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Hi all,

When funds allow it, I'll be getting a GTR as a weekend toy and will probably do around 4-6k miles a year. Will most likely be a stage 2 at most.

Putting aside insurance costs, will £700 p/m be suffice to run and maintain the GTR?
 

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Are you talking repayments for the purchase in there?
Otherwise, I'd reckon you're quids in.

500 miles a month, at 15mpg (weekend heavy foot) = 33.3 (say 35) gallons.
35 gallons = 159 litres (call it 160)
160 litres = £227/month in fuel

Estimate one set of brakes in 2 years.
Alcon Front and Rear = £292.50 each (x4, + VAT) = £1170
Cosworth Street Pads; Front £220.00, Rear £147.50, + VAT = £368.70
= £1538.7 for 2 years = £64/ month

One set of tyres in 2 years - MPSS @ £1200/set
= £50/ month

£341 per month on tyres/fuel/brakes

This gives you £300/month to put away for extras :)
 

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Are you talking repayments for the purchase in there?
Otherwise, I'd reckon you're quids in.

500 miles a month, at 15mpg (weekend heavy foot) = 33.3 (say 35) gallons.
35 gallons = 159 litres (call it 160)
160 litres = £227/month in fuel

Estimate one set of brakes in 2 years.
Alcon Front and Rear = £292.50 each (x4, + VAT) = £1170
Cosworth Street Pads; Front £220.00, Rear £147.50, + VAT = £368.70
= £1538.7 for 2 years = £64/ month

One set of tyres in 2 years - MPSS @ £1200/set
= £50/ month

£341 per month on tyres/fuel/brakes

This gives you £300/month to put away for extras :)
Ha, yes. Not including financing. That's looking more promising. Thanks for working all that out :)
 

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Are you talking repayments for the purchase in there?
Otherwise, I'd reckon you're quids in.

500 miles a month, at 15mpg (weekend heavy foot) = 33.3 (say 35) gallons.
35 gallons = 159 litres (call it 160)
160 litres = £227/month in fuel

Estimate one set of brakes in 2 years.
Alcon Front and Rear = £292.50 each (x4, + VAT) = £1170
Cosworth Street Pads; Front £220.00, Rear £147.50, + VAT = £368.70
= £1538.7 for 2 years = £64/ month

One set of tyres in 2 years - MPSS @ £1200/set
= £50/ month

£341 per month on tyres/fuel/brakes

This gives you £300/month to put away for extras :)
Plus servicing. 6 months/6k miles or 12 months/9k miles depending on the year of the car, and depending on if you want service it every 6 months or on miles.
 

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Plus servicing. 6 months/6k miles or 12 months/9k miles depending on the year of the car, and depending on if you want service it every 6 months or on miles.
Would most likely stick to the 6 month servicing interval.
 

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Many are moving to 12 montly on the earlier cars, myself included. The logic being such that as the mileage isnt high and the car won't be used much (or possibly at all) through the winter, then it would seem a little silly to service the car in say September, hibernate it through winter and then get it serviced in March (6 months later) having only really done the mileage to and from your independant....

By moving to 12 monthly services I am considering having a full annual fluid service (so including tranny and diffs) which would be classed as ahead of schedule and probably a sensible thing as the cars get more mileage on them.
 

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Op mate, I pretty much do the same and over the last two and half years have easily stayed within your budget ; )

JohnnyG's estimate is pretty good tbh.
 

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I think a lot if it is down to luck and where the car is at when you buy it.
I bought my 09 GTR at 3 yrs old with 12k on the clock and sold it two yrs later with 27k on the clock and all it cost me was £1300 for two services and gearbox clips at litchfields and £1100 for a set of mpss fitted. Fuel,tax and insurance of course but that was it.

Others have not been quite so lucky.
 

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Where ever I get the car from I'll make sure its waranteed, be it dealer or Litchfield. What makes my blood boil is nissan cherry picking which cars are covered for Stereo and MFD faults which can cost you thousands.
 
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