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Old 05-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #41
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Well... it IS a chevy.. lol
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #43
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Im not worried about the mechanical stuff on a c5, as most of it is either cheap or a normal LS part, I more worried about the vette specific stuff, body switches and sensors. The stuff you only see on a vette is gonna be expensive and one thing I do worry about in the drivetrain is the clutch.

I have absolutely no desire to do another clutch in a c5 or c6.

I think the 05+ gt will do what I want pretty well, although I still want to go drive a G35 and see if there are any coupe GXP solstices around me.

The only thing I dont like about the G35 is apparently the VQ35 is pretty much tapped from the factory and doesnt respond to bolt ons, so If I decide to do something to it I'm pretty much limited to FI.
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The G35 has similar power to the Mustang but also has four seat, handles better, way more luxury, and looks better than the early s197. I drive a 2012 Mustang and have owned an older G35 so I'm not being a Mustang hater, just a modular hater.
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For a DD, I vote BMW. They are a perfect match between comfort, practicallity and fun, IMO. When it was time to retire our old 320i -99, me and the Mrs looked at a several cars: Mazda 6, VW passat, Kia, Audi A4, Volvo V70 and V50 and a few Mercs (but the Mrs never really gave them a chance, since she says she wont drive a merc before she is 60, which is 34 years away).

We ended up buying, in an absolutly 100% united decision, a BMW325i -07 Touring with the M-chassi and M-interior. We absolutly love it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #46
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The newest mustangs (10-present) suspension is garbage, when you open it up it feels like its going to pull the front wheels. The 05-09 is a fairly solid platform, comfortable ride, stylish, plenty of power, good gas milage, and that v8 sound, and they handle deer strikes like champs. This is after the second one, he changed to a Mach 1 hood, and the cobra r front bumper cover.

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The G35 has similar power to the Mustang but also has four seat, handles better, way more luxury, and looks better than the early s197. I drive a 2012 Mustang and have owned an older G35 so I'm not being a Mustang hater, just a modular hater.
Well the mustang has 4 seats also. The problem with the infiniti's power is it has similar power but If I ever want ANY more Im pretty much stuck with going FI. I havent been following the Z33 for a few years but when I did, bolt ons did pretty much nothing for them, and most aftermarket parts like intakes were losing hp.

I prefer the mustang for looks, but thats all preference.

Now when you talk about handling you have to see if its an apples to apples comparison.

Lets See:
I sourced these from Motortrend
05 Mustang GT
Slalom Speed: 65.4
Skidpad: .87g

03 Infiniti G35 Coupe 6MT\
Slalom: 67.6
Skidpad: .89

Now lets look at tires.
Mustang 235/55/17 Pirelli M+S Pzero Nero
vs
Inifiniti 225/45/18 and 245/45/18 Michelin Pilot Sports or Bridgestone RE040

Sizes are pretty similar except the G35 has a shorter sidewall, but in either option the G35 has way grippier tires. We are comparing a performance all season mud and snow tire (Pirelli) with a tread wear of 400 to a Ultra High performance summer tires (Michelin and Bridgestone) with treadwears in the 100s. I bet if you put them on comparable tires the margin would narrow significantly.

Plus the suspension parts are pretty damn cheap for the mustang if I want to upgrade.

I do like the G35 and will go drive them again (almost bought a 350z awhile back) I just cant get past the fact that VQ is tapped from the factory and that when a bushing goes bad you have to buy a whole control arm.
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