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Old 24th March 2014, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why would I NOT want to buy a GT-R?

I'm just starting to think about changing cars and the GT-R is a possibility for me. I currently have a modified Audi S4 (the 2.7l biturbo version) which I have had for 13 years. Before that I had a Subaru WRX which I spun and wrote off

The reasons why I DO want a GT-R are obvious. Learning about the bad things is more difficult. So who's up for a bit of honesty about what they don't like about their pride and joy?
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Old 24th March 2014, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think one of the main points for me is the interior. I love how the car drives/handles, sounds but the interior makes it feel like a less premium car than the performance/attention suggest. It's better than I expected but I had fairly low expectations when I first went to see and buy one... but after borrowing my brothers M3, my uncles 997 turbo and various other luxury sports cars the GTR is quite a way off imo. I think the new My14 GTR looks to have an improved interior which i would be keen to see in the flesh.

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Old 24th March 2014, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fuel economy, consumable costs, specialist servicing which can be pricey.

My big one since I got the wrap is other drivers riding my blind spot taking photos lol.
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Old 24th March 2014, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's huge out the outside and tiny on the inside. Very odd in that respect.
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Old 24th March 2014, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's huge out the outside and tiny on the inside. Very odd in that respect.
like a broken Tardis...
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Old 24th March 2014, 02:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well coming from Imprezas, etc, the interior is great! The size of the car is a problem, but I have now owned my car for 2.5 years which is the longest I have owned a car for........... and the love is still there.

The downside is the price of aftermarket parts and the lack of HPC support, I use an indie and hardly go to Nissan.
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Old 24th March 2014, 02:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't really find anything too annoying TBH. I actually like the interior (there's a couple of bits I would change, but nothing too major).
Fuel economy (if thats on your mind) you can get about 250 miles to a tank with a mix of spirited driving and cruising. But who cares about that
The only annoying thing is how quickly it gets dirty and the soft as shit paint!
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Old 24th March 2014, 02:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What I don't like hmm lets see.

The paint, also hate the paint, Not to keen on the paint and also the paint.

Never seen a factory paint job so shocking, makes washing the car a daunting and worrying job everytime.
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Old 24th March 2014, 02:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Snowfoam x2 and be really light with the wash mitt and you will be fine though. Make sure you take care when drying as well
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Old 24th March 2014, 06:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The price of parts and mods is shocking. £2k for a set of Alcon discs and pads all round fitted. Give or take....
If you had an RS4 it would be less than half that. I don't get it.
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Old 24th March 2014, 06:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree. The paint is by far the biggest downfall of the car. It's that bad I was going to part ex it for a 458 a few weeks after buying it. I'm doing a few thousand miles around Europe in a few weeks and I'm genuinely worried about what state it may be in when I get back.

The interior is slightly disappointing but things seem greatly improved from 2012 on. It's definitely a Japanese interior to look at but it's very solid and well put together I think. The fake leather on the back seats is a bit of a joke for a £75000 car.

My only other gripe is that the suspension is a bit too stiff for fast B road driving when the roads are bumpy or uneven. There are certain B roads I can drive my M3 across quicker. In the real world a bit of suspension travel and body roll is actually a good thing.
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Old 24th March 2014, 07:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The price of parts and mods is shocking. £2k for a set of Alcon discs and pads all round fitted. Give or take....
If you had an RS4 it would be less than half that. I don't get it.
It's called gtr tax
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Old 24th March 2014, 07:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Snowfoam x2 and be really light with the wash mitt and you will be fine though. Make sure you take care when drying as well
I'm getting mine wrapped as I'm fed up with the paint! I use the worlds softest wash mitt and my black car has swirls on it again after it was detailed by PWPro last year.
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Old 24th March 2014, 07:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Things I don't like if I am being critical.

1. The paint is a pain to look after. Expect to be on bird poo patrol.
2. Cost of all parts to keep it running. GT-R tax as mentioned. Big Brake Kit 50%+ more than other cars for example.
3. Small interior dimensions. Smaller than the R32 oddly, when R35 is much bigger.
4. The performance screws up your perception so other fast cars seem slow and unexciting, it's difficult to move onto something else.
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Old 24th March 2014, 07:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Paint for me as well. Its a bloody nightmare especially as im Kuro Black. The worst offender by all accounts! Its not actually paint they use. Its marmite. Nightmare to keep clean and soft! I really look after mine (cleaned every week, polished regular and detailed at PW when needed and Black is the worst for maintenance.
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Old 24th March 2014, 07:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm getting mine wrapped as I'm fed up with the paint! I use the worlds softest wash mitt and my black car has swirls on it again after it was detailed by PWPro last year.
Soon as I have the cash. Im having mine wrapped.
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Strange as iv had no probs with the Gunmettalic. Love it.
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I don't think I'd be happy with a wrap. Iv seen a few and although it's great for a quick colour change I couldn't put up with the joins round the mirrors etc. the finish just isn't like paint and looks like plastic IMO.
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Never had a problem with my DMG paint either. I bought it swirl free 3 yrs old and sold it 2 yrs later still completely swirl free.
The key is to try not to let it get too dirty,use the correct washing technique and keep it topped up with a good quality wax which makes it wash so much easier.

I admit kuro black is a different matter though. It actually feels soft to touch!
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No issues with DMG either. Washed as soon as it gets dirty and always dries well
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