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View Poll Results: How old are you?
18 - 25 36 10.14%
26 - 30 65 18.31%
31 - 35 61 17.18%
36 - 40 64 18.03%
41 - 45 54 15.21%
46 - 50 35 9.86%
51 - 55 25 7.04%
56 - 60 10 2.82%
61 - 65 2 0.56%
66 - 100 3 0.85%
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Old 8th April 2012, 07:42 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I'd just turned 29 when I bought it a couple of months ago.
I look pretty young for my age too so I get some funny looks when driving it. Im sure along the lines of "whats that young scrote doing in a car like that?"

Was saving up for a while to buy it, because I knew I had to have it. I noticed someone saying about mortgages and young guys probably dont have them yet. I bought a 2bed when I was 24 and rent it out. It depends how focussed, lucky and clever youve been over the years as to how successful you are. But owning a GTR in Dubai is much easier than UK though due to the cheaper fuel cost and insurance, I doubt I would be as brave if I was back in the UK
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Old 19th April 2012, 09:49 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I am 28 and unfortunatley have a mortgage as well as a GTR. The mortgage is really hampering my modding plans.
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Old 19th April 2012, 09:34 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Old 25th April 2012, 09:15 AM   #64 (permalink)
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I'm 27 pick up mine in a few weeks when I'm back from offshore :-)
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Old 25th April 2012, 09:38 AM   #65 (permalink)
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I am 22 and just picked mine up last week. Comes out of warranty in a month so having a health check at westway nissan where its always been serviced before it goes out, then I have spoke to lichfield and am going for a stage 1, gearbox update along with the extended warranty. Mines an 09 Black Black edition with 19k on clock
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Old 25th April 2012, 01:02 PM   #66 (permalink)
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29 here, 28 when I got it.

On the topic of mortgages etc first - I personally do own my own place already and ended up settling the PCP agreement and taking out a small mortgage to pay it off as worked out much cheaper in the long run. But it's a matter of preference, so many young people stay at home for a long time and their car is the only major outgoing - guess this means it's easily affordable.

Personally buying the car wasn't the issue for me, 40-50k over finance isn't so terrible. The running costs are the crippling element, even on a decent wedge finding the extra grand here and there for the servicing, insurance, tyres etc can be quite an un-welcome challenge!

Still I am quite surprised with the amount of sub 30 year old owners.
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Old 26th April 2012, 09:45 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Being a home owner without a mortgage does make gtr or even any expensive car more accessible.

I wouldn't have gone for one if I had a mortgage etc.
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Old 6th May 2012, 12:14 AM   #68 (permalink)
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26 and I thought I would be one of the youngest. Horribly wrong
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Old 17th May 2012, 08:12 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Brian i am 56 too, so 2 old [email protected]@@ts then. Driving alsorts of everything since 17 but i agree R35 is easily the best car i have, and will possibly ever own....

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Old 17th May 2012, 08:13 PM   #70 (permalink)
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On PH and here I've noticed a lot of younger R35 members (19-22) years of age. I guess that's because the prices have massively dropped.

I've lusted over the R35 since it came out but only can (just) afford it now lol.
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Old 28th September 2012, 02:19 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Old 28th September 2012, 07:01 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I'm 21 and picking up mine today can't wait insurance is a killer at 21 though.

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Old 28th September 2012, 03:45 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Brian i am 56 too, so 2 old [email protected]@@ts then. Driving alsorts of everything since 17 but i agree R35 is easily the best car i have, and will possibly ever own....

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Nope, got you both beaten. I got my bus pass before I got my GT-R Currently also got 4 other cars, 3 turbo'd, 1 supercharged and no mortgage

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I'm 41yrs young and just bought my R35 and feel really proud to add it to my car collection, now I have R35 GTR black edition, R33 GTR LE Mans edition, BMW 645ci sport convertible so I Thank God, most people dream of cars like these so are all lucky!
ahh.. didn't know you are 41! In my mind I always pictured you as mid 20s lol.
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Old 28th September 2012, 10:07 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Would have loved a car like this when I was younger, but was rather busy buying a house, starting a buiness and trying to earn a living... Plus I think I'd have parked it in a field pretty quickly!
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I guess it's all about priorities and future plans etc - I could prob stretch to buy and run one but would scupper my plans to move to a bigger place and put money aside for future plans etc.
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