Last post on Apr 22, 2007 at 8:49 AM
You are in the Infiniti G35
What is this discussion about?
Infiniti G35, BMW 3 Series, Coupe, Sedan
#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.
#11 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [papsephus]
Dec 29, 2006 (10:05 pm)
True... most of us will never use the true performance of the BMW or Infiniti. But many of the auto mags have & they are very closely matched in performance. For me personally 65,000 miles with no major problems is not enough. That should be expected. I keep my cars for 10 years and am looking for no major problems for at least that long. So for me this is why reliability is my first decision maker. I'm still confused how you eliminated the reliability issue & are saying its covered under warranty. You paid for an extended warranty. What is the base warranty in years & mileage (powertrain & bumper/bumper)?
#12 of 53 Re: bimmer vs infini [smokey75]
Dec 30, 2006 (9:13 am)
My vehicle had a base 50K, 4yr warranty for maintenance and 100K for powertrain. I paid $1100 for the extended maintenance for 100K miles. I'm not saying I have not had any problems with it electronically, but they have all been taken care of. A new set of brakes alone are almost $1000 alone. I am pleased with the service team at the local dealership. But, another person may not be pleased with the reliability of this car. I have had problems with Gadgets (nothing major), but have all been taken care of with no problem.
I also own a Toyota Corrola that I had in college. I bought it brand new in 2000 and here in almost 2007 I have 192,000 miles on it. No engine problems, although a couple of interior lights have gone out. That's reliability. I still drive it today.
My point is to defend BMW from those who say they wouldn't buy a BMW, or they are overpriced, etc. I have had grand experiences with mine. But keep in mind you do get what you pay for.
I really like the new G35, although the M is what I really want. I didn't like the previous G, but I like the new engine, and new interior styling of the '07. In my opinion, a great car is a great car and everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
And for the price you pay and options and performance you can get, the G35 is a great car. Oh, and the new steering wheel is Fantastic.