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I’ve been thinking about buying a GTR for a few months. I’ve always liked them but assumed they still needed 2 services a year with hideously expensive tyres and brakes.

I was surprised to read post 2012 cars need only 1 service a year and the tyres are not as bad as I read years ago. Brakes seem expensive but I only do 5k miles a year.

Ive been keeping an eye on AT for a few months as I know nothing about the GTR market. Not much seems to be moving but that is the same across the board with performance cars at the moment.

GTR prices seem strange. You regularly see 2014 cars priced cheaper than 2012? Spec and miles seem similar to me. Would it be possible to pick up a nice 2012 standard car for £35k?

They seem reliable from what I’ve read so warranty isn’t a huge concern. From what I can see its the consumables and servicing that are costly with these cars.

Litchfield are too far from me. Is there anyone in the NW who offers a comparable service?

I’ve only had one Nissan and they were awful to deal with for servicing. I used Lockwood and greenwood instead after a bad experience with Nissan Manchester.

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I'd be careful with MY14s. Spec changes were revised suspension settings plus new spec Dunlops. My new one just tramlined everywhere, and I suspected the two changes hadnt been synchronised. Which is why I moved to a MY15 as soon as available ...
 

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It's possible 2014 cars are still running original brakes, brake lines etc and so haven't had these replaced (whereas older cars have). Higher mileage cars (65k + seem to take longer to sell from what I can tell so maybe that's more of a driver for screen price, than age (up to a point). I found when looking for mine that cars with lots of owners rarely had a proper detailed service history - each owner had given the car a basic service but hadn't wanted to spend on anything else to make it 100% as they presumably planned to sell and so the next owner would take care of it. Seeing the car summary "health" sheets that breakdown what's what are always useful to see - independents do this at each service. Many cars I saw did not have any annual health report sheets present in the service history, and that left me thinking, why? Worn tires so bad they fail MOT's would leave me wondering why they weren't replaced prior to MOT etc etc. Doesn't mean its a bad car though, just begs the question. There's loads of useful into on this forum to help you learn about what's what and some of the problems owners may face. Litchfield do a 1 pager on their website that lists some of the common issues they see. Good luck with your search, worth waiting to find the right one and then enjoy :)
 

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The GTR is also on a pretty high road tax band £555/year or something like that,

Something to factor in,


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I’ve been thinking about buying a GTR for a few months. I’ve always liked them but assumed they still needed 2 services a year with hideously expensive tyres and brakes.
I was surprised to read post 2012 cars need only 1 service a year and the tyres are not as bad as I read years ago.



GTR prices seem strange. You regularly see 2014 cars priced cheaper than 2012? Spec and miles seem similar to me. Would it be possible to pick up a nice 2012 standard car for £35k?


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Many owners of the earlier cars changed to servicing their cars yearly rather than twice a year as the engines were as the later models.

I think its unlikely you will find a 2012 car for £35k unless it had very high mileage. If you weren't in a hurry to get one you could an eye out for a bargain, it just depends how eager you are to get one!
 

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There’s loads of cars for sale out there, the good ones will be sold before summer and the lower std ones will then follow.

I would buy as low as mileage one as you can find. The parts are expensive new and used, luckily you can do plenty of bits on them with basic tools and knowledge.

Don’t be scared to travel to find the right car and do your best to get it inspected at a decent garage or specialist.

Good luck in your search.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. Really appreciated.

I’m in Manchester but I would travel for the right car. I bought my truck from London.

I’m not worried about tax, it’s par for the course these days and it’s going to get a lot worse as they force us into electric cars.

I only buy low owner cars. My 350z had 30k miles and one previous owner when I sold it 2 years ago.

I think I will take my time and see how things go. I don’t really want to spend more than £35k and you can buy a lot of car for that at the moment.

I would not consider a earlier car. In my experience Nissan paint and rust protection isn’t the greatest. I thought £35k would get me into a decent, low mile 2012, but it seems that isn’t the case.

I will probably take a different route and remain a gtr admirer rather than owner.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. Really appreciated.

I’m in Manchester but I would travel for the right car. I bought my truck from London.

I’m not worried about tax, it’s par for the course these days and it’s going to get a lot worse as they force us into electric cars.

I only buy low owner cars. My 350z had 30k miles and one previous owner when I sold it 2 years ago.

I think I will take my time and see how things go. I don’t really want to spend more than £35k and you can buy a lot of car for that at the moment.

I would not consider a earlier car. In my experience Nissan paint and rust protection isn’t the greatest. I thought £35k would get me into a decent, low mile 2012, but it seems that isn’t the case.

I will probably take a different route and remain a gtr admirer rather than owner.
A good, Low mile CBA (09/10) are still around £32-36k.
For a nice, low mile 2012 model I think it gonna be looking more like £40-44k. Average to high mile ones u might get for under £40k.
 

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A good, Low mile CBA (09/10) are still around £32-36k.
For a nice, low mile 2012 model I think it gonna be looking more like £40-44k. Average to high mile ones u might get for under £40k.
I think you’re right. For £45k I’d rather be in a newer car. I wouldn’t want the issues that potentially come with a 10 year old car. GTR’s have held their value well.

£44k is a lot of money for a 2012 when you consider approved used 2018 m5’s are down to £50k with warranty and dropping fast.

Last gen rs6 is probably a better option for me with a £35k budget.

I‘ll keep my eye on Indy dealer cars. I’ve had a few bargains when they want to shift old stock to buy new stuff in.

I was tempted by a low mile 2015 cayman s (not the type of car I’m looking for) as I was offered it for £9k below book. Turned out the spec was poor and it had been sat for months. Next person it was offered to snapped it up.
 

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Last gen rs6 is probably a better option for me with a £35k budget.
Not really.
You may get a 70k mile car for that or a Cat D car but with much less mileage you will need £40k+.

I would up your budget as you are looking at the bottom end of Rs6's there.
 

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£44k is a lot of money for a 2012 when you consider approved used 2018 m5’s are down to £50k with warranty and dropping fast.
You can buy a lot newer M5 for the same money, but the the problem is your right they are dropping fast and will continue to do so, 5 years time it will probably be worth £20k.

GTRs are expensive to buy but so far have held there value really well.
 

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There's a reason why GT-R's hold their value - demand, people want them. Because they really are that good.

Other cars not so and they then lose a whole chunk of money as a result.... ;)
 

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Plus the relentless new Model Year price increases. My first new one in 2009 was £54,500...

This really is the main reason.

The earlier car's were under priced and with the increase value of the newer models this has helped the older cars hold their value.

I owned my car for 7.5 years before I sold it and I only lost £300 on what I had originally paid for it :D
 

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Plus the relentless new Model Year price increases. My first new one in 2009 was £54,500...
isn’t that crazy. 2009 have held their value unbelievably well. I could not bring myself to buy one for 30k. I remember top gear saying they were £30k in Japan.
 
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