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Hi everyone, i'm new here and i just wanted some of your thoughts on buying a used R35. I'm looking at the 09/10 year because that's all my budget can handle currently, but mainly i wanted to know actual real life running costs, i only do around 5000-8000 miles per year and plan to use it as a daily driver. i'm pretty handy when it comes to cars so i plan on doing all the servicing my self.
What would i be looking at spending yearly on such thing as tyres, oils and repair funds?
Thanks!
 

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GTR's are all different based on the way its been driven and maintained by the previous owners, I've had 3 35's and I've not had a single problem with them but in my defence I'm very fussy when buying any car and I'm very thorough and will view many before I buy the correct one. Mileage, service history, owners, and condition key things to be considered when buying...... Good luck with whatever you get
 

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GTR's are all different based on the way its been driven and maintained by the previous owners, I've had 3 35's and I've not had a single problem with them but in my defence I'm very fussy when buying any car and I'm very thorough and will view many before I buy the correct one. Mileage, service history, owners, and condition key things to be considered when buying...... Good luck with whatever you get
Takamo.....do you always opt for low milage ...?
 

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Takamo.....do you always opt for low milage ...?
Yes or low'ish and low owners, Im a firm believer that in most cases a one owner car will be cherished and maintained properly in most cases because for the first three years its covered by warranty and its normally serviced regularly to keep it in line with the warranty requirements so better buy. Try Litchfields they sometimes sell used 09-10plate GTR's with warranty.
 

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I'm just wondering if it's going to break the bank it not?
This is my first year of ownership:


  • Servicing October: £845.44
  • Servicing Feb: £172.66
  • Piston clip upgrade + mag kit upgrade: £299.47
  • Tyres (2 rears and a set of 4): £1212.98
  • New Brakes and Discs: £1149.00
  • Petrol (approx £50 a week when evened out over winter): £2600
  • Insurance: £855.02
  • Tax: £540.75

Total: £7,675.32
Monthly: £639.61
Weekly: £159.90

Excluding Petrol as YMMV

Total: £5075.32
Monthly: £422.94
Weekly: £105.73


Which, given some big things there, I would imagine next year to be something like this:


  • Servicing October: £250.66
  • Servicing Feb: £172.66
  • Petrol (approx £50 a week when evened out over winter): £2600
  • Insurance: £650.00
  • Tax: £540.75

Total: £4,214.07
Monthly: £351.17
Weekly: £87.79

Excluding Petrol as YMMV

Total: £1614.07
Monthly: £134.50
Weekly: £33.62
 

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My 1 year costs on an 09 GTR

Tyres MPSS x4: £880 fitted Last maybe 12000miles

RS29 front pads: £460 fitted Last maybe 12000miles

Service + alignment: £250, next service £180 lol .......Some services are high but an 09 shgould have had the major services done by now which negates alot of the service costs....next few services are £500 or under.

+ 5000 miles petrol, avg. 14 - 17mpg

Insurance: £592, 30yr old 12yrs no claims

My advice would be to find one thats had recent tyres, discs and pads then you shouldnt have any big, surprising bills early on.

Hope that helps
 

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My 1 year costs on an 09 GTR

Tyres MPSS x4: £880 fitted Last maybe 12000miles

Where did you manage to get a set of MPSS fitted for £880? Are they the 275 and 305?

I managed to get a set for about that money from tyre leader once but they're much more now.



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This is my first year of ownership:


  • Servicing October: £845.44
  • Servicing Feb: £172.66
  • Piston clip upgrade + mag kit upgrade: £299.47
  • Tyres (2 rears and a set of 4): £1212.98
  • New Brakes and Discs: £1149.00
  • Petrol (approx £50 a week when evened out over winter): £2600
  • Insurance: £855.02
  • Tax: £540.75

Total: £7,675.32
Monthly: £639.61
Weekly: £159.90

Excluding Petrol as YMMV

Total: £5075.32
Monthly: £422.94
Weekly: £105.73


Which, given some big things there, I would imagine next year to be something like this:


  • Servicing October: £250.66
  • Servicing Feb: £172.66
  • Petrol (approx £50 a week when evened out over winter): £2600
  • Insurance: £650.00
  • Tax: £540.75

Total: £4,214.07
Monthly: £351.17
Weekly: £87.79

Excluding Petrol as YMMV

Total: £1614.07
Monthly: £134.50
Weekly: £33.62
If that's not a quality reply I don't know what is. :thumbsup:
 

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This is my first year of ownership:


  • Servicing October: £845.44
  • Servicing Feb: £172.66
  • Piston clip upgrade + mag kit upgrade: £299.47
  • Tyres (2 rears and a set of 4): £1212.98
  • New Brakes and Discs: £1149.00
  • Petrol (approx £50 a week when evened out over winter): £2600
  • Insurance: £855.02
  • Tax: £540.75

Total: £7,675.32
Monthly: £639.61
Weekly: £159.90

Excluding Petrol as YMMV

Total: £5075.32
Monthly: £422.94
Weekly: £105.73


Which, given some big things there, I would imagine next year to be something like this:


  • Servicing October: £250.66
  • Servicing Feb: £172.66
  • Petrol (approx £50 a week when evened out over winter): £2600
  • Insurance: £650.00
  • Tax: £540.75

Total: £4,214.07
Monthly: £351.17
Weekly: £87.79

Excluding Petrol as YMMV

Total: £1614.07
Monthly: £134.50
Weekly: £33.62
That's fantastic, not as much as i was expecting! Thanks for taking your time to compile that list. Much appreciated!:bowdown1:
 

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shall I do my 1st year costing with gearbox and clutch faults? It might make you cry! haha
 
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shall I do my 1st year costing with gearbox and clutch faults? It might make you cry! haha
Think everyone on forum who has read your posts feels your pain. Hope you get a good run of luck in future you deserve it. Does also show how addictive the r35 is that you have stuck with it.
 

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Think everyone on forum who has read your posts feels your pain. Hope you get a good run of luck in future you deserve it. Does also show how addictive the r35 is that you have stuck with it.
I bloomin hope so, now the engines forged by acspeedtech! haha and yeah you're totally right, press the LOUD pedal once its fixed, and ALL is forgiven...... AGAIN!
 
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