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      01-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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ok the car buying bug is itching like jordan's ring finger!
what are they truly like from those who have been there please
what are the pitfalls and what should i be expecting running costs and bills
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Dunno, but I am thinking about them too.... Bad news I reckon....

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ok the car buying bug is itching like jordan's ring finger!
what are they truly like from those who have been there please
what are the pitfalls and what should i be expecting running costs and bills
many thanks
My brother in law has been looking for one, and found that only certain Nissan dealerships can service them. I think the closest one to him was around 2 hours away.
He also mentioned that a full brake set change is a four figure sum.

However, it is an awesome car!!

You have both performance and luxury rolled into one!
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      01-25-2011, 12:29 PM   #4
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I know very little about the running numbers other than they are high. However, they really are appealing - the road presence is off the chart.
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i know they have to be serviced at a nissan hpc but litchfields are cheap for servicing _ im after any real life stories
are the back seats usable, can you fit golf clubs in boot etc
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This question was asked over on the USA M3 forum, don't know if it helps

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ght=nissan+gtr
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I love em. Steve's was epic around the ring. So much fucking grip!

How much are these bad-boys down too now?!
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many thanks creepy
was getting a bit personal tho in some of those chats!
i have no intention of tracking and need 4 seats
cars cost now main dealers with warranties low 40's
my coupe is 56 plate 335i with 51k so will probably get 12-13k trade in
and i'll have to take mods off unless selling to someone privately
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no bought it at 43k 5 months ago
se 17's no sat nav or i drive
400 brake giac remap and ar downpipes
it does everything i'm just a bit like palm boy nuts and like to change
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MisterS3 has a GTR and plays golf. Could be helpful
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was getting a bit personal tho in some of those chats!

Yes they do get a bit self opinionated at times
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without being rude i thought the old mr 335diesel had a distant american cousin!!!
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Charlie, you need help wanting to change your car so often. I just don't understand it!

Anyway, heres my opinion on my admittedly limited experience of driving a couple of variations (on a 2 hour'ish test drive).

Firstly, the good bits:

Gearbox - very fast and efficient and way better than the TC in the AMG. I don't however think it's as effective as the PDK in the Carrera S that I recently drive but on the whole, I loved the 'box.

Performance - it certainly felt quick, quicker than my C63 did in acceleration terms from a standing start. Once on the move...not so sure, it wasn't night and day quicker thats for sure.

Handling - was pretty good in the fact it went round corners quickly and there were no traction issues. It wasn't exactly brimming with feel and you could tell it was a weighty car but on the whole, it was a good handler.


Now to the other bits....most of which were deal-breakers for me:

Ride - far too hard for the UK, even in it's softest mode it was just too much to use on a daily basis. It never settled down even on the motorway and the Porsche in comparison really shows how it should be done for a road car.

Build quality - it didn't feel an overly robust car in all honesty - lots of rattles both from the interior and the drivetrain. I've never been in a new car that rattled and buzzed so much in fact!

Driving position - too high and the seats were OK at best. Should be better in a purpose-built sports car like this as it's not hampered by being based on a normal car.

Space - if you need it for four useable seats...forget it. The rear seats are no better than the shelves in the back of the 911 and given the size of the car, it's a little odd how small it is inside.


On the whole, I did see the appeal of it as an occasional car but as something to use everyday, on our roads, I thought it was just too harsh and too unrefined.

This probably explains why there are so many newish ones for sale with low mileage - people have them for a short while then when the novelty wears off, the bad points that I've highlighted simply make it an unappealing car to use as a daily drive.

One more thing....just go and look on the GTR forum and have a read of the problems owners have! I know you'll read such things on any forum but over there, it seems to be a whole lot worse!
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I'd have one!
What are you currently driving Carl.
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What are you currently driving Carl.
A supercar!

What do you think im driving, Im driving the miswah mad!

I will be back in a BM soon!
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thanks palm nuts more or less confirmed the things I was thinking to myself
oh well whats next.....?
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^^^^ This

Or M6 - try either one, they're insanely good.
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had e39 liked that with hayward and scott back boxes chopped that in for maser 4200 manual
had e60 m5 liked it but only had it 300miles and sold at a profit in 05
had m6 felt too fast and uninformed if you know what i mean very quiet in car = on slip roads you could be doing 100 when normally 70
maybe with an eisenmann race exhaust it would be better!!
mmmmm maybe
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