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      11-17-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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So you can afford a GT-R, but can you afford to keep it...

Ok, disclaimer - this happened on a UK Spec GT-R which has some stupid mandated pedestrian safety hood mechanism. Nevertheless, a 5mph ding turned into an $18000 repair bill courtesy of your friendly Nissan dealer.

Read on: http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/127250-ac...hat-i-did.html
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Wow, some of the stuff on the GTR is just ridiculously priced.

This is the exact reason why I won't own one, because of the stupid "GTR Tax" BS.
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      11-17-2009, 09:38 AM   #5
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I fast-forwarded to the last page. Apparently it was more a case of egregious price gouging by the body shop. They charged him around 4000 pounds simply to repaint the bumper from what I could make out. Someone else did the math by adding up the parts cost of all the pedestrian safety stuff, labor etc and then there were about 4000 pounds left over.
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wow, thats ridiculous
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RETARDED. How does Nissan continue to get away with this/have people buy their product? You've got to be a sucker if you ask me.

Then again, one reason I keep buying bmw is cause almost everything is free during ownership.
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Damn that's just insane.
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Amazing that people still buy this car. Nissan is royally screwing their customers. This reminds me of the LF-A that costs $400k. WTF is going on with these japanese companies? The repair costs on the GT-R make an M3 seem like a hell of a bargain.
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That's insane.
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RETARDED. How does Nissan continue to get away with this/have people buy their product? You've got to be a sucker if you ask me.

Then again, one reason I keep buying bmw is cause almost everything is free during ownership.
You beat me to it. The first thing I thought of was "RETARDED" 5 grand for an ECU is insane.
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Amazing that people still buy this car. Nissan is royally screwing their customers. This reminds me of the LF-A that costs $400k. WTF is going on with these japanese companies? The repair costs on the GT-R make an M3 seem like a hell of a bargain.

The LFA is made entirely out of carbon fiber. The only others cars that can claim this cost much more, think Enzo or other million dollar supercars.

Not saying its worth it, considering a 458 italia is $240k.. but that is why the car is so expensive. They should of released it with a 12000 rpm V10, that would get peoples attention!
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Some cars these days are just bs. I read somewhere that a Shelby GT500KR engine hood costs 21k...
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I fast-forwarded to the last page. Apparently it was more a case of egregious price gouging by the body shop. They charged him around 4000 pounds simply to repaint the bumper from what I could make out. Someone else did the math by adding up the parts cost of all the pedestrian safety stuff, labor etc and then there were about 4000 pounds left over.
Good thing you didn't read the whole thread and realize that was some random guy making up a random number. No details on the official price have been posted yet, the OP is waiting on an invoice from his insurer.

That's absurd if true.
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GTR Fail. I hate this car now. R34 ftw
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I guess I should stop complaining about the cost of M3 parts
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The LFA is made entirely out of carbon fiber.
I don't think so.
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I don't think so.
Well not entirely, clearly the engine isn't but a good amount of the body is.

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Pedestrian safety FTL
I'm still trying to figure out how popping the hood like that results in greater pedestrian safety? What, does it launch them up and over the car like an ejector seat or something??? I just don't get it...
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You need to replace the bumper, rams, bonnet hinges....

and of course the ECU
Replacing the bumper is fine due to the slight damaged it sustained. Replacing the rest of that, especially the ECU, is completely inexcusable.
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Simple $500 fix. Insurance deductable.
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