Originally Posted by Alias
Anyone who owns a car for the right (enthusiast) reasons will agree with what epb posted here. People who spout "performance facts" and post "interior shots" will never wrap their heads around the idea that whatever car you buy must appeal to you at any speed, in any environment, and badges be damned. Go test-drive the two. If the BMW appeals to you, by all means get it. If the Infiniti does, by all means buy that one. My bias against BMW's is purely personal and subjective; I respect the engineering and the quality that goes into them (I just don't believe most owners are as well-engineered or well put together, from personal experience in a city full of BMW owners.) But don't let that prevent you from trying and buying.
I have driven a G37S coupe for months. I owned a 3 coupe. The 3 coupe was better in every way. This thread was about G37 vs. 335i. I gave my opinion. Which is, the 3 is far superior to the G37. Due to the nature of my work I have driven close to every single car from MY 2007 onward that is available for purchase in the United States at less than 65K for at least a week at a time. To say it is a relief to get back into a 335 is an understatement. Some things are hugely successful and popular for a reason; simply because they are downright better than the rest. As for being a fanboy - I can't stand aspects of BMW "value engineering" and most of their lineup. I wouldn't be caught dead in a 7 series, or an X3, in a 6 series, in a 5 except the 550i sport, and especially not in an X6. Drive around the twistier roads of California for 2 weeks in a Mercedes C class (stab me in the eye -- you can't even hear the engine) or a Lexus IS (hold on while we roll around turns), then hop into a 6spd 335i. Enough said. Man, I really am such a prick because I have strong opinions based on lengthy behind the wheel experience with both the cars involved. What was I thinking?