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2006 Infiniti G35 18 38.30%
2006 VW Passat 3.6 5 10.64%
2006 Lexus IS350 17 36.17%
something else? 7 14.89%
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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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G35..Passat..or IS350?

Looking to get a car for the wife... upon doing some research, i think we've narrowed it down to these three.

THE G35...


THE NEW PASSAT...


THE IS350...


Now the G35 and Passat are pretty much less expensive than the IS350. I've personally liked the G35.. i think its the best bang for the buck. I've heard bad reviews from previous VW owners, but this new Passat seems promising (maybe).. The IS350 is the most expensive but want to see if the price would be justified in overall satisfaction. (and no, she will not opt for the IS250...she'd rather get the G35 than get the IS250 <--lacks power).

I'll tell you this much, if she opts for the G35, the $$$ saved could go toward my bike! but, this is going to be HER car... so, lets hear them comments!
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IS 350 RWD drive version. I still can't believe that they don't make the 350 AWD but they do the 250. much better looking car then the G35 4 door in my opinion. I want to look into getting that for my wife eventually. Let us know your impressions if you test drive them.

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G35 bro
Amen Reverend.

I would however advise on the Coupe. If you already have a family sedan coupe is great. pleanty room for kids and grosery shopping.



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Don't even bother with the Passat, you'll be dissapointed. How bout an Acura TL type S? My mom has a CL type S, very well equipt, 260hp (2002). I love that car!

I voted for the G35---It's
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I wish I had to choose between the three!

I'd go for the Lexus or Infiniti. You can't go wrong with either. The Infiniti is a REALLY nice Nissan, who makes great cars anyways. The 3.5V6 in there is proven, they've used it for quite a few years in the Maximas. Not TOO bad on gas mileage for a high performance V6. Is this short term or long term? Short term, probably take less of a hit on the Lexus. Is this a lease or purchase?

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Don't even bother with the Passat, you'll be dissapointed. How bout an Acura TL type S? My mom has a CL type S, very well equipt, 260hp (2002). I love that car!

I voted for the G35---It's
Newer style Acura TL no longer have the Type S option. They have two trims for the TL..with nav and without nav. I was looking at these but realized I'd have to give up racing to afford the car payments. They are pimp, however.

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I have the new Passat, but not the V6. I love the thing. So many cool little features. Very happy with it so far, not one complaint. The V6 is suppossed is bas ass.
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I use to have a 04' G35 6spd(coupe), and man, I hated the interior....Anyway, from your picks, I'll definately go with a Lexus...You can't beat the reliability from a Toyota...besides that, why not a 05'+ Acura TL...It definately beats out the interior of a G35 & Passat...I got one with the whole works(Nav & A-spec kit) and it's badass...excellent for a daily w/ a crapload of features...
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You live in Vegas. Buy a damn convertible already!
Some say convertibles are for women and/or non car enthusiasts.

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Ever hear of an S2000? Or E-Type Jag. Or MX-5?

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I have had my G35 for almost a year and love it. If you can get the coupe but the sedan is also nice.
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Ever hear of an S2000? Or E-Type Jag. Or MX-5?
I said some say....i didn't say i say. Besides he has a motorcycle. What does he need a convertible for?

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I have a S4 and love the new Passat. It is a great looking car. German cars are in a different class compared to Japanese Luxury cars. This is not to say the G35 and IS350 aren't nice. I just prefer the refined interior of the Passat.
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You live in Vegas. Buy a damn convertible already!
The wife isn't a fan of convertibles... (although a s2000 is hawt) .. she doesn't want a coupe since this car is also going to be used as a "family" sedan... We looked at the TL as well, its a nice car (Chuckie has one )... it would've been choice #4... but didn't make the cut.
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I'm just busting balls about your damn nice wather (although my Dad called me from the strip and said it's raining again LOL).

For the money, you can't beat an Audi for sweet-ass interiors. The new A4s and sexy looking too. IMO

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is transmission a factor? I think the lex is only auto with that phoney shifting. I thought you could get the G35 stick though.....

so G35
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I voted Passat. Been getting awesome reviews. The Japs haven't been able to touch german cars yet, but they are getting close. The Passat is also the best feature/dollar ratio.
As soon as the Wagon goes on sale I'll be voting with my $$$
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