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View Poll Results: What should I buy as part of my premature mid-life crisis?
Lexis IS 17 40.48%
Infiniti G35 25 59.52%
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Help me decide...

Yeah, I know you guys probably thought I was dead, but I'm not.

Work has turned into a nightmare. My group is way behind schedule and one of the guys has decided to resign, so my workload went from 12 hrs/day to about 24 hrs/day.

Anyway, I am feeling the need to trat myself to something, and I'm going to be buying a new car. These are the two I have it narrowed down to.

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Old 07-15-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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Lexus IS:



Infiniti G35:

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Old 07-15-2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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Gotta love that Lexus. One day that will be MY baby. Oh yeah...

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Old 07-15-2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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I can't even afford a Toyota Corolla so I'm probably not the person to ask.

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The Lexus looks happily mean.
The Infiniti looks sadly bitter.

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G35 gets me hard!

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I test drove both of these yesterday. That G35 packs a punch. I got it out on the hwy, and was up at 85 mph before I knew it. I didn't take the Lexus on the hwy due to construction going on near the dealer.

I'm torn, though.

Lexus wins in these catagories:

  • safety (IIHS side-impact scores are better for the lexus)
  • fuel economy
  • appearance
  • originality (there are TONS of G35's on the road here)
Infiniti wins in these catogories:
  • power (about 100 hp more, but I don't really need it)
  • interior space, especially in the back seat
Seems like a no-brainer with the Infiniti only winning on two points (one of which I don't care about). However, that other winning point for the Infiniti is HUGE for me. I need to be able to drive my kids to school in whatever car I get, and the rear seat on the Lexus is very tight.

I'm going to borrow the Lexus from the dealer next weekend for a 24 hour test drive, and we'll pack the whole clan into it for our busy saturday mornings (soccer, swimming lessons & hockey).

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Are they comparable in price as well? I've only heard of the G35, as far as coworkers wanting a "luxury" car. I say go with the interior space.



Or, if you really want a "toy," get an airplane.

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Tesla Roadster, but the 2007 and most of the 2008 production is sold.

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Infiniti wins in these catogories:
  • power (about 100 hp more, but I don't really need it)
  • interior space, especially in the back seat
Seems like a no-brainer with the Infiniti only winning on two points (one of which I don't care about). However, that other winning point for the Infiniti is HUGE for me. I need to be able to drive my kids to school in whatever car I get, and the rear seat on the Lexus is very tight.

C'mon now. We know why you really want that big back seat. Chicks dig nice cars!
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