Well said :thumbsup:Think (being a bit judgmental) that there will be 4 different types of answers:
1) People who were hit by economic situation
2) People who decide to get out still being able to get a reasonable price, fearing the worst for future residuals
3) People who have totally understated the cost of running and maintaining a GTR
4) People who didn't like the way the car drove.
Last group started a few threads on this already, so easy to find their reasons. I totally understand the drive/comfort is not to everybody's liking and totally respect people who went for a more involving or more comfortable ride.
However, (a bit harsh I know) I have the feeling that a decent percentage of group 4 actually belong in groups 1 till 3 but find it cooler to belong in group 4.
Ok guys, shoot!
Probably best not to think about that too much, it'll give you bad dreamsWhat are the true costs of running one?
Funny how you would buy/order a GTR then replace it with an XK - two completly different cars! Also, could you clarify what the Silverstone issue was? Your other reasons offer a fascinating insight into folk that might buy the new GTR. Would you consider racing your XK?I started to get annoyed with the poor service from Nissan, such as only allowing one driver at Silverstone, and then I realised that with the money that I had in the bank for the GT-R plus trading in my SLK I could buy a 5L Jaguar XK Convertible which may not be as fast but is a beautiful car to drive plus it has metallic black paint (unlike the Kuro Black that I had ordered), front and back parking sensors, DAB radio, full compatibility with my HTC phone and a top that lowers. I had originally intended to race the GT-R as I did with my R33 but soon realised that it would be impractical with all the warranty problems.
Your still at it then :blahblah:I sold mine for warranty problems, lack of use (I do very little mileage), and taking a big hit, not that I could'nt afford to, more to point I didnt want to, also the seats were crap
Don't agree at all...I bought what at the time was a three year old 996 Turbo (in a market when there was less competition)...bought for £62k, sold for £45k a year later with only 10k miles done...a 997TT probably will fall quicker than a GTR if they both started at £60k...ie second hand 997TT and new GTR...people will in the majority go for the new car with the new tech rather than what at that money will be a three year old car that in order to be that price will be a bit leggy (I bought my 997TT at £84k and sold for £60k 9 months later!)I don't think a gtr by any new car terms is going to have bad residuals espically compared to a brand new 997turbo or 997gt2. But what about a 3year old 997turbo at 60k i would say their depreciation would be very similar if not worse for the GTR. In N. Ireland the dealer has sold 70 cars with about 40 or 50 Delivered for me thats quite alot and the more common they are the less value at a later date.