Acura RDX VS Infiniti FX

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    Apr 17, 2007 1:25 AM GMT
    Given the choice which would you choose?
    Any current owners?


    You know the drill :)

    KP
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    Apr 17, 2007 3:22 AM GMT
    A BMW 330i. It's smaller, faster, leaner, more fun to drive.... :-)

    Sorry, Lasalle04, don't mean to step on your toes with my smart ass comment.
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    Apr 17, 2007 3:36 AM GMT
    First my gay half brother who said "get a Mini" and now the 3 series...haha...if I was buying a sedan, it would be the G37 sedan/coupe and not the 3. Personal preference for the better (looking/handling) vehicle ;-)...come on, the coupe looks like they took the back from an 1989 3 convertible and hope it would work out...it doesn't. They got the design right with the 2004 M3...but thats about it.

    Your comment was not smart assed - I did smile - but here is the situation - I need a "SUV". Basically something functional with driving in the northeast but not something as big as a Escalade - nor as small (or dorky) as a Forrester. BMW/Benz/Lexus are not options as I do not like their offerings.

    Any owners of either vehicle willing to give their opinion?
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    Apr 17, 2007 12:04 PM GMT
    I did consider the Mazda, and personally I have to agree with my mom when she says...

    "It's...erm...dorky." Haha.

    No, I like the Mazda and all but if I have a choice between the three - the final two are always going to be Acura and Infiniti. The Mazda is fun to drive but I do not like the seats all that much and with the amount I will be driving it isn't looking good for the Mazda.

    I do like the Acura's Navigation with real time traffic however.

    Thank you for your input :)
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    Apr 17, 2007 1:32 PM GMT
    I think the Infiniti is way better looking than the Acura, but my impression is that Acura is a more reliable car than Infiniti. If I had to chose one or the other, I'd probably let vanity settle on the better looking Infiniti. In reality, I'd buy neither and just keep driving my '96 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4.
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    Apr 17, 2007 6:32 PM GMT
    Infiniti FX most defenitely
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    Apr 17, 2007 7:29 PM GMT
    Its hard to be a Burnt Orange FX45 with tinted windows. Its fast, beautiful, and enough amenities to be considered a luxury SUV.
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    Apr 18, 2007 2:11 AM GMT
    Out of your choices I would go with the FX. The Acura to me look soccer mom-ish. For the money you are looking at spending you could go with the Mercedes GL or ML class or the Land Rover LR3. The MB is really hot but would be in the dealership all the time getting fixed. I have never driven a Land Rover but I think they look good. You could also go with a Lexus but I see them everywhere and I live in Wyoming. And in defense of the Forester, the turboed one is FAST, like faster than a normal WRX (not the STI). It is kind of dorkey but the worst thing is it has horrible road noise. Have you driven them both?
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    Apr 18, 2007 9:49 AM GMT
    I personally prefer the German makes. Love the new Audi Q7 and also really like the just restyled VW Taureg (Sp??). Also love the new Landrover LR3 or whatever its called. All VERY sexy, tough and actually SUVs...
    Sorry, to me the Acura is a poor excuse for an SUV. I think they make better cars than SUVs. As someone pointed out is seems very soccer mom-ish. And the FX, I bet I can fit more things in a 3 series BMW. Looks like a car with wheels on Steroids.

    I did own a pathfinder and loved that. Have you looked at those?
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    Apr 18, 2007 10:51 PM GMT
    Personally I like the Infiniti better, but If you are looking for specific opinions go to edmunds or a car review internet site. It is definitely more important that you r comfortable in the car than what it looks like outside - A buddy of mine has a jeep grand cherokee -- good for short legged people who like a bumpy ride. I am 5'11 and half of my leg was off the seat. We went on a 3 hour drive and both were not comfortable in it at all. Sounds like u will be taking long rides something to consider.
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    Jun 16, 2007 6:56 AM GMT
    The infiniti's have the most beautiful exhaust note of any car on the road. Every time I hear that noise, I just feel all happy inside.

    With that being said, skip the SUV's. No one really needs them and if you live in the city like I do, you will apperciate a sedan much more.

    I just got a honda civic. Let me tell you, that car is fly! Its the same family as acuras and you can tell by the way it handles, the only thing I reget is not getting the si, and then I get to the gas pumps and am happy with my choice. Beside, if I had that much horsepower I would get in trouble, I alrdy drive to fast...
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    Jul 03, 2007 8:46 PM GMT
    Drive the LR2 - very nice, smooth, sexy. oh, wait I have one LOL. (:
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    Jul 08, 2007 4:19 PM GMT
    the infiniti looks like a rollerskate. i'll never understand why people insits on paying $10k more for a nissan with leather interior.

    i agree with fastprof. bmw is the way to go. as for a g37 being better... i disagree completely. it look just like the nissan sentra coupe - with a body kit. the g37 does have 30hp more, but is slower than a 335 in every segment of a 1/4 mile race. as for handling, everyone knows bmw is the best handling car. read any car 7 driver. :-)
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    Jul 08, 2007 6:11 PM GMT
    i'll never understand why people insits on paying $10k more for a nissan with leather interior.

    Well, for the same reason that people pay 10K more for an Acura that's actually a Honda with leather, and for a Lexus, that's actually a Toyota with leather. It's a premium brand. And while BMW and other Germans take the unequivocal lead on performance and handling, their 'premium-only' status keeps them from selling huge volumes of great, reliable cars en masse because they are far from the price points of many buyers. Japanese automakers don't have the same problem, as they have vehicles that meet almost every price point.

    In terms of the comparo between the G37 and the 335i, yes, you can read car and driver, or edmunds, or any of the auto rags, and they'll all tell you that the BMW wins by a small margin (~2.3 points on a scale of 100). Not some slamdown, in- your-face, shutout of a victory. Naturally the BMW is faster - it's got a dual-turbo, with a completely different power delivery band, different torque curves and is also lighter than the G37.

    However, the G37 was also named by car and driver as one of the "Five Most Significant Debuts of the NY Auto Show". And the G35 sedan comes closer to beating out the 328i sedan every year in each of those mags. Does that make it a better car, no. But it's a pretty great car given the price. Obviously, if price isn't important, you buy the BMW. But for $41,000 starting price, you think they'd include something other than "leatherette" on the 335i.

    For people who are price sensitive, the Infiniti is a great option, that is about $10,000 less than the BMW, when comparably equipped. That's substantial when you consider it's about a 33% price premium for not much more of a car.
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    Jul 09, 2007 12:39 AM GMT
    you're right, i think it is a good car for the money. personally, i don't like the interior of it at all. it's too plastic-y and cold for me. bmw is releasing a thriftier version of their cars to address your complaints, however. the 135 will be available in the spring, sporting the same 300HP engine, sport package & suspension, M aero kit, xenon lights and more. the prices should start in the mid 20s. (there will also be a 128)
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    Aug 02, 2007 12:20 PM GMT
    I picked the FX.

    Reason being I have had Nissan Vehicles before so I think this was the natural progression. I get more compliments on this car...I think its perfect.

    I am not a big BMW fan with the exception of the new 3 series sedan which I think looks fantastic. It's also got a very sexy ride. Unfortch, for 44k, it was too small for my needs.

    The Acura, while cheaper, felt and acted cheaper as well. The turbo was lack luster and simply stated felt very slow.

    The FX (appropriatly named 'Rufio') is a Brute! With almost 280hp/and similar lb ft of torque this thing will throw you into the cargo area if you arent careful. I got the "sports" package which basically meant I got the "20's", the rear tail lights are "smoked" (clear vs red), and it sits slightly lower than other models. Also, the 07 seems to look a little less "roller skateish" and more "sporty wagon on big wheels" like. Oh and I almost forgot the best part - the exhaust note. If you want to see people turn and look, turn down the Bose stereo, and hit the gas smoothly from a stop light, that note is unparalled by any other car company (barring the obvious porsches, suped up mustangs, ferrari, etc). I love it.

    Highly recommended.
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    Aug 02, 2007 12:23 PM GMT
    Oh and there were people questioning the handling capability...I live in Northern NJ - land of old highways, with short entrance ramps and roads with long curves. I had a car before (Nissan Altima - 04) and let me tell you, this hands down is the best handling car I have driven - almost frighteningly flat in curves - many I have taken at 60 with no tire squeel or having to back out...and even braking from 60 or 80...or higher is very flat - especially in panic situations. The nose doesn't really dive nor does the vehicle feel like it will not stop on a dime when the time is needed.
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    Aug 02, 2007 12:40 PM GMT
    Oh, to have such problems!
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    Aug 07, 2007 10:57 PM GMT
    Exactely :)
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    Aug 22, 2007 5:04 AM GMT
    Boohh!
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    Aug 22, 2007 5:06 AM GMT
    Did you at least get stick shift // do they even offer that in stick??
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    Aug 26, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    stop playing with the stick, and drive (: