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Old 8th May 2011, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Basics.

Hi all, i am new here so wanted to firstly say thankyou for any input offered and secondly to formally introduce myself.

I have always been a big Skyline fan and was planning on buying an R34 untill Nissan hit us with the GTR R35.

I just cant go backwards so i am now madly saving for the R35 to which i hope to buy next year, and i just want to ask some very basic questions to which i am sure you can answer being owners. I read loads about facts and figures but there is no better answer to the questions then from the horse's mouth

I plan to buy a 2009 or possibly 2010 model so...

1) What road tax should i expect for 12 months ?
2) What is the average MPG for urban use (with a little liveliness) ?
3) Average service cost and how often ?

And to finish. what seems to be the biggest niggle the car has ?

Thanks for taking the time to read my first post, i appreciate any info offered.

Kindest regards,

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Old 8th May 2011, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's hard to take a post like this seriously when you can find all the answers yourself with about 10 mins searching. And trust me, if you're having to save to afford to buy one, you can't afford to run one. Buying it is the easy bit.
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Old 8th May 2011, 01:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's hardly a big deal to answer the questions mate, instead of writing that!
No wonder people think r35 owners are tossers.
It's about £430 for tax mate, mpg around town with the occasional squirt will be roughly 14-15. You'll be able to run it ok if you get it looked after by SVM or Litchfields. Don't go to hpc's, they are extortionate!
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The R35 ain't a Skyline. , and the R34 is a very different car.
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Old 8th May 2011, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks marcyt21, i appreciate your straight forward answers. I just sold my 350z GT and to be honest that forum had plently of tossers on there too lol so your help is trully appreciated. And thanks de wonderful for letting me know the R35 isnt a skyline !! i am aware of that.
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There may be more on here lol
No worries, just ask if you want to know anymore.
Don't get me wrong it's not cheap to service, but depends how often you use the car and if you are going to track it.
Again, avoid hpc's although Middlehurst aren't too bad
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Old 8th May 2011, 01:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lol, cheers mate, just to reiterate on the condescending remarks of post#2 i am a manual worker who just wants to own his dream car, and wants to pay for one cash so i can afford to run it. I am aware of the costs but asking those who run one puts me in a better picture so i thank you kindly for your worthless input NiallGTR.

Marcyt21, can you clarify on who or what SMV or Litchfields are please, at the height of sounding totally noob ;p and whats hpc ? i assume these are dealers ?

Thanks pal.
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Hpc are Nissan 'high performance centres' who sell and service gtr's. I think there are only 12 or so hpc, sure a tosser will correct me if I'm wrong lol
Litchfield and svm are gtr specialists, both highly commended!
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Hahaha, i like your sense of humour ;p i think you pretty much answered everything i needed to clarify. Cheers.

One last thing, as with the 350z (And i know its a totally different car de wonderful !) lol, there were the odd niggles like drivetrain noise etc, is there or do you know of any for the R35 ?
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R35 makes lots of noises, but normal!
Don't start a thread headed 'rattling noise from my gtr'
The tossers will be out in force
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Road Tax went up to £460 in April, thieving gits. Road near me is practically a rumble strip.

It ain't cheap, that's for sure.

I'd say budget £1200 for insurance, £215 for a tracker subscription, £1200 for tyres, £1200 for servicing and £3000 for 9000 miles of optimax at 20mpg. So £7000 a year should see you right!

If you can use Mr. Litchfield or other leading aftermarket suppliers or competitive HPCs like Middlehursts, then you can squeeze a little off, about £300 in my experience.
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Hahahahaha again thanks marcyt21

And a big thanks to Aero, this is good info, much appreciated
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You're welcome. Good luck in your decision making and your hunt for a guddan!

The upside is it's an amazing drive and very practical, cf. to a 350Z, it uses warp factor 7, so to enjoy an extended soundtrack on the road, takes you to potentially silly speeds.

No manual gearbox to stir mean no self-indulgent gear shift blips but the race mod does blip on the down change.

Insurance can be had for as low as £400, but anybody that throws in track days charge a bit more. Hence my £1200 quote.

Replacement Windscreen £1400 from National Windscreens, £2100 from Autoglass, £1500 after a haggle.
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One last thing, as with the 350z (And i know its a totally different car de wonderful !) lol, there were the odd niggles like drivetrain noise etc, is there or do you know of any for the R35 ?
VQ35DE is often considered quite a thrashy drivetrain.

Are you after a 'nice' sports car (like the 350z) or the costly (but very fast) behemoth that the R35 is?

How about a 350GT? I'd say they are more rare on UK roads than the R35 (dons flame suit). Obviously a lot slower but quite cool if you ask me.

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Mate live your dream and get one, did it myself, live in Ireland and running costs are probably twice as much, but I would sooner have owned a GTR and attempted to run it and lived my dream if only for as long as I can afford to, you can always sell the car, obviously don't go into it blindly completely unaware of the costs but don't let anyone put you off, a GTR will probably mean more to you knowing it's true cost then those who can simply throw money at it.
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Lee - I have a 2009 and haven't had any real problems. I think the others have given some ideas for costs. You have to ignore that this is a Nissan when you come to maintaining it, because the costs are of course matching that this is a bespoke car. That said, when you compare to cars providing similar/close performance it's decent.

As for niggles then some people don't like some of the noises and clunks that come from the car. Personally I love the feeling that I'm driving something mechanical and that behind the electronics is a great car. The worst problem I have is the air conditioning being too good at its job and having to warm my hands on the transmission tunnel!
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It's hard to take a post like this seriously when you can find all the answers yourself with about 10 mins searching. And trust me, if you're having to save to afford to buy one, you can't afford to run one. Buying it is the easy bit.
Although the answer was quite blunt it aint untrue. If you struggle putting the money on the table, up keeping it is gonna cost. Even at independents fluids, pads, tires etc are very expensive.
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I think there's a massive difference paying cash, I like Lee saved and paid cash for mine which if I say paid a 20k deposit and financed the rest my monthly outgoings would prevent me from owning the car it's as simple as that. Having nothing to pay out each month on finance makes owning the car a perfectly affordable proposition!

Whether I should have paid 64k off the mortgage is an entirely different subject lol!
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Although the answer was quite blunt it aint untrue. If you struggle putting the money on the table, up keeping it is gonna cost. Even at independents fluids, pads, tires etc are very expensive.

At what point did he say he was struggling to stump up the cash...?

i believe he said he was saving like mad so he could go ahead and purchase....

there is a vast difference....

Whether your a multimillionaire or not, surely you want to know the expected costs of ownership? because thats just good sense.

GTR ownership isn't elitist i m afraid, you bought the wrong brand for that.

LEE, i too am purchasing at present, and had the same sort of questions as you matey, good to know what your getting into! Goodluck

MOSTLY they are a friendly bunch on here!

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Wow, thank you so much for all the positive input, i trully appreciate all those who have done so, and to the few who have judged me and assumed my circumstance without knowing sh1t about me....then i can only be envious of your perfection and obvious good fortune in life, shame you cant read though ;p (apologies for my assumption) lol

Thanks again peeps
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