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2007 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2007 Infiniti G35x

Posted: 05/22/07

05:43 PM

WOOOOO. hold the phone. get the IS350 read the reviews on that car. for the guy that said the G35 have the better engine. the Lexus IS won 10 Best engines of the year. no G35 was there. my friend owns one and the interior is sooo plush. it not even funny and where do u people get that the lexus have no fun factor. if any one remember the car and drive test? this was the finishing places.

Fourth Place: 2005 Acura TL

Third Place: 2005 Infiniti G35

Second Place: 2006 Lexus IS350

First Place: 2006 BMW 330i

The IS350 is the right choose by far. and to tell the truth the ONLY thing i like about the G35 is the sound. and it got played out because i hear it all the time. And do u remember the recent comparison with the trio of Japanese sports sedans from RoadTrack? Acura TL Type-S vs.

Infiniti G35 Sport vs. Lexus IS 350

and hmmmmm yea the IS350 came in first place. so dont say anything negative about it’s performance please. When i drove in the car i shut the door and it sounded like the world shut off. it was soo quite in the car and talk about well built! every thing in there fells like it have been made piece by piece and over looked over and over again. I wont even start on the sound system.

here is the review to it.

When driving the Lexus IS 350, it’s easy to forget that it’s a sedan. Virtually everything about the car, aside from its looks, says “sports car.” It all starts when you push the engine start button. The VVT-i-equipped 3.5-liter V-6 comes to life with a ferocious growl, and you won’t be able to resist giving the throttle pedal a few extra taps just to hear the throaty exhaust note again. Then it’s off to the races.

Punch the throttle and every bit of the engine’s 306 bhp and 277 lb.-ft. of torque is transferred to the rear wheels via a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Bridgestone Potenza RE050 tires grab hold immediately, and the IS 350 leaps off the line. For our best acceleration runs, we left the transmission in full auto mode, letting the computer perform the upshifts, which it did quickly and smoothly at or near the 6600-rpm redline. The Lexus blasted to 60 mph in 4.9 sec. and to the quarter-mile mark at a blistering 13.5, which bests even the more expensive V-8-powered Audi S4.

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“What a great engine. It’s silky-smooth, quiet, but really potent. It’s hard to believe that the Lexus and Infiniti have the same horsepower with roughly the same curb weight.

The IS feels that much quicker,” Hall noted.

On meandering roads, the IS 350 becomes a weapon, as the car’s agile nature comes to the fore. The steering is super quick, and when combined with a rigid body structure and optional sport suspension, turn-in response is good. The transmission’s manual mode works well, allowing the driver to change gears with paddles behind the steering wheel, à la Formula 1. Although not as fast as manual-based transmissions like BMW’s SMG and Audi’s DSG, gear changes were quick and precise.

The IS 350 exhibits razor-sharp reflexes through left/right transitions, as evidenced by its 66.7-mph slalom run, but through tight turns, the Lexus has an overwhelming tendency to understeer. In fact, it’s a task getting the rear end out, even with traction and yaw control switched off. Its overanxious penchant for going straight showed in the IS 350’s skidpad performance, as it registered a mediocre 0.84g.

“The IS 350 handles relatively well for a sports sedan, but has a noticeably safe setup, as it understeers when pushed to its limits. That isn’t to say that it won’t oversteer, especially with the stability control completely turned off. It just has to be deliberately induced,” Elfalan noted.

The shock and spring rates of the sport suspension are significantly firmer than on the base setup, so ride quality tends to be choppy over rough surfaces. The suspension system is similar to that of the Acura and Infiniti — upper and lower A-arms up front and multilink at the rear.

Interior space is also at a premium in the IS. Those taller than 6 ft. will lack knee room in the rear seat, especially if another 6-footer sits in front, and although there’s enough width for two adults back there, don’t ask three to share that space. The base price of the IS 350 is rather reasonable at $35,705, but our test car came equipped with the sport suspension and navigation packages that brought the grand total to $43,980.

But even with the highest price tag in the group, the Lexus IS 350 had no problem winning this contest. It’s that good of a car.

Well all of this supports the reason y u should get the IS plus u get all the stuff that comes with a Lexus. and did any one get that last part the editor said? But even with the highest price tag in the group, the Lexus IS 350 had no problem winning this contest. It’s that good of a car.

I also think the IS350 is one of the best looking car out today. PLUS u get Lexus reliability and build and comfort. u can’t lose

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