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I wanted to compare the 04 330ci with a Performance Pkg. to a Infiniti G35 6spd Manual. Which is a better performer and handler?
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this comparo insults my manhood. there is no comparison, the peepee wins hands down mano. i don't get it, a ricemobile with wobbly legs compared to a teutonic knight ?? y'all crazy out there or what ?

i drove this g thing, friend bought it with autotobox (wife factor). even compensating for that particular deficiency, it's a dog that won't hunt.

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Its a nice lookin car but really, how long will it last?
Big difference and buddy is right. So I guess ur answer is
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Sorry to jump in. I'm obviously new to the forum and new to BMW's. Our first is on the boat now scheduled to arrive in a few days.

But despite my excitement about having a new 330, I have no disillusionment whatsoever that this car will last anywhere near as long as my Lexus (or an Infiniti). I realize that is a sacrifice I have to make to own a BMW.
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Originally posted by peterkulesza@May 5 2004, 06:00 PM
yo:

this comparo insults my manhood. there is no comparison, the peepee wins hands down mano. i don't get it, a ricemobile with wobbly legs compared to a teutonic knight ?? y'all crazy out there or what ?

i drove this g thing, friend bought it with autotobox (wife factor). even compensating for that particular deficiency, it's a dog that won't hunt.

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I just got a 2004 Performance Package 330i a week ago. It is sick as hell.

However, I had a 350Z before this, which is basically the same car as an Infiniti G35 coupe. It was also sick as hell. The BMer will cost you more, but it is worth it. The infiniti will perform slightly faster but the handling is virtually identical between my old Z and new 330iPP. However, the trim and interior is hands down in favor of the BMer. I am in love with my 330iPP. It is just beautiful.

If money is not an issue, get the 330iPP. You will not be dissapointed.
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btw cakeman, a Performance Package 330i is called a 330ZHP, 330iPP means Premium Package 330i

i love the G35 coupe. Its a great performer too. I really cant say which is better in performance...but powerwise they are both putting about the same to the wheels.
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...I have no disillusionment whatsoever that this car will last anywhere near as long as my Lexus (or an Infiniti). I realize that is a sacrifice I have to make to own a BMW.
I'm not sure what facts you are basing this statement on but if you check around the board, there are many bimmers owned by members that are from the '80's.
Some with other 200k original miles. used

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Thanks for the info. I am still learning the lingo. I am transitioning from Japanese to German. B)
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Originally posted by Silver4evr+May 6 2004, 11:14 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Silver4evr @ May 6 2004, 11:14 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ric330i@May 5 2004, 09:06 PM
...I have no disillusionment whatsoever that this car will last anywhere near as long as my Lexus (or an Infiniti).* I realize that is a sacrifice I have to make to own a BMW.
I'm not sure what facts you are basing this statement on but if you check around the board, there are many bimmers owned by members that are from the '80's.
Some with other 200k original miles. used [/b][/quote]
And I know plenty of Lexus vehicles out there with 250k + miles. I wonder who has spent less on maintenance and repairs (drastically less)?

The original question on this thread was regarding which car performs and handles better. Hands down, the BMW. But someone brought up the issue of quality.

Don't get me wrong. I'm as excited as hell that my new BMW is on the way. But this is one category (and probably the only one) where it simply will not win over the Japanese premium brands.
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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>No question, the 330i ZHP crushes that G35.</span>One of my best friends has the G35 coupe 6MT. I have ridden in it and driven it many times. I own a 330i ZHP. Not only am I sure my car handles better in every possible way, but the Bimmer is also faster. If you search around, you'll find that the ZHP does 0-60 in 5.9, whereas the G35 does it in 6.1 All those extra horseys just don't xlate to extra speed.
Furthermore, that G35 just ain't comfortable to ride in for very long.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Bimmer gets more booty for its owner.
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Ride on! B)

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IMHO bmw,(german autos)=better performance infiniti,(japanese autos)=better quality. don't flame me,its just an opinion,and yes,i know that not all japanese cars are better quality then german cars and i also know that not all german cars perform better then japanese cars. im just saying in most cases. i my self have a 2003 330ci and i love it.
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If you look at consumersunion.org or read the Consumers Reports magazine, it's usually the asian cars that receive the highest reliability rating. Some BMW's for some years are reliable. BMW is always marked down for being expensive to maintain and repair.

BTW, I also own a '97 Accord with 72.5k miles that I bought new and it has never needed a repair or broken down on the highway. Just regular maintenance. That's a hard record to beat.

That being said, I've always found bimmers a much more satisfying drive. Oh! That's what they mean by the saying "the ultimate driving machine".

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