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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 7:34am On Aug 27, 2018
lmm4real:


Honestly I Dont o.
Two different cars from different categories. The only things they have in common are the toyota badge, and they are booooring! Just my humble, biased opinion wink

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 7:36am On Aug 27, 2018
diportivo:
can we just rename thread NUREY'S NUGGETS


grin
Uncle, Nurey is doing a fantastic job..and all you need do is chip in from your experience ..there's room for everyone smiley

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by diportivo: 7:56am On Aug 27, 2018
ivoryhouse:

Uncle, Nurey is doing a fantastic job..and all you need do is chip in from your experience ..there's room for everyone smiley


nurey Is the undisputed king of comparison

I am not taking anything away from his pinpoint analysis

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 12:35pm On Aug 27, 2018
diportivo:



nurey Is the undisputed king of comparison

I am not taking anything away from his pinpoint analysis
why do I get the nagging thought somewhere in my head that you may be hoarding info tongue tongue tongue cheesy cheesy grin

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 12:37pm On Aug 27, 2018
ivoryhouse:

why do I get the nagging thought somewhere in my head that you may be hoarding info tongue tongue tongue cheesy cheesy grin
Leave that my boy alone
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 12:43pm On Aug 27, 2018
weyreypey:

Leave that my boy alone
grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Shagati(m): 1:01pm On Aug 27, 2018
2008-10 Lexus IS250/350

vs

2008-10 Merc C300/350

Thank you!

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 1:42pm On Aug 27, 2018
Shagati:
2008-10 Lexus IS250/350

vs

2008-10 Merc C300/350

Thank you!

Great comparison!

The IS250 is an underpowered car and isn't even worth comparing to the C300.

Now, the C350 vs the IS350, on the other hand, is a more interesting battle. The IS350, alongside the Infiniti G35 and 335i, sit at the table of powerful compact sports sedans with 300HP+. The pre-facelift C350 trudges by with a measly 270 HP or so. Shameful.

Performance is completely for the IS350 here. More power, more torque, and a more interesting torque curve.
Both cars come in RWD and AWD. 4Matic is better than Toyota's AWD.

As for handling, I don't think it's anywhere near as one-sided as people may think. German cars drive best but the IS350 is also a sweet handler. You wouldn't be losing out on much by going with either.

As for luxury and build, both cars are also tied. The materials used in the IS are better than the W204 (W204 has a reputation for being a bit plastic-y). And the IS will be a more comfortable place. Mark Levinson>Harman Kardon. That said, rear leg room will be better in the C350.

I think IS from that generation had issues with carbon buildup or something with their injectors. I'll have to check. There's also a major W204 issue, I'll also have to check. grin grin

IS will be more reliable in the long run, it's a Lexus. And its interior materials will hold up better. On the flip side, the C350 has more tech than the IS.

Maintenance is about even. The IS has a slight edge, though.

I'd buy the IS350, mostly because you just cannot beat Lexus reliability. It's the more powerful car, too.

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Shagati(m): 1:51pm On Aug 27, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


Great comparison!

Now, the C350 vs the IS350, on the other hand, is a more interesting battle. The IS350, alongside the Infiniti G35 and 335i, sit at the table of powerful compact sports sedans with 300HP+

I'd buy the IS350, mostly because you just cannot beat Lexus reliability. It's the more powerful car, too.

Great and thanks for the insights.
Rear legroom seems to be higher up on the priorities list for me so it is still looking like a tough call.
The IS350 in good condition already landed in Lagos is a rarer sight than the Merc 350.

Oh well. Decisions, decisions embarassed
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 2:03pm On Aug 27, 2018
Shagati:


Great and thanks for the insights.
Rear legroom seems to be higher up on the priorities list for me so it is still looking like a tough call.
The IS350 in good condition already landed in Lagos is a rarer sight than the Merc 350.

Oh well. Decisions, decisions embarassed

Difference in rear legroom isn't that much, maybe 5" at most, and the C350 is a slightly bigger car too.

Like you said, the W204 is actually a tad too popular at the moment, while IS's are still rare.

If I could suggest, why not an M35? You used to own a G35 IIRC. An M would be perfect for your needs. It has more luxury than the IS and W204, more space, and similar power. Only issue with it is poor mpg, really.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Shagati(m): 3:01pm On Aug 27, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


If I could suggest, why not an M35? You used to own a G35 IIRC. An M would be perfect for your needs. It has more luxury than the IS and W204, more space, and similar power. Only issue with it is poor mpg, really.

That is ONE ugly car sir.
Unless of course the 2011+ which is not the best looker either

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 3:05pm On Aug 27, 2018
Shagati:


That is ONE ugly car sir.
Unless of course the 2011+ which is not the best looker either

Haha, true. The 07+ G's look much better. And it's amusing how the '11+ M35 looks slightly nauseated, lmao.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by OPUSDEI1(m): 5:25pm On Aug 27, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


Haha, true. The 07+ G's look much better. And it's amusing how the '11+ M35 looks slightly nauseated, lmao.



Looks like a Nissan Avalon

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Shagati(m): 6:20pm On Aug 27, 2018
OPUSDEI1:



Looks like a Nissan Avalon Teana

Fixed

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 10:04pm On Aug 27, 2018
OPUSDEI1:



Looks like a Nissan Avalon
grin grin grin grin grin and I thought I had bad mouth..chai..Nissan avalon grin grin grin grin grin
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:14pm On Aug 27, 2018
OPUSDEI1:



Looks like a Nissan Avalon
Apt! Such a weird look.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 5:30am On Aug 28, 2018
thebigkendo:
Between a corolla or Benz s550? Both naija used, Fuel economy, rugged and availability of parts, luxury and speed.
Can the s550 carry me from Ikorodu to berger then ajah and back on 2000 fuel?

So you want to come out of the gate with a fight? I'm telling on you to HeavenlyBang!

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 5:34am On Aug 28, 2018
Are we serious with most of these comparisons Can we at least compare cars in the same class I am so confused and horrified. Or is this based on what we can bu y them for in Nigeria?

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 5:52am On Aug 28, 2018
radautoworks:


So you want to come out of the gate with a fight? I'm telling on you to HeavenlyBang!

Ignore the young man. angry

radautoworks:
Are we serious with most of these comparisons Can we at least compare cars in the same class I am so confused and horrified. Or is this based on what we can bu y them for in Nigeria?

I thought the ES/Avalon and IS/C were really good questions.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by radautoworks: 6:51am On Aug 28, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


Ignore the young man. angry



I thought the ES/Avalon and IS/C were really good questions.
Those two yes but the others...

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by obekediamondfuto(m): 7:52am On Aug 28, 2018
please I need candid suggestions

between a private jet and a Bugatti veyron which one should I go for in terms of maintenance, power, ruggedity, availability of parts and technical expertise......

I plan to use it for long trips.... Lagos to Accra, Lagos to Abuja etc..

please come to my aid


PS I did this out of sheer proactivity,,,,, someone will still come along and request for this comparison.

so please don't relent in ur efforts peeps

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Shagati(m): 9:53am On Aug 28, 2018
radautoworks:

Right?
Corolla= entry level economy sedan
Camry= mid family sedan

radautoworks:
Are we serious with most of these comparisons Can we at least compare cars in the same class I am so confused and horrified. Or is this based on what we can bu y them for in Nigeria?

Dear Sis, for your clarity:

Compare
kəmˈpɛː/
verb
1.
estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between.
synonyms: contrast, set side by side, juxtapose, collate, differentiate, weigh up, balance, weigh/balance/measure the differences between


To get a comparison of similarly classed vehicles is the easiest thing to do via any number of auto sites cars.com, edmunds.com etc.
I believe the purpose of this thread is to have real life (read Naija) comparisons of similar/dissimilar vehicles from hands-on experts to help one decide on a choice for the long run.

A comparative analysis may well inform one that what you really need is cabin and boot space and not engine power and fuel consumption.

Please let people ask their qweshun o! Persin wey ask nor dey lost.

You can please kick off your contribution with the PJ vs Veyron one. That is one choice dilemma that has been bothering me too undecided

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by mejai(m): 10:21am On Aug 28, 2018
biko nu... W210 E55 AMG dey hungry me. though 20 yrs and going, I still love d old design. thieves no go bother me. But my mind is telling me to go for 08' Mitsubishi Evo.


wetin una think?

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 10:24am On Aug 28, 2018
mejai:
biko nu... W210 E55 AMG dey hungry me. though 20 yrs and going, I still love d old design. thieves no go bother me. But my mind is telling me to go for 08' Mitsubishi Evo.


wetin una think?
Roads roads roads do you have the roads to drive the E55 on?. With the Roadmaster E320 12 plugs... I still dey struggle find road to unleash the car's might on!!!!
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by 9icetoo(m): 10:25am On Aug 28, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


Great comparison!

The IS250 is an underpowered car and isn't even worth comparing to the C300.

Now, the C350 vs the IS350, on the other hand, is a more interesting battle. The IS350, alongside the Infiniti G35 and 335i, sit at the table of powerful compact sports sedans with 300HP+. The pre-facelift C350 trudges by with a measly 270 HP or so. Shameful.

Performance is completely for the IS350 here. More power, more torque, and a more interesting torque curve.
Both cars come in RWD and AWD. 4Matic is better than Toyota's AWD.

As for handling, I don't think it's anywhere near as one-sided as people may think. German cars drive best but the IS350 is also a sweet handler. You wouldn't be losing out on much by going with either.

As for luxury and build, both cars are also tied. The materials used in the IS are better than the W204 (W204 has a reputation for being a bit plastic-y). And the IS will be a more comfortable place. Mark Levinson>Harman Kardon. That said, rear leg room will be better in the C350.

I think IS from that generation had issues with carbon buildup or something with their injectors. I'll have to check. There's also a major W204 issue, I'll also have to check. grin grin

IS will be more reliable in the long run, it's a Lexus. And its interior materials will hold up better. On the flip side, the C350 has more tech than the IS.

Maintenance is about even. The IS has a slight edge, though.

I'd buy the IS350, mostly because you just cannot beat Lexus reliability. It's the more powerful car, too.
Nice analysis. The carbon buildup was in the 250. The 350 doesn't have that problem
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by Shagati(m): 10:27am On Aug 28, 2018
mejai:
biko nu... W210 E55 AMG dey hungry me. though 20 yrs and going, I still love d old design. thieves no go bother me. But my mind is telling me to go for 08' Mitsubishi Evo.
wetin una think?

Aunty Radautoworks; another valid comparison loading IMHO
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by mejai(m): 10:34am On Aug 28, 2018
weyreypey:

Roads roads roads do you have the roads to drive the E55 on?. With the Roadmaster E320 12 plugs... I still dey struggle find road to unleash the car's might on!!!!
honestly, u r ryt. That is to say from 6/8cylinders up won't make sense for one to go for. I noticed dat basic 4 plugs are just city driving. My 08' corolla don suffer. @ 4*1000rpm approaching 150/160 km, it just dey scream.
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:51am On Aug 28, 2018
9icetoo:

Nice analysis. The carbon buildup was in the 250. The 350 doesn't have that problem

Ah, ok. I wasn't sure.

Thanks for clarifying!
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by weyreypey: 11:20am On Aug 28, 2018
mejai:

honestly, u r ryt. That is to say from 6/8cylinders up won't make sense for one to go for. I noticed dat basic 4 plugs are just city driving. My 08' corolla don suffer. @ 4*1000rpm approaching 150/160 km, it just dey scream.

Your Corolla is an orphan in the league of the w210 E55 AMG or the E320 or even the base E200
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 12:13pm On Aug 28, 2018
mejai:
biko nu... W210 E55 AMG dey hungry me. though 20 yrs and going, I still love d old design. thieves no go bother me. But my mind is telling me to go for 08' Mitsubishi Evo.


wetin una think?
I frankly like stick shift, if it's not my daily driver. I cannot come and kee myself in traffic in the name of driving shift...that's the only issue I have with the evo...i'd prefer the evo,any day. Benz cars are always understated (especially in terms of power), unlike their competition
Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by obekediamondfuto(m): 12:45pm On Aug 28, 2018
ivoryhouse:

I frankly like stick shift, if it's not my daily driver. I cannot come and kee myself in traffic in the name of driving shift...that's the only issue I have with the evo...i'd prefer the evo,any day. Benz cars are always understated (especially in terms of power), unlike their competition


when oshodi holdup starts from gbagada and u r driving a jet powered manual tranny ride.... u will park it at dominos pizza and look for bike or Keke

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Re: The Official Car Comparison/Recommendation Thread by ivoryhouse(m): 12:55pm On Aug 28, 2018
obekediamondfuto:



when oshodi holdup starts from gbagada and u r driving a jet powered manual tranny ride.... u will park it at dominos pizza and look for bike or Keke
my brother, no be small thing..demonic lagos traffic will keep you for 4 hours and yet there's nothing causing it grin

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