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IcedG35
04-28-2005, 05:39 PM
As my lease is nearing its end, here are possible replacements...although I think this is a good poll either way, so just respond without regard to price (that's my issue). <p>After making this poll, i realized mercedes really doesn't have a car that would fit in this very well selling class of cars. The C seems more of a baby S than a sports car.... i wish merc did have a car in this class though<p>** i mean the facelifted A4 and G35, and the all new 330xi and IS350

knicks125
04-28-2005, 07:15 PM
I want to choose the IS 350 but I will wait my judgment until I test drive the car when it comes out...I'm sure it'd be really good. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Like I said, even though I want to pick the IS, I just can't, seeing how little people have actually had a chance to test drive the car. So, with that said, I'll have to give the nod to the G35x, it's simply the best out of that group (the three minus the IS350) <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

piokor
04-28-2005, 07:44 PM
Out of those four, I would take the 330xi.

Cozz
04-28-2005, 08:32 PM
I saw the IS and choose it over the rest. The G35 is getting a little old IMO and the new 3're falls short of impressive. I vote IS.

anonms
04-28-2005, 08:48 PM
Both the IS and the 3 seem like great choices, but the IS seems so much more attractive. Toyota's touchscreen interface is so intuitive (and overprotective), as is the rest of the IS' dashboard. I'm sure the 3 will have better performance (or at least feel as though it has better performance), but I'm not a fan of iDrive (since it's not exactly possible to operate iDrive without looking at the screen) and the styling.

Hornbag
04-29-2005, 06:05 AM
My heart says BMW, my head says Lexus...

IcedG35
04-29-2005, 10:31 AM
i will always be a sucker for a 3 series.... although if the G35 looked more like a 4 door version of the coupe, it woudl absolutely be my first choice... <p>the lexus would be right behind the bmw but it doesn't offer AWD on the 3.5 engine (hopefulyl that's just for now)

Hornbag
04-30-2005, 04:15 AM
I would love to say the Lexus...but i absolutly HATE Toyota. I would own a GS430 though! If Lexus can fix up the LX and then the ES (then distance them selfes from Toyota) i would then say Lexus is the best luxury brand, but untill then, the BMW has it.<p>Well, mabey it doesnt have the best quality, but the badge, the driving experience, the style IMO outweight the price and quality issue...<p>But im fully BIASED! LOL

flyinmonkey351
04-30-2005, 09:24 AM
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IcedG35
04-30-2005, 11:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flyinmonkey351</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> ACURA TL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hate FWD. I've driven that car and it doesn't compare with the Infiniti or the Audi and what we all know the BMW will drive like.

AXLE
05-02-2005, 11:43 PM
What about the Volvo S60R anybody?

Top Secret
05-03-2005, 12:01 AM
I choose the A4. It's got the right balance of sport and power - and is overall the better car (compared to the 3 Series at least). It also has ridiculously good looks.

Hornbag
05-03-2005, 03:56 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I choose the A4. It's got the right balance of sport and power - and is overall the better car (compared to the 3 Series at least). It also has ridiculously good looks.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>IMO, its nice, but there is too much of a clash between old Audi and the new look of Audi...i still am a huge fan tho, and i love the grille! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

Banker
05-03-2005, 07:23 AM
The Cadillac CTS should have been on the list as well.

Comrade
05-04-2005, 08:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Banker</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Cadillac CTS should have been on the list as well.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I guess MBcrazE didn't consider buying that car and notice that they all have AWD except the Lexus.<p>Anyway I voted for the Audi because it looks the best and I also like the big grill.

Flagship
05-04-2005, 12:36 PM
The IS does have AWD<p>Have to go with the Lexus(bet u didnt see that coming). I don't want to be like everyone else and drive around in a Audi or BMW and i don't want to pay over $200 for a brake job. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Flagship GT at 3:42 PM 5/4/2005</i>

Comrade
05-04-2005, 12:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Flagship GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The IS does have AWD</TD></TR></TABLE><br>But only the IS 250 right? Either way, he did not say that he would want it with AWD. Maybe he would, I don't know.<br>All I'm saying is that the CTS is not in the poll because MBcrazE didn't consider it.

Flagship
05-04-2005, 12:51 PM
Keep in mind that the IS has not officially been released to the public so we really dont know for sure/ it should not even be on the list.

fubar
05-04-2005, 05:09 PM
Does the new 3-series offer an xi trim right away or is awd coming in a few years? Model year 2007 will debut the new G35 sedan. Too bad you cant wait til then that way for sure you can compare how the new Lexi and BMW's will fare. I doubt the G interior will match any of these quality-wise but I can be hopeful Infiniti will start to put better quality material in their cars.<p>I feel that Infiniti will be the company to beat in a few years.

IcedG35
05-07-2005, 10:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>But only the IS 250 right? Either way, he did not say that he would want it with AWD. Maybe he would, I don't know.<br>All I'm saying is that the CTS is not in the poll because MBcrazE didn't consider it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm just really not a fan of the CTS. I don't go for the boxy styling. I'm more of a fan of the sleek lines of the companies I put in the poll but I'm sure it deserves to be compared with the cars mentioned.

scorpio14
05-07-2005, 11:32 PM
IS fa sure... BM aint bad neither is the A4... The G35 they dont sell here and i dont remember what they look like... so thats definitely out fa me

SHEPO
05-08-2005, 12:30 PM
how bout a tsx? ive had mine for almost 2 years; best car ive ever owned!!! and no, its nothing like an accord (believe me, ive owned 2, a 1990 and a 1996)

Banker
05-13-2005, 12:24 PM
The 3.6L CTS is a great car. Still looks good after four years. This should be an option on the list.