Originally Posted by username79
This thread was about which car to pick the G37 or the 335i. I feel strongly that the 335i is far superior. I feel that with ample opportunity to drive both that no sane individual would pick the G37.
Counterpoint: If the world of cars were a high school, the BMW 3-series and the Porsche 911 would be the head cheerleader and the captain of the football team - uncontested popular by any slack-jawed freshman with an IQ above room temperature, but in terms of actual character, often not someone you'd want to be close friends with.
The marketing and engineering departments have crafted an uncontestably solid package that appeals to a broad market. Say you've got a 335i, a 911, a Rolex, and heads bob knowingly, unweighted by thought. The appeal to the more knowledgeable can be clinical, antiseptic, somewhat bland.
The road less taken is always rougher, more wild, but often is more interesting, takes more character. Indeed, often the only real downside is having to constantly explain to folks like username79 why you didn't take the interstate, and as he's shown, that can be a weighty burden.
Day-to-day, there's nothing in it - both cars will satisfy the driving requirements of anyone driving on US roads 99% of the time. More important is how you feel about them, how much you like looking at them, how comfortable you are with them.