Head to Head: 2008 Infiniti G37 vs 2007 BMW 335i

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“#1 Autos Editor”

Since: Apr 07

Plano, TX

#56 Sep 18, 2007
SE-R wrote:
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Hey dumbass! Chinese HATE Japanese! They hold grudges longer than us! Don't you remember what happened in WW2? idiot
Oh really, then why do all chinese families drive Camrys, Corollas, and Siennas?! Trust me, I know what they drive because Im living in Vancouver at the moment!
SE-R

Huntsville, AL

#57 Sep 20, 2007
Kern wrote:
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Oh really, then why do all chinese families drive Camrys, Corollas, and Siennas?! Trust me, I know what they drive because Im living in Vancouver at the moment!
Vancouver? VANCOUVER?!? Is that a state in China? I didn't know there was a Vancouver in CHINA?!?

Are you sure they're Chinese or are you assuming all ethnicities with epicanthal folds are Chinese? I'm sure they're at least Asian, but are you sure they're Chinese?

My point is there's a difference in statesmanship of the Chinese culture living IN China versus the expats you're seeing. It's the same as Americans that demand we buy American instead of foreign except they're much more forceful and "honorable". I expect it would be more honorable for a Chinese person to purchase a Chinese automobile and very dishonorable to purchase a Japanese automobile -- especially a Mitsubishi, the manufacturer of the "Zero".

“#1 Autos Editor”

Since: Apr 07

Plano, TX

#58 Sep 20, 2007
SE-R wrote:
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Vancouver? VANCOUVER?!? Is that a state in China? I didn't know there was a Vancouver in CHINA?!?
Are you sure they're Chinese or are you assuming all ethnicities with epicanthal folds are Chinese? I'm sure they're at least Asian, but are you sure they're Chinese?
My point is there's a difference in statesmanship of the Chinese culture living IN China versus the expats you're seeing. It's the same as Americans that demand we buy American instead of foreign except they're much more forceful and "honorable". I expect it would be more honorable for a Chinese person to purchase a Chinese automobile and very dishonorable to purchase a Japanese automobile -- especially a Mitsubishi, the manufacturer of the "Zero".
Areas like Richmond and Chinatown have tons of Chinese people, some cant even speak english! Even the old chinese people drive Corollas!! I know about Chinese people hating Japan, but the point I wanted to make was that most asian people (chinese included) choose Acura or Honda over other automakers.
SE-R

Huntsville, AL

#60 Sep 26, 2007
...interesting!
Infiniti is the Shizzy

La Habra, CA

#61 Oct 3, 2007
It's interest..And it doesn't cost 5,000 to replace Infiniti brake pads unlike BMW.
Bmw best wrote:
NOW I read Motor Trend and for them to come up with that decision was not in tne best intrest of A true Victory.Yes the Infintiti has more Muscle,But the BMW was still faster....That tells me if they had the same Hores power BMW would Blow Infiniti out of the water...Look BMW dose cost more But with the better Gas savings you will save on the cost of the car and more just with gas.It seems to me BMW always a step ahead..They just don't want to get in A hores power mode cause it dosen't make A better car.You just got pay for more hores power.Okay Now anwser me this when BMW1 comes out A cheaper BMW with all that BMW has to offer then what?????
335i owner

Odessa, TX

#62 Oct 9, 2007
Learn to spell. It's hard to take your opinion seriously when the impression you leave is that of a high school freshman still waiting to take his drivers test. I know, I'm an A-hole. I admit it.
Infiniti driver

United States

#63 Oct 9, 2007
Oh my God, do you people ever go and drive these vehicles, or do you just look at your computers all day? Get in a G37 and let me know what you think about it as compared to the BMW. It looks better, is safer, and is MORE (that's right I said more) reliable than any BMW ever made. My Infiniti is the best handling vehicle I have ever driven. The ultimate driving machine? More like The ultimate repair machine. Go test drive a G37 with the 4 wheel active steering package and let me know how that POS BMW could ever keep up on a hot summer day. With the oil boiling and the turbos not producing the power they are supposed to, you would have to be stupid to spend an extra 8,000 on the Bimmer over the Infinti. I test drove the 335 before I bought the Infiniti, and have come up with my own conclusions.
1. The ride sucks! never have I driven a BMW with such a rough ride! The run flat tires make it ride like one of those tuner cars that sit on the ground.
2. I wasn't able to tell that the BMW was faster.(0.2 seconds translates to not being able to notice)
3. The Infiniti was a far better value
4. The Infiniti handles better
5. I do not have a small penis and need a BMW to get laid.
Use your heads, people. Why pay for a badge, when you can actually pay for a car that you can drive!
One last thing, I haven't had to take my G37 to the shop at all!!!!!! This alone makes me know that it is definitely worth it to buy quality over history. Let's look to the future, not the past. Also, the warranty on the Infiniti is 4 years/ 60,000 miles bumper to bumper. Again, better than the BMW. So I have to pay for my oil changes? Big Deal. What the $30 is going to break the bank?
SE-R

Huntsville, AL

#64 Oct 17, 2007
Amen, brothuh! I'm "on my way up" in all aspects of life and a BMW just isn't a smart choice! Why spend extra money on junk? I've driven these vehicles lately and my colleagues and I watch them go head-to-head at the local dragstrip. My conslusion? I don't see where BMW gets away with charging so much more money on their cars, parts, and/or service. You're just not getting your money's worth with that company (Hey, Ford! Here's someone else you should buy!)

I used to LOVE BMW. In college I set my sights on the M3 once I became secure with my career path. I've now decided that my pinnacle vehicle will be the G37S. Currently I have an Altima SE-R and JUST THIS MORNING some guy in a black BMW 330 thought he could smoke me on the interstate. WRONG-O! He flipped me off because I kept pointing and laughing at him. Oh well, I just waved goodbye!

I know some pompous beemer owner will doubt my story so "before you post your nonsense, do some research, mkay?"

My dad is almost 68 years old and his first Datsun/Nissan was a 1971 510. He drove it and gave it to my brothers and sisters to drive and it lasted 20 years until one of them wrecked it. My dad sucks at maintenance -- He used to rack up 15 to 20 thousand miles between oil changes and you could never tell in the 510. We all loved that car and Dad has driven them all and he said nothing has been better than his 510. He eventually got a couple of nissan pickups, later a 240SX, and now a Maxima (current vehicle). He said his all time favorite was the 240SX (fun and comfortable) but they were all FLAWLESS. His highest maintenance bill to date:$300 (not counting new tires). His greatest maintenance frequency? Twice a year with the Maxima (cuz my stepmom MAKES him take it in for "routine" maintenance). His lowest mileage before trading/selling: 150,000.
SE-R

Huntsville, AL

#65 Oct 17, 2007
Infiniti driver wrote:
So I have to pay for my oil changes? Big Deal. What the $30 is going to break the bank?
You can actually do the oil changes YOURSELF! Novel concept, huh? It's hella easier on the Infiniti vs the beemer! Again, it wasn't always like this. BMW used to appeal to us gearheads but now they've become elitist... and, yes, A--holes... Infiniti lets you have style and be a gearhead, too
SE-R

Huntsville, AL

#66 Oct 17, 2007
ALSO, not to beat a dead horse but the '91-'94 Nissan Sentra SE-R (Car & Driver Top 10 each year) was called by some experts "The BMW 2002 of the '90s". SE-R owners were HONORED because the BMW 2002 was an awesome tuner car for autocross and round-the-town fun! We could work on it, beat it up, soup it up, and it was indestructable (it seemed). Where has THAT BMW gone? Where has THAT spirit gone? The 3 series flirted with this feeling in the 90s and early 00s but has since made this kind of fun infeasible. I came VERY close to getting a 330 or 328 on several occasions during that time period because of my old passion for the 2002 but luckily became very aware of BMW's issues...
Phoenix335
#67 Oct 26, 2007
Actually, Josh is right. BMW's are much less expensive here in the US than anywhere else in the world. I have several European friends from various countries,(still living abroad) that are all amazed at the price of the 08' 335i I just purchased ($44,750 with sport & premium pkg, metallic paint & rear parking sensors). From what I've heard & read, all the bugs of the 07' models have been worked out. I noticed that these are old posts, so I guess everyone on here bashing BMW shut up when they realized that BMW corrected the bugs in the 07's. I waited to buy the 08' to allow for that. Bottom line is, it really boils down to what you like most. Different strokes for different folks!
Islander007

Quantico, VA

#68 Oct 30, 2007
Phoenix was the $45K price including taxes? What did you end up paying after all additional costs were added? Wonder if I got screwed? I paid 56K for a loaded '08 335i Convertible (Metallic paint, Automatic, Premium, Cold weather pkg, Sport pkg, USB, PDC, Comfort Access, and M3 Kit...anybody wanna weigh in?
SE-R

Huntsville, AL

#70 Dec 12, 2007
They're still overpriced. Why pay that much when you can get a better car for less that's just as sexy in every way??? That's what I'm trying to understand to this day...
SE-R

Huntsville, AL

#71 Dec 12, 2007
Phoenix335 wrote:
Different strokes for different folks!
I partially agree but economic sense should be the key here...
John Darvin

Granada Hills, CA

#72 Dec 21, 2007
Ive had the car for almost a year, have not experienced any of the problems im reading here. The fact is the 335i like most bmws is a work of engineering art. I bet most of you are exagerating anyways. This car has it all.
Benzzz

Miami, FL

#73 Dec 24, 2007
get the c300 sport class best that i have had smooth ride great handling cost lest fuel efficient alot more features i personally love it and my bimmer friends want to trade may not be the same if you think but i think its better
suckafree

Chesterfield, MO

#74 Jan 3, 2008
The problem I see with the bimmer is with the turbos. I am not positive but dont think they have oil cooling, som1 check me on that. The 335i already went through a bad phase with the fuel problem but I am waiting to see how long the turbos last before the sh** hits the fan... er, turbine.

also, for those of you who bought a G37 or 335i, did you actually drive both?
dinan335

United States

#75 Mar 12, 2008
the g37 doesn't even belong in a discussion with the 335i. i didn't consider it for a second. there was no point. i have had infiniti g's as rental cars (the fact that rental fleets have them is telling) and the quality of the interior materials is unimpressive, no better than nissan-badged cars. anyone who thinks the g37 drives as well as a bmw is either judgment-impaired or has never actually driven a bmw. i would take even a 135i over any infiniti any day.
Kurt

Knoxville, TN

#76 Aug 24, 2008
You are wrong; I, too, thought BMW fixed the issues. I have less than 1300 miles on my 2008 BMW 335i and it does not start properly. It is losing power even now and then. Can't figure out. The delaer says "it's most likely the fuel; well...come on......I actually went to the fuel vendor they selected. Guess what; it's worse than ever. Already a week in the shop for this brand new car. I person commented the BMW does not belong in the same sentence as the G37. He is right; the Infiniti is a more reliable car. This version of car has several hardware issues that need to be fixed. Until then, I consider the 335i a less worthy car and it's overpriced. I have driven both and at least the G37 starts.
Phoenix335 wrote:
Actually, Josh is right. BMW's are much less expensive here in the US than anywhere else in the world. I have several European friends from various countries,(still living abroad) that are all amazed at the price of the 08' 335i I just purchased ($44,750 with sport & premium pkg, metallic paint & rear parking sensors). From what I've heard & read, all the bugs of the 07' models have been worked out. I noticed that these are old posts, so I guess everyone on here bashing BMW shut up when they realized that BMW corrected the bugs in the 07's. I waited to buy the 08' to allow for that. Bottom line is, it really boils down to what you like most. Different strokes for different folks!
James

Scarborough, Canada

#77 Sep 9, 2008
Get the G37, save yourself the headaches of the German lies. I bought into the hype of owning a BMW and I got shafted hard. My 335i fell apart on me a few months after I bought and to this day I have yet to drive that car with a peaceful mind.

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