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Old 09-07-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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WRX STi vs. G35 Coupe

Hi all, as you can tell, I'm new to this website and I hope I posted this thread in the correct section as I believe the G35 Coupe is Asian but the Subaru is European(???). I am in the market for a new (2006) car and I've narrowed it down to the Infiniti G35 Coupe or the Subaru WRX STi. I've given this considerable thought and have done alot of research...what I'm looking for is personal experience...good or bad. Your help is much appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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subaru is asian

anyways i guess between those cars it matters on personal preference, the STi is sportier and quicker, and the G35 is sporty, but more luxorious imo. so if u want luxury go for the g35, fast, STi. thats me tho, id go for the STi
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:38 AM   #3
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G35 is American and the Subaru is Japanese. The G35 is all a luxury car should be with basically the same HP as a WRX STi but its N/A so it has more easy HP mods because the turbo option isn't used up.
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:52 AM   #4
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mhm sure, but the STi is awd and way quicker...
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:56 AM   #5
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Given a choice I'd take the American Skyline.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:06 AM   #6
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G35 is American and the Subaru is Japanese. The G35 is all a luxury car should be with basically the same HP as a WRX STi but its N/A so it has more easy HP mods because the turbo option isn't used up.

I'm pretty sure that G35 is made by Infinity, in affiliation with Nissan and Nissan is Japenese...

In any case, this is a matter of personal preference. The two cars are very similar. The G35 is a lot more luxurious but the STI has a lot more torque, is AWD, and has 4 doors. So it all matters on you want. I'd personally take the G35 because you don't need that much power on the streets yet the luxury and the respect stay.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:09 AM   #7
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If you want all wheel drive the G35 is still a viable option. Assuming you dont mind having rear doors.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:15 AM   #8
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G35 is American and the Subaru is Japanese.

Infinity = Nissan. It was created to be a more luxurious brand as a whole for us Americans, just like Lexus for Toyota and Acura for Honda. They're just rebadged. Apparently in Japan brand image isn't as important for a car buyer as the car itself like it is here.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:32 AM   #9
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i always thought infiniti was american cause i thought it was in the american section on gran turismo. And the subaru only has 10hp more than the infiniti. the added luxury and style of the g35 far outweighs the 10hp and awd. the awd is not all that useful for people that just want a quick daily driver anyway.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:59 AM   #10
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i always thought infiniti was american cause i thought it was in the american section on gran turismo. And the subaru only has 10hp more than the infiniti. the added luxury and style of the g35 far outweighs the 10hp and awd. the awd is not all that useful for people that just want a quick daily driver anyway.


lol dont get ur facts from video games...
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i always thought infiniti was american cause i thought it was in the american section on gran turismo. And the subaru only has 10hp more than the infiniti. the added luxury and style of the g35 far outweighs the 10hp and awd. the awd is not all that useful for people that just want a quick daily driver anyway.

Infiniti is an American brand. They aren't sold anywhere else under that name. But they are just rebadged Nissans. So our infiniti G35 is Japan's Nissan Skyline.

AWD provides better launches and traction in all conditions. Especially useful in snow or rain where RWD becomes a handful. Turbo'd cars can be made faster for cheap, like $20 boost controller cheap. Plus, its not like the Infiniti is all that luxurious compared to the STI. The STI is pretty comfortable and civilized, as compared to the Lancer EVO which is more harsh and fun.
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:17 AM   #12
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the subaru is just that though, a subaru. subaru has never had the greatest cars. The STi is quick but its likely to have problems. IDK all I know is that I would buy a G35 definitely even having to drive in the snowy icey mountains.
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:49 PM   #13
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thanks for all the input; but i'm still at a crossroad!! here is my take;

G35 -- PRO's
-more luxurious
-better leasing rates (according to the website)
-more appropriate for my age range (30 years old) for a primary car
G35 -- CON's
-RWD and been told cannot drive the winters without winter tires (added expense)
-two door (could also be a pro, but when comparing to the 4-door WRX, i think its a CON)
-too many on the road, i tend to favour cars that are not common

WRX PRO's
-the power!!!
-4WD
-4-door
-distinct sound
-i've wanted this car for the past 5 years
WRX CON's
-big ass spoiler (too "highschool" for me)
-gold rims (will ask to replace with silver rims)
-a great car as a secondary vehicle or if i was 23 years old
-a little more expensive lease payments

i'm taking both for a test drive next week...i'll let you all know what i decide. thanks for your opinions...keep them coming.
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:15 PM   #14
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WRX CON's
-big ass spoiler (too "highschool" for me)
-gold rims (will ask to replace with silver rims)
-a great car as a secondary vehicle or if i was 23 years old
-a little more expensive lease payments
This fixes all that, cept for the payments =/ clicky
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:01 PM   #15
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This fixes all that, cept for the payments =/ clicky

that is EXACTLY what i would be looking for...unfortunately, i live in toronto, ontario, canada...and the article states only in the US. you americans have all the great cars!!
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