I can't understand why the Japs like burgundy so much... Or is it some retro fetish?
... but don't finish them with full stops?You need a comma in between the "calm down calm down". Then start a new sentence at "it's". Also, start sentences with capitals
No fall out here John, but it's funny how different people perceive the same car isn't it?I am keen to here your opinions on Ride quality when some of you drive the new car, I just can't live every day with the current one, it was too harsh for me and noisy on UK roads to the point of headache .
YES I am older than most of you (65 next birthday:nervous but still drive fast cars and enjoy them.
Waiting for "fall out".:squintdan
That would be good.... :thumbsup:Personally, I'd like to see a more extreme track version with a half rollcage and bucket seats/harnesses aimed for the track, like the GT3RS etc. The TrackPack edition didn't really do much other than remove the rear seats, blue front seat trim and front ducts that don't lead air anywhere.
LOL, not even Nissan know !!! Ring them and ask and try and get a sensible answer :banned:When is the R36 due 2015/2016? I think I saw it mentioned in passing on a Pistonheads article
Gone into it with my eyes open.Nice to see you back in an R35 Richard.
Other than the new colour I'm surprised you went for a new car given the cost and depreciation.
Personally I'm not convinced there's any real substance to the Nissan updates, rather low cost changes to eek out a bit of model life: suspension playing catch up with the aftermarket; interior, prefer the Recaro's or aftermarket and dynamat; new tyres, great but we all change those fairly regularly and I look forward to seeing how they compare in the wet; warranty ...lol.
No offence but it sounds to me like you are trying to convince yourself you are better off with your car. That's great news for you!Putting a brave face on it then as you didn't get 28k discount
I'm genuinely glad for you mate, but there's a bit of enthusiasm in your comment as (from the passenger seat) the MY14 is maybe a better daily package than any standard previous version.
To be fair they are only responding to just criticism in refinement.
If the 2014 came with slightly reduced dimensions, better cabin plastics and trim design, overhauled information system, 7 speed gearbox, cylinder deactivation, lighter seats, lighter exhaust, carbon roof & trunk, brake cooling and more use of alloys in the body/sub-frames it would be worth the investment.
Warranty wise I was referring to Nissan's lack of support for their flagship product, better service and higher quality components are available from any of the independents.
As a comparison, I recently test drove a MY13 (they don't yet have a 14).
I liked the Recaro's.
My modified CBA is mechanically better (other than the bell housing that was ok until 35k miles, but now rattles like Jagger and will be replaced with a Litchfield unit at next service), changes gear more smoothly and rapidly, has better traction, better brakes, significantly better engine response & sound, improved steering traceability and is more fun to drive.
I mention this as it is an interesting reversal and a genuine indication of how far Nissan development has lapsed.
Richard has repeatedly posted regarding the value for money proposition and particularly on depreciation when others were considering their options. The MY14 offers superficial improvement to address fair criticism on refinement and to make it more comfortable, something I'm not sure a GT-R needs.No offence but it sounds to me like you are trying to convince yourself you are better off with your car. That's great news for you!
For Richard it sounds like he make a great choice for his circumstances. In his position you or I might have done the same thing but all of our little ramblings are justifications so we don't feel foolish or jealous.
+1 :thumbsup:MY14 is only £3,000 more than a MY13 was.
So in my opinion the upgrades this year are worth it.
If I had not gone new, I'd have gone for a demo MY13 around £62k... wrapped it and added the suspension kit.
For a six month newer car that hasn't been used and abused I'm more than happy paying the extra.
Every time a new GT-R is mentioned we have people in here saying it's not worth it and how their older cars are better.
They may be better in some ways. But they didn't come out of the factory like that. So there is cost and extra wear to factor in.
Plus they are older with more miles on them.
Lets face facts. A newer car with less miles is worth more, but of depreciation.
Just as modding an older car has lower depreciation plus you don't get back a lot of the money you spend on mods.
Any way you look at it, under £80k list still makes a GT-R a performance bargain.
Even if the drivers of the early ones paid less.