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saw a US motoring prog that featured Paul Walker (the bland non-actor from F&F) and his new black R34 complete with comedy high rear wing and nice wheels. The GTR must be the most common RHD car in the US by now, Motorex must be creaming it!
 

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Know what u mean polarbearit as it puts it in the max power class of cars in my view.

Nice to see that they went with the skyline for this film, but then again is it? Time will tell when the film comes out and every tom dick and harry trys making there corsa and escort look like a R34. I only say this as its what going on now with cars trying to go for the supra and eclipse look from the original film.

(No offence meant to corsa and escort owners, was just an example)
 

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I agree with polarbearit. If you thought the Skyline craze was big following TOTB, imagine it after TFATF2.

Which may be good, may be bad..

Good perhaps from a resale value (Im clutching at straws here) of R34s, bad in so much as we'll get stacks of Max Power people on the board saying "wowweee how fast 0-60??????? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:".

I kinda like the exclusivity of this board at the moment, and I'm not a "snob" in any sense of the word.
 

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Well I dont think TFATF did the Supra any harm so you should be ok. The first one kinda sold NOS, graphics and neons.

I guess it just depends what they try and promote this time :D

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Didn't do the supra harm as i've not seen any owners try and copy, its other ppl doing it i feel.

I think most ppl will see it as buying a Lamborghini Diablo SV and putting go faster stripes and wheel trims on it. Maybe me being an old fart at 25?

Still i enjoyed the film to a degree, but will have to wait for the 2nd one to come out.
 

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Didn't do the supra harm as i've not seen any owners try and copy, its other ppl doing it i feel.
It's done us some harm, some good, but not a lot of each.

It's raised the profile of the car. Before if you said the words 'I have a Supra' most people would think of the 86-92 MKIII shape. Now they stand a fair chance of knowing what you're talking about. Problem is that this doesn't always attract the right kind of attention...:(

It's stabilised prices a little. Prices for J-specs had been dropping like a stone (UK-specs have always held their prices well), but that seems to have slowed down somewhat recently. The US Supra site (www.supraforums.com) says that it has substantially *increased* the prices of the cars over there.

It's knocked insurance costs up a bit - $deity knows why. UK's have gone up a little, J-specs have gone up more (and J-specs already cost *twice* as much to insure over a UK)

All Supra owners I've spoken to about it think that while the Supra in the film looked ok, they wouldn't want their own can to look like that - you guys will probably feel the same.

That's it really. The film will come out, you'll probably organise a big meet to go and see it just like we did, you'll turn your brains off, watch and enjoy the film, poke fun at all the techincal mistakes, then get fed up of people going 'Wow - is that the car out of TFATF2! Show us what it can do mate.'.
 

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Know what u mean polarbearit as it puts it in the max power class of cars in my view.

Nice to see that they went with the skyline for this film, but then again is it? Time will tell when the film comes out and every tom dick and harry trys making there corsa and escort look like a R34. I only say this as its what going on now with cars trying to go for the supra and eclipse look from the original film.

(No offence meant to corsa and escort owners, was just an example)
:p :p ;)
 

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:smokin:

lol I was totally sidetracked from reading the excellent comments in this post by Keith_C by two things:

"$deity knows why" - being a programmer myself I immediately identified with this comment (in a rather sad way)

Objects in mirror are using less petrol - very amusing. :smokin:

I'll get me coat...
 

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It did harm Supras, because they lost a lot of appeal to many people, leaving the buyers market for them full of Max Power kids, which helped drag down prices as well.

I feel sorry for you guys :(
 

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It should be interesting to see what happens either way. Supra Mk IVs are more comparable to R33 GTRs price wise, I reckon a lot of Max Power people who don't know a great deal about R34s will get a shock when they realise they generally cost £40k and above as standard (second hand).
 

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Ahh, but the problem is that when a car loses it's prized exclusivity, a lot of the people willing to pay so much are not longer willing to do so. I used to love the way no one new what the Supra was.
 

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R34 is a different ball game with regard to price as it may cost 35k+ in this country, but its a hell of a lot more in the USA. Supras are readily available in the US where as the skyline isn't due to price whether were talking R33 or R34. My comment about not doing the supra harm was intended as what i said which was no supra owner tried to copy it not the impact its had on the market and insurance, and a lot of ppl still have no idea of the range of supras or skylines available as there is more than one.

In all honesty if u look at some cars at home in Japan they are far wackier or outrageous in comparison to the above film, and we all still love them and ppl still want them so the only harm done is the dressing up of the cars in the film.
 

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I realise im dense!!

How come you guys in the US have to pay so much for skylines and not for supras then??

And is it just for new/ secondhand or what.??

How expensive would it be to get an R32 gtr in the US........they are only around 10k over here??

Please dont send George Dubbya over here to shoot me for askin stoopid questions!!

James.........:cool:
 
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