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Old 06-28-2015, 08:30 PM
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Smile 335xi or Tl Type S

Hey guys i'm stuck between the two and I just wanted to get your opinions based on performance, maintenance etc...

Both cars are 2008

335xi 4d base 91km 300hp
Tl Type s 114km 286hp

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Old 06-28-2015, 08:50 PM
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Hey guys i'm stuck between the two and I just wanted to get your opinions based on performance, maintenance etc...

Both cars are 2008

335xi 4d base 91km 300hp
Tl Type s 114km 286hp

Thank you in advance!

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Old 06-28-2015, 09:25 PM
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I looked at the TL Type S also, but didn't want front wheel drive. The BMW will perform better, the Acura will likely be more maintenance friendly. In my opinion, nothing drives like a BMW. I'm not sure how to explain it, but there's just something about how BMW's drive, the steering wheel feels tighter and car feels more responsive. The Acura will feel like any other Honda.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:35 AM
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Funny, I'd take the 2008 335 over the 2008 TL (even the SH-AWD version).

However, I'd take the Acura over any of the current F30 models (2012+ sedan & 2013+ coupes)
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:59 AM
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The Acura is likely to be more friendly to your wallet.

However, if you already have an E46, you should have some idea of what you are in for with an E90.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:50 PM
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I had a 07 TL TYPE-S before I got into my current car. Here's my take on the comparison of the E9x 3 series and the TL type-S.

Comfort - TL : I loved the seats in the TL. It does not hold you as tightly as the ones in the BMW but certainly more comfortable. The seating/driving positions in both cars are very good.

Interior Space - TL : Very roomy, lots of storage. Ample head and leg room both in the front and the rear.

Handling - 335 : TL is extremely nose heavy and you get massive understeer everywhere (entry, mid-corner and exit). It is a front engine front wheel drive with engine mounted transversely and the inherent characteristics of FF setup is easily felt. Although many reviews say that there isn't much torque steer, i beg to differ. Under hard acceleration, you feel like someone is trying to yank the steering wheel away from you (maybe I need to grow some muscles ). The suspension on the TL is softer than in the 335i. TL is more comfortable, but BMW definitely handles much better.

Acceleration - BMW : TL is a no slouch, especially when you keep the revs high beyond the point where the VTEC kicks in. I believe its around 4500 RPM. But the low-end torque you feel from the inline 6 in the bimmer is much more accessible and enjoyable, at least for me. BMW just feels faster. (I assume you know all the specs of two cars).

Build quality - Both very good but materials used are a little better in the BMW.

Just sharing my take on the cars you are comparing. Hope it helps. BTW, just go test drive both and pick the one that suits your taste and lifestyle. GL

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Old 06-30-2015, 04:43 PM
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Build quality - Both very good but materials used are a little better in the BMW.

Just sharing my take on the cars you are comparing. Hope it helps. BTW, just go test drive both and pick the one that suits your taste and lifestyle. GL
Really? (about the build quality) Not knocking your perceptions, since they closely mirror what I felt about Acuras, but I honestly would have thought the Acura's build quality might feel superior. Then again, I don't have much to complain about my E90. I can't say it's horribly built or anything.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:34 AM
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:35 AM
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Funny, I'd take the 2008 335 over the 2008 TL (even the SH-AWD version).

However, I'd take the Acura over any of the current F30 models (2012+ sedan & 2013+ coupes)


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Old 07-01-2015, 01:17 PM
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Really? (about the build quality) Not knocking your perceptions, since they closely mirror what I felt about Acuras, but I honestly would have thought the Acura's build quality might feel superior. Then again, I don't have much to complain about my E90. I can't say it's horribly built or anything.
I just did not like the cheap plastic that they used where your knees will touch. Also the driverside vents started to rattle which drove me crazy every time it happened. With that said, I put on 140K on the car before I traded her in without any major mechanical issues.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:28 AM
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335 you can add 100hp for $479. TL you can buy a K&N filter and gain 2hp. No comparo. Now if you said G37coupe....maybe a better match than a glorrified Accord.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:16 AM
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I liked the the old TL's (2004-2009) and like the new TLX's (2015-present) but the last generation TL's (2009-2014) were UGLY !
But, out of all of them, I would go for the 335xi hands down. Much better car, and imo no comparison between the two. The TL is just another Accord dipped in Gold.
You will be much better off with the BMW !
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:36 AM
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I own a 2011 335 xi best car I ever drove ! Fast handles and great fuel economy 27-30 mpg . And the feel of the road reminds me of my Dad Alfa Romeo..
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:41 AM
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If you want a better compare in a look at a G35/G37, the TL is bigger, doesn't handle as good and I agree the interior feel cheaper. They also are more noisy inside and just don't feel solid at high speed. If you are looking for a more reliable car, the Infiniti would be the closest thing you can get to the 335xi in my book.
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