and now about to own an 07 g, there is nothing that the bmw has over the g except herds of day-dreaming "upper-class" posers. i will say the 03-06 g was not like a bmw in terms of interior materials. that has changed, the 07 is phenomenal. and i assume smokey is talking about infiniti's better reliability.
#5 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [trig]
Dec 26, 2006 (5:41 pm)
That's exactly what I'm speaking of TRIG. Reliability seems to be at the bottom of most people's list. For me, that's the first thing I look at then I decide between vehicles with decent reliability. Therefore, I would never even consider a BMW no matter how well it performs because of its horrible reliability. Besides, they are so overpriced it's rediculous. At this point you're paying for a name.
#6 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [smokey75]
Dec 27, 2006 (4:40 pm)
Have you guys noticed how the Acura folks want to evoke the G into their conversations? I personally think the new Camry is a better comparison. Whereas, we compare rear-wheel sports sedans like the 3 series.
#7 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [factfinder]
Dec 28, 2006 (7:01 am)
im with you smokey. bmw is below a jag in reliability...a jag!!! made by ford!!
#10 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [factfinder]
Dec 29, 2006 (6:36 pm)
I am a BMW owner, but am interested in the Infiniti '07 G35. First, the BMW is significantly more expensive, but it's for UNobvious reasons. I say this because I attended the BMW performance center's driving school. You are able to do things on a track that you are not able to do on the everyday streets. If it came down to it and I'm doing 55 mph and I have to jerk the steering wheel to miss a deer or whatever is in the road I would much rather be in a BMW. The capabilities of the car are amazing.
Not only that but I have 65,000 miles on my vehicle and I have not paid a penny for service. I have bought new rear Perelli tires that cost me just over $500 for both. I did get the extended maintenance that (it came with a 100,000 mechanical warranty) covers everything from scheduled maintainence, to brakes, truck openers, and everything else under the sun. Also, I have a 745 and I get better gas mileage than what I've been hearing on here on the G.
So, with that being said, I defend BMW's cost compared to others in its class. Also, that eliminates the reliability issue because it's all covered under warranty. Yes, I have had a few operational issues, such as the motor on the automatic truck going out (they installed a new motor), but never, ever, ever any problems with the engine or drive train. Think about it...if you put a lot of electronics in a vehicle, then eventually there will be a fault.
Sorry for venting, but I feel strongly about the BMW because I have seen and felt what it is capable of. Now that that is out of the way, I really want an M35, but it's more than I want to pay, so I'm opting for the G. I love the new interior and all the new electronics involved. I'm sure it is a beast on the road. I love the new look of this car. I'm considering it over the Acura TL-S, but If it were in my budget I would rather have a fully loaded 335i. So yes, cost is my determinging factor.