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europrince
08-03-2009, 12:11 AM
Would you choose a 335i sedan or a G35/G37 sedan (2007+)? Why? Auto or stick? Rear or all wheel drive? Surprisingly, these cars are close in real world numbers. Auto journalists give the 335i an edge with money not an issue and the G35/G37 for those on a budget.


http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=121462
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/comparo-take-two-infiniti-g37-vs-bmw-335/
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0708_infiniti_g37_bmw_335/index.html

http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/bmw/3-series
http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/infiniti/g

Gamite
08-03-2009, 12:36 AM
335i + chip, and you're running down E92 M3's. also you get better fuel economy, so you can look at from both angles.

I remember reading a magazine a while back and stock vs stock, 335i beats G37 in every performance category except 30-50 mph take over, or something around those lines.

335i is probably the best bang for the buck, with a chip, you are getting M3 power for a lot less.

I would still go for rwd, I don't believe awd should be a deciding factor, especially since you should be running winter tires in the winter anyways. You get more drive train loss with awd so you're losing a bit.

BigD
08-03-2009, 08:11 AM
335i is a good car, and probably the only acceptable looking new BMW.

The other is a neat Datsun, that's about it. I feel the same way about them as I do about Porsches (maybe because they both look like dead frogs). On paper, I can see why I should like them, but I don't and never have. A friend of mine in Alberta got one when they first came out, with the Brembo package and had a supercharger put in. It dynoed over 400hp to the wheels. And I still wasn't attracted to it in the least.

MiroE36
08-03-2009, 09:50 AM
I would just like to point out that this is a bmw forum, so its almost guaranteed that most of us will prefer BMW's over datsun...

I would take a manual 335i hands down without thinking twice. However, Infiniti's G series are fairly nice cars for the price. The G37 Sport M6 (which is the only one I would consider) is ~45,000, while the 335i is ~49,000. To me $4,000 is not large enough to shed me away from the bimmer to something Jap.

dble Trouble
08-03-2009, 08:50 PM
Manual 335i rwd all of the way. No need to get awd drive. Mktg gimic many people fall victim to, and then defend it. As a performance driving school instructor I can tell you the only time awd helps, and I mean the ONLY time is to get going. It actually takes you slightly longer to stop since you're carrying more weight and it does NOT handle better in the snow. All you need is rwd with a GOOD set of snows and you could go through almost anything that southern ontario throws at you. Save on gas, handles better in the dry, brakes better always, cheaper to buy, cheaper to maintain. Etc, etc, etc,..........

europrince
08-03-2009, 09:08 PM
I appreciate this feedback guys. My wife and I live in North York and are one car, her Mazda 3, because of convenience (proximity to work). Her lease is up this coming winter, and these are the cars on my short list for a used car purchase.

bimmerlvr07
08-04-2009, 10:52 AM
335i 110%. Theres no way a G37S even the sport M6 package could even touch the 335i especially chipped. Better fuel economy, more torque and gets up to speed quicked especially with the turbos. No competition.

europrince
08-04-2009, 10:49 PM
335i 110%. Theres no way a G37S even the sport M6 package could even touch the 335i especially chipped. Better fuel economy, more torque and gets up to speed quicked especially with the turbos. No competition.

without a chip on the 335i, they are much closer than you think

dble Trouble
08-04-2009, 11:51 PM
Yes I agree they are pretty close in acceleration, non-chipped, but let's not get into a pissing match about accerleration. They are both really quick cars. The bigger picture here is the total experience owning these vehicles. BMW = better braking, but not just one quick panic stop, repeatable over and over again. BMW = better handling, by a landslide. Also, BMW, better FEEL, something the Japanese have not been able to do, they could make cars that on paper come close, but have NEVER equalled the feeling you get, like being one with the car like the Germans, specifically BMW. The other thing to mention is resale value. BMW's have the highest resale value of any car, so if you buy one now, and then sell it in 4-6 years, the return on investment will be better with the Bimmer. The only thing the infinity has over the 3 series is size. It is sized like a 5 series, so if you're looking for a 5 series sized car, then that's a different story.

europrince
08-05-2009, 12:02 AM
^ Thanks for your input :)

R_JAY
08-05-2009, 03:04 AM
I voted for the G37S. I got a ride in one and I must say it's a well built machine. The styling of the E90 is starting to grow on me but I think the new design of the G is amazing. I also liked the interior a lot more than the E90 and like someone else said, it has a bit more room. I say you go for a spin in a G and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Flame suit on!

lvan
08-05-2009, 07:01 AM
I would go for 335. The G is just too epensive as bmw, and that is not enought to say NO to a BMW. I am sure being better on gas and resale value would make it very reasonable choice.


I am just worried about new BMW after the warranty. That is where japs bite hard. Than again, used car is a used car so it is all luck.

MiroE36
08-05-2009, 04:52 PM
R Jay you actually read what I post??

DINO K
08-08-2009, 07:36 PM
at the end of the day its a Nissan.. doesnt even catch my eye, this thought would never cross my mind

europrince
09-13-2009, 08:11 PM
I just test drove an e92 335 6sp w/ sport and premium packs and 19"s. Wow, what a beast! I can't see how one can come close to EPA fuel consumption figures with that car. My right foot would misbehave too much.

lvan
09-13-2009, 08:33 PM
I wonder how you test drive these cars? Did you have to pay some nice car infront door or did you leave some deposit.

europrince
09-14-2009, 10:39 AM
I wonder how you test drive these cars? Did you have to pay some nice car infront door or did you leave some deposit.

Dude, you just go to the dealership and ask a rep. If the car you want isn't immediately available, set an appointment.

///Maluco
09-14-2009, 11:12 AM
A friend was also looking at both cars, G37X and 335xi, and ended up with the 335xi with the ///M package. He loves it and the car looks great with those ///M style bumpers too!

lvan
09-14-2009, 04:03 PM
How is the 328i on the power? I bet it feels slugish to 335.

europrince
09-14-2009, 04:14 PM
How is the 328i on the power? I bet it feels slugish to 335.

Yes, but auto journalists have still favoured it over the more powerful G37 because of the dynamics and refinement edge.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/09q2/2009_infiniti_g37_vs._bmw_328i_audi_a4_and_acura_t l-comparison_tests

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/07q2/2007_infiniti_g35_sport_vs._2007_bmw_328i-comparison_tests

xlash
09-14-2009, 04:54 PM
Yes, but auto journalists have still favoured it over the more powerful G37 because of the dynamics and refinement edge.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/09q2/2009_infiniti_g37_vs._bmw_328i_audi_a4_and_acura_t l-comparison_tests

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/07q2/2007_infiniti_g35_sport_vs._2007_bmw_328i-comparison_tests

I'd take the 335i over the G37 and it's VLSD. But I wouldn't quote these auto journalists. These are the same guys who pegged the E92 M3 over the GT-R and the 997 911 Turbo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaYKSd6q6ps