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DSCOTY '07: Luxury Sedans under $50k
What is Dieselstation's best luxury sedan under $50k of the year?
Acura TL Type-S [ 12 ] ** [25.53%]
Infiniti G35 [ 28 ] ** [59.57%]
Lexus ES350 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Volvo S80 [ 7 ] ** [14.89%]
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post Nov 21 2006, 05:46 PM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '07 competition, please see this thread.

Acura TL Type-S
Base MSRP:
$38,125
Available Engines: 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 286 HP and 256 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive (with limited slip differential on manual)
Curb Weight: 3559-3674 lbs.







Infiniti G35
Base MSRP:
$31,450
Available Engines: 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 306 HP and 268 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual (RWD only) or 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive or all wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3497-3704 lbs.







Lexus ES350
Base MSRP:
$33,170
Available Engines: 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 272 HP and 254 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3580 lbs.







Volvo S80
Base MSRP:
$38,705
Available Engines: 3.2 liter DOHC 24-valve inline-6 with 235 HP and 236 ft.-lbs. of torque, 4.4 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 311 HP and 325 ft.lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive (3.2 only) or all wheel drive (V8 only)
Curb Weight: 3486-3840 lbs.





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post Nov 21 2006, 05:56 PM
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Heh. Easy. RWD ftw.
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post Nov 21 2006, 06:12 PM
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QUOTE(moethepaki @ Nov 21 2006, 07:56 PM) *
Heh. Easy. RWD ftw.


QFTMFT!
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post Nov 21 2006, 06:26 PM
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I always kinda hated the last G35 for reasons I couldn't comprehend but a 306 HP V6 with a 7500 RPM redline is something I definitely want in on. And the interior quality has improved greatly. Though the TL Type-S has an appeal, it's too pricy, and the S80 is too soft even though I like its character, so yeah, Infiniti.
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post Nov 21 2006, 06:33 PM
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I like the G35 mechanically, but something about the exterior just doesn't work for me. That. and the interior is too busy.

The Lexus is just no.

That the TL is nice, but the FWDness and interior ruin it for me.

The Volvo may be hella boring, but it's my favorite. It's the roomiest, the most confterble (fuck it), the most powerful and best looking.
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post Nov 21 2006, 07:25 PM
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G35 Sedan. RWD, and a VQ35HR under the hood.

The 4 door Z. 'nuff said.
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post Nov 21 2006, 07:35 PM
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Oh man... the three Japanese interiors look absolutely stunning. That Volvo seems so out of place and disgusting.

Vote goes for the G35.
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post Nov 21 2006, 08:28 PM
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Maybe its a Canada only thing, but I saw a new G35X yesterday...and it looked much better in person, less bulbus...

EDIT:ah, I see what you ment, you cant have a MT6 with AWD...
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post Nov 21 2006, 09:10 PM
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G35, at least nissan is still doing some things right.
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post Nov 22 2006, 09:51 AM
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QUOTE(Phix @ Nov 22 2006, 06:35 AM) *
Oh man... the three Japanese interiors look absolutely stunning. That Volvo seems so out of place and disgusting.

Vote goes for the G35.


Personally I find the Lexus's interior revolting, and the Volvo's the best. It's a lesson in simplicity, elegance, and functionality. I love Volvo's floating center console, or whatever the hell they call it. It's very Bang & Olufsen-ish.
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post Nov 22 2006, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE(moethepaki @ Nov 22 2006, 12:51 PM) *
Personally I find the Lexus's interior revolting, and the Volvo's the best. It's a lesson in simplicity, elegance, and functionality. I love Volvo's floating center console, or whatever the hell they call it. It's very Bang & Olufsen-ish.

I honestly find the entirety of that Volvo disgusting.

Also... the tachometer is on the RIGHT of the speedometer? Crazy Swedes.
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post Nov 22 2006, 12:16 PM
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The interior color of the Vulva makes me want to puke.
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post Nov 22 2006, 03:41 PM
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Damn, I voted for the acura, but after going down and looking at the price difference between the G35, I choose the G35.
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post Nov 22 2006, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE(Halflifehavock13 @ Nov 22 2006, 03:41 PM) *
Damn, I voted for the acura, but after going down and looking at the price difference between the G35, I choose the G35.


I'll change that for you, but it's worth noting that the TL has one trim level and minimal options while the G35 has 5 trim levels and lots of options so by the time you end up building the G35 you want you're in TL territory price-wise anyway.
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post Nov 22 2006, 06:00 PM
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As everyones mentioned, RWD. Other than that, look at the interior, the steering wheel looks so awesome. I'd love to be surrounded by that interior daily.
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post Nov 22 2006, 09:06 PM
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TL hands-down for me. I absolutely love their looks and they're incredibly fun to drive. The new quad pipes are especially sexy, not to mention the fact its got a 6-speed MT thumbs_up.gif I just can't get too excited over the Volvo or Lexus. The G35 is a very close second, the only thing keeping my vote for the TL over the G35 is their looks...I really like the new TLs.
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post Nov 22 2006, 10:02 PM
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G35 here, with the TL coming in a close second for me.
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post Nov 23 2006, 12:49 AM
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None of these cars are particularly sporty, emphasis seems to be more on luxury, so which wheels were powered was not really a deciding factor for me. Transmissions were though, so it came down to the G35 and the TL. And I went with the TL. It's one of the best looking sedans on the market in any price range, equipped with one of the best FWD transmissions available and has a willing V6 that can sing all the right notes.
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post Nov 23 2006, 06:30 AM
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G35 please.
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