Last post on Aug 04, 2009 at 5:58 AM
You are in the Infiniti G35
What is this discussion about?
Infiniti G35, Lexus IS 350, Sedan
#16 of 126 Re: The G gets our vote (just barely) [blnewto]
Aug 03, 2007 (5:26 pm)
I'm was looking at either a new ‘07 G35x or a used ‘06 IS350 myself ,,,, took a G35x out, pretty sweet I must say, even in snow ,,,,took out the IS350 a few days later and liked it as well. Up here in the Great White North (Canada) the spread between the 2007 G35 and 2007 IS350 (with NAV) is about $11,500cdn. That’s why I was dealing with a ‘07 G35 vs ‘06 IS350 situation ,,,,the price on the Lexus was still about $2K more expensive (but included 3.5K worth of winter rubber/mags/sensors/tinting).
The G35x was a little harsher ride than my former ‘01 IS300, and the newer IS350, but I think that’s a good thing. Ride quality is such a subjective thing it will be hard for anyone to convince you for sure one way or the other.
It came down to price at first ,,,,,, if the infinity dealer had been discounting to 1000-1500cdn over invoice and offered me a trade on the 2001 IS300 of 18K I would have gone for it. As it turned out I got 18K at lexus ,,,, the IS350 had 6000 miles and was only 9 months old so it was pretty new.
One of the main reasons I went Lexus ,,,, getting $18K trade value on a $45K msrp car that was almost 7 years old!!!! When you factor in local taxes saved by trading, I basically had $20K value after 7 years. What will a 7 year old G35 be worth?
I hope I was clear when I stated I liked both cars ,,,,,, I am pretty sure though, that 4 years from now I will still like the IS350 ( kind of sad to see the ‘01 IS300 sitting on the dealers lot ,,,,, it was a great car for me).
I liked dealing with Lexus as well. After all the negotiating was done, and the papers signed the sales guy pulls out a voucher and orders me a set of summer mats for N/C ,,,, says, “just noticed there were winter mats inside, looks better with the carpeted summers, we’ll get you some” ,,,,, nice touch.
#17 of 126 Re: The G gets our vote (just barely) [kc567567]
Aug 04, 2007 (12:48 pm)
One assumes you don't have a regular need to transport actual adults in the back seat.
That, plus the lack of fold down rear seats, took the IS off my shopping list.
#18 of 126 How does the upcoming IS-F fit into this?
Oct 01, 2007 (7:05 am)
Will the upcoming IS-F solve some of the complaints on here? non folding backseats, smaller backseats,
#19 of 126 Re: How does the upcoming IS-F fit into this? [srizvi1]
Oct 01, 2007 (8:12 am)
The IS-F is a high performance model os the IS350.
This means more power, better braking, upgraded tranny, etc.
There is nothing on the lines of higher refinement on the IS-F, when comparing to the IS250/IS350.
So no, you will not be seeing extras like folding backets, more back seat room, etc.
#20 of 126 Re: How does the upcoming IS-F fit into this? [scottm123]
Oct 10, 2007 (10:43 am)
also the IS-F will be priced way out of the range..
#21 of 126 Re: How does the upcoming IS-F fit into this? [sweendogy]
Oct 10, 2007 (10:52 am)
yeah, I asked the question before I even looked into the details of the IS-F. I kind of know the answer now.
It's def way out there in price range too - I'm hearing like 60 grand or something. That's crazy
#22 of 126 My 2 cents
Oct 11, 2007 (10:45 am)
Have an is250, lack of power is a big -ve for such a well built car. am thinking of getting either the 350 or the g, so far am leaning towards the 350. will be test driving both cars over the next week and will give my 2 cents on this topic. looks, i will give it to the 350, look at a white or light blue one, just look at the quality of the paint, compare with any g, the g does not come close. anyway, lets see how it goes in the next 2 weeks
#23 of 126 Re: My 2 cents [sjaieve]
Oct 11, 2007 (11:17 am)
I agree... and I own a G.
I loved the IS and decided that was the car for me back in the beginning of 06.
Between the dealership being a complete nightmare to work with, not finding the exact model I wanted, and changes on the homefront, I was forced to put my purchase on hold.
While on hold, Infiniti came out with the new redesign 07 and it seemed to fill some of the wants I had, which the IS fell short on.
It's roomier, offers AWD without a loss of power or fun, and with the redesign, wasn't so bad on the eyes.
I loved the IS's vented seats and the fit/finish, but the size and compromises for me were just too much for the price being paid.
Both offer some cool features that the other does not.
You can't really go wrong with either, as long as the back seat is no deal breaker for you.
You're making a good decision in driving both though.
#24 of 126 my 2 cents
Oct 18, 2007 (2:44 pm)
I test drove both cars and they are all good cars, all are above par and offer better value for money than the competition. the infiniti dealerships are not as great as the lexus dealerships though but thats besides the point. Fit & Finish, smoothness & quiteness of ride, performance the Lexus wins. In terms of interior & trunk space, the G wins. The Lex goes for 4k more but given its more refined than the G, its worth it. The Lexus guys do not offer AWD, which is a bit of a negative for me, If there was an IS350 AWD, I would be driving that by now. I have decided to put off getting a new car till these cars get refreshed but one cannot go wrong with either one.
#25 of 126 Re: my 2 cents [sjaieve]
Oct 18, 2007 (3:56 pm)
If there was an IS350 AWD, I would be driving that by now.