From the March 2004 concern of Automotive and Driver.

Anybody trying on the Ferrari Enzo or Porsche Carrera GT is likely to be forgiven for questioning simply the place you’d exploit that sort of efficiency, assuming you really had the half-million or so bucks to spare. In spite of everything, most roads are congested and the cops are dying to make your acquaintance.

Here is a great various. Purchase a four-door sports activities sedan with a stick shift for about 35 massive, and hold the roughly half-million in change for tires. We discover these vehicles enormous enjoyable when no one’s trying, plus the upscale four-door styling gives sufficient camouflage to persuade your friends that you just drive as modestly as they do.

Severely, anybody who buys a $30,000-plus sedan armed with a handbook transmission lately should have sporting intentions. You certainly would not do it if you happen to had been planning to commute to work in city site visitors each day. Commuters typically forgo manuals, since many of the vehicles on this class will be had with slick automatics or CVTs, generally for little or no, if any, extra price.

Any variety of automakers can put collectively a reputable sports activities sedan, however what number of can bridge the hole between all-out dynamic functionality and on a regular basis civility? For that reply we needed to stage one more rigorous comparability check.

And sure, we hold coming again to this class repeatedly, however this time there are new entries from Acura and Saab. And this time we had been scrupulous about holding the value near a 35-grand nucleus. No extra enormous unfold between rival vehicles, we resolved. Not surprisingly, most of the makes which have appeared in earlier comparos popped up, together with the perennial winner, BMW.

Protecting to the value tips meant fielding a 325i BMW as an alternative of one of many extra highly effective fashions, which in flip gave its opponents a sporting probability. Of those, the brand new Acura TL appeared a possible nemesis. Sporting a pointy new form with beneficiant inside dimensions, the TL is motivated by a 270-hp VTEC V-6 hooked to a six-speed handbook with a limited-slip differential. Acura has performed this sport earlier than and had no intention, this time, of bringing a knife to a gunfight. On paper, the TL is a sure-fire killer. We puzzled how it might fare towards the established order of earlier winners, similar to BMW’s 3-series and Audi’s A4 3.0 Quattro.

Having competed gamely in previous comparisons of this kind with growing old equipment, Saab lastly has new product within the type of the 9-3 Arc. With a 210-hp turbocharged 4 and a six-speed handbook, the 9-3 Arc was priced and outfitted nearly proper for this little seven-car soirée.

Infiniti’s G35 lately tried its luck in an identical check (“Ready for a Bimmer Beater,” October 2002) and positioned fourth of six vehicles. However that was an automatic-transmission mannequin, which lacked the sport-tuned springs and shocks of this G35 with a six-speed handbook. Together with leather-based upholstery, a 200-watt Bose stereo, and the group’s second-strongest engine—at 260 horsepower—the Infiniti provides a formidable record of sights for simply over $36,000.

Just like the Infiniti, Jaguar’s X-type appeared in a earlier comparo (“36 on the Ground,” February 2002), the place it completed in fifth place amongst six entries. On the time, the automobile was priced increased, placing it within the firm of larger weapons similar to BMW’s 330i and the Cadillac CTS. Since then, Jaguar has slashed the X-type 3.0’s base worth to $33,995. Outfitted because it was for this check, the value elevated to $36,495—the second-highest sticker within the bunch however nonetheless inside our worth parameters. Would the lower cost, we puzzled, enhance its probabilities?

Financially fairest of the group was Lexus’s IS300. With a base worth of $29,980 ($31,944 as examined), it was the cut price of the pack however appeared to have the required {qualifications}. A melodious inline six-cylinder hooked to a five-speed handbook was precisely what we had been in search of.

600 miles and an terrible lot of shifting later, we turned in our ballots. We expect you will be as shocked as we had been.

Seventh Place: Jaguar X-type 3.0

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As a rebodied, retuned Ford Mondeo (nee discontinued Contour), the X-type really makes fairly a great Jaguar. Nevertheless it lacks simply sufficient energy, refinement, and driver-interface high quality to web a decrease rating than its opponents.

With out a horde of section rivals snapping at its heels, and pushed the way in which a wise proprietor would drive, the X-type feels competent sufficient. The experience is easy and the three.0-liter V-6, regardless of going through east-west moderately than the north-south of true Jag orientation, gives convincing acceleration and passing energy. The engine has an excessive amount of of a gobbling roar (overlaid with a generally penetrating whine) to be actually consultant of the Jaguar pedigree, however it will get the job finished. Sadly, the refinement can also be damage by tire clomp over dangerous pavement and by shrill wind noise from the mirrors.

Highs: Engaging Styling, convincing inside, secure dealing with, all-wheel-drive traction.

Lows: Smallish cabin, inert controls, leisurely responses.

The steering is a greater match with the marque’s fame, offering clear and correct path management. Solely factor is, it is actually too mild to supply unambiguous suggestions when the motive force is pushing arduous by the hills. Quick cornering quickly brings to mild the Jag’s decided and fixed understeer, alleviated considerably by a stability-control system that enables the motive force to return off the throttle in bends whereas the system applies varied brakes and measures to maintain the automobile on its supposed arc.

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Undulating and twisty highway sections spotlight the X-type’s pretty mushy springing, making it bob and weave. Some drivers discovered the gearing inappropriate for tight, quick work, with a brake pedal that may go soggy underfoot and fail to supply a reassuring sense of reserve braking energy.

Regardless of the Jag’s compact dimensions, there’s sufficient house for tall drivers and the seat is decently supportive. Shorter drivers discovered that the aggressive seatback bolstering match them properly; taller pilots felt as in the event that they had been leaning on an inflatable ring. Most agreed that the wooden and leather-based inside was completely acceptable to the Jag’s British traditions however discovered the rear seat wanting for house if not for consolation. The Jag’s designers included quite a few stash areas for odds and ends, which assist offset the considerably restricted passenger house.

The Verdict: An inexpensive Jag for wannabes.

This check was all about handbook transmissions, and the X-type’s five-speed is suitable in operation however has a rubbery really feel. Total, that is the sort of automobile that provides its greatest when pushed within the candy spot for which it was so clearly tuned. And that’s the brisk however not berserk tempo of a grand tourer, the place transitions are gradual and deliberate, and no savage calls for are made. Do not get us unsuitable, the Jag will tolerate being pushed like a financial institution robber’s getaway steed—and make good velocity within the course of. It simply does not prefer it.

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2004 Jaguar X-type 3.0

227-hp V-6, 5-speed handbook, 3560 lb

Base/as-tested worth: $33,995/$36,495

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 7.1 sec

100 mph: 20.0 sec

1/4 mile: 15.7 @ 90 mph

Braking, 70­–0 mph: 175 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.86 g

C/D noticed gas economic system: 15 mpg

Sixth Place: Saab 9-3 Arc

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Saab has nice hopes for its new 9-3, and judging from the corporate’s improved monetary fortunes in the USA market, we count on the mannequin to promote properly. Most of us just like the automobile’s look and discover the extent of structural rigidity reassuring. In some ways, the brand new Epsilon-platform 9-3 has addressed the problems that plagued the earlier automobile, bringing it rather more according to modern automotive values.

Gone are the shivery construction and the rattle-prone hatchback. Gone, too, is the extreme torque steer that troubled the venerable small Saab. Nonetheless, a lot of the character of this quirky Swedish model continues to be right here. The “seven-shaped” dash-and-console remedy is acquainted and simple to make use of, if not as wealthy in texture and look because it is likely to be on this firm.

Highs: Stable construction, spacious inside, turbo energy.

Lows: Slippery seats, imprecise on-the-limit dealing with.

A turbocharged Common Motors Ecotec engine lives underhood, and its 210 horsepower scoots the 9-3 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, about midpack on this group. The comparatively flat torque curve gives a broad working vary and makes the automobile really feel versatile in regular use. With out the directional flakiness of the earlier mannequin, the Saab’s roadgoing demeanor is mostly composed and secure.

Of all of the vehicles right here, the Saab was one in all solely two (the opposite being the BMW) that may very well be shifted completely as quick because the tester’s legs and arms may transfer throughout quarter-mile checks. But the mechanism was usually accused of possessing a imprecise and rubbery motion on our varied drive loops.

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The driving force’s seat, described within the logbook on the outset of our check nearly as good, got here in for a critical drubbing when the route went from straight stretches to coiled switchbacks. The cushion has nearly no lateral help, and the sleek leather-based inspired our denims to ski off in the hunt for different resting locations in tight turns. The automobile’s dealing with—composed and restful on the freeway—grew to become arduous to coordinate within the mountains.

The entrance tires are doing an excessive amount of of the work, and the enterprise of buying and selling braking grip for turning or energy whereas attempting to maintain the opposite vehicles in sight grew to become fairly taxing. The method led to a moderately ragged driving type. And that is odd, given the earlier 9-3’s tendency to enhance, comparatively, when the going received twisty. We had been bothered by the steadiness system, too, which might begin insinuating itself even on a trailing throttle into bends. To close the steadiness management off, the automobile must be touring beneath 35 mph, just about calling off the chase.

The Verdict: Be careful for that GM DNA.

Though the Saab was unlikely to do something untoward whereas being pushed, the steering felt overly mild, and the brake pedal was a contact too squashy underfoot. Just like the X-type Jag’s, the Saab’s repertoire is biased towards the posh finish of the dynamic spectrum. Backside line? Rethink the selection of an automated gearbox.

2004 Saab 9-3 Arc

210-hp inline-4, 6-speed handbook, 3320 lb

Base/as-tested worth: $30,860/$34,560

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 7.2 sec

100 mph: 18.2 sec

1/4 mile: 15.4 @ 94 mph

Braking, 70­–0 mph: 185 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g

C/D noticed gas economic system: 18 mpg

Fifth Place: Audi A4 3.0 Quattro

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Audi’s A4 vary provides a incredible mixture of engine and drivetrain mixtures, all packaged in handsomely designed sedan and wagon fashions. It is clear, although, that by the point you get to the V-6-powered all-wheel-drive A4 3.0 Quattro, you are getting deep into the plush facet of the mannequin’s emotional vary.

As one of many logbook entries put it: “The A4 is sort of a one-time star athlete who’s now on the sting of center age: A bit of too mushy, and he is misplaced a few of his foot velocity.”

That is to not say the Audi is a slipshod, fats parody of a sports activities sedan. Removed from it. The A4 conducts itself with appreciable poise, feeling predictable and planted in quick bends, with no dealing with vices to talk of. It is only a bit heavy (at 3700 kilos, the heaviest on this group) and wishes all its 220 horsepower to assist propel that mass out of tight corners.

Highs: Attractiveness, secure dealing with, easy experience.

Lows: Wants extra energy, a contact extra involvement.

The automobile’s steering was uniformly praised for smoothness and accuracy, and nearly as usually criticized for being overly mild and considerably incommunicative in regards to the tires’ contact patches. Just a few laps scratching across the tortuous Streets of Willow check observe within the California excessive desert made it clear that though that is no observe toy it’s undoubtedly secure and predictable.

On the highway, the Audi caters to creature comforts over sensory communication. The suspension, the brakes, and the shifter filter nasty vibes and violence out of the bit stream, leaving you with visible and audible affirmation of what you are doing, however not rather more than that. Contemplating that our check automobile wore a Sport package deal ($750) that will increase spring stiffness by 30 p.c, all of that is fairly outstanding.

Though the Audi recorded in regards to the slowest observe acceleration numbers, the automobile feels simply effective as a long-haul tourer, endowed with sufficient energy for authoritative passing and making pedigreed six-cylinder engine noises within the course of. No one complained in regards to the seats, regardless of a reasonably unyielding high quality to them, which suggests they have to be good, and just one driver perceived the brand new inside design as being “cheaper” than that of the previous-generation A4. The remainder of us felt suitably coddled.

The Verdict: Leaning towards luxurious.

Had been it not for a poor center-rear-seat place and considerably restricted rear shoulder house, the A4 would have scored extremely for normal passenger house and luxury. As it’s, 4 folks can journey on this fashionable Audi with little trigger for criticism. A handbook shifter might not fairly imbue this automobile with an overtly sporting persona, however it’s nonetheless a rattling effective automobile.

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2004 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro

220-hp V-6, 6-speed handbook, 3700 lb

Base/as-tested worth: $33,630/$38,130

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 7.5 sec

100 mph: 20.2 sec

1/4 mile: 15.8 @ 89 mph

Braking, 70­–0 mph: 183 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.83 g

C/D noticed gas economic system: 16 mpg

Fourth Place: Lexus IS300

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When Lexus introduced in a five-speed shifter for the IS300, there was normal approval from these of us who thought the automobile would make a effective sports activities sedan with the proper transmission. Now we’re considering it simply wants extra energy.

Not that the straight-six within the IS is not an amazing engine—it’s—however extra can be higher. As it’s, the Lexus runs the second-slowest zero-to-60-mph dash on this group (at 7.3 seconds) and the third-slowest quarter-mile time. At the very least it does not really feel weighed down by an excessive amount of luxurious tools, scaling in at an inexpensive 3380 kilos and steering adroitly.

Highs: Candy engine, simple dealing with, impeccable meeting.

Lows: Smooth suspension, modest engine energy.

If something, the Lexus feels small—notably to six-foot-something drivers, who discover the cockpit nearly like a seven-eighths-scale mannequin, primarily on account of a smallish seat and a non-telescoping steering wheel. However editors of common top thought of the seating place completely passable and scorned that assertion.

Lexus’s alternative of inside décor is extremely unique. Eschewing clichéd sport trappings similar to twin gauges and leather-wrapped gearshift knobs, Lexus selected the curious chronograph-inspired instrumentation and chrome-gearshift-ball strategy.

It really works properly on this bijou sports activities sedan, falling according to the automobile’s explicit priorities. That are, if we’re not mistaken, to mix Lexus’s incomparable ranges of isolation with a sporty sense of involvement. Yeah, that is nearly a contradiction in phrases, however the result’s fairly good. The IS is quiet, nearly too quiet. We might like to listen to that candy inline-six sing a bit of louder, please. And its controls are mild and slick, however to not the purpose of full detachment.

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Gear alternatives are clearly felt, and the steering is crisp, however the fly-by-wire throttle is as gradual and distant as a ship’s telegraph. It improves when on the transfer, however revving up for a drag-strip launch feels bizarre and synthetic.

When cranking this little jewel by the wiggly sections of our check course, most drivers discovered the automobile keen, secure, largely responsive, and with out critical vices. Some thought of it softly sprung and too susceptible to roll, however aside from lifting off its wheels and displaying us some house between inside tires and wheel arches throughout skidpad testing, these traits did little to harm the automobile’s dealing with.

The Verdict: A sensible choice on the worth.

With an optionally available Torsen limited-slip differential ($390) stopping inside wheelspin in turns, the Lexus circulated our check observe with out drama and aced our lane-change check. As one editor wrote: “The IS300 is a pleasant welterweight in a middleweight shootout.” As such, fourth is a worthy end result.

2004 Lexus IS300

215-hp inline-6, 5-speed handbook, 3380 lb

Base/as-tested worth: $29,980/$31,944

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 7.3 sec

100 mph: 19.3 sec

1/4 mile: 15.5 @ 90 mph

Braking, 70­–0 mph: 167 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.88 g

C/D noticed gas economic system: 16 mpg

Third Place: Acura TL

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Acura was clearly planning to take no prisoners with the most recent TL, and that was instantly obvious on the drag strip, the place the TL ripped off a zero-to-60-mph mark of simply 5.8 seconds—a half-second faster than the potent Infiniti G35 may handle with its 3.5-liter V-6, and greater than a second faster than the most effective of the remainder.

Outfitted with Acura’s VTEC system, the TL’s broad torque unfold was equally spectacular. Together with the mega-motor got here a slick-shifting six-speed transmission and purposeful—nearly sinister-looking—exterior styling. Inside, we discovered a roomy cabin with high-grade supplies and legible instrumentation. The message was clear: This automobile has the products to kick ass on this class.

Highs: Superior engine, roomy inside, nice seats.

Lows:
Fights again on the wheel, pogoing chassis at excessive velocity.

However then we went marauding within the mountains north of Los Angeles and found another TL traits. The mixture of huge energy, front-wheel drive, and a limited-slip differential produces fairly a little bit of tugging on the steering wheel because the entrance wheels encounter various surfaces. That is exacerbated by the TL’s peculiar suspension tuning. The automobile is concurrently agency but springy, and the entrance suspension felt as if it had been topping out over sure highway crests, whereupon it might produce an enormous weave because it touched again down.

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We additionally skilled some twitchy head-tossing motions on bumpy surfaces from the TL’s spring and anti-roll-bar interactions. Acura engineers clearly sought a compromise between experience consolation and body-motion management, and the facet impact is a few spooky rough-road responses. However hit the sleek freeway, and the image adjustments. Right here the TL is at house, the chassis feels properly damped and managed, and you’ll benefit from the exact, properly weighted steering and glorious throttle response. Additionally, you may wish to attempt the eight-speaker, DVD-compatible ELS audio system. It kicks.

Acura TLs outfitted with the handbook six-speed additionally get lovely Brembo four-piston front-brake calipers, and these contributed to the shortest stopping distance of the pack—160 toes from 70 mph, with a agency pedal really feel that garnered a second-highest score on the chart. Nonetheless, one of many logbook entries accused the brakes of feeling weak throughout high-spirited driving. There’s simply no satisfying a few of our editors.

The Verdict: Must be a rear-drive automobile.

Here is the place that integration of consolation and dynamic capacity counts. The TL boasts the biggest, best-furnished inside, the strongest engine, one of many slickest shifters, exemplary construct high quality, and customarily superior esthetics. A pity its front-drive format falls in need of perfection.

2004 Acura TL

270-hp V-6, 6-speed handbook, 3480 lb

Base/as-tested worth: $33,195/$33,395

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 5.8 sec

100 mph: 14.9 sec

1/4 mile: 14.5 @ 99 mph

Braking, 70­–0 mph: 160 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g

C/D noticed gas economic system: 17 mpg

Second Place: BMW 325i

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Our feedback within the BMW logbook are perplexing. How may it have did not win this contest? The same old suspects will allege that BMW’s verify wasn’t the biggest tendered, however we’ll ignore such churlish assertions. The log is loaded with glowing admiration for the automobile’s experience and dealing with compromise, quiet and communicative steering, easy and keen engine, agency but linear brake response, and fluid shift mechanism.

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However maintain on—somebody right here hates the local weather controls! And a number of other feedback point out the comparatively modest engine energy. Effectively, 2.5 liters and 184 horsepower are what you get at this worth level. And earlier than you go searching, we all know the bottom sticker for a 330i is $35,495. You almost certainly will not ever discover one at that worth in a showroom.

Highs: Steadiness, poise, refinement, communication.

Lows:
Modest engine energy.

As is usually the case, the smaller-engined, lower-ranked 325i is arguably sweeter in some respects than its stronger siblings. The BMW weighs in with the bottom avoirdupois on this group, and with the most effective fore-and-aft weight distribution. Regardless of the bottom engine-power score right here, the BMW ran third quickest from zero to 60 mph and tied for third quickest within the quarter-mile dash.

That is stability for you, and the next logbook entries assist illustrate that truth: “A simple automobile to drive quick; you just about know what it may do.” “This 325i is admittedly buttoned down within the twisties.” “The steering is fantastically direct and properly weighted.” “Once more, the BMW guys reveal their genius for tuning.” “Isolation is sweet, but communication by the controls is obvious and confidence inspiring.” “Ho-hum, the standard sensible stability between experience and dealing with.”

Want we go on?

After all, nothing’s good. One editor thought of the shift mechanism to not be as snick-snick slick as some, and that it took a reasonably excessive seating place to supply a correct management relationship. One other editor discovered a stretch of highway on which the shocks felt underdamped.

At our check observe, the BMW revealed a bit of understeer in some corners in addition to a willingness to rotate when wanted. Its gentle suspension tuning produced some physique roll, which Tony Swan steered may lose helpful fractions of time every lap. Even so, the BMW represented the most effective compromise between management and creature consolation, someway distilling the pleasurable sounds and sensations of enthusiastic driving whereas filtering out undesirable vibrations and noise.

The Verdict: Extra energy would make this automobile the winner.

That is a troublesome mixture to high on this league, notably if you take a look at the BMW’s base worth of $28,495. Let’s simply hope Chris Bangle’s design work on the following era doesn’t finish our enduring admiration for this mannequin.

2004 BMW 325i

184-hp inline-6, 5-speed handbook, 3300 lb

Base/as-tested worth: $28,495/$35,540

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 7.0 sec

100 mph: 19.4 sec

1/4 mile: 15.4 @ 91 mph

Braking, 70­–0 mph: 172 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g

C/D noticed gas economic system: 19 mpg

First Place: Infiniti G35

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To achieve its $36,145 out-the-door worth, our Infiniti G35 with leather-based and a six-speed handbook included a Premium package deal ($3200) with a Bose stereo, reclining rear seatbacks, an influence passenger’s seat, and a sunroof; an Aero package deal ($550) with diffusers and spoilers; and a nav system ($2000).

Do with out these frills, and you can go away the showroom for simply over 30 grand, excluding gross sales tax. For that you just’d nonetheless get a completely outfitted G35 with, amongst different issues, a six-CD changer, leather-based, ABS, and xenon lights.

Oh, sure, you’d additionally get a 3.5-liter four-cam V-6 with 260 horsepower and a six-speed gearbox driving the rear wheels of a spacious and distinctively styled sports activities sedan. This automobile is an effective deal. And never solely is it festooned with the proper specs, however the dang factor additionally works correctly.

Highs: A robust and versatile engine, taut dealing with, nice worth.

Lows: Some experience jitters, a number of low cost touches.

On the drag strip it ran an in depth second to the significantly fast Acura TL, in braking in addition to in acceleration. On the skidpad, it clung extra tenaciously than its rivals, recording 0.90 g regardless of sporting essentially the most conservative tires. (Each the Infiniti and the Lexus have 215s, however the G35 has 55-series tires, and the Lexus wears 45s.)

That roadholding benefit may very well be felt on real-life surfaces, too, the place the G35 communicates its grip in no unsure phrases to the motive force’s arms and seat. Though the experience is on the sporty facet—agency sufficient to jiggle on rippled surfaces that the BMW may smother fully—the Infiniti may hardly be described as stiff.

On the observe the G35 demonstrated a willingness to rotate that was considered helpful by some and a bit of disconcerting by others however was solely evident with the dynamic-control system switched off. Common house owners would seemingly go away that on. Both method, the G35 comes collectively properly on a difficult highway, its controls offering linear and communicative responses.

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A number of logbook entries in contrast this composure with the BMW’s, some making the purpose that the G35’s additional energy offered the automobile with a compelling benefit. There is not any denying that the lusty V-6 pulls willingly throughout a broad rev vary and makes stirring noises all of the whereas, however its gearshift lacks the sunshine, fluid motion of the BMW’s mechanism at excessive engine speeds. Spin the large V-6 arduous, and the shifter turns into a bit of balky. The clutch responds to excessive rotational speeds, too, by uttering a growl by the pedal linkage into the cabin.

Contemplating its sporty demeanor, the G35 asks few sacrifices. The inside is spacious and comfy, and we just like the design, though a number of the controls will be complicated. The tilting-disc radio-volume and temperature selectors, for instance, are simply blended up.

The Verdict: An unbeatable mixture of efficiency, status, house, and worth.

That is nit-picking, after all. Total, the Infiniti G35’s convincing benefits in house and energy greater than make up for its small flaws. It is a worthy winner.

2004 Infiniti G35

260-hp V-6, 6-speed handbook, 3500 lb

Base/as-tested worth: $30,395/$36,145

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 6.3 sec

100 mph: 14.8 sec

1/4 mile: 14.6 @ 99 mph

Braking, 70­–0 mph: 164 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.90 g

C/D noticed gas economic system: 16 mpg

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