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hello

my name is ben and this is my first post so please excuse the poor english and the fact i may have posted this in the wrong place.

i'm a long term skyline fan and now i have a new job i have a bit of disposable income. so i was wondering how much (on average) it would cost to own a GTR 33 v-spec long term. i have looked arround but cant find many price quotes on servicing and day - to - day running costs, maintainence ect. i have already got the insurance covered though after finding come good advice on here.

also i was wondering if anyone here has had dealings with specialists in ipswich and colchester that stand out as being a good place to go for skylines.

thanks for any help or feedback on this post and sorry again if i didnt word it too well

thanks anyway

ben
 

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hello mate and welcome firstly day to day running costs are not for the faint hearted, e.g fuel consumption can be as bad as 12mpg and as good as 20mpg (if ya lucky) i fill mine up with V power at a cost of £48, thatll last 170-185 miles before shes empty!!!

servicing isnt that bad, if your handy with a spanner things like routine servicing are pretty easy, plugs, oil. gearbox oil, diff oil, coilpacks etc are all simple stuff you can do yourself and save a fortune, the expensive bit is when you modify incorrectly and something breaks, i.e engine! basic rebuild is around £2500, things like uprating turbos, ecu, fuelling, injectors id personally get done with a proffessional like RK Tuning or Abbey, but their prices reflect their expertise, you pay for what you get.

i do about £280 a month in fuel on mine so now have a 2nd diesal to get around in, having and using a skyline as an everyday car IS gonna be expensive, tyres etc. good luck and hope this helps.
 

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thats all usefull stuff, i'm an engineer by trade so its nice to know simple things are simple with skylines. i used to own an impreza and even an oil change was a professional job. i do own a diesel at the moment so keeping that would be usefull to me.

out of interest what kind of driving style / modifications gives you fuel consumption like that?

or it that the average appetite for a gtr?

my old scoobie was a standard wrx and i used to manage about 220 miles to £50 of optimax so the fuel bills will be a bit more than im used to. but i'm not gonna mind paying for it i dont think

thanks again for the help mate
 

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Well, the more BHP you have, the more fuel you are going to use, basically.

Also the way you drive, if you are putting your foot down all the time its obvious you are going to be using more fuel.
 

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A well maintained GTR in standard trim or stage 1 (380-400bhp) will be very reliable. I've had 4 GTR's over 6 years and the only unexpected bill other than tuning and regular servicing was 1 AFM and a set of coil packs, both are expensive parts but not difficult to source and fit.

My running costs on a 410bhp GTR are very reasonable indeed. A full tank of V power fuel will do from between 180 and 265 miles depending on how you drive it and on what roads.

Abbey Motorsport have got a service schedule which they could email you, that would give you some idea of servicing costs etc etc....

Good luck and don't buy a shed!

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thanks for the advice guys, and i'll get in touch with abbey for the schedule. it may be a bit of a way for me to travel and see them everythime though.

i have apretty good budget to buy with and as the skyline will be a second car no hurry either. i'll keep an eye on the for sale sections on this forum and on autotrader ect and start shopping soon (with any luck, havent told the missus yet lol)

thanks for the help though
 

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I bought my tuned Skyline GT-R through seeing lots of people both here and on the Skyline Owners Forum recommending Newera Imports - Homepage

I found their quality way better than seen elsewhere.

Since then, I've had Newera's Brighton workshop perform further modifications and mapping.

Great service, reasonably priced both for performance parts and labour (£45 + VAT per hour) and they make great coffee too!
 

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I bought my tuned Skyline GT-R through seeing lots of people both here and on the Skyline Owners Forum recommending
Newera Imports - Homepage
Great service, reasonably priced both for performance parts and labour (£45 + VAT per hour) and they make great coffee too!
I thought their coffee was awful ;)

Seriously though, NewEra do source really good cars and their labour rate is very reasonable.. :smokin:

Make no mistake though, Modified GT-R's can be very expensive to run..
 

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Racer GT - R, thanks mate, the new era site does look very good, i'll have to get in touch when i raise that little bit more cash i think lol.

and i dont think i'm gonna be looking for mental modifications probhably stage 1 will do fine maby some stage 2 stuff but nothing to crazy as i want the car to be user friendly and reliable still.

cheers 4 the help though
 

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Racer GT - R, thanks mate, the new era site does look very good, i'll have to get in touch when i raise that little bit more cash i think lol.

and i dont think i'm gonna be looking for mental modifications probhably stage 1 will do fine maby some stage 2 stuff but nothing to crazy as i want the car to be user friendly and reliable still.

cheers 4 the help though


Stage 1 is more than enough for smaller b road use, but a stage 2 is fantastic on the open road.
Mines now on a Abbey stage 2 running 460 bhp:chuckle:
 

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stages are really stages. you really ought not to go stage 1 and then add a few stage two bits. it is costing me 10,000 to truly learn that lesson as we speak.
 
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