Thread: 330i VS IS350
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      05-13-2006, 07:01 AM   #25

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My final decision was between IS350 and 330i

Originally Posted by CSL
I own a fully loaded 330i and my buddy just for his IS350 today. I got to drive it, but before i did we diabled the VDIM. I can Honestly say that NA engine is a dream and put along side my 330i it would rape it. It is such as beast! The quality of the interior and exterior is also amazing, using much more expensive leather than BMW.

Now i know many people will say "wait till you drive the 335i" but the IS350 is a four door sedan just like the 330i and when comparing sedan to sedan damn the IS350 rocks. Can't wait till the IS350 coupe comes out, i want to see it.

BTW all you Lexus Haters, MB haters, Audi Haters, or whatever haters, i love all cars whethers its a tuned focus to a GT40. I simple give credit where credit is due.

Congrats Lexus on the IS350.
I bought my first BMW a couple of months ago. My previous cars were a Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Mercury Villager, Ford Taurus, Ford Ranger, Mazda 626 and Ford Pinto.

As you see, no experience whatsoever in the sports-luxury market.

I test-drove the Mercedes C350 Sport, the Lexus IS350, the Infinity G35 and M35, the Audi A4, the VW Passat, the Acura TL, and of course, the BMW 325i and 330i.

At the end, I felt undecided between the IS350 and the 330i.

IS350? Powerful, upscale interior, less expensive
330i? Better handling (real sports driving), an icon

And I went for the 330i, and I don't regret it.
I'm enjoying every minute of it!!