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I commend you on being honest with your approach and reasons for purchase.

If the look of the car is more important, then base your decision on that, if the drive is more important, then give that more consideration.

And don't get caught up in the "never compromise" mutter, we're all car enthusiasts here, and if none of us compromised, we'd all be driving around in Paganis, Mclarens and silly supercars, but we all ultimately understand that some things, as much as we want them, are not worth the sacrifice.

So, you've worked out that the R34 is what you want to be in, and you've worked out that at this stage of your life, it is more important that you enjoy the style of your car rather than having the raw performance of a track monster.

This is going to make you happier right at this moment. So you should go down this path.

Everyone will have a differing opinion, I do also, I love the R33 the most in terms of looks, I wanted it in White and it had to be a series 3. But it's for the track, and none of that matters because I was buying it, not you.

So, get the facts of the cars, then decide what you want to be in, if you can afford it comfortably now, then go to town and find the best one you can.

Job done, happy days. One day you will want something else, and when that time comes, you get to go through this all over again. And it will be fun.

Enjoy.
 

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Well said, I think you've hit the nail on the head there. To be honest I really am tempted by Evo's as well. You'll get a nice 320 evo 8 for 10k and it won't cost too much to get it into the 400 bhp area. I'm going to look at both skylines and Evo's and although I definitely prefer skylines I'm starting to think I might be better off getting an evo now and leaving the skyline until I can afford a r34 gtr. I really don't know tbh. I need to set a price and shake hands with my friend who wants my LCR and then start going and looking at cars. It's not a bad decision to have to make, but a hard one nonetheless
 

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I think you are asking the wrong questions or kidding yourself ( dont take that the wrong way)
It is never really 34gtr or 34gtt because the two are completely different to drive and in totally different price brackets. And if you are not prepared or able to spend £25k which is the real 34gtr minimum budget( doesnt matter which ) the choice has been made.
So you choice really is 32/33gtr or 34gtt since you have said your budget wont got to £25k best way out of this is very simple get someone to take you for a drive in a properlly sorted 32/33gtr if that doest change your ming get a 34gtt,
And one other thing why must you lose a shed load of cash buying and selling a skyline ?
If you get a good one then you shouldnt lose that much as long as you dont start modding it big time and dont pay over the odds.
I understand the 34 thing but once you have one you wont see a 34 in your drive you will see a 34gtt and so will anyone else that knows the cars
In your shoes i would buy a 34gtt assuming the gtr drive does change your mind. Get it at a decent price and later when you have the funds look for a 34gtr.
 

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I didn't get an email notification for that comment for some reason but yh, you're right. R34 gtr was never really part of the choice, more part of the dream.... But anyway, there has been progress made in my journey for a beast and his weekend I go and pick up..... A 360bhp Evo 9..... So people don't think this was all a big waste of time I'll explain. Because I've only been driving a year and 7 months I can't get specialised insurance. My high street insurer who are reasonable with mods won't let me buy a beast of a skyline and anyone who would insure me on one right now wants a fortune. It's not a viable solution. I thought having a years no claims in a couple of months would be enough to get decent insurance but it turns out I NEED 2 years of driving experience before someone will insure me on a heavily modded car. With this evo it's 300bhp from factory and with only a turbo back exhaust and a remap it's around 350bhp BUT because it's barely modded my normal insurer will still cover it... Sooo, it turns out the question wasn't gtr or gtt but rather leon cupra r or evo 9... In 5 months once I've got my 2 years driving and people will insure me on a skyline I'll probably be asking the question Evo or skyline, but for now it's Evo. Sorry for the essay but I didn't want people to think I was just some shit chatting dreamer who said he wanted a skyline and bought something completely different, wasting everyone's time in the process...

Thanks for all the replies and maybe I'll be back in 5 months. I honestly couldn't say

Thanks again
 
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