What I want to know is who here bought their Skyline Brand-New and when did you buy it. I just thought it may be an interseting topic
If you didn't and you bought it 2nd hand, how much did you pay for yours?
We're very lucky with cars here in NZ. You can basically choose what you want and insure it quite easily too as long as you're not a complete twat with a bad history.
To give you an idea, my 2001 GTR, and my wifes 2000 Porsche Boxster costs the equivilent of.............um..........around 200-250 quid. Fully comp, with full glass cover, and roadside assistance. No trackers required, just needs to be alarmed with a good alarm.
Oh and only me and my wife can drive the cars...........I'm 26 and my wife is 29.
I know when I was in the UK, insurance on my Alfa Romeo was over 1500 quid, I was young then of course, but the car was only a 10th of the price and the performance of course was considerably less.
Of course the risk of getting it nicked is less in NZ !!! Less people and sheep don't hack cars very well !!
Paid £44,500.00 brand new May 2000, with Nismo factory fitted exhaust (£1000's worth) and 3 year warranty.
Was going to get UK car but at the time weren't offering any discounts and on balance I was happier paying 9k less. Saying that have had to pay for oil cooler and MFD upgrade at around £1000 so that negated the Nismo exhaust.
With regards to the warranty issue, when I had my import 33 I did mention to Middlehurst about a warranty and they did say that I wouldn't need one as nothing goes wrong with 'em. True to form I'd say. Although, good idea for a thread.
Don't be mad about UK's prices, just to make you feel better, I paid £66,000 for my R34 GTR V-spec II in the U.S. And it doesn't come with any leather interior, MFD2, oil cooler, not even floor mats! Just a plain old V-spec II. And it is also £56,000 for the same car in Hong Kong. I think only Japan and NZ people can buy GTR for a cheaper price.
And I only get a 1 year warrenty, but as T9KYO said, it doen't matter, GTR doesn't break, unless you modify it greatly.
Canman, we are the same age, I am 25 and my girlfriend is 28.