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    Default I found my new ride.

    After all the looking and thinking I knew what I wanted.
    Then I discovered this and got blown away. I figure in the next coupe years, see how things go , test drive it,etc etc etc.

    http://www.gtrnissan.com/?Site=nissanusa&Area=GT-R_Home

    I think Daddy's found a new toy!!!
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    That is one fantastic car; nice choice. :D

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    get on you tube do a search and watch the bastard go..... It smokes anything you put against it even a crotch rocket. I was watching a British program about fast expencive cars and that was the one of them and it has an onboard program that when you push the button and hold the gas to the floor it will do all the work and adjust the shift and power curves so it will always perform the same time after time, just release the button while holding the gas to the floor will give any and all the ride of their life. Is said to be the fastest production car ever built.

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    Nice, but $70k+ nice, no way, it's a Nissan.
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    What....only 193 top speed....I think I'll pass. I wonder what kind of mileage it gets, didn't see anywhere where its posted?

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    my #1 choice as well...
    skyline had put the porsche in to shame
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    Sweet ride Mantis. Looks like a po' mans Astin-Martin.
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    FYI: Latest Car&Driver issue had a shootout between the GT-R, the M3, and the 911 Turbo. Guess what, the M3 won. Not because it was the fastest around a track, but because it was the best all around driving car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-P View Post
    Nice, but $70k+ nice, no way, it's a Nissan.
    Why not a Nissan? One of the most realible cars ever. There service history is Impressive like most Japanese. If you can get that kind of style, performance out of a 70k Nissan , why not? Porsche is 2x the money and spends time in the shop. So does the Corvette at 70k. Chevy is one of the worse cars on the road. Olds went out of bussiness in 2001 for being the worse car on the road.

    If you compare it to other cars, it's value goes way up. Like I said though, driving it will be the real judgement, not spec's and pictures. I have owned 3 Nissans and not one gave me any trouble, I'm ready to buy one last family ride before I get into the GTR.

    It's been awhile since I actually got excited for a car. My BMW was the last and it's not like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obieone View Post
    Sweet ride Mantis. Looks like a po' mans Astin-Martin.

    Middle class man Middle class. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave shepard View Post
    get on you tube do a search and watch the bastard go..... It smokes anything you put against it even a crotch rocket. I was watching a British program about fast expencive cars and that was the one of them and it has an onboard program that when you push the button and hold the gas to the floor it will do all the work and adjust the shift and power curves so it will always perform the same time after time, just release the button while holding the gas to the floor will give any and all the ride of their life. Is said to be the fastest production car ever built.

    I watched all the video's I could find on it. I saw that one as well. it's juicy. Kinda makes you wanna sell you entire system and get it now.LOL
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    It's definitely a sexy car. I've been looking forward to its release. I've been driving it a lot on GT5: Prologue too.

    One question... did you consider the Corvette Z06? If so, what changed your mind to the Nissan? If not, why the hell not? For me, even though I'm not a domestic fan in general, it's a lot more car for $70k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dane_peterson View Post
    It's definitely a sexy car. I've been looking forward to its release. I've been driving it a lot on GT5: Prologue too.

    One question... did you consider the Corvette Z06? If so, what changed your mind to the Nissan? If not, why the hell not? For me, even though I'm not a domestic fan in general, it's a lot more car for $70k.
    As much as I like the vette, I don't want the baggage of a GM car. Corvette is the best GM offers(along with Caddy) and they have 2 many problems. With Nissan you get a solid long time performer car that will last as long as you want to own it. I like that alot. It's alot of car for the money.

    I also like the BMW m5 but it's out of my price range. I also like the BMW550i which would be great as it has 4 doors and is a performance car to boot. It's price is around the GT4 and does alot more but isn't as fast or a pure sports car.

    Again I'm just looking around with no Intent to buy right now. My next car will most likely be the Nissan Murano. The GT4 is just breath taking and it took mine. My wife even likes it which is a easy sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-P View Post
    Nice, but $70k+ nice, no way, it's a Nissan.
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    How about you send me 30-35k I purchase it cash, and you just pay to import it. Simple as that............you spend the rest of the cash on completely a new theater/audio room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    +1
    How about you send me 30-35k I purchase it cash, and you just pay to import it. Simple as that............you spend the rest of the cash on completely a new theater/audio room.
    I like the way this man thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    +1
    How about you send me 30-35k I purchase it cash, and you just pay to import it. Simple as that............you spend the rest of the cash on completely a new theater/audio room.
    What rest? There won't be any left once you go through the import hassle and expenses, quite the opposite.

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    Mantis,

    If you think the GT-R will be reliable like a Maxima, your sadly mistaken. There is no way you can turbo charge a motor to that extreme and maintain 200,000 mile reliability. Also, since it is a brand new model that is largely made with new parts, you don't get the benefit of a tried and true parts bin. I expect major reliability problems, especially in the early production runs.

    BTW, I'm generally not a big GM fan, but I know this:
    Olds wasn't dropped because it was one of the worst cars. In fact, at the time GM decided to drop Olds, that brand had some of the best cars made by GM. GM eliminated Olds to save money and they thought that Olds had the weakest brand loyalty. At the time Olds went bye bye, they had the Intrigue, Aurora, and Alero. At the time, those were about the only GM models (aside from the Vette) that were receiving any praise from the critics and/or magazines.

    That said, go for the GT-R. Its an awesome car. I expect there will be a long wait and/or price gouging by the dealers for the first year or two of production.

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    The rearend looks to much like a Cobalt for me..................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    What rest? There won't be any left once you go through the import hassle and expenses, quite the opposite.
    Sure there will be, it was only 2k to import my Escalade from the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Sure there will be, it was only 2k to import my Escalade from the US.
    That's totally different. Try to import a JDM vehicle into USA and it will cost you. EPA will most likely be hardest, not sure if DOT will consider US spec to be considerably similar to waive crash testing but I wouldn't count on it.

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    Im sure it wouldnt cost over 5k to get it back. I would bank on that, to be honest its all in who you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Im sure it wouldnt cost over 5k to get it back. I would bank on that, to be honest its all in who you know.
    Illegally maybe, but not legally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    Why not a Nissan?
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    That's why. Just like the Corevette, the GT-R is a poor-mans rich car. I don't care what's under the hood, if you're spending that kind of cash, and I mean cash, no financing with a cost like that you best pick something that's got a first class logo on the hood, and Nissan doesn't have it.

    Also, I thought I read that not all Nissan dealers can work on this car, only certain shops designed specifically for it. I could be wrong here but I'm almost certain I read that...somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post
    Mantis,

    If you think the GT-R will be reliable like a Maxima, your sadly mistaken. There is no way you can turbo charge a motor to that extreme and maintain 200,000 mile reliability. Also, since it is a brand new model that is largely made with new parts, you don't get the benefit of a tried and true parts bin. I expect major reliability problems, especially in the early production runs.

    BTW, I'm generally not a big GM fan, but I know this:
    Olds wasn't dropped because it was one of the worst cars. In fact, at the time GM decided to drop Olds, that brand had some of the best cars made by GM. GM eliminated Olds to save money and they thought that Olds had the weakest brand loyalty. At the time Olds went bye bye, they had the Intrigue, Aurora, and Alero. At the time, those were about the only GM models (aside from the Vette) that were receiving any praise from the critics and/or magazines.

    That said, go for the GT-R. Its an awesome car. I expect there will be a long wait and/or price gouging by the dealers for the first year or two of production.
    I'm not sure on that man. I had a 1987 Buick Grand National with a 3.8 Turbo which I modified with a larger T49 turbo, Bigger Intercooler(Dutweller)40lb Injectors, Muscle fuel pump , 3 inch down pipe, Adjustable Boost dial, Art car transmission, Art car U joints, Drive shaft Loop , S10 Brake Cylinders ,K&N air filter with a modified intake Polished and ported matching , Exhaust porting . This car went 11.66 in the 1/4 mile and had 168k on the engine before I lost a bottom bearing. It was a monster and built by GM. The car sucked as everything else broke on it including mad electricial problems as it would shut down for no reason like someone disconnected the battery and alt. But I was making over 400 HP on a factory Turbo charged engine and I raced it all the time. 2 nights a week at the track and countless street races.

    With that in mind, I don't support your theory. With Nissan building this car, I have the same opnion as the Maxima. I will not be at the local track with it abusing it like the Buick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post
    FYI: Latest Car&Driver issue had a shootout between the GT-R, the M3, and the 911 Turbo. Guess what, the M3 won. Not because it was the fastest around a track, but because it was the best all around driving car.
    And was the biggest advertiser/sponser of the test.

    road and track shootouts are the same, is the same, drive the car... if you like it buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post
    Mantis,

    If you think the GT-R will be reliable like a Maxima, your sadly mistaken. There is no way you can turbo charge a motor to that extreme and maintain 200,000 mile reliability. Also, since it is a brand new model that is largely made with new parts, you don't get the benefit of a tried and true parts bin. I expect major reliability problems, especially in the early production runs.

    That said, go for the GT-R. Its an awesome car. I expect there will be a long wait and/or price gouging by the dealers for the first year or two of production.

    MY turbo/diesel is rated for 350,000 miles before it's first service and that is for adjusting the valve lash. The motor is rated for 325hp/615lbs/torque.

    With my aftermarket goodies I am just above 408/HP 830lbs.torque, and I get 24mpg on the highway. I see 30-40lbs of boost every day

    So with that, I don't support your theory of high boost = low reliability.
    They have had turbochargers on semi's as well as gas engines for close to 50yrs and millions of miles of R&D.

    I do agree with your comment on the price gouging, for example look at gt 500/Shelby mustangs, the rerelease of the challenger and Camero, or evne when the first run of the viper.

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    Any of those cars is splitting hairs. Most people could never drive any of them close to their potential on a race track and on public roads its like, whats the point.

    So really you are just buying image, do you want to be a porsche guy, bmw guy or nissan guy. Me being mr practical I would just buy a Lexus and call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfranks View Post
    MY turbo/diesel is rated for 350,000 miles before it's first service and that is for adjusting the valve lash. The motor is rated for 325hp/615lbs/torque.

    With my aftermarket goodies I am just above 408/HP 830lbs.torque, and I get 24mpg on the highway. I see 30-40lbs of boost every day

    So with that, I don't support your theory of high boost = low reliability.
    They have had turbochargers on semi's as well as gas engines for close to 50yrs and millions of miles of R&D.

    I do agree with your comment on the price gouging, for example look at gt 500/Shelby mustangs, the rerelease of the challenger and Camero, or evne when the first run of the viper.
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    Mantis its just like your sound system
    All that matters is what makes YOU happy
    what puts the smile on your face while sitting behind the wheel
    and most importantly Enjoy the ride...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-P View Post
    Uber first class rides
    -Ferrari
    -Lamborghini
    -Austin Martin

    First class rides
    - Porsche
    - Mercedes
    - Volvo
    - BMW

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    - Nissan
    - Mits
    - Chevy (Corvette)

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    you know the GTR and Vette Z06 will punk any Aston Martin on the road right?

    Lambo's can hold there own, for 4X THE COST

    I'll Give Ferrari the nod because, well, they are Ferrari's.

    If I drove a Vette, I'd get alot more looks than when i was driving my Volvo.

    my point? Badge don't mean crap if you know what your buying.

    might want to google ZR1 before you bag on a vette :)
    it will bag, or keep up with, pretty much anything on your list, for a 1/2 the cost.

    that GTR bitch slapped a Porsche (and a Vette ZO6 for that matter) by close to 5 seconds on one lap of a 2+ ile road track.......THATS IMPRESSIVE. they can put a badge that says "C*cksucker" on it and I'm impressed

    that impresses me more than a badge

    (this from a Mustang GT driver :) )
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