Originally Posted by nori41
they're all great cars, but this discussion is biased by the owners of each model !
i think budget plays a big part when buying a GTR, if it didnt we'd all be driving mines R34's!!!!!!!!
true, there's some bias because we've all bought what we wanted (usually), but I chose the R32 without budget constraints. I think a sports car, especially one that's been heavily tuned, should feel raw and direct. Although I still have full interior and a nice-sized boot, the car has gotten further and further away from what one would call "comfortable"
That being said, I wonder how much the rear subframe comes into play here. The R32/S13 rear subframe has a lot of anti-squat geometry built in - it's a drag suspension in other words. The R33/R34/S14 is more universal and probably played a big factor in the car being able to run faster on the 'Ring (due to being more absorbing and forgiving with the surface irregularities). In terms of driver's aids, the R33/R34 have the A-LSD, but I'm not so convinced that it would make a huge difference in handling.
Ah, I did forget that the R34 AWD samples conditions 1000 times a second whereas the R32 samples 10 times a second (IIRC and I can't remember the source).