Last post on Apr 08, 2011 at 3:22 AM
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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Car Comparisons, Coupe, Sedan
#353 of 361 Re: 3-Series Question [jtla]
Apr 29, 2010 (9:19 am)
thanks for the info!!
#354 of 361 BMW Auto
Apr 30, 2010 (7:34 pm)
The BMW automatic transmission will learn your driving style too.
The free maintenance seems to be great but the dealer only follows the much longer scheduled maintenance preset in the car (15K for an oil change!)
I have a 2006 A4 3.2. I test drove the G (a 2008 so it's probably a G35X, not a G37X) before I got a 335xi.
The Audi transmission is smooth if you accelerate continuously. If you are doing city driving, you may find out it upshifts too early. Sometime, it hesitates to downshift and you need to force it to do it. Maybe the transmission in the 2009+ is better.
I test drove the G sedan (AWD). It's a nice car with good interior and options but that is. It's not that special for me.
Before I drove a 335i, I thought a 328i would be good enough for me (I got it as a loaner). No way, I will never get it.
I test drove a 335i and a 335xi. I was very happy when going through a 30mph limit curve with 70mph (the salesperson asked me to do that). I bought the 335xi because I needed to work in Wisconsin for almost a year (I am glad it's over).
Although the car is AWD, it started out as RWD first. It's fun. Twin turbo rocks!
Both the power and torque are amazing. The car always wants you to give it more gas to go so it could be dangerous.
As someone mentioned before, Audi has the best interior. The Bimmer..forget about it.
The problem of the G and the 3-series to me is there are too many of them on the roads. Now I may get the new supercharged S4.
I agree the G probably has the best value among the group. It all depends on what you are looking for. Test drive them and see what you like.
#355 of 361 Re: 335i vs G37 [dan12]
May 31, 2010 (2:33 pm)
I agree wholeheartedly. I did not buy my 335i to impress...it caught my attention after multiple test drives with its stunning performance. It's a matter of preference, and I preferred the ride, style and performance of the 335i to the G37.
#356 of 361 Re: BMW Auto [r34]
Nov 16, 2010 (9:02 am)
I leased a 2010 Infiniti G37x and I love it! I only looked at a BMW 335xi on the internet and reviews but did test drive an Audi A4 2.0T and there was no comparison. Even though the 2.0T is "punchy", you can still tell that you are driving a 4-cylander car. I found the interior nice, but confusing. Way too many buttons and options. The G37 was a no brainer after comparing it with the A4. I got a "premium package" that included all the bells and whistles, an awesome stereo system (I liked the Bose surround better then the B&O in the Audi), and it's an absolute rocket! I have owned it for over a month and it still makes my pulse race when I open it up on the freeway. I know experts have the BMW ranked as THE Creme del le creme, but 90% of owners who use it just as I do (to and from work, occasion weekend trip) will find the extra 8-grand to be pointless. Plus, living in Detroit I see 3-series and A4s EVERYWHERE but not so much with the G. If a sports sedan that is fun to drive and includes all luxary options is desired, not only does the G buck the German trend, I feel it is by far the best bang for the buck!
#357 of 361 Re: 335i Sedan VS 335i Coupe VS G37 [nc72689]
Dec 14, 2010 (12:04 pm)
Seriously?? Your decision rests on the size of the backseat? Do you realize that a 335i is a sports car?? I think you should just get a Toyota Camry with a HUGE backseat and be done with it.
#358 of 361 Re: 335i Sedan VS 335i Coupe VS G37 [gophils09]
Dec 14, 2010 (12:26 pm)
Do you realize that a 335i is a sports car??
And do you realize that you're replying to a message that's more than 3 years old? (It was posted on 9/5/07.)
The guy who wrote it probably won't see your reply. He hasn't logged in since June, 2008.
#359 of 361 Re: 335i Sedan VS 335i Coupe VS G37 [nc72689]
Apr 04, 2011 (2:20 pm)
I own a 335is coupe. I had a 335i before. Anyway, you are a tall person it is rally only a seats 3 people. You need to hav the drivers seat all the way back. I still highly recommend it if you want a super quick car. It will spank a g37 any day of the week. The torque is unbelievable. It is a sub 5 second car.
#360 of 361 Re: 335i Sedan VS 335i Coupe VS G37 [yelnats25]
Apr 07, 2011 (10:10 am)
A sub 5.0 car maybe with a rolling start. Sure the 335i has better 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, but only by a few tenths. If you want a 335i as fully loaded as my G37 you'd spend at least 10-grand more. I'd rather keep that 10-grand buy not buying a marginally better status symbol. Then again, 10-grand can probably compensate for a lot of shortfalls!
#361 of 361 Re: 335i Sedan VS 335i Coupe VS G37 [deveauja7]
Apr 08, 2011 (3:22 am)
A couple of points:
- BMW offers European Delivery and you can knock an easy $8,000 off the MSRP of a fully tarted up 335i by going that route (assuming you either A) are already going over say for business, or B) wouldn't mind taking a vacation over there).
- Real world fuel economy numbers delivered by the 335i models on the road are significantly better than any car equipped with Nissan's VQ engine, the G37 included.