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I'm another newbie saying hello for the first time :)

I've been lurking for a while but thought it was about time to register.

I own a Impreza turbo and, although I'm not exactly bored with it, I fancy a change. I wanted a Skyline when I bought the scooby three years ago but couldn't afford it at the time. I've now almost persuaded myself that I can do it so I'm on the look out for a R33 GT-R (joining the queue :D ).

Before I start looking properly I'm ticking off the usual things such as insurance, servicing etc.

Insurance seems ok (£601 for Impreza goes to £1030 for a R33 GT-R).

Servicing is a bit more difficult. I live in Northampton and can't find a garage I'd be happy using. I know of Option Motorsport in Silverstone but can anyone recommend anyone nearer ?

Lastly (for now - lol) - does the R33 have electric folding mirrors ? If not, the 1,780mm width is really going to be a tight fit through my garage doors :eek:

ta for any help....
 

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mids said:
I'm another newbie saying hello for the first time :)

I've been lurking for a while but thought it was about time to register.
Hi!

Servicing is a bit more difficult. I live in Northampton and can't find a garage I'd be happy using. I know of Option Motorsport in Silverstone but can anyone recommend anyone nearer ?
From a quick look, your best bet would be Tuning Japanese who are about 89 miles away from you. Abbey is a bit further at 103 miles. Both are estimates by Multimap. I guess you are looking for someone a bit closer than that however..

Lastly (for now - lol) - does the R33 have electric folding mirrors ? If not, the 1,780mm width is really going to be a tight fit through my garage doors :eek:
It has electric mirrors, but not the folding kind sadly. I wasn't even aware the Scooby had electric folding mirrors...
 

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It has electric mirrors, but not the folding kind sadly. I wasn't even aware the Scooby had electric folding mirrors...
Err... my R33 has electrically folding mirrors.
 

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ooops - I didn't mean to infer that I wouldn't be happy using Option Motorsport.

It's just that I'm a lazy sod and would prefer a garage in Northampton rather than a 30 min drive + time off work.

Actually, in a Skyline it would probably only be a 20 min drive :)

p.s. thanks for the links Durzel
 

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Hi mids
I have used Option for the last 2 years with no problems :D
Best not just look for any garage but a Skyline specialist.
I think Kiki is definately the closest to you.
Hope this helps best regards Alan
 

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Ok, sorry, looks like I'm wrong then! :( No need to take the piss.
Sorry Durzel, I wasn't taking the piss, I was genuinely confused. My previous Impreza Turbo didn't have electrically folding mirrors, but I know of others that did. I thought maybe they were a dealer fit option or something.
 

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No probs, my fault - I shoulda done my research :) It would probably help if I actually had my car to go out and actually check if mine had electric folding mirrors :)

Sorry my original tone of voice was a bit abrasive.
 
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