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Well today was the day. . . . after 8 months of GTR ownership she was sold today.

I think I got more sleep the night before picking her up than I did last night. The new owner is a top bloke and a true petrol head so I know she has gone to a good home and a good owner.

It really is the best car I have ever owned but I cannot live with the running costs or the price of after market parts. I think a lot of resellers are making a killing off the GTR owner and that is just not fair - explain how an R34 carbon bonnet is half the price of one for the GTR.

So I will buy another one but when Nissan get a little bit more sensible with their pricing and the resellers do the same with theirs (this is not a dig at any of the resellers on here but the pricing in general). I also think the performance car market could take a real dive this year and I do not want to lose a fortune on a car - any car, so I am buying very carefully.

I will stay on the forum and keep track of the progress of this epic car all your adventures but for now I am going to buy a new toy - Saphire Black CSL on Saturday.

This is one of the last pictures of her just before she was driven off by her new owner.



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sad news and I don't envy the cold turkey mate:D

this is a pricey beastie to run for sure, although to date, I've spent far more on mods, plus jollies to Wales and Millbrook, than I have on essential maintenance:chuckle:
 

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Dont Know how you did it !

Well no one wants to waste or loose loads of money , but after smoking my GT-R around today , I just needed to say that at the moment I could not even think about selling it , but good luck with the CLS , hope its a 63AMG to make the transition a bit easier , good luck & hope you dont suffer any regrets , :sadwavey:
 

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LOL @ CLS - Pipe and slippers brigade - I am not saying I will not buy another one as the GTR is a great car and has everything I want in a car but I want a bigger house and I am crap at keeping cars . . .

M3 11months
Scooby 7 weeks
997 C2S 14 months
GTR 8 Months

So I do get bored but the GTR went for its costs, it was just a bit too much for me - still I am gonna miss coming of a round a bout and sideways and clicking 3rd and then 4th before thinking "I hope there is no police around" - that rush of power from the turbos is so addictive.

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A truly sad day,I also don't know how you sold so soon,did you cover many miles in your 8 months ? Your car looked sweeeet,seen it quite a bit on different threads and almost changed my order from Kuro to white because of your car ! I can appreciate wanting a bigger house though,after all you don't live in your car(s) do you.Best of luck with the M3 CSL,also a very nice,rare fast car and I would also have gone for black in your shoes.I imagine that your car sold pretty quickly...:bawling:
 

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Totally Agree :thumbsup:
Demand, Far more Evo's and supra's than R34's so all of the developement and capital that goes into making and sticking a R34 Bonnet on the shelf needs to be paid back with profit over fewer sales = higher profit per sale.

Same with the R35, the more there cars that hit the market the cheaper bits will be. Also it takes time for the cheapest of aftermarket suppliers to wait for the initial designs to come out so that they can copy them with much lower R&D than the first to the market.
 

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I see what your saying mate but i priced a nismo bonnet for my gtr and it was coming in at about 3.5k euros ..... may love my gtr but there is no way i could justify paying that for a bonnet
 

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I will stay on the forum and keep track of the progress of this epic car all your adventures but for now I am going to buy a new toy - Saphire Black CSL on Saturday.
Awesome car mate :thumbsup:
 

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and an R34 one is twice the price of one for say a Supra or an Evo or just about any other car.
32 GTR for sale, 32 GTR for sale as I'm off for a pristine Escort Harrier then ... :D


Sorry to see your R35 go fella, enjoy the new beastie.
 

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Yeah I was truly gutted to let her go and it was not something I was thrilled about. To any new owner on here don't let it put you off the GTR is the best car for under 100K period.

I would deffo go white over black just because the quality of the black paint is shockingly bad. White and DMG seem to look the best in terms of quality and I think the white hides the orange peel better than any other colour - providing they paint the bumpers the same shade as the rest of the car.

I do no wear the R&D costs of carbon parts theory either. My next door neighbour has worked for Mclaren for years on the SLR products and has just moved to another company that make carbon F1 parts.

The production costs are no where near what they used to be like and nor is the cost of the raw materials (this and the production technology is what used to make carbon so expensive). So whilst I can see lower demand for a product being lower when there are few cars on the road the rest of it does not stack up.

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Kp I sold mine for the exact same reasons, and will also get one again one day, but costs have to reduce before I make that plunge again
 

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What must be remembered is the incredible value for money we get in the UK for the new car. I was pre VAT and price rise and got a black edition for £56K!The same car is over 120,000 Euros in Germany!

A bog Porsche 911 is going to hit £75K with some normal extras. You can have almost 2 GTR's for a 911 Turbo! Yes it is expensive to maintain and parts are silly money (but improving), but 3 year life costs will be better than most of the exotic cars it's keeping company with!
 

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What must be remembered is the incredible value for money we get in the UK for the new car. I was pre VAT and price rise and got a black edition for £56K!The same car is over 120,000 Euros in Germany!

A bog Porsche 911 is going to hit £75K with some normal extras. You can have almost 2 GTR's for a 911 Turbo! Yes it is expensive to maintain and parts are silly money (but improving), but 3 year life costs will be better than most of the exotic cars it's keeping company with!
i cant see the runing of them being any different to an r33/32/34

the initial purchase price, is stupid when they are so much cheaper in japan

lovely car, no doubt i will have one one day, but not right now, im not willing to loose some serious £ on a car like that
 

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What sort of costs are involved?


Just that I am looking to do the opposite to you KP. Currently got my SG CSL up for sale. Are the costs (service, tyres fuel etc) any different to a CSL?


I would imagine the service to be cheaper (inspection I ~£600 inspection II ~£1200, tyres ~£300 each)

PM me if you prefer



Cheers


James
 
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