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Beillynoy 4th October 2014 08:27 PM

New owner saying hello
Evening all.
Today I collected my (first) GT-R from AF Noble. What an epic car.
I've set the rev-limit to 3,000 and, for the next month (until running-in is completed), will be driving Miss Daisy style. To be fair, the timing's not ideal: it'll be run-in just in time for the crappy weather, so I have a set of Dunlop Winters ready to switch to at the Optimisation service. If anyone's interested, Oponeo did a full set for 916 delivered.

Anyway, back the car.... Still epic.
The salesman (John) has been super-helpful throughout. I tested a 2012 car as well as a couple of drives in the 2014 demonstrator. He was very understanding when I arranged a follow-up test drive of the 2014 car so that I could seek out stop-start traffic / rubbish road surfaces and dual-carriageway drudgery. Probably not an every day request but he took it in his stride. Sacrilegious as it is.
(What can I say - this is replacing my S4(B8) as a daily driver so it needs to be liveable)

In the end my shortlist was:
Keep the S4 + buy new Jag F-type V6S
Keep the S4 + buy used AMV8
Trade the S4 for GT-R

I can't believe I swithered for weeks. Doh. With hindsight the GT-R should have been a no-brainer. Untouchable performance, 4WD and 4 seats (to fit the cherubs aged 9 & 11)

Anyway I've had a variety of fairly nippy cars over the years and, without a shadow of doubt, this is the daddy of them all. It even makes the Tuscan S seem tame.

Anyway, that's a long-winded way of saying:
Hello and I look forward to many miles in this work of automotive genius.


vxrcymru 4th October 2014 09:18 PM

Welcome to the forum and enjoy the amazing R35!

Get yourself to a meet, event or we even have the AGM later this month which will be a great weekend and a perfect way to run the car in!

Chronos 4th October 2014 09:59 PM

I thought the run\bed in was done at the factory? When I watched the gtr documentary, it said cars where bed in on the factory circuit, so when delivered the car can be taken straight on track etc...



Clogger 4th October 2014 10:18 PM

Congrats mate, what colour did you go for??

I also thought you can drive them full bore right form the factory.

Beillynoy 4th October 2014 10:46 PM

Not according to the owners manual, and NHPC.
Run in is in 3 stages:
300-600 miles
600-1200 miles
Then first optimisation service.

Well worth the inconvenience if it results in a stronger engine and properly bedded-in suspension and transmission.

It's a black one.

vxrcymru 4th October 2014 10:50 PM

Very true, the car is thrashed / beded in around a track in japan prior to delivery. Unfortunately Nissan UK say another 1200 mile warm up is required or the warranty may be invalid....

Clogger 4th October 2014 11:44 PM

I would be pulling my hair out !! LOL but like you say the wait will be worth it when you finally get to hit the loud pedal !! :chuckle: (In a safe and controlled environment of course !)

TREG 5th October 2014 06:31 AM

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Welcome mate

Beillynoy 5th October 2014 09:42 AM

I keep reminding myself that patience will make unrestricted driving all the sweeter.
And, in the meantime, it's weirdly satisfying to pootle about at 2500rpm. Who'd have thought...?

Satan 5th October 2014 02:43 PM

Welcome my friend, welcome to the dark side:chuckle:


Beillynoy 5th October 2014 04:07 PM

Thanks all.
Once I've made it past the magic 1,200 mile mark I know I'll never again see a 300mile range on the info screen. I should take a photo for posterity....

Crafty_Blade 5th October 2014 06:40 PM

Welcome fella, be safe and enjoy :thumbsup:

saucyboy 5th October 2014 06:56 PM

Welcome fella and enjoy.

Iggy GT-R 5th October 2014 07:21 PM

Hiya Beillynoy & welcome ;-D

Beillynoy 5th October 2014 08:25 PM

Loving all this loving. Thanks.
I couldn't help but wonder what my current driving style has done for my fuel economy, so I filled up today - with a grand total of 147miles on the car (26miles done in Japan, and 121 miles of tippy-toe driving by me).

After stopping at the first click, with absolutely no topping up I've managed to show

...... [drum roll] .....

346 mile range.

And I have the photo to prove it. Sad but true.

evogeof 5th October 2014 08:29 PM


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