i'm feelin the Merc. E AWD class...but why not get the the 300C AWD...almost same...just the name really...i thought they both use almost the same electronics and stuff...i know that the AWD system is that same as Mercs. 4-Matic. but i haven't heard that many good things about the G35 sedan...that was actually the car i WANTED my dad to get (G35x (AWD) Sedan fully loaded) but i have head many problems with it...especially the brakes...the mechanic that fixes our Armada said that his uncle has a QX56 and a G35 sedan and he recalled that both has severe brake problems and that those two cars aren't really recomended...but otherwise i thought G35 was the best in every case..Style, power, comfort, etc. BMW is alright but a lil' too pricey for what u get...but we just need two cars..one luxury and other one which we could just be w/e with it lol..iunno how to explain...my dad sometimes picks up stuff like boxes and other stuff, you know just moving things around...i didn't like that b/c the Armada interior got lil scratched up
and so that is why we need a big SUV/Van for sure that we can just play around with :chainsaw: lol
Hmmm. 300=hemi=chrysler motor. Merc =german motor.
G35 had the exact same brake issues that Armada and every other Nissan/infiniti had in 2003 and 2004.
They fixed the brakes on them in 2004. I know, I have one. I got a postcard 3 months after I got it to come in and have the brakes replaced for free. It was a soft recall, which they will probably eventually do with the Armada. Nissan had a deal with a bad brake rotor and pad supplier. That deal is gone and buried. New brakes are great. Also, the problems were never "severe". They were common. case in point, Sequioa had the identical warping rotors and pad problems we had for 3 years without saying anything. The same problems are also prevelant in Ford, Dodge, and GM. Nissan as far as I can see has been the most responsive and responsible about correcting the situation out of all the above makers.
As for the G. Car and Driver named it car of the year in '03 and a top 10 car every year its been out. 350Z 300hp motor, suspension, etc. It kicks tail. Feels solid as a rock at 125mph, more so than my vette. Handles great. No comparison vs. 300. which feels like a dinosaur next to the G35. My buddy got a new BMW 325 two weeks after I got my G, paid $4k more, and then wanted to return it after he drove my G. Bigger, faster, better handling, better road feel, more comfortable, etc. He couldn't find a reason to like his new BMW. I let it go a month before I said,"Dude, you have a BMW. Best car you've ever owned. Chill."
Bottomline, test drive, don't go on spec sheets or by "rep". If I had in front of me the following cars and could only pick one I would pick them in the following order:
Merc E class(most expensive also averaging $55k)
Infiniti M45 $47k
Lexus GS 430 $51k
Audi A6 $48
BMW 530 $45k
BMW 330 $33K
Merc C class $35k
Chrysler 300 $38K
And I'd pick the G35 over the 530 and A6. The 300 isn't even listed as a luxury vehicle, classed instead with Crown Vic as a large sedan. Only thing the 300C has over any of the above is sheer acceleration. But it handles like a pig next to all of them and they aren't slow by any means. Heck, if you want to look at something fast, look at the '06 GTO. That would rape
a 300C on the road and at the track.
Sorry, but the 300C got the "baby Bentley" image from the basic shape of it looking like the Bentley, not because it is a quality luxury sedan.
Just drive them and then let me know if I was wrong. I told my buddy this and now he hates what he did and will for another 3 years.