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I think the latter is true. After the Ghosn scandal Nissan HQ announced it would be pulling out of the Sports Car market in Europe (which geographically includes the UK) in order to save $3bn per annum.
The Z replacement was the first to go (or not arrive!)
This is the final step in that plan.
When they cite a saving of $3bn per annum by doing this, are they essentially saying they would have lost money by selling sports cars in the UK/Europe? Or basically it's capital they'd rather spend elsewhere when considering the costs involved. Maybe it's just me but I find it an odd statement, surely if you've gone to the trouble of spending money on developing a car you want to sell it in as many areas as possible?

I understand it's not that simple as you have to factor in costs to ensure the vehicle is compliant in each region etc but I would have thought it's still worth the effort to generate max profit.

I hope we still see an R36 in the UK eventually!
 

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Sad news, will they continue to make parts available and how does this new impact car values?
In reality most parts (unless you are in warranty) we get from specialists. Its only big ticket items like a whole casing of something that would be an issue but why fret the R32/33/34, Jaguar E Type, Old Evos, Subaru's, MK1 and 2 Supras, MG's, etc (just thrown in a few random ones). All still being catered for decades after they stop selling them.

The main concerns for me will be as cars get quieter cars like ours 'will' be targeted so we will need to get good catalyst solutions for modified cars and will need to go to more quiet exhausts if we want to keep.
 

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That is the case... However, there is just a chance, and probably a very, very slim one, that someone who ordered one of the last batch that are coming, may not be able to take delivery.
Keep watching the dealers' sales lists...
 

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That is the case... However, there is just a chance, and probably a very, very slim one, that someone who ordered one of the last batch that are coming, may not be able to take delivery.
Keep watching the dealers' sales lists...
That’s a good point. When I purchased my nismo it was because the customer could not take delivery. Peoples circumstances change.
 

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I'd be surprised if some dealers haven't placed their own orders for stock and they'll be on the market when the cars arrive in the UK.
I do not think that has happened, as the last 9 to arrive in the country are all accounted for!
 
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I suspect you are right Toni if you know there are 9 ordered. My previous post was from when I remember my brother bought a Ford Puma Racing and he was told they were all sold out in the UK (even though I think Ford had trouble selling them, they were pretty pricey at the time) but a UK dealer "found" one. When he got the V5 he had an unpleasant surprise. It turned out he wasn't the first owner - that was a Spanish Ford dealer who had ordered 3 rhd UK spec cars, his being one. I've always been a little sceptical since. When people know cars are limited some will speculate and clearly that is what happened. Mind you, 20+ years ago now and times change.
 

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Defo values will remain strong

enjoyed my 500 miles today trip out

always turns heads. It is just a car tho. Can’t see anyway being brought in

the oz guys have started to target early cars,

parts won’t be an issue, unless. You thinking 20 years down the line & let’s face it most of us would have shipped them on
 

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I suspect you are right Toni if you know there are 9 ordered. My previous post was from when I remember my brother bought a Ford Puma Racing and he was told they were all sold out in the UK (even though I think Ford had trouble selling them, they were pretty pricey at the time) but a UK dealer "found" one. When he got the V5 he had an unpleasant surprise. It turned out he wasn't the first owner - that was a Spanish Ford dealer who had ordered 3 rhd UK spec cars, his being one. I've always been a little sceptical since. When people know cars are limited some will speculate and clearly that is what happened. Mind you, 20+ years ago now and times change.
In reality dealers haven’t been able to make a GTR order since last May/June. The 9 of us with accepted orders are very lucky, and I‘m not sure I will believe it until they turn up! There is absolutely no other UK orders coming we are told….could an EU dealer have ordered a UK spec? Maybe.
 

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Let’s be 100% honest here.

Nissan have gone woke and are pushing the green agenda - electric crap is their future.

End of an era, dull soulless battery toss will be their intention with any future “GT-R”.
 

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I dont believe it's 'woke' whatever that means as everyone seems to interpret that word to what ever they see as being bad.

Why is electric crap? Must admit one of the best cars I've driven recently is my wife's iPace. She laughed at the petrol issue a few months ago and we have solar on the roof. Maybe I'm woke but hell I'm saving a load on energy and the gov pays me now every quarter.

But depending on fossil fuel is a dead-end as its a finite resource. Time to move on, we had protesters when we moved from horses :). Embrace the inevitable, resistance is futile. The future is green but if not there is always Russia.
 

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It’s like suggesting Mazda should re introduce the rx7 but with a single turbo lol 😂

times move on your looking at a halo car that does not fit in the uk - eu

there will be another im sure but japan only or for 150k etc into Europe

emissions , chip shortages etc all play a part

if you ran a business at a loss for an SKU would you still provide it ? Many companies do but a lot do not & I think the EV revolution is in full swing

tbh I’m going to fully charged show in Amsterdam to check out the evs

we all love the gtr & we all had the chance to buy a new one, many didnt
 

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Nissan is a huge company that needs to balance the books, it's not Pagani run by an enthusiast who still needs to balance the books.

Their marketing team will come up with a halo car of some sort but I imagine it's something similar to a GR Yaris rather than an R35 but that's being optimistic. As of now Nissan share prices is trading at 25% of Toyota price.
 

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The way I see it Nissan has been at a crossroads for a while. Either they go full supercar with the GT-R to keep up in the performance wars that they started with the R35 or they go retro. Anything in between is basically just going to be the R35 as it is now.
 

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Megalomaniac wrote "Just look at the current Nissan UK lineup. All of the vehicles are 5 door SUVs with 1 Hatchback (5 doors too). Never seen a more abysmal lineup."

I think Toyota's line-up is even worse - yes they have the Supra and GT86 (tiny sales figures for both presumably), but everything else they sell is just awful. Japanese manufacturers really seem to have lost their way in the last few years, which is a great shame for Japanese car enthusiasts.
Id have to disagree with you on this. They have the Supra and GT86 but they also have the GR yaris and the GR corolla (which is being annouced on the 1st of april).

We ordered a new corolla touring hybrid for July. Its black in the GR spec. Looks fantastic. Its identical to this.



When we looked at nissan, there was nothing like it or even close to it that suited. Not to mention the qashqai was smaller and dearer lol.
 
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