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I was just wondering how you guys who have skylines find other people react to your cars. Either when your driving or just parked the car up somewhere. In general i think most people admire nice cars, and are inquisative about modified cars but mean to do no damage, etc.. There will always be the odd idiot who thinks a nice key mark across the door is a feature that only they thought of adding. But in generally what do you guys 'n' gals find is the reaction?

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I think Skylines (of all types) generally wow most people because they're rare, certainly in the UK. I think they are seen by many to be pretty much the ultimate in "Jap tech" (which of course they are :)

As for reactions - in my experience mostly shock, excitement. Haven't had a bad reaction as yet touch wood.
 

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the reaction you get is one of amazement

and open mouth awe.
Today I was out and about, pulled into a shell garage near Egham (and near Ferrari), and the GTR got more interest than the 550 that was filling up. Even the guy from Ferrari came over and had a chat. "fookin quick they are!!" was his words. All the way through the high st, people nudge each other, mutter skyline, point...bit of a mare but we all love it.
I think people have MAJOR respect for it and it is also so rare.
I have had people bow at the car, cheer as you go past, point, wave. the Jap guys around my way go mad when they see it..."godzilla"!!
Even guys in garages just feel the urge to come up and ask about it...."is it a monster" "how much brake"
You can tell them 1000BHP and they would believe you!!

As for car parks then leave enough space or put it near a wall so noone can get near it.

Just beware of where you park it and leave it.

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Varies.
Girlfriend used my R34 for 3 weeks after her VR6 was taken as she put air in the tyres! She attracted attention varying from admiring looks to abuse from white van man.
I have an aversion to leaving it anywhere public as the car has been dented by what look like boot marks twice bashed twice by people opening doors in car parks etc
Add to this three attempted burglarys to get the keys and it sums
up to a fairly stressful ownership.
As the Berkshire constabulary reminded me. Every scummy Ford driver in the world is after that car so try to make it hard for them.
And then you piss of a 360 driver by staying with him on the Staines bypass and its all worth while.
 

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all i can say to that is OUCH! sorry to hear that James :(
 

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Well as most people say, most ppl have major respect for the car.

I mean once a coloured geezer goes, yah man, skyline man!!! And then once coming thru the city, we were side by side with another car at a set of traffic lights. The lights were still red, and the person was nudging forward just to see the front end of the car after admiring the rest!!!

But then theres a small minority of ppl like yesterday who try and big up their Mk2 Golf GL rust bucket.

But 95% off ppl give the car a big thumbs up. It's just so rare and looks so menacing on the road. Its amazing the looks you get on the road from other drivers and most of the time passengers like the one in a Jag XKR on the M25. And kids pointing=Gran Turismo!!

You'll see for yourself!!!! Enjoy!!
 

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Oh yeah and theres some ppl with German cars, i.e. Audi, BMW, and all they can come out with is "it's Japanese at the end of the day". I mean you can see where they're going=jealousy
 

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senna said:
Some tw*t put a 12 inch scratch down to the metal in mine last weekend.

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I hate those sods !! I cannot understand the mentaility of people who do things like that. What possible thrill can people get out of keying someones car ?

Sorry to hear about that Senna :(

Daz

PS I get enough attention in the GTI-R, you skyline boys must feel like film stars :D
 

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Most of the reactions are good. I can't remember the number of times people have beeped their horns at me at lights and wound down the window to ask questions. Petrol stations are usually good. The spotty oik behind the counter usually comes out with "what size tyres?" followed by "makes my 185s look a bit silly really":)

For a great reaction you have to ask the girls. Booty-licious often get's double takes when she's driving it. Especially when they see how little she is.

The funniest thing? - Came outside to find some guy taking photographs whilst it was parked. :D
 

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I have both positive and negative reactions to my R33, mainly from guys. Some love it and can't help but stare, but it definitely brings out aggression in lots of others. They all want to race you or cut you off. :rolleyes:
 

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Never had any adverse reaction or damage, and I have often parked in Bristol's less salubrious areas... Had a few moments where I've been approached by alsorts of people (and once by a gang), but its generally been to ask what the top end is, how quick it gets to 60, why the brake discs are as big as the wheels, or what MPG it does :confused:

I love the car - seems the reactions of most people, got a cheering driving though the centre of Bristol one night and one guy bowing down at the car :rolleyes:
 

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I love the car - seems the reactions of most people, got a cheering driving though the centre of Bristol one night and one guy bowing down at the car :rolleyes:
Haha that’s classic! I had a guy hang out of taxi literallly drooling over mine a few weeks ago. I think a lot of people think it’s a GTR. :p
 

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This is part the reason that I have bought one - I am hoping that people will respect it rather than wanting to race me all the time in their gti's.

My GTiR did attract a lot of unwanted attention which is in part why I sold it (much as it is an awesome tool - not dissing yer motor at all Daz!! :))... hopefully I can just blend in now. what with only havin a baby Skyline ;)

Laters,
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gtirpad said:

My GTiR did attract a lot of unwanted attention which is in part why I sold it (much as it is an awesome tool - not dissing yer motor at all Daz!! :))... hopefully I can just blend in now. what with only havin a baby Skyline ;)
No prob's Pad mate :D . Although, i don't think you're going to blend in. Most people on the road will just see "Skyline" and instantly all the things they've read in Max Power, etc. will come rushing into their heads ! So i don't think you've chosen a car that will blend in ! It's got the magic word on the back mate.

It is encouraging reading all the positive posts on this thread though. Unfortunately there are always going to be some jealous idiots out there who just want to ruin peoples motors, but it's also very refreshing to read about positive feedback.

Cheers,
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Best reaction ive seen

Was at the last French Porn meet when Rupert had to move his 33 to let these 6 kids out all piled into a clio. They asked him how much power it had to which he replied near 700 brake... it went silent and they all had blank looks on thier faces, then the driver of the clio goes 'mines only got 60' then you just heard mutters of 'wow'!

Luke
 
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