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Old 13th June 2017, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking £40k Budget

Morning all,

I'm looking to get an R35 GTR over the next few months and have around a £40k budget for purchase. For this I'm looking to get a decent MY09, already tuned to stage 4 ideally.

The car will be used mainly weekends on road only (no track days), so don't forsee doing more than 5000 miles a year.

In terms of maintenance/consumables, I understand brakes usually last 20k miles, tyres 10k miles... aside from tax, insurance and fuel is there anything else to plan for?

The one area I've not been able to get clarity on is with regards to servicing. I know the earlier cars were recommended a service every 6 months; is this still the case or are people now getting it once a year as per the MY11 onwards?

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Old 13th June 2017, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Once a year would be fine at that mileage. All the same parts as a my11 so no reason to be more frequent.
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Old 13th June 2017, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Beware the brake discs and pads bizarrely wear quicker with lower mileage as they don't seem to like sitting about. I had a Pad replacement at around 15k miles and you need to replace the pads again when you replace the discs (the OEM ones are not the most durable).

Also with low mileage buy a battery jump starter, it isn't a car that responds well to not getting a good run at least once a week. If you have a garage leaving it on charge is viable (If you can get the car in the garage).

There are some major maintenance items at periodic points in the service schedule (e.g. replacing all brake linings at 5 years etc.).

I think expecting 10k from the tyres is optimistic unless you are mainly motorway driving and not pushing it hard. I managed a little bit better on the Dunlops the first time around at over 14k but didn't do as well on the second set and that was almost exclusively motorway driving.
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Old 13th June 2017, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll be selling mine in the next 4-6 weeks. It's a white 09 stage 4, 650hp. Mileage is about 25k, new front pads/discs, tyres are MPSS and are in good condition, passed its MOT with no advisories in May. I'll have LM do a service before selling (though I don't think it officially needs one yet).

I'll likely start with advertising on here before Auto Trader , I can message you when I've decided price and ready to sell if you want?
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Old 13th June 2017, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Beware the brake discs and pads bizarrely wear quicker with lower mileage as they don't seem to like sitting about. I had a Pad replacement at around 15k miles and you need to replace the pads again when you replace the discs (the OEM ones are not the most durable).

Also with low mileage buy a battery jump starter, it isn't a car that responds well to not getting a good run at least once a week. If you have a garage leaving it on charge is viable (If you can get the car in the garage).

There are some major maintenance items at periodic points in the service schedule (e.g. replacing all brake linings at 5 years etc.).

I think expecting 10k from the tyres is optimistic unless you are mainly motorway driving and not pushing it hard. I managed a little bit better on the Dunlops the first time around at over 14k but didn't do as well on the second set and that was almost exclusively motorway driving.
I leave my car in the garage on a trickle charger every month as I work abroad on a month and month rotation. I have never had any issues with the car starting up apart from one time the calipers stuck to the disc's due to me storing the car after it had been raining which was my fault.

Am also currently running Bridgestones and I don't use the car much on the motorways and they have lasted just under 10k with about 3 or 4 track days.
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Old 13th June 2017, 12:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I leave my car in the garage on a trickle charger every month as I work abroad on a month and month rotation. I have never had any issues with the car starting up apart from one time the calipers stuck to the disc's due to me storing the car after it had been raining which was my fault.

Am also currently running Bridgestones and I don't use the car much on the motorways and they have lasted just under 10k with about 3 or 4 track days.
I think the key to all that is you can get your car in your garage.

For my first 4 years of GTR ownership (old one and current one), living in a flat in London doesn't combine well with ability to charge, trickle or otherwise.

Now I live in the lovely Lancashire countryside, the moron who built my garage stuck a supporting brick column dividing a nice big double door area into 2 useless crappy ones (which just about used to work for my Mrs's old Fiat Panda). They must have easily saved about £400 as a result of such skimping.

So until I get around to ponying up for £3k of garage structural work and door replacement the car isn't going in the garage, which means that trickle charging isn't an option as it won't be for many others.

The Bridgestones are probably a bit more durable (aren't they a harder compound?) than the Dunlops I have been running since I sold my MY10 back in 2011 to switch to the MY11, I had only done about 5k then.
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My car is currently listed for sale here, looks like its what your after
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Old 13th June 2017, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Terry Lloyd on here is selling one and you may even get change out of your money.

https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/518513-wh...istically.html
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Old 14th June 2017, 08:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies and advice.

I'll definitely use the car at least once midweek and weekends to keep it from getting lazy!

Not looking to buy for another couple of months but for those who will be selling feel free to drop me a message when available.

I'm based in Essex so any recommended specialists in the area for servicing/reputable dealers who you've bought GTRs from then please let me know.
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speak to Sly at Kaizer if i was you. his just down theA2 post the bridge in Kent.
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