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The GTR has been on my bucket list for a long time, but other things have always taken up any spare cash I had saved up, but now I'm determined to start looking for the right car.
Prices are probably a little firm at present due to covid and the lack of new cars and second hand stock being scarce, but I thought I'd get some general feedback from you guys of what to look out for etc etc
I prefer the look of the later cars, I believe 2017 onwards was when the body changed slightly, ( well front and rear at least ), white seems to be drawing me in as well, which is strange as I very rarely go for a white car, but with the modern white paint and the angles of the bodywork it just looks right.
I'd probably go for a standard car, ( if that's what you could call these ), not tuned etc. then I could gauge whether I wanted anything done as and when needed, Lichfield are not that far from me, so a visit to there would probably be on the cards for anything that's required.
I now there are also different models of the GTR out there, are these worth looking at?
 

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Hi, welcome to the forum. I agree, the 2017 onwards models are the best looking I reckon and the interior is also more modern. The ride is more compliant than before as well. Colour is obviously a personal choice, but I would recommend you look at each colour in person to see the paint finish. I'd also recommend you fully inspect the car, above and beneath to check its all in good condition e.g. no corrosion underneath, no damaged undertrays etc etc. These cars are VERY easy to tune using bolt on parts and ECU tuning. What you think is a standard car may have been tuned and then put back to stock. Not a problem, per se, but check as well as you can if that really matters. Better still worth an independent inspection by a GT-R specialist or someone who knows the cars well. If you are near Litchfields I would think they can help re. any inspection and its a few hundred quid well spent. What I will say is the stock cars are not all that fast anymore compared to the competition - haven't been for years so perhaps keen an open eye out for one that is tuned if you are buying one for the outright pace as a bucket list purchase.
 

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If you wanted a 2014 car, I have a very very clean low mileage example I’ve been thinking about selling for a while. Just been serviced at litchfield and came away with a full green health check 👍
 

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The cheapest 2017 car on autotrader it would seem is 69k

thats 4 grand more than I paid 3 years ago for a 17 car with a service plan and full ppfo_O
 

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2017's were just reaching <60k at their lowest point when I was looking, that was probably late 2020.
 

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Has anyone ever had trouble getting work done under warranty, I've heard stories about Nissan refusing to honour the warranty due to the how the car has been driven etc
Any truth in these rumours?
 

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I wouldn’t personally go to Nissan other than to buy it. I use independent network like Sly
 

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I didn't mean have the work done by Nissan garages, I was on about the warranty being honoured.
 

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Yup I know what you mean - on my my14 I had small and slight rust bubbles forming after a few years under the mirrors - suspect it was still in warranty - but I sorted it privately

my my20 , I’d not take it to Nissan unless there was a serious failure (transmission etc )

they are a pain to deal with & after sales support / service from far from the best

I don’t even get it serviced at Nissan (like most others )
 

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It's just I've heard horror stories about major component failure and because the car has been driven hard they try and wriggle out of covering it under warranty.
I suppose with all the electronics/sensors on these cars it's easy to plug it in and find out history of temps/launches etc etc
 

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If your expecting Nissan to cover stuff, gtr is prob worth a miss, unless you buy new …possibly
 

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You don't have to buy new to get a warranty, most new cars come with at least 3 years warranty.
 

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Yes , I’m fully aware. & I have. New 35, nissan are not the easiest to deal with if yiu need any solutions

best of luck.
 

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I don't bother with warranties. Just save some cash for the rainy day fund and if you need it then it's there. I haven't heard that many horror stories in the last 3 years I've owned mine - it's actually turned out to be the most reliable "non-new" car I've ever owned - never had an issue. This is my third Nissan and they have all been reliable...
 

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I totally concur with the above

also a lot of this is down to how you look after the car in the first place (although if you buying used , I dependant health check a must )
 
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