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The key point to break the deal is the reliability.

I looked at BMW 335i, late stage quality and repair cost is my concern

I looked at Acura TL, how far handling is it different from BMW?

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Coupe

Car Needs: Family transporter / Errands about town

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 35000
Maximum age: 3 years

Maximum price: US $ 45000

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Response from alex_r

9:29 am November 16, 2014

The Acura won't provide the same kind of turn in and steering feel as the BMW would. What the Acura will provide is excellent handling performance and a smile on your face when you are able to use the engine through the powerband, without fearing for the shop costs of doing so down the road.

Get the TL.


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Response from mkaresh

2:36 pm November 16, 2014

The TL is a larger car, and handles like one. Of them, the TL SH-AWD handles the best.

Acura offers a car closer in size to the BMW, the TSX, but when equipped with a V6 it's handling is just so-so.

The 2015 TLX replaced both of those cars, and is in between them in size.

The Japanese cars that handle most like the BMW are the Infiniti Q40 (called the G37 through 2013), Infiniti Q50 (which was supposed to replace the G37), and Lexus IS (especially the 2014-2015).

Better handling than any of them is the Cadillac ATS, but long-term reliability remains to be seen.

The best overall car in the class is probably the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It's less sporty than the others, but has a very upscale look and feel. It's brand new, so reliability is unknown. The previous C-Class has been pretty good.

The BMW 335i was chewing through fuel pumps for a while, but they seem to have sorted that out.

For my reviews of the leading alternatives, see the "more" link beneath their photos.

You should drive them all, then let us know what you think of them!


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Lexus IS
Infiniti Q50
Cadillac ATS
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