I’ve decided that the new hires at Microsoft are a little soft in the head when it comes to life. There is a mailing alias for new grads and new hires and most of the traffic involves the basics like who is a good doctor on the Eastside (I think there have been emails about just about every type of specialist as well, including the guy who asked about a good gyno for his wife), has anyone gone to such-and-such location for a vacation, etc. Someone emailed last week about comments on the Infiniti G35 coupe. He was thinking about getting one and probably sent the email just to make sure he wasn’t making a silly decision. Some of the responses were just jaw-dropping. People, if you don’t know jack about a topic, please shut up. Here are some of the responses:

  • Suggesting a Scion Tc because it was more affordable.
  • Suggesting a 350z because it was 6k less.
  • Said the G35 was better than the 350z (which he called a Skyline, sigh) because there were fewer around MS campus.
  • “But personally, I find driving such fast cars a waste in a country where the speed limit is 65 miles.”
  • “I guess I would probably also look at the lower end Audio A4s or the BMW 3 series.” Whaaat?
  • Suggesting the 330ci because they drive one and they got a special one-off deal from BMW of Bellevue. Hello? He can’t get that deal.
  • Saying it wasn’t a great choice because a RWD car in Seattle is scary and then saying the car is too heavy for tracking then suggesting the RX-8, Evo, WRX STi and the S2000.
  • Suggesting the M3 then going on and on about how it is his favorite car. Good for you.
  • Saying the G35 coupe looks exactly like an RSX so he should just get the RSX because it is cheaper: “The horse power of RSX is from 160 to 200, much smaller than G35’s 280 HP, but because of the speed limit, we won’t be able to fully use 280 HP anyways. 160 is already a lot for everyday driving.”
  • Suggesting a 2005 Vette because he doesn’t see many around…. that might be because they haven’t been released yet.
  • I dont even know where this guy is coming from: “I read that stock the car gets 0-60 in 6.2 sec, and with the turbo (stage 1) it can do it in 3.2 sec…that accurate?” 3.2 seconds? Nothing on the street has a 0-60 of 3.2 seconds as the Enzo is sluggish at 3.3 seconds.
  • Suggesting waiting for the E90 3 series.

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  1. i hate it when people try to talk you down. it says something about what they think of you. it’s even worse when the down-talkers are driving a 91 camry or something, because they just don’t seem to want YOU to have a nice car. you know in a year the guy who said the g35 looks like an rsx is going to be driving a g35 of his own. but it’s so easy to tell other people they should settle, isn’t it?

    well, he’ll either have a g35 or a white cane.

    jenn

  2. Bottom line, the G35 coupe is one of the finest GTs (by dictionary definition) Japan has ever produced. If they had un-cut some corners on interior design and tacked $2-3k onto the sticker, it would be damn near perfect. Kudos to the ’05 upgrades.

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