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Infiniti G35, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#1 of 88 AUDI A4 Vs Infinity G35
Nov 18, 2007 (10:56 pm)
g35 Vs Audi A4 which one should I get
Can any one give me any positives and negatives on what you think on these two cars
#2 of 88 Re: AUDI A4 Vs Infinity G35 [kenof]
Nov 19, 2007 (4:56 am)
Why don't you tell us a little about what interests you in each one of them and what your priorities are? That will help us give you more useful feedback.
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#3 of 88 Re: AUDI A4 Vs Infinity G35 [kenof]
Nov 19, 2007 (5:20 am)
Well, for starters the G is rear-wheel drive & therefore better balanced (near equal weight on the front & rear axles). It's Asian & will probably be more reliable in the long run (after the warranty runs out). Audi interiors are very well thought of, though Infiniti has improved a lot recently. The G has more power & better acceleration, but will be noisier & what some consider "less refined." Many people put a lot of stock in the Teutonic "feel" that the Audi (& BMW & Merc, for that matter) demonstrates.
However, as Pat pointed out, some of this stuff may or may not matter a bit to you. Are you planning to lease (rent for 3 years) or keep the car long enough to accumulate 100K or more miles? What do you drive now? If you've driven them both, what do you think? If you haven't, go do it.
Both Audi & G are very well represented on these boards by people who drive or have driven the cars, and it becomes obvious that everyone is looking for something a little different & values the various factors much differently.
#4 of 88 Re: AUDI A4 Vs Infinity G35 [kenof]
Nov 19, 2007 (8:26 pm)
For my wife and me it came down to deciding between G35 and Audi A4. We picked the Audi with the v6. Audi has better crash test results and to us had the edge in handling/braking. But it was a close decision between the two.
#5 of 88 2008 audi a4 2.0 turbo vs 2008 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo
Apr 14, 2008 (4:59 pm)
i am currently thinking of buying one of the aforementioned cars but have never owned a saab or an audi. i really like the look of both cars which is important to me but i also like a reliable car as well. don't we all.i would appreciate any input. thanks
Apr 15, 2008 (5:47 am)
If you cant get the 335i, leave the german cars and get a Japanese car. See the Edmunds comparison of the C350, G, Is350 etc. The C350 came last, if the Audi were included it would have came last. At least the 335i annihates the competition in terms of perfomance, an accolade that cannot be claimed by any of its German siblings (within ELLPS of course). The rest of the ELLPS would annihilate the German rivals in terms of value for money, interior, reliability, pretty much everything.
Thats just my 2 cents, its a pretty simple model.
#7 of 88 Re: 2008 audi a4 2.0 turbo vs 2008 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo [ggs2]
Apr 15, 2008 (5:53 am)
I can speak for the A4 2.0T. I bought a 2007 a couple years ago and have been very pleased so far. I have a manual transmission. In my mind this car is one of the best values in the market, and Audi is quite under rated in the U.S. My A4 was less than $30k new. I owned a Honda when I wandered into an Audi dealership to look at the A4. I was a travelling consultant and needed a comfortable fuel efficient car with good performance. The Civic wasn't cutting it. As for reliability the current A4 is judged to be quite reliable. Don't base your judgement on the prior 1.8T models. Audi has improved reliability. A majority of cars produced today are very reliable. The difference in reliability between Honda/Toyota and Audi, as an example, is slim.
I would also evaluate the Audi and Saab dealer service where you are located. My local Audi dealer has been top notch. Be sure to negotiate the cost of the maintenence plan into your deal. It is about $500.
I have no experience at all with Saab. Maybe someone can chime in. Good luck with your decision.
#8 of 88 Re: 2008 audi a4 2.0 turbo vs 2008 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo [rascal99]
Apr 15, 2008 (6:06 pm)
Happy to hear your A4 is working out well. Did you buy it outright or lease? If you bought it, what do you think of Audi resale value? I was seriously considering an A3 before I bought the car I'm driving now, but resale is a pretty big deal, and everything I've heard over the past few years leads me to believe Audi resale value leaves something to be desired. If you leased, reliability is a total non-issue, beyond the PITA factor of dropping the car off & picking it up for repairs (assuming a loaner).
I won't drive anything but a manual transmission either -- it's great to drive an enjoyable car. Sounds like you and I are both doing it.
#9 of 88 Saab and Audi
Apr 15, 2008 (7:07 pm)
I had 3 Saabs (I am driving 9-3) and my wife is driving an A4 3.2.
I love Saab. It is unique. It is not only a car. It is like a family member.
Saab built good and solid cars (they are safer than Volvo). My first Saab saved my wife. She was hit by a truck on highway and walked out with no problem. They do have some minor issues so it is important to find a good dealer. I found that Saab or Euopean only dealerships have better service than Saab & Cadallic dealerships.
The A4 seems to be fine but it has only 800 miles. It has much better interior and handling. It is a nice car but I don't attach to it as my Saab. I love turbo! If it is A4 2.0 FWD vs. Saab 9-3 2.0T, Saab 9-3 2.0 is a better car.
I drove Japanses cars before but I didn't go back after I switched to European cars.
I think they are more solid (the doors are heavy and solid) and give me more feedback from the roads. Japense cars may be more reliable but they are not famous (or I should say no comparison) for safety.
#10 of 88 Re: 2008 audi a4 2.0 turbo vs 2008 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo [cdnpinhead]
Apr 16, 2008 (6:16 am)
I purchased the A4. I have never leased a car. The only car I have ever traded was the Civic I gave up for this A4; otherwise, I sell my cars privately. I was aware the Audi resale was not going to touch the resale of a Civic for instance; however, I wasn't too worried since I do not trade my cars. Interesting that the other car I looked at was a TSX, which has super resale value, but the car just didn't do much for me.
At purchase time the only thing that concerned me about the A4 was reliability. I swore I would never buy a VW product. Great quality, but mediocre reliability. With 30K miles on this car it has been bulletproof thus far, and it rates fairly well even by CR. I'll keep my fingers crossed, and foot to the floor