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I personally lusted for a 35, but I could not let the 32 go to pay for it, and I know I wouldn't get another as easily whereas if I was to sell the 35 there's a heap of them in varying price and performance and are more readily available. I feel that the 35 surpassed my expectations but the 32 started me on this merry dance as that set the standard for me in the 1st place.

As for the home Mechanic dealio.
Proud to say I've just done a 6 month oil and filters (airfilters oil and cabin filters) on my 35 after the last owners kept it up to date with Specialists every 6 months. I'm breaking the chain of its service history and I don't give 2 hoots 馃コ
From a Resale perspective it may hurt it a little I'm sure IF (and that's a big if) I ever did decide to sell it but I have receipts for all the bits plus photos and videos of it being done but then selling it is not something I am thinking about.

Keep the 33 dude, value is only going up, 35's as nice as they are, far more of them about than 33's
You are right there is a heap of them out there prices vary and the 2009-2010 are sometimes cheap but other times people ask same as 2012 onwards prices, I'd only go for 2012 onwards, and plus side is you can buy decent ones from a dealer where as our JDM imports are very rare now so least buying a R35 would be easier and quicker then find that mint Skyline GTR needle in a hay stack

That is exactly what I'd be doing you won't lose value on it doing things like this to them as that is "General Maintenance" jobs. and yeah totally agree that is a big IF as every car I have ever sold to a garage not one of them ever looked at the history I could make it all up and they'd believe it, a personal private buyer then someone may look but again it wouldn't make it lose value maybe they say I'll knock off couple hundred at that, even then you ain't going to lose the value of the car entirely :LOL:

BTW, just to echo you, I also do oil every 3k, I did 3006 miles and wouldn't move it for 2 weeks till I serviced it 馃ぃ
Yeah I do this to my R33 GTR always have, although I maybe do 1500-2000 Miles a year in it, and use it for only 6 months in a year so spring/summer time only and lock it away in the Barn for winter, after winter I change the oil/filter etc etc before Spring to use it again so safe to say the oil in my GTR is forever looking like new :LOL:
 

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That's one im talking about 37k not 35k about a week ago... Lucky sod who beat me to it
Ah yeah I thought that was the one you meant that was mental how quick that sold!

@Takamo as I said you can buy mine off me for a good/fair deal, I can't stress how mint and genuine it is can send you more details and pics if you want? Least this way you'll have a chance to get it before I advertise it online just saying ;)
 

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Ah yeah I thought that was the one you meant that was mental how quick that sold!

@Takamo as I said you can buy mine off me for a good/fair deal, I can't stress how mint and genuine it is can send you more details and pics if you want? Least this way you'll have a chance to get it before I advertise it online just saying ;)
Yeah send me some pictures and spec please through WhatsApp 07973733441
 

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About 3 years ago I sold my MNP Spec 1 33 to put a deposit on a house, regretted ever since in one way, but in the other I was the rustiest thing ever it turned out and I鈥檓 sure it will be a pain for who ever owns it for a long time.

I had the opportunity to buy probably one of the best 32s out there and I couldn鈥檛 stop myself and now I would never get rid of it.

35鈥檚 aren鈥檛 interesting, they are everywhere and the more that come out only devalue and desensitise people to the old ones where as old skylines will always be iconic.

All that said, who really cares what people on a forum say really? It鈥檚 your money, you pay the bills, do what you want dude you only live once and taking advise from others only waters down your own life experiences. Go with your gut man.
 

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About 3 years ago I sold my MNP Spec 1 33 to put a deposit on a house, regretted ever since in one way, but in the other I was the rustiest thing ever it turned out and I鈥檓 sure it will be a pain for who ever owns it for a long time.

I had the opportunity to buy probably one of the best 32s out there and I couldn鈥檛 stop myself and now I would never get rid of it.

35鈥檚 aren鈥檛 interesting, they are everywhere and the more that come out only devalue and desensitise people to the old ones where as old skylines will always be iconic.

All that said, who really cares what people on a forum say really? It鈥檚 your money, you pay the bills, do what you want dude you only live once and taking advise from others only waters down your own life experiences. Go with your gut man.
Well what can I say to that :ROFLMAO: you put that really really well mate so thank you for that (y)
I have been thinking about what to do so much and I'm very very undecided that is the main reason I made this thread to see others reactions.

Personally I thought most people on here would be saying sell your Old GTR get a new GTR they are better, faster more comfy etc etc but I'm actually surprised just how many of you all said to me to keep my R33 GTR.

@FeedTheInferno I totally agree with you though that R35's are everywhere they are very common now, at shows I always get more looks pictures take and spoken to in my R33 then my mates with their R35's I think like you said people do more appreciate the older GTR's now and miss seeing them.

That all being said I have wanted to own a R35 for many years basically since they were released I think they are an amazing car for the price tag out doing other super cars double even triple it's price tag and it's again another car showing what true engineering the Japanese achieve and come up with, just like how the older Skylines were in there day beating all other competition. But for all different reasons I never purchased the R35 but now I can it just means the R33 GTR that I wanted since I was a kid will have to go, I'm just very torn :(

I'll make my own mind up either way I don't get convinced by others this is just a good way to see others reactions on the idea and as said I was shocked at peoples responses.

Thanks bud (y)
 

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Well what can I say to that :ROFLMAO: you put that really really well mate so thank you for that (y)
I have been thinking about what to do so much and I'm very very undecided that is the main reason I made this thread to see others reactions.

Personally I thought most people on here would be saying sell your Old GTR get a new GTR they are better, faster more comfy etc etc but I'm actually surprised just how many of you all said to me to keep my R33 GTR.

@FeedTheInferno I totally agree with you though that R35's are everywhere they are very common now, at shows I always get more looks pictures take and spoken to in my R33 then my mates with their R35's I think like you said people do more appreciate the older GTR's now and miss seeing them.

That all being said I have wanted to own a R35 for many years basically since they were released I think they are an amazing car for the price tag out doing other super cars double even triple it's price tag and it's again another car showing what true engineering the Japanese achieve and come up with, just like how the older Skylines were in there day beating all other competition. But for all different reasons I never purchased the R35 but now I can it just means the R33 GTR that I wanted since I was a kid will have to go, I'm just very torn :(

I'll make my own mind up either way I don't get convinced by others this is just a good way to see others reactions on the idea and as said I was shocked at peoples responses.

Thanks bud (y)


Why dont you buy a few laps in a 35 across the various race days that are held throughout the country? At the moment they have various deals going on so for a small amount of money you could do 10+ laps in one to see what you think?
 

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Why dont you buy a few laps in a 35 across the various race days that are held throughout the country? At the moment they have various deals going on so for a small amount of money you could do 10+ laps in one to see what you think?
That's a good idea I think someone else mentioned that to me, I think I'll have to do that before I purchase one or if I purchase one, I was thinking of going to a dealership to try one out beforehand anyway.

Only problem for me is booking a track day, working around my job it is very tricky I don't get weekends off and I work 6-7 days a week with 50-60+ hours almost every week!

I might be able to do something come spring time when my job is slightly quieter but this time of year unfortunately no chance.
 

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What kind of BHP is your 33 running? Could it be that you don't quite appreciate the monster you own because it's not at its potential?

My 32 is just under 700bhp and I tell you what, that kind of power doesn't get boring and maybe it could be an idea to start some decent upgrades to get you falling in love again?
 

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What kind of BHP is your 33 running? Could it be that you don't quite appreciate the monster you own because it's not at its potential?

My 32 is just under 700bhp and I tell you what, that kind of power doesn't get boring and maybe it could be an idea to start some decent upgrades to get you falling in love again?
It's only standard except a couple breathing mods.

Before I bought it I wanted to purchase a R33 GTR and fit some garrett -5 turbos and get 500-600bhp but when I bought mine I just didn't want to do anything like that to it, it is so clean and tidy and very original it would be such a shame to ruin it, getting a GTR that is original and unmodified now is almost unheard of or extremely rare this is why I wanted to keep it the way it is.

I have never not felt the love for it in fact I love it more now then when I bought it as it's what I always wanted a cracking mint example that gets all the looks and attention it deserves.
 

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i made the same mistake 10 years ago. had a clean series 3 '97 spec r33 gtr. sold it for a "new sports car" and i regret it. not sure how old you are but if you grew up with these 90's jdm cars then the nostalgia can never be replicated.
 

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i made the same mistake 10 years ago. had a clean series 3 '97 spec r33 gtr. sold it for a "new sports car" and i regret it. not sure how old you are but if you grew up with these 90's jdm cars then the nostalgia can never be replicated.
Thanks for your input mate.

I grew up around all the classic 90's JDM cars F&F started it all for me when I was younger, I've owned a few skylines and supras etc etc but nothing has compared to the R33 GTR I own now, but it's owing a newer "modern" supercar that has drawn my attention to make the move to the R35. Although saying that the more I think about it and the more everyone keeps saying it'll be a mistake keep it is making me think twice about it big time haha

Having said all that if I put it up for sale come spring time I will not let it go for any less then what I advertise it at that's for sure!
 
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