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      03-05-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Cool Cost of GTR 12k Service

One of the members at 6SpeedOnline recently posted his bill for his 12k service, here's the breakdown:

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The 12K Service...
- 11 pts GTR R35 DCT Fluid....................... $880
- + Labor.... $105
- Oil Filter and 6pts Mobil 1 0-40W......... $97
- + Labor.... $95
- 4 pts Diff Fluid............................................ $240
- + Labor.... $105
- In-Cabin Microfilter.................................. $40
- + Labor.... $40
- Brake System - fluids.............................. $50
- + Labor.... $84
- 4 wheel alignment.................. Labor..... $126
- TAX (approx).......................................... ... $115

TOTAL 12K MAINTNANCE COST! = $1977


Who said Japanese cars were cheap to maintain? I guess you have to pay to play.
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Cool

I never knew DCT fluid was so expensive. I should invest in it.
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That's insane. $2k for service and $20k for tranny. Fuck the GTR.
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Thumbs up

That being said, I think the GTR would be a fun car to fly down the highway with.

I'm probably one of the few who doesn't think it's super ugly either, and despite the price tag, it's a relative performance bargain (non-markup price of course).

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Why replace the DCT fluid? Dont M3's have lifetime fluid?

At least the alignment was reasonable.
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About the only thing decently priced was the alignment. Why doesn't Nissan throw in something like a 12k mile service with a $70-$80k car? I've been telling my Dad he should get one of these since I first heard about it being sold in US & Europe, but $1k for tranny fluid would really suck.
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About the only thing decently priced was the alignment. Why doesn't Nissan throw in something like a 12k mile service with a $70-$80k car? I've been telling my Dad he should get one of these since I first heard about it being sold in US & Europe, but $1k for tranny fluid would really suck.
I'm willing to bet Nissan is losing money on each GTR sold.
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I'll throw in as reference that my 350Z cost about $250 for 15K (or around there) service
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So are these cars still a relative bargain? What's the service cost for a GT-3, Lambo or Ferrari?
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That's about as much as Inspection II costs on an E46 M3 if it's out of free maint.

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So are these cars still a relative bargain? What's the service cost for a GT-3, Lambo or Ferrari?
I can only give you examples relating to Ferrari. I know of someone who had to replace a brake rotor on a Challenge Stradale. Per Ferrari's strong recommendation he replaced all 4 rotors (plus pads) at once. The price? $45,000. That is not a typo.
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That being said, I think the GTR would be a fun car to fly down the highway with.

I'm probably one of the few who doesn't think it's super ugly either, and despite the price tag, it's a relative performance bargain (non-markup price of course).

It's ugly. But very fun to drive. Don't think I'll ever get to 20K and have to worry about the service. But, I was aware of the cost of Tranny Oil. Every car I've owned I have had them do the engine oil, Tranny, and diff at 1500 miles. When they told me how much it cost.... No way.
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That's about as much as Inspection II costs on an E46 M3 if it's out of free maint.



I can only give you examples relating to Ferrari. I know of someone who had to replace a brake rotor on a Challenge Stradale. Per Ferrari's strong recommendation he replaced all 4 rotors (plus pads) at once. The price? $45,000. That is not a typo.
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That's about as much as Inspection II costs on an E46 M3 if it's out of free maint.



I can only give you examples relating to Ferrari. I know of someone who had to replace a brake rotor on a Challenge Stradale. Per Ferrari's strong recommendation he replaced all 4 rotors (plus pads) at once. The price? $45,000. That is not a typo.
Yep. I know a lot of people who can easily go into the dealership and buy a Murc, GTR, etc. The reason they don't is because the extremely high price of maintenance.
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About the DCT tranny's being broken down, Nissan says that less then 1% had failed.....I dunno if it's true or not but if I was one of those in the 1%, I would make alot of noise and let the whole world know about how nissan S$%^&Eks and this and that.

And in my opinion, if I'm ever in the market for a car, I always look at how much it cost with the service charges(Gotto work hard to get the inside scoop but it's worth it). And looking at that, GTR is still a bargain.
I dunno if you guys will agree with my statement but I will always love the GTR. I guess I'm a GTR wh()re
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Simple solution- Ask Nissian to give us the GTR in MT
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The ZO6 has 90% of the thrills for 40% of the cost of upkeep, sounds good if you discount the roof falling off malarkey.
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Yep... that's the reason why I didn't trade my M for a GT-R.

Wait until that guy has to change his rotors.
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